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  • COLONEL COMMANDANT VISITS THE ARMOURED CORPS TRAINING CENTRE, 3 ARMOURED REGIMENT & 7 (VOLUNTEER) REGIMENT

    21st May 2020 08:26:36 Hours

    Chief of Staff – Sri Lanka Army, Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps Maj Gen Sathyapriya Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc visited the Armoured Corps Training Centre, 3 Armoured Regiment and 7 (Volunteer) Regiment on 18 May 2020. During his visit he payed his tribute to the late Lt Gen Denzil Kobbakaduwa statue at Anuradhapura hospital circle, Fallen War Heroes Monument at Anuradhapura Salgadu ground and Armoured War Heroes’ Monument at Kalattewa.

  • 67TH REGIMENTAL COUNCIL MEETING OF SRI LANKA ARMOURED CORPS

    15th May 2020 23:41:50 Hours

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps held 67th Regimental Council meeting at the Rock House camp on 15 May 2020. The meeting was presided by Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc, The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps.

  • COLONEL COMMANDANT’S VISIT TO 5 SLAC

    15th May 2020 08:16:08 Hours

    The Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc took his time off to visit the 5 Reconnaissance Regiment Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on 13 May 2020. To mark his visit, he was honored with a Guard turnout and followed by a troop address, tree planting and all ranks tea were arranged by the Commanding Officer, all Officers and other rankers of the 5 Reconnaissance Regiment while adhering to all stipulated Covid-19 safety regulations.

  • DISTRIBUTION OF DRY RATION PACKS FOR CIVIL STAFF OF SRI LANKA ARMOURED CORPS

    20th April 2020 08:22:04 Hours

    Distribution of gifts for civilian staff has been a longstanding practice of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps during Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival. This year SLAC organised a programme to assist civil staff with dry ration packs to ease off the burden of Corona outbreak.

  • HANDING OVER THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED DECONTAMINATION CHAMBER BY HOME OF ARMOUR

    07th April 2020 15:08:42 Hours

    On the direction of Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and close supervision of Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage, Chief of Staff of the Army and Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps, the troops of Armoured Brigade have taken the task to manufacture the Automatic Operating Decontamination Chamber and 44 nos of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits officially handed over to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital at Colombo South on today morning (7th April). The immense humanitarian assistance was provided in response to a request of Dr. Asela Gunawardana, Director - Kalubowila Teaching Hospital for the self preservation and individual sanitization of hospital staff against affecting the COVID - 19 virus. This is a first ever decontamination chamber that had been produced by the Sri Lanka Army with fully technical support and advice of Lieutenant SR Yapa SLAC, Captain Thilina Gunasena SLEME and technical team of the Armoured Brigade.

  • RUSSIAN LAND FORCES COMMANDER VISITS “HOME OF ARMOUR”

    06th February 2020 12:24:52 Hours

    General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Forces visited Regimental Headquarter Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on 05 February 2020. On his arrival Commander Armoured Brigade, Centre Commandant and Commanding Officer 1 SLAC welcomed him and presented a colour rich guard turnout followed by a glamorous guard of honour. Chief of staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc welcomed the delegation at the Regimental Headquarters. Formal discussion was held at conference hall to give a glimpse insight on Sri Lanka Armoured Corps.

  • ANOTHER TWO STARS FOR ARMOURED CORPS

    02nd January 2020 12:27:33 Hours

    Major General A L P S Tillekerathna RWP RSP USP psc was promoted to rank of Major General with effect from 27 November 2019. He was warmly welcomed by the Centre Commandant, Commander Armoured Brigade on behalf of all Officers and Other Ranks of the Corps, for a ceremonial Guard of Honour presented by the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on 19 December 2019. In keeping with military traditions, Major General A L P S Tillekerathna RWP RSP USP psc accepted the regimental salute at the ceremonial Guard of Honour accorded inclusive of Regimental Colours at the Home of Armour camp premises.

  • CAVALRY OFFICERS’ GET–TOGETHER 2019

    25th December 2019 08:27:52 Hours

    Annual Officers’ Get-Together of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps for year 2019 was held at Cavalry Mess on 19 December 2019. Colonel Commandant of the Corps Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of this glamorous event. Both retired and senior Officers in service participated for this gathering making it more colorful and memorable. Newly Married Couples were welcomed by young officers and token of appreciation was given by the Colonel Commandant to recently retired officer in recognition of their contribution to the nation, Army and the Corps. The event was full of exiting events where Officers interacted each other while cherishing their memories.

  • ANOTHER TWO STARS FOR ARMOURED CORPS

    25th December 2019 08:21:15 Hours

    Major General A L P S Tillekerathna RWP RSP USP psc was promoted to rank of Major General with effect from 27 November 2019. He was warmly welcomed by the Centre Commandant, Commander Armoured Brigade on behalf of all Officers and Other Ranks of the Corps, for a ceremonial Guard of Honour presented by the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on 19 December 2019. In keeping with military traditions, Major General A L P S Tillekerathna RWP RSP USP psc accepted the regimental salute at the ceremonial Guard of Honour accorded inclusive of Regimental Colours at the Home of Armour camp premises.

  • SRI LANKA ARMOURED CORPS CELEBRATED 64TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CORPS AT HOME OF ARMOUR

    16th December 2019 18:38:10 Hours

    The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) celebrated its 64th Anniversary on 15th December 2019 at the Rock House Camp, Colombo 15. The celebrations began on 29 November 2019 with the commemoration of fallen war heroes of the Corps who paid the supreme sacrifice to protect our motherland. The occasion was marked by wreath laying on 29 November 2019 at the Armour War Heroes Memorial Park, Anuradhapura by Major General S D T Liyanage WWV RWP ndc psc, Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps with the attendance of serving officers and families of fallen war heroes. Major General Sathyappriya Liyanage accepted the salute as the Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on the parade accorded by the troops of cavalry family before a highly attended gathering at the parade ground at Home of Armour. Corps Day activities included a colourful parade, awards presentation to excelled units and many exciting and joyful events. A centrepiece of the Day was the awarding ceremony where the SLAC Regiments were rewarded for their performances during the year. 4 Armoured Regiment won the “Silver Scout” for the Best Sports Regiment and General Deshamanya Sepal aAttygalle Memorial Trophy awarded for the Best All Round Regiment for the year 2019. 5th Reconnaissance Regiment won the awarded for the Best Regiment in training. The Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors of respective regiments accepted their awards from the Colonel Commandant amidst applaud from everyone present.