Army is always on alert –Army Chief

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Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday said that ‘Sri Lanka Army is always on alert to face any kind of challenges that would prop up against the country and is ready to work for the best interest of the country. “

Speaking at the 63rd Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army in Colombo, the army chief also stressed the importance of marching forward as a fully-fledged professional Army in the future too.

“It is not an exaggeration to note here that the foreign militaries, cognizant of the importance of our ocean of experience in battlefield and fighting terrorism, were very enthusiastic in learning and sharing those experiences, knowledge and anti-terrorist tactics that we introduced during humanitarian operations, away from mere facets of theoretical knowledge. As a result, foreign military members and observers from countries like China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Maldives took part in the successfully conducted joint military exercise ‘Cormorant Strike - III’ for the third successive year, bringing international fame and recognition to our organization,“ he said.





Celebrations were held today in commemoration of the 63rd Army Day at the CR& FC grounds in Longden place this morning. A guard of honour was held with the participation of all regiments of the Army. Pix by Indrarathne Balasuriya





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  • Cynic Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:45 AM

    You are a ceremonial stooge who can't hold a candle to SF.

    Thoppigala Thursday, 11 October 2012 07:56 AM

    Sri Lanka's top priority should be keeping the armed forces in full combat readiness all the time.

    Although not in Sri Lanka, LTTE is fully alive and active around the world.

    sando Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:28 AM

    Army is on full alert if any one try to topple Rajathuma & the brothers

    Mikee Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:42 AM

    Yeah, yeah we know that the army is alert, but please see that your guys don't lose their memory as this disease has spread to the army too.

    ash Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:54 AM

    You are just a pawn and powerless, just issuing statements, cant even safeguard a Major after getting beaten up and hospitalised. ALL WHAT THESE POLITICAINS DO ARE AGAINST THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY

    Amila.G Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:51 AM

    Army in full alert to safe guard the interest of the government and their stooges.

    podi malli Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:53 AM

    you will face anything that would prop up against the government...if the government survives you survive...you are just a ceremonial figure who can dance to any government tune...

    mano Thursday, 11 October 2012 08:56 PM

    killing innocents are not a war

    Amila.G Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:02 AM

    Why did he make this statement out of the blues , Was he day dreaming all this while.

    Independent Observer Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:16 AM

    Look at the last photo. The Clear evidence that shows the color discrimination in women forces

    Ralahamy Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:26 AM

    The Army was alawys on the alert ? why were they sleeping while their major was being assaulted by thugs. All pomp and show only . And Kekilla Military law to suck up to the politicians.

    GameKolla Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:36 AM

    He should have been the army commander during the war.?????

    Thushara Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:00 AM

    A military government could be the solution for srilanka via DM Android App

    Hisham Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:00 AM

    yet we still send our forces to India for training where we are not welcome. we have a wealth of knowledge which could be given other even earn through that. via DM Android App

    walid Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:00 AM

    well why all of a sudden ur giving a headsup about army soldiers. still recruiting for no reason....? via DM Android App

    Rajash Wednesday, 10 October 2012 07:51 PM

    so why did we lose the T20?

    Psyke Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:00 AM

    then how come army personal are getting hammered by thugs? via DM Android App

    Thanga Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:29 PM

    Who are the enemies? Who is threatning Sri Lanka? For thirty years the Sinhala army was on the run.

    Nodrog Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:37 AM

    Let this be a warning to all those still desiring to have their little eelam plot in SL and to the others who support them.

    Kakkutta Thursday, 11 October 2012 10:34 AM

    Joker of the year

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:45 AM

    Definitely we Sri Lankans are proud of our Army, ceremonial to disciplined battle hardened armed force. Some envy; can’t help.

    thusitha Thursday, 11 October 2012 01:50 AM

    talk sence

    Saman Thursday, 11 October 2012 02:36 AM

    Please keep a very close eye on those TNA dudes. We all know what they are up to.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 11 October 2012 02:43 AM

    Oh yes, as long as there is no "Major" assault by offsprings of politicians!

    perumal Thursday, 11 October 2012 03:03 AM

    Headless chicken everywhere!

    thusitha Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:18 AM

    how can the army be on alert when they are cleaning other peoples dirt

    simple mind Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:21 AM

    No wonder the major got assaulted @ JAIC Hilton, he must have been on full alert.

    pol haraka Thursday, 11 October 2012 04:32 AM

    then neutralize the country from the corrupt officials in authority, from the Legislative, Judiciary, and the Law enforcement. then only the country will be safe...

    podi malli Thursday, 11 October 2012 05:44 AM

    challenges that would prop up against the COUNTRY should be corrected as GOVERNMENT...that is what you do now...

    Surain Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:06 AM

    what a joke

    prasad Thursday, 11 October 2012 06:12 AM

    Oh yes !!
    Getting assaulted is tolerable but making him humiliated afterwards brings shame to Army !!

    Sorry state of Army higher ups now, Now army even can't protect a Major !! what bullshit about the country !!


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