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New Community Project Initiated to Turn Stray Dogs to be Watch Dogs in Army Installations , Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards , Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground, KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai, Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament, Cadet Training Course for SLAVF Professionals Begins, Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony , Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards , Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials, 21, 22 & 23 Division Troops Learn about ‘Dangerous Drugs’, Army Underwater Warriors Introduce First Diving Course , Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship, Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony , SFHQ-KLN Implements Entertaining Event & Grade 5 Seminar for Kilinochchi Youngsters , SFHQ-E Commences Second English Course for Officers, Orient Academy Donates Two Computers to SFHQ-E, More Community Programmes Conducted in East, Army Coordinates Donation of Dry Rations in Wanni , Mullaithivu Troops Donate Ration Packs to Senior Citizens at Selwapuram, Seva Vanitha Organizes ‘Kapruka Puja’ to Coincide with ‘Abimansala’ Anniversary, Army Wins DSG - 2014 Marathon Race Adding more Feathers , Secretary Defence Declares Open New Civil Defence Force Facility, MILITARY POLICE SURVEILLANCE TEAMS TO MINIMIZE MALPRACTICES, CORRUPTION & IRREGULARITIES, Army Seva Vanitha Showers War Heroes & Their Families with Millions Worth Gifts , SLMA Turns Thesis Findings Into a Book, Maduruoya Produces One More Batch of SIO Qualified Soldiers, Monks Invited to Begin Rainy Retreat, ‘Aradhanawa’ Staged to Promote Understanding & Reconciliation, Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship, Indian Air Force Chief Calls on Army Commander,

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* New Tennis Court at Army Residential Complex Opened

* Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for ‘Abimansala’ Inmates

* Central Troops Attend to Winds-Affected Schools & Offices

* Commander Speaks to Medical Officers at New Hospital

* Elephant Pass Remembers ‘Hasalaka War Hero’

* Army Initiative Enables ‘Success’ to Build Three More Houses

* Monetary Donations Received for Monk’s Funeral Used for a Worthy Cause

* 'Arcade Independence Square' Colonial Buildings Restored to their Grandeur & Magnificence Vested in Public

* 23rd Death Anniversary of ‘Hasalaka’ War Hero Falls Today

* Commander Greets New Record Makers in Silhouette Shooting on the Eve of Their Departure Abroad

* Army Recruits 426 Tradesmen from East

* Kovil Given Required Timber Stock

* Army Chief Hails Commandos’ Unmatched Sacrifices at CR Headquarters

* New Army Tradesmen in Mullaittivu Begin Training

* Army Achievements in Sports Given Cash Incentives

* Ipalogama Ranajayapura Netball Players Emerge Runners-Up in All Island Tournament

* Sri Lanka Army Calls for Applications for Enlistment of Cadet Officers

* First ‘Elle’ Tournament in Jaffna Ends in Impressive Manner

* SFHQ Kilinochchi Wants Kids to Sleep Well

* Jaffna St Benedict's Teachers Give Profuse Thanks for Army Hospitality in Colombo

  Photo Story 26th of July 2014
Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, reminiscent of his primary school days at Udabadalawa Sudarshana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala where the Commander as a teenager, recorded his first win in an athletic event, paid his tribute to the school this morning......
 
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* New Community Project Initiated to Turn Stray Dogs to be Watch Dogs in Army Installations
Updated : 25th July 2014,19:27:43 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), in what appear to be a novel and an exclusive project, is to make maximum use of hundreds of stray dogs and form Community Dog Squads to be used for surveillance and vigilance duties inside all military installations under the SFHQ-KLN......
 
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* Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards
Updated : 24th July 2014,11:52:25 Hours

The stage is now set for the year’s mammoth final ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Saturday (July 26) with seven tri-service contenders, entering the fray for supremacy. As the final countdown has begun......
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* Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials
Updated : 24th July 2014,10:21:16 Hours

A traditional 'Ifthar' ceremony, organized by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development took place at Hotel Taj Samudra Wednesday (23) evening with the participation of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest. The ceremony......

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* KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai
Updated : 25th July 2014,07:41:42 Hours
 
World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress at Mumbai, India  General has recently recognized ' the strategic and iconic position'  of  Major General Milinda Peiris, Vice Chancellor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) by presenting the 'Award for Outstanding Contribution To Education' The award was in recognition of the strategic and iconic position, occupied by Major General Milinda Peiris in the fraternity of Vice Chancellors as an agent of change in global education.
 
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* Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony
Updated : 22nd July 2014,22:44:55 Hours

Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly......
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* Army Underwater Warriors Introduce First Diving Course
23rd July 2014,15:31:59 Hours

Special Forces (SF), combat divers of the Army who introduced the first Diving Training Course to the Army, following daring experiences they have had in Nanthikadal lagoon during humanitarian operations, recently held their first formal Passing out Parade for newly-trained divers in a colourful event at 2 SF Headquarters at Nayaru, Mullaittivu.
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* Cadet Training Course for SLAVF Professionals Begins
24th July 2014,12:16:35 Hours

For the first time in the history of the Sri Lanka Army, a Cadet Officer Training Course for professionals and scholars of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) was inaugurated at Diyatalawa Volunteer Brigade Training School. The inaugural ceremony 'Api Army' project  was held under the patronage of Major General Lalith Daulagala, Commandant, SLAVF.
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* Army Wins DSG - 2014 Marathon Race Adding more Feathers
20th July 2014,13:06:06 Hours

The 21 - km long marathon event in the ongoing Defence Services Games - 2014 (DSG) that drew attention of all tri service sportsmen, added one more feather to the shining Army athletic records on Sunday (20) when Corporal G.K.K.S.V Gunasekara won the first place (men’s category) after beating more than 100 rivals.
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* MILITARY POLICE SURVEILLANCE TEAMS TO MINIMIZE MALPRACTICES, CORRUPTION & IRREGULARITIES
19th July 2014,18:20:25 Hours

Recent deployment of random ‘surveillance team’ of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP), intent on curbing any irregularities, corruption and malpractices and minimizing wastages or abuse if any, taking place in military formations, consequent upon strict directives, given by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army himself, arrested a few soldiers, attempting to sell off a stock of rice and other dry rations of a camp to an outside trader in Gelioya, Gampola....
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* Secretary Defence Declares Open New Civil Defence Force Facility
19th July 2014,19:25:02 Hours

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the new Welioya Headquarters of the Civil Defence Force in Galkulama, Welioya yesterday (18th July). Mr. Rajapaksa unveiled a commemorative plaque there and later opened the shrine room. He planted a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhiya in the premises. Inaugurating a new pre-school built there. Secretary Defence officially.....
 
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* Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship
17th July 2014,21:40:39 Hours

More than 3000 sports-loving officers and other ranks in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) vied with each other in the finals of the Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament, held during July 15-17 at Colombo Sugathadasa Stadium. The tournament, competed by 20 male teams and 5 women’s teams...........
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* Army Seva Vanitha Showers War Heroes & Their Families with Millions Worth Gifts
17th July 2014,15:46:33 Hours

A wide assortment of gifts, including deeds for blocks of land and new houses, financial grants for completion of partly-built houses or for renovations, artificial hands and legs, wheelchairs and automatic chairs, laptops and computers, medical appliances, scholarship grants, medicine, sports accessories, etc, valued over Rs 18 million, were awarded to 759 War Heroes, War Hero families.....
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* Maduruoya Produces One More Batch of SIO Qualified Soldiers
18th July 2014,14:23:29 Hours

17 officers and 158 other ranks who successfully completed the Special Infantry Operations (SIO) course at the Maduruoya Army Training School, passed out in a colourful ceremony on Sunday (13). At the invitation of Brigadier L.A.N.S Wanigasinghe, Commandant, Army Training School, Maduruoya, Major General K.C Gunawardena, General Officer Commanding, 58 Division, attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest.

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* SLMA Turns Thesis Findings Into a Book
18th July 2014,15:29:55 Hours

The Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, to be in line with the visionary thinking of the Commander of the Army who encourages specific training institutes to document historic accounts as much as possible for the benefit of budding officers, saw one of its theses on the salubrious Diyatalawa and its surroundings, release as the book, ‘Battle of Randeniwela’ during a recent ceremony at the SLMA’s Colonel Fazly Laphir Memorial Auditorium.

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* Indian Air Force Chief Calls on Army Commander
16th July 2014,17:41:24 Hours

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, presently in Sri Lanka on a five-day long goodwill visit, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters Wednesday (16) afternoon. Major General R. Ratnasingham, Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Army Service Corps....
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* Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament
Updated : 24th July 2014,13:20:04 Hours

With the objective of further promoting athletics among troops serving different Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), an Inter Divisional Athletic Meet got underway for two days (July 22-24) at Sampathnuwara Mahaweli Playground.  The Inter Divisional Athletic Meet was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding......
 
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* 21, 22 & 23 Division Troops Learn about ‘Dangerous Drugs’
Updated : 23rd July 2014,15:51:47 Hours

Troops serving 21, 22, 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) listened to a series of lectures on ‘Drug Abuse & Prevention from Addiction to Dangerous Drugs’ during July 8-10 with the coordination done by Directorate of Psychological Operations at Army Headquarters.  Following instructions of the Commander of the Army, these lectures were organized by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations in close coordination with the SFHQ-E.
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* SFHQ-KLN Implements Entertaining Event & Grade 5 Seminar for Kilinochchi Youngsters
Updated : 22nd July 2014,11:46:05 Hours

Security Fore Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), continuing their reconciliatory and life improving projects for the greater benefit of the common masses in and around Kilinochchi launched two more projects in the weekend. With the intention of providing entertainment to the youth and the general public in the area......
 
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* Seva Vanitha Organizes ‘Kapruka Puja’ to Coincide with ‘Abimansala’ Anniversary
Updated : 21st July 2014,13:37:40 Hours

Members of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Saturday (19) joined hands together with the inmates at Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala - 1’, wellness resort and participated in a meritorious ‘Kapruk Poojawa’, (adorning of the pagoda with the Buddhist flag colour cloths) at the sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya at Anuradhapura.The event has been organized to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the establishment .....
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* Orient Academy Donates Two Computers to SFHQ-E
Updated : 21st July 2014,16:42:03 Hours
 
To make the ongoing computer courses more effective at the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), Orient Academy donated two more computers to Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E at SFHQ-E premises on Wednesday (16). The donation was coordinated by Mr. Kapila Gamage, chief operating officer and in charge.......
 
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* More Community Programmes Conducted in East
21st July 2014,15:33:31 Hours

Troops serving units under command to different Brigades and Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community programmes on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E for the benefit of general public living in those areas. 12 Sri Lanka Artillery troops organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surrounding of the Methodist pre-school at Koralaipattu area on Monday (14) as part of this Currently work.
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* SFHQ-E Commences Second English Course for Officers
21st July 2014,16:47:13 Hours
 
The second phase of the English course for officers of the SFHQ-E commenced on Wednesday (6) on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the SFHQ-E auditorium.
 
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* Army Coordinates Donation of Dry Rations in Wanni
21st July 2014,14:48:50 Hours

Two hundred and thirty one dry ration packs were donated to the families in Weherathenna village by ‘Success’ (Jayagrahanaya) Organization on the request of Brigadier K.G.D Perera, General Officer Commanding, 62 Division at 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters premises in Weheratenna on Friday (18).

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* Mullaithivu Troops Donate Ration Packs to Senior Citizens at Selwapuram
21st July 2014,14:13:16 Hours

 

At the request of senior citizens at Selwapuram village in Mullaithivu, Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaithivu (SFHQ-MLT) together with 591 Brigade troops of the 59 Division of SFHQ-MLT donated dry ration packs to needy people at Selwapuram on Friday (18). Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division attended the occassion as the Chief Guest.

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* Monks Invited to Begin Rainy Retreat
18th July 2014,14:04:07 Hours


Members of the Maha Sangha, now returned to the ancestral sacred site at Nayaru, Mullaittivu on account of the forthcoming ‘Vas’ (rainy retreat) were invited to remain in the place in keeping with age-old Buddhist traditions during a brief ceremony on Saturday (12), ‘Esala’ Full Moon Poya Day.  Ven Seruwila Saranatissa Nayake Thero, Incumbent Seruwila Raja Maha Vihara, together with two other monks, accepted the invitation to be at that temple during the rainy retreat.....

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* 55 Division Renovates Shine Room to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day
17th July 2014,15:14:24 Hours

On the directions of Major General A Kariyakarawana, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division renovated the Shrine room at 55 Division Headquarters and took the new Statue of Lord Buddha in procession to place in the shrine on account of ‘Esala’ Poya Day (12). Amid chanting of ‘Seth Pirith’ 3 monks including Ven. Pothanagama Somarathne, Chief Incumbent of Weerasekararamaya, Pandulagama, Anuradapura, blessed the event.
 
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* Many Health Projects Launched in Mullaittivu
17th July 2014,13:28:20 Hours

Troops from 24 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under command to the 591 Brigade of 59 Division of the Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized a medical clinic, blood donation campaign and an educational workshop on the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.......
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Troops Organize ‘Iftar’ Celebration
17th July 2014,12:45:11 Hours

Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) joined Muslims in Kilinochchi area to celebrate ‘Iftar’, breaking of Ramadan fast, organized at Kilinochchi Harmony Centre on Tuesday (15). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, together with troops at the SFHQ-KLN organized this event in......
 
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* Army Supports Educational Seminars
16th July 2014,16:10:10 Hours

A workshop, organized for students sitting government exams as well as a training programme on the use of new mathematical accessories and aids for both teachers and students with the support of ‘Plan Sri Lanka’ organization, got underway during July 7-10 at Mullaittivu Maha Vidyalayam and Puthukkuddiyiruppu Maha Vidyalayam separately. 
 
 
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* Many Social Service Projects Launched in East to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day
16th July 2014,14:19:48 Hours

Different Divisions and Brigades serving the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) on account of Esala Full Moon Poya Day (July 12) conducted a number of meritorious programmes by way of distribution of free meals, refreshments, drinking water to drought-hit areas, Bodhi Poojas and donation of school items among students.
 
 
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