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Army Provides Assistance to Centenary Celebration of St. James Church, Eastern Troops Provide Water Bottles to Drought - hit Villages , Aluthgama Reconstruction & Repairs Work in Full Swing , Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students, 62 Division Organizes Alms Giving for 50 Monks and Offers Lunch for 575, Including Pregnant Mothers, ‘Emeralds’ T-shirts Distributed Free among Poor Civilians , Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors, Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location, Commander Extends Warm Greetings to 'Ranaviru Real Star' Achievers, Alms-Giving & Special ‘Ifthar’ Mark 22 Division Anniversary, ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni , Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors, SLMA Ruggerites Stun SLAF Combat Training School, ‘Ifthar’ Ritual Performed in Jaffna on Grand Scale, US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation, East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles, SLMA with its Muslim Cadet Officers Mark ‘Ifthar’, SFHQ-W Begins Courses for Commanding Officers, 11 Division Troops Clean Up Sacred Kandy before Esala Festival, Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground, ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni , New Community Project Initiated to Turn Stray Dogs to be Watch Dogs in Army Installations , Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards , Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground, KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai, Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament, Cadet Training Course for SLAVF Professionals Begins, Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony , Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards , Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials,

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* MILITARY POLICE SURVEILLANCE TEAMS TO MINIMIZE MALPRACTICES, CORRUPTION & IRREGULARITIES

* Secretary Defence Declares Open New Civil Defence Force Facility

* Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship

* Army Seva Vanitha Showers War Heroes & Their Families with Millions Worth Gifts

* Maduruoya Produces One More Batch of SIO Qualified Soldiers

* SLMA Turns Thesis Findings Into a Book

* Indian Air Force Chief Calls on Army Commander

* ‘Aradhanawa’ Staged to Promote Understanding & Reconciliation

* New Tennis Court at Army Residential Complex Opened

* Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for ‘Abimansala’ Inmates

* Central Troops Attend to Winds-Affected Schools & Offices

* Commander Speaks to Medical Officers at New Hospital

* Elephant Pass Remembers ‘Hasalaka War Hero’

* Army Initiative Enables ‘Success’ to Build Three More Houses

* Monetary Donations Received for Monk’s Funeral Used for a Worthy Cause

* 'Arcade Independence Square' Colonial Buildings Restored to their Grandeur & Magnificence Vested in Public

* 23rd Death Anniversary of ‘Hasalaka’ War Hero Falls Today

* Commander Greets New Record Makers in Silhouette Shooting on the Eve of Their Departure Abroad

* Army Recruits 426 Tradesmen from East

* Kovil Given Required Timber Stock

  Photo Story 31st of July 2014
Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location


Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
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* Aluthgama Reconstruction & Repairs Work in Full Swing
Updated : 30th July 2014,15:12:21 Hours

Members of the Army, now engaged in reconstruction and restoration work in Aluthgama, in the aftermath of recent violent acts, have performed impressively well  and are about to complete the assignment in a couple of weeks, Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, West (SFHQ-W) told a media briefing at Aluthgama on Wednesday (30).
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* Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors
Updated : 28th July 2014,17:19:06 Hours

Putting formerly famous commercial building, 'Tripoli Market' into good use, to be in parallel with world's fast changing, innovative and latest advancements of creativity, invention and discovery, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Monday (28) after a complete overhaul of the premises......
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* 62 Division Organizes Alms Giving for 50 Monks and Offers Lunch for 575, Including Pregnant Mothers
Updated : 30th July 2014,11:53:37 Hours

Troops of 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) took part in offer of alms to 50 monks and provided a delicious lunch to 75 pregnant mothers and 500 villagers at the 622 Brigade Headquarters premises on Saturday (26). Mr. Ranjith Rathnayake and Mrs. Seetha Nishshanka from Sadalankawa gave financial assistance to this event at the request of the Commander, 622 Brigade.
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* Commander Extends Warm Greetings to 'Ranaviru Real Star' Achievers
Updated : 28th July 2014,23:36:34 Hours

All ten Army vocalists  along with the winner, Captain Aruni de Silva of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police who entered  the final round and afterwards the grand finale in the 'Ranaviru Real Star-Mission IV' contest that stymied music lovers on Saturday (26) night at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, received congratulations and greetings of the Commander of the Army when the team called at the Army Headquarters Monday (28) evening.

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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni
Updated : 27th July 2014,01:48:37 Hours

The grand finale of the year’s mammoth ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ that glittered Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Saturday (26) evening, voted Captain Aruni de Silva of the Sri Lanka Army as the ‘Ranaviru Real Star - 2014’ after two competitive rounds......

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* Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground
25th July 2014,18:55:24 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, reminiscent of his primary school days at Udabadalawa Sudarshana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala where the Commander as a teenager, recorded his first win.........
 
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* New Community Project Initiated to Turn Stray Dogs to be Watch Dogs in Army Installations
25th July 2014,19:27:43 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), in what appear to be a novel and an exclusive project, is to make maximum use of hundreds of stray dogs and form Community Dog Squads to be used for surveillance and vigilance duties inside all military installations under the SFHQ-KLN......
 
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* 11 Division Troops Clean Up Sacred Kandy before Esala Festival
28th July 2014,12:28:09 Hours
Prior to the commencement of the forthcoming Kandy Esala Perahera season, troops of the 11 Division under command to the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ-C) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign, together with members of the general public in Kandy town area to get rid of garbage and clear the areas on Monday (21)......
 
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* SLMA Ruggerites Stun SLAF Combat Training School
28th July 2014,14:43:36 Hours

Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) ruggerites registered victory against Sri Lanka Air Force Combat Training School, Diyatalawa by thrilling 24 points (two tries and two goals) to 3 for Happy Valley Challenge Trophy at Polo Grounds, Diyatalawa on Saturday (26). This friendly match was organized by the SLMA to strengthen bonds of goodwill between Officer Cadets of both institutions.
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* Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards
24th July 2014,11:52:25 Hours

The stage is now set for the year’s mammoth final ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Saturday (July 26) with seven tri-service contenders, entering the fray for supremacy. As the final countdown has begun......
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* Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials
24th July 2014,10:21:16 Hours

A traditional 'Ifthar' ceremony, organized by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development took place at Hotel Taj Samudra Wednesday (23) evening with the participation of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest. The ceremony......

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* KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai
25th July 2014,07:41:42 Hours
 
World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress at Mumbai, India  General has recently recognized ' the strategic and iconic position'  of  Major General Milinda Peiris, Vice Chancellor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) by presenting the 'Award for Outstanding Contribution To Education' The award was in recognition of the strategic and iconic position, occupied by Major General Milinda Peiris in the fraternity of Vice Chancellors as an agent of change in global education.
 
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* Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony
22nd July 2014,22:44:55 Hours

Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly......
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* Army Underwater Warriors Introduce First Diving Course
23rd July 2014,15:31:59 Hours

Special Forces (SF), combat divers of the Army who introduced the first Diving Training Course to the Army, following daring experiences they have had in Nanthikadal lagoon during humanitarian operations, recently held their first formal Passing out Parade for newly-trained divers in a colourful event at 2 SF Headquarters at Nayaru, Mullaittivu.
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* Cadet Training Course for SLAVF Professionals Begins
24th July 2014,12:16:35 Hours

For the first time in the history of the Sri Lanka Army, a Cadet Officer Training Course for professionals and scholars of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) was inaugurated at Diyatalawa Volunteer Brigade Training School. The inaugural ceremony 'Api Army' project  was held under the patronage of Major General Lalith Daulagala, Commandant, SLAVF.
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  News Features
* Army Provides Assistance to Centenary Celebration of St. James Church
Updated : 30th July 2014,15:25:19 Hours

Army facilitated access to more than 500 devotees who attended the centenary celebrations of St. James Church, located Palaly South close to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  on Sunday (27). On the Request of Rev. Fr. Anton Bala, St. Joseph’s Church, Atchuvely Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J facilitated the conduct of celebration.
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* Eastern Troops Provide Water Bottles to Drought - hit Villages
Updated : 30th July 2014,15:05:13 Hours

Eastern troops provided five liters water bottles to drought - hit villages in Kuduthulawa, Jayasirigama, Viharagama and Nelumwewa at Medirigiriya Divisional Secretariat area. On the initiatives of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), Brigadier Rohitha Dharmasiri, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division under command to SFHQ-E supplied these relief stocks.
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* Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students
Updated : 30th July 2014,13:01:12 Hours

On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
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* ‘Emeralds’ T-shirts Distributed Free among Poor Civilians
Updated : 30th July 2014,11:40:25 Hours

On the instructions of Major General S.D.T Liyanage, General Officer Commanding, 64 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), 64 Division troops distributed branded new T-shirts among needy people in the 642 Brigade areas on Saturday (26). Colonel J.D.A Gunasekara, Commander, 643 Brigade, senior officers and officials from Emerald International (Pvt) Ltd were present at this occasion.
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* Alms-Giving & Special ‘Ifthar’ Mark 22 Division Anniversary
Updated : 28th July 2014,19:45:24 Hours

To coincide with the 17 anniversary of the 22 Division Headquarters, troops on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), organized multi-religious observances at its Headquarters in Trincomalee. Troops invited more than 38 monks from the area and offered alms to them, following special blessing-invoking ceremonies.

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* ‘Ifthar’ Ritual Performed in Jaffna on Grand Scale
28th July 2014,14:19:56 Hours

Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) joined Muslim friends in Jaffna to celebrate ‘Ifthar’ (fast–breaking) event at the Public Ground, Jaffna Thursday (23). Over 475 Muslims and several religious leaders of Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islam attended  this event. A speech, delivered by Maulavi Hakam Deen Amhar of Kaleliya Jumma mosque.....

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* East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles
28th July 2014,13:57:14 Hours

All possible assistance by way of multifaceted community projects, intent on  bettering living conditions of the people in the East is being facilitated by the troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-East on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E).


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* US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation
28th July 2014,13:13:25 Hours

A team of veteran US football players spearheaded a three-day coaching camp for the youth and school children in Jaffna at Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna during July 21-23 following coordination, done by the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J). Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J attended the inauguration of the project on Monday (21).

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* SLMA with its Muslim Cadet Officers Mark ‘Ifthar’
28th July 2014,13:10:52 Hours


Foreign Officer Cadets from Maldives and Sudan, together with their course mates at the Army’s premier seat of learning, the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, joined hands together to mark  ‘Ifthar’ (fast–breaking) ritual of the Muslims on Wednesday.......


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* SFHQ-W Begins Courses for Commanding Officers
28th July 2014,12:29:01 Hours

Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) intending to improve professional standards of serving battalion commanders and potential battalion commanders on Friday (25) introduced two courses; Commanding Officers’ Course and Second- in Commanders’ Course at the SFHQ-W auditorium on the directions of........
 
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* Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament
24th July 2014,13:20:04 Hours

With the objective of further promoting athletics among troops serving different Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), an Inter Divisional Athletic Meet got underway for two days (July 22-24) at Sampathnuwara Mahaweli Playground.  The Inter Divisional Athletic Meet was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding......
 
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* 21, 22 & 23 Division Troops Learn about ‘Dangerous Drugs’
23rd July 2014,15:51:47 Hours

Troops serving 21, 22, 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) listened to a series of lectures on ‘Drug Abuse & Prevention from Addiction to Dangerous Drugs’ during July 8-10 with the coordination done by Directorate of Psychological Operations at Army Headquarters.  Following instructions of the Commander of the Army, these lectures were organized by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations in close coordination with the SFHQ-E.
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* SFHQ-KLN Implements Entertaining Event & Grade 5 Seminar for Kilinochchi Youngsters
22nd July 2014,11:46:05 Hours

Security Fore Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), continuing their reconciliatory and life improving projects for the greater benefit of the common masses in and around Kilinochchi launched two more projects in the weekend. With the intention of providing entertainment to the youth and the general public in the area......
 
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* Seva Vanitha Organizes ‘Kapruka Puja’ to Coincide with ‘Abimansala’ Anniversary
21st July 2014,13:37:40 Hours

Members of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Saturday (19) joined hands together with the inmates at Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala - 1’, wellness resort and participated in a meritorious ‘Kapruk Poojawa’, (adorning of the pagoda with the Buddhist flag colour cloths) at the sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya at Anuradhapura.The event has been organized to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the establishment .....
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* Orient Academy Donates Two Computers to SFHQ-E
21st July 2014,16:42:03 Hours
 
To make the ongoing computer courses more effective at the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), Orient Academy donated two more computers to Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E at SFHQ-E premises on Wednesday (16). The donation was coordinated by Mr. Kapila Gamage, chief operating officer and in charge.......
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni

* Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground

* Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards

* Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony

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* SFHQ-E Commences Second English Course for Officers

* Army Coordinates Donation of Dry Rations in Wanni

* Mullaithivu Troops Donate Ration Packs to Senior Citizens at Selwapuram

* Monks Invited to Begin Rainy Retreat

* 55 Division Renovates Shine Room to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day

* Many Health Projects Launched in Mullaittivu

* Kilinochchi Troops Organize ‘Iftar’ Celebration

* Army Supports Educational Seminars

* Many Social Service Projects Launched in East to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day

* More Support Extended to Wadduwakal Temple Festival

* Army Provides Meals & Cleanliness for Annual Kovil Festival at Miliddy Kannagi Amman Temple

* Media & Communication Training Given to Officers

* Wanni Troops Arrange Cycle Race to Uplift Sport Skills

* SFHQ-E Troops Organize Dengue Prevention Campaign & Mark ‘Esala Poya’

* Wanni Children Prioritized for Distribution of Clothes & School Items

* SFHQ-E Conducts More Community Projects

* At SFHQ-KLN Request Two Schools Receive Electricity & Water

* 62 Division Troops Coordinate Distribution of Dry Rations

* Eastern Troops Listen to Lecture on Prevention of HIV AIDS

* Australian Border Protection Minister Visits Jaffna

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