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‘Ranaviru Resource Centre’ Celebrates Second Anniversary with Religious Observances, SFHQ-West Deploys 722 Soldiers to Man Emergency Health Services , Farm Workers in Kilinochchi Taken on Picnic , Colombo Donors Offer Ready-made Clothes & Toys, Infantry Badges Awarded to MIR Soldiers , Public Alerted to Menace of ‘Drugs’ , Mammoth Dengue Eradication Drive Launched in Biyagama, ‘SUWASAHANA’ FUND TO COVER MEDICAL BILLS OF PARENTS OF ARMY BACHELORS , ARMY TROOPS TO SUPPORT MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS , COMMANDER SUSPENDS ALL FOUR SOLDIERS INVOLVED IN FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT IN POLONNARUWA , President during His Maiden Visit to the SFHQ-E Mingles with All Rankers, ‘Energy Conservation’ Project Enters Army Headquarters with Awareness Programme , Buttala OCDC Seminar Live Telecasts On , Mullaittivu Troops Salute Former Commander’s Services , With Foreign Participants, 'Vijayabahu Motocross' Makes New Records , Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya, President during His Maiden Visit to the SFHQ-E Mingles with All Rankers, Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing, Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya, Expatriate Helps Two Families Dependent on Carpentry , SRIBAT Closing Ceremony in Haiti Turns Emotional Amid Praises , 23 Div Troops Assist Bishop House Construction , Kilinochchi Women Educated on ‘Personal Hygiene’ , Special Pinkama at Seruwawila Supported , They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla, Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing , ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’ at Matara Held on Grand Scale Saluting Nation, They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla, Cooks & Stewards in the Army Further Trained, SFHQ-C Troops Engage in Welfare Projects,

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  Photo Story 28th of May 2015
‘Energy Conservation’ Project Enters Army Headquarters with Awareness Programme


Energy and Power Ministry’s timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation saw its entry into the State’s largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army on Monday (25) with an elaborate programme at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium, Colombo 2. 
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* SFHQ-West Deploys 722 Soldiers to Man Emergency Health Services
Updated : 27th May 2015,14:23:58 Hours

A total of 18 officers and 704 other rankers serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) are currently engaged in emergency services at state hospitals as a result of the ongoing Trade Union action of a section of the minor staff. On Tuesday (26) on the directions of the Commander of the Army.....

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* Infantry Badges Awarded to MIR Soldiers
Updated : 27th May 2015,13:14:31 Hours

25 offices and 120 other rankers of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) during a special ceremony at its MIR Regimental Centre, Kekirawa, were recently awarded infantry badges by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Colonel of the Regiment, MIR. The infantry badge thus awarded symbolizes that those soldiers are now recognized as......
 
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* ARMY TROOPS TO SUPPORT MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS
Updated : 26th May 2015,13:03:52 Hours

The assistance of the Sri Lanka Army has been offered to conduct emergency skeletal services at island-wide government hospitals in response to a request, following a trade union action, staged by the minor staff working in hospitals Tuesday (26) morning. At the request of the Ministry of Health, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva has accordingly directed Army formations at provincial levels.......
 
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* Mammoth Dengue Eradication Drive Launched in Biyagama
Updated : 26th May 2015,18:23:52 Hours

A mammoth Dengue eradication programme, launched this morning (26) covering 49 Grama Seva sectors of the Biyagama Divisional Secretariat areas, received the participatory support of 77 Army personnel of 6 Gemunu Watch, following a request made to the Commander of the Army by the Ministry of Defence.
 
 
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* ‘SUWASAHANA’ FUND TO COVER MEDICAL BILLS OF PARENTS OF ARMY BACHELORS
Updated : 26th May 2015,14:01:35 Hours

The ‘Suwasahana’ fund of the Army that came into effect with multiple benefits to Army personnel and their families, covering medical expenses of the soldier, his/her spouse and children, has now been extended to cover the parents of unmarried Army personnel, too on the directions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. Under this ‘Suwasahana’ fund, inaugurated in January 2014, Army personnel/parents/children are.......
 
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* COMMANDER SUSPENDS ALL FOUR SOLDIERS INVOLVED IN FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT IN POLONNARUWA
Updated : 26th May 2015,10:48:59 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army suspended the service of four soldiers, involved in the fatal road accident in Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa which claimed the lives of two persons with immediate effect without pay. An Army truck with four soldiers collided with a car killing two persons on the spot on 21 May 2015 while it was returning after some duty commitments.
 
 
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* President during His Maiden Visit to the SFHQ-E Mingles with All Rankers
Updated : 24th May 2015,16:41:16 Hours

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces undertaking his first formal visit to meet Security Force personnel, serving the East, arrived at the Welikanda Mahaweli grounds on  Sunday (24) morning, in the company of the Secretary Defence, Mr. B.M.U.D Basnayake and Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army. 

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* Buttala OCDC Seminar Live Telecasts On
25th May 2015,15:17:30 Hours

The two-day long workshop on ‘Role of Military in the Context of Socio-economic Influences’ at the Buttala Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) commenced on Sunday (24).  (See Live Webcast Icon in Home Page) . Major General A.M Perera, Commander, Army Training Command as the Chief Guest attended the inaugural session at the invitation of Brigadier N. Wanniarachchi.........

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* With Foreign Participants, 'Vijayabahu Motocross' Makes New Records
24th May 2015,21:25:48 Hours

Vijayabahu Motocross - 2015’, the sporting pride of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) got underway at  Boyagane VIR  Headquarters complex tracks on Sunday (24) to a packed crowd of more than 25000 - 30000 sports enthusiasts and motor racing fans. The 13th Vijayabahu Motocross has the country’s most difficult track with fourteen bends............
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* Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya
23rd May 2015,14:50:54 Hours

One of the most elite and widely-admired units of the Army, the Special Forces (SF) which received overwhelming commendation for their meticulous operations against terrorists, gifted one more batch of well-trained soldiers to the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday (23) in a grand passing out ceremony, dignified by the presence of.......
 
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* Commander’s New ‘Housing Initiative’ in Full Swing
21st May 2015,15:51:57 Hours

The novel ‘House Construction’ project for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able War Heroes which saw its birth as the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, is now in full swing at all Regimental levels as directed by the Commander of the Army in the third week of April, 2015. By May 15, in less than three weeks after......
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* SRIBAT Closing Ceremony in Haiti Turns Emotional Amid Praises
21st May 2015,17:34:55 Hours

The formal conclusion of the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping contingent assignment in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) took place at the Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent (SRIBAT) Headquarters in Leogane, Haiti on Saturday (16). Sri Lankan contingent, mainly comprised of Army personnel, as one of the longest serving foreign....
 
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* They Salute the Fallen with Flowers & Lanterns at Battaramulla
20th May 2015,20:50:37 Hours

A solemn and dignified ceremony that offered deep reverence to the memory of valour and gallantry of tri-service War Heroes who enabled all of us to live in peace, got underway Wednesday (20) evening at Battaramulla War Hero monument as the second principal segment of the.....
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015’ at Matara Held on Grand Scale Saluting Nation
19th May 2015,10:14:18 Hours


The Ranaviru Commemorative Parade - 2015 under the theme ‘Let’s be Committed to Preserve Peace Won’ on Tuesday (19) paid tribute to Sri Lanka’s success story over terrorism and saluted unparalleled sacrifices of the Tri-services, Civil Defence Force and the Police in a colourful ceremony at Matara, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

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* Our Policy is that of Development & Reconciliation - President
19th May 2015,17:30:47 Hours

President Maithripala Sirisena said though the damaged buildings, destroyed roads and other physical resources were being re-built there was no reconciliation process during the post-war period to rebuild the broken hearts and minds. “Therefore, as the new government we clearly state that our policy is that of development and reconciliation,” he said and added........
 
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* President Lauds Sri Lankan Contingent’s Service in Nepal
18th May 2015,18:32:18 Hours

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, together with the Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe in a special felicitation ceremony on Monday (18) at Temple Trees, recognized the invaluable contribution of the Sri Lanka’s Rescue & Relief contingent to Nepal. The ceremony headed by the President, was attended by Tri-service Commanders, four civil medical consultants and the full contingent, awarded mementos of recognition to Tri-service Commanders and all contingent members.
 
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* President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness ‘Marathon Run’
16th May 2015,19:51:16 Hours

With the motive of creating awareness on conservation of energy and assisting the national economy by cutting down thumping costs on imports, the Ministry of Power and Energy on Saturday (16) early morning, initiated a ‘Marathon Run’ at the Independence Square with the participation of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Resource Centre’ Celebrates Second Anniversary with Religious Observances
Updated : 28th May 2015,16:45:34 Hours

‘Ranaviru Resource Centre,’ established in collaboration with Sri Lanka Vocational Training Authority to offer different vocational training modules for dependently able War Heroes, marked its second anniversary on Friday (24). Commandant of the ‘Ranaviru Resource Centre’, Brigadier W. H .M Manatunga attended as the Chief Guest at the  2nd  Anniversary celebration of  the ‘Ranaviru Resource Centre’ held at  their building complex in Hekitta........
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* Farm Workers in Kilinochchi Taken on Picnic
Updated : 27th May 2015,13:26:54 Hours

Fourteen young Tamil employees working at the Army-managed Vellankulam farm in Kilinochchi enjoyed a field trip organized by the 6 Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) to the south for the first time in their lives. With the intention of exposing those employees to other areas away from their residential region, the 6 SLAGSC during......
 
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* Colombo Donors Offer Ready-made Clothes & Toys
Updated : 27th May 2015,13:18:38 Hours

Troops of the 651 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) distributed ready-made clothes and toys, worth of Rs. 50,000/=, donated by philanthropists from Colombo area among 20 low-income families in Jayapuram, Thunukkai area on Saturday (23). In the meantime, 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment troops provided refreshments to 60 children and elders who attended the above ceremony to receive their gift parcels.

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* Public Alerted to Menace of ‘Drugs’
Updated : 26th May 2015,18:25:53 Hours

With the coordination and support of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), 23 Division Headquarters in Punani, 5 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps Headquarters in Habarana and 24 Division Headquarters in Ampara organized a series of preventive and awareness programmes on ‘Drugs’ during the past two weeks. 
 
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* Mullaittivu Troops Salute Former Commander’s Services
Updated : 25th May 2015,14:27:25 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour in accordance with military formalities saluted Major General Jagath Dias who relinquished his office as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullattivu (SFHQ-MLT) to accept the new appointment as the Chief of Staff of the Army during a formal ceremony, held on Thursday (21) at the SFHQ-MLT premises.

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* Expatriate Helps Two Families Dependent on Carpentry
Updated : 22nd May 2015,12:37:17 Hours

A donor, resident in Melbourne, Australia, following coordination, done by the 651 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), has come forward to assist two families, engaged in carpentry for their sustenance. Mr Wasantha Jayasinghe, the expatriate bought carpentry tools and equipment to the value of Rs 50,000/= and donated to two families.....
 
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* 23 Div Troops Assist Bishop House Construction
Updated : 21st May 2015,17:15:29 Hours

The newly-constructed Bishop House, assisted by troops of the 23 Division at the St. Peter’s Church, Vakarai, was declared open by Bishop of Batticaloa, Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah on Sunday (10). Following a request made by the Bishop for assistance, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division......
 
 
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* Kilinochchi Women Educated on ‘Personal Hygiene’
21st May 2015,17:12:30 Hours

To coincide with the ‘World Mother’s Day’ (May 10), the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) took an initiative to organize a medical clinic for women at the Harmony Centre, Kilinochchi. The arrangement, in collaboration with the Kilinochchi General Hospital, was actively coordinated by woman soldiers.....
 
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* Special Pinkama at Seruwawila Supported
21st May 2015,17:10:51 Hours

Army troops of the 222 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) contributed their share to the successful conduct of the ‘Chathu MaduraPinkama at Seruwawila Mangala Maha Viharaya on Saturday (9). Prior to the Pinkama arrangement, troops cleaned up the entire temple premises and assisted the offer of fruits and.....
 
 
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* Cooks & Stewards in the Army Further Trained
20th May 2015,16:57:19 Hours
 
Following a notion that was mooted by the Commander of the Army, two training programmes on further promotion of the professional knowledge on cookery and stewardship got underway on Monday (11) for the benefit of Army cooks and stewards working in island-wide Army formations. On the directions of the Director General General Staff branch, Directorate of Training and Civil Administrations Directorate.....
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Engage in Welfare Projects
20th May 2015,15:46:33 Hours

Troops of several formations serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) took part in various welfare projects during the month of May. Troops of 12th Battalion Gemunu Watch (GW), on the directions of the Commanding Officer, conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign together with civilians at Maligawila Raja Maha Viharaya in Moneragala on 10 May and helped the temple to get rid of garbage.

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* ‘Future Step’ Enhances IT knowledge of SFHQ-W Troops
20th May 2015,14:39:45 Hours

Certificate awarding ceremony of the 2nd phrase of the Computer course conducted by ‘Future Step’ IT Solution Pvt Ltd was held at the library premises of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) on Friday (15). The basic Computer course conducted for 17 days was initiated to broaden the knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West.
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* Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology
20th May 2015,14:30:38 Hours

A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
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* SFHQ – KLN Officers’ Syndicate Presentation Held
18th May 2015,12:52:11 Hours


With the intention of enhancing academic, professional and command standards among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi, the 7th Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) conducted their ‘syndicate presentation’ on ‘Social Implications of Women Employment in Middle East’ on 09 May at the 7 SLLI Battalion Headquarters.

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* Kilinochchi Farmers Enlightened on Use of Solar Power
14th May 2015,14:48:42 Hours

With the intention of introducing the use of solar power as an alternative to solve the problem of providing water for cultivation in Kilinochchi area, an awareness programme on water pumping system through generator-produced electricity through solar power was conducted for farmers in Kilinochchi area on Wednesday......
 
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* Vesak 'Dansela' at 12 Divisional Premises
15th May 2015,18:14:13 Hours

Army personnel of the 18 Sri Lanka National Guards (SLNG) under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) practised the Buddhist virtues of donating by organizing soup and Belimal ‘Dansels’ at the 12 Divisional premises during May 3 -5. The free eatery attracted many Vesak sight-seers and poor families who came there to see Vesak decorations on account of the Vesak commemoration. The Dansela was organized as a gesture of goodwill.
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* Four Army Woman Cricketers Selected For West Indies Series
14th May 2015,14:10:17 Hours

Four members of the Army Women’s Cricket team have been selected to the Sri Lanka national team for the West Indies ODI and T20 Tour of Sri Lanka during May 11-26 by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Private D.M.S.M. Kumari and......
 
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