The Chief of the Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral R Hari Kumar PVSM AVSM VSM ADC, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill visit called on Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army on Tuesday (13) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.
A group of 31 middle-grade officers, including Army (26) Navy (02), Air Force (01), Bangladesh (01), Nepal (01) who followed the one-year long Logistics Staff Course - No 8 (LSC) at Trincomalee-based Army School of Logistics (ASL) on Friday (09) during a simple ceremony at Colombo Defence Services College auditorium received their graduation.
The graduation ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No-16 took place Thursday (08) afternoon at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, graced by His Excellency the President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest. The DSCSC at Sapugaskanda is the highest seat of military learning for middle-grade officers of the Tri Forces and was established with the aim of developing the professional knowledge and understanding of...
Turning a new leaf in the manufacture of essential Army ordnance and thereby saving a large share of foreign exchange, the Army Ordnance Industries (AOI), intended to be self-sufficient in military supplies and materials, was relocated and subsequently inaugurated this morning (8) at Veyangoda Central Arms and Ammunition Deport premises to be in line with the Sri Lanka Army 'Way Forward Strategy 2020 - 2025'.
The ‘Attaché Case’, the Presidential dispatch bag, crafted jointly by the Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) and the Directorate of Information Technology on the instructions of the Commander of the Army in response to a special direction by His Excellency the President Ranil Wickremasinghe was handed over to the President this morning (2) by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the Presidential Secretariat.
The Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, the internationally-reputed academic seat of learning in Sri Lanka that trains tri service officers in command and staff techniques and develops the intellectual attributes to cope with their future appointments and challenges welcomed Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army on Thursday (01) when he arrived there to deliver the customary ‘Commander’s Lecture’ to both local and foreign DSCSC undergraduates following the Course No-16.
A total of 06 Officers and 366 Other Ranks of the 50 A, B, C, D, E and F batches of the Commando Regiment (CR) who underwent rigorous training that spanned 18 months at Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS) finally showcased their exceptional operational techniques during their Passing out Parade (PoP) on Saturday (26).
The introductory launch of the ‘Nawaloka Virusuwa Sarana’ privilege card that offers a wide variety of sophisticated and most modern health benefits to Army personnel and their family members took place this morning (23) at the Nawaloka Hospital premises, attended by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest, Mrs Janaki Liyanage, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) and Dr Jayantha Dharmadasa, Chairman, Nawaloka Group of Companies Private Limited.
An extension to the Army Chief's conceptual notion for distribution of dry ration packs for both soldiers and civil personnel got to a start at Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya this morning (12), headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army. Organized jointly by the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) and the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU), the project distributed 250 dry ration packs, consisted of rice, dhal, potatoes, onions, chili powder, flour, etc among selected families living in Homagama area at first...
A representative group of Officer Cadets of the Intake 91, 91 (B), SC 19, 61 (Volunteer), and Lady Intake 19, 18 (Volunteer), including three foreign Cadet Officers (Maldives and Zambia) under training at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage on Thursday (10) at the Army Headquarters.