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With Foreign Participants, Vijayabahu Motocross Makes New Records , Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya, President during His Maiden Visit to the SFHQ-E Mingles with All Rankers, Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing, Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya, Expatriate Helps Two Families Dependent on Carpentry , SRIBAT Closing Ceremony in Haiti Turns Emotional Amid Praises , 23 Div Troops Assist Bishop House Construction , Kilinochchi Women Educated on ‘Personal Hygiene’ , Special Pinkama at Seruwawila Supported , They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla, Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing , ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’ at Matara Held on Grand Scale Saluting Nation, They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla, Cooks & Stewards in the Army Further Trained, SFHQ-C Troops Engage in Welfare Projects, ‘Future Step’ Enhances IT knowledge of SFHQ-W Troops, Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology, Our Policy is that of Development & Reconciliation - President, President Lauds Sri Lankan Contingent’s Service in Nepal, ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’ at Matara Held on Grand Scale Saluting Nation , President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness ‘Marathon Run’, President Lauds Sri Lankan Contingent’s Service in Nepal, Final Preparations for ‘Ranaviru Parade’ Done, SFHQ – KLN Officers’ Syndicate Presentation Held, SF Commander’s Intervention Saves Little Daughter’s Precious Life, Newly Deployed 53 Division Troops Move into Their New Headquarters, President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness ‘Marathon Run’, Nigerian NDC Team Calls on Commander of the Army, Army Commander Reviews ‘Ranaviru Parade’ Rehearsals at Matara,

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* Commander Commends Relief Contribution & Pays Tribute to Sri Lankan Contingent

* Pakistan Army Chief’s Visit to Sri Lanka Postponed

* Pakistan Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Visit

* Indian Army Gifts Horses to SLMA for Training

* Sri Lankan Relief Contingent in Nepal Returns Home to a Warm Welcome

* World’s End Army Rescuer Felicitated in Company’s Annual Sales Conference

* Tamil Recruits Under Training Meet Family Members

* More Than 13,000 Enjoy 23 Division ‘Vesak Dansel’ Treat

* Tamil Language Proficiency Certificates Awarded to Security Force Personnel

* Military Police Singing Star in ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ Accepts Her New Dream House from the President

* 112, 121 Brigades & 12 Division Add Colour to 'Vesak' Commemoration

* President’s Guard Unit Disbanded but Full Security to Former President Ensured

* Sri Lankan Relief Contingent in Nepal Shares ‘Vesak’ Blessings with Victims

* Sri Lankan Troops in Lebanon Bring ‘Vesak’ Spirits to the Area

* SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration

* On Commander’s Instructions, SFHQ - C Holds Workshop to Screen Welfare Needs of Army Retirees & the Disables

* Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Wanni & Jaffna Security Force Headquarters Launch Elaborate ‘Vesak’ Programmes

* President Inaugurates Southern Faculty of KDU

* Army Personnel Actively Engage in ‘Vesak’ Commemorative Programmes

* Sri Lankan Contingent Busy Clearing Blocked Roads & Treating More & More Patients

  Photo Story 25th of May 2015
President during His Maiden Visit to the SFHQ-E Mingles with All Rankers


President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces undertaking his first formal visit to meet Security Force personnel, serving the East, arrived at the Welikanda Mahaweli grounds on  Sunday......
 
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* With Foreign Participants, Vijayabahu Motocross Makes New Records
Updated : 24th May 2015,21:25:48 Hours

Vijayabahu Motocross - 2015’, the sporting pride of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) got underway at  Boyagane VIR  Headquarters complex tracks on Sunday (24) to a packed crowd of more than 25000 - 30000 sport enthusiasts and motor racing fans. The 13th Vijayabahu Motocross has the country’s most difficult track with......
 
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* Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya
Updated : 23rd May 2015,14:50:54 Hours

One of the most elite and widely-admired units of the Army, the Special Forces (SF) which received overwhelming commendation for their meticulous operations against terrorists, gifted one more batch of well-trained soldiers to the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday (23) in a grand passing out ceremony, dignified by the presence of.......
 
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* Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing
Updated : 21st May 2015,15:51:57 Hours

The novel ‘House Construction’ project for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able War Heroes which saw its birth as the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, is now in full swing at all Regimental levels as directed by the Commander of the Army in the third week of April, 2015. By May 15, in less than three weeks after......
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* SRIBAT Closing Ceremony in Haiti Turns Emotional Amid Praises
Updated : 21st May 2015,17:34:55 Hours

The formal conclusion of the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping contingent assignment in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) took place at the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent (SRIBAT) Headquarters in Leogane, Haiti on Saturday (16). Sri Lankan contingent, mainly comprised of Army personnel, as one of the longest serving foreign....
 
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* They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla
Updated : 20th May 2015,20:50:37 Hours

A solemn and dignified ceremony that offered deep reverence to the memory of valour and gallantry of tri-service War Heroes who enabled all of us to live in peace, got underway Wednesday (20) evening at Battaramulla War Hero monument as the second principal segment of the.....
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’ at Matara Held on Grand Scale Saluting Nation
Updated : 19th May 2015,10:14:18 Hours


The Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015 under the theme ‘Let’s be Committed to Preserve Peace Won’ on Tuesday (19) paid tribute to Sri Lanka’s success story over terrorism and saluted unparalleled sacrifices of the Tri-services, Civil Defence Force and the Police in a colourful ceremony at Matara, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

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* Our Policy is that of Development & Reconciliation - President
Updated : 19th May 2015,17:30:47 Hours

President Maithripala Sirisena said though the damaged buildings, destroyed roads and other physical resources were being re-built there was no reconciliation process during the post-war period to rebuild the broken hearts and minds. “Therefore, as the new government we clearly state that our policy is that of development and reconciliation,” he said and added........
 
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* President Lauds Sri Lankan Contingent’s Service in Nepal
18th May 2015,18:32:18 Hours

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, together with the Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe in a special felicitation ceremony on Monday (18) at Temple Trees, recognized the invaluable contribution of the Sri Lanka’s Rescue & Relief contingent to Nepal. The ceremony headed by the President, was attended by Tri-service Commanders, four civil medical consultants and the full contingent, awarded mementos of recognition to Tri-service Commanders and all contingent members.
 
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* President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness ‘Marathon Run’
16th May 2015,19:51:16 Hours

With the motive of creating awareness on conservation of energy and assisting the national economy by cutting down thumping costs on imports, the Ministry of Power and Energy on Saturday (16) early morning, initiated a ‘Marathon Run’ at the Independence Square with the participation of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
 
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* Final Preparations for ‘Ranaviru Parade’ Done
18th May 2015,13:43:03 Hours

The ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’, scheduled on Tuesday (19) with tri-service, Police and Civil Security Department War Heroes at Matara, is now fully geared to staging it on a grand scale. Mr. B.M.U.D Basnayake, Secretary, Ministry of Defence, along with General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.....
 
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* SF Commander’s Intervention Saves Little Daughter’s Precious Life
18th May 2015,11:38:02 Hours

In response to a personal and timely intervention of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), the life of D.G.N.N. Kumari (4 years) was miraculously saved in a major surgery at the Asiri Surgical Hospital after she was diagnosed, having a heart with two large holes a few weeks ago.
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* Newly Deployed 53 Division Troops Move into Their New Headquarters
15th May 2015,17:45:01 Hours


The new 53 Division Headquarters complex, established in Inamaluwa, Dambulla was ceremonially opened this morning (15) by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the invitation of Major General Maithri Dias, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 53 Division. The two-storied new complex consists of Administrative Section, Officer Accommodation, and Logistic Branches also has a separate mess for Warrant Officers and Sergeants.

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* Army Commander Reviews ‘Ranaviru Parade’ Rehearsals at Matara
15th May 2015,19:02:48 Hours

In order to inspect and review the rehearsals of the forthcoming ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade’ at Matara, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army together with a few senior officers including Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Adjutant General made a trip down to the venue Friday (15) afternoon.
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* 46th Chief of Staff Assumes Office
15th May 2015,09:34:20 Hours

The 46th  Chief of Staff  of the Sri Lanka Army Major General N.A.J.C Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc, assumed duties on Friday (15) morning in a simple ceremony at the Army Headquarters. A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new appointment before Major General Dias formally signed a document to signify the acceptance of the new office as the clock struck 8.43 a.m. this morning (15). 
 
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* Nigerian NDC Team Calls on Commander of the Army
14th May 2015,15:48:20 Hours


A delegation of 20 faculty members of the National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria, headed by Commodore Chukwuka Joel Chiejile, currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this afternoon (14).

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* Major General Jagath Dias Appointed New Chief of Staff
14th May 2015,17:12:02 Hours

Major General N.A Jagath C Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army Headquarters announced Thursday (14) afternoon. He is the 46th Chief of Staff in the Army. Major General N.A Jagath C Dias is currently serving as the Commander, Security Force - Mullaittivu. He was enlisted to the Army on 11 August 1980 and commissioned to the 1 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment as a 2 Lieutenant on.......
 
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* Troops Offer Maximum Support for Ex-Combatant’s Funeral in Ponnaveli
14th May 2015,18:09:19 Hours

Army troops serving the 66 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) offered all their assistance for conduct of the funeral of the rehabilitated ex-combatant, John Mariyaseelan Justin Felix (35) of Ponnaveli, Pooneryn who died in a motorbike accident on Monday.......
 
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* Expatriate Helps Two Families Dependent on Carpentry
Updated : 22nd May 2015,12:37:17 Hours

A donor, resident in Melbourne, Australia, following coordination, done by the 651 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), has come forward to assist two families, engaged in carpentry for their sustenance. Mr Wasantha Jayasinghe, the expatriate bought carpentry tools and equipment to the value of Rs 50,000/= and donated to two families.....
 
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* 23 Div Troops Assist Bishop House Construction
Updated : 21st May 2015,17:15:29 Hours

The newly-constructed Bishop House, assisted by troops of the 23 Division at the St. Peter’s Church, Vakarai, was declared open by Bishop of Batticaloa, Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah on Sunday (10). Following a request made by the Bishop for assistance, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division......
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Women Educated on ‘Personal Hygiene’
Updated : 21st May 2015,17:12:30 Hours

To coincide with the ‘World Mother’s Day’ (May 10), the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) took an initiative to organize a medical clinic for women at the Harmony Centre, Kilinochchi. The arrangement, in collaboration with the Kilinochchi General Hospital, was actively coordinated by woman soldiers.....
 
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* Special Pinkama at Seruwawila Supported
Updated : 21st May 2015,17:10:51 Hours

Army troops of the 222 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) contributed their share to the successful conduct of the ‘Chathu MaduraPinkama at Seruwawila Mangala Maha Viharaya on Saturday (9). Prior to the Pinkama arrangement, troops cleaned up the entire temple premises and assisted the offer of fruits and.....
 
 
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* Cooks & Stewards in the Army Further Trained
Updated : 20th May 2015,16:57:19 Hours
 
Following a notion that was mooted by the Commander of the Army, two training programmes on further promotion of the professional knowledge on cookery and stewardship got underway on Monday (11) for the benefit of Army cooks and stewards working in island-wide Army formations. On the directions of the Director General General Staff branch, Directorate of Training and Civil Administrations Directorate.....
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Engage in Welfare Projects
Updated : 20th May 2015,15:46:33 Hours

Troops of several formations serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) took part in various welfare projects during the month of May. Troops of 12th Battalion Gemunu Watch (GW), on the directions of the Commanding Officer, conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign together with civilians at Maligawila Raja Maha Viharaya in Moneragala on 10 May and helped the temple to get rid of garbage.

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* ‘Future Step’ Enhances IT knowledge of SFHQ-W Troops
Updated : 20th May 2015,14:39:45 Hours

Certificate awarding ceremony of the 2nd phrase of the Computer course conducted by ‘Future Step’ IT Solution Pvt Ltd was held at the library premises of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) on Friday (15). The basic Computer course conducted for 17 days was initiated to broaden the knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West.
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* Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology
20th May 2015,14:30:38 Hours

A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
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* SFHQ – KLN Officers’ Syndicate Presentation Held
18th May 2015,12:52:11 Hours


With the intention of enhancing academic, professional and command standards among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi, the 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) conducted their ‘syndicate presentation’ on ‘Social Implications of Women Employment in Middle East’ on 09 May at the 7 SLLI Battalion Headquarters.

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* Kilinochchi Farmers Enlightened on Use of Solar Power
14th May 2015,14:48:42 Hours

With the intention of introducing the use of solar power as an alternative to solve the problem of providing water for cultivation in Kilinochchi area, an awareness programme on water pumping system through generator-produced electricity through solar power was conducted for farmers in Kilinochchi area on Wednesday......
 
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* Vesak 'Dansela' at 12 Divisional Premises
15th May 2015,18:14:13 Hours

Army personnel of the 18 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) practised the Buddhist virtues of donating by organizing soup and Belimal ‘Dansels’ at the 12 Divisional premises during May 3 -5. The free eatery attracted many Vesak sight-seers and poor families who came there to see Vesak decorations on account of the Vesak commemoration. The Dansela was organized as a gesture of goodwill.
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* Four Army Woman Cricketers Selected For West Indies Series
14th May 2015,14:10:17 Hours

Four members of the Army Women’s Cricket team have been selected to the Sri Lanka national team for the West Indies ODI and T20 Tour of Sri Lanka during May 11-26 by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Private D.M.S.M. Kumari and......
 
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* Workshop on ‘Entrepreneurship’ Attracts 80 Army Personnel
14th May 2015,10:54:43 Hours


A workshop on “Entrepreneurship”, meant to impart knowledge to Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), planning to begin a new vocation after retirement, was held during May 7-8 at the Non-Commissioned Officers Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa with the coordination of Officers of the Divisional Secretariat, Karuwalagaswewa.

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* 611 Brigade Organizes ‘Dansela’ for Vesak
14th May 2015,10:50:12 Hours


Army personnel of the 611 Brigade, together with the 25 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) and the 9 Sri Lanka  (SLSR) battalions under the 61 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), shared Buddhist virtues of generosity opening a fried rice ‘Dansela’ at Brigade Headquarters area on 04 May on account of Vesak Poya Day.

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* SLE Wins Inter Regiment Carrom Tournament
14th May 2015,10:27:48 Hours


The 2nd Inter Regiment Carrom Tournament, organized by the Army Carrom Committee, was held at the Field Engineers Camp, Mattegoda during May 6-8. Teams representing 14 Regiments participated in the tournament. The finals and the awards ceremony of the tournament was held on 08 May. Major General L.N. Wickramasooriya, Chairman, Army Carrom Committee graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. 

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* CES Vesak Lantern Wins Second Place at ‘Buddha Rashimi’ Vesak Zone
12th May 2015,10:43:39 Hours

The ‘Vesak’ Lantern presented by the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) of Sri Lanka Army won the second place at the ‘Buddha RashmiVesak Zone in Gangaramaya, Hunpitiya.The lantern, depicting two important events of the life of the Buddha, the Great Renunciation and the attaining of enlightenment, has been able to draw large crowds at the Vesak Zone. The lantern was made of organic material using coconut shells and coconut dries Matalu, Kithul seeds, cane and Bo leaves.
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* 57 Division Troops Celebrate Vesak
11th May 2015,15:44:48 Hours

Several Formations under the 57 Division Headquarters in the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized several programmes to mark Vesak Poya Day. 572 Brigade, together with 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 6 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops organized a Dansela of biscuits & refreshments.

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