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Channa Gunatilake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Channa Gunatilake appointed Army Chief of Staff

Major General Channa Gunatilake has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), the military spokesman said. MORE..

December 14, 2016  08:14 pm|

Third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise culminates

Third India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise culminates

The third Indo-Lanka Joint Training Exercise Mitra Shakti focusing on counter- terrorism and insurgency operations culminated in India. MORE...

October 13, 2015  10:03 am|

India, Sri Lanka to hold third joint army exercise

India, Sri Lanka to hold third joint army exercise

The Indian and Sri Lankan armies will be conducting their third joint military exercise Mitra Shakti-2015, starting September 29, said a statement issued in New Delhi today, according to the NDTV news agency. MORE...

September 28, 2015  12:35 pm|

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Democratic Party founder and former SLA Commander Sarath Fonseka, offered himself to face a domestic court of law on allegations against military operations during the Eelam War. MORE...

September 20, 2015  01:07 pm|

Army appoints committee to probe SERRIC allegations

Army appoints committee to probe SERRIC allegations

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has appointed a three-member committee to look into the allegations over the SERRIC Center in Narahenpita while the Military Police have been instructed to conduct an investigation simultaneously. MORE..

September 16, 2015  12:49 pm|

Eknaligoda disappearance: 4 army personnel held under detention orders

Eknaligoda disappearance: 4 army personnel held under detention orders

Approval has been granted for the detention and questioning of the four army personnel, arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, under detention orders, military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said. MORE..

August 27, 2015  09:01 pm|

UN document leaked to undermine Septembers rights report: Channel 4

UN document leaked to undermine Septembers rights report: Channel 4

Channel 4 News has reported that a leaked UN document raises concerns over the prospects for genuine justice for the Sri Lankan victims of alleged war crimes. MORE...

July 29, 2015  11:43 am|

Military Police investigates Mirihana incident: DM

Military Police investigates Mirihana incident: DM

The Military Police have launched an investigation in connection with the three army personnel who were arrested by the police while traveling in a white-coloured van with fake number plates in Mirihana, the Defence Ministry said in a statement today (21). MORE...

July 21, 2015  05:58 pm|

Three army personnel arrested with firearm

Three army personnel arrested with firearm

The police on Monday (20) have arrested three armed army soldiers in civvies who were travelling in a white-coloured van with fake number plates, the police Spokesperson said. MORE...

July 21, 2015  03:03 pm|

De-mining groups recover 168 mines in 24-hours

De-mining groups recover 168 mines in 24-hours

The Army says that de-mining groups in Kaddaiadampan, Mulliyawelai, and Pumalanthan have recovered one hundred and sixty-eight anti personnel mines within 24-hours time. MORE...

July 19, 2015  05:30 pm|

China and Sri Lanka conclude joint Army exercise

China and Sri Lanka conclude joint Army exercise

Sri Lanka and China on Monday (13) concluded a joint army exercise at the Special Forces (SF) Training School at Maduruoya. MORE...

July 13, 2015  03:20 pm|

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lankas battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the militarised zone -- where civilians are not allowed. MORE..

July 9, 2015  04:38 pm|

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Army

India may offer credit for building houses in land released by Army

India, which is funding the construction of 50,000 houses for internally-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka, may offer a line of credit, this time for building houses in lands released by the Army from the high security zones. MORE...

May 22, 2015  08:30 am|

New army chief a blow to justice, says HRW

New army chief a blow to justice, says HRW

Sri Lankas promotion of a senior officer whose division was implicated in serious human rights abuses casts doubt on government pledges to credibly investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today (17). MORE...

May 17, 2015  01:51 pm|

Maj Gen Jagath Dias appointed Army Chief of Staff

Maj Gen Jagath Dias appointed Army Chief of Staff

Major General N.A Jagath C Dias has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army Headquarters announced Thursday (14). MORE..

May 14, 2015  06:26 pm|

Arrested corporal had gun, not water bottle Police

Arrested corporal had gun, not water bottle  Police

Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara today denied claims that the army corporal, who was arrested following a security breach at an event attended by the President, was only holding a bottle of water in his hand and not a gun. MORE..

May 12, 2015  06:14 pm|

Army personnel removed from Presidential Guard

Army personnel removed from Presidential Guard

The Presidential Guard established under the Sri Lanka Army by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been dissolved, the military spokesman said. MORE..

May 8, 2015  02:44 pm|

Probe launched into sale of liquor at Army Resort

Probe launched into sale of liquor at Army Resort

Sri Lankas Military Police, acting on the directions of the Army Commander, has commence investigations regarding the alleged sale of liquor at the Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, which is also known as Laya Beach Resort. MORE..

May 4, 2015  02:19 pm|

Armed soldier at Presidents event arrested

Armed soldier at Presidents event arrested

An Army Corporal who was allegedly armed with a weapon at a recent event attended by President Maithripala Sirisena in Agunukolapelessa has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

May 3, 2015  10:30 am|

Amnesty for army absentees ends

Amnesty for army absentees ends

The recently declared General Amnesty period of Sri Lanka Army has come to an end today (25th April 2015), said Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera while speaking to the media. MORE..

April 25, 2015  05:15 pm|

Army extends amnesty offered to absentees

Army extends amnesty offered to absentees

Sri Lanka Army had decided to extend the general amnesty period offered for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from service. MORE..

April 15, 2015  03:17 pm|

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Sending IPKF to Sri Lanka was high level policy failure: VK Singh

Indias Union Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) V K Singh says that the decision to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka in 1987 was a high level policy failure. MORE..

April 15, 2015  10:51 am|

China, Sri Lanka hold drill to enhance anti-terror skills

China, Sri Lanka hold drill to enhance anti-terror skills

China and Sri Lanka have held a joint drill at a comprehensive military training base in southern China to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror. MORE..

April 11, 2015  02:26 pm|

Army deserters show good response to general amnesty

Army deserters show good response to general amnesty

In response to the general amnesty period commenced last month, 2,135 army deserters have voluntarily reported to their regimental centers so far, the Ministry of Defence said. MORE...

April 8, 2015  02:26 pm|

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Soldier dead, 28 injured in army truck-bus collision

Two soldiers were killed while another 28 persons were wounded following a traffic collision involving an Army truck and a passenger transport bus in Ratnapura new town today. MORE..

April 1, 2015  04:01 pm|

General amnesty offered to army absentees

General amnesty offered to army absentees

Following the approval of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defence, President Maithripala Sirisena, has offered a general amnesty period for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army within a day or two. MORE...

March 25, 2015  03:07 pm|

Court acquits General Sarath Fonseka

Court acquits General Sarath Fonseka

The Colombo High Court on Monday (9) acquitted General Sarath Fonseka of all charges in harbouring Army deserters case. MORE...

March 9, 2015  12:10 pm|

Daya Ratnayake promoted to rank of General

Daya Ratnayake promoted to rank of General

The outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who formally retired from the Army on Saturday (21) has been promoted to the rank of four star General effective from today by the President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 21, 2015  03:02 pm|

Chrishantha De Silva appointed new Army Commander

Chrishantha De Silva appointed new Army Commander

Former Chief of Staff of the Army Major General Chrishantha de Silva has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 20, 2015  02:13 pm|

Defence Ministry denies new Army Chiefs appointment

Defence Ministry denies new Army Chiefs appointment

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday (17) denied reports that measures are underway to appoint a new Army Commander. MORE...

February 17, 2015  11:32 am|

UPDATE: 15 Major Generals and 3 Brigadiers transferred

UPDATE: 15 Major Generals and 3 Brigadiers transferred

Fifteen Major Generals and three Brigadiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) have been transferred with immediate effect, army spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera told Ada Derana. MORE...

February 17, 2015  09:59 am|

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers including a Major General, who were sent on compulsory leave following the 2010 Presidential Election, have been reinstated, a spokesman said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  01:07 pm|

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied allegations leveled at him that he had attempted to stage a military coup in the early hours of the 9 January to remain in power even after the Presidential elections. MORE...

January 27, 2015  08:32 pm|

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