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Children & the Blind Provided Incentives in Jaffna Orphanages , Log Command Headquarters Holds Army Day Commemorations, SFHQ-C Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’ Campaign at Doluwa, Debarawewa & Kataragama Hospitals Premises, Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit, Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander , Mullaithivu Troops Distribute Dry Ration Packs among Resettled Families at Theravil, East Based Troops Expand their Post-War Community Service Projects, Signal Corps Day Marked with Elaborate Arrangements, 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference, JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance , Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened, Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit , Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu, Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened, Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers, Staff at South Sudan’s Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary , Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project , Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses , Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu , Postal Day Marked in Jaffna, Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks, Kilinochchi Tri-Service Commanders Assist President’s Itinerary in Kilinochchi , Wedding Bells Ring for Another War Hero at ‘Ranaviru Sevana’, Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children’s Day , Veheratenna Resettlers’ New Life Given a Boost , Abandoned KKS Lighthouse Glitters Once Again , SLLI War Heroes in Keppapilaw Rescue One More 14 Month Old Infant Girl from Drowning, Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses , Army Day & Anniversary Ceremonies Held at Island-Wide Formations , Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing,

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* 65th Anniversary Commemorative Programmes Draw to a Close at Panagoda

* ‘Cadetship is a Stimulus & an Inspiration to Future Career,’ Commander Tells SAARC Cadets

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  Photo Story 23rd of October 2014
Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander


Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Mirpur, Bangladesh’s internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for contemporary military studies, unveiled a portrait of the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army.......
 
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* Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit
Updated : 20th October 2014,13:34:09 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, currently in Bangladesh at the invitation of Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan began his itinerary on Sunday (19) by placing a floral wreath at the Shikha Anirban (Eternal Flame) memorial at Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh........
 
 
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* Signal Corps Day Marked with Elaborate Arrangements
Updated : 21st October 2014,11:45:35 Hours

Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), one of the most renowned support wings of the Sri Lanka Army on Sunday (19) commemorated its 71st Corps Day with elaborate arrangements and inaugural openings at its Headquarters, Panagoda.  The anniversary ceremonies, headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Colonel Commandant,....
 
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* JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance
Updated : 20th October 2014,14:43:50 Hours

The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated one more ambulance to the Army during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (20). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the Japanese donors and Major General Sumeda Perera, Director General General Staff, on behalf of the Commander, arrived at the venue at Army Headquarters to a warm welcome.
 
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* Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened
Updated : 18th October 2014,23:38:50 Hours

Cementing the existing religious amity further and setting an example for continuous harmonious living, the Army-renovated badly damaged Masjidun Noor Mosque alias Adikarigoda Mosque at Aluthgama was reopened and facilitated again for conduct of prayers during a simple ceremony.......
 
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* Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu
Updated : 16th October 2014,18:39:10 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, appreciative of the bravery, shown by Private M.P.S.S Sanjeewa of 19 Gemunu Watch (GW) in 593 Brigade who rescued the life of the drowning 14-month infant at Keppapilau model village, Mullaittivu, promoted him to the rank of Lance Corporal after inviting him to the.....
 
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* Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers
Updated : 17th October 2014,15:54:31 Hours

The accidental fall of a section of an earth-bund under construction at Pankulam in the general area of Morawewa where troops are engaged in restoring the earth-bund of the Pankulam lake, caused death to two soldiers working there Friday (17) morning. The two soldiers, Private H.W.P Lakmal and Private J.A.D.L Chandra Bandara of 3  Engineer Service Regiment (ESR), were engaged in the reconstruction of the bund which pumps water to area for irrigational purposes at the time of the tragedy.
 
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* Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project
Updated : 16th October 2014,19:02:00 Hours

Sri Lanka Army has assured its fullest cooperation to a sacred project to be implemented by the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of Tooth) in the near future, following a proposal, submitted by Mr Nilanga Dela Bandara, Diyawadana Nilame. During a brief meeting Mr Bandara has had with the Commander of the Army.....
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* Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks
16th October 2014,16:06:29 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army soon after the programmes at national level in Jaffna were completed or inaugurated, headed by HE the President, took time off on Wednesday (15) and inspected the 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) Headquarters at Kanagapuram, Jaffna. In conformity with military formalities, a drive-past Guard Turnout, presented to the visiting Commander at the entrance to the 7 SLLI, saluted the visiting Commander before he was warmly welcomed.....
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* Wedding Bells Ring for Another War Hero at ‘Ranaviru Sevana’
16th October 2014,13:33:03 Hours

Ms Harshani Wijesooriya (25) of Keselgoda, Yakkala on Wednesday (15) tied nuptial knots with her dream prince whom everybody thought was dead and gone after six years of uncertainty. Her wedding ceremony with Lance Corporal D.G Mahinda Premalal of 10 Gajaba Regiment, now a disable War Hero, resident at.......
 
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* Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses
15th October 2014,16:19:46 Hours

The two newly-appointed Defence Attachés from Bangladesh and France paid separate courtesy calls on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Wednesday (15) morning at the Army Headquarters. Commodore Shah Aslam Parvez, Defence Attaché for High Commission of Bangladesh and Commander Loic Bizot.....
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* Abandoned KKS Lighthouse Glitters Once Again
15th October 2014,20:08:45 Hours

The old lighthouse of Kankesanthurai (KKS), a monumental gesture that traces its history to the times of our colonial masters, received a facelift in consultation with the Jaffna’s Department of Archaeology before it was reopened by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.......
 
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* SLLI War Heroes in Keppapilaw Rescue One More 14 Month Old Infant Girl from Drowning
13th October 2014,13:10:57 Hours

Barely a few days after two heroic soldiers rescued a drowning infant in Mankulam, Kilinochchi on the eve of the Army Day (Oct 10), an identical adventure of several Army soldiers, working for Mullaittivu-based Keppapilaw Model Village, rescued the life of another 14-month old infant girl who........
 
 
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* Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children’s Day
15th October 2014,20:11:30 Hours

Troops of the 622 Brigade under the 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) formally handed over the possession of the newly constructed preschool complex at Halambewewa to children on account of the recent International Children’s Day on October 1. Following the coordination of Brigadier D.T Weerakoon, Brigade Commander.......
 
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* Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing
14th October 2014,16:16:50 Hours

The Security Forces in the North who had already launched the process of returning identified gold jewellery, recovered earlier from the LTTE, to their rightful owners, appeal remaining civilians who have still failed to claim their valuables after the war to reach Civil Coordinating Offices in the Wanni, Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Mannar and Jaffna and process their ownership claims, proving their bona fides for verification.

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* Army Day & Anniversary Ceremonies Held at Island-Wide Formations
14th October 2014,17:33:45 Hours

Parallel Army Day and 65th Anniversary ceremonies took place at all island-wide Security Force Headquarters, Divisions, Brigades and Battalions on October 10, 2014 after hoisting the Army Flag in their respective formations. Commanders at all levels also read the Army Day message of the Commander and the event, was marked with due recognition and ceremony. Major General Udaya Perera....
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* LTTE Gold Handed Over to Rightful Owners in Kilinochchi
13th October 2014,15:09:23 Hours

Soon after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka the government was left with a colossal task of rebuilding the country especially the battle scarred North and East. The region was devastated by the mayhem brought down on the people by the ruthless terror campaign unleashed by the LTTE terrorist. During the three decade long the LTTE had eliminated all dissenting voices and held sway literally running its own administration at one point of the conflict.
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* SFHQ-MLT Initiatives Get Hirdaramani Factory Branch for Mullaittivu
13th October 2014,17:36:01 Hours

Hirdaramani
Group, Sri Lanka’s one of  top apparel manufacturers, with the objective of empowering the lives of youngsters in Mullaittivu, is to established one of its branches at Puthukkudiyirippu, Mullaittivu, following initiatives, launched by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). On Sunday (12) during a brief ceremony at Puthukkudiyirippu Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT.....
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* Children & the Blind Provided Incentives in Jaffna Orphanages
Updated : 21st October 2014,18:03:48 Hours

The Nivarthana children’s home in Kaithady, thanks to the efforts of the Commanding Officer, 16 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) of the 523 Brigade under the 52 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), received a much-needed washing machine for the use of children at the orphanage.  It was formally handed over to Mr. Visbvaruban, Commissioner, Probation and Child Care North Province by the General Officer Commanding 52 Division,....
 
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* Log Command Headquarters Holds Army Day Commemorations
Updated : 21st October 2014,18:01:43 Hours
 
Troops at the Headquarters of the Log Command of the Army at Kosgama, on the directions of its Commander, Major General R. M. J. A Rathnayaka, had their own Army Day anniversary programmes, organized in the premises on October 10.  Directed by Brigadier D.C.J.W Jayasekera, a Shramadana campaign, held at Kosgama Government Hospital carried out a programme for repainting of hospital beds, cupboards, furniture, etc before the surrounding was cleaned up.
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’ Campaign at Doluwa, Debarawewa & Kataragama Hospitals Premises
Updated : 21st October 2014,17:09:08 Hours

On the instruction of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Central (SFHQ-C) and the guidance of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 11 Division, 50 Army personnel of the 111 Brigade conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surrounding of the Ayurvedic Hospital, Doluwa, together with member of the hospital staff on Friday (10).
 
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* Mullaithivu Troops Distribute Dry Ration Packs among Resettled Families at Theravil
Updated : 21st October 2014,12:59:07 Hours

To uplift the living standards of the general public in Mullithivu, 7 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops of 683 Brigade in the 68 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) distributed 135 dry ration packs, each worth of Rs. 3500.00 among resettled families in Theravil Gramaseva Division, Mullaithivu at a ceremony held in Madushani Preschool, Theravil on Saturday (11).
 
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* East Based Troops Expand their Post-War Community Service Projects
Updated : 21st October 2014,12:58:07 Hours

Troops of 221, 222 and 233 Brigades under 22 and 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community service projects continuing their post-war period responsibilities towards the nation. 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops recently organized several ‘Sharamadana’ campaigns to clear the surroundings of Kuchchiweli Pichchamal Temple.....
 
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* 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference
Updated : 21st October 2014,08:25:09 Hours

An elaborate display of martial arts, comprised of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Taekwondo and locally-recognized ‘Angam Pora’ staged on the same platform for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) area to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 62 Division on 15 October, robbed the attention of........
 
 
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* Staff at South Sudan’s Level - 2 Hospital Mark Army Anniversary
Updated : 16th October 2014,19:18:58 Hours

Sri Lankan staff in the newly-established Level - 2 Hospital of the Sri Lanka Army in South Sudan under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) marked the  65th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a few ceremonies. Troops on October 8 (Poya Day) gathered in front of the new Buddhist Shrine.....

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* Postal Day Marked in Jaffna
16th October 2014,17:34:34 Hours

The ‘World Postal Day’ commemorative ceremonies in the Jaffna peninsula recognized the services of two Postal Department employees in the Jaffna post office and the Delft Island post office during a special ceremony, organized at Jaffna Saraswathi Hall where Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was the Chief Guest.
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* Kilinochchi Tri-Service Commanders Assist President’s Itinerary in Kilinochchi
16th October 2014,14:12:57 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on the close supervision of its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, together with Navy and Air Force Commanders at provincial levels, made elaborate arrangements in connection with the recent visit of HE the President to Kilinochchi. During the President’s stay in Kilinochchi, he gave away cash donations to the value......

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* Veheratenna Resettlers’ New Life Given a Boost
15th October 2014,20:09:30 Hours

Troops of 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) coordinated the distribution ceremony of agricultural accessories and dry-ration packets among 100 needy villagers in resettled Veheratenna village. The donation was made.........
 
 
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* SLAGSC Tradesmen Join Active Service in Wanni After Training
14th October 2014,12:13:22 Hours

Newly enlisted 275 Sri Lanka General Service Corps (SLAGSC) tradesmen of the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) joined the active service after completion of the recent three-month military training at 24 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) training school and 2 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) training school.The opening address was conducted......
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* SFHQ-MLT Troops Conduct Series of Educational Seminars for O/L Students
14th October 2014,12:10:36 Hours

On the directions and the coordination of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Mullaithivu (SFHQ-MLT) a series of educational seminars for Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination students in Mullaithivu District were arranged. As a part of this programme, a special seminar on Science Subjects in Tamil Medium was conducted at Pudukuduirippu Central Collage, Mullaithivu on Sunday (12).

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* East Based Troops Serve the Deserving
14th October 2014,12:07:30 Hours

Continuing moral and social responsibility in the post-war era the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) troops went ahead with more community programmes for the welfare of the general public in 221, 222 and 242 Brigades under the 22 and 24 Divisions areas on Saturday (11). Troops of 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) conducted a ‘Sharmadana’ campaign to clean the surroundings of Jyanagar Preschool, Kuchchaweli.
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* Brigadier Rajaguru Assumes Office as 31st SLMA Commandant
13th October 2014,17:43:11 Hours

Brigadier R.W.W.A.D.B Rajaguru has been appointed as the 31st Commandant of the Army’s premier seat of learning, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa. A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, in conformity with military traditions, saluted the new Commandant, Brigadier Rajaguru upon his arrival at the SLMA premises on Tuesday (7) for assumption of office as the Commandant.
 
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* Many Community Projects on in at SFHQ-East
13th October 2014,17:41:09 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) troops of the 221, 222, 231 and 242 Brigades under 22, 23 and 24 Divisions, further broadened their horizons and performed a series of community-oriented welfare services with the intention of promoting living standards of the people. On the guidance of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E 23 Division troops donated readymade garments and asbesto sheets for.....
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Provide Emergency Relief Services
13th October 2014,17:38:25 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) serving Diyatalawa, Haputale and Bandarawela areas recently rushed to the occasion and helped restore transport and movement facilities in poor weather affected areas after removing fallen trees and debris. Collapse of trees on houses and business establishments disrupted normalcy and disconnected power supplies as a result of gushing winds and torrential rains in the first week of October.
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* Civilians Helped with Community Projects
13th October 2014,14:26:03 Hours

With the objective of supporting the civilian community in Gomarankadawala, Kuchchaweli, Lahugala and Somawathiya areas, troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) in the past week, carried out many projects. Troops of 233 Brigade organized a meritorious event at Somawathiya Stupa premises to get its blessings on HE the President and tri forces during a religious ceremony.
 
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