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Commander Spells Out Arrangements in ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’, Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records, Visiting NDC Students from India & Japanese Embassy Officials Meet Jaffna Commander, Two Separate Lectures for 23 Division Troops & Civilians Held , ‘Cormorant Strike VI - 2015’ to Kick Off in September 1st Week , KDU’s 8th International Research Symposium - 2015 Begins , 'Prevent Disaster Through Greenery' Begins from Wattala, Woman Soldiers Take Their Aesthetic Skills for Public Display at National Art Gallery , Commander Spells Out Arrangements in ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ , Japanese Embassy Envoys Meet Mullaittivu Commander , Presentations on Sustainable Development & US Interest in South Asia Submitted, Army Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Begins, Harmony Volleyball Tournament & Peace Building Organized by SFHQ-KLN, 112 Brigade Troops Do More Welfare Activities, MIR Officers’ Training Day Ends with a Get-Together , 651 Brigade Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’, Major General A.S Peiris (Retd) Passes Away , Amidst Full Military Honours Major General Wijethilleke Bids Farewell , All Set to Commence ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Sessions in Colombo , SLLI Regimental Center Opens Its New Corporals’ Club, Woman Soldiers Take Their Aesthetic Skills for Public Display at National Art Gallery , CDS Makes His Maiden Visit to SFHQ-E after Assuming Office , India’s NDC Students Exchange Views with Commander , Kilinochchi Troops Demonstrate Riot Control Procedure, KLN Officers’ Presentations Held, 5th Computer Course at SFHQ-W Ends, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner - Designate for India Receives Updates on Current Army Involvements, SLLI Regimental Center Opens Its New Corporals’ Club, Military Earn Praise for Conduct During Campaign, Polls Day, Army Cooperates with Funeral Arrangements of Buddhist Association’s Patron ,

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* Thoughtful Army Officers Gift Wheelchair to Student

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* Wanni Commander Conducts Follow-up Inquiry into Welfare Project

* Second ‘Commandos 4x4 Expedition’ Begins Journey from Jaffna

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* Much Needed Wanni Swimming Pool Opens

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  Photo Story 28th of August 2015
Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records


The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and.......
 
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* Commander Spells Out Arrangements in ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’
Updated : 26th August 2015,18:28:06 Hours

All arrangements have been finalized to hold the 5th Defence Seminar - 2015 under the theme ‘National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats’, at Colombo Galadari Hotel during September 1 - 2, 2015, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said Wednesday (26) afternoon during a Media briefing at Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.......
 
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* ‘Cormorant Strike VI - 2015’ to Kick Off in September 1st Week
Updated : 27th August 2015,17:27:28 Hours

The joint military exercise ‘Cormorant Strike VI - 2015’, with more than 2000 tri-service personnel and representative military officers from foreign countries, will commence on  September 3, 2015 for the sixth consecutive year, a Media briefing at the MoD Media Centre was told by Major General Jagath Dias, Chief of Staff at Army Headquarters. 
 
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* KDU’s 8th International Research Symposium - 2015 Begins
Updated : 27th August 2015,12:42:22 Hours

The International Research Symposium (IRS) - 2015 of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the theme ‘Inculcating Professionalism for National Development’ commenced this morning (27) at the KDU auditorium at Kandawalawatta, Ratmalana. Minister of Justice, Mr Wijeyadasa Rajapakse graced the opening ceremony......
 
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* Woman Soldiers Take Their Aesthetic Skills for Public Display at National Art Gallery
Updated : 24th August 2015,14:14:36 Hours

Woman soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) for the first time in its Regimental history, display their aesthetic values for public judgement by holding their maiden Art Exhibition, ‘Sebaliya Ru Rata’ at the East Hall of the National Art Gallery, Colombo.
 
 
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* 'Prevent Disaster Through Greenery' Begins from Wattala
Updated : 26th August 2015,19:00:44 Hours

A tree planting campaign under the theme 'Prevent disaster through greenery' conducted by officers of the Sri Lanka Army Security Forces Headquarters West gets underway at Preethipura beach, Wattala on September 7. The programme is supported by the Coast Conservation and Coastal Resources Department, Forest Conservation Department, ecologists and environmentalists, SFHQ West Commander Major General Ubaya Medawala told a press briefing yesterday.
 
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* All Set to Commence ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ Sessions in Colombo
Updated : 24th August 2015,15:54:01 Hours

Final touches are now underway for conduct of the annual flagship project of the Sri Lanka Army, 'Defence Seminar - 2015' during Sept 1-2 at Colombo Galadari Hotel with the participation of more than 350 participants, including 62 foreign delegates and distinguished statesmen as confirmed by Monday (August 24). This year’s sessions, themed on 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats' are segmented into nine sessions under sub themes such as ‘Nature of Threats Affecting the National Security of a Nation’, ‘Emerging World Order’, ‘Terrorism and Challenges to National Security’ and ‘Non-military Threats to National Security’.
 
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* India’s NDC Students Exchange Views with Commander
Updated : 24th August 2015,12:30:18 Hours

A student officer delegation following the 55th  National Defence College Course (NDC)  of India, currently in Sri Lanka on a four-day familiarization tour, came to the Army Headquarters this morning (24) in order to meet the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and offer their greetings to the Sri Lanka Army.

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* CDS Makes His Maiden Visit to SFHQ-E after Assuming Office
24th August 2015,13:38:14 Hours


Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, the nearly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) made his first visit to the Security Forces Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) on Thursday (20). The visiting CDS was received by Major General Janaka Walgama, Commander, SFHQ-E before a Guard of Honour greeted the visiting Air Chief Marshal Gunathileke. The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) troops took part in the military honours.

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* SLLI Regimental Center Opens Its New Corporals’ Club
21st August 2015,13:47:36 Hours

The inaugural opening of the newly-constructed Corporals’ Club at the Regimental Headquarters (RHQ), Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), Panagoda on Friday (21) was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Chrishanthe De Silva. The two-storied building where more than 175 members can be accommodated at a time was a collective effort of SLLI all rankers.

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* Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner - Designate for India Receives Updates on Current Army Involvements
18th August 2015,23:13:27 Hours

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner - designate for India, Mr Esala Weerakoon before his departure for India to take up the new appointment, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (18) evening in order to receive an update related to roles and tasks of the Sri Lanka Army.  Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva extending his best wishes on his new appointment......
 
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* Military Earn Praise for Conduct During Campaign, Polls Day
20th August 2015,08:56:29 Hours

By Shamindra Ferdinando

Election monitoring groups yesterday commended the exemplary conduct of the armed forces and the police during the parliamentary election campaign as well as on the day of the general election on Aug. 17. Monitoring......
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* Army Cooperates with Funeral Arrangements of Buddhist Association’s Patron
19th August 2015,17:14:38 Hours

Sri Lanka Army on the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva instructed the Army Buddhist Association (ABA) to extend its full cooperation for the conduct of funeral arrangements of late Venerable Dodangoda Assaji Nayake Thero who had been the religious advisor and the patron of the ABA since its founding in 1990. The late Thero who was also......
 
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* Major General Janaka Ratnayake, New Commissioner General of Rehabilitation
19th August 2015,16:51:47 Hours

Major General Janaka Ratnayake during a simple ceremony on Wednesday (19) morning assumed duties as the new Commissioner General of Rehabilitation at the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation at Rajagiriya. After he was welcomed by senior officers and officials on arrival at the office premises.......
 
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* Annual ‘Koppara Pooja’ Conducted at the Temple of Tooth Relics
16th August 2015,19:45:17 Hours

The annual ‘Koppara Pooja’ (lighting made of dry coconut) conducted by troops of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) on account of Esala Perahera was held at the Temple of Tooth Relics, Kandy on Tuesday (11). 6500 kg of Koppara was donated to lighten fire torches (flambeaus) by Major General Jagath Dias, Colonel of the Regiment, VIR, Centre Commandant Colonel D.M.K.D.B Pussella together with many officers, other rankers and their family members. 
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* Memorial Lecture Honours Late General Deshamannya Dennis Perera
12th August 2015,11:52:55 Hours

The third annual memorial oration of late General Deshamannya Dennis Perera, organized by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO), was held at the Kotelawala Defence University(KDU) on Tuesday (11), attended by the spouse of late General Perera, Chief of Defence Staff, tri-service Commanders and a large gathering of both serving and retired tri-service officers and relatives of General Deshamannya Dennis Perera.
 
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* One More Phase of ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ Enlightens SFHQ-West Troops
10th August 2015,15:58:06 Hours

One more phase of the ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ campaign, slated to cut down disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to kidney failures, heart attacks, Diabetes, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, got underway on Monday (10) as a project of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) auditorium, Panagoda with the attendance of medical specialists of the Army Hospital and elsewhere.
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* Army Tennis Champions Receive Accolades
11th August 2015,16:49:53 Hours

The Inter Regiment Tennis Championship Tournament - 2015, organized by the Army Tennis Committee, was held at the Army Tennis Complex in Narahenpita on Friday (7), amid a large gathering of Tennis fans. The tournament saw Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) and Gajaba Regiment (GR) tennis players in the Team Event category shone as Champions........
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* Two Separate Lectures for 23 Division Troops & Civilians Held
Updated : 27th August 2015,19:04:21 Hours

Mrs Emasha Kariyakarawana, Senior Psychiatrist and Counselor conducted a lecture on ‘Art of Living’ during 22-23 August at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya for the troops serving the 23 Division. Nearly 650 Army Personnel of 23 Division attended the programme. On the same day, a counseling programme was conducted by a team of ‘Seth’ Organization to enlighten public regarding how to negotiate......
 
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* Visiting NDC Students from India & Japanese Embassy Officials Meet Jaffna Commander
Updated : 27th August 2015,19:33:27 Hours

Two Japanese Embassy officials in Sri Lanka, Ms Mariko Yamamoto and Mr I. Ratnayake on Wednesday (26) met Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at the SFHQ-J premises with a view to receiving an update on general matters of concern to them in Jaffna Peninsula.
 
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* Japanese Embassy Envoys Meet Mullaittivu Commander
Updated : 26th August 2015,14:21:07 Hours

A group of embassy official of the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, Ms Mariko Yamamoto and Mr I. Ratnayake on Tuesday (25) met Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) at the SFHQ- MLT premises with a view to receiving an update on general matters of concern to them in Mullaittivu area.
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* Presentations on Sustainable Development & US Interest in South Asia Submitted
Updated : 26th August 2015,13:52:41 Hours

Officers of the 7 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), together with the Commanding Officer of the 7 SLA conducted their syndicate presentations on the topic ‘Projecting Sri Lanka to the Future through Sustainable Development Opportunities & Vulnerability’ on Monday (24) at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) auditorium.
 
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* Army Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Begins
Updated : 25th August 2015,19:43:19 Hours

The 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Meet – 2015 of the Sri Lanka Army got underway on Tuesday morning (25) 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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* Harmony Volleyball Tournament & Peace Building Organized by SFHQ-KLN
Updated : 25th August 2015,19:15:39 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a friendly volleyball tournament and training sessions with the objective of further improving sports skills and bonds of goodwill and co-existence between both civilians and Army personnel. It was organized in collaboration with the St. John’s Ambulance Association and its sister organization......
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* 112 Brigade Troops Do More Welfare Activities
Updated : 25th August 2015,19:07:42 Hours

Troops of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 112 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign on Wednesday (19) at the Bamberekale Sri Maha Viharaya, Nuwaraeliya to clean the temple premises.
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* MIR Officers’ Training Day Ends with a Get-Together
25th August 2015,11:23:11 Hours

Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) troops conducted their Officers’ Training Day on Wednesday (19) at the MIR Regimental Headquarters (RHQ), Kekirawa following directives of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Colonel of the Regiment, MIR. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe addressed the troops on the occasion and pointed out the importance of conducting training days.

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* 651 Brigade Troops Conduct ‘Shramadana’
25th August 2015,11:04:52 Hours

Troops of the 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) under the 651 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign on Sunday (23) at Mulankavil Grama Niladhari Division to clean up the surroundings in the Mulankavil Vishnu Kovil and renovate the Kovil Mandapa for the annual festival.
 
 
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* KLN Officers’ Presentations Held
24th August 2015,11:08:25 Hours

With the intention of enhancing academic, professional and command standards among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi(SFHQ-KLN), two ‘syndicate presentations’ of the officers were held on Wednesday(19) and Thursday(20) at SFHQ-KLN premises.
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* Kilinochchi Troops Demonstrate Riot Control Procedure
24th August 2015,12:01:35 Hours

18(V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) conducted a demonstration on Riot Control on Thursday (20) at the Battalion Headquarters, 18(V) GR, Paranthan.


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* 5th Computer Course at SFHQ-W Ends
24th August 2015,11:07:36 Hours

The fifth  phase of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W)- organized Computer Course with the objective of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-W, reached its successful completion on Saturday (22) at the SFHQ-W auditorium.


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* Army Women's Corps Soldiers Set to Exhibit Hidden Talents
18th August 2015,17:20:03 Hours

All the arrangements are ready to conduct the Art exhibition “Sebaliya Ru Rata” organized by Woman soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC). The Art Exhibition is open for public from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm during 24-25 August at the East Hall of the National Art Gallery, Colombo. 
 
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* Newly Constructed WOs’ & Sergeants’ Mess & Billet Opened
18th August 2015,13:35:19 Hours

The newly-constructed Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess and a Billet for Senior NCOs and soldiers at the Forward Maintenance Area (East) (FMA (E)) was opened by Major General M.H.P. Mihindukulasuriya, Commander, FMA (E) on Friday (14). These buildings, a long-felt need of Senior NCOs and soldiers serving the FMA (E), were constructed under the directions of Commander, FMA (E) and under the supervision of.......
 
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* Army Physiotherapists Conduct a Workshop for PTIs & Cadet Officers
18th August 2015,13:28:35 Hours

Army physiotherapists and medical experts in the field of Physiotherapy in Panagoda Sport Medical Unit conducted an awareness workshop  at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) gymnasium to develop awareness of the various skills and techniques for injury prevention and management and prevention of immediate accidents during 12-13 August.
 
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* Family Members of Tri-service Officers Meet in Jaffna for a Get-Together
17th August 2015,12:39:20 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) organized a family get-together for tri-service and Police officers serving in Jaffna during14-16 August at Thalsevana Holiday Resort, Kankesanthurai (KKS). During three day get-together, families of 38 military and Police officers shared many happy moments amidst various entertaining sessions and outdoor visits.
 
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* ETS Computer Training Centre Assists to Improve IT Knowledge of Troops
17th August 2015,13:01:47 Hours

ETS Computer Training Centre, Kegalle together with 11 Division on Thursday (13) conducted a basic computer course for more than 20 troops of under command formations of the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) to improve the basic computer knowledge of  the troops. This computer course will come to completion by 28 September.
 
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* Wanni Officers Further Educated in English

* Inter Regiment Drill Competition Conducted

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* Soldier Sets Example by Returning Tab Phone

* New SLAGSC Holiday Bungalow at Anuradhapura Opened

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* Training Day Programme at SFHQ-MLT Consists of Presentations

* Many More Social Service Projects Conducted of Eastern Troops

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* 241 & 211 Troops Donate Blood for Urgent Surgeries

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