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News Archive

  • HE to Bestow 'Abimansala 3' on War Heroes During Next 'Deyata Kirula'

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army accompanied by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) paid a visit to the ‘Abimansala 3’ (Wellness Resort) Pangolla in Ibbagamuwa in North Western Province (NWP) this morning (02).  ‘Abimansala’ is funded under Brave Hearts project, the brainchild of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, and amply backed by the SVAB.

  • Army Wrestlers Shine Claiming Five Gold & 8 Other Medals

    Sri Lanka Army Wrestlers, competing in the National Wrestling Tournament of the 40th National Games at Nuwara Eliya Public Grounds, held in the past weekend (June 14 - 15), carried away 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Competitions under 11 weight categories got off with the participation of about 50 Army wrestlers representing various districts. 15 Army wrestlers picked on district basis vied in the tournament.
  • Army's Demining Work Receives Boost: UNICEF Gifts Equipment to Ministry

    Sri Lanka Army’s ongoing demining work and mine risk education programmes received a heartening stimulus on Wednesday (3) when the UNICEF gifted vehicles, equipment and supplies, worth over Rs 30 million to the Ministry of Economic Development for acceleration of demining work and promotion of mine risk education. The UNICEF donation, including four Toyota land cruisers, six motorbikes and a range of multi-media equipment, including lap top computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, TVs and DVD players.....

  • SFHQ-C Troops Organize Poson Arrangements

    Several formations under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) organized many religious activities on account of Poson Poya Day which fell on 02 June. The 3(V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 112 Brigade organized a Sil campaign on 02 June at the Buddhist Centre, Nuwara Eliya on the directions of the......
  • Kilinochchi Headquarters Anniversary Marked

    Giving pride of place to religious observances and collective events, the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (12) marked its 4th year of existence.  Buddhist, Islamic, Catholic and Hindu religious rites and rituals, conducted at the Headquarters premises earlier on the day invoked blessings on the Army and the SFHQ-KLN. An overnight Pirith chanting, the previous evening got underway....
  • Let Not Us Forget Development of Maritime Economic Cooperation - Dr S. Chandran

    Adding a civilian but a scholarly perspective to the ‘Defence Seminar’ sessions of the day (19), Dr. D. Suba Chandran, Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India commenting on the ‘Indian Perspective of Sri Lanka’s Pursuit of Prosperity’ spoke in length how civilian ‘expectations’ be transformed to be realities.
  • Tiger Infiltrators Killed; Dead Bodies & Weapons Recovered

    EAST: ARMY troops now tracing the hideouts of Tiger terrorists who have infiltrated into jungle areas in the East attacked and killed eleven Tigers hiding in KALAVANCHIKUDI, BATTICALOA on Wednesday (27) morning. Subsequent to the attack by Army Commandos, the search and clear operations conducted in the area to recover eleven dead bodies of LTTE terrorists, five T-56 weapons, twenty claymore mines weighing about 15 kg each, two hand grenades, three anti personnel mines and a stock of medical items. 

  • Commander Invited to Meet His Former Course Mates at Pakistan's School of Armour and Mechanized Warfare

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, now in Pakistan at the request of his Pakistan’s counterpart, was privileged to walk down memory lane on Wednesday (4) when he was invited to be the Chief Guest at a special get-together where he would meet his former course mates at Pakistan’s School of Armour and Mechanized Warfare (SA & MW) at Nowshera cantonment in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan.