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Joint Military Exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ Between Special Forces Of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army to Begin At Uva-Kudaoya, ESR Billiard & Snooker Players Champion Tournament , Kilinochchi School Cricket Tournament Begins , First Turf Wicket in Jaffna Handed Over to Budding Cricketers , UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Director Goes to Jaffna , East Troops Attend Social Service Projects , Tamil Course Ends in Certificate Awarding Ceremony , New DSCSC’s Joint War Gaming Centre Vested in Student Officers, Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony, First Katina in Restored Nayaru Temple Held on Grand Scale , More Than 500 Soldiers Rushed To Landslide-Affected Location For Rescue Operations , Brig (retd) S.Y.D.C Wickramasinghe Passes Away , North-South Students Join Together for Interactive Sessions in Jaffna, 121 Brigade Headquarters New Building Now in Use, Kaddaikadu Fisherfolk Get ‘Deepavali’ Gift, Pregnant Women & School Children Provided Nutrients & Patients with Drugs, Joint Army & Navy Troops to Erect New Structures for Attidiya Fair , Army Para Athletic Medalists Showered with Promotions, Cash Gifts & Other Incentives, ‘Anjalikaraniyayi Oba’ Salutes Dedicated Parents of Fallen War Heroes, SFHQ-E Troops Continue Welfare Services for Nation Building, ‘Alka Yagnik’ Live In Concert Reverberates in Colombo with Packed Audience , Regimental Sergeant Majors Meet in Cordial Get-together , Military Science Academy Team from China Goes to SFHQ-West, SFHQ-Wanni Launches Seed Distribution Programme, Light Infantry Marks Its 134th Anniversary, Delegation from Chinese Academy of Military Science Calls on Commander , Sri Lanka Army Shooters Champion NSSF Open Meet, Army Para Athletic Medalists Showered with Promotions, Cash Gifts & Other Incentives, Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka’s Army Chief in Bangladesh, Delegation from Chinese Academy of Military Science Calls on Commander ,

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* Soldiers Pocket Out Own Money to Get Power Supply to the Barber Saloon

* Cornerstone Laid for Construction of PLA Gifted Admin Complex at SLMA

* Students to be Given Priority with New Fleet of Buses

* Bangladesh Army Assured Support to Raise Its Women’s Corps Unit

* Signal Corps Day Marked with Elaborate Arrangements

* JSFA Once Again Displays Its Generosity Donating One More Ambulance

* Damaged Adikarigoda Mosque Restored to its Former Glory & Ceremonially Reopened

* Army Chief Promotes Soldier Who Rescued Infant Girl, Prasandani in Mullaittivu

* Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers

* Army Assures Support for ‘Maligawa’ Project

* Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks

* Wedding Bells Ring for Another War Hero at ‘Ranaviru Sevana’

* Defence Attaché Assures Support for Conduct of French Language Courses

* Abandoned KKS Lighthouse Glitters Once Again

* SLLI War Heroes in Keppapilaw Rescue One More 14 Month Old Infant Girl from Drowning

* Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children’s Day

* Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing

* Army Day & Anniversary Ceremonies Held at Island-Wide Formations

* LTTE Gold Handed Over to Rightful Owners in Kilinochchi

* SFHQ-MLT Initiatives Get Hirdaramani Factory Branch for Mullaittivu

  Photo Story 31st of October 2014
‘Anjalikaraniyayi Oba’ Salutes Dedicated Parents of Fallen War Heroes
 
 
The ‘Anjalikaraniyayi Oba’ (suitable for veneration in firm clasp) felicitation ceremony, organized by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) for recognition of noble sacrifices and dedication of the parents of fallen War Heroes of the Army took place Monday (27) morning at the BMICH as the second segment of the project.
 
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* Joint Military Exercise ‘Mithra Shakthi’ Between Special Forces Of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army to Begin At Uva-Kudaoya
Updated : 31st October 2014,17:03:56 Hours

Elevating existing relations to new heights and marking the start of a new era of neighbourly understanding and close cooperation between both organizations, a contingent of 42 Indian Army Special Force troops, is to launch the training ‘Exercise - Mithra Shakthi’ at Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS), beginning Monday (3), together with a corresponding Sri Lankan contingent of Special Forces and Commandos, along with Navy and Air Force personnel.
 
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* First Turf Wicket in Jaffna Handed Over to Budding Cricketers
Updated : 31st October 2014,14:31:13 Hours

The first turf wicket, prepared in the North by the Army troops with financial sponsorship provided by the Sri Lanka Cricket, at the St Patrick College, Jaffna was inaugurated during a ceremony on Wednesday (29), attended by a host of national cricketers, including the former captain of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team, Mr Sanath Jayasuriya.......
 
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* UN Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Director Goes to Jaffna
Updated : 31st October 2014,14:29:10 Hours

A UN delegation currently in Sri Lanka on tour on Wednesday (29) called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with a view to receiving an update on multi-faceted community services and development projects, being carried out by the troops in the SFHQ-J. The 4 member team, headed by Mr Jean-Paul Laborde.......
 
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* New DSCSC’s Joint War Gaming Centre Vested in Student Officers
Updated : 30th October 2014,22:11:07 Hours

The  newly-erected Joint War Gaming Centre of the Sapugaskanda Defence Service Command and Staff College (DSCSC), consists of  six syndicate rooms, two state-of-the art auditoriums, two model rooms and an office complex for Directing Staff was vested in student officers on Thursday (30) during a simple ceremony.
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* More Than 500 Soldiers Rushed To Landslide-Affected Location For Rescue Operations
Updated : 29th October 2014,15:25:18 Hours

A contingent of more than 500 soldiers of the Army serving 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), have been currently conducting rescue operations of the landslide-affected Koslandawatta-Meeriyabedda estate areas of Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat since Wednesday (29) morning.
 
 
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* Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony
Updated : 29th October 2014,18:03:09 Hours

In conformity with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, 46 recruits enlisted to the 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Tuesday (28) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu.....
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* North-South Students Join Together for Interactive Sessions in Jaffna
Updated : 28th October 2014,16:24:52 Hours

In what could be considered as one more joint reconciliation project of the Mother Sri Lanka Foundation at Presidential Secretariat and the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), a group of South-based 100 students, together with 25 teachers were facilitated to conduct interactive meeting sessions with Jaffna students during October 24-25 after they were brought to Jaffna by train.
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* Joint Army & Navy Troops to Erect New Structures for Attidiya Fair
28th October 2014,14:15:41 Hours

A joint Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy project is to provide a modern structure for conduct of the weekly fair at Attidiya, Dehiwala. Sri Lanka Army’s Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) has been entrusted the responsibility of the construction with the troops of the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME).
 
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* Army Para Athletic Medalists Showered with Promotions, Cash Gifts & Other Incentives
27th October 2014,12:07:16 Hours
 
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake felicitated all five Army personnel who did the organization proud in the recent 13th Asian Para Games in South Korea by showering them with promotions, cash gifts and many other incentives during a special ceremony, held at the Army Headquarters this morning (27).  Corporal Anil Prasanna Jayalath of Commando Regiment won a Gold in 200 m (T42) event............
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* Pregnant Women & School Children Provided Nutrients & Patients with Drugs
28th October 2014,15:29:31 Hours

68 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) in the past few days carried out several community-oriented projects in Puthukkuddiyirippu areas. With close cooperation of the Mullaittivu Provincial Director of Health Services, a special mobile medical clinic was conducted at Puthukkuddiyirippu provincial hospital on Sunday (19) with the participation of eight doctors, brought down from elsewhere.
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* Kaddaikadu Fisherfolk Get ‘Deepavali’ Gift
28th October 2014,15:40:38 Hours

Troops of the 55 Division under Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J), together with 3 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), following requests made by fisherfolk in the area,  constructed a guiding Light Tower, close to the Kaddaikadu junction in Jaffna.  With the blessings of Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J, 3 SLSC troops with the help of raw materials provided by they themselves...........
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* ‘Alka Yagnik’ Live In Concert Reverberates in Colombo with Packed Audience
27th October 2014,15:53:20 Hours

Alka Yagnik’ Live in Concert, the mega musical extravaganza, organized by the Mercury Club of Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), went on the boards Sunday (26) evening to a sea of fans at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Secretary to President Mr Lalith Weerathunga and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.......
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* Light Infantry Marks Its 134th Anniversary
27th October 2014,14:32:59 Hours
 
Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) recently celebrated its 134th Anniversary and the Silver Jubilee of the Regimental Day on 23rd October 2014 during fitting military ceremonies. A Guard Turnout presented arms to the Colonel of the Regiment Major General Amal Karunasekara on his arrival at the premises after Brigadier Channa Weerasooriya, Centre Commandant, SLLI Regimental Headquarters warmly received him.
 
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* Delegation from Chinese Academy of Military Science Calls on Commander
24th October 2014,16:14:56 Hours

A six-member high-level delegation of the Academy of Military Science (AMS) of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) currently on tour in Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters Friday (24) forenoon.
 
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* Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka’s Army Chief in Bangladesh
23rd October 2014,14:53:44 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, now in Bangladesh at the invitation of his counterpart in the Bangladesh Army, paid courtesy calls on Bangladesh’s Chief of Navy Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at their separate Headquarters in the Senakunja Station Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment.
 
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* Commandos’ Anil Prasanna Secures Gold & Pradeep Sanjaya a Bronze in Para Games
24th October 2014,12:21:57 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s Corporal Anil Prasanna Jayalath of Commando Regiment, made history in the 13th Asian Para Games in South Korea by winning the first Gold Medal for Sri Lanka in the 200 m (T42), held at Asiad Main Stadium on Wednesday (22).  Corporal Prasanna Jayalath clocked 25.87 seconds in the event and pushed Sri Lanka to be on the 18th place in the Medal Table with 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze while China, South Korea and Japan are respectively shining in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. China leads the table with 121 Gold medals, followed by the host, South Korea with 51 Gold medals.
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* Bangladesh DSCSC Unveils Commander’s Portrait & Honours Him as 3rd Foreign Commander
21st October 2014,15:42:02 Hours

Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Mirpur, Bangladesh’s internationally acclaimed centre of excellence for contemporary military studies, unveiled a portrait of the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Monday (20)......
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* ESR Billiard & Snooker Players Champion Tournament
Updated : 31st October 2014,14:35:41 Hours

Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) Billiard and Snooker team after qualifying in all five rounds, emerged winners in the final championship round beating their rival, Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) on Thursday (30). 15 Regimental teams competed in the Inter Regiment Billiard and Snooker Tournament of the Army, organized by the Billiard and Snooker Committee of the Army at Panagoda.
 
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* Kilinochchi School Cricket Tournament Begins
Updated : 31st October 2014,14:33:08 Hours

Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama (Foundation of Goodness) sponsored the conduct of the T 20 Murali Cup Cricket Tournament for the third time at Kilinochchi Madya Maha Vidyalayam grounds and Mankulam Madya Maha Vidyalayam between October 29 - November 1, 2014. 4 male teams and 8 female teams from different schools......
 
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* East Troops Attend Social Service Projects
Updated : 31st October 2014,12:58:09 Hours

Two more Shramadana campaigns, attended by 6 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops serving the 221 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) during October 22 - 23. 6 SLAC troops first mended the protective fence at Mahadivulwewa School and ensured the security for students on........
 
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* Tamil Course Ends in Certificate Awarding Ceremony
Updated : 31st October 2014,12:03:56 Hours

A spoken Tamil language course conducted intensively for a period of 35 days for the best interest of soldiers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi, (SFHQ-KLN), ended with a certificate-awarding ceremony on Monday (27). The course came into being, following a proposal of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, was conducted by.......
 
 
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* First Katina in Restored Nayaru Temple Held on Grand Scale
Updated : 29th October 2014,18:02:08 Hours

The first Katina Pooja of the restored Nayaru Gurukanda ancient temple in Nayaru, Mullaittivu was held on Monday (27) on a grand scale. The event patronized by Ven. Seruwawila Saranakiththi Nayake Thero, the resident monk was supported by Sri Lanka Navy troops as well as by Tamil Buddhists living in the area.

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* Brig (retd) S.Y.D.C Wickramasinghe Passes Away
Updated : 28th October 2014,16:27:19 Hours

Brigadier (retd) Senevirathna Yapage Douglas Chandrasiri Wickramasinghe of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) who had served as an eminent surgeon in the Army for more than 24 years, passed away on Saturday (25) while under treatment at the Colombo National Hospital. Having read for MBBS (1957), FRCS (1963) and FACS (US) degrees, he has served in the northern battlefield as well as in Military Hospitals after his enlistment to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) on 8 January 1965.
 
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* SFHQ-E Troops Continue Welfare Services for Nation Building
Updated : 27th October 2014,16:10:38 Hours

Troops from several Battalions under the 231 Brigade of the 22 Divison of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) launched more community projects for promotion of living standards of the general public and mutual understanding between the civil socity and the Security Forces.Two ‘Shramadana’ campaigns were organized by the 2 Gajaba Regiment.....
 
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* Regimental Sergeant Majors Meet in Cordial Get-together
27th October 2014,14:53:41 Hours

A cordial get-together, organized by the  Security Force Headquarters - Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) for 56 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM), serving all Divisions, Brigades, Forward Maintenance Area and Units of the SFHQ-KLN, got underway at the SFHQ-KLN conference hall on Wednesday (22).  The project was aimed at enhancing goodwill, cooperation....

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* 121 Brigade Headquarters New Building Now in Use
28th October 2014,15:46:50 Hours

The newly-erected 121 Brigade Headquarters of the Secuirty Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) was opened recently during a ceremony at Kumbukkawa, Moneragala. Colonel B.M.J Balasooriya, Brigade Commander, declared opened the newly constructed Headquarters building, of the 121 Brigade Headquarters. Commanding Officers 12 Gemunu Watch (GW) and 17 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), officers and other ranks serving the 121 Brigade were present at the occasion.
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* Military Science Academy Team from China Goes to SFHQ-West
27th October 2014,14:39:32 Hours

The 6-member delegation of the Academy of Military Science (AMS) of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), led by Lieutenant General HE Lei, Vice Chancellor of the AMS, called at the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) on Thursday (23).  They were welcomed by Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, SFHQ-West on arrival at the Headquarters in Panagoda.
 
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* SFHQ-Wanni Launches Seed Distribution Programme
27th October 2014,14:38:59 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), intending to support smallholders in the agricultural sector, resident in resettled villages of Bogaswewa and Veheratenna in Vavuniya, launched a programme to distribute seeds for cultivationof grains and vegetables with the sponsorship of the ‘Hadabima’ Authority and Rain Forest Reserve Institute.
 
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* Sri Lanka Army Shooters Champion NSSF Open Meet
27th October 2014,12:11:58 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Small Arms Association clinched the Championship in the National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF) Open Meet, organized by the NSSF of Sri Lanka, held at the Sri Lanka Navy Firing Range, Welisara during Oct 12-18. Rear Admiral Shemal Fernando, President, NSSF graced the awarding ceremony at Sri Lanka Navy Firing Range.....

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* Anandians Help Two Schools in Mullaittivu
24th October 2014,14:46:48 Hours

A group of Anandians of the Colombo Ananda College went to two schools, Mullivaikkal East Vidyalayam and Shivanagar Vidyalayam at Mullaittivu area of the 68 Division and helped school authorities to erect a new building and receive electricity.  A financial donation of Rs 120,000/= was given to Mullivaikkal East Vidyalayam for construction of a 40 x 19 size school hall. To get electricity for the Shivanagar Vidyalayam, a cheque to the value of 109,004/= was also donated by those Anandians visiting the schools.
 
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* SFHQ-Jaffna Sends ‘Deepavali’ Greetings
24th October 2014,13:24:48 Hours

With the objective of promoting good relations and exchanging festive spirits, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on account of ‘Deepavali’ festival on (Oct 22) delivered greeting cards to each and every civilian of Hindu faith in the Jaffna peninsula. The initiative, taken by Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J, expressed warm Deepavali greetings through a specially designed card which was delivered to the doorstep by all Brigades and Battalions serving the SFHQ-J.
 
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* Kilinochchi ‘Deepavali’ Programme Attracts Devotees
24th October 2014,13:21:39 Hours

A large crowd of Hindu devotees, including Kurukkal Shiva Srinam, President at Kandaswami Hindu Kovil, Kilinochchi attended a ‘Deepavali’ festival, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) at the Kandaswami Hindu Kovil.  Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, together with the General Officer Commanding....
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Colourwash OPD Building at Nawalapitiya Hospital
24th October 2014,13:11:25 Hours

Troops of the 111 Brigade under the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to colourwash the upper floor in the Outdoor Patients’ Department (OPD) at Nawalapitiya Hospital on Saturday and Sunday (Oct 18 & 19). To promote relations, the Security Forces and the civil society, the troops organized  the ‘Shramadana’ campaign under the direction of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C....
 
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* Colombo Teachers Help GCE (O/L) Students
23rd October 2014,17:47:53 Hours

A seminar for students sitting the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) 2014 in Mullattivue District was conducted by a group of experienced teachers from Isipathana College, on |Maths and Science at Pudukuduirippu Central College, Mullattivue on Sunday (19). A total of 364 students participated in the seminar representing 11 schools in 681, 682 and 683 Brigade areas under the 68 Division.

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