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UNIFIL in Lebanon Salutes Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent in Medal Parade, Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air , Retired Brigadier S.P. Ekanayake’s Funeral on Thursday (18), Graduation Ceremony Held at DSCSC, Second Phase Starts to Facilitate Partially Built Ranaviru Houses, New Artillery Colonel Commandant Assumes Office, ‘Laksenpaya’ Home Garden in Kandy Selected the Best in City Limits, Buddhist Monk Sponsors Donation of Essential Items to Students & Pregnant Mothers , Casual Civil Employees in the Army to be Made Permanent , Mullaittivu Students Given Incentives for Schooling , 59 Division Anniversary Events Select ‘Strongest Soldier’, Kilinochchi Students Get Bicycles & School Accessories , I AM BECOMING OLD, Staff at Military Hospital Undergo Medical Screening , New Altar Built by Army Opened , Dental Clinic Held for the Benefit of School Students , Commander Addresses Troops in North-Bound SFHQs & Divisions , Workshop on ‘Leadership & Moral Development’ for School Prefects Conducted, Medical Clinics at Kaddaikadu & Uduthurai Treat Civilians , Engineers’ ‘SALEBA’ Opened in Grand Ceremony, UNIFIL in Lebanon Salutes Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent in Medal Parade, Army Troops in East Do More Community Projects , Wanni Troops Receive Updates on Welfare Measures Implemented , Massive Crowds Enjoy Mini Tattoo at Mallawi, SFHQ-C Troops Follow Basic Computer Course, Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Preaches in Polonnaruwa, 405 Recruits Join Active Service in Punani PoP, All Privileges to be Awarded on a Presidential Directive to War Heroes Went on Retirement or Obtained Discharge after Injuries, Sustained in Terrorist Attacks , Eastern Troops Listen to Commander at Welikanda, Engineers’ ‘SALEBA’ Opened in Grand Ceremony,

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  Photo Story 18th of December 2014
Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air


Choirs of students representing North, East and other provinces on Wednesday (18) evening sang Christmas Carols and Odes at the annual Army Christmas Celebrations at St Lucia's Cathedral, Kotahena, Colombo 13, organized by the Army Christian Fellowship.
 
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* ‘Laksenpaya’ Home Garden in Kandy Selected the Best in City Limits
Updated : 17th December 2014,22:23:42 Hours

The farm garden of the Commander’s official residence ‘Laksenpaya’ premises in Kandy was selected as the best garden farm in the town precincts of Kandy in a competition, conducted jointly  by the Governor’s Office of the Central Province, Agricultural Ministry of the Central Province and the Agricultural Department of the  Central Province on Monday (15).
 
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* Graduation Ceremony Held at DSCSC
Updated : 18th December 2014,10:03:49 Hours

Student Officers of the tri forces who had successfully completed Course No 8 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda received their Degree Certificates at the Graduation Ceremony held at the college auditorium this evening (17th December). Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga attended as the Chief Guest.
 
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* Second Phase Starts to Facilitate Partially Built Ranaviru Houses
Updated : 18th December 2014,10:03:15 Hours

Under the second stage of the Housing Scheme introduced to complete the partially built houses of War Heroes, over 322 service personnel were awarded with the housing material facility today at a function held at the Defence Services College Auditorium in Colombo on Wednesday (17th Dec) under the patronage of Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, Chairperson of the MoD Seva Vanitha Unit (MoDSVU).
  
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* UNIFIL in Lebanon Salutes Sri Lankan Peace Keeping Contingent in Medal Parade
Updated : 15th December 2014,12:30:55 Hours

The Medal Parade of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the prestigious military ceremony that appreciates the exemplary dedication, made by any specific contingent, took place recently at the UNIFIL Headquarters, Naqoura, Lebanon where the Sri Lankan contingent, was honoured awarding medals.
 
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* Casual Civil Employees in the Army to be Made Permanent
Updated : 17th December 2014,14:59:44 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s Directorate of Civil Administration, on a directive given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, has taken steps to absorb a total of about 3000 civil employees in the Army into the permanent cadre to be in line with the budget proposals - 2015, submitted by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
 
 
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* Staff at Military Hospital Undergo Medical Screening
Updated : 16th December 2014,12:46:14 Hours


The ongoing ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ (HAHN) programme, aimed at promoting health standards in the Army as per the conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army, recently held an awareness programme on ‘non communicable diseases’ for medical officers, paramedics and minor staff at the Military Hospital at Narahenpita.

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* Commander Addresses Troops in North-Bound SFHQs & Divisions
Updated : 15th December 2014,16:56:55 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) and the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), gathered together to listen to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who were present to speak to them with the end of the year.  
 
 
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* Engineers’ ‘SALEBA’ Opened in Grand Ceremony
11th December 2014,22:22:43 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Major General Udaya Nanayakkara, Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) on Thursday (11) ceremonially opened the newly-erected SLE swimming pool, ‘SALEBA’, the Sappers’ Leisure Bay at Mattegoda SLE Headquarters.
 
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* Wanni Troops Receive Updates on Welfare Measures Implemented
12th December 2014,18:32:05 Hours

Hundreds of troops serving the 54 Division, 62 Division and 21 Division and the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) assembled at their respective Headquarters to listen to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Friday (12).  Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W welcomed the visiting Commander.....
 
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* All Privileges to be Awarded on a Presidential Directive to War Heroes Went on Retirement or Obtained Discharge after Injuries, Sustained in Terrorist Attacks
12th December 2014,11:52:44 Hours

A total of 1624 disable War Heroes who went on retirement or obtained discharge from the Army, having suffered injuries in terrorist attacks, are to be given all entitled privileges in December 2014 by the Commander of the Army, on a Presidential directive, following initiatives, taken by the Secretary Defence, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
 
 
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* 405 Recruits Join Active Service in Punani PoP
12th December 2014,12:10:17 Hours

A batch of 405 new recruits after completion of their basic Army training passed out at the 23 Division parade square in Punani on Wednesday (10) during a colourful ceremony. Brigader D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division took the salute from the new recruits as the Chief Guest of the parade.
 

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* Massive Crowds Enjoy Mini Tattoo at Mallawi
12th December 2014,13:59:00 Hours

Mini Army Tattoo’ at Mallawi, served by the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), held at Yogapuram Public Ground during December 10-11, drew a massive crowd of spectators as it was the first time a huge spectacle of this nature was staged in that area. 65 Division troops facilitated the conduct of the show which comprised of......
 
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* Eastern Troops Listen to Commander at Welikanda
8th December 2014,18:33:10 Hours

 "The prime responsibility of the Army is the national security and several attempts to destabilize the country, had been successfully thwarted by the Army. Various international elements are still at this attempt but the initiatives of the President and the Secretary Defence have made them ineffective, inheriting a strong and stable country to all of us, compared to unstable security situations in the region elsewhere. "

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* Commander Meets Maha Sangha During His Visit to Welikanda
11th December 2014,12:49:56 Hours

On the sidelines of his visit to the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ -E) on Monday (8), Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake took time off to meet a gathering of 186 monks at the officers’ mess of the SFHQ - E. After the brief meeting, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake offered Ata Pirikara to 186 Buddhist monks soon after the offer of alms to the same group.
 
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* Importance of National Security Stressed in Commander’s Speech at AHQ
9th December 2014,19:53:08 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Tuesday (9) took time off to talk separately to the Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors in the Army Headquarters (AHQ) with the view to enlightening them on matters of national security importance and other relevant projects underway in the organization.

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* Army Recruits Display Endurance Skills in 12 km Walk
8th December 2014,11:57:18 Hours
 
A total of 4390 Army recruits from twenty Army training schools across the island showed their physical fitness, endurance and talents after staging a 12-km walk along the streets in respective areas on Sunday (7). Hundreds of recruits including females from Diyatalawa, Boossa, Henanigala, Sandunpura, Dehiattakandiya, Pangolla, Wedithalathivu, Panagoda, Karandeniya, Maberitenna, Kallettewa, Saliyapura, Ipalogama, Puttalum, Kekirawa, Mudungoda, Medawachchiya, Ambepussa.....
 
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* Commander Addresses Issues of Retired Army Personnel
6th December 2014,19:42:50 Hours

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Saturday (6) afternoon during a meeting with a group of 262 agitating retired partly disable Army personnel at the Army Headquarters, assured them  of the resolution of all pending issues and addressing of their grievances as early as possible in consultation with......
 
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* Retired Brigadier S.P. Ekanayake’s Funeral on Thursday (18)
Updated : 18th December 2014,10:12:51 Hours

Brigadier (Retd) S. P Ekanayake USP of Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) passed away on 15 December 2014 in Colombo after a brief illness. His funeral with military honours takes place at the General Cemetery, Borella on Thursday (18) with military honours. The Commander of the Army, Officers and Other Ranks express their immense grief with intense feeling and profound sorrow on the demise of Brigadier S P Ekanayake (Retired) USP, a former Regimental Commander of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers, on 15 December 2014 in Colombo. Sahampathi Piyasoma Ekanayake was born in Matale on 01 February 1938. He was educated at St Thomas’ College, Matale and Ananda College.....
 
 
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* New Artillery Colonel Commandant Assumes Office
Updated : 17th December 2014,22:50:33 Hours

Major General S.A.A.L Perera assumed duties as the 17th Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment on Thursday (11) during a brief ceremony, held at the SLA Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda.  Soon after his arrival at the venue, he paid his tribute to fallen War Heroes of the Regiment by laying a flower wreath at the Regimental monument.
 
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* Buddhist Monk Sponsors Donation of Essential Items to Students & Pregnant Mothers
Updated : 17th December 2014,15:31:21 Hours

Troops of the 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) of the 222 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E), following sponsorship given by Ven Galigamuwe Ghandeepa Thero, organized the distribution of school accessories to 500 students, dry ration packets for 100 pregnant mothers, two wheelchairs for two disable civilians and 10 cattle for low-income groups in Trincomalee on Sunday (14).
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* Mullaittivu Students Given Incentives for Schooling
Updated : 17th December 2014,13:43:59 Hours

Nithya Kalyani Jewellers’, ‘Hydramani Apparels’ and UK - based ‘Tesco Company’ jointly sponsored the supply of school uniforms to the students in Mullaittivu area in coordination with the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) during a recent ceremony, held at Mulliyaveli Vidyanandan Vidyalayam. Under the project, 80 students were awarded school books and accessories. In addition, new uniforms for another 373 students, were also given away at the same occasion. 
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* 59 Division Anniversary Events Select ‘Strongest Soldier’
Updated : 17th December 2014,13:31:42 Hours

Religious and military formalities marked the series of the 7th anniversary commemorative arrangements of the 59 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). On the directions of Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division, the ceremonies started with an all night Pirith chanting plus a Heel Daana (breakfast), the following day (Dec 12). 
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* Kilinochchi Students Get Bicycles & School Accessories
Updated : 17th December 2014,13:18:04 Hours

Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’ (Goodness Foundation) once again launched its humanitarian assistance for the benefit students in Kilinochchi and distributed a stock of push bicycles and school accessories during a brief ceremony at Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Tuesday (16).

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* New Altar Built by Army Opened
Updated : 16th December 2014,12:41:37 Hours

A new altar, put up by the 592 Brigade troops of the 59 Division at the St Anthony’s church in Mamulai village was opened on Sunday (14) during a brief ceremony, attended by the parish priest, General Officer Commanding, 59 Division, 591 and 592 Brigade Commanders, devotees and a gathering of civilians.  
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* Dental Clinic Held for the Benefit of School Students
15th December 2014,17:01:56 Hours

681 Brigade of the 68 Division under the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the objective of providing dental care, conducted a mobile dental clinic at Mullivaikkal West High School for the benefit of students in the area.  The dental clinic saw a total of 350 students receive dental care consultations and listen to a lecture on oral health during the arrangement.
  
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* Workshop on ‘Leadership & Moral Development’ for School Prefects Conducted
15th December 2014,13:28:21 Hours

A Two-day workshop on ‘Leadership & Moral Development’ for school prefects of the Jaffna area was conducted by religious leaders and senior Army officers of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Thalsevana Holiday Resort, Kankesanthurai. It was organized with the purpose of improving personality, leadership and moral qualities of the young generation in Jaffna area during (Dec 9-10).
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* Medical Clinics at Kaddaikadu & Uduthurai Treat Civilians
15th December 2014,13:25:58 Hours

 
With the support of a group of medical officers from the ‘Nawajeewana’ Medical Center, comprised of Dr. Jayan Steepan, Dr.J Jayasheelan, Dr.Giridara, the 4 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLMC), conducted separate medical clinics at Uduthurai Maternal Clinic on Friday (12) and Kaddaikadu Roman Catholic Tamil School on Saturday (13).

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* Army Troops in East Do More Community Projects
15th December 2014,12:15:19 Hours

 

Troops of the 221 and 222 Brigades under the 22 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted more ‘Shramadana’ campaigns as community service projects while continuing their post-war period responsibilities towards the nation. 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops organized two ‘Shramadana’ campaigns to clean the premises at Samudragiri Pichchamal Rajamaha Viharaya.........
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* SFHQ-C Troops Follow Basic Computer Course
12th December 2014,13:35:47 Hours

The Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving SFHQ-C areas, commenced a basic Computer course for troops at the SFHQ-C premises on Thursday (11). On the directions of......
 
 
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* 'Yoga' Course Ends with Award of Certificates
10th December 2014,16:35:31 Hours

The closing ceremony of the Yoga training session of the Security Force Headquarters-Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) ended with award of certificates on Tuesday (9). The ceremony, held at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) school was headed by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......
 
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* Newly-Constructed Houses for Needy People in Veheratenna
10th December 2014,16:33:48 Hours

Two newly-constructed houses built with the financial sponsorship of Dr. Krisantha Perera, Consultant (Oncology) of Karapitiya General Hospital and Mrs Ajantha Vithanage, were handover to two needy families in Veheratenna with the coordination of the Commanding Officer of the 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment......
 
 
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* Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Preaches in Polonnaruwa
12th December 2014,13:04:23 Hours


The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera, meant to enhance moral development of the general public, got underway at Prathiba Hall, Manampitiya in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday (9). The programme, facilitated by the Army was organized on the directions of Major General Lal Perera.....

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* Fatherless Children in Sampathnuwara Get School Accessories
9th December 2014,14:26:21 Hours

Blissful Minds Group’, a Non-Governmental Organization offered 50 packs of school items to the fatherless children at Sampathnuwara in the Welioya Divisional Secretariat area, following an initiative taken by the 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W). Saturday’s (6) distribution of those school accessories.......
 
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* Children’s Premises Cleaned Up & They Were Given Incentives
9th December 2014,13:49:05 Hours

6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops in the 221 Brigade and 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops in the 222 Brigade under the 22 Division, organized two separate Shramadana campaigns on December 3 & 4 in Kuchchaweli and Verugal. The Shramadana campaign in Wadilakkulam pre-school premises in Kuchchiweli and.......
 
 
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