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30th July 2016

Army Gifts New Uniform Sets to Affected Salawa Students on Commander’s Initiative

On another initiative taken by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, a total of 291 school students, affected in the recent Kosgama-Salawa .....


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  • Japanese New DA Meets Army Commander

    Captain A. Moroe, the new Defence Attaché (DA) in the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Friday (29).....

    29th July 2016 14:19:52 Hours
  • Sri Lankan Expatriates Donate Wheelchairs to Mark Birthday

    A Sri Lankan family, domiciled in Canada in coordination with Neth FM radio on account of one of their birthdays, donated a stock of medicine and five wheelchairs to the Army Hospital at Narahenpita..

    28th July 2016 17:40:08 Hours
  • New Custom Guards Receive Training Assistance from the Army

    In response to a request of the Director General of Customs to the Commander of the Army, seeking training assistance for his newly-recruited 97 custom guards, the Security Force Headquarters.....

    28th July 2016 14:13:35 Hours
  • US Military Cadets Call at SFHQ-J

    A team including students and instructors at the US Military Academy at West Point visited the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Wednesday (27) as a part of a familiarization tour.

    28th July 2016 13:58:14 Hours
  • Army Initiatives Get New Employment Openings for Ex-combatants

    The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with the noble intention of promoting the livelihood of north-based rehabilitated ex-LTTE combatants enabled 20 ex-combatants to make a living......

    28th July 2016 13:15:01 Hours
  • Parley on ‘Terrorism in Modern Environments’ Inaugurated at Buttala OCDC

    Significance of promoting professional standards of Army officers in all trades, considering possible would-be future threats in modern security threats, cyber space, biological.....

    25th July 2016 22:27:57 Hours
  • 19 Illicitly Felled Satinwood Logs Apprehended with Two Suspects

    3 Commando Regiment (CR) troops on patrol in the general area of Mundumurippu, Mankulam apprehended two suspects with 19 illicitly felled satinwood trees along with 3 chainsaws at.....

    24th July 2016 18:12:30 Hours
  • Garbage Left Behind by Pilgrims at Kataragama Cleaned Up

    Troops at 12 Division serving in the Security Forces - Central (SF-C) carried out a Shramadana campaign (cleaning programme) in the Vedasiti Kanda temple premises and its.....

    27th July 2016 14:25:59 Hours
  • Artificial Limbs Given Free to Kilinochchi Civilians

    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) together with the Centre for the Handicapped, Kandy gave away a stock of artificial limbs to needy handicapped persons in Kilinochchi area.....

    23rd July 2016 23:13:50 Hours
  • Defence Secretary, State Officials & Commander Evaluate Progress in Released Lands

    With the express purpose of evaluating the status quo of the Army-released civilian lands in Jaffna and the ongoing house construction projects of the Army for resettlement, a high-level delegation...

    23rd July 2016 20:39:52 Hours
  • Satinwood Fellers in Periya Madu Area Nabbed

    Troops of 26 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) serving the 613 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni while on a routine patrol in the general area of Periya Madu on Wednesday (20).....

    21st July 2016 20:21:20 Hours
  • Commander Congratulates & Appreciates Army World Champions in IMSSU Shooting Tournament

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, impressed with the World Champion achievements of Army shooters in the Small Bore Light Rifle and Small Bore Silhouette Rifle ..........

    21st July 2016 15:32:57 Hours
  • Army Undertakes to Build 100 Houses for Jaffna IDPs

    To be in line with the government’s ongoing project for construction of new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Jaffna peninsula, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J)...

    20th July 2016 18:04:27 Hours
  • SLNG’s Novel ‘Esala’ Spectacle at Ethugalpuraya Opened

    ‘Ethugalpurayai - Daham Amawai’, the annual Esala Zone, organized for the third consecutive time by the Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) Headquarters at Maligapitiya ground commenced on Tuesday (19)...

    20th July 2016 14:24:55 Hours
  • Heralding a New Era of Close Cooperation, New IGP Pays His First Visit to the Army Hqrs

    The recently-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Pujith Jayasundara reassuring his readiness to liaise closely with the Army and extend unstinted support for conduct of affairs with.......

    20th July 2016 12:23:52 Hours
  • President Leaves His Memories at SFHQ-KLN Visitors’ Book

    HE the President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces during his visit to Kilinochchi to inaugurate the Sri Lanka-German Technical Institute at Kilinochchi on...

    19th July 2016 15:27:12 Hours
  • Sri Lanka’s Shooters Win IMSSU World Championship - 2016 & Return Home to a Warm Welcome

    Shooters of the 8-member strong Sri Lanka National Shooting Team, comprised of 5 Army personnel became world champions in Small Bore Light Rifle and Small Bore Silhouette Rifle categories in the......

    18th July 2016 16:01:12 Hours
  • Differently-able War Heroes Mirror Aesthetic Skills Thru ‘Rana Handa’

    A packed audience at the Colombo Bishop’s College auditorium Sunday (17) evening offered a standing ovation to the aesthetic skills of disabled War Heroes of the Army once again when they with the ...

    18th July 2016 14:24:32 Hours
  • On Comd’s Initiative Abandoned Tractors Overhauled & Back at Work

    A project to repair a fleet of condemned tractors of the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) got underway under the guidance of Major General P. U. S Vithanage, Commander......

    18th July 2016 12:33:33 Hours
  • 19 SLNG ‘Good Samaritans’ after 14 hr Ordeal in ‘Saptha Kanya’ Rescue Five Tourists

    Sri Lanka Army National Guard (SLNG) troops, responding to an SoS call regarding disappearance of a five-member group of tourists, including two French nationals who went on a mountaineering.....

    17th July 2016 23:43:52 Hours

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  • 65 Division Sports Tournament Ends

    Troops in the 65 Division organized a sports tournament including several sports games during June 16- 26 July with the intention of enhancing the spirit among the corps serving in the 65 Division....

    30th July 2016 16:41:52 Hours
  • Army Wrestlers Become Champions in Defence Service Games

    Sri Lanka Army wrestlers in the Defence Service Games now underway secured the championship against Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force wrestlers.

    29th July 2016 22:07:04 Hours
  • ‘Wanni Innoveta - 2016’ to be Showcased at Anuradhapura Salgadu Grounds

    A press conference on the forthcoming ‘Wanni Innoveta - 2016’, which has been designed to innovate and display new creative skills of Wanni Army personnel as well as students at Rajarata University...

    28th July 2016 15:24:28 Hours
  • 121 Brigade Troops Assist Blood Donation Programme

    A blood donation programme was organized at the Sampath Bank office complex, Buttala on Sunday (24) with the assistance of 121 Brigade troops.

    28th July 2016 15:53:50 Hours
  • Intake - 82 Officer Cadets visit Mullaittivu Area

    A total of 43 members including 39 Officer Cadets at the Intake 82 and 4 Instructors under training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy visited the Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu.....

    28th July 2016 18:22:46 Hours
  • 11 Div’s New Gym & Library Opened to the Army Personnel

    The much-needed Library and a Gymnasium in the 11 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ - C) was opened to the Army personnel on Friday (22) after a brief ceremony.

    26th July 2016 23:09:44 Hours
  • Gajaba Regiment & Gunners Become Co-Champions in Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

    Army Inter Regiment Para Wheelchair Tennis Tournament - 2016 was held during 25-26 at Sri Lanka Tennis Association’s (SLTA) court in Colombo. 6 Regimental wheelchair tennis teams with.....

    27th July 2016 23:22:54 Hours
  • 12 Division Troops Assist Kataragama Pilgrims Cooking Meals

    A group of nearly 100 personnel of the Army and civil cooks gave their fullest support to make the annual Dansela (free eatery) conducted in the Dewala premises on account of the annual Kataragama....

    26th July 2016 23:03:09 Hours
  • Old Anandians (South) Helps Students with New Computer

    Troops of the 18th Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) serving under Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) on direction of the Commander 551 Brigade Colonel H.M.W.K Herath organized a donation.....

    26th July 2016 22:57:01 Hours
  • Outstanding Students of Low Income Families Rewarded

    Troops of Security Forces - East (SF-E) with the initiative of Commanding Officer, 18 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) donated school accessories and other stationeries to A/L student with..........

    26th July 2016 22:45:12 Hours
  • More Army Personnel Quality in IT

    A Computer course was conducted at the 12 Division to enhance the IT knowledge of 30 Other Ranks serving in the Brigades and Units serving under the 12 Division of the Security Force Headquarters ....

    26th July 2016 22:38:19 Hours
  • Kondavil Children Receive School Items

    Troops of the 51 Division, together with the ‘Kerala Astrologer Operational Foundation, Colombo’ organized a donation programme for students of low-income families in Kondavil area during a.....

    23rd July 2016 22:33:27 Hours
  • 14 Division Troops Launched One More ‘Dengue’ Campaign

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) on the instructions of the Ministry of Defence and the Army Headquarters actively contributed to the Dengue prevention.....

    24th July 2016 17:54:16 Hours
  • 66 Division New GOC Assumes Duties

    Brigadier D.C Keppetiwalana, the new General Officer Commanding (GOC) in at the 66 Division assumed duties on Friday (22) morning doing a simple ceremony at the 66 Division....

    24th July 2016 17:41:02 Hours
  • Troops Extend Help for Temple Painting in Ambalanthota

    Troops of the 10 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch (GW) of the 122 Brigade Ambalanthota painted several buildings at Ambalanthota Sinhagiri Temple premises during July 15-16 at the request of the Chief Monk.

    23rd July 2016 22:13:34 Hours
  • 12 Division Troops Hold Blood Donation Programme

    To coincide with the 10th anniversary of Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, a blood donation programme, organized by the Mirijjawila Botanical Garden’s Welfare Association took place at its auditorium.....

    23rd July 2016 21:55:53 Hours
  • Indian High Commission’s Defence Attaché Visits SFHQ-C

    Captain Prakash Gopalan, Defence Attaché, High Commission of India visited the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Friday (22) as part of a familiarization tour.

    23rd July 2016 21:32:11 Hours
  • More Vocational Trainees in CAVT Pass Out

    The Center for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at Kalaoya together with Sri Lanka Vocational Training Authority has been organizing vocational training courses for Army personnel at CAVT, Kalaoya....

    22nd July 2016 14:39:25 Hours
  • ‘Bodhi Pooja’ Pinkama Held on Esala Full Moon Poya Day

    A Bodhi Pooja was organized by the troops of the 7 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (7 SLAOC) of the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Esala Poya Day (19) .....

    22nd July 2016 13:48:37 Hours
  • 2 SF Team Champions ‘Inter Battalion 20/20 Softball Tournament’

    The fourth ‘Inter Battalion 20/20 Softball Tournament’ organized by the Sri Lanka Army Cricket Board commenced on June 15. A total of 203 Army cricket teams from all corners of the country..........

    20th July 2016 18:32:12 Hours

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