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  • Logisticians, including Foreign Ones in School for Scholar Warriors at Trincomalee Receive Graduation

    27th November 2021 21:56:18 Hours

    Logisticians, including Foreign Ones in School for Scholar Warriors at Trincomalee Receive Graduation

    Infused with all aspects of logistics, one more group of 26 middle-grade officers, including two foreign military officers from Nepal and Bangladesh, two officers from Sri Lanka Navy, and an Officer from Sri Lanka Air Force who followed the one-year-long Logistics Staff Course - No 7 (LSC) at Trincomalee-based Army School of Logistics (ASL) passed out during a....

  • Curtains Fall on 57th Army Inter Regiment Athletic Championship 2020-2021

    26th November 2021 22:42:45 Hours

    Curtains Fall on 57th Army Inter Regiment Athletic Championship 2020-2021

    Curtains came down of the ‘57th Army Inter Regiment Athletic Championship 2020-2021’, the most-awaited inspiring event in the Army sports calendar which generates enormous enthusiasm among Army sports lovers this evening (26) at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, rekindling hopes for many more national and international wins in future.

  • Impressed Russian De-mining Engineers Offer More Training Modules for Sri Lankan Troops

    25th November 2021 13:57:21 Hours

    Impressed Russian De-mining Engineers Offer More Training Modules for Sri Lankan Troops

    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).

  • One More Batch of Best-Trained World-Class SF Soldiers, Ready to Take on Modern-day Threats Passed out

    21st November 2021 15:43:24 Hours

    One More Batch of Best-Trained World-Class SF Soldiers, Ready to Take on Modern-day Threats Passed out

    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.

  • ‘Gilanpasa’ & ‘Aashirvada Pooja’ Invokes Blessings on Presidency at Ruwanweli Maha Seya

    20th November 2021 06:32:57 Hours

    ‘Gilanpasa’ & ‘Aashirvada Pooja’ Invokes Blessings on Presidency at Ruwanweli Maha Seya

    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.

  • First ‘Saangika Daana’ at ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Coincides with 2nd Year of Presidency

    19th November 2021 19:19:28 Hours

    First ‘Saangika Daana’ at ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Coincides with 2nd Year of Presidency

    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.

  • Gigantic ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Offered to Maha Sangha Immortalizing Memories of ‘Ranaviru’ Sacrifices

    19th November 2021 01:00:02 Hours

    Gigantic ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ Offered to Maha Sangha Immortalizing Memories of ‘Ranaviru’ Sacrifices

    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...

  • HE the President Observes Preparatory Opening Arrangements at ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’

    17th November 2021 15:23:49 Hours

    HE the President Observes Preparatory Opening Arrangements at ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’

    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...

  • Sri Lanka’s Landmark NDC for ‘Wisdom - Prosperity - Resilience’ Gifted to the Nation

    11th November 2021 17:44:36 Hours

    Sri Lanka’s Landmark NDC for ‘Wisdom - Prosperity - Resilience’ Gifted to the Nation

    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...

  • ‘Poppy’ Flower Pinned on the Army Chief on Remembrance Day

    10th November 2021 21:45:09 Hours

    ‘Poppy’ Flower Pinned on the Army Chief on Remembrance Day

    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....