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SL celebrates 70th Army Day

Sri Lanka celebrated its 70th Army Day under newly appointed Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva at the Galle Face Green in Colombo today (10).

The Sri Lanka army was founded on 10 October 1949 as the Ceylon Army after forming its first regular force under the command of Brigadier R. Sinclair.

With the establishment of its own Military Academy in Diyatalawa, Brigadier Anton Muthukumaru assumed the mantle of office as the first Sri Lankan Commander of the then Ceylon Army.

The Sri Lanka Army has been effectively commanded by 23 Commanders to-date.

Pictures by Lalith Perera