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  • Russia's Army Chief Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President at Presidential Secretariat

    05th February 2020 20:45:49 Hours

    Russia's Army Chief Pays Courtesy Call on HE the President at Presidential Secretariat

    Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation currently in Sri Lanka on a goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army this afternoon (5) paid a courtesy call on HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the Presidential Secretariat.

  • 72nd National Independence Day Held with Pomp & Pageantry

    04th February 2020 08:50:18 Hours

    72nd National Independence Day Held with Pomp & Pageantry

    The 72nd National Independence Day ceremony that re-affirmed the commitment for strengthening of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, economic development, reconciliation and peaceful co-existence, took place at the historic Independence Square at Torrington, Colombo 7 this morning (4) with pomp and pageantry.

  • Russian Land Force Commander Bringing Ties to New Heights Calls on His Sri Lankan Counterpart at AHQ

    03rd February 2020 18:09:03 Hours

    Russian Land Force Commander Bringing Ties to New Heights Calls on His Sri Lankan Counterpart at AHQ

    Amidst fluttering Sri Lanka Army flags, military formalities, including a colourful Guard of Honour and a prestigious Guard Turnout presented a red carpet reception to the visiting Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation when he called at the Sri Jayewardenepura Army Headquarters on Monday (3) afternoon at the invitation of his Sri Lankan host, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Warm Reception at Airport Welcomes Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces

    03rd February 2020 10:09:23 Hours

    Warm Reception at Airport Welcomes Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces

    Bringing bilateral goodwill, cooperation and understanding to new heights, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces, General of the Army, Oleg Salyukov of the Russian Federation arrived here this morning (3) on a five-day long goodwill tour at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • “As Space is Becoming a Weapon Launching Pad, We Need to Rely on Our Own Cyber Security Readiness” Acting CDS & Army Chief Tells Ex-'Zero Day of Virtual Battle'

    30th January 2020 21:52:53 Hours

    “As Space is Becoming a Weapon Launching Pad, We Need to Rely on Our Own Cyber Security Readiness” Acting CDS & Army Chief Tells Ex-'Zero Day of Virtual Battle'

    “We must not rely on the likelihood of the enemy not coming, but on our own readiness to meet him. Thus, it is a timely requirement to identify emerging challenges and be equipped with essential capabilities to address those effectively and efficiently. In this context, Exercises of this nature would be immensely beneficial to enhance the awareness on cyber space.....

  • Finals in Swimming & Water Polo Get Underway at Panagoda Cantonment

    29th January 2020 22:38:52 Hours

    Finals in Swimming & Water Polo Get Underway at Panagoda Cantonment

    The Army’s one of the most looked forward events, Inter Regiment Swimming Championship and Water Polo Championship - 2019 had their finals and prize-awarding on Wednesday (29) evening at Panagoda Army Cantonment swimming complex in the presence of the day’s Chief Guest, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva.

  • Military Parades & Warm Reception at AHQ Extend Red Carpet Welcome to Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff

    27th January 2020 14:13:38 Hours

    Military Parades & Warm Reception at AHQ Extend Red Carpet Welcome to Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff

    The acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva this morning (27) extended a red carpet reception to the visiting Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, NI (M) when the latter arrived at the Sri Jayewardenepura Army Headquarters in order to pay a courtesy call on the former.

  • HE the President Inaugurates ‘AYATI’, Hope for Children with Disabilities

    25th January 2020 15:14:31 Hours

    HE the President Inaugurates ‘AYATI’, Hope for Children with Disabilities

    Army troops-built first-ever state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre, ‘AYATI’ for children with special needs at Ragama formally opened its doors to the public on Saturday (25) offering multi-disciplinary clinical operations covering all forms of disabilities.

  • Sri Lanka's Army & Navy Commanders among Key Delegates in Singapore’s 8th Fullerton Forum

    24th January 2020 14:04:39 Hours

    Sri Lanka's Army & Navy Commanders among Key Delegates in Singapore’s 8th Fullerton Forum

    Over 100 top-rung delegates, comprised of defence officials, high-ranking military officers, security think-tanks, research experts and non-governmental experts from more than 25 countries who met in Singapore at the 8th IISS Fullerton Forum, known as the ‘Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting’ during the past three days (20-22 January) sought ways to ensure security, safety, and stability in the region.

  • 23rd Anniversary of Elite Special Forces Recalls Memories of their Past Achievements & Glory

    17th January 2020 17:33:25 Hours

    23rd Anniversary of Elite Special Forces Recalls Memories of their Past Achievements & Glory

    The elite Special Forces (SF) of the Army, an exceptionally recognized regiment, honoured with award of the Presidential 'Ranaparashuwa' (Hatchet) and Regimental 'Ranaparashuwa' (Hatchet) identical to presidential Colours or Regimental Colours marked their 23rd anniversary this morning (17) at Naula SF Regimental HQ premises during an elaborate programme,