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1 Month English Course for Thirty Army Personnel Completed, One More ‘Shramadana’ Held in Pothuvil , Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies , Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C , New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda, Medical Programme to Mark World Cancer Day , Distribution of School Amenities Among Low-Income Group Students, Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, World’s End Rescuer & His Team Felicitated at Tourism Bureau Ceremony, Retired General Ratnayake Leaving Indelible Memories Bids Goodbye to His Second Home, SLLI , Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence, Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping , Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People , SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya, SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services, State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister , SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant , Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist , Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant , New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities , New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties, MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE, Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President ,

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* Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates

* New Commander Invites His Predecessor as Chief Guest to the War Hero Monument Ceremony at Battaramulla

* In Formal Military Ceremony Outgoing Commander Gen Ratnayake Hands Over Symbolic Sword to His Successor

* Outgoing Army Chief Extends Profuse Thanks to Everyone for Support Given

* Outgoing Commander Promoted to Rank of General

* Army Troops Rescue Life of Dutch National in Horton Plains

* Major General A.W.J.C De Silva Appointed New Commander of the Army

* Army Sponsored ‘Nandimithra Gama’ Vested in Displaced Families in Wanni

* Principal Appreciates Army Support to College

* Army Troops Repair Discarded School Furniture

* Kilinochchi Students Enjoy Army Photographic Exhibition

* Commander Greets Eight Senior Officers Promoted to Ranks of Major General

* Several Key Appointments / Relinquishments in the Army Announced

* SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

* Glittering Ceremony Felicitates Army Achievers in Sports

* Sinha Regiment’s Mascot, ‘Cougar’ Bids Farewell

* One More Segment of Sport Veterans Felicitated

* A Section of Past Veterans in Army Sports Felicitated in Special Ceremony

* History of Army Sports Immortalized; Photo Exhibition & Book Launch at BMICH

* 9th Army Contingent Leaves for Lebanon on UN Peace Keeping

  Photo Story 3rd of March 2015
Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander


The India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST), which is held for the fourth time, began at the Army Headquarters Monday (2) with the objective of enhancing the Defence Cooperation between the two armies. The discussions will continue until 04 March.
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* Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies
Updated : 2nd March 2015,22:26:05 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s one of the most admired fighting units, Special Forces (SF) received recognition once more when its War Heroes’ children and disable soldiers were offered incentives by way of scholarships and appreciation, thanks to the monetary grants made available by the United Motors Ltd, at the request of the Special Forces Seva Vanitha Unit.
 
 
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* Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros
Updated : 27th February 2015,16:52:02 Hours

In keeping with age-old traditions and military formalities that have been practised since founding of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, the newly-appointed 21st Commander of the Army on Friday (27) morning, paid his homage to the most sacred Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
 
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* New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda
Updated : 2nd March 2015,18:28:16 Hours

Under the new development vision of the government, distinguished guests including Mr. P Digambaram, Minister of Estate and Infrastructure Development, Mr. Harin Fernando, Chief Minister of Uva Province  and Commander  Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C)  placed the foundation stones on Sunday (1) for construction of a new housing project at Punagala Estate  for the victims in Miriyabedda landslide.... 
 
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* Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister
Updated : 26th February 2015,11:35:58 Hours

Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe Thursday (26) morning, extended greetings and best wishes on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva when the latter, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Temple Trees, Colombo 3.
 
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* Retired General Ratnayake Leaving Indelible Memories Bids Goodbye to His Second Home, SLLI
Updated : 27th February 2015,18:29:29 Hours

Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, the oldest Regiment in the Sri Lanka Army which has hitherto produced the most number of Army Commanders, bade farewell to one of its most illustrious military icons that has made the SLLI and the country proud by serving the Army for......
 
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* World’s End Rescuer & His Team Felicitated at Tourism Bureau Ceremony
Updated : 27th February 2015,19:08:49 Hours

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau on Friday (27) in a special ceremony at the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Colombo, felicitated Sergeant A. M. Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment who risked his own life to rescue a Dutch foreigner who fell off the famous World’s End in Hortons Plains, off Ohiya while photographing his wife. (See News Highlights below & Video Image)
 
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* State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:03:24 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army made his formal maiden visit to Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, Hon State Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence this morning (26). During the courtesy call, Mr Wijewardene extended his best wishes and greetings on the new Commander of the Army and assured his best support for performance of.......
 
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* Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour
25th February 2015,17:57:21 Hours

Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
 
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* Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence
27th February 2015,16:11:24 Hours

Former Commander of the Army General Daya Ratnayake (retd)  made a farewell courtesy call on Hon State Minister of Defence Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene on Thursday (26) at the Ministry of Defence. During the cordial discussions, State Minister Wijewardene extended his good wishes to the outgoing Commander for all his future endeavours.


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* Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping
26th February 2015,14:46:34 Hours

The third segment of the 9th Sri Lanka Army contingent for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left Sri Lanka to assume duties as troops of the Force Protection in Lebanon Wednesday (25) evening. The group consists of 80 Army personnel (four officers and seventy six other rankers).  The Sri Lanka’s Force Protection Unit (9 SLFPU), is comprised of 10 officers and 140 other rankers in total and has been made up with the troops from Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (76).....
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* New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President
24th February 2015,15:41:00 Hours

The newly-appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General A.W.J. Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (24) afternoon paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the President’s Secretariat after assumption of office as Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters.
 
 
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* Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist
25th February 2015,20:03:50 Hours

3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops swiftly acted to rescue the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End, Horton Plains on Saturday (21) following the SOS for help. Here are some of the photos taken during the rescue mission. Please see the video gallery for more images.
 
 
 
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* Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant
25th February 2015,19:41:25 Hours

Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke, more popularly known as ‘Channa’ among his associates, assumed office this morning (25) as the new Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a religious and military ceremony. A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour at the SLAVF Headquarters in......
 
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* Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President
24th February 2015,22:08:44 Hours

General Daya Ratnayake, former Commander of the Army paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday (24) afternoon in order to officially intimate the President’s office of his relinquishment. President Sirisena wished him good luck with his future endeavours during the brief meeting.    
 
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* US Gifts More De-mining Accessories to the Army
24th February 2015,17:10:08 Hours

Embassy of the United States of America under its defence co-operation programme gifted a stock of de-mining equipment and accessories to the de-miners of the Sri Lanka Army on Tuesday (24). The stock, comprised of 500 helmets, 440 body armours, 50 medical packs, 4 GIS mapping software units, 10 memory cards and 10 cameras, is an incentive given to the Sri Lanka Army for further promotion of its continuous de-mining assignments in the north.
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* New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances
23rd February 2015,14:06:37 Hours

The newly-appointed 21st Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva RWP USP ndu psc of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) who took office this morning (23) at the Army Headquarters, was greeted with military honours and other ceremonials before a large representative gathering of senior officers and other ranks.


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* MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE
23rd February 2015,10:41:53 Hours
         
It is with great pride and humble pleasure I issue this message as the 21st Commander of the Army which boasts a dignified and proud history. I wish to record my gratitude and respect to HE the President and Hon. Prime Minister on this occasion as I reach the apex of my 35-year of military career as the Commander of the Army. I reiterate the fact that Sri Lanka Army as a valiant force with its unmatched history of 65 years dedicatedly, has defended the territorial integrity, sovereignty and unitary status of our motherland and eradicated the world’s most ruthless terrorism once for all.

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* 1 Month English Course for Thirty Army Personnel Completed
Updated : 3rd March 2015,16:23:18 Hours

The English Language Course conducted for the other Rankers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) came to an end on Saturday (28) withaward of certificates to the participants during a ceremony at the main conference hall. It was organized by the SFHQ-MLT following guidance given by.......
 
 
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* One More ‘Shramadana’ Held in Pothuvil
Updated : 3rd March 2015,16:20:04 Hours

Troops of the 23 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the surroundings of Inspector Eatham Tamil Maha Vidyalaya on Friday (27).......
 
 
 
 
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* Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C
Updated : 2nd March 2015,18:29:58 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour saluted the outgoing Major General A.M. Perera in accordance with military traditions to mark the relinquishment of his   appointment as Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Central  (SFHQ- C) during a formal farewell, held at the SFHQ- C premises on Thursday (26).
 
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* Medical Programme to Mark World Cancer Day
Updated : 2nd March 2015,14:52:43 Hours

A medical clinic was organized on account of the World Cancer Day by the Lieutenant Colonel T.C Harasgama, of the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) in cooperation with Dr. D. Vinodya at the Harmony Centre Kilinochchi, on Friday (27) on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
 
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* Distribution of School Amenities Among Low-Income Group Students
Updated : 2nd March 2015,14:51:54 Hours

A simple ceremony to distribute school amenities among 38 students of low-income families attending Kevil Government’s Mixed School in Pokkarappu area, was held on Wednesday (25) morning at the school premises. Each student was provided with a gift parcel, worth around Rs 1600/=. Moreover, each teacher was also presented with an umbrella to symbolically admire the great service they are rendering.
 
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* Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:42:35 Hours

Two donation programmes were held with the assistance of the 551 Brigade in Jaffna area on 21 February. The donations were sponsored by ‘Janasarana’ Foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company. One donation programme was held at the Methodist Mission Mixed school in Mathanai where school items including whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sportswear were donated to the school.
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* SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:41:40 Hours

Ginigathhena Central College in Nuwara Eliya with the help of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard troops who are serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Central, recently organized a blood donation campaign at the college premises. 17 Army personnel, including the Commanding Officer of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard took part in the campaign. A large number of civilians in the area and school children came forward to donate blood.
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* SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant
25th February 2015,21:44:42 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour on Friday (20) saluted the outgoing Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Major General S.W.L Daulagala who is to assume office as Director General Projects at the Army Headquarters. He was received on arrival at the SLAVF Headquarters, Kosgama by Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe....
  
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* SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services
26th February 2015,13:38:14 Hours

Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
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* New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties
25th February 2015,13:31:53 Hours

Major General Nandana Udawatta assumed duties as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on 21 February during a brief ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Udawatte reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ after his arrival at the SFHQ-J premises.

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* Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on ‘Art of Living’
24th February 2015,13:17:28 Hours


On a concept of Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, a lecture on the ‘Art of Living’ to address the growing problem of ‘teenage marriages and mothers’ was conducted by Professor Praneeth Abeysundara of University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya main auditorium on........

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* New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities
25th February 2015,14:43:37 Hours

The new Officer Mess of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), named ‘SPIRIT’ was recently opened by Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence during his recent visit to the north. On a concept by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, the three storied Officer Mess was built to suit natural surroundings at a cost of Rs 53 m.
 
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* Awareness Programme on Traffic Control to Mark World Day of Social Justice
24th February 2015,13:14:47 Hours

15 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) organized an awareness programme on ‘Traffic Control’ to make aware students of the Vellamkuam Roman Tamil Mixed School in cooperation with the Illuppukadewai Police Station. It was organized to mark the world day of social justice on Friday (20) with the participation of two Police officers, SLSR troops, teachers and students.
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* New SFHQ - East Commander Welcomed
23rd February 2015,20:12:23 Hours

Major General N.J Walgama on Friday (20) assumed his new office at Welikanda as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) during a brief military ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Walgama reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ-E......
 
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* Vennankulam People Receive School Items and Clothes
23rd February 2015,20:11:18 Hours

Mr. Prasannjith Fernando, an employee of Sri Lankan Airlines with the assistance of the Commander 651 Brigade, donated school items and clothes to the people in Vennankulam area during an event, held at the Vennankulam Pre School on 19 February 2015. A total of 28 packs, each containing school stationery and shoes....

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* Kilinochchi Troops Assist Kovil Pooja at Thirumurukkandi Kovil
23rd February 2015,10:41:48 Hours

6 Sri Lanka Army Ordinance Corps  (SLAOC) troops serving  under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilionochchi  (SFHQ-KLN) provided assistance for conduct of the annual ‘ Maha Shiva Raththri Pooja at Thirumurukkandi  Kovil, Kilinochchi on Monday (16). In the meantime, same troops conducted a Shramadana campaign to clear the surroundings of the Kovil premises together with devotees in the area, prior to the event.
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* ICRC Delegates Visit Kilinochchi Commander
20th February 2015,11:20:41 Hours

Several representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to meet its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on Thursday (19).
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