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Norway’s Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN, Kilinochchi Patients Given Treatment, Army Personnel in Kilinochchi Practise ‘Yoga’ , Brigadier M.M Kulatunge Passes Away , Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara , Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins, Outdoor Theatre Open to Public in Pooneryn , Cancer Patient Given Help & Over 567 Patients Treated at Mobile Clinic , Self-Help Projects, Donations to Civilians, House Constructions & Meritorious Deeds Continue to Swell in the East , Puthukkudiyirippu Soldiers Listen to Lecture on ‘HIV & STDs’ , Certificates Awarded to English Language Course Attendees , 46 Civil Security Officers Complete Training at NCOs School , Army Uses its Own Funds for Purchase of Hand Tractors for Vikumpura Farmers, SFHQ-W Commander Opens Newly Constructed 54 Division NCOs’ Mess, 62 Division Marks Its 4th Anniversary, Basket Ball Becoming Popular Among Soldiers in Wanni, 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa Beautification Project Opened, MGO at SFHQ-KLN Exchanges Views, Klinochchi Troops Distribute 40 Water Tanks Among Affected Families, Army Woman Soccer Team Carries away ‘ Cargills’ Championship, Principal Thanks Army for its Assistance for Removal, Visually-impaired Children at ‘Vazvaham’ Home Show Skills in Sports Meet, Seva Vanitha 30th AGM Held with New Spirits, Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka, Army Troops Contain Spread of Bush Fire, Over 20 Local Teams & Foreigners Join GYMPO 2014 at Embilipitiya , ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ Winner Begins Construction of Her Dream Home , Army Helps Distribution of Dry Ration Packets, Army Bowsers Busy Providing Water , British High Commissioner Visits SFHQ-W,

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* Construction Progress at Panagoda Sports Complex & SLLI Headquarters Reviewed

* Army Tradesmen's Skills Appreciated in New Pettah 'Gold Centre ' Opening

* Commander in Wanni Inspects Army Construction Works

* Sampoor IDPs to Get 50 New Houses

* ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo ’ to be Staged at Moneragala for 2 Days

* The Army in Another Milestone Project Moves into Production of Its Steel Requirements

* 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014' Execution Proper Begins in Thoppigala with Foreign Servicemen

* Wellness Resort - Resident War Heroes Enjoy the Day

* Disable Singing Hero Receives Brand New Car As Gift

* Newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ for Manufacture of Essentials Opened at Dombagoda

* Nigerian Delegation to Learn Welfare Systems in Sri Lankan Tri Services

* 6 SLLI Invokes Merits on Its Fallen War Heroes during Annual Pinkama

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* Redesigned ‘Ranaviruwa’ Copy Presented to Commander

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* Four Digit Number Army Personnel in Jaffna Finish Tamil Proficiency Course

* More Water Distribution Continues in East

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* Secretary Defence Appreciates Tri-service Commitment to ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’

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  Photo Story 18th of September 2014
Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara

The newly-introduced ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ project of the Sri Lanka Army which showcases culinary skills and arts of Army personnel is to make its second debut at Matara Beach Road during Sept 25 - 28, 2014, so said Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at a media briefing, held at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday (17).
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* Self-Help Projects, Donations to Civilians, House Constructions & Meritorious Deeds Continue to Swell in the East
Updated : 17th September 2014,14:09:50 Hours

A series of community self-help projects (Shramadana) in Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) areas in the past week were supported by civilians in respective village areas.  6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the 221 Brigade in Thiriyaya, 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment troops at Thopur of 224 Brigade, 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops in Trincomalee under 221 Brigade respectively, conducted....

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* 46 Civil Security Officers Complete Training at NCOs School
Updated : 17th September 2014,12:18:18 Hours

The certificate award ceremony of the Civil Security Officers Training Course, conducted at Kalaoya Training School for Non Commissioned Officers of the Army, took place on Friday (12) at the school premises. 46 Civil Security Officers successfully completed the two-month long training course which covered subjects such as physical training exercises.
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* Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins
Updated : 17th September 2014,16:05:56 Hours

Promotion of the good conduct, understanding of ethnic differences and effective communicative skills of the soldiers as one more project of the post-war era, is to be conducted across all Security Force Headquarters, following instructions, given by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.
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* Army Uses its Own Funds for Purchase of Hand Tractors for Vikumpura Farmers
Updated : 16th September 2014,21:58:06 Hours
 
Sri Lanka Army funds were used to buy stocks of agricultural and livestock instruments and goats for farming villagers in Vikumpura, Mannar areas of the 542 Brigade under the 54 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) which were distributed free of charge on Thursday (1) as one more community-oriented project of the SFHQ-W. Under the programme, Farmers’ Society at Vikumpura village received 2 hand tractors.....
 
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* Certificates Awarded to English Language Course Attendees
Updated : 17th September 2014,13:18:02 Hours

The first English Language Course - 2014 for officers, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) in coordination with the British Council of Jaffna   formally ended on Thursday (11) with award of certificates to the students during a ceremony at SFHQ-J. Thirty one commissioned officers, representing all military formations in Jaffna, received proficiency certificates upon completion of their English training. 

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* Visually-impaired Children at ‘Vazvaham’ Home Show Skills in Sports Meet
Updated : 16th September 2014,11:06:17 Hours

The annual sports meet of the Vazvazham children’s home, organized by troops of 14 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Marathanamadam Girls School grounds in Jaffna, took place recently with the presence of a gathering of well-wishers, officers and senior citizens of the area.
 
 
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* Army Personnel in Kilinochchi Practise ‘Yoga’
Updated : 18th September 2014,13:57:33 Hours

The veteran actress, Mrs Anoja Weerasinghe, now a practitioner of Yoga, conducted a four-day workshop for 75 Army personnel at Nelum Piyasa auditorium at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) beginning on Sunday (14). The seven-member crew, together with Mrs Weerasinghe ......

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* Over 20 Local Teams & Foreigners Join GYMPO 2014 at Embilipitiya
11th September 2014,12:44:06 Hours


Sappers 4 x 4 GYMPO 2014’, the pioneering off road event of the Army’s Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), had its day at Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya on Sunday (7) to the cheers of thousands of spectators. The event, organized for the successive fourth year was opened ceremonially by Major General V.U.B Nanayakkara, Colonel Commandant, SLE after hoisting the SLE flag.

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* Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka
12th September 2014,19:20:31 Hours
 
 
A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ Winner Begins Construction of Her Dream Home
10th September 2014,17:06:50 Hours

This year’s winner in the ‘Ranaviru Real Star Mission IV’ Captain Aruni De Silva of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) inaugurated the construction of her dream house, gifted by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Wednesday (10) at Pothuarawa, Malabe - Pelawatta during a simple ceremony. Amidst chanting of Seth Pirith by Maha Sangha, the singing woman officer......

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* 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa Beautification Project Opened
10th September 2014,07:20:21 Hours

Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, initiated 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa section, adjacent to both Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya and Pillewe Temple premises was declared open on Tuesday.......
 
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* Wanni Troops Educated on Dangers of Drug Addiction
10th September 2014,16:11:24 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the intention of enlightening the troops on dangers of the use of narcotics, organized a counselling programme on Friday (5) at the SFHQ-W auditorium. Messrs Chamara Pradeep Karunaratne, Drug Information and Educational Assistance Agency, together with several other officials, at the request of the SFHQ-W conducted those lectures during the day.
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* Crowd Puller, ‘Army Tattoo’ Ends in Moneragala
10th September 2014,16:10:25 Hours

Massive crowds thronged Army Tattoo at Moneragala on both days and the organizers had to make extra arrangements to accommodate all who assembled there. 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division in close cooperation with all other units organized the 7th Army Tattoo at the Moneragala Technical College grounds during September 8 - 9.

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* Veheratenna Resettled Villagers Get 13 New Houses & Nutritional Food Packets
9th September 2014,14:36:29 Hours

13 new houses, erected using donor funds at Veheratenna, Vavuniya, were ceremonially opened on Friday (5), following arrangements made by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W). All 13 houses received sponsorships from donors, including three houses, built alone by Mr Jithendra Gunaratne for the benefit of Veheratenna villagers who had come......
 
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* Phase 4 of 'Leadership Training Programme' for University Entrants Begins Formally at Gannoruwa
8th September 2014,23:35:51 Hours

The Phase 4 of the 'Leadership Training Programme-2014' for some 23,000 plus university entrants, facilitated by tri services, through their respective island-wide training schools or centres, formally inaugurated on Monday (8) at Gannoruwa Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) training school......
 
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* Ten Chinese Servicemen, Biggest Foreign Team to Join ‘Cormorant Strike V’
8th September 2014,18:41:54 Hours

A team of 7 officers and 3 Senior Non Commissioned Officers of  the People’s Liberation Army of People’s Republic of China, headed by Lt Colonel Gao Guangkin joined the ongoing ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike – V’ on Sunday (7 September 2014), the latest and the biggest foreign team, in addition to six other countries joining it. The delegation was warmly welcomed by Exercise Director Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri on arrival at the Exercise Control at the 21 Division Headquarters, Anuradhapura.
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* Jaffna & Mullaittivu SFHQs Facilitate Group from Blind School
9th September 2014,13:55:56 Hours

A group of 53 past students of Colombo-Ratmalana Blind School, together with their children and spouses went on a three-day (Sept 5 - 8) picnic to Mullaittivu and Jaffna areas. Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu and Jaffna warmly welcomed the touring group and entertained them to breakfast and refreshments during those days.
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Patients Given Treatment
Updated : 18th September 2014,14:00:40 Hours

The Colombo ‘Success’ led by Dr Anula Wijesundara, together with a team of medical officers and assistants at the invitation of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), held a mobile medical clinic at Veravel and Jayapuram areas on Sunday (14). About 400 civilians with health complications sought medical consultation from the medical officers who gave away medicine as well to the patients free of charge.
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* Brigadier M.M Kulatunge Passes Away
Updated : 17th September 2014,17:39:02 Hours

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, together with the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) and all ranks condoles on the demise of Brigadier M.M Kulatunge who passed away at the Army Hospital, Colombo on 16 September 2014. Brigadier Mahindrasiri Mahindralal Kulatunge, having joined the SLAVF on 1st June 1987 was posted to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI). At the time of his untimely death, he has been the Colonel of the Regiment of Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG).

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* Outdoor Theatre Open to Public in Pooneryn
Updated : 17th September 2014,15:16:13 Hours

Pooneryn-based 66 Division-constructed new open theatre at the 66 Division Headquarters premises was opened on Friday (12) during a simple ceremony. The theatre, open to both servicemen and civilians in the area will every Wednesday and Saturday screen films for entertainment, free of charge, beginning at 6.00 p.m. on both days.


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* Norway’s Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN
Updated : 18th September 2014,14:03:06 Hours

Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the north paid a visit to the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and received an update on civil-military (CIMIC) relations in the SFHQ-KLN area. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN presented her with a detailed account of the roles and tasks of the Army in the area. The meeting ended with an exchange of mementos as gestures of goodwill.    
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* Cancer Patient Given Help & Over 567 Patients Treated at Mobile Clinic
Updated : 17th September 2014,15:13:30 Hours

Troops of the 681 Brigade of the 68 Division Headquarters provided Kaiweli resident, Ms Arumugam Aseththu, a mother suffering from cancer with a large stock of nutritious food items and cash for treatment of her terminal disease, following a request, made by the Gramaseva official of the area. 23 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops serving the area sponsored the donation of Rs 3500/= plus the dry ration stock to...........
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* Puthukkudiyirippu Soldiers Listen to Lecture on ‘HIV & STDs’
Updated : 17th September 2014,13:24:33 Hours

Troops including officers and other ranks serving the 68 Division in Puthukkudiyirippu, Mullaittivu of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) had the privilege of listening to a special lecture on ‘HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)’, delivered by Mr. Ivan Perera and his team of the Social Service Foundation, John Keells Holding Limited at Puthukkudiyirippu Divisional Secretariat on Wednesday (10).
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* SFHQ-W Commander Opens Newly Constructed 54 Division NCOs’ Mess
Updated : 16th September 2014,21:11:39 Hours
 
The newly- built state-of-the-art  Non Commissioned Officers’ (NCOs) mess hall at 54 Division premises in Mannar saw its ceremonial opening on Thursday (11) at a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters- Wanni (SFHQ-W). The two-storeyed mess building, equipped with a cafeteria, a library, a saloon plus accommodation quarters for NCOs was constructed, using.....
 
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* 62 Division Marks Its 4th Anniversary
16th September 2014,20:55:24 Hours
 
Multi-religious ceremonies that got underway separately at the sacred Anuradapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, beginning early September, Catholic prayers at Madu Church, Hindu religious observances at Pudikudiyrippu Kovil, and finally the Islamic prayers at Mohideen Jumma Mosque respectively, invoked blessings on the 4th anniversary of Vavuniya-based....
 
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* Basket Ball Becoming Popular Among Soldiers in Wanni
16th September 2014,20:32:03 Hours
 
Security Force Headquarters Wanni’s (SFHQ-W) 21 Division basket ball players after a very close contest on the final day of the Inter Divisional Basket Ball Championship 2014, defeating their 54 Division counterparts, carried away the 2014 Championship on Tuesday (16). A large gathering of spectators, including Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W as the Chief Guest for the finals, watched the contest.
 
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* MGO at SFHQ-KLN Exchanges Views
16th September 2014,11:11:29 Hours

Major General N. Udawatta, Master General Ordinance (MGO) at Army Headquarters, Colombo and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) visited the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (12) on a familiarization tour after he took over as the new MGO of the Army Headquarters.
 
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* Klinochchi Troops Distribute 40 Water Tanks Among Affected Families
16th September 2014,11:10:24 Hours

Sponsorship, provided by Hirdramani Private Limited for the troops of the 57 Division under the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) recently enabled them to distribute 40 water tanks of 1000 liters each,  among drought-hit people in Piramanthal Aru and Punnaniravi villages. SFHQ-KLN took the initiative in this regard considering the series of hardships those villagers were facing due to scarcity of water for all purposes.
 
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* Army Woman Soccer Team Carries away ‘ Cargills’ Championship
16th September 2014,11:09:27 Hours

Sri Lanka Army women’s soccer team won the all-island Cargills trophy in the women’s club tournament, defeating Sri Lanka Navy woman soccer team in the final encounter, held at Sugathadasa Stadium on Sunday (14). Sri Lanka Army Soccer Team beat Leo FC, Kurunegala by 4-2 before it recorded victory against Navy FC at the final round by 10-9.
 
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* Principal Thanks Army for its Assistance for Removal
16th September 2014,11:08:57 Hours

In response to a request, made by the Principal at Illavalai Girls School, the troops of 531 Brigade of the 53 Division of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J), offered their assistance to immediately remove a 140-year old dilapidated school building which remained a life-threat to the students for a long time as the school authorities could not afford for its removal from the premises.
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* Seva Vanitha 30th AGM Held with New Spirits
15th September 2014,13:20:10 Hours

The 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) which has been engaged in numerous welfare measures for the benefit of war heroes and their families was held on Saturday (13) at Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla on a grand scale with participation of more than 300 of regimental Seva Vanitha chairpersons, executive board members and senior members.
 
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* Army Troops Contain Spread of Bush Fire
12th September 2014,19:02:30 Hours
 
Troops serving 53 Division under the Directorate of Operation at Army Headquarters in the general area of Inamaluwa, Dambulla on Wednesday (10) responded quickly and arrested a bush fire that was fast spreading in a forest reserve close to the 53 Division Headquarters. The bush fire that broke out as a result of prevailing dry weather condition was brought under control in less than an hour.
 
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* Army Helps Distribution of Dry Ration Packets
10th September 2014,16:21:43 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) facilitated the distribution of 250 dry ration packets among resettled families in Veheratenna, Vavuniya on Saturday (6). Each packet consisted of rice, dhal, potatoes, salt, soya meat, sugar, tea, manioc yams, flour, garlic, chili powder, curry powder, turmeric powder, etc. The social service organization, ‘Sath Sith’ sponsored the donation and the event was headed by Ven. Jinawansa Thero.....
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* Army Bowsers Busy Providing Water
10th September 2014,16:18:49 Hours

Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in the week just ended (Sept 2 - 8) continued its humanitarian services by way of distributing water among drought affected civilians living in 111, 112 and 121 Brigade Headquarters areas of responsibility. On the directions of Major General Mano Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C, Army water bowsers were used for this purpose in Minipe Divisional Secretariat area, Meegahakiula Divisional Secretariat area
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