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SFHQ-E Commence One More Computer Course for Officers and Soldiers, 11 Division’s New Signal Room Opened, Indian Commander’s Sri Lanka Visit Postponed Due to Emergency Commitments, Second Army Contingent & Relief Supplies Set to Take Wings to Nepal , India’s Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Tour, New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action, Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims, Commander Undertakes ‘Avurudu Negam’ Trip to Dependent War Heroes, New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action, Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends, Touring Kenyan NDC Delegation Meets Commander, SFHQ-West, SFHQ-West Boxers Win Inter SFHQ Boxing Meet, Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes Revered in Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies, Commander Undertakes ‘Avurudu Negam’ Trip to Dependent War Heroes, Troops Get Accident Victims Admitted to Mallavi Hospital , Sri Lankan Airlines’ Aviation College Members Take New Year Gifts to Vellakulam Students , Hundreds of Villagers & SF Personnel Educated on Conservation of Forests in 3-Day Seminar , ESR’s New Welfare Shop at Panagoda Opened , Thrilling Stunts in ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ Thru Lenses , More Than 1500 Tamil Civilians Enjoy New Year Celebration with Army Personnel , Troops Coordinate Donation of Essentials to Widow , 62 Div Coordinates Distribution of Coconut Seedlings & Kids’ Bicycles Sponsored by Donors , Kenyan NDC Delegation Exchanges Views with Commander, Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes Revered in Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies , Felicitation Ceremony on Field Marshal Fonseka Held at His Own Sinha Regiment Hqrs on Grand Scale, Nation Salutes War Veteran, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd) Conferring Field Marshal Rank, New SLASC Colonel Commandant Assumes Office, Kilinochchi Troops Hold Several New Year Festivals , Jaffna Troops Mark New Year with Civilians , India’s Defence Attaché Visits Jaffna ,

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* Chinese Envoy Calls on Commander of the Army

* Hospital Visit of the Commander & Customary Tea Table Mark New Year Spirits at AHQ

* 55 Division Holds its New Year Festival

* Another New House Built by Army Troops Given to Rehabilitated Former Combatant

* General Amnesty for Army Absentees Extended up to April 25

* May New Year - 2015 Ushers In Fresh Thoughts, Happiness & Prosperity !

* SFHQ-KLN Makes a New Year Donation to Widowed Family

* New Year Festivals Held by 65, 57 Divisions & 11 GR

* 66 Division & 663 Brigade Hold Their Separate New Year Festival

* 54 & 61 Divisions Enjoy Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

* 7 SLLI Celebrates New Year

* Felicitation Ceremony on Field Marshal Fonseka Held at His Own Sinha Regiment Hqrs on Grand Scale

* Army New Year Festival Held on Low Key

* New Year Celebration & Annual Volleyball Tournament at 53 Division

* Release of 1000 Acres From HSZ Completed

* 68 Division Officers & Other Rankers Enjoy New Year Festival

* Eastern Troops Conduct Their New Year Festival

* Grand Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament Opened

* SFHQ-C Celebrates New Year Festival

* SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year

  Photo Story 27th of April 2015
Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims


The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal a short while ago......
 
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* Indian Commander’s Sri Lanka Visit Postponed Due to Emergency Commitments
Updated : 26th April 2015,22:04:55 Hours

The scheduled visit of the Indian Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh and his delegation on Monday (27) afternoon to Sri Lanka has been postponed until further notice in view of the emergency commitments that had arisen in some parts of India and adjoining Nepal as a result of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the office of the Indian Chief of Army Staff announced a few minutes ago.
 
 
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* Second Army Contingent & Relief Supplies Set to Take Wings to Nepal
Updated : 26th April 2015,20:23:09 Hours

Two more sniffer dogs, together with the remainder of the Army rescue and relief contingent plus another large consignment of medicines dressing items, generators, wire rolls, bulbs, gloves, tissues, medical equipment, drinking water bottles, dry rations etc, are set to take wings to Nepal aboard the second Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aircraft......
 
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* India’s Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Tour
Updated : 26th April 2015,15:23:16 Hours

Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, heralding a new era of goodwill, understanding and military co-operation, arrives in Sri Lanka Monday (27) afternoon, together with a five-member delegation at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. During the five-day long stay, General Dalbir Singh is expected to pay courtesy calls on HE the President........
 
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* New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action
Updated : 24th April 2015,17:20:40 Hours


Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army during an interactive meeting with all Principal Staff Officers, Security Force Commanders, Colonel Commandants, Colonels of the Regiments, Centre Commandants and all Directors on Thursday (23) at the Army Headquarters for the first time after he assumed office, explained the series of welfare measures and........

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* Commander Undertakes ‘Avurudu Negam’ Trip to Dependent War Heroes
Updated : 24th April 2015,13:41:46 Hours

Reminiscing about age-old practices during the times of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the ‘Negam Yama’ (visit to relatives) tradition was revived on Friday (24) morning by Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army when he arrived at the Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura, together with Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit and.....
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* Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes Revered in Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies
Updated : 20th April 2015,21:14:35 Hours
 
Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), one of the most prestigious and reputed regiments in the Army launched a series of commemorative events on Monday (20) in connection with its founding day and 127th anniversary, beginning from its Panagoda SLA Regimental Headquarters. Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the SLA Colonel Commandant, Major General Lal Perera.....
 
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* Hundreds of Villagers & SF Personnel Educated on Conservation of Forests in 3-Day Seminar
Updated : 22nd April 2015,12:43:22 Hours

About 350 villagers, together with military officers, Police personnel, civil coordination officers and officials of the Forest Conservation Department attended a three-day long awareness programme on ‘Forest Management’, organized at Teligarey, Poonaryn by the 661 Brigade, 5 (v) Mechanized Infantry Regiment and the 66 Divisional Headquarters on the directions of the Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).
 
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* Troops Get Accident Victims Admitted to Mallavi Hospital
22nd April 2015,14:28:40 Hours

Officers and other rankers of the 15 (v) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) serving Thunukkai, Mallavi area turned Good Samaritans soon after a car speeding from Maradanamadam, Jaffna to Mallavi area skidded off the road and overturned at about 9.35 a.m. on Sunday (19). Those SLSR troops in close proximity to the spot of the accident rushed and......
 
 
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* Kenyan NDC Delegation Exchanges Views with Commander
20th April 2015,13:24:28 Hours

A high-level delegation of the National Defence College (NDC) of Kenya, currently in Sri Lanka on a six-day familiarization tour, called at the Army Headquarters Monday (20) morning with a view to meeting the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army.
 
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* Thrilling Stunts in ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ Thru Lenses
21st April 2015,13:55:36 Hours

23rd Fox Hill Super Cross - 2015’ at Diyatalawa on Saturday (18) selected Ashan Silva as the Best Motor Racing driver and K.P Aravind, the Best Motorbike Rider, beating many other reputed drivers and riders. The event’s major vehicle category, SLGT (3500 cc) was this year competed by 14 drivers......

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* More Than 1500 Tamil Civilians Enjoy New Year Celebration with Army Personnel
21st April 2015,13:53:42 Hours

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival of the 551 Brigade of the 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) got underway at the Nelliadi Central College grounds on Saturday (18) on a grand scale. Sponsored by Nestomalt and Unilever (Pvt) Ltd and covered by Wasantham TV channel, the full-day event offered pride of place to traditional games and other community-oriented collective sports and competitions.
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* 62 Div Coordinates Distribution of Coconut Seedlings & Kids’ Bicycles Sponsored by Donors
21st April 2015,12:18:16 Hours

Giving a helping hand to the sustenance of the newly- resettled people at Veheratenna village, a new initiative taken by the 62 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) recently gave away 1750 coconut seedlings to 350 families in Veheratenna, following sponsorship provided by......
 
 
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* Blind Widow Moves into Army Renovated New Home
20th April 2015,14:12:20 Hours

The visually-handicapped widow, P. Ranhami living at Rambakaepuwewa in Kebithigollewa who was living in a dilapidated house with two children, grandson and granddaughter, was accommodated in a totally renovated house, following initiatives taken by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on account of.......
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Troops Hold Several New Year Festivals
20th April 2015,15:01:28 Hours

Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with several of its formations, held separate New Year Festivals on Tuesday (14) and Friday (17) in respective areas. The main SFHQ-KLN had its ceremony at SFHQ premises on Friday (17) under the auspices of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN as......
 
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* Thrill & Sensation Dominate in SLMA-Organized ‘Fox Hill Super Cross-2015’
19th April 2015,10:08:19 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 (18) evening with several distinguished guests, including Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and his spouse, Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit.......
 
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* Jaffna Troops Mark New Year with Civilians
20th April 2015,14:37:02 Hours

A few Divisions and Brigades of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on account of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year held separate festivals, together with the participation of civilians in respective areas on Thursday (16). An initiative of the SFHQ-J saw a festival held in Kankasanthurai, dedicated to all soldiers, both male and female serving......
 
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* Pakistan Army’s Log School Commandant Arrives at Army Headquarters
17th April 2015,14:31:31 Hours


Strengthening bilateral understanding and exchange of knowledge on logistics, Brigadier Muhammad Azim Iqbal, Commandant, Army School of Logistics in Pakistan arrived at the Army Headquarters this morning (17) in order to pay a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva before he sets out his rest of the agenda in Sri Lanka.

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* SFHQ-E Commence One More Computer Course for Officers and Soldiers
Updated : 27th April 2015,15:55:33 Hours

With an aim of improving computer Literacy among officers and other rankers serving under Security Forces Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E), a computer course commenced on April 20 at SFHQ-E. The 21-day course will be conducted with the association of Orient Academy Limited.
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* 11 Division’s New Signal Room Opened
Updated : 27th April 2015,15:51:46 Hours

11 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) commission its newly constructed Signal Room on 06 April by Major General D.S.N.K. Senadheera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division. The Signal Room, which was a requirement to the 11 Division, was constructed with contributions from Officers and Other Rankers who are serving under the Division.
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* Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends
Updated : 24th April 2015,17:07:36 Hours
 
The first phase of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) organized Computer Course with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West, reached its successful completion on Thursday (23) at 14 Divisional Headquarters, Attidiya.
 
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* Touring Kenyan NDC Delegation Meets Commander, SFHQ-West
Updated : 24th April 2015,15:11:43 Hours
 
The touring National Defence College (NDC) delegation from Kenya, now on a six-day tour, arrived at the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) Thursday (23) morning in order to pay a courtesy call. The thirteen-member delegation, led by Brigadier A.K Mulata was welcomed by Major General Ubaya Medawala, Commander, SFHQ-West and engaged in a cordial exchange of views with the visiting senior officers from Kenya.
 
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* SFHQ-West Boxers Win Inter SFHQ Boxing Meet
Updated : 24th April 2015,14:50:52 Hours
 
On the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), the Inter Security Force Novices’ Boxing Meet, organized by the 65 Division, with the cooperation of the Sri Lanka Boxing Federation and Army Boxing Federation, concluded successfully on Thursday (23) at 'Nelum Piyasa', Kilinochchi.
 
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* Sri Lankan Airlines’ Aviation College Members Take New Year Gifts to Vellakulam Students
Updated : 22nd April 2015,14:02:20 Hours

The Aviation College of the Sri Lankan Airlines on Saturday (19) made a trip down to Vellamkulam area at Ganeshapuram in the general area of the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and donated a stock of readymade garments to the value of Rs 85,000/= for distribution among 50 needy children in schools.
 
 
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* ESR’s New Welfare Shop at Panagoda Opened
Updated : 22nd April 2015,11:15:36 Hours


Considering the importance of supplying subsidized food items to both Army and civil personnel in the area, the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) inaugurated its ‘Creators’ Welfare Shop’ as the first phase of the newly-constructed ground floor of a three storied building.  

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* Troops Coordinate Donation of Essentials to Widow
21st April 2015,12:52:28 Hours

One Mr Wasantha Pothupitiya, a social worker from Colombo during a visit to the East, gave a New Year gift to a poor family, headed by the widow, A.M Kumarihami following coordination done by the Civil Affairs Office of the 24 Division under the Security Force Headquarters -East (SFHQ-E). The donor, having learnt that the said mother with two children......
 
 
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* New SLASC Colonel Commandant Assumes Office
20th April 2015,16:41:21 Hours

Major General K.W Edema assumed duties recently in a brief ceremony at the Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) Regimental Centre. Major General Edema signed up a formal document to signify the acceptance of the new office. A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour greeted the new Colonel Commandant......
 

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* India’s Defence Attaché Visits Jaffna
20th April 2015,14:36:14 Hours

Defence Attaché of the High Commission of India, Captain Prakash Gopalan paid a courtesy call on Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Thursday (16) during a visit to the north. The meet enabled the visiting envoy to receive an update on the roles of......
 
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* Computerized Wheel Balancing Goes to SFHQ-E
16th April 2015,15:49:43 Hours

Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME), establishing its essential mechanical wings in the East, recently opened the new computerized wheel alignment and wheel balancing section at the 3 SLEME workshop in Minneriya. Major General T.N Jayasuriya, Colonel Commandant, SLEME and Director General, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering as the Chief Guest at the invitation.....
 
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* School Stationeries Distributed Among Children
13th April 2015,18:58:27 Hours
 
Stationery items, worth Rs 60,000.00 were distributed among 60 school children in Mulankavil and Iranamathanagar villages during a special event at Mulankavil St. Mary's Church on Thursday (9), following sponsorship given by Mr V. Balachandra, a philanthropist residing overseas. 11 Gajaba Regiment troops coordinated and organized the distribution ceremony.
 
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* Army Cricket Tournament Gives Victory to Ordnance Corps Cricketers
14th April 2015,12:45:16 Hours
 
The Army six-a-side Cricket Tournament which was organized by the Army Cricket Committee concluded successfully at the Free Trade Zone Grounds, Koggala on Saturday (11). A total of 29 teams participated in the tournament which began on Friday (10). The final match of the Army cricket sixes was held on Saturday. Major General Mahinda Ambanpola, Deputy Chief of Staff, at the invitation of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Chairman, Army Cricket Committee.....
 
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* Awareness Programmes Launched by SFHQ-E
13th April 2015,17:02:53 Hours
 
6 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) troops at Morawewa under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized an awareness programme on food safety for the students and teachers at Gomarankadawala Maha Vidyalaya on Thursday (7) to mark the World Health Day.
 
 
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* 59 Division New GOC Takes Office
10th April 2015,13:22:32 Hours

Brigadier L.M Mudalige, on Tuesday (7) assumed duties as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) during a simple ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Brigadier L.M Mudalige reviewed the Guard Turnout on arrival at the premises to be welcomed by senior officers of the 59 Division. Afterwards, a Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the 59 Division saluted the new chief of the 59 Division.
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* One More ‘Yoga’ Workshop Culminates
10th April 2015,13:08:21 Hours

A workshop on Yoga for Army personnel to enhance their mental and physical efficiency and spirituality was conducted at the Advance Infantry Platoon Training School, Kilinochchi during March 3-April 8. The programme got to a start as per instructions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters (SFHQ-KLN) and the commencement of the workshop began on March 3, 2015.
 
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* ‘Workshop on Construction’ Attracts 80 Army Personnel
10th April 2015,15:25:08 Hours

A full-day workshop on ‘Construction & Masonry’, meant to impart knowledge for Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), planning to begin a new vocation after retirement, was held at the Non-Commissioned Officers Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa with the collaboration of Tokyo Cement Company (Ltd) on Wednesday (8). Mr. Mouli Gunaratne, Consultant Engineer......
 
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