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Military Police on Directions of the Commander Commence Investigations on Reported Alleged Sale of Liquor at Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, Army Personnel Actively Engage in ‘Vesak’ Commemorative Programmes, Second Flight with 97 Relief Workers & 17 Tonnes of Essentials Leave for Nepal , May All Beings Be Well on This Thrice - Blessed Day !, SLNG Troops Join Hands with Others for ‘Sripada’ Cleaning Project, Puthukkudiyirippu & Nayaru New Year Celebrations Held on Grand Scale , Staff Sergeant’s Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed , 121 Brigade Troops Assist Civilians with Eye & Chest Clinics, Tamil Proficiency Courses Begin for Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi Troops, ‘Gammadu Shanthi Karma’ , SFHQ-KLN Officers Pay New Year Visit to Kilinochchi Base Hospital, New Referral Medical Consultation Unit at Harmony Centre Opened in Simple Ceremony , Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents , New Year Festival at SFHQ-W Held, Second Flight with 97 Relief Workers & 17 Tonnes of Essentials Leave for Nepal , Golden Anniversary of Army Marathon Race Kicks Off at Battaramulla, Air Force Flight Returns Home with Stranded Sri Lankans , Staff Sergeant’s Timely Intervention Saves Woman’s Life in Crocodile-Infested ‘Nilwala River’ , Chief of Staff Makes a Formal Visit to 2(V) SLSC, SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year Festival , 20 GR Wins 20/20 in Army & Civil Cricket Tournament in Kilinochchi , New Year Festival in 552 Brigade Held , Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims, Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents , Civilians & Military Police Personnel Learn First Aid Practices , New SLEME Colonel Commandant Assumes Duty, Inter Division Cricket Championship in Wanni Concludes, SFHQ-C Officers Pay New Year Visit to Diyathalawa Army Hospital, 56 Division Celebrates New Year Festival , 3 GR Spikers Win Inter Battalion Volleyball Tournament in Kilinochchi,

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  Photo Story 4th of May 2015
May All Beings Be Well on This Thrice - Blessed Day !


Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Extends ‘Vesak’ Blessings on All Beings on behalf of the Sri Lanka Army.  
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* Military Police on Directions of the Commander Commence Investigations on Reported Alleged Sale of Liquor at Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort
Updated : 4th May 2015,13:12:58 Hours

The Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, meant to further promote welfare of both officers and other ranks while paying more dividends to them, was established in 1991 and was recently re-branded as the 'Laya Beach'. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, very concerned over some media reports on the alleged sale of liquor at the above Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, has immediately instructed the Military Police to initiate investigations into the matter forthwith.

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* Army Personnel Actively Engage in ‘Vesak’ Commemorative Programmes
Updated : 3rd May 2015,20:13:31 Hours

All officers and other rankers representing the Army are contributing to the success of the ongoing Colombo Gangarama Vesak Zone and elsewhere round the country on the directions of the Commander of the Army in close cooperation with the Army Buddhist Association. Army personnel of all the Regiments have provided 35 colourful Vesak lanterns for the exhibition in the Gangarama Zone....
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* Second Flight with 97 Relief Workers & 17 Tonnes of Essentials Leave for Nepal
Updated : 29th April 2015,12:54:08 Hours

The second Nepal-bound contingent of 97 service personnel and a consignment of 17 tonnes of medicine, engineering, signal and ordnance equipment, supportive transport requirements, water bottles, health accessories, dry rations, water purification tablets, etc, aboard the Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL 4195)......

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* Staff Sergeant’s Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed
Updated : 30th April 2015,12:52:30 Hours

Exemplary bravery and presence of mind of the Staff Sergeant W.T.A Chaminda, serving the 3 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch (GW) Headquarters at Matara who saved the life of a mother who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the ‘Nilwala’ river from the Mahanama bridge last Thursday (23) at about 10.15 a.m., was felicitated by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters.

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* Puthukkudiyirippu & Nayaru New Year Celebrations Held on Grand Scale
Updated : 30th April 2015,13:09:08 Hours

Troops of the 682 and 593 Brigades of the 68 and 59 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) conducted Sinhala and Tamil New Year festivals separately at Puthukkudiyirippu Divisional Secretariat grounds and the premises by the Nayaru lagoon on.......
 
 
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* SLNG Troops Join Hands with Others for ‘Sripada’ Cleaning Project
Updated : 30th April 2015,13:13:19 Hours

Troops of the Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) in the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) cooperated with the ‘Environment is Sacred’ programme of the Central Province Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, meant to rid garbage surrounding the ‘Sripada’ premises during April 25-26 for the third time. 50 Army personnel of the.....
 
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* New Referral Medical Consultation Unit at Harmony Centre Opened in Simple Ceremony
Updated : 29th April 2015,13:37:20 Hours

With the express objective of improving health standards of the people in Kilinochchi and its suburbs, troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Rotary Club of Kuliyapitiya, put up the new community project, ‘Harmony Healthy Life Style Centre’ at the Kilinochchi Harmony Centre.
 
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* Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents
28th April 2015,14:37:05 Hours

The first rescue and relief contingent from Sri Lanka with 44 service personnel and 4 civil medical consultants, dispatched to Nepal Sunday (26) early morning on the directions of the President and the Prime Minister with close supervision of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, in less than 45 minutes of their arrival in Nepal, has begun their rescue and relief operations from Dolalghad, a remote worst-affected area, about 60 km away from Kathmandu, Nepal.
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* Air Force Flight Returns Home with Stranded Sri Lankans
28th April 2015,17:34:26 Hours

The Sri Lanka Air Force aircraft (C-130) that carried the first Sri Lankan contingent of Army, Navy, Air Force troops and medical consultants to the earthquake-struck Nepal on Saturday (25), returned to the island this afternoon (28) around 2.50 p.m. with 42 members of the under 14 Sri Lanka Football team and their coaches, teachers, medical officers, parents and assistants who were in Nepal to compete in a football tournament.  
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* Golden Anniversary of Army Marathon Race Kicks Off at Battaramulla
28th April 2015,18:22:32 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s one more leading project, ‘Army Inter Regiment Road Marathon’ with hundreds of athletes, got underway for the 50th consecutive year on Sunday (26), near the Parliament grounds at Battaramulla. The mega road run, competed this year by more than 250 athletes from 23 Regiments of the Army, traces its history back to the year 1951.....
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* Staff Sergeant’s Timely Intervention Saves Woman’s Life in Crocodile-Infested ‘Nilwala River’
28th April 2015,16:34:04 Hours

3 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch soldiers in Matara, repeating their concerned commitment towards the common good of civilians, in another daring stunt, assisted the rescue of a drowning woman who had tried to take her own life by jumping into the Nilwala river on Thursday (23) at about 10.15 a.m. Staff Sergeant W.T.A Chaminda while on duty, near the river bank in the heart of Matara town, suddenly observed the woman in question.....

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* Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims
26th April 2015,07:50:55 Hours

The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal a short while ago this morning (26) at about 5.30 a.m. to assist ongoing rescue and......
 
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* Indian Commander’s Sri Lanka Visit Postponed Due to Emergency Commitments
26th April 2015,22:04:55 Hours

The scheduled visit of the Indian Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh and his delegation on Monday (27) afternoon to Sri Lanka has been postponed until further notice in view of the emergency commitments that had arisen in some parts of India and adjoining Nepal as a result of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the office of the Indian Chief of Army Staff announced a few minutes ago.
 
 
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* Second Army Contingent & Relief Supplies Set to Take Wings to Nepal
26th April 2015,20:23:09 Hours

Two more sniffer dogs, together with the remainder of the Army rescue and relief contingent plus another large consignment of medicines dressing items, generators, wire rolls, bulbs, gloves, tissues, medical equipment, drinking water bottles, dry rations etc, are set to take wings to Nepal aboard the second Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) aircraft......
 
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* Civilians & Military Police Personnel Learn First Aid Practices
28th April 2015,12:21:51 Hours

More than 50 Kilinochchi civilians during an awareness programme on First Aid practices, organized by the troops of 5 Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), received a comprehensive......
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* India’s Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Tour
26th April 2015,15:23:16 Hours

Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, heralding a new era of goodwill, understanding and military co-operation, arrives in Sri Lanka Monday (27) afternoon, together with a five-member delegation at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. During the five-day long stay, General Dalbir Singh is expected to pay courtesy calls on HE the President........
 
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* New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action
24th April 2015,17:20:40 Hours


Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army during an interactive meeting with all Principal Staff Officers, Security Force Commanders, Colonel Commandants, Colonels of the Regiments, Centre Commandants and all Directors on Thursday (23) at the Army Headquarters for the first time after he assumed office, explained the series of welfare measures and........

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* 121 Brigade Troops Assist Civilians with Eye & Chest Clinics
Updated : 29th April 2015,15:50:06 Hours

12 Division, together with 121 Brigade troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) assisted the conduct of an Eye and Cardiac clinic during April 4-5 at Madulla Divisional Secretariat and Siyambalanduwa Pallewela Secondary School for patients with eye and chest ailments in the Moneragala District.


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* ‘Gammadu Shanthi Karma’
Updated : 29th April 2015,15:05:27 Hours

A ‘Gammadu Shanthi Karma’ one of the ancient traditional art forms and a ritual was conducted with the assistance of the troops of the 18 Sri Lanka National Guards of the (SLNG) of the 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters –Central (SFHQ-C) at Kataragama Kirivehera premises on Saturday (25). 
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* Tamil Proficiency Courses Begin for Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi Troops
Updated : 29th April 2015,15:07:25 Hours

With the motive of improving Tamil language proficiency among troops serving the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), a Tamil proficiency course commenced on Tuesday (28) at the Battalion Training School, Alampil, Mullaittivu. The course is assisted by instructors form National Institute of Language Education and Training.

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* SFHQ-KLN Officers Pay New Year Visit to Kilinochchi Base Hospital
Updated : 29th April 2015,15:00:58 Hours

A group of Senior Officers of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) coinciding with the New Year season and on the instructions of the Commander of the Army visited the Army patients at Kilinochchi Army Base Hospital on Friday (24) carrying gift parcels. Major General A.P. De Z Wickamarathne, General Officer Commanding, 66 Division, on behalf of the Commander, SFHQ-KLN.....
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* New Year Festival at SFHQ-W Held
Updated : 29th April 2015,12:56:16 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) conducted their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at the SFHQ-W grounds on Saturday (25) on a grand scale. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W graced the cheerful event as the Chief Guest where many varieties of traditional games and fun-making features, added excitement and interest to the spectators.


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* Chief of Staff Makes a Formal Visit to 2(V) SLSC
Updated : 28th April 2015,16:13:44 Hours

Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) paid a formal visit to the 2(V) SLSC in Welikanda on Sunday (26) and shared a couple of views with them. 2(V) SLSC troops presented a Guard of Honour to the visiting Colonel Commandant after he was received by Lieutenant Colonel D.N.I. Amarasinghe, Commanding Officer, 2(V) SLSC.

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* SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year Festival
Updated : 28th April 2015,16:10:02 Hours


Officers and other rankers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu(SFHQ-MLT) on Saturday (25), held a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at THE SFHQ-MLT premises. Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT, graced the event as the Chief Guest.

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* 20 GR Wins 20/20 in Army & Civil Cricket Tournament in Kilinochchi
28th April 2015,16:06:11 Hours


The Inter Battalion 20/20 Cricket Tournament of the Security Forces Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), organized by the 651 Brigade concluded on Sunday (26) at Mankulam grounds. 34 teams from SFHQ-KLN area and 08 teams from Civil Clubs participated in the tournament which saw the finals held on Sunday (26). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe.....

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* New Year Festival in 552 Brigade Held
28th April 2015,16:03:24 Hours
 
Troops of the 552 Brigade, like Army-organized other New Year festivals, conducted their own Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at Iyyakachchi junction grounds on Sunday (26) on a grand scale. Brigadier D.A.P.N. Dematanpitiya, Commander, 552 Brigade graced the joyous event as the Chief Guest. The SFHQ-J has given its support to the arrangement.

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* New SLEME Colonel Commandant Assumes Duty
28th April 2015,12:20:45 Hours

Brigadier P.S.R.L. Rajakaruna the new Colonel Commandant of the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) assumed duties recently in a brief ceremony at the SLEME Regimental Centre, Colombo 2. Brigadier Rajakaruna signed a formal document symbolically to signify the acceptance of the new office. A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour......
 
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* Inter Division Cricket Championship in Wanni Concludes
28th April 2015,12:03:56 Hours

The inter Division Cricket Tournament of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), organized by the 21 Division, concluded on Tuesday (21) at the 3 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) grounds, Anuradhapura. In the men’s tournament, 21 Division Cricket Team won the Championship while 61 Division became.......
 
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* SFHQ-C Officers Pay New Year Visit to Diyathalawa Army Hospital
28th April 2015,11:32:43 Hours

A group of Senior Officers of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) to coincide with the New Year season visited the Army patients at Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital on Friday (24) as per the instructions of the Commander of the Army. Brigadier K.M.D.A.A. De Silva, Brigadier General Staff, SFHQ-C, together with Colonel I.O.W. Madola....
 
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* 56 Division Celebrates New Year Festival
28th April 2015,11:31:49 Hours

56 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) held its New Year festival with a large number of Army personnel and civilians in Bogaswewa area present on Thursday (23). The event included many varieties of traditional New Year games and fun-making features. Major General K.M.U Wijerathne, General Officer Commanding.....
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* 3 GR Spikers Win Inter Battalion Volleyball Tournament in Kilinochchi
28th April 2015,11:02:58 Hours
 
The Inter Battalion Volleyball Tournament of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held on Saturday (25) at Harmony Volleyball Court Complex, Mankulam. 36 teams from Sri Lanka Army and Civil Clubs took part in the tournament which commenced on 3 April with the finals on Saturday (25). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......
 
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* 222 Brigade Engages in Welfare Projects
27th April 2015,15:58:02 Hours


222 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted several welfare projects in the general area of Kantale in the third week of April. Troops of the 222 Brigade provided assistance to build a new meditation room for Sathipattana Meditation Centre in Kantale on 17 April. Meanwhile, another section of the troops is engaged in the construction work of the......

 

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* SFHQ-E Commences One More Computer Course for Officers and Soldiers
27th April 2015,15:55:33 Hours

With the aim of improving computer literacy among officers and other rankers serving under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), a new computer course commenced on April 20 at the SFHQ-E. The 21-day course is to conducted with the patronage of Orient Academy Limited......
 
 
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* 11 Division’s New Signal Room Opened
27th April 2015,15:51:46 Hours

11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) commissioned its newly-constructed Signal Room on 06 April by Major General D.S.N.K. Senadheera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division. The Signal Room which was a long-felt requirement of the 11 Division, was constructed with financial contributions of the Officers and Other Rankers who are serving under the Division.

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