Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, Commander of the Army and Colonel of the Regiment, Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) as the day's Chief Guest was invited to inaugurate two new accommodation facilities at the SLNG Regimental HQ Battalion premises at Heraliyawala, Kurunegala this morning (6 April 2023). Brigadier H.A Keerthinatha RSP KSP psc, SLNG Centre Commandant warmly welcomed the Commander of the Army on his arrival at the camp premises after a ceremonial Guard Turnout saluted him at the entrance in accordance with military formalities.
HE the President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during a tour to the sacred city of Anuradhapura on Saturday (1) took time off to talk to Wanni region-based Officers and Other Ranks of the tri services and Police personnel after inviting all of them to the Anuradhapura Air Force Base. Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, State Minister of Defence, Mr Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President on National Security, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), Secretary to the Ministry of Defense, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff...
As the second segment of the itinerary, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage during his visit to the East took time off to see the Army Farm at Galkanda and inspected the egg production process, being carried out under the supervision of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Army Corps of Agriculture and Livestock (SLACAL). The project expects to provide the entire egg requirement of the Army on a staggered basis as the production process spreads its wings to other Army-managed farms too in the future.
Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, State Minister of Defence, Mr Sagala Ratnayaka, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President on National Security jointly made a visit to the Mihindu Seth Medura (MSM) in Attidiya, the wellness resort for permanently-wounded War Heroes on Friday (24) afternoon and inquired into their well-being. The visiting State Minister of Defence and the Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President on National Security were saluted in a formal military Guard Turnout at the entrance to the Mihindu Seth Medura' before they were received warmly by...
A high-level UN Assessment and Advisory Visit (AAV) team currently in Sri Lanka, expected to ensure the quality and standards of all technical Combat Convoy Equipment (CCE) and evaluate the Operational Readiness Preparations of the additional 'Combat Convoy Company B-1’ (CCC) contingent, designed for deployment shortly in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage on Tuesday (21) at the Army HQ in Sri Jayawardenepura.
The Commando Regiment (CR) of the Army during a glittering ceremony welcomed their new 265 ‘Maroon Berets’ and 85 ‘Long Range Patrol’ (LRP) men of the latest well-trained batches during a ceremonial Passing-out Parade (PoP) at Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS) on Wednesday (March 15). Graced by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Colonel of the Regiment, Commando Regiment, Major General P.G.P.S Rathnayaka RWP RSP ndc, the dignified ceremony saw 4 Officers and 261 soldiers of the 51 A, B, C, and D batches...
The awarding ceremony of the Army Inter Regiment Drill and Pace Stick Competition - 2022 took place this afternoon (14 Tuesday) at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Parade Square, headed by Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The colourful drill and band squads of different regiments rending the air with soothing melodies added grandeur and pride to the occasion as the large crowd of spectators and distinguished guests remained glued to the sequence of the ceremony’s proceedings. The competitions were held during November 15-21 in 2022 at respective regimental levels before today’s finals.
Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army in recognition and appreciation of a special set of Instructors awarded appreciative certificates (‘Yudahamudapathi Pranama Sahathika') to 16 personnel after inviting them to the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (March 08). A group of 15 Senior Non Commissioned Officers of Army, Navy and a Non Commissioned Officer of the Air Force who have done a splendid job as Drill Instructors (DIs), who trained the Presidential and Corps Colours Awarding Ceremony of the National Cadet Corps that got underway a few days ago were the recipients of those appreciative certificates.
The 14th contingent of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Company (SLFPC) in the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) before their departure to take over peackeeping roles on Wednesday (28) presented a ceremonial salute to Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regimental Headquarters parade ground at Panagoda. After a warm welcome to the day’s Chief Guest, Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage by Major General W.A.S.S Wanasinghe RSP VSV USP ndu, Colonel Commandant of the SLA and Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), he was invited to receive the Guard Turnout at the entrance, presented by SLA troops as a formality upon his arrival.
The Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi NI (M), S BT, currently in Sri Lanka on a four-day long goodwill visit called on Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army on Monday (27) at the Army Headquarters. The visiting Chief of the Naval Staff of the Pakistan Navy, on arrival at the Army HQ premises was received by Colonel D.K.R Perera, Commander, Army Headquarters Brigade.