India engineless train rolls back for
Colombo Port City
project back on
to give priority to
practical issues of
Traditional New Year gathering at the Ministry
A traditional 'Aluth Avurudhu' (New Year) gathering was held under the patronage of the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises today (18th Wednesday, April 2018).
Navy assists distressed foreign sailing ship
Sri Lanka Navy's Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS
Sayurala assisted a foreign yacht named "Sandetie" which had distressed
in deep seas 72 nautical miles off Galle Light House last Saturday (14
A Record 683 Acres of Land Released to Jaffna People
line with the government's
policy of releasing civilians'
land, hitherto used by Jaffna
Security Forces, the Sri Lanka
Army without compromising
national security interests
released a record 683 acres of
land in Thelippalei Divisional
Secretariat area to 964 legal
owners during a ceremony...
New Year Message of the
[April 14 2018]
evolution of the human
civilization has taken place
from era to enriching the people
as cultured entities.
Traditional New Year celebration with a difference
Sri Lanka Army
troops in the East began
celebrating the traditional
Sinhala and Tamil New Year with
a difference this year.
Army established new Directorate for Overseas Operations
'The Army has proved its self and it need not carry any 'labels' and nothing is a daunting task as it has done a greater service to the motherland and also to the entire world'.
'Bakmaha Ulela' at the Panagoda Army Cantonment
the Sinhala and Tamil New Year,
a traditional 'Bakmaha Ulela'
(Traditional festival games and
merry making event) was held at
the Panagoda Army Cantonment on
Tuesday (10th April).
Japanese ship arrives to the island
Making a two-day goodwill visit, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ship (JMSDF) JS 'Akebono' arrived in the country on Monday (09th April).
President graces Special Forces Passing Out
[April 09 2018]
President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the Passing Out ceremony of
the Sri Lanka Army Special Forces held today (09th Monday, April). The
colouful ceremony was conducted at the Special Forces Training School in
Maduru Oya this morning.
Army troops take up another irrigation renovation project
Continuing their national endeavor in contributing to the agricultural development of the country, the Sri Lanka Army commenced work on two more irrigation tanks in the Pollonnaruwa District on 04th (April).
70th World Health Day under President's
[April 08 2018]
The 70th World Health Day of the World Health Organization (WHO) was celebrated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, today (07).
Secretary addresses 'VII Moscow
Conference on International
The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC was among the eminent panel of speakers at the 'VII Moscow Conference on International Security' (MCIS).
Navy and Army athletes take Sri Lanka to the medal table at Gold Coast
Lankan service personnel who
represented the country at the
XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 in
Gold Coast, Australia have won a
Silver and a Bronze medal in the
Royal Thai Navy ships in the island
Making a five-day training and goodwill visit, three
Royal Thai Naval Ships arrived in the country on Friday (06th April).
The ships, HTMS Bangpakong, Makutrajakumarn and Pattani were accorded a
traditional welcome upon their arrival at the Colombo Port by the Sri
More houses for Jaffna IDPs
Thirty (30) new houses constructed by the Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna were vested with the beneficiaries at a ceremony held at Thellippalai on Thursday (05th April).
'Avurudu Pola' at the Ministry
A special 'Avurudu
Pola' (Festival fair) organized
by the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU)
of the Ministry of Defence was
declared opened by the
Chairperson of the SVU, Mrs.
Shalini Waidyaratne, this
morning (05th April).
10th Defence Service Games begins
The 10th Defence Services Games- 2018 was officially
declared open at the Indoor Sports Stadium of the Panagoda Army
Cantonment on Tuesday (03rd
War Hero children presented with educational scholarships
group of children of War Hero
families was presented with
educational scholarships during
a ceremony held today (03rd
Air Force Combat Training School awarded President's Colour
The President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest at the Presidential Colours awarding ceremony of the Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School in Diyatalawa (SLAF CTS), today (02nd April, 2018).
Navy proves professional expertise in salvage of HMNS SS Sagaing
sank during WW II
The wreck of one of the famous ships of Her Majesty's
Naval Service - SS Sagaing which sank at the Trincomalee harbour during
the World War II, is refloated after 75 years stay underwater by a team
of divers of Sri Lanka Navy making a landmark turning point in the field
of Diving and Salvage.