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Civilian Bravery Website Launched , Troops, Camps Remain in North - Army Commander, Military Police Accept Ceremonial Guard from the Air Force, 22 SLNG Support Civilians to Get Their Eyes Examined Free of Charge, Army Troops Join Hands to Fight Against Dengue Epidemic, 67th AGM of Sri Lanka Army Engineers Association Held, Indonesian Embassy Envoys Call at SFHQ-MLT, Workshop on Human Rights Conducted for Wanni Officers, Prime Minister Stops Over at Kilinochchi-SFHQ, 67th AGM of Sri Lanka Army Engineers' Association Held , ICRC Delegation Provides Update on ICRC Involvements in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Speaks to Tri-Service & Police Personnel in Jaffna , Stage Set to Kick Off the Year’s Thrilling ‘Fox Hill Supercross - 2015’ , Cream of Army ‘Calypso’ Bands Selected from Wanni, ICRC Delegation Provides Update on ICRC Involvements in Sri Lanka, SLSR Wins Bronze Medal for Eco-Friendly Digital Library, General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees Under New Speedy Programme, Cream of Army ‘Calypso’ Bands Selected from Wanni, Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River , New Governor for Northern Province Calls at SFHQ-KLN , US Defence Attaché Shares Views on Training Matters with Commander, General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees Under New Speedy Programme , ARMY ABSENTEES REQUESTED TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE UNDER NEW PROGRAMME DURING APRIL 2 - 16, Nation Salutes War Veteran, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd) Conferring Field Marshal Rank, US Defence Attaché Shares Views on Training Matters with Commander , Volleyball Court Inaugurated at the 12 Division, Blood Donation Campaign Organized by Pvt Company Supported, Iranian Embassy Defence Attaché Pays Courtesy Call , Field Marshal Fonseka Salutes Memories of Fallen War Heroes , Two-Month Long English Course for Junior Officers Ended,

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  Photo Story 2nd of April 2015
Prime Minister Speaks to Tri-Service & Police Personnel in Jaffna


Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe during his visit to the Jaffna peninsula on Saturday (28) called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Palali and Northern Naval Command Headquarters, Kankasanthurai and spoke to a representative gathering of tri-service personnel and the Police.
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* Troops, Camps Remain in North - Army Commander
Updated : 1st April 2015,17:20:33 Hours

In his first newspaper interview with our sister paper Silumina, the newly-appointed Army Commander, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, said that the troops deployed in the North have not been withdrawn as well as the military camps. Pledging to raise the professional standards of the Sri Lanka Army to new heights, the Commander said that safeguarding territorial sovereignty was of paramount importance and promised to to take all measures to prevent the resurgence of militancy in the North.
 
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* Military Police Accept Ceremonial Guard from the Air Force
Updated : 1st April 2015,15:35:43 Hours

The change-over of the President’s ceremonial guard at the President’s House and the Temple Trees from Sri Lanka Air Force to Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police(SLCMP), took place this morning (1) at a brief ceremony in front of the President’s House at Colombo Fort.
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* Army Troops Join Hands to Fight Against Dengue Epidemic
Updated : 31st March 2015,11:37:53 Hours

Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) at the request of Health Ministry, is currently conducting a Dengue Prevention Program in Colombo, Matara, Rathnapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts with the participation of more than 400 troops serving the SFHQ-West. The project (March 26 - April 1), coordinated through the Office of Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) is closely monitored by Major General U.A.B. Medawela, Commander, SFHQ - West. 
 
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* Prime Minister Stops Over at Kilinochchi-SFHQ
Updated : 30th March 2015,18:59:33 Hours


Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Sunday (29) during his tour in the North. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN welcomed the Prime Minister on his arrival.

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* ICRC Delegation Provides Update on ICRC Involvements in Sri Lanka
Updated : 27th March 2015,16:30:57 Hours

A three-member delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the aim of providing a brief update on the ICRC’s ongoing and foreseen humanitarian undertakings in Sri Lanka for the year 2015, had  a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Friday (27) afternoon.
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* Stage Set to Kick Off the Year’s Thrilling ‘Fox Hill Supercross - 2015’
Updated : 27th March 2015,21:21:32 Hours

The year’s mammoth motor racing event, ‘Fox Hill Supercross - 2015’ at Diyatalawa will get underway on April 18 at the famous Fox Hill track on a grand scale, it was announced at a special media briefing Friday (27) evening at Colombo Galadari Hotel. The mega event, held for the 23rd consecutive year, in its unique......
 
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* Cream of Army ‘Calypso’ Bands Selected from Wanni
Updated : 26th March 2015,18:00:26 Hours
 
Calypso band, a byproduct of the Caribbean music traditions which has gained popularity among Sri Lankan music fans too for many years, has made great strides and claims equal prominence, among Army soldiers serving round the island. Giving a new revival to this merry-making feature in the Army, Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W).....
 
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* General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees Under New Speedy Programme
25th March 2015,12:33:47 Hours

Following the approval of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defence, HE the President, the Commander of the Army on the directions of the Ministry of Defence, has offered a general amnesty period for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army within a day or two.
 
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* ARMY ABSENTEES REQUESTED TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE UNDER NEW PROGRAMME DURING APRIL 2 - 16
25th March 2015,12:23:59 Hours

Following the approval of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defence, HE the President, the Commander of the Army on the directions of the Ministry of Defence, has instructed the Adjutant General’s Branch of the Army to offer one more round of general amnesty (April 2 - 16, 2015) to all Army absentees after implementing a more practical programme to delist and discharge them from service under four categories, effective from April 2, 2015.
 
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* Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River
25th March 2015,14:57:20 Hours

The waterborne, ‘Kayaking Expedition’, a novel adventurous project of the 3 Commando Regiment of the Army which recently saw a group of Commando rowers, conduct an exploratory mission, covering a distance of about 165 km, ended successfully at the outfall of the Mahaweli River in Trincomalee. The waterborne exploratory group of the Commando Regiment which.......
 
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* US Defence Attaché Shares Views on Training Matters with Commander
24th March 2015,16:36:37 Hours

The US Embassy Defence Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ross, Tuesday (24) afternoon paid a courtesy visit on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters. The visiting envoy during his friendly meet with the Commander shared views on training modules, ongoing de-mining projects and.....
 
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* Iranian Embassy Defence Attaché Pays Courtesy Call
24th March 2015,11:02:02 Hours

Colonel Ebrahim Rohani, Military Attaché, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka Tuesday (24) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters. The cordial meeting exchanged views on relations and goodwill that prevail and the visiting envoy extended greetings on......
 
 
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* Nation Salutes War Veteran, General Sarath Fonseka (Retd) Conferring Field Marshal Rank
22nd March 2015,19:18:29 Hours

Sri Lankan Nation on Sunday (22), saluted the leadership, commitment and gallantry of General G.S.C Fonseka RWP RSP VSV USP rcds psc (Retd) by conferring the rank of Field Marshal on him at the Ministry of Defence grounds during a State ceremony, presided by President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.....
 
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* Field Marshal Fonseka Salutes Memories of Fallen War Heroes
23rd March 2015,13:40:39 Hours

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka soon after investiture ceremony on his promotion to the rank of Field Marshal at MoD ground Sunday (22) evening, amid a distinguished gathering, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, went to the War Memorial at Battaramulla and paid his respect to fallen War Heroes in the battlefield.
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* Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army’s Maiden ‘SathRanga’ Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi
21st March 2015,12:30:09 Hours

Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), opening up new vistas of cultural integration for harmony and reconciliation, launched the Army’s first-ever combined Tamil-Sinhala Cultural Troupe, ‘SathRanga’, comprised of newly-enlisted Tamil other rankers, including woman soldiers and Sinhalaese during a ceremony on Thursday (19) at Kilinochchi ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium.
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* Army Daily Mail Dispatch To Go Digital
21st March 2015,19:22:46 Hours

Sri Lanka Army, making drastic changes to its traditional Daily Mail Dispatch Service, is to go digital, beginning from April 1, 2015, in all island-wide Army formations where Army data network facilities are available, following instructions given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva to the Chief Signal Officer of the Army and the Directorate of Information Technology.
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* Commander’s First Field Visit to SFHQ-KLN Prioritizes Community Projects & Articulation of His Vision
19th March 2015,19:18:17 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, making his first formal field visit outside upon his assumption of office, arrived at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) Thursday (19) morning to be warmly received by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
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* Civilian Bravery Website Launched
Updated : 1st April 2015,17:43:21 Hours

Foundation for Civilian Bravery (FCB) which recognizes brave acts of civilians, conducted voluntarily risking their own lives in order to save others, recently launched its official website (www.civilianbravery.org) during a brief ceremony, headed by Mr B.M.U.D Basnayake, Secretary Defence and service chiefs at the Naval Lighthouse Gallery.......
 
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* 22 SLNG Support Civilians to Get Their Eyes Examined Free of Charge
Updated : 1st April 2015,15:34:17 Hours

Civilians affected with various eye ailments and other vision deficiencies in the 111 Brigade area of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) had the rare chance of getting treatment during an eye clinic, organized by the 22 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) on Saturday (28) at the Lakshapana Army Camp, Kandy. Commanding officer of the 22 SLNG took the initiative for this meritorious......
 
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* 67th AGM of Sri Lanka Army Engineers' Association Held
Updated : 30th March 2015,14:08:04 Hours

Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) at the request of Health Ministry, is currently conducting a Dengue Prevention Program in Colombo, Matara, Rathnapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts with the participation of more than 400 troops serving the SFHQ-West. The project (March 26 - April 1), coordinated through the Office.....
 
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* Indonesian Embassy Envoys Call at SFHQ-MLT
Updated : 30th March 2015,19:31:24 Hours

A few diplomats from the Embassy of Indonesia, Sri Hartanti, Kustiningish, Minister Counsellor, Tram Mile, Third Secretary and Prima Adinda Minardi of non Diplomatic Staff arrived at the Security Force Headquarters- Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) to meet Commander, SFHQ-MLT on Thursday (26).
 
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* Workshop on Human Rights Conducted for Wanni Officers
Updated : 30th March 2015,19:25:07 Hours

Mr. Loide Kilade, Managing Director and the Chief Consultant of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) - Colombo conducted a workshop on Human Rights to among the officers at the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Tuesday (24) at the Security Force Headquarters auditorium.
 
 
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* SLSR Wins Bronze Medal for Eco-Friendly Digital Library
Updated : 26th March 2015,18:35:26 Hours
 
Ambepussa based Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters recently won the Bronze medal for its “Eco-Friendly Digital Library”, in the “Holcim Awards-2014”of the Holcim Foundation which is an ongoing major project at the SLSR Regimental Headquarters. The ‘Holcim Awards’ Jury for Region Asia Pacific met at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in July 2014 and the Holcim Foundation recently announced.....
 
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* New Governor for Northern Province Calls at SFHQ-KLN
Updated : 25th March 2015,12:47:49 Hours

The new Governor for Northern Province Mr H.M.G.S Palihakkara on Tuesday (24) made a courtesy visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the objective of receiving an update on the ongoing community projects of the Army and the general security situation in the area. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN after welcoming him for......
 
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* Volleyball Court Inaugurated at the 12 Division
24th March 2015,11:13:34 Hours
 
The volleyball court, built at the 12 Division Headquarters in Hambantota under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ - C) saw its inaugural opening on Monday (16) during a ceremony, headed by Brigadier W.A.N.M Weerasinghe, General Officer Commanding, 12 Division. This was opened to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 12 Division. Construction of the volleyball court was enthusiastically supported by the troops of the 12 Division.
 
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* Blood Donation Campaign Organized by Pvt Company Supported
24th March 2015,11:12:32 Hours
 
A blood donation campaign was organized by the ‘Best Life International (Pvt) Ltd’, Panadura together with the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ – C) at the Kahagolla, Aaranya Senasanaya Viharaya on Saturday (25). Troops of the SFHQ-C gave their assistance to make the event a success. This was inaugurated following guidelines given by Major General Sumedha Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C, in response to a request of health Authority.
 
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* Two-Month Long English Course for Junior Officers Ended
23rd March 2015,12:03:17 Hours

English language course conducted for 16 officers at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) came to an end on Friday (20) with award of certificates to the participants during a ceremony at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. The Course inaugurated on 12 January, following directions given by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
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* Inter Regiment Practical Rifle Meet
18th March 2015,17:25:36 Hours

The annual Inter Regiment Practical Rifle Shooting Meet, organized by the Army Small Arms Association got underway at Diyatalawa 1000m firing range during March 9 - 16. Its prize awarding ceremony took place on Monday (16), headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff   as the Chief Guest for the occasion.This year’s Practical Shooting Meet was comprised of 40 teams......
  
 
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* Army Built ‘Kovil’ in Mulliyaveli Opened
16th March 2015,17:05:40 Hours

The newly-constructed Narasinghe Vairavar Kovil, which remained a spiritual requirement for the people of Mulliyaveli East Gramaseva area, was declared opened on 14 March under the guidance of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).

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* SFHQ-C Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Different Programmes
16th March 2015,13:21:52 Hours

Giving prominence to religious ceremonies, the Security Forces Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a series of events during March 12-13. A Bodhi Pooja programme was organized to invoke blessings on all Army personnel serving under the Security Forces Headquarters (SFHQ-C) premises on 12 March with the participation of Major General Sumedha Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C.
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* Troops Learn About Traffic Control
16th March 2015,17:02:57 Hours

An awareness programme on traffic control for troops who are presently serving the Security Forces Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held on Sunday (15) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Deputy Inspector General (Traffic) P.Perimpanayagum (Retd), Director of Motor Traffic Training Institute conducted the programme.
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* Children in Vavuniya Get School Uniforms
13th March 2015,14:40:15 Hours

A simple ceremony to distribute school uniforms for children at ‘Piyawara’ pre-school in Veherathenna was held at the Veherathenna Resettled Village in Vavuniya North Grama Sewa Division on 08 March. The donation was sponsored by Mr. Kumudu Fonseka, Chairman, Sri Lankan School in Doha, Qatar and the event was organized by the 62 Division. A total of 56 children received uniforms following this sponsorship.
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* Resettled People in Veherathenna Educated on Self-Employment Openings
13th March 2015,14:32:28 Hours

The Colombo ‘Jayagrahanaya’ Foundation with the assistance of the 62 Division, 623 Brigade and 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment held a medical camp and a workshop that educated people on self-employment opportunities at the Veherathenna resettled village in Vavuniya. A total of 160 under-privileged family members of the village were given medical attention under this arrangement.

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* Officers in SFHQ-W Completes English Course
13th March 2015,14:30:53 Hours

An English proficiency course, meant to improve English standards among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), reached its successful completion on Wednesday (11). The 25-day long course, organized on a proposal made by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W was followed by 18 officers.

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