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12 Division Organizes Dengue Eradication Programme , Kilinochchi Vesak Pandol Construction Begins, 25 SLNG Wins Security Force Challenge Cup in Elle, Army Hockey Players Carry Away President’s Cup , Mullaittivu & Panagoda Army Base Hospital Inmates Receive New Year Gift , Final Arrangements for ‘Abimansala 3’ Grand Opening Assessed , Pakistan’s NDU Delegation at Army Headquarters Learns More about Army Contribution to Post-Conflict Sri Lanka , Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes, Signal Corps Accommodation Buildings Opened , Ex-combatants Entertained in New Year Treat , Tamil Woman Recruits Complete Nursing Assistant Course , Jaffna School Students Given Incentives , Founding Anniversary Remembered , Army Troops Give Away New Home to War Affected Family & Kilinochchi Commander Reviews Progress of Other Houses Under Construction, Final Arrangements for ‘Abimansala 3’ Grand Opening Assessed , Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Wanni, Mullaittivu, Diyatalawa & East-Based Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Hold New Year Festivals, ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years, Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes , New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes , ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years, ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ to be Staged at Kurunegala for 3 Days, New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes , Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital, Army-built Four New Houses Given to Northern Civilians , Speech by Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2014), Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya, May New Year - 2014 Usher In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !, Work Begin After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital, Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya, Army Headquarters’ New Year Festival Held in Full Swing,

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* Long Overdue Housing & Disaster Relief Loans Are to be Provided without Delay

* Pakistan’s CJCSC General Mahmood Calls on Army Commander

* Army to Provide Relief to Drought-Stricken Wanni People

* Commander Congratulates Ajantha Mendis & Sekkuge Prasanna

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* Elite Special Force Officers & Other Ranks Pass Out in Grand Military Ceremony

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* Army-Built 101 More Houses in Mullaittivu Vested in Civilians; 98 More Acres Released for Cultivation

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* Police Guard of Honour Greets Commander

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  Photo Story 23rd of April 2014
Pakistan’s NDU Delegation at Army Headquarters Learns More about Army Contribution to Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

A 21-member delegation of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour, arrived at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (22) afternoon. A representative group of members of the delegation, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office after all the delegates were welcomed on arrival at the Army Headquarters premises.
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* Army Hockey Players Carry Away President’s Cup
Updated : 22nd April 2014,19:28:46 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Hockey players Tuesday (22) evening beat their Navy counterparts during the finals in the knockout Hockey Tournament, held at Reid Avenue Astro Hockey Turf and carried away the President’s Cup. The Army scored 3 against 0. Tuesday’s finals came about after a tournament that was conducted nearly for three weeks under arrangements, made by Sri Lanka Army Hockey Committee, chaired by Major General V.U.B Nanayakkara.
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* Final Arrangements for ‘Abimansala 3’ Grand Opening Assessed
Updated : 21st April 2014,16:09:32 Hours
Just four days prior to the grand opening of the newest ‘Abimansala 3’ wellness resort for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army with a view to having a close.......
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* Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes
Updated : 21st April 2014,11:39:44 Hours

Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), one of the most prestigious and admired regiments in the Army on Sunday (20), commemorated its 126th anniversary with a series of events at its SLA Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake......
 
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* Tamil Woman Recruits Complete Nursing Assistant Course
Updated : 21st April 2014,18:03:57 Hours

Distribution of certificates to the Tamil woman recruits who successfully completed the Nursing Assistant course, conducted at Kilinochchi Army Base Hospital took place recently during a brief ceremony, held at the hospital premises. The five-month long course for those 10 Tamil woman soldiers focused on training in first aid, medical fundamentals......
 
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* Ex-combatants Entertained in New Year Treat
Updated : 21st April 2014,18:26:39 Hours

In what appeared to be a new initiative, all rehabilitated ex-combatants and their families living in the 62 Division area were invited to join a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival and a festive lunch at Sampathnuwara school premises on Sunday (20). On the directions given by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander.......
 
 
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* Army Troops Give Away New Home to War Affected Family & Kilinochchi Commander Reviews Progress of Other Houses Under Construction
21st April 2014,16:49:50 Hours

War affected Kilinochchi-based Mrs Mahendran Rasalechchami and her daughter had the privilege of receiving an Army-built brand new house as a New Year gift, following initiatives of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The personal intervention of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN......
 
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* Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Wanni, Mullaittivu, Diyatalawa & East-Based Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Hold New Year Festivals
21st April 2014,13:17:29 Hours

Members of the Sri Lanka Army across the country joined hands together with civilians for the celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, including the North and East. A ceremony, coloured with traditional games such as swinging, pot-cracking, Raban playing, Pancha playing, etc at Kilinochchi Commander’s residential premises......
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* ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years
19th April 2014,22:07:09 Hours
Sri Lanka’s No. 1 ‘Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross’, the year’s biggest motor racing event  that brings thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, ended on Saturday (19) evening  with several distinguished guests, including First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa......

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* New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes
17th April 2014,20:46:33 Hours
Attaching greater significance to the eternal welfare concerns of North West-resident dependant Army War Heroes, the new wellness resort, `Abimansala - 3' at Pangolla, Kurunegala is set to be opened ceremonially on April 25, 2014 said Major General Mano Perera, Director General Rehabilitation during a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) ........
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* Speech by Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2014)
16th April 2014,19:06:37 Hours

I thank the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security for organising the Putrajaya Forum, which affords an invaluable opportunity for those involved in Defence and Security from many countries to discuss topics of mutual importance. This session, which examines the Influence of Non State Actors and their Impact on Global Security, essentially sums up much of the content discussed at this Forum over the last two days.
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* ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ to be Staged at Kurunegala for 3 Days
17th April 2014,20:59:23 Hours

The year’s most attractive military spectacle, ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ is to be held from April 25 - 27, 2014 at Kurunegala Welagedara Grounds, said Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Adjutant General during a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) conference hall on Thursday (17).
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* Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital
16th April 2014,10:47:12 Hours
The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake together with senior officers this morning (16) inaugurated the first formal working day of the New Year at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after lighting the traditional oil lamp invited all present at the location to share new sweetmeats and milk rice (Kiribath) laid on tables at the premises.
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* Army-built Four New Houses Given to Northern Civilians
17th April 2014,18:36:07 Hours

The Army-built three new houses in Wanni and one more house in Kilinochchi were handed over to civilians of low income group during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival season. The three houses built in Veherathenna resettled village under the supervision of the Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) were sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores PLC Chairman and his family members.
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* Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya
16th April 2014,10:45:54 Hours

The first introductory exhibition of culinary skills of Army personnel ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014’, through which attempts are made to re-introduce traditional food varieties, was declared opened at Nuwara Eliya Tuesday (15) morning as one more spectacle of the ongoing 'Wasantha Udanaya' festival in the hill country.
 
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* May New Year - 2014 Usher In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !
13th April 2014,18:06:32 Hours
 
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, all Senior Officers, Officers and Members of the Civil Staff wish all of you a very Happy & Prosperous New Year in 2014 !
 
 
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* 12 Division Organizes Dengue Eradication Programme
Updated : 23rd April 2014,12:15:41 Hours

Under the guidance of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), 12 Division troops in coordination with the Hambantota Divisional Secretariat organized a Dengue eradication campaign on April 8. The campaign was conducted in several places including Beddewela, Karagamlewaya, Samodagama and Sittakulama in Hambantota.
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* Kilinochchi Vesak Pandol Construction Begins
Updated : 23rd April 2014,12:03:48 Hours

Initial construction work for erection of the Kilinochchi Vesak pandol began on Friday (18) inside the Kilinochchi Madya Maha Vidyalayam playground. The Seth Pirith chanted by Maha Sangha blessed the project. Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and senior officers attended the inaugural phese.
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* 25 SLNG Wins Security Force Challenge Cup in Elle
Updated : 23rd April 2014,12:02:41 Hours

With the objective of promoting self confidence and co-existence among officers and other ranks serving Units, Brigades and Divisions under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), an Elle playing tournament was organized with the participation of 42 teams, selected from Army personnel serving under the SFHQ - MLT.   
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* Mullaittivu & Panagoda Army Base Hospital Inmates Receive New Year Gift
Updated : 22nd April 2014,18:31:05 Hours

Distribution of gift parcels among resident patients and inmates at Mullaittivu Army Base Hospital and Mullaittivu District Hospital on account of Sinhala and Tamil New Year took place on Wednesday (16). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) visited both those hospitals, together with several senior officers and gave away symbolic gift parcels, dispatched by the  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.  
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* Signal Corps Accommodation Buildings Opened
Updated : 21st April 2014,18:39:00 Hours

Newly-constructed accommodation buildings at the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) Regimental Headquarters premises for officers and non-commissioned officers at Panagoda were recently opened during brief ceremonies.Major General E.P De Z Abeysekara, Deputy Chief of Staff and......
 
 
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* Jaffna School Students Given Incentives
21st April 2014,18:02:37 Hours

50 school students of low-income groups learning in J/433 Kadeikadu Grama Seva Division in the Security Force Headquarters- Jaffna (SFHQ-J) area received school accessories and toys as incentives on account of Sinhala and Tamil New Year during a ceremony.....

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* Founding Anniversary Remembered
21st April 2014,17:31:53 Hours

Pirith chanting, Bodhi Pooja and a colourful procession (Perahera) marked the 5th anniversary of planting a sapling of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya inside the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). The ceremony started off with Gilanpasa Bodhi Pooja Perahera and the all-night Pirith chanting ceremony, followed by offer of Heel Daana (breakfast) to the members of Maha Sangha, the following morning.
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* 112 Tri-Service Warrant Officers Meditate
11th April 2014,17:06:02 Hours

A group of 112 Warrant Officers of all three forces, following an initiative taken by Army Directorate of Psychological Operations at Army Headquarters, participated in a full-day meditation retreat at the Kanduboda Siyane International Vipassana Meditation Centre.
 
 
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* Visiting Pakistan’s General Goes to Jaffna
11th April 2014,17:18:20 Hours

As part of his itinerary in Sri Lanka, General Rashad Mahmood NI (M), Chairman Joint Chiefs Staff Committee (CJCSC), Pakistan, currently on a five-day visit, arrived at Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Thursday (10). During his brief interaction with Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J, the visiting Pakistan’s senior military officer received an update on the current security situation and other matters of importance.
 
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* Vellamullivaikkal West Wears Festive Garbs
11th April 2014,16:10:13 Hours

Civilians in close cooperation with the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) conducted a Sinhala Tamil New Year festival at Vellamullivaikkal West Playgrounds on Sunday (6). Nearly 3500 people and 500 members of the armed forces gathered, to take part in the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, organized under the supervision of the 681 Brigade.
 
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* 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest
11th April 2014,16:09:06 Hours

112 Brigade Headquarters at Diyatalawa under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in coordination with the Army Volunteer Training School had their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, held at SFHQ-C Rondow Grounds on Tuesday (8).
 
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* Trainees of College of Education Join with Troops for ‘Shramadana’
11th April 2014,14:21:17 Hours

Troops of 511 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) conducted a Sharamadana campaign at College of Education - Kopay with the participation of trainees on Monday (7).  15 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops and 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops serving the 511 Brigade and 25 trainees of the College took part in the Sharamadana.
 
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* East Troops Indulge in Community Projects
11th April 2014,13:59:00 Hours

With the coordination of the staff of the Medical Officer’s of Health (MOH) in Pulipanchikal, the troops of 232 Brigade organized a medical clinic and awareness programme at Pulipanchikal Vidyalayam on Saturday (5). The programme provided medical assistance to more than 650 villagers in Pulukadu, Pondukachchena, Muruthana, Akrana, Kiliveddi, Koralaweli and Kudumbimalai.
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* Indian Defence Advisor Calls at SFHQ-West
10th April 2014,16:49:22 Hours

Defence Advisor for High Commission of India, Captain Prakash Gopalan of Indian Navy called at the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda on Tuesday (8) for a mutual interactive meeting with the SFHQ-West Commander, Major General Sumedha Perera. The visiting Defence Attaché during his exchange of views recalled mutual exchange of training programmes.....
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* Kataragama 122 Brigade Holds Mobile Clinic for Cardiac Patients
10th April 2014,16:10:29 Hours

Specialist Cardiologist, Dr Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to the request, projected by the 122 Brigade of 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) and assisted conduct of a mobile clinic to screen cardiac patients in Kataragama area on Sunday (6). More than 400 civilians, together with some members of the clergy received consultations from the clinic, organized at Kavantissapura Vidyalaya, Kataragama.  
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