24th May 2022 09:56:25 Hours
One more contingent of 100 well-trained, meticulously-prepared and professionally-trained Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), designed to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) left for Mali this evening (23) as the first group of the contingent of 243 troops, set to leave in stages.
23rd May 2022 11:00:56 Hours
The formal culmination of the week-long State Vesak Festival at Army-revived, built and completely renovated ancient Kuragala cave temple complex, known as Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya took place during this weekend (21-22 May) in the presence of a gathering of Buddhist monks and General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...
19th May 2022 10:01:25 Hours
UNDYING memories and gallantry of heroic War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice while defending the motherland were revered, admired and honoured once again this morning (19) in a simple state ceremony at Sri Jayawardenepura War Heroes’ Monument (Ranaviru Smarakaya) during a solemn ceremony, dignified by the presence of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
18th May 2022 18:04:05 Hours
Symbolizing the importance and the prominence, being attached to the heroic War Heroes who remain incapacitated due to serious injuries sustained in the defence of the motherland, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with his spouse on the ‘Victory Day’ (May 18) aka National War Heroes Day called at the ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’....
15th May 2022 13:37:22 Hours
The oldest cave temple complex in the Sabaragamuwa Province, Kuragala, the ancient Buddhist monastery, known as Kuragala Rajamaha Viharaya, which has a proud history of over 2300 years, turned a new lease of life on this Thrice Blessed Day...
04th May 2022 15:26:57 Hours
A neatly-organized military ceremony at the Gemunu Watch (GW) Regimental Headquarters at Kuruwita, Ratnapura this morning (4) laid a red carpet welcome to the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva when he arrived there as the Chief Guest to receive the formal salute of the 4th contingent of 243 Army personnel, set to leave to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
30th April 2022 10:15:43 Hours
A gathering of Officers and Other Ranks of Islamic faith at the Army Headquarters Friday (29) evening sat together with their head of the organization, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in order to perform the ‘Iftar’ ritual, the breaking of fast at sunset. Organized by the Army Muslims' Association, the performance of the ritual ‘Iftar’ symbolized the degree of reconciliation and the goodwill as well as....
25th April 2022 15:15:55 Hours
Not forgetful of the century-long cherished memories, invaluable dedication and selfless sacrifices of gallant War Heroes of the Allied Forces, led by Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), composed of members of the Ceylon Planters’ Rifle Corps, the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the ANZAC Day took place early this morning (25) at the ‘Australia House’ during a ‘Dawn Service,’ held with the participation of High Commissioners, Ambassadors, diplomats, distinguished invitees and Defence Attaches of Sri Lanka-based embassies.
18th April 2022 16:43:08 Hours
The Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura this morning (18) greeted the first working day of the New Year as usual on a low-profile while organizing the customary tea table and other formalities with the participation of General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest of the occasion.
13th April 2022 19:47:19 Hours
Not at all forgetful of gallantry, bravery and supreme sacrifices they made in the battlefield and how they battled against the enemy at the risk of their own lives, legs and limbs with the sole objective of safeguarding democracy and the freedom we enjoy today, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, hours before the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year on April 13 afternoon visited the ‘Abhimansala' (wellness resort) where a group of severely wounded and permanently incurable dependent War Heroes...