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Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka’s Army Chief in Bangladesh, Delegation from Chinese Academy of Military Science Calls on Commander , Soldiers Pocket Out Own Money to Get Power Supply to the Barber Saloon , Anandians Help Two Schools in Mullaittivu, SFHQ-Jaffna Sends ‘Deepavali’ Greetings , Kilinochchi ‘Deepavali’ Programme Attracts Devotees , SFHQ-C Troops Colourwash OPD Building at Nawalapitiya Hospital, Commandos’ Anil Prasanna Secures Gold & Pradeep Sanjaya a Bronze in Para Games , Colombo Teachers Help GCE (O/L) Students, Students to be Given Priority with New Fleet of Buses , Cornerstone Laid for Construction of PLA Gifted Admin Complex at SLMA , Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander , Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka’s Army Chief in Bangladesh, Children & the Blind Provided Incentives in Jaffna Orphanages , Log Command Headquarters Holds Army Day Commemorations, SFHQ-C Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’ Campaign at Doluwa, Debarawewa & Kataragama Hospitals Premises, Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit, Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander , Mullaithivu Troops Distribute Dry Ration Packs among Resettled Families at Theravil, East Based Troops Expand their Post-War Community Service Projects, Signal Corps Day Marked with Elaborate Arrangements, 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference, JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance , Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened, Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit , Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu, Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened, Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers, Staff at South Sudan’s Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary , Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project ,

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* SLLI War Heroes in Keppapilaw Rescue One More 14 Month Old Infant Girl from Drowning

* Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children’s Day

* Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing

* Army Day & Anniversary Ceremonies Held at Island-Wide Formations

* LTTE Gold Handed Over to Rightful Owners in Kilinochchi

* SFHQ-MLT Initiatives Get Hirdaramani Factory Branch for Mullaittivu

* Tamil Recruits Under Training Meet Family Members

* Rehabilitated LTTE Families Offered Incentives

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* Harvesting of 40 More Acres Begins in Mullaittivu

* 65th Anniversary Commemorative Programmes Draw to a Close at Panagoda

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* Commander Rewards Exceptional Heroic Acts of Three War Heroes Who Did Army Proud

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* Risking Own Lives, Two War Heroes Rescue Infant, Sivakumar Sindujan from Agrarian Well in Kilinochchi

  Photo Story 24th of October 2014
Delegation from Chinese Academy of Military Science Calls on Commander


A six-member high-level delegation of the Academy of Military Science (AMS) of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) currently on tour in Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters Friday (24) forenoon.
 
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* Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka’s Army Chief in Bangladesh
Updated : 23rd October 2014,14:53:44 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, now in Bangladesh at the invitation of his counterpart in the Bangladesh Army, paid courtesy calls on Bangladesh’s Chief of Navy Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at their separate Headquarters in the Senakunja Station Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment.
 
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* Commandos’ Anil Prasanna Secures Gold & Pradeep Sanjaya a Bronze in Para Games
Updated : 24th October 2014,12:21:57 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s Corporal Anil Prasanna Jayalath of Commando Regiment, made history in the 13th Asian Para Games in South Korea by winning the first Gold Medal for Sri Lanka in the 200 m (T42), held at Asiad Main Stadium on Wednesday (22).  Corporal Prasanna Jayalath clocked 25.87 seconds in the event and pushed Sri Lanka to be on the 18th place in the Medal Table with 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze while China, South Korea and Japan are respectively shining in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. China leads the table with 121 Gold medals, followed by the host, South Korea with 51 Gold medals.
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* Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander
Updated : 21st October 2014,15:42:02 Hours

Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Mirpur, Bangladesh’s internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for contemporary military studies, unveiled a portrait of the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Monday (20)......
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* Soldiers Pocket Out Own Money to Get Power Supply to the Barber Saloon
Updated : 24th October 2014,14:47:26 Hours

4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) officers and other ranks of the 59 Division, offering their helping hand of understanding and friendship to a deserving civil tradesman in Wattapalai, Mulliyaveli of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), pocketed out their own money, enabling him to get electricity for his barber saloon.  Mr. Shanmugan Rankumar of Wattapalai, Mulliyaveli with his 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy), has been running a barber saloon....
 
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* Cornerstone Laid for Construction of PLA Gifted Admin Complex at SLMA
Updated : 23rd October 2014,16:27:31 Hours

The cornerstone-laying ceremony for construction of the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) gifted full-fledged administrative and lecture facility complex at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, took place on Tuesday (21), amid a Chinese delegation of the PLA and a representative gathering of senior Army officers.
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* Students to be Given Priority with New Fleet of Buses
Updated : 23rd October 2014,17:22:58 Hours

Extensive discussions, initiated and coordinated by the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), enabled Mullaittivu bus depot to get 10 new Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses for exclusive use of students and passengers in the area. The Mullaittivu SLTB bus depot with its daily fleet of 13 buses provided transport for passengers in the area although one of the buses out of them too was out of service, causing inconvenience to Mullaittivu passengers.

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* Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit
Updated : 20th October 2014,13:34:09 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, currently in Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan began his itinerary on Sunday (19) by placing a floral wreath at the Shikha Anirban (Eternal Flame) memorial at Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh........
 
 
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* Signal Corps Day Marked with Elaborate Arrangements
21st October 2014,11:45:35 Hours

Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), one of the most renowned support wings of the Sri Lanka Army on Sunday (19) commemorated its 71st Corps Day with elaborate arrangements and inaugural openings at its Headquarters, Panagoda.  The anniversary ceremonies, headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Colonel Commandant,....
 
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* JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance
20th October 2014,14:43:50 Hours

The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated one more ambulance to the Army during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (20). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the Japanese donors and Major General Sumeda Perera, Director General General Staff, on behalf of the Commander, arrived at the venue at Army Headquarters to a warm welcome.
 
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* Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened
18th October 2014,23:38:50 Hours

Cementing the existing religious amity further and setting an example for continuous harmonious living, the Army-renovated badly damaged Masjidun Noor Mosque alias Adikarigoda Mosque at Aluthgama was reopened and facilitated again for conduct of prayers during a simple ceremony.......
 
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* Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu
16th October 2014,18:39:10 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, appreciative of the bravery, shown by Private M.P.S.S Sanjeewa of 19 Gemunu Watch (GW) in 593 Brigade who rescued the life of the drowning 14-month infant at Keppapilau model village, Mullaittivu, promoted him to the rank of Lance Corporal after inviting him to the.....
 
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* Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers
17th October 2014,15:54:31 Hours

The accidental fall of a section of an earth-bund under construction at Pankulam in the general area of Morawewa where troops are engaged in restoring the earth-bund of the Pankulam lake, caused death to two soldiers working there Friday (17) morning. The two soldiers, Private H.W.P Lakmal and Private J.A.D.L Chandra Bandara of 3  Engineer Service Regiment (ESR), were engaged in the reconstruction of the bund which pumps water to area for irrigational purposes at the time of the tragedy.
 
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* Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project
16th October 2014,19:02:00 Hours

Sri Lanka Army has assured its fullest cooperation to a sacred project to be implemented by the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in the near future, following a proposal, submitted by Mr Nilanga Dela Bandara, Diyawadana Nilame. During a brief meeting Mr Bandara has had with the Commander of the Army.....
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* Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks
16th October 2014,16:06:29 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army soon after the programmes at national level in Jaffna were completed or inaugurated, headed by HE the President, took time off on Wednesday (15) and inspected the 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) Headquarters at Kanagapuram, Jaffna. In conformity with military formalities, a drive-past Guard Turnout, presented to the visiting Commander at the entrance to the 7 SLLI, saluted the visiting Commander before he was warmly welcomed.....
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* Wedding Bells Ring for Another War Hero at ‘Ranaviru Sevana’
16th October 2014,13:33:03 Hours

Ms Harshani Wijesooriya (25) of Keselgoda, Yakkala on Wednesday (15) tied nuptial knots with her dream prince whom everybody thought was dead and gone after six years of uncertainty. Her wedding ceremony with Lance Corporal D.G Mahinda Premalal of 10 Gajaba Regiment, now a disable War Hero, resident at.......
 
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* Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses
15th October 2014,16:19:46 Hours

The two newly-appointed Defence Attachés from Bangladesh and France paid separate courtesy calls on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Wednesday (15) morning at the Army Headquarters. Commodore Shah Aslam Parvez, Defence Attaché for High Commission of Bangladesh and Commander Loic Bizot.....
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* Abandoned KKS Lighthouse Glitters Once Again
15th October 2014,20:08:45 Hours

The old lighthouse of Kankesanthurai (KKS), a monumental gesture that traces its history to the times of our colonial masters, received a facelift in consultation with the Jaffna’s Department of Archaeology before it was reopened by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.......
 
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* Anandians Help Two Schools in Mullaittivu
Updated : 24th October 2014,14:46:48 Hours

A group of Anandians of the Colombo Ananda College went to two schools, Mullivaikkal East Vidyalayam and Shivanagar Vidyalayam at Mullaittivu area of the 68 Division and helped school authorities to erect a new building and receive electricity.  A financial donation of Rs 120,000/= was given to Mullivaikkal East Vidyalayam for construction of a 40 x 19 size school hall. To get electricity for the Shivanagar Vidyalayam, a cheque to the value of 109,004/= was also donated by those Anandians visiting the schools.
 
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* SFHQ-Jaffna Sends ‘Deepavali’ Greetings
Updated : 24th October 2014,13:24:48 Hours

With the objective of promoting good relations and exchanging festive spirits, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on account of ‘Deepavali’ festival on (Oct 22) delivered greeting cards to each and every civilian of Hindu faith in the Jaffna peninsula. The initiative, taken by Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J, expressed warm Deepavali greetings through a specially designed card which was delivered to the doorstep by all Brigades and Battalions serving the SFHQ-J.
 
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* Kilinochchi ‘Deepavali’ Programme Attracts Devotees
Updated : 24th October 2014,13:21:39 Hours

A large crowd of Hindu devotees, including Kurukkal Shiva Srinam, President at Kandaswami Hindu Kovil, Kilinochchi attended a ‘Deepavali’ festival, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) at the Kandaswami Hindu Kovil.  Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, together with the General Officer Commanding....
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Colourwash OPD Building at Nawalapitiya Hospital
Updated : 24th October 2014,13:11:25 Hours

Troops of the 111 Brigade under the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to colourwash the upper floor in the Outdoor Patients’ Department (OPD) at Nawalapitiya Hospital on Saturday and Sunday (Oct 18 & 19). To promote relations, the Security Forces and the civil society, the troops organized  the ‘Shramadana’ campaign under the direction of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C....
 
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* Colombo Teachers Help GCE (O/L) Students
Updated : 23rd October 2014,17:47:53 Hours

A seminar for students sitting the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) 2014 in Mullattivue District was conducted by a group of experienced teachers from Isipathana College, on |Maths and Science at Pudukuduirippu Central College, Mullattivue on Sunday (19). A total of 364 students participated in the seminar representing 11 schools in 681, 682 and 683 Brigade areas under the 68 Division.

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* Children & the Blind Provided Incentives in Jaffna Orphanages
Updated : 21st October 2014,18:03:48 Hours

The Nivarthana children’s home in Kaithady, thanks to the efforts of the Commanding Officer, 16 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) of the 523 Brigade under the 52 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), received a much-needed washing machine for the use of children at the orphanage.  It was formally handed over to Mr. Visbvaruban, Commissioner, Probation and Child Care North Province by the General Officer Commanding 52 Division,....
 
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* Log Command Headquarters Holds Army Day Commemorations
Updated : 21st October 2014,18:01:43 Hours
 
Troops at the Headquarters of the Log Command of the Army at Kosgama, on the directions of its Commander, Major General R. M. J. A Rathnayaka, had their own Army Day anniversary programmes, organized in the premises on October 10.  Directed by Brigadier D.C.J.W Jayasekera, a Shramadana campaign, held at Kosgama Government Hospital carried out a programme for repainting of hospital beds, cupboards, furniture, etc before the surrounding was cleaned up.
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’ Campaign at Doluwa, Debarawewa & Kataragama Hospitals Premises
21st October 2014,17:09:08 Hours

On the instruction of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Central (SFHQ-C) and the guidance of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 11 Division, 50 Army personnel of the 111 Brigade conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surrounding of the Ayurvedic Hospital, Doluwa, together with member of the hospital staff on Friday (10).
 
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* Mullaithivu Troops Distribute Dry Ration Packs among Resettled Families at Theravil
21st October 2014,12:59:07 Hours

To uplift the living standards of the general public in Mullithivu, 7 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops of 683 Brigade in the 68 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) distributed 135 dry ration packs, each worth of Rs. 3500.00 among resettled families in Theravil Gramaseva Division, Mullaithivu at a ceremony held in Madushani Preschool, Theravil on Saturday (11).
 
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* East Based Troops Expand their Post-War Community Service Projects
21st October 2014,12:58:07 Hours

Troops of 221, 222 and 233 Brigades under 22 and 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community service projects continuing their post-war period responsibilities towards the nation. 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops recently organized several ‘Sharamadana’ campaigns to clear the surroundings of Kuchchiweli Pichchamal Temple.....
 
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* 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference
21st October 2014,08:25:09 Hours

An elaborate display of martial arts, comprised of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Taekwondo and locally-recognized ‘Angam Pora’ staged on the same platform for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) area to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 62 Division on 15 October, robbed the attention of........
 
 
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* Staff at South Sudan’s Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary
16th October 2014,19:18:58 Hours

Sri Lankan staff in the newly-established Level - 2 Hospital of the Sri Lanka Army in South Sudan under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) marked the  65th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a few ceremonies. Troops on October 8 (Poya Day) gathered in front of the new Buddhist Shrine.....

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* Postal Day Marked in Jaffna
16th October 2014,17:34:34 Hours

The ‘World Postal Day’ commemorative ceremonies in the Jaffna peninsula recognized the services of two Postal Department employees in the Jaffna post office and the Delft Island post office during a special ceremony, organized at Jaffna Saraswathi Hall where Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was the Chief Guest.
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* Kilinochchi Tri-Service Commanders Assist President’s Itinerary in Kilinochchi
16th October 2014,14:12:57 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on the close supervision of its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, together with Navy and Air Force Commanders at provincial levels, made elaborate arrangements in connection with the recent visit of HE the President to Kilinochchi. During the President’s stay in Kilinochchi, he gave away cash donations to the value......

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* Veheratenna Resettlers’ New Life Given a Boost
15th October 2014,20:09:30 Hours

Troops of 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) coordinated the distribution ceremony of agricultural accessories and dry-ration packets among 100 needy villagers in resettled Veheratenna village. The donation was made.........
 
 
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* SLAGSC Tradesmen Join Active Service in Wanni After Training
14th October 2014,12:13:22 Hours

Newly enlisted 275 Sri Lanka General Service Corps (SLAGSC) tradesmen of the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) joined the active service after completion of the recent three-month military training at 24 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) training school and 2 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) training school.The opening address was conducted......
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* SFHQ-MLT Troops Conduct Series of Educational Seminars for O/L Students
14th October 2014,12:10:36 Hours

On the directions and the coordination of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Mullaithivu (SFHQ-MLT) a series of educational seminars for Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination students in Mullaithivu District were arranged. As a part of this programme, a special seminar on Science Subjects in Tamil Medium was conducted at Pudukuduirippu Central Collage, Mullaithivu on Sunday (12).

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