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  • 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....

  • Commander Accepts New Innovations of CDRD from Secretary Defence

    08th November 2021 16:31:44 Hours

    Commander Accepts New Innovations of CDRD from Secretary Defence

    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.

  • Past Glory of the Kuragala Archaeological Reserve Restored & First 'Katina' Ceremony Held

    07th November 2021 20:00:12 Hours

    Past Glory of the Kuragala Archaeological Reserve Restored & First 'Katina' Ceremony Held

    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.

  • Symbol of Reconciliation Re-awakened as Historic Kuragala Raja Maha Vihara Begins its First 'Katina' Ceremony in Contemporary Times

    07th November 2021 10:26:10 Hours

    Symbol of Reconciliation Re-awakened as Historic Kuragala Raja Maha Vihara Begins its First 'Katina' Ceremony in Contemporary Times

    The archaeologically unique, Balangoda Pooragala Raja Maha Vihara, more popularly known as Kuragala Cave Temple, which remained dilapidated, neglected and encroached by various interested elements for a long time in Kaltota, Balangoda rekindled its past glory and historical legacy and was re-vested in the 'Sasana' (doctrine of Buddhism) during its first -ever 'Katina Cheevara' offering ceremony (Puja) in contemporary history during the weekend (6-7 November).

  • Kuragala Temple’s ‘Katina Cheevaraya’ Brought to Army Headquarters for Veneration

    05th November 2021 13:01:22 Hours

    Kuragala Temple’s ‘Katina Cheevaraya’ Brought to Army Headquarters for Veneration

    The re-awakened Kuragala Buddhist Temple which has been receiving Army manpower and technical expertise for its revitalization at the request of the incumbent is set to hold its first ‘Katina Cheevara Pooja’, (offer of new robes for rainy season) during 6-7 November at Kuragala Buddhist Temple premises.

  • Commander Arrives in Jaffna to Inaugurate National & Social Development Projects

    03rd November 2021 17:19:26 Hours

    Commander Arrives in Jaffna to Inaugurate National & Social Development Projects

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army at the invitation of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) arrived in Jaffna this morning (3) in order to inaugurate a string of mega projects of national and social importance.

  • Administering of Booster Dose against COVID-19 Begins from Colombo Army Hospital

    01st November 2021 12:51:44 Hours

    Administering of Booster Dose against COVID-19 Begins from Colombo Army Hospital

    The national vaccination drive, spearheaded by members of the armed forces as recommended by the Ministry of Health, commenced one more progressive phase on Monday (1) by providing the 3rd dose or the booster dose to frontline health workers including tri-service men, Policemen, health and tourism sector personnel and other selected front liners.

  • Moscow Kremlin Presents Grand Military Honours to Sri Lankan Army Chief

    26th October 2021 13:05:00 Hours

    Moscow Kremlin Presents Grand Military Honours to Sri Lankan Army Chief

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Ministry of Defence on Monday (25) morning formally extended a warm reception to his Sri Lankan counterpart, General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army who is now in Moscow on the invitation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Forces.

  • VIR Regimental Centre Receives Army Chief to a Red Carpet Welcome

    21st October 2021 17:31:27 Hours

    VIR Regimental Centre Receives Army Chief to a Red Carpet Welcome

    Founded in 1988, the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops asking themselves, “What cannot they bear, those who are adept and well versed in their arts, crafts and professions” as engraved in their motto added more strength to their Boyagane Regimental HQ this morning (21) by fortifying it with a state-of-the art Parade Ground of high standards, thanks to the efforts of the VIR’s Colonel of the Regiment, Officers and All Ranks.