25th November 2021 13:57:21 Hours
Head of the Russian Army Engineers’ delegation, Lieutenant General Yuri Mikhailovich Stavitsky, Chief of Engineering Troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation currently in Sri Lanka with the objective of observing the ongoing Sri Lanka Army’s Humanitarian De-mining roles and sharing advanced technical know-how with Sri Lankan troops for acceleration of de-mining work made a courtesy visit to General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this morning (25).
21st November 2021 15:43:24 Hours
The Sri Lanka Army's Special Forces (SF), arguably the best-trained top Special Operations Force and the most formidable unit a country can boast, being well-geared to perform unconventional or unorthodox covert missions concerning national security interests on Sunday (21) inducted one more elite batch of 7 highly-trained Officers and 235 Other Ranks upon completion of their intensive nine-month long Training Course No-51 during a thrilling ceremony at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS) at Maduruoya.
20th November 2021 06:32:57 Hours
A special ‘Gilanpasa’ cum ‘Aashirvada Pooja’ at the sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura this evening (19) to mark the completion of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s second year of Presidency and for the prosperity of the Nation was graced by Maha Nayake Theros (supreme hierarchy) of Three Chapters and a representative group of Buddhist monks.
19th November 2021 19:19:28 Hours
A mammoth alms-giving to members of the Maha Sangha (Shathadika Sangagatha Dakshinawa) that coincides with the ceremonial unveiling of the ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Stupa and the completion of two years of Presidency got underway this noon (19) at new ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Vihara compound.
19th November 2021 01:00:02 Hours
The undying memories and invaluable sacrifices of Army, Navy, Air Force and Civil Security Department War Heroes were once again immortalized and made sacred this afternoon (18) at Anuradhapura when the second largest hemispherical Stupa in the country, ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’, the monumental tribute to fallen War Heroes was consecrated and offered to the custodianship of the ‘Sasana’ and the Maha Sangha in a dignified ceremony, graced by the hierarchy of the Maha Sangha, HE the President, Hon Prime Minister, Ministers...
17th November 2021 15:23:49 Hours
Just hours before the ceremonial consecration of the monumental tribute to the War Heroes, the ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ at Anuradhapura, the second biggest pagoda in the country to the ‘Sasana’ and the Maha Sangha, the brainchild behind its realization, HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, together with prime movers of the project, Secretary Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Rtd), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne...
11th November 2021 17:44:36 Hours
Opening up whole new vistas for the country’s defence establishment and elevating strategic decision-making on national security matters and statecraft to the dizzy heights, HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (11) unveiled a plaque and declared open the state-of-the-art intellectual think-tank, the new National Defence College (NDC) in Colombo 03, accredited to General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University...
10th November 2021 21:45:09 Hours
On the very day the international community marks the World Poppy Day (November 11) that recollects memories of world-wide fallen War Heroes, inclusive of those perished in World Wars, the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association, the prime mover behind commemorative arrangements in Sri Lanka this afternoon....
08th November 2021 16:31:44 Hours
The Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD) institute under the State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management making great strides in the search for new innovations for development of both military and civilian technologies on Monday (8) handed over successfully completed 15 of their projects to the Ministry of Defence, tri-services and the Wildlife Conservation Department during a brief ceremony at the CDRD HQ at Panagoda.
07th November 2021 20:00:12 Hours
The first-ever 'Katina Cheevara' offering ceremony (Puja) in contemporary history at the historic Kuragala Raja Maha Vihara alias the Cave Temple at Kaltota, Balangoda got underway this morning (7) in conformity with ancient Buddhist traditions, headed by more than 200 buddhist monks and a gathering of devotees, including General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Mrs Sujeewa Nelson, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit.