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  • Commander Evaluates Progress in Reviving Kuragala Monastery

    04th March 2022 08:30:01 Hours

    Commander Evaluates Progress in Reviving Kuragala Monastery

    The archaeologically-rich 2nd Century BC Balangoda Pooragala Raja Maha Vihara alias Kuragala Cave monastery, which remained dilapidated and encroached by various interested elements for a long time, is now fast reaching its ancient glory with a total facelift and a complete renovation as a Buddhist place of reconciliation and harmony, and is geared to hold this year's National Vesak Festival in the premises as per directions of HE the President and Hon Prime Minister who is also the Minister of Buddha Sasana.

  • ‘Seth Pirith’ Chanting Recalls Ancient Religious Bonds & Invokes Blessings on 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka - China Diplomatic Relations

    26th February 2022 22:05:33 Hours

    ‘Seth Pirith’ Chanting Recalls Ancient Religious Bonds & Invokes Blessings on 65th Anniversary of Sri Lanka - China Diplomatic Relations

    The Ambassador of China in Sri Lanka, H.E. Qi Zhenhong, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Embassy officials and representatives of Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association and a gathering of invitees this morning (26) joined a Buddhist religious programme to chant ‘Seth Pirith’ concurrently at the historic Abhayagiriya Temple....

  • Fruitful 9th AAST in Pune Want Proposal for Partnership with Gurkha Regiment & Gajaba Regiment Implemented

    22nd February 2022 08:24:58 Hours

    Fruitful 9th AAST in Pune Want Proposal for Partnership with Gurkha Regiment & Gajaba Regiment Implemented

    The overarching, fruitful and bilaterally central discussions and the successful outcome of cordial interactions that occurred between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army during the three-day (10-12 February) long formal 9th Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST) sessions at the Indian Army’s oldest and outstanding Southern Command Headquarters in Pune were formally conveyed to....

  • 157 More 'Maroon Berets' Join Commando Regiment Showing Unparalleled Skills

    19th February 2022 19:06:52 Hours

    157 More 'Maroon Berets' Join Commando Regiment Showing Unparalleled Skills

    The latest batch of well-trained 157 Commandos of the Army, specialized in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling and exceptionally distinctive in taking unconventional high-value targets as one more elite special operations unit of the Sri Lanka Army was adorned with their prestigious insignia and 'maroon berets' at Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS) premises on Saturday (19) during their ceremonial passing-out parade (PoP), graced by General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest.

  • Exclusively- Designed Army "Viru Abhiman" Housing Loan Scheme Launched to Provide Own 'Dream Home'

    15th February 2022 15:30:13 Hours

    Exclusively- Designed Army

    Taking one more leap forward that corresponds with the ‘Sri Lanka Army Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025’ (SLAWFS), conceptualized and being implemented as per guidelines of the Army Chief, the Sri Lanka Army this morning (15) in partnership with the state-owned People's Bank launched its “Viru Abhiman” special concessionary Housing Loan Scheme in order to ensure each soldier in the Army own a decent house before reaching the age of retirement.

  • Army Chief Surprises 'Abhimansala-1' War Heroes as He Sits down to Play Carrom with Them

    11th February 2022 10:00:45 Hours

    Army Chief Surprises 'Abhimansala-1' War Heroes as He Sits down to Play Carrom with Them

    The 'Home' away from 'Sweet Home', the state-of-the art exclusive care centre of exceptional nature, the 'Abhimansala-1", more popularly called the 'wellness centre' of 'Brave Hearts' at Anuradhapura where more than some 50 plus dependent War Heroes are receiving life-time rehabilitation and recuperation, extended a warm welcome to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Thursday (10) when he along with his spouse....

  • Dignified 74th National Independence Day Celebrations Marked with Grandeur

    04th February 2022 15:30:52 Hours

    Dignified 74th National Independence Day Celebrations Marked with Grandeur

    Friday morning's elegant spectacle, the 74th National Independence Day ceremony of the motherland under the theme, ‘' Abhiyoga Jayagath Asirimath Heta Dinak Sawubhagyamath Mawubimak” (An affluent tomorrow and prosperous motherland with challenges overcome) at Independence Square, headed by HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, along with Hon Prime Minister and a host of distinguished religious, diplomatic, Ministerial, defence, state and civil dignitaries and invitees mirrored the determined commitment of all Sri Lankans...

  • "Make a Change to Win over Challenges before Us"-HE the President

    04th February 2022 12:53:32 Hours

    " If we are to win over the challenges before us and accomplish our future goals successfully, then all of us have to make a change. We all have to make some sacrifices towards it. As the President of the country, I am ready to set the necessary example for it. I am already doing this to the best of my ability. I ask all Ministers, Parliamentarians and other politicians to act in an exemplary manner for the country at all times. If you set this example to the people, then the majority of the people will follow you.

  • High-ranking Security Chiefs Review National Independence Day Rehearsals

    01st February 2022 21:09:58 Hours

    High-ranking Security Chiefs Review National Independence Day Rehearsals

    All high-level officers in the security establishment, including the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, Major General Ranjan Lamahewage (Retd), Director General, Civil Security Department and Major General P.W.B Jayasundara (Retd), Director of National Cadet Corps, this morning (1) arrived at the Independence Square, Colombo...

  • First Group of Women Soldiers, Bound for Lebanon's UNFIL Presents Salute to Army Chief at SLLI Regimental HQ

    30th January 2022 17:13:16 Hours

    First Group of Women Soldiers, Bound for Lebanon's UNFIL Presents Salute to Army Chief at SLLI Regimental HQ

    The Passing out Parade of the 13th Force Protection Company (FPC), bound for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), together with women soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps (SLAWC) presented the customary salute to the head of the organization, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Sunday (30) during a formal arrangement, held at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regimental Headquarters (RHQ -SLLI) at Panagoda.