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SFHQ-E Troops Distribute Cashew Plants Again Among Civilians, Kilinochchi Troops Donate Stationery to Students at Kattakadu GTM School, 15 SLSR Troops Donate Ready-made Clothes and Stationeries among General Public in Kalvilani, Wanni Based Troops Provide Shelter for a Widowed Family at Poonewa, 68 Division Organizes Ceremony to Donate School Accessories to Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Qualified Students, Army Athlete Qualifies for Olympics in 2016, Malaysia-based Philanthropists Help Schooling Students at Bogaswewa, 53 Division Troops Assist Flood Victims in Dambulla and Palugaswewa, Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya Students Get More Books To Their Library, Needy Students & Civilians Given School Items & Clothes, Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister , Memory of Military Intelligence Corps Refreshed in Fitting Tribute Ceremony at its Hqrs, Brigadier K.J Jayaweera Appointed, New Military Spokesman & Director MoD Media Centre , New State Minister for Defence Visits Mihindu Seth Medura Dependent War Heroes, Meeriyabedde Students Get School Accessories, New Nursery for Malayalapuram Children Opened , School Students & Temple Premises Receive Army Help , New Army Recruits Including Tamils Join Active Service as Tradesmen , Eastern Troops Mark ‘Thaipongal’ with Poojas & Supporting Roles , New Minister of State for Defence Assumes Office, Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister , Jaffna Troops Support Conduct of ‘Thaipongal’ , Army Rugby Players Do It Again, Catholic Officers & ORs in Mullaittivu Receive Pope’s Blessings , SFHQ-KLN Enlightens Troops on DAA in the Organization , 'Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Kilinochchi, SLMA Cadets Visit SFHQ-KLN, SFHQ-C Troops Clean Nagapaththini Kovil at Haldummulla on the Eve of ‘Thaipongal’, Delegation from Nepal Army Command & Staff College Calls on Commander of the Army, Kilinochchi Troops Give Helping Hand to Needy Widow ,

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* ‘Dawn of Maithri Rule’ Begins with Swearing-in of the New President, Together with New Prime Minister

* Troops Mobilization Only at Police Request

* Newest ‘Laya Waves’ at Kalkudah Now Open to Army Members & the Public

* Commander Speaks to Army Retirees in East

* Comfortable Victory Recorded for Army Ruggerites

* Four New Houses Gifted to Veheratenna Resettlers with School Accessories for Their Children

* Army Headquarters Greets New Year with Customary Commander’s Address & Tea Table

* All SFHQs & Formations Begin New Year’s First Working Day with Elaborate Programmes

* May New Year - 2015 Bring Happiness & Prosperity to All !

* Commander Spells Out New Year Prospects for Civil Employees in Awarding Appointment Letters

* Army Troops Continue to Take Care of Flood Victims in Wanni, Kilinochchi, East, Central and West

* SLEME Produced Mobile Screen Handed Over to SLSC

* SLEME Repaired Heavy Vehicles & Ambulances back On Track

* Children of SLAVF War Heroes Offered Schols & Incentives

* SLNG’s ‘Guardians’ Mela’ Now Open in Maligapitiya, Kurunegala

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  Photo Story 27th of January 2015
Memory of Military Intelligence Corps Refreshed in Fitting Tribute Ceremony at its Hqrs


The memory of 66 fallen members of the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) of the Sri Lanka Army, who rendered a yeoman silent service during the humanitarian operations while operating as an indispensable unit, was refreshed and venerated on Friday (23) at a fitting tribute and commemorative ceremony that got underway at the MIC Regimental Headquarters.......
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* Army Athlete Qualifies for Olympics in 2016
Updated : 26th January 2015,11:45:42 Hours

The Sri Lankan National Teams athlete Lance Corporal Niluka Geethani Rajasekara of Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) rose to the fifth place in the women’s category of the 15 Asian Marathon in Hong Kong with two hours, 40 minutes and .7 seconds of time. Lance Corporal Rajasekara broke the remaining Sri Lankan record for the fastest time and has exceeded the qualifying time to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro......
 
 
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* Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister
Updated : 19th January 2015,13:14:20 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army in accordance with military formalities, paid a courtesy call on the new Hon. Minister of State for Defence Mr Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry of Defence this morning (19). Lieutenant General Ratnayake after presenting a replica of a silver-plated sword, symbolic of the Army and its bravery .....
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* Brigadier K.J Jayaweera Appointed, New Military Spokesman & Director MoD Media Centre
Updated : 22nd January 2015,13:48:25 Hours

Brigadier K.J Jayaweera, currently the Director, Directorate of Media at Army Headquarters has been appointed temporarily as new Military Spokesman, Director Training & Coordination and Spokesman-Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters. Former Military Spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, who was holding above appointments, has been attached to the Army Headquarters with immediate effect.   
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* New State Minister for Defence Visits Mihindu Seth Medura Dependent War Heroes
Updated : 21st January 2015,22:02:02 Hours
 
Minister of State for Defence, Mr Ruwan Wijewardene in order to be familiar with rehabilitation centres where dependent War Heroes are housed, went to Attidiya-based Mihindu Seth Medura, together with a few MoD officials on Wednesday (21) evening. During his stay at the healing house, he freely spoke to the inmates and received a firsthand account of the roles and tasks from the management of the Mihindu Seth Medura before he met with those War Heroes.
 
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* New Army Recruits Including Tamils Join Active Service as Tradesmen
Updated : 20th January 2015,12:38:20 Hours

124 newly enlisted Army tradesmen, including 11 Tamil youths from Kilinochchi after their training as storemen, clerks, drivers, electricians, bakers, etc at the Security Force Headquarters-Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), passed out at a ceremony, held at 65 Division Headquarters premises on Saturday (17).
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* Jaffna Troops Support Conduct of ‘Thaipongal’
Updated : 19th January 2015,11:33:55 Hours

Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Jaffna peninsula shared the sentiments on the importance of Thaipongal day (Jan 15) with the people after offering Pongal milk rice to over 3000 pedestrians around Hindu temples in Jaffna, beginning 10.00 a.m. The arrangement, organized on the directions of Major General Jagath Alwis, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), began a few days ahead of the festival after the troops volunteered to clean up many Kovil surroundings.
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* Eastern Troops Mark ‘Thaipongal’ with Poojas & Supporting Roles
Updated : 19th January 2015,14:01:46 Hours

Troops, belonging to Brigades and Battalions of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) made elaborate arrangements on account of the recent, ‘Thaipongal’ day (15) by way of conduct of Poojas. Clean-up of temple premises and offer of sweet-meats to devotees, etc. 9 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops of the 233 Brigade, 231 Brigade troops.......
 
 
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* New Minister of State for Defence Assumes Office
16th January 2015,12:29:14 Hours

The new Minister of State for Defence Hon Ruwan Wijewardene (MP) assumed office at the Ministry of Defence on Friday (16) after a multi-religious ceremony. Welcomed to the office premises by Secretary Defence, the Buddhist religious observances, led by Ven Galaboda Gnanissara Nayake Thero............
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* Delegation from Nepal Army Command & Staff College Calls on Commander of the Army
14th January 2015,18:19:42 Hours

A  military delegation of the Army Command and Staff College (ACSC) of Nepal, currently on a familiarized-tour, intending to enhance their military and strategic understanding of the region, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters, Wednesday (14) evening.
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* Catholic Officers & ORs in Mullaittivu Receive Pope’s Blessings
16th January 2015,14:04:18 Hours

A representative gathering of the troops serving the Divisions, Brigades, formations and the Security Force Headquarters-Mullithivu (SFHQ-MLT) had once in a lifetime chance of receiving blessings of His Holiness Pope Francis when he arrived at the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu on Wednesday (14) as part of His itinerary in Sri Lanka......
 
 
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* His Holiness Warmly Received in Tri-Service Guard of Honour
13th January 2015,15:27:52 Hours

His Holiness Pope Francis arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday (13) morning to a rousing state reception, headed by HE the President Maithripala Siresena and a host of religious dignitaries. First Lady Mrs Sirisena, Former President, Chandrika Kumarathunge, Hon Prime Minister, Ranil Wickramasinghe and Mrs Maithri Wickramasinghe, Ministers, Ravi Karunanayake and John Amarathunge, Bishops in attendance.....
 
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* SLMA Cadets Visit SFHQ-KLN
16th January 2015,13:15:57 Hours

Officer Cadets of Intake 80 from of Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa on Thursday (15) visited the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) during a study tour with the aim of learning more about roles and tasks, being carried out by SFHQ-KLN troops. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN and......
 
 
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* SRIBAT Troops in Haiti Commemorate 2010 Earthquake Victims with Two-Minute Silence & Marathon Run
13th January 2015,17:15:50 Hours

20th Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent (SRIBAT) of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), together with Leogane Rotary Club commemorated the catastrophic Haiti Earthquake with the conduct of a Road Race on Monday (12) in Haiti. Organized by SRIBAT Contingent Commander Colonel M.P.A.K Wijenayake.....


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* 'Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Kilinochchi
16th January 2015,13:26:08 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with a large gathering of Hindu devotees in the area celebrated ‘Thai Pongal’ at Thirimurukkandi Kovil. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN was also present at the moment. ‘Thai Pongal,’ the thanksgiving or the festival......
 
 
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* New Secretary Defence Assumes Office in Simple Ceremony
11th January 2015,13:41:34 Hours

Mr B.M.U.D Basnayake, the former Secretary to Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, assumed office as the new Secretary of Defence, Ministry of Defence Sunday (11) morning during a simple ceremony, attended by additional secretaries, tri-service commanders, invitees and a host of administrative......
 
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* Vellamkulam Boys & Girls Get Employment in Army Farm
13th January 2015,18:10:21 Hours

Sri Lanka Army-run Vellamkulam farm recently recruited four unemployed boys and fifteen girls under the militarized civilians category for work in it with salaries in the range of Rs 25,000 – 30,000. Those employees who began work under the 6 Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) after recruitment, were all from Vellamkulam area in Kilinochchi.


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* New Prime Minister Receives Greetings from Service Chiefs
12th January 2015,14:42:58 Hours

The first formal courtesy call of tri-service chiefs on the newly-appointed Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe took place at his former opposition leader’s residence on Sunday (11) in Colombo. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force Commanders, expressing their best wishes.....
 
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* SFHQ-E Troops Distribute Cashew Plants Again Among Civilians
Updated : 27th January 2015,12:47:02 Hours

Troops of the 12 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) and the 8 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) under the 232 Brigade of the 23 Division in the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E), distributed approximately 2000 cashew plants with the sponsorship of Dilmah (Pvt) Limited among members of the general public in Kudumbimale, Pulipanchikal and Pulakadu with the intention of promoting their economic standards.

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* Kilinochchi Troops Donate Stationery to Students at Kattakadu GTM School
Updated : 27th January 2015,12:45:52 Hours

Troops of the 7 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) under the 573 Brigade of the 53 Division in the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) donated a stock of school accessories among 56 school students at Kattakadu Government Tamil Mixed (GTM) School, Kilinochchi on Monday (26).

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* 15 SLSR Troops Donate Ready-made Clothes and Stationeries among General Public in Kalvilani
Updated : 26th January 2015,12:36:51 Hours

Troops of the 15 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 651 Brigade of the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) distributed ready-made clothes and stationeries among 15 families in Kalvilani area on Saturday (24).Commanding officer, officers and other ranks of 15 SLSR, students at Kalvilan School and the general public in the area attended the ceremony.

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* Wanni Based Troops Provide Shelter for a Widowed Family at Poonewa
Updated : 26th January 2015,12:27:37 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) constructed a house with all facilities, worth of Rs. 1.5 million and handed it over on Saturday (24) to a needy widow and for her child by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at Wedithibbagala, Poonewa. The plan and the construction of the house were carried out with the supervision and guidance of Lieutenant Colonel K.R.S.K.G Kahagalle, former Civil Affairs Officer, SFHQ-W.

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* 68 Division Organizes Ceremony to Donate School Accessories to Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Qualified Students
Updated : 26th January 2015,12:04:25 Hours

Troops of the 68 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized a programme to donate school accessories for students who have passed the Grade 5 scholarship examination in 2014, together with Etisalat Telecom Institute, Borella at Udayarkattu Maha Vidyalaya on Tuesday (20). Under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT the donation was made with a view to uplifting the education of 85 school students in Mullaittivu.
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* 53 Division Troops Assist Flood Victims in Dambulla and Palugaswewa
Updated : 24th January 2015,20:25:21 Hours

Troops under the 53 Division Headquarters on the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, offered assistance to flood-affected families in the Dambulla and Palugaswewa Division Secretariat areas for re-construction, renovation or repair work by providing manpower or building raw materials.

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* Malaysia-based Philanthropists Help Schooling Students at Bogaswewa
Updated : 24th January 2015,20:24:50 Hours

With the financial assistance, given by Dr Chandana Gunawardana, along with Ven. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thero of Senthul, Malaysia, troops of the 56 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), organized the distribution of essential school accessories, books and stationeries among 655 needy students at Bogaswewa School on Thursday (22). In response to a request...............
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* Needy Students & Civilians Given School Items & Clothes
24th January 2015,20:22:37 Hours

Troops of  the 15 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 651 Brigade of the 65 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) distributed school stationery and a stock of readymade garments among 18 students, learning in Grades 3 and 7 and also among 15 civilians  in Kaneshapuram, Vellamkulam and Thevaipiddi areas during Tuesday and Wednesday (20 -21).

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* Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya Students Get More Books To Their Library
24th January 2015,20:23:46 Hours

Welikanda  Maha Vidyalaya library on Thursday (22) received a stock of  176 books, useful to students following  coordination done by  Lieutenant Colonel W.R.J Makawita, Civil Affairs Coordinating Officer at the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E). Seen as another humanitarian project for the benefit of students living in the area, the project has got the blessings of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E.
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* Meeriyabedde Students Get School Accessories
21st January 2015,12:17:23 Hours

Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’ (Goodness Foundation) once again launched its humanitarian assistance project, distributing a large stock of school accessories among students who are residing at the Poonagala Relief Center on Monday (19). During the event, 80 students who lost their inhabitants due to the recent landslide in Koslande-Meeriyabedde were given gift parcels containing school accessories, shoes and uniforms, plus a cheque to the value of Rs 1000/=.
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* New Nursery for Malayalapuram Children Opened
21st January 2015,12:05:04 Hours


A newly built nursery at Malayalapuram with the financial support of Mr. S.K Nadan, a businessmen and with the manpower of the troops of the 9 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), was declared open by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander Security Forces Headquarters-Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Sunday (18).

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* School Students & Temple Premises Receive Army Help
20th January 2015,12:40:10 Hours


Troops of the 231 Brigade of 23 Division distributed a stock of school accessories among 200 students at Mangalagama school in Eravur Paththu on Sunday (18). 231 Brigade troops on the instructions of its Commander sponsored the distribution in consultation with relevant Gramaseva officials.

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* Army Rugby Players Do It Again
17th January 2015,22:02:53 Hours
 
Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team recorded a convincing victory against CR & FC Rugby team by securing 21 points against 18 of their rivals during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby League 2014/2015 at Longdon Place, Colombo on Saturday (17).
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Clean Nagapaththini Kovil at Haldummulla on the Eve of ‘Thaipongal’
16th January 2015,12:59:26 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) organized a two-day ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the surroundings at Nagapaththini Kovil, Haldummulla, Beragala on the instructions of Major General Mano Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C on Monday and Tuesday (13 and 14) on the eve of ‘Thaipongal’ ceremony on Thursday (15).......
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Troops Give Helping Hand to Needy Widow
16th January 2015,12:57:58 Hours

11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops under the 651 Brigade of the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) donated 25 chicks and a cage, worth about Rs. 12,000.00 to Mrs. Sivanada Murthi Jayanandana, a widow, resident in Mulankavil with eight kids on Monday (12). The donation was meant to assist the widow and encourage her to indulge in a self-employment.......
 
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* Second Phase of Spoken Tamil Course Begin
16th January 2015,12:57:20 Hours

The second phase of the Spoken Tamil Language Course commenced as per training directives of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the intention of enhancing spoken ability of military personnel serving the SFHQ-KLN at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram on Tuesday (13)......
 
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* SFHQ-KLN Enlightens Troops on DAA in the Organization
16th January 2015,13:33:10 Hours

In order to educate the officers and other ranks on the roles and tasks of Division Administration Area (DAA) of the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), a workshop with practicals, was conducted at 7 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) premises on Monday (12). The programme was initiated by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......
 
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