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Commander Spells out New Initiatives & Welfare Measures Introduced to the Army, SFHQ-West Marks Its Second Anniversary , ‘Sammabhimani’ Goes to Buttala, Malaysian Defence Force Chief Greets Commander, More Community Projects Launched, War Heroes Who Completed Vocational Training Given Certificates, SASEAN Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue Sessions Opened in Colombo, Major General Jagath Alwis Appointed New Jaffna Commander, More Gold Jewellery to be Returned to Northern Owners - Commander , Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends With New National & Army Records , Enshrinement of Sacred Relics in Monumental 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Attracts Record Numbers of Monks & Devotees, More Gold Jewellery to be Returned to Northern Owners - Commander , ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to Moneragala with Ven. Dhammaloka, SFHQ-C Troops Participate in ‘Art of Living’ Programme, Community Based Projects to Uplift Living Condition of Civilians in East Continued, President’s Guard Members Distribute Books & Accessories among Meeriyabedda Students , Second Batch of 46 SLAVF Professionals Pass Out After Training, Cattle & Goats Distributed Among Needy Families , 51st Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Now on at Sugathadasa National Stadium , Army Organized Medical Clinics Examine Meeriyabedda Victims , Farmers Want Army Engineers to Repair Waweddikulam Lake , Scholarships & Coconut Saplings Distributed , One more ‘Sammabhimani’ Programme Held in Passara , Curtains Come Down on Joint Military Exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ Between Special Forces of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army , Engineer Service Regiment Troops in Active Re-building Roles Given More Vehicles, Enshrinement of Sacred Relics in Monumental 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Attracts Record Numbers of Monks & Devotees, Commander in Vavuniya Observes Progress in Resettled Villages, First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today, Army Rugby Players Do It Again , Retired Senior Tri Service Officers Enlightened on Army Roles in Security & Development ,

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* Tri Service Personnel Offer Free Meals to Civilians in Colombo Centre on President’s Birthday

* President Declares Open New Building for Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Teaching Hospital' at KDU

* Jaffna Troops Invoke Blessings on Their Commander-in-Chief

* ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to Weeraketiya and Badulla

* Army Initiative with ‘Starkey Hearing Foundation’ Gives Hearing Aids to North-East Civilians & Army Families

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* Commander Invites Ex-Army Personnel to Share Their Concerns

* Pilot Programme on NCDs Under Health Promotion Programme Among Army Personnel Launched in Jaffna

* Sacred Relics for Enshrinement in 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Taken in Procession

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  Photo Story 28th of November 2014
Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends With New National & Army Records


The closing ceremony of the 51st Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies for winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Wednesday (26) evening with all the pomp and ceremony of a high standard sports event. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee.......
 
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* Commander Spells out New Initiatives & Welfare Measures Introduced to the Army
Updated : 28th November 2014,16:29:46 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, addressing the troops in the Jaffna peninsula Friday (28) noon, reminded them of the significance of national security, discipline and explained to them the series of welfare measures that had been hitherto effected by the Army for the best interests of the troops, thanks to the support of the President and the Secretary of Defence and Urban Development.
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* Malaysian Defence Force Chief Greets Commander
Updated : 27th November 2014,20:59:33 Hours

General (Dr) Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Malaysian Defence Force currently attending the South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue 2014 in Colombo at the invitation of Ministry of Defence, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Thursday (27) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.
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* SASEAN Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue Sessions Opened in Colombo
Updated : 27th November 2014,14:49:40 Hours

The South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs’ Dialogue 2014 of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, organized by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, opened its three-day sessions for deliberations Thursday (27) morning at The Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.......
 
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* Major General Jagath Alwis Appointed New Jaffna Commander
Updated : 27th November 2014,13:13:59 Hours

Major General K. Jagath Alwis has been appointed as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), effective from Friday (28) by the Commander of the Army. He is also to take over as the Colonel Commandant, Military Intelligence Corps beginning 10 December 2014.
 
 
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* War Heroes Who Completed Vocational Training Given Certificates
Updated : 27th November 2014,15:13:54 Hours

Certificate awarding ceremony of the ‘Ranaviru Sampath Kendraya’ (Resource Centre for Disable War Heroes) at Hendala Wattala for those successfully completed the Horticulture and Mobile Phone Technology Course No 2, got underway at the ‘Ranaviru Resource Centre’ (RRC) on Wednesday (26).......
 
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* More Gold Jewellery to be Returned to Northern Owners - Commander
Updated : 26th November 2014,16:04:18 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Wednesday (26) at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, announcing the release of another stock of gold jewelleries to 1960 more identified rightful owners in the North at a ceremony on December 4, headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa....
 
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* 51st Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Now on at Sugathadasa National Stadium
Updated : 24th November 2014,15:28:21 Hours

With more than 1500 athletes, poised to compete, the 51st Inter Regiment Athletics Championship Meet – 2014 of the Sri Lanka Army got to a start this morning (24) at the Sugathadasa National Stadium. Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chairman, Sri Lanka Army Athletics Committee, ceremonially opened the event amid a large gathering of athletes and officers.......
 
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* Second Batch of 46 SLAVF Professionals Pass Out After Training
25th November 2014,12:50:04 Hours

A total of 46 more professional officers who have joined the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) in the second phase of the ‘Api Army’ programme after successful completion of the basic military training course at Diyatalawa SLAVF School, passed out on Friday (21) in a ceremony, graced by Major General Lawrance Wickramasinghe, Deputy Commandant, SLAVF as the Chief Guest.

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* Enshrinement of Sacred Relics in Monumental 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Attracts Record Numbers of Monks & Devotees
23rd November 2014,18:12:57 Hours

Enshrinement of sacred Kapilawastupura relics in the hemispherical dome of the 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Stupa (Dagoba) at Anuradhapura under construction as a monumental tribute to the victories of War Heroes, got underway Sunday (23) morning during a fitting ceremony, dignified by........
 
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* President’s Guard Members Distribute Books & Accessories among Meeriyabedda Students
25th November 2014,14:09:10 Hours

Members of the President’s Guard in the practice of donating school books every year to needy students beginning the year 2007, commenced their annual humanitarian project on President’s birthday (18) at Meeriyabedda - Koslanda, by distributing school books among landslide-affected students, housed at relief centres. 
 
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* Curtains Come Down on Joint Military Exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ Between Special Forces of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army
23rd November 2014,18:31:30 Hours

Elevating existing relations to new heights and marking the start of a new era of neighbourly understanding and close cooperation between both organizations, the contingent of 42 Indian Army Special Force troops (5 officers and 37 other ranks), successfully, completed the training ‘Exercise - Mithra Shakthi’ on Sunday (23), together with a corresponding Sri Lankan contingent of 300 Special Forces and Commandos....
 
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* Commander in Vavuniya Observes Progress in Resettled Villages
22nd November 2014,11:42:06 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Saturday (22) with a view to receiving an update on the progress of Wanni resettlers, undertook a visit to the resettled villages, Kokkeliya and Nandimithragama in Vavuniya region at the invitation of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Wanni.
 
 
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* Farmers Want Army Engineers to Repair Waweddikulam Lake
24th November 2014,13:14:21 Hours

In response to a request, made by farming communities in the area, 592 Brigade troops of the 59 Division in the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the active support received from 11 Sri Lanka Field Engineers troops, inaugurated the repair work of the damaged Waweddikulam lake on Wednesday (19).......
 
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* Engineer Service Regiment Troops in Active Re-building Roles Given More Vehicles
21st November 2014,17:00:17 Hours

Responding positively to the vehicular requirements of the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR), now actively engaged in diverse nation-building roles, an initiative, adopted by the Commander of the Army in collaboration with the Treasury, resulted in the Army receiving a special allocation of  Rs 40 million for purchase of 20 troop carrier trucks, 20 three wheelers and 20 motorbikes.
 
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* Retired Senior Tri Service Officers Enlightened on Army Roles in Security & Development
21st November 2014,20:53:16 Hours

Senior members of the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) of tri services on Friday (21) received an update on the Army's ongoing involvement in Nation-building tasks and its all-time readiness against any recurrence of terrorist threats from the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake during a special get-together.....
 
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* First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today
22nd November 2014,18:00:17 Hours

The Ministry of Defence has launched a new housing project to assist war heroes who have partly built their houses with financial difficulties to accomplish their aspirations and to uplift the living standard of their families. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
 
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* ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ Phase 3 Opens for Public at Negombo
20th November 2014,23:21:15 Hours

Twenty-three exhibition stalls, erected by 23 Regiments of the Army under the Phase 3 of the Army’s latest ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ project, began at Kadolkele Stadium, Negombo this evening (20), showing culinary skills of Army chefs and highlighting the importance of the use of indigenous food varieties among Sri Lankans.
 
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* SFHQ-West Marks Its Second Anniversary
Updated : 28th November 2014,13:01:36 Hours

SFHQ-West, deployed in Western Province marked its second anniversary on Thursday (27) at the Headquarters premises in Panagoda. Troops presented a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour to their Commander, Major General U.A.B Medawela when he arrived at the location as the Chief Guest. A customary troop address, delivered by the chief guest  and an all rank tea party organized by the staff at SF Headquarters were also held with the participation of senior officers, officers and other ranks. 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Participate in ‘Art of Living’ Programme
Updated : 26th November 2014,12:45:55 Hours

To be in line with the concept of the ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’, the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General R.M.D Ratnayake, troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) organized a three-day (Nov 23-25) awareness workshop on ‘Art of Living’ under the directions of Major General Mano Perera, Commander.....
 
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* More Community Projects Launched
Updated : 27th November 2014,16:52:38 Hours

6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops in the 221 Brigade of the 22 Division organized two “Shramadana campaigns” in the premises of the Public library of Nilaweli, Kuchichiweli and Nawachchilei Junior School, Kuburupiddi during Nov 22- 23. Meanwhile, another “Shramadana campaign” was organized by 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops in the 222 Brigade to clean Sanpahan......

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* ‘Sammabhimani’ Goes to Buttala
Updated : 28th November 2014,12:59:53 Hours


One more leg of the ‘Sammabhimani’ spiritual programme, conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero with the backing of the Army to enhance moral development of the general public got underway at Yudhaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya in Buttala on Monday (24). On the directions of Major General Mano Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) troops of 12 Division organized the event.

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* Community Based Projects to Uplift Living Condition of Civilians in East Continued
Updated : 25th November 2014,14:31:58 Hours

Many community based activities were conducted by the Security Force Head Quarters –East (SFHQ-E) during the last week. Two “Shramadana Campaigns” were organized by 2 Gajaba Regiment (2 GR) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (6 VIR) of the 221 Brigade, to clean the premises of Annandakulam pre-school in Annandakulam and  Girihadusaya Viharaya in Thiriyaya during Thursday (20) and Friday (21).
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* ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to Moneragala with Ven. Dhammaloka
Updated : 26th November 2014,13:24:38 Hours

The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, conducted by Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero under the patronage of the Army with the purpose of  enhancing moral values in the general public, got underway at  Shikshakara Privena, Moneragala on Sunday (23).
 
 
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* Cattle & Goats Distributed Among Needy Families
Updated : 24th November 2014,15:29:33 Hours

Giving further boost to the promotion of economic power to needy civilians in the Jaffna peninsula, Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) coordinated the distribution of 100 cattle and 100 goats among 200 low income families, selected by respective Gramaseva officials in 51, 52 and 55 Divisions of the SFHQ-J.......
     
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* Army Organized Medical Clinics Examine Meeriyabedda Victims
24th November 2014,13:54:52 Hours

With the support of medical supplies, provided by the government of Pakistan, the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C), in order to ensure health condition of Meeriyabedda mudslide victims, conducted separate medical clinics at Poonagala Tamil Vidyalayam, Poonagala Tamil Primary School........
 
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* Scholarships & Coconut Saplings Distributed
24th November 2014,12:24:22 Hours

Troops serving the 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) of 221 Brigade under the 22 Division of the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) launched two separate ‘Shramadana’ projects to clean the Grama Niladhari office in Trincomalee and the Bodhipadarama temple in Sumedankarapura during November........
 
 
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* One more ‘Sammabhimani’ Programme Held in Passara
24th November 2014,12:23:16 Hours

The Army-organized ‘Sammabhimani’ Dhamma preaching programme of Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero was conducted at Passara Uttararamaya temple on Wednesday (19). The programme, being held island-wide as a spiritual programme to enhance moral values of the public, has been organized by the troops serving the.......
 
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* Army Rugby Players Do It Again
22nd November 2014,12:02:20 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team recorded a convincing victory against Air Force Rugby team by securing 33 points against 10 of their rivals during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby League 2014/2015 at Air Force Ground, Ratmalana on Friday (21). At the first half, Army Rugby Team played in aggressive manner securing 26 - 0 against Air Force.
 
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* Progress of Newly Resettled Families Reviewed
20th November 2014,17:08:08 Hours
 
A meeting, attended by Commissioner General for Essential Services, District Secretary for Vavuniya, Divisional Secretaries, Director, Ministry of Finance (National Budget), Coordinator for Ministry of Education, Health Administrators, Commissioner General of Agriculture Development, officials of Road Development Authority, irrigation engineers and several state officials who gathered at the 56 Division Headquarters, Kokkeliya, Vavuniya on Thursday (13), reviewed the progress of the resettled villages and livelihood programmes.
 
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* Troops Support Patients Donating Blood
20th November 2014,16:30:58 Hours
 
Troops of 221 and 222 Brigades of the 22 Division and the 23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) continued to organize community projects in order to further boost existing relations between the civil society and Army personnel serving the areas. Troops of 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) on Monday (17) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the premises of Glennie Girls’ Home, Trincomalee as the place remained unclean and full of wild bushes.
 
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* Troops Plant Tree Saplings
20th November 2014,17:02:22 Hours
 
Troops of the 621 Brigade and 9 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Light Infantry serving the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) recently planted more than 80 saplings of Teak, Mahogany, Kaya, Jak, Breadfruit, etc along the roadside at Sampathnuwara entrance near the Ranaviru Piyasa village on Saturday (15).
 
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* Visually Impaired People in Killinochchi Receive Spectacles
19th November 2014,08:12:27 Hours

Spectacles provided by Rotary Club of Kandy to the Security Force Headquarters Killinochchi (SFHQ KLN) were distributed on Sunday (16) among 332 visually impaired civilians at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium in Kilinochchi.The project, initiated by the troops of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps in cooperation with non-governmental organizations, was meant to help the civilians with impaired vision by providing glasses free of charge.
 
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* East-based Troops Take Sinhala-Tamil Students on Educational Tour
19th November 2014,07:47:43 Hours

Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E), continued to be engaged in different social activities, including Shramadana campaigns, conduct of seminars for school children, organizing  musical shows and educational tours in the past few days.
 
 
 
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* Mullaittivu Widows & Students Receive Gifts on President’s B’Day
18th November 2014,23:42:18 Hours

Stationery for 500 school children and dry rations for 150 widows in Mullaittivu area were distributed on Monday (17) on account of HE the President’s 69th birth anniversary by the Governor of the Northern Province, Major General  (retd) G.A Chandrasiri, following arrangements, made by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander.....
 
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