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ශ්‍රී ලංකා කාලතුවක්කු හමුදාව

යුක්තියත් කීර්තියත් යන මගෙහිම

ලංකා කාලතුවක්කු සංගමය


C/O Regiment of Artillery
Army Cantonment
E mail : caapng@gmail.com

THE CEYLON ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION (CAA) was formed in 1945 with affiliation to the Royal Artillery Association. It was raised to continue the comradeship that existed without distinction between Officers and Other Ranks. This is the binding link between all Gunners, be they Coastal, Anti-Aircraft, Medium, Field, light, Regulars or Volunteers.

Comradeship is often the thing that Veterans miss and in order to maintain the true spirit of the statement, “Once a Gunner, always a Gunner”, all serving gunners are encouraged to become members of the Ceylon Artillery Association. Accordingly, continuity of this tradition will be maintained even after the retirement.

The objectives

The objectives of the Ceylon Artillery Association are:

  1. To foster a bond of comradeship amongst retired Artillery personnel..
  2. To promote the welfare of retired Artillery personnel.
  3. 3. To provide financial assistance to the family of a member/next of kin on the death of a member through a contributory Death Donation Fund.
  4. 4. To be closely associated with the Sri Lanka Ex-servicemen’s Association and obtain assistance for retired Artillery personnel.
  5. 5. To award Scholarships to children of retired Artillery personnel, who have obtained admission to Universities or other accepted Institutions for higher studies.

Benefits of Membership...

To renew old friendships and make new ones within the Ceylon Artillery Association and the Gunner Family, It is obligatory that all retied gunners join their respective district associations. The benefits include the members’ attendance to;

  • The Annual General Meeting - held at Regimental HQ Panagoda.
  • The SLESA /Artillery Remembrance Day Parades.
  • Annual Family get-together.
  • War Memorial Day.
  • National Hero’s day Parade.

Further, the members will be entitled for the following,

  • Educational Grants for Children.
  • Medical grants.


Patron : Capt AJB Anghie 
Trustees : Maj Gen LCR Goonawardene RSP VSV USP ndc IG
Col R Harindran
Col JAS Rathnasabapathy 
President : Col RV Koanwinne RSP IG
Vice President : Lt Col RM Premarathne Banda
Maj A Rodrigo RSP
Maj (QM) KG Chandrasiri 
Hon Secretary : Maj BAA Sriyarathne Balasuriya
WO I HM Ananda 
Hon Treasurer : WO 1 WMC Wanninaayaka
Assit Treasurer : WO1 BDN Ranasinghe
Executive Committee : Maj Gen JC Rabukpotha RSP USP ndc psc IG
Col DJR Rupasingha
Maj AS Hewamanna
Maj PAU Jayarathne RSP
Capt DMS Dissanayaka
Lt SM Samaranayaka
WO1 S Athisena
WO 1 DM Dayarathne
WO 1 S Lokuliyanage
WO 1 JH Ebat Perera
WO 1 TRK Amarasena
WO 1 WD Upali
WO 11 JRW Sahabandu

CAA Executive Committee meets on Every 2nd Saturday of the month at HQ SLESA at 1500 hrs



We currently have 6 active branches and looking to start new 3 branches. We encourage anyone that is interested to get in touch with us about forming a new branch in any area that has Gunners within its community. Starting a new branch does need someone at the helm to steer it in the right direction.

Colombo WO I WMC Wanninayaka 773830979
Gampaha Lt SM Samaranayaka 714945926
Galle-Mathara WO II JRW Sahabandu 770024762
Kaluthara WO I JH Ebert 777034943
Kurunegala WO I DM Dayarathna 724586650
Kandy Maj PAU Jayarathne RSP 716908274
Anuradhapura  WO I S Athisena 718034452
Badulla  WO I S Lokuliyanage 718004525
Rathnapura  WO 1 TRK Amarasena 718019653
Polonnaruwa  Capt DMS Dissanayaka 711639768

Photo gallery

1. Ceylon Artillery Association Family get-together - 2015
2. Ceylon Artillery Association held it's Annual General Meeting on 10th May 2015
3. Ceylon Artillery Association held it's Annual General Meeting on 20th July 2014
4. Ceylon Artillery Association held it's Annual General Meeting on 13th May 2012
5. Ceylon Artillery Association Family get together held on 20th November 2011 at Dampe Village Piliyandala.
6. Ceylon Artillery Association held it's Annual General Meeting on 09th May 2010
7. Family Get-together of Ceylon Artillery Association at Public library on 6th Dec 2009