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Newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ for Manufacture of Essentials Opened at Dombagoda, The Army in Another Milestone Project Moves into Production of Its Steel Requirements, Nigerian Delegation to Learn Welfare Systems in Sri Lankan Tri Services , Career Training Lecture Held , Patients Provided Transport for SFHQ-MLT Organized Mobile Clinic , 6 SLLI Invokes Merits on Its Fallen War Heroes during Annual Pinkama, Newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ for Manufacture of Essentials Opened at Dombagoda, Redesigned ‘Ranaviruwa’ Copy Presented to Commander, More Relief Provided & Coordinated by Wanni & Central Troops, Four Digit Number Army Personnel in Jaffna Finish Tamil Proficiency Course , Wanni Commander Distributes Seeds & Dry Ration Packets , More Water Distribution Continues in East, Second Workshop on ‘Art of Living’ Held, Kandana De Mazenod Prefects Join SFHQ-J Workshop , Wanni & Kilinochchi Troops Learn More About Stock Exchange, SFHQ-KLN Conducts English Language Course for NCOs, Nawalapitiya Army Tattoo Draws to a Close with Massive Crowds , ‘Gajaba Supercross’ Adds Thrill at Saliyapura, Nawalapitiya ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ Opened with Massive Crowds, 6 SLLI Invokes Merits on Its Fallen War Heroes during Annual Pinkama, Secretary Defence Appreciates Tri-service Commitment to ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’, Nawalapitiya ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ Opened with Massive Crowds , Military Funeral of Woman Recruit Attracts Huge Crowds in Kilinochchi , Pre Retirement Course for Army Personnel Awards Certificates , Special Infantry Operations Course 50 (2014/II) Pass Out On 24 August 2014, SFHQ-E Conducts Counseling Lecture for Lady Officers, SFHQ-W Troops Organize Life Support Projects Together With Lions Club, Army Troops Continue to Provide Drinking Water to Drought-hit People in SFHQ-C Area, Jaffna Troops Arrange Donation to ‘Vazvaham’ Children Home, SFHQ-E Troops Conduct More Community Services,

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* East Based Troops Too Join Supplying Drinking Water

* Mullaittivu Civilians Provided with Drinking Water

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* SFHQ-W Launches Relief Programmes for Wanni People

* SFHQ-KLN Fights War Against Drought

* Army Gives Support to Maintain Health Services

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  Photo Story 2nd of September 2014
The Army in Another Milestone Project Moves into Production of Its Steel Requirements
 
 
Sri Lanka Army, placing one more new feather in its cap, commenced its own manufacture of barrack equipment, machinery tools and all steel accessories in the mega ‘Army Industrial Workshop’ of the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) at Kosgama on Tuesday (2) afternoon.
 
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* Newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ for Manufacture of Essentials Opened at Dombagoda
Updated : 1st September 2014,17:42:56 Hours
 
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, intent on encouraging the production of Army essentials within the organization itself, embarked on another new project on Monday (1) after ceremonially inaugurating the newest ‘Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda Horana where iron beds are manufactured under the first phase.
 
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* Nigerian Delegation to Learn Welfare Systems in Sri Lankan Tri Services
Updated : 2nd September 2014,15:05:38 Hours

An eleven-member delegation from the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), currently in Sri Lanka on a study tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (2) morning at Army Headquarters. Headed by Air Vice Marshal M.R Morgan of the Nigerian Air Force, the delegation was anxious to learn about the Sri Lankan Army.....
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* 6 SLLI Invokes Merits on Its Fallen War Heroes during Annual Pinkama
Updated : 30th August 2014,21:58:39 Hours

The annual all-night Pirith chanting and offer of alms to 130 Buddhist monks with the objective of transferring merits on 464 War Heroes of the 6 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (6 SLLI) was held for the 16th consecutive year at Mahakandarawa 6 SLLI Headquarters in Mihintale, beginning Saturday (30) evening. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army who himself is also from the same Battalion.......
 
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* Nawalapitiya Army Tattoo Draws to a Close with Massive Crowds
Updated : 1st September 2014,12:31:34 Hours

The three-day long Army ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ that provided the thrills and spills at Nawalapitiya, drew to a close on Sunday (31) with a massive crowd witnessing the event. Hon Governor for Central Province Mr Tikiri Kobbekaduwa attended the inauguration of the day’s show as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Army......
 
 
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* Redesigned ‘Ranaviruwa’ Copy Presented to Commander
Updated : 1st September 2014,16:40:48 Hours

Ranaviruwa,’ the monthly magazine of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations which represents the entire organization recently, received a boost when the Commander of the Army, instructed its editors to redesign its outlook and increase the number of colour pages, giving more space for soldiers’ roles for the sake of the country. Brigadier B. H.M. A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations, recently met......
 
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* ‘Gajaba Supercross’ Adds Thrill at Saliyapura
31st August 2014,20:11:14 Hours

Gajaba Supercross-2014’, the year’s stunning Grand Prix on Sunday (31) in Rajarata at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Headquarters (GR) drew a massive crowd of spectators. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army attended the motor racing event and the closing ceremomy as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Major General S.W.L Daulagala.......
 
 
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* Four Digit Number Army Personnel in Jaffna Finish Tamil Proficiency Course
1st September 2014,15:16:25 Hours

A four digit number of Army personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) successfully completed a one-month long Tamil language proficiency course and received their credentials during a grand ceremony at Kankasanthurai on Friday (29). Teaching of Tamil language to troops serving the SFHQ-J got underway......
 
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* More Water Distribution Continues in East
1st September 2014,13:35:19 Hours

2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops serving Trincomalee under 221 Brigade, 2 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) in Welikanda, 8 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) troops at Minneriya and 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops at Serunuwara in the past week conducted a number of social service projects for the benefit of low-income group families in respective areas.
 
 
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* Nawalapitiya ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ Opened with Massive Crowds
29th August 2014,18:23:56 Hours

The year’s second provincial ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ that showcases the exceptional assortment of exclusive skills of Army personnel was opened at Gampola - Nawalapitiya Jayathilake ground on Friday (29) afternoon by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake. The mega Army ‘Searchlight Tattoo’, very much popular among.......
 
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* Secretary Defence Appreciates Tri-service Commitment to ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’
28th August 2014,12:25:36 Hours

The architect who made the ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ a resounding success appreciated the commitment and dedication of the tri-service personnel shown and presented appreciative tokens of gratitude and lauded their roles Wednesday (27) evening at a special ceremony, held at Battaramulla Waters Edge Hotel......
 
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* Newly Enlisted 'Api Army' Professionals Pass out to Serve the Nation
29th August 2014,15:52:40 Hours

Professionals, enlisted recently under the ‘Api Army’ programme to different rank structures of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force General Reserve, passed-out after pledging  their  allegiance to serve the Nation during a Passing-out ceremony, graced by Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General Lalith Daulagala as the Chief Guest on successful.....
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* Air Chief of Pakistan Calls on Army Commander
28th August 2014,15:09:17 Hours

Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Air Chief of the Pakistan Air Force, presently in Sri Lanka on a three-day long goodwill visit, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters Thursday (28) afternoon. Major General S.W.L Daulugala, Colonel Commandant, Gajaba Regiment (GR) and.......
 
 
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* Pre Retirement Course for Army Personnel Awards Certificates
29th August 2014,18:00:36 Hours

On the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Training School on Monday (25) commenced a Special Course, named ‘Spiritual Biodynamic Traditional Agriculture’ for officers and other ranks who will retire from service, together with the ‘Sanasa’ Natural Farm, Ukuwela with the coordination of famous environmentalist.....
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* Drought-Affected Jaffna Villagers Receive Water Tanks & Books for Their Children
29th August 2014,16:20:21 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SF HQ - J) distributed 72 water tanks worth of Rs 850,000/= and school books to the value of Rs 120,000/= among the drought-affected low-income group families and their children, based at Kaddaikadu, donated by “Derana” media organization at the request of Commander of the SFHQ -J during a brief function held on Tuesday (26) at Thalaiady Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed (RCTM) school. 
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* ‘Ex- Cormorant Strike V - 2014’ to Fly High Next Week
26th August 2014,20:55:11 Hours

The final execution phase of the ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel and representatives from foreign countries, will commence on Tuesday (September 2) for the fifth consecutive year, Brigadier Ralph Nugera, Director Training......
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* Career Training Lecture Held
Updated : 2nd September 2014,15:03:40 Hours

A special project to encourage unemployed young ones in Jaffna for career development in Information Technology (IT) and Shipping trade under the programme, NEET (Not in Education, not in Employment, not in Training), got underway, following an initiative taken by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (29). A selected group of 20 job aspirants listened to Mr T. Lingeshwaran, Director CINEC Campus.....

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* Patients Provided Transport for SFHQ-MLT Organized Mobile Clinic
Updated : 2nd September 2014,13:14:44 Hours

As one more humanitarian project of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), a special mobile clinic for diagnosis of cardiac complications was held on Sunday (31) at Mullaittivu District Hospital, following arrangements, made by the SFHQ-MLT. A team of 6 medical specialists, together with 19 medical assistants from Asiri Hospitals Ltd of Colombo examined 207 patients.....
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* More Relief Provided & Coordinated by Wanni & Central Troops
Updated : 1st September 2014,15:56:04 Hours

Another total of 200 drought-hit families in Kalyanipura Phase I, Phase II and Phase III in Vavuniya received dry ration packets and drinking water bottles, sponsored by Rev Fr Sanjeewa of Padaviya in conjunction with the priest of Waga Parish on August, 25. The arrangement coordinated by the 62 Division was supported by the Commanding Officer of 17 Sri Lanka National Guard (17 SLNG).
 
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* Wanni Commander Distributes Seeds & Dry Ration Packets
Updated : 1st September 2014,14:07:37 Hours

Drought-affected people in Veheratenna received 265 packets of rice as relief, thanks to the sponsorship, provided by Mr Yoga Perera, President, SLADAR and his family on Friday (29). The distribution took place in the presence of Brigadier K.G.D Perera, General Officer Commanding, 62 Division after the coordination was done by 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR).
 
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* Second Workshop on ‘Art of Living’ Held
Updated : 1st September 2014,13:22:34 Hours

More than 160 Army personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) listen to the second lecture on ‘Art of Living’ and attended its workshop for three days (Aug 29 - 31) at Nelum Piyasa auditorium at Kilinochchi. The lecture and its workshop was conducted by the founder of the workshop Mr H.H Sri Sri Ravishankar and Mr K.K Ganesh Ji.
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* Kandana De Mazenod Prefects Join SFHQ-J Workshop
1st September 2014,13:21:10 Hours

A group of senior and junior prefects from De Mazenod College, Kandana attended a two-day workshop on ‘Self Development’, conducted by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at “Wisdom Dorm”, Kankesanthurai during two days (Aug 25 - 26). During the workshop, those prefects, including 6 female and 39 male students had the rare chance.......
 
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* Wanni & Kilinochchi Troops Learn More About Stock Exchange
1st September 2014,13:00:22 Hours

Empowering the troops to be in line with modern day requirements and fast changing commercial scenario, all Security Force Headquarters around the country on the directions of the Commander of the Army, have begun to conduct introductory lectures on Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and its related financial operations. 150 other rankers and 20 officers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Wednesday (27).....
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* SFHQ-KLN Conducts English Language Course for NCOs
1st September 2014,12:46:29 Hours

Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) ended its 45-day long English Language Course for Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) serving SFHQ-KLN under directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, in order to enhance basic English knowledge of the other rankers. Private K.B Ruwansiri......
 
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* Military Funeral of Woman Recruit Attracts Huge Crowds in Kilinochchi
29th August 2014,18:05:03 Hours

The first ever military funeral of Recruit Ajantha Prasad of 7 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps took place at Kilinochchi Thirumurukkandy Public Cemetery recently with full military honours. The recruit, a native of Kilinochchi who joined the Sri Lanka Army as a woman soldier on May 22 has been suddenly diagnosed having a cancer after she took ill and was transferred to Jaffna Teaching Hospital.......
 
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* Special Infantry Operations Course 50 (2014/II) Pass Out On 24 August 2014
29th August 2014,17:58:33 Hours

19 officers and 190 other ranks who successfully completed the Special Infantry Operations (SIO) Course No. 50 (2014/II ) at the Maduruoya Army Training School, passed out in a colourful ceremony on Sunday (24). At the invitation of Brigadier L.A.N.S Wanigasinghe, Commandant, Army Training School, Maduruoya, Brigadier A.A Kodippili........
 
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* SFHQ-E Conducts Counseling Lecture for Lady Officers
29th August 2014,17:25:49 Hours

On the guidance of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), Major M.D.H.R Sumanasekara, Commanding Officer (CO), 5 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC), conducted a special lecture programme for lady officers of 5 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) at 22 Division lecture hall on........
 
 
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* SFHQ-W Troops Organize Life Support Projects Together With Lions Club
29th August 2014,17:24:31 Hours

Troops of the 622 Brigade under the 62 Division in the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) recently performed more community projects, including a medical campaign, donation of a water filter and school items and legal assistance, together with the Lions’ club, Medawachchiya for the benefit of villagers........
 
 
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* Army Troops Continue to Provide Drinking Water to Drought-hit People in SFHQ-C Area
29th August 2014,16:55:14 Hours

On the directions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, troops of the 111, 112 and 121 Brigade under 11 and 12 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) distributed drinking water to drought-hit areas on directions of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C on Monday (25).......
 
 
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* Jaffna Troops Arrange Donation to ‘Vazvaham’ Children Home
29th August 2014,16:53:58 Hours

Following initiatives of the 513 Brigade under the 53 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), a group of Buddhist monks and visitors from Panadura called at the ‘Vazvzham’ Home for Children where blind children are looked after and given education at Mallakam on Tuesday (26). The visitors donated school items and sweets to 34 inmates.....
 
 
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* 62 Division Troops Distributes Drinking Water Bottle for Drought-hit Villagers
29th August 2014,16:52:40 Hours

Troops of the 62 Division under the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) following sponsorship given by the Brave Guard Security Investigation Service (Pvt) Ltd, 1000 of 5 liter drinking water bottles were distributed among drought-hit villagers in Weherathanna, Kambiliwewa, Kohomagaswewa, Weherawewa and.......
 
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