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New Outdoor Volley Ball Court & Complex with Museum Opened , School Amenities Distributed among Low-Income Students, Commander Condoles on the Death of Major General K.J Wijethilleke , MIC Conducts Personality Development Workshop, ‘Bodhi Pooja’ Programme Held at SFHQ-C, Children in Jaffna Orphanage Visit Their Sister Orphanage at Kilinochchi, 'Gunner Supercross-2015’ Thrills Crowds at Minneriya, Northern Combined Team Vs Australian Combined Team Play Cricket in KLN, Major General Jagath Wijethilleke Passes Away After a Brief Illness, Bodhi Pooja Programme Invokes Blessing, Bodhi Pooja Programme at Kilinochchi Held, New Air Force Chief Arrives at Army Headquarters, Thrilling & Scaring ‘4 x 4 Expedition’ Set to Kick Off , Designated Diplomats Visit Kilinochchi & Jaffna, Annual Festival of Kannagathevi Temple Given Support, SFHQ-KLN Marks 6th Anniversary, Newly Appointed Diplomats Visit SFHQ-W, SLAOC Officers’ Training Day Held, Several Welfare Projects Launched , Musical Show Entertains Kilinochchi People , Commander Addressing AHQ Officers Articulates Parameters of Duties & Responsibilities, New Air Force Chief Arrives at Army Headquarters, Commander Addresses Troops at SFHQ-West , Inauguration of the Refresher Course of the DSCSC Examination, President Lauds Roles & Responsibilities of Armed Forces , SLMA-Groomed 63 More Officer Cadets Receive Commissions from President in Grand PoP Ceremony, Commander Addressing AHQ Officers Articulates Parameters of Duties & Responsibilities , One More English Course Completed, Army, Police & Civil Officers Learn More about Disaster Management, Commander, Impressed with Findings of Wanni Research Teams,

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* More Financial Grants for Housing Appreciate Bravery of Fallen & Disable War Heroes

* Chinese Delegation Reviewing SLMA Auditorium Meets Commander

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* Commander's Initiative, Regimental Housing Project for Fallen War Hero Families Nearing Completion

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* Exchange of Courtesies & Parades Bid Farewell to Outgoing CDS

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* ‘Foundation for Civilian Bravery’ Honours Three Army Personnel & Nine Civilians

* In His First Formal Address to Jaffna Troops, Commander Reminds Importance of Collective Commitment & Discipline

* Mullaittivu Tamil Recruits as Army Tradesmen Pass Out Amid Parents’ Greetings

* Retired Tri-Service Officers with Family Members Refresh Memories at SLMA

* Mullaittivu Troops Give Record Quantity of Blood

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  Photo Story 6th of July 2015
Thrilling & Scaring ‘4 x 4 Expedition’ Set to Kick Off


The newest and exciting ‘4 x 4 Expedition 2015’ on wheels, introduced and organized by Sri Lanka Army’s Commando Regiment (CR) with the catchy slogan ‘Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos’ is well geared to launch its second mission on August 2, it was announced at a special Media briefing Thursday (2) evening at Nelum Pokuna auditorium.
 
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* Commander Condoles on the Death of Major General K.J Wijethilleke
Updated : 6th July 2015,13:20:54 Hours

Funeral of late Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke RWP USP ndc psc, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation who passed away after a sudden illness on Saturday (4) takes place on Tuesday (7) at the General Cemetery, Borella with full military honours. Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva expresses his profound sorrow and immense grief on the demise of Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke of the Sri Lanka Engineers who has held a number of key appointments in the Army and served the nation with dedication and commitment. A Special Order of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, issued through the office of the Adjutant General.....
 
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* New Outdoor Volley Ball Court & Complex with Museum Opened
Updated : 6th July 2015,15:18:29 Hours

The new volleyball court and the museum built in the 21 Divisional Headquarters premises of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) were opened on Friday (3) during a ceremony, headed by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W. Construction of a volleyball court in each Division was a proposal, made by Major General Boniface Perera, Chairman......
 
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* 'Gunner Supercross-2015’ Thrills Crowds at Minneriya
Updated : 5th July 2015,21:16:50 Hours

Sri Lanka Artillery’s pet project, ‘Gunner Supercross - 2015’ motor racing event at Minneriya Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) track, got underway on Sunday (5), amid a huge gathering of about 25,000-30,000 spectators and well-known drivers and riders.
 
 
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* New Air Force Chief Arrives at Army Headquarters
Updated : 30th June 2015,10:11:56 Hours

The newly-appointed Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala, paid his first formal visit to the Army Headquarters to call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army Tuesday (30) morning. A formal Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by troops of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) at the Ministry of Defence grounds greeted the guest who inspected......

 
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* Commander Addressing AHQ Officers Articulates Parameters of Duties & Responsibilities
Updated : 29th June 2015,15:38:29 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army Monday (29) morning for the second time after he assumed office, addressed a representative gathering of about 175 senior officers of the Army Headquarters and those serving nearby formations. Lieutenant General De Silva, specific in his articulation throughout the near one-hour address, did not mince words to speak out his......
 
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* Commander Addresses Troops at SFHQ-West
Updated : 29th June 2015,19:50:34 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Monday (29) evening delivered his first formal address to more than 4600 troops, serving the Security Force Headquarters -West (SFHQ-West) after his assumption of office as Commander of the Army. The day’s programme got underway after Major General Ubaya Medawela Commander, SFHQ-West warmly received the visiting.....

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* SLMA-Groomed 63 More Officer Cadets Receive Commissions from President in Grand PoP Ceremony
Updated : 27th June 2015,11:22:26 Hours

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces as the Chief Guest graced the ceremonial Passing out Parade (PoP) of 63 more Officer Cadets at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) on Saturday (27) at the invitation of the Commander of the Army......
 
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* President Lauds Roles & Responsibilities of Armed Forces
29th June 2015,16:12:51 Hours

“Unlike state employees who usually perform duties within limited hours, Sri Lanka Army and other services, considering country and the nation as priorities, sacrifice not only their knowledge, experience, time and understanding for the sake of the motherland, but also their precious lives which another state officer would not be able to do,” so said President Maithripala  Sirisena, addressing the newly passed out graduates at the Sri Lanka Military Academy in Diyatalawa on Saturday (27). 
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* Commander, Impressed with Findings of Wanni Research Teams
26th June 2015,14:22:00 Hours

Two detailed case study researches carried out by two teams of Army officers on the conduct of affairs and the quality of working environment in the Army, came in for high commendation of  the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva when he visited the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Thursday  (26).
 
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* Wanni Troops Warmly Welcome Commander during His Formal Visit
25th June 2015,16:47:31 Hours

In order to receive first hand information and meet hundreds of troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Thursday (25) went to the Wanni for the first time after he assumed office as Commander of the Army. The day’s agenda commenced after Major General Boniface Perera....


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* 10 Year Old Girl Rescued from a Well While Drowning
26th June 2015,19:04:44 Hours

A ten-year old Tamil school girl was rescued by  troops of the 20 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the 59 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu on Thursday (25) morning  in spite grave risks, posed to their own lives when she accidentally fell into a well at Keppapilavi Maha Vidyalaya in the general area of Keppapilavi, Mullaittivu. This incident happened while the troops of 20 GW troops were engaged in a house constructing project launched in the area.
 
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* Two New Houses Gifted to Two Army Sportsmen for Outstanding Achievements
24th June 2015,17:12:39 Hours

Two Army sportsmen of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) who brought international reputation to the Army and the country alike became the recipients of two new houses, gifted by the Army on Wednesday (24), following personal initiatives taken by the Commander of the Army.....
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* First Training Round for Army Cooks & Stewards Concludes
25th June 2015,16:08:43 Hours

The first stage of the training programmes that were conducted to upgrade the professional knowledge on cookery and stewardship of Army cooks and stewards working in island-wide Army formations concluded recently at the Swiss Lanka Hotel School. On the directions of Chief of Staff and Civil Administration Directorate with the cooperation of......
 
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* Bangladesh Defence Adviser Meets Commander
23rd June 2015,12:23:08 Hours

Commodore Shah Aslam Parvez, Defence Advisor, High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (23) morning at the latter’s office in Colombo Army Headquarters.Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva during his interaction with........
 
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* Joint Chinese - Sri Lanka Army Ex-‘Silk Route - 2015’ Begins
22nd June 2015,13:52:50 Hours

The first phase of the 2nd joint Sri Lanka Army - People’s Liberation Army of China ‘Exercise - Silk Route - 2015’ with the blessings of the Commander of the Army, got off the ground this morning (22) at Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala after a brief inaugural ceremony, headed by Major General Jagath Dias, Chief of Staff as the Chief Guest.
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* More Financial Incentives Awarded by Seva Vanitha for Studies
20th June 2015,13:59:16 Hours

Offering moral encouragement for conduct of unhindered education and providing financial strength to boost educational prospects among children of fallen, disable and serving War Heroes, the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU), presided by Mrs Nayana De Silva once again displayed its magnanimity and distributed 80 more scholarships to students.......
 
 
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* Ordnance Corps ‘Colours Night’ Felicitates Achievers & Retired Contributors
22nd June 2015,18:05:17 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC), a dedicated regiment of Army personnel who have done an unparalleled contribution towards defence of the motherland, recently held its ‘Colours Night’ at Colombo Bishop’s College auditorium in a glittering ceremony for the 2nd consecutive year in its 65 years of Ordnance history. Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Mahinda Ambanpola as the Chief Guest.....
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* MIC Conducts Personality Development Workshop
Updated : 6th July 2015,12:56:25 Hours

Karandeniya Headquarters-based Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) troops on the directions of the Army Headquarters conducted a workshop on Personality Development for ‘students’ at Karandeniya Central College at the MIC Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) in Karandeniya on 30 June. Professor Praneeth Abeysundara, former Head, Department of Sociology & Anthropology......
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* School Amenities Distributed among Low-Income Students
Updated : 6th July 2015,14:24:55 Hours

A simple ceremony, to distribute school amenities among 15 students of low-income families attending Sagarapura Sinhala Vidyalaya in Kuchchaweli area, was held on Monday (29) morning at the school premises. An officer representing the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment distributed school amenities among students. Moreover, a few officers also took part......
 
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* ‘Bodhi Pooja’ Programme Held at SFHQ-C
Updated : 6th July 2015,12:46:53 Hours

Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), together with 8 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) troops organized a ‘Bodhi Pooja’ programme and a sermon on Wednesday (1) at the Mula Bodhi Kande Viharaya on account of Esala Poya Day. Venerable Habarakada Aariyagna Thero of Kahagolla Monastery.......
 
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* Children in Jaffna Orphanage Visit Their Sister Orphanage at Kilinochchi
Updated : 6th July 2015,12:31:01 Hours

A group of children of the Kannan Orphanage in Kopay, Jaffna visited their sister orphanage, the Kannan Fellowship Orphanage at Mulankavil, Kilinochchi on Friday (3). A total of 40 children and staff of the Kannan Orphanage joined the visit. 651 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) provided lunch.......

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* Major General Jagath Wijethilleke Passes Away After a Brief Illness
Updated : 5th July 2015,09:08:56 Hours

Major General Jagath Wijethilleke, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation passed away on Saturday (04) evening after a sudden illness. Major General Wijethilleke, who has served a number of key appointments in the Army, has been the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation since 2013. His remains are lying at Jayaratne parlour. His funeral rites will take place on Tuesday (07) evening.

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* Northern Combined Team Vs Australian Combined Team Play Cricket in KLN
Updated : 5th July 2015,20:33:23 Hours

T-20 cricket match, sponsored and organized by the 'Foundation of Goodness' was held between Sri Lanka Northern Province under 15 Combined Team versus Australian Hellenic Federation Combined Cricket Team at the Mankulam College play grounds on Thursday (2).
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* Bodhi Pooja Programme Invokes Blessing
Updated : 3rd July 2015,18:22:00 Hours

Troops of the 12 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) serving  the Security Force Headquarters- Mullattivu (SFHQ- MLT) organized a Bodhi Pooja on Wednesday (01) at the Muladeepa Viharaya on account of Esala Poya Day. Venerable Polonnaruwe Thilakarankara Thero, Chief Incumbent at Kiriibbanwewa Temple conducted a sermon for the troops and invoked merits on fallen War Heroes and blessings on disable soldiers, serving Army personnel and their family members.
 
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* Bodhi Pooja Programme at Kilinochchi Held
3rd July 2015,11:04:06 Hours

Troops serving the Forward Maintenance Area- Kilinochchi (FMA-KLN), together with 6 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) troops under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a Bodhi Pooja programme on Thursday(02) at Wevusiri Viharaya, Kilinochchi on account of Adhi Esala Poya Day.

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* Designated Diplomats Visit Kilinochchi & Jaffna
2nd July 2015,11:32:45 Hours

A group of designate Ambassadors and High Commissioners for Sri Lanka, who are currently on a familiarization visit to the north visited the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday (29) as a part of their orientation programme to receive a first-hand experience before taking office overseas. The 22- member delegation, led by Mr. M.R. Kiegel, Director.....

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* Annual Festival of Kannagathevi Temple Given Support
2nd July 2015,11:30:07 Hours

The annual festival at Veeramanikkathevanthurai Sri Kanngathevi temple of Myliddy was held on Tuesday (30) with attendance of a large number of Hindu devotees in the area. Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J), together with temple authorities organized this ceremony and facilitated the movement of devotees in to the area since it is situated in the High Security Zone.
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* SFHQ-KLN Marks 6th Anniversary
1st July 2015,09:49:15 Hours

Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) marked its 6th Anniversary with a series of programmes on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN. The Anniversary programme commenced with religious activities on 20 June with an all night pirith chanting ceremony.....
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* Newly Appointed Diplomats Visit SFHQ-W
30th June 2015,13:47:25 Hours

A group of newly-appointed Ambassadors and High Commissioners for Sri Lanka visited the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni on Monday (29) as a part of their orientation programme to receive a first-hand experience. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W welcomed the 22- member delegation on arrival at the SFHQ-W premises.
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* SLAOC Officers’ Training Day Held
30th June 2015,13:42:48 Hours

As per instructions given by the Commander of the Army to conduct an Officers’ Training Day quarterly, Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) troops held their inaugural Officers’ Training Day on 24 June at the Regimental Headquarters(RHQ) SLAOC under the supervision of Major General R.V. Udawatte, Colonel Commandant, SLAOC.
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* Several Welfare Projects Launched
30th June 2015,13:41:19 Hours

Several formations under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) carried out several Welfare Projects during June 25-26. 231 Brigade troops under the 23 Division organized a Blood Donation Campaign at the 231 Brigade Headquarters in Kallady on 25 June. A total of 98 Army personnel attended this event and offered blood. 



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* Musical Show Entertains Kilinochchi People
30th June 2015,12:22:41 Hours

19 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a musical evening at the Open Theater in the Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Saturday (27). More than 100 civilians enjoyed songs sung in both Tamil and Sinhala. The music was provided by the “Wagoners” band of the Army.


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* Inauguration of the Refresher Course of the DSCSC Examination
29th June 2015,17:56:20 Hours

Eight officers serving at the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) attended the inauguration ceremony of a refresher course for the selection examination of the Defence Service Command & Staff College (DSCSC) on Monday (29) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. The course organized by SFHQ-KLN will be conducted for 20 days.

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* One More English Course Completed
29th June 2015,12:59:01 Hours

31 more other ranks who completed a 2-month long English course at the Security Force Headquarters- Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) received certificates in their closing ceremony on Saturday (27) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Sapper K. Buddika Thushara, 9 Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), Corporal B.D.L Jayarathna.....

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