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REGIMENT OF SRI LANKA ARTILLERY - Once a Gunner is always a Gunner; whether Locally or Globally.

THE CEYLON ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION

C/O Regiment of Artillery
Army Cantonment
Panagoda
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. 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. To be closely associated with the Sri Lanka Ex-servicemen’s Association and obtain assistance for retired Artillery personnel.
  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.

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


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

MINUTES OF THE CAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

BRANCH NETWORK AND PRESIDENTS
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.

DISTRICT

NAME OF THE PRESIDENT

CONTACT NUMBER

Colombo

WO I WMC Wanninayaka

0773830979

Gampaha

Lt SM Samaranayaka

0714945926

Galle-Mathara

WO II JRW Sahabandu

0770024762

Kaluthara

WO I JH Ebert

0777034943

Kurunegala

WO I DM Dayarathna

0724586650

Kandy

Maj PAU Jayarathne RSP

0716908274

Anuradhapura

WO I S Athisena

0718034452

Badulla

WO I S Lokuliyanage

0718004525

Rathnapura

WO 1 TRK Amarasena

0718019653

Polonnaruwa

Capt DMS Dissanayaka

0711639768

  • 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