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Founding Anniversary Remembered , Army Troops Give Away New Home to War Affected Family & Kilinochchi Commander Reviews Progress of Other Houses Under Construction, Final Arrangements for ‘Abimansala 3’ Grand Opening Assessed , Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Wanni, Mullaittivu & Diyatalawa Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Hold New Year Festivals, ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years, Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes , New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes , ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years, ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ to be Staged at Kurunegala for 3 Days, New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes , Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital, Army-built Four New Houses Given to Northern Civilians , Speech by Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2014), Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya, May New Year - 2014 Usher In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !, Work Begin After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital, Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya, Army Headquarters’ New Year Festival Held in Full Swing, May New Year - 2014 Usher In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity ! , Visiting Pakistan’s General Goes to Jaffna , Traditional Food Values to be Re-introduced at Army’s First Exhibition of Culinary Arts & Skills , 112 Tri-Service Warrant Officers Meditate , More Information on Medical Fund & Welfare Facilities Enclosed with April Pay, Vellamullivaikkal West Wears Festive Garbs , 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest, Incident in Padaviya, Soldier Falls Victim to Accidental Fire , Trainees of College of Education Join with Troops for ‘Shramadana’, East Troops Indulge in Community Projects , Army Headquarters’ New Year Festival Held in Full Swing ,

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* Long Overdue Housing & Disaster Relief Loans Are to be Provided without Delay

* Pakistan’s CJCSC General Mahmood Calls on Army Commander

* Army to Provide Relief to Drought-Stricken Wanni People

* Commander Congratulates Ajantha Mendis & Sekkuge Prasanna

* Visiting Pakistan’s Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Pays Courtesy Calls on President & Secretary Defence

* Elite Special Force Officers & Other Ranks Pass Out in Grand Military Ceremony

* Troops Organize Donation of 24 Limbs

* Army-Built 101 More Houses in Mullaittivu Vested in Civilians; 98 More Acres Released for Cultivation

* Jaffna Public Repeatedly Alerted to Mine Risk Areas During Programmes

* Army Admin Staff to be Updated with Techniques of Documentation

* Green Test, Now Mandatory for All Army Vehicles

* BANNED! NO FRONTING FOR LTTE

* Musical Fiesta ‘Sannaliyane’ Dazzles Huge Audience at Sugathadasa Stadium

* ‘INDISCIPLINE NOT TOLERATED’: COMMANDER DIRECTS MILITARY POLICE TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE PROBE ON SOLDIER’S ALLEGED FAKE NOTE PRINTING

* Police Guard of Honour Greets Commander

* Oman’s Military Officers Call at Army Headquarters

* SFHQ-West Officers Learn More About Nuclear Security

* All the Thrills and Spills of the Vijayabahu Motor Cross Watched by Thousands

* All Set for the Mega ‘Sannaliyane’ Musical Fiesta

* MSTS Riflemen Recognized with Prizes Awarded by Commander

  Photo Story 21st of April 2014
Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes

Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), one of the most prestigious and admired regiments in the Army on Sunday (20), commemorated its 126th anniversary with a series of events at its SLA Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army added dignity and significance as the Chief Guest for the peak of commemorative ceremonies at the invitation of SLA Colonel Commandant, Major General Jagath Rambukpotha.
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* Final Arrangements for ‘Abimansala 3’ Grand Opening Assessed
Updated : 21st April 2014,16:09:32 Hours

Just four days prior to the grand opening of the newest ‘Abimansala 3’ wellness resort for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army with a view to having a close assessment of the project and fine-tuning final arrangements for Friday’s opening, inspected the site on Monday (21).
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* ‘Foxhill Super Cross - 2014’; Most Exciting Moments Seen In Many Years
Updated : 19th April 2014,22:07:09 Hours
Sri Lanka’s No. 1 ‘Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross’, the year’s biggest motor racing event  that brings thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, ended on Saturday (19) evening  with several distinguished guests, including First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa......

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* Army Troops Give Away New Home to War Affected Family & Kilinochchi Commander Reviews Progress of Other Houses Under Construction
Updated : 21st April 2014,16:49:50 Hours

War affected Kilinochchi-based Mrs Mahendran Rasalechchami and her daughter had the privilege of receiving an Army-built brand new house as a New Year gift, following initiatives of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The personal intervention of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN encouraged Mr S.K Nathan, an associate of the Kilinochchi Commander to donate Rs 3.5 million towards construction of this new house when their
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* Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Wanni, Mullaittivu & Diyatalawa Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Hold New Year Festivals
Updated : 21st April 2014,13:17:29 Hours

Members of the Sri Lanka Army across the country joined hands together with civilians for the celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, including the North and East. A ceremony, coloured with traditional games such as swinging, pot-cracking, Raban playing, Pancha playing, etc at Kilinochchi Commander’s residential premises......
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* New ‘Abimansala - 3’ at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes
Updated : 17th April 2014,20:46:33 Hours
Attaching greater significance to the eternal welfare concerns of North West-resident dependant Army War Heroes, the new wellness resort, `Abimansala - 3' at Pangolla, Kurunegala is set to be opened ceremonially on April 25, 2014 said Major General Mano Perera, Director General Rehabilitation during a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) ........
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* Speech by Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference (DSA 2014)
16th April 2014,19:06:37 Hours

I thank the Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security for organising the Putrajaya Forum, which affords an invaluable opportunity for those involved in Defence and Security from many countries to discuss topics of mutual importance. This session, which examines the Influence of Non State Actors and their Impact on Global Security, essentially sums up much of the content discussed at this Forum over the last two days.
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* ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ to be Staged at Kurunegala for 3 Days
17th April 2014,20:59:23 Hours

The year’s most attractive military spectacle, ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo - 2014’ is to be held from April 25 - 27, 2014 at Kurunegala Welagedara Grounds, said Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Adjutant General during a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) conference hall on Thursday (17).
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* Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital
16th April 2014,10:47:12 Hours
The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake together with senior officers this morning (16) inaugurated the first formal working day of the New Year at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after lighting the traditional oil lamp invited all present at the location to share new sweetmeats and milk rice (Kiribath) laid on tables at the premises.
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* Army-built Four New Houses Given to Northern Civilians
17th April 2014,18:36:07 Hours

The Army-built three new houses in Wanni and one more house in Kilinochchi were handed over to civilians of low income group during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival season. The three houses built in Veherathenna resettled village under the supervision of the Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) were sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores PLC Chairman and his family members.
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* Mega Culinary Exhibition of the Army Begins in N'Eliya
16th April 2014,10:45:54 Hours

The first introductory exhibition of culinary skills of Army personnel ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014’, through which attempts are made to re-introduce traditional food varieties, was declared opened at Nuwara Eliya Tuesday (15) morning as one more spectacle of the ongoing 'Wasantha Udanaya' festival in the hill country.
 
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* May New Year - 2014 Usher In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !
13th April 2014,18:06:32 Hours
 
Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, all Senior Officers, Officers and Members of the Civil Staff wish all of you a very Happy & Prosperous New Year in 2014 !
 
 
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* Army Headquarters’ New Year Festival Held in Full Swing
11th April 2014,13:25:15 Hours

The festive atmosphere across the country on account of the forthcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year made its presence at Colombo Malay Cricket Club Grounds throughout Friday (11) morning when both officers and soldiers at the Army Headquarters, got together to commemorate the event by holding a New Year festival, giving priority to traditional and fun-making folk games and collective events.
 
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* Incident in Padaviya
11th April 2014,15:35:10 Hours

An attempt for resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka surfaced in general area Pallai in the Jaffna Peninsula calling for launching another phase of the LTTE struggle for a separate state. The information on several key suspects who were leading the campaign for resurgence of the LTTE also surfaced. Investigators made several arrests that led to recovery of arms, ammunitions, explosives and other material that were in their possession.
 
 
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* Soldier Falls Victim to Accidental Fire
11th April 2014,14:22:49 Hours

A soldier, engaged in a training exercise in the general area north of Vavuniya succumbed to accidental gunshot injuries on late Thursday (10) on admission to Padaviya Hospital. Lance Corporal S.K Raja of 7 Military Intelligence Corps (MIC), together with several soldiers were undergoing the exercise when the accidental fire, believed to have originated from one of the guns of a fellow-soldier, caused injuries to the soldier in question.
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* More Information on Medical Fund & Welfare Facilities Enclosed with April Pay
11th April 2014,17:03:19 Hours

A novel information sheet that contains details on the new medical fund (Suwasahana Aramudala), welfare bus service, loan facilities, etc, has been introduced to all ranks, enclosed with their pay slips beginning April 2014. The new brochure explains medical insurance scheme for Army personnel, possibilities for hiring of Army coaches, made available at concessionary rates as well as other benefits.
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* Founding Anniversary Remembered
Updated : 21st April 2014,17:31:53 Hours

Pirith
chanting, Bodhi Pooja and a colourful procession (Perahera) marked the 5th anniversary of planting a sapling of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya inside the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). The ceremony started off with Gilanpasa Bodhi Pooja Perahera and the all-night Pirith chanting ceremony, followed by offer of Heel Daana (breakfast) to the members of Maha Sangha, the following morning.
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* 112 Tri-Service Warrant Officers Meditate
Updated : 11th April 2014,17:06:02 Hours

A group of 112 Warrant Officers of all three forces, following an initiative taken by Army Directorate of Psychological Operations at Army Headquarters, participated in a full-day meditation retreat at the Kanduboda Siyane International Vipassana Meditation Centre.
 
 
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* Visiting Pakistan’s General Goes to Jaffna
Updated : 11th April 2014,17:18:20 Hours

As part of his itinerary in Sri Lanka, General Rashad Mahmood NI (M), Chairman Joint Chiefs Staff Committee (CJCSC), Pakistan, currently on a five-day visit, arrived at Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Thursday (10). During his brief interaction with Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J, the visiting Pakistan’s senior military officer received an update on the current security situation and other matters of importance.
 
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* Vellamullivaikkal West Wears Festive Garbs
Updated : 11th April 2014,16:10:13 Hours

Civilians in close cooperation with the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) conducted a Sinhala Tamil New Year festival at Vellamullivaikkal West Playgrounds on Sunday (6). Nearly 3500 people and 500 members of the armed forces gathered, to take part in the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, organized under the supervision of the 681 Brigade.
 
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* 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest
Updated : 11th April 2014,16:09:06 Hours

112 Brigade Headquarters at Diyatalawa under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in coordination with the Army Volunteer Training School had their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, held at SFHQ-C Rondow Grounds on Tuesday (8).
 
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* Trainees of College of Education Join with Troops for ‘Shramadana’
11th April 2014,14:21:17 Hours

Troops of 511 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) conducted a Sharamadana campaign at College of Education - Kopay with the participation of trainees on Monday (7).  15 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops and 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops serving the 511 Brigade and 25 trainees of the College took part in the Sharamadana.
 
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* East Troops Indulge in Community Projects
11th April 2014,13:59:00 Hours

With the coordination of the staff of the Medical Officer’s of Health (MOH) in Pulipanchikal, the troops of 232 Brigade organized a medical clinic and awareness programme at Pulipanchikal Vidyalayam on Saturday (5). The programme provided medical assistance to more than 650 villagers in Pulukadu, Pondukachchena, Muruthana, Akrana, Kiliveddi, Koralaweli and Kudumbimalai.
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* Indian Defence Advisor Calls at SFHQ-West
10th April 2014,16:49:22 Hours

Defence Advisor for High Commission of India, Captain Prakash Gopalan of Indian Navy called at the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda on Tuesday (8) for a mutual interactive meeting with the SFHQ-West Commander, Major General Sumedha Perera. The visiting Defence Attaché during his exchange of views recalled mutual exchange of training programmes.....
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* Kataragama 122 Brigade Holds Mobile Clinic for Cardiac Patients
10th April 2014,16:10:29 Hours

Specialist Cardiologist, Dr Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to the request, projected by the 122 Brigade of 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) and assisted conduct of a mobile clinic to screen cardiac patients in Kataragama area on Sunday (6). More than 400 civilians, together with some members of the clergy received consultations from the clinic, organized at Kavantissapura Vidyalaya, Kataragama.  
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* Army Cyclists Win Youth Cycle Tour
10th April 2014,18:39:35 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Cyclists won the overall team Trophy in the Youth Cycle Tour, held during 02–06 April. Cycle Tour covered from Jaffna to Vavuniya on Wednesday (02), from Medawachciya to Wariyapola on Thursday (03), from Wariyapola to Avissawella on Friday (04), from Kuruwita to Matara on Saturday (05) and finally from Matara to Maharagama on Sunday (06).
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* Army Organizes Football Tournament
10th April 2014,16:16:28 Hours

With the intention of popularizing Football in Kilinochchi area, a Football tournament was organized by Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday (7) at Central College grounds, Kilinochchi. The tournament was organized on the direction of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, commander, SFHQ-KLN under two categories, Civil and Army.
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* SFHQ-East Celebrates Sinhala & Tamil New Year
10th April 2014,14:58:34 Hours

Giving prominence to Sinhala and Hindu traditions, the 54 Division under Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a New Year festival on a grand scale, under the direction of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E on Sunday (6). With the participation of SFHQ-E troops together with Tamil woman soldiers who recently joined the Army, the New Year festival got underway.
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* Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Celebrates Its 133rd Anniversary
10th April 2014,13:13:15 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force proudly celebrated its 133rd Anniversary at the Headquarters premises in Salawa Kosgama on 01 April 2014 under the auspices of Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General S.A.P.P Samarasinghe. He was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Commandant Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe and Principal Staff Officer, Brigadier W.A.N.M Weerasinghe at the entrance.
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* 54 & 61 Divisions Have Their Own New Year Festivals
8th April 2014,16:41:55 Hours

Giving prominence to traditional games, 54 Division under Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) organized a New Year festival, under the direction of Major General K.M.U Wijeratne, General Officer Commanding, 54 Division on Monday (7) at Division Headquarters premises. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W graced the event as the Chief Guest which included many varieties......
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* Jaffna, Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi SFHQs Facilitate T20 Viewers with LED Screens
8th April 2014,15:28:17 Hours

Jaffna, Mullaittivu and Kilinochchi Security Force Headquarters (SFHQs), feeling the pulses of the young and old cricket fans in respective areas, facilitated them to watch T20 World Cup finals on multi-media LED screens, provided by the Army at those SFHQs. Facilitation of watching the finals in wide screens in fact brought about a change of mood of all cricket lovers who thronged to those areas with high spirits....
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