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Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping , Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People , SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya, SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services, State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister , SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant , Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist , Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant , New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour , New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities , New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties, MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE, Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , US Gifts More De-mining Accessories to the Army , New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances, New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President , Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on ‘Art of Living’, Awareness Programme on Traffic Control to Mark World Day of Social Justice, Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates, New SFHQ - East Commander Welcomed, Vennankulam People Receive School Items and Clothes, New Commander Invites His Predecessor as Chief Guest to the War Hero Monument Ceremony at Battaramulla , In Formal Military Ceremony Outgoing Commander Gen Ratnayake Hands Over Symbolic Sword to His Successor , New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances, Kilinochchi Troops Assist Kovil Pooja at Thirumurukkandi Kovil, Army Troops Rescue Life of Dutch National in Horton Plains, Outgoing Army Chief Extends Profuse Thanks to Everyone for Support Given ,

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* Commander Greets Eight Senior Officers Promoted to Ranks of Major General

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  Photo Story 27th of February 2015
Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister


Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe Thursday (26) morning, extended greetings and best wishes on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva when the latter, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Temple Trees, Colombo 3.
 
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* State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:03:24 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army made his formal maiden visit to Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, Hon State Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence this morning (26). During the courtesy call, Mr Wijewardene extended his best wishes and greetings on the new Commander of the Army and assured his best support for performance of.......
 
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* Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour
Updated : 25th February 2015,17:57:21 Hours

Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
 
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* Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping
Updated : 26th February 2015,14:46:34 Hours

The third segment of the 9th Sri Lanka Army contingent for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left Sri Lanka to assume duties as troops of the Force Protection in Lebanon Wednesday (25) evening. The group consists of 80 Army personnel (four officers and seventy six other rankers).  The Sri Lanka’s Force Protection Unit (9 SLFPU), is comprised of 10 officers and 140 other rankers in total and has been made up with the troops from Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (76).....
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* New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President
Updated : 24th February 2015,15:41:00 Hours

The newly-appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General A.W.J. Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (24) afternoon paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the President’s Secretariat after assumption of office as Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters.
 
 
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* Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist
Updated : 25th February 2015,20:03:50 Hours

3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops swiftly acted to rescue the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End, Horton Plains on Saturday (21) following the SOS for help. Here are some of the photos taken during the rescue mission. Please see the video gallery for more images.
 
 
 
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* Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant
Updated : 25th February 2015,19:41:25 Hours

Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke, more popularly known as ‘Channa’ among his associates, assumed office this morning (25) as the new Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a religious and military ceremony. A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour at the SLAVF Headquarters in......
 
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* Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President
Updated : 24th February 2015,22:08:44 Hours

General Daya Ratnayake, former Commander of the Army paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Tuesday (24) afternoon in order to officially intimate the President’s office of his relinquishment. President Sirisena wished him good luck with his future endeavours during the brief meeting.    
 
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* US Gifts More De-mining Accessories to the Army
24th February 2015,17:10:08 Hours

Embassy of the United States of America under its defence co-operation programme gifted a stock of de-mining equipment and accessories to the de-miners of the Sri Lanka Army on Tuesday (24). The stock, comprised of 500 helmets, 440 body armours, 50 medical packs, 4 GIS mapping software units, 10 memory cards and 10 cameras, is an incentive given to the Sri Lanka Army for further promotion of its continuous de-mining assignments in the north.
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* New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances
23rd February 2015,14:06:37 Hours

The newly-appointed 21st Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva RWP USP ndu psc of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) who took office this morning (23) at the Army Headquarters, was greeted with military honours and other ceremonials before a large representative gathering of senior officers and other ranks.


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* MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE
23rd February 2015,10:41:53 Hours
         
It is with great pride and humble pleasure I issue this message as the 21st Commander of the Army which boasts a dignified and proud history. I wish to record my gratitude and respect to HE the President and Hon. Prime Minister on this occasion as I reach the apex of my 35-year of military career as the Commander of the Army. I reiterate the fact that Sri Lanka Army as a valiant force with its unmatched history of 65 years dedicatedly, has defended the territorial integrity, sovereignty and unitary status of our motherland and eradicated the world’s most ruthless terrorism once for all.

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* Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates
23rd February 2015,22:32:11 Hours

Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva, the new Commander of the Army, just hours after assumption of office this morning (23), went to see the well-being of the hospital inmates at the Narahenpita Military Hospital, together with several senior officers. Lieutenant General De Silva speaking to a section of those inmates shared views with them and made inquiries into their well-being and gave away some gift parcels.
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* New Commander Invites His Predecessor as Chief Guest to the War Hero Monument Ceremony at Battaramulla
23rd February 2015,14:48:35 Hours

The new Commander of the Army Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva, giving prominence to the memory of fallen War Heroes made a beeline to the Ranaviru Smarakaya (War Hero Monument) at Battaramulla soon after he took the reins as the 21st Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters. At Battaramulla, the Commander, in a gesture of gratitude and appreciation, welcomed his predecessor.....

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* In Formal Military Ceremony Outgoing Commander Gen Ratnayake Hands Over Symbolic Sword to His Successor
21st February 2015,13:57:13 Hours

Military formalities, including a Guard Turn Out and a colourful Guard of Honour with the infantrymen’s mascot, ‘Kandula’  saluted the outgoing 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, General Daya Ratnayake at a farewell ceremony, held at MoD grounds this morning (21), amidst a representative gathering of senior officers and other ranks of the Sri Lanka Army. 
 
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* Outgoing Army Chief Extends Profuse Thanks to Everyone for Support Given
21st February 2015,14:56:45 Hours

General Daya Ratnayake, the outgoing Commander of the Army minutes after his ceremonial handover of the office to his successor, Major General A.W.J.C De Silva used the occasion to talk to media personnel who had come there to cover the day’s proceedings in connection with his farewell ceremony at the Army Headquarters.
 
 
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* Outgoing Commander Promoted to Rank of General
21st February 2015,12:41:57 Hours

The outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who formally retired from the Army on Saturday (21) has been promoted to the rank of four star General effective from today by the President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity. General Daya Ratnayake who enlisted to the Army on 6 February 1980 in the Intake No 13 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981, boasts a distinguished.....   
 
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* Army Troops Rescue Life of Dutch National in Horton Plains
21st February 2015,16:39:56 Hours

A Dutch National on honeymoon tour in Sri Lanka with his newly-wedded wife was rescued by Army troops this afternoon (21) from near death when he accidentally fell off from the World’s End in Horton Plains while on tour in the area. 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Amitha Perera, led by Company Commander Major W.A.L. Ranthilaka, in the area quickly responded to the danger and rushed to the scene.
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* Major General A.W.J.C De Silva Appointed New Commander of the Army
20th February 2015,15:35:15 Hours
 
Major General A.W.J.C De Silva RWP USP ndu psc, has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from February 22, 2015 by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on Friday (20). Enlisted to the Army on 6 February 1980 and commissioned to the 1 Field Engineer Regiment of the Corps......
 
 
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* Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:42:35 Hours

Two donation programmes were held with the assistance of the 551 Brigade in Jaffna area on 21 February. The donations were sponsored by ‘Janasarana’ Foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company. One donation programme was held at the Methodist Mission Mixed school in Mathanai where school items including whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sportswear were donated to the school.
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* SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:41:40 Hours

Ginigathhena Central College in Nuwara Eliya with the help of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard troops who are serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Central, recently organized a blood donation campaign at the college premises. 17 Army personnel, including the Commanding Officer of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard took part in the campaign. A large number of civilians in the area and school children came forward to donate blood.
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* SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant
Updated : 25th February 2015,21:44:42 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour on Friday (20) saluted the outgoing Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Major General S.W.L Daulagala who is to assume office as Director General Projects at the Army Headquarters. He was received on arrival at the SLAVF Headquarters, Kosgama by Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe....
  
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* SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services
Updated : 26th February 2015,13:38:14 Hours

Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
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* New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties
Updated : 25th February 2015,13:31:53 Hours

Major General Nandana Udawatta assumed duties as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on 21 February during a brief ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Udawatte reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ after his arrival at the SFHQ-J premises.

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* Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on ‘Art of Living’
Updated : 24th February 2015,13:17:28 Hours


On a concept of Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, a lecture on the ‘Art of Living’ to address the growing problem of ‘teenage marriages and mothers’ was conducted by Professor Praneeth Abeysundara of University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya main auditorium on........

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* New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities
Updated : 25th February 2015,14:43:37 Hours

The new Officer Mess of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), named ‘SPIRIT’ was recently opened by Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence during his recent visit to the north. On a concept by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, the three storied Officer Mess was built to suit natural surroundings at a cost of Rs 53 m.
 
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* Awareness Programme on Traffic Control to Mark World Day of Social Justice
24th February 2015,13:14:47 Hours

15 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) organized an awareness programme on ‘Traffic Control’ to make aware students of the Vellamkuam Roman Tamil Mixed School in cooperation with the Illuppukadewai Police Station. It was organized to mark the world day of social justice on Friday (20) with the participation of two Police officers, SLSR troops, teachers and students.
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* New SFHQ - East Commander Welcomed
23rd February 2015,20:12:23 Hours

Major General N.J Walgama on Friday (20) assumed his new office at Welikanda as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) during a brief military ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Walgama reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ-E......
 
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* Vennankulam People Receive School Items and Clothes
23rd February 2015,20:11:18 Hours

Mr. Prasannjith Fernando, an employee of Sri Lankan Airlines with the assistance of the Commander 651 Brigade, donated school items and clothes to the people in Vennankulam area during an event, held at the Vennankulam Pre School on 19 February 2015. A total of 28 packs, each containing school stationery and shoes....

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* Kilinochchi Troops Assist Kovil Pooja at Thirumurukkandi Kovil
23rd February 2015,10:41:48 Hours

6 Sri Lanka Army Ordinance Corps  (SLAOC) troops serving  under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilionochchi  (SFHQ-KLN) provided assistance for conduct of the annual ‘ Maha Shiva Raththri Pooja at Thirumurukkandi  Kovil, Kilinochchi on Monday (16). In the meantime, same troops conducted a Shramadana campaign to clear the surroundings of the Kovil premises together with devotees in the area, prior to the event.
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* ICRC Delegates Visit Kilinochchi Commander
20th February 2015,11:20:41 Hours

Several representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to meet its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on Thursday (19).
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* Pannipitiya Donor Gives Away School Stationery to Students
20th February 2015,11:15:52 Hours

A section of the students at Alagapuri Primary School and Carita Convent at Ramanadhapuram on Monday (16) received incentives for education, following coordination done by both 572 Brigade Headquarters and 12 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops serving the area.
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* Newly-Promoted 23 Div GOC Greeted
19th February 2015,12:56:10 Hours

The newly-promoted Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division was presented with military honours at the 23 Division Headquarters, Punani after his arrival upon receipt of his promotion. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Hettiarachchi reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour.....
 
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* Tamil Proficiency Course in Kili Completed
19th February 2015,12:55:40 Hours

The second phase of the spoken Tamil Language Course, organized by the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) in order to improve Tamil language proficiency among military personnel serving the SFHQ-KLN, concluded on 18 February 2015 at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram.
 
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* 5s Achievers Carry Away Cash Prizes
18th February 2015,16:17:01 Hours

Certificate awarding ceremony for the best Battalion and the best Brigade of the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) which followed the ‘5s’ concept within their premises after it was introduced to the SFHQ-W formations by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, was held at the SFHQ-W auditorium on......
 
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* 11 Division Marks Anniversary with Different Programmes
18th February 2015,14:34:45 Hours
 
Giving prominence to religious ceremonies, the 11 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) proudly marked its 5th anniversary with an all rank lunch, military salutes, tree planting and other arrangements during February 12-15. The anniversary programmes, organized on the directions of Major General D.N.S.K Senadheera, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 11 Division.....
 
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