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Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals, NCO Training School Organizes Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala, East Based Troops Kick Off More Community Projects, SFHQ-KLN Troops Entertained in Musical Show, Former LTTE Combatants Found Job Openings thru Army Initiatives , Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda , Cultivable Lands at SFHQ-MLT Released to Legitimate Owners , Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara, Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals , More Relief Provided by SFHQ-C Troops to Drought-Affected People , KLN Troops to Construct New Pre-School Building , Norway’s Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN, Kilinochchi Patients Given Treatment, Army Personnel in Kilinochchi Practise ‘Yoga’ , Brigadier M.M Kulatunge Passes Away , Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara , Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins, Outdoor Theatre Open to Public in Pooneryn , Cancer Patient Given Help & Over 567 Patients Treated at Mobile Clinic , Self-Help Projects, Donations to Civilians, House Constructions & Meritorious Deeds Continue to Swell in the East , Puthukkudiyirippu Soldiers Listen to Lecture on ‘HIV & STDs’ , Certificates Awarded to English Language Course Attendees , 46 Civil Security Officers Complete Training at NCOs School , Army Uses its Own Funds for Purchase of Hand Tractors for Vikumpura Farmers, SFHQ-W Commander Opens Newly Constructed 54 Division NCOs’ Mess, 62 Division Marks Its 4th Anniversary, Basket Ball Becoming Popular Among Soldiers in Wanni, 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa Beautification Project Opened, MGO at SFHQ-KLN Exchanges Views, Klinochchi Troops Distribute 40 Water Tanks Among Affected Families,

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  Photo Story 20th of September 2014
Target for Production of 500 Beds Achieved at New ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda


Achieving a given target within 15 days of its inception, the Army’s newest ‘Ordnance Factory’ at Dombagoda, Horana that saw its birth as an exceptional concept of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on.......
 
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* Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals
Updated : 19th September 2014,11:31:42 Hours

The first-ever medal parade of the    United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the new SRIMED Level 2 Hospital, managed by the Sri Lankan contingent in Bor, South Sudan, took place recently during a colourful ceremony. The medical staff of the hospital, together with the engineering platoon, deployed for construction.......
 
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* Former LTTE Combatants Found Job Openings thru Army Initiatives
Updated : 19th September 2014,14:38:36 Hours

Troops of 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) under 222 Bridge of 22 Division in the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) conducted an awareness programme and job recruitment drive, together with NMK COCO Land (Pvt) Ltd. The project was to screen unemployed youths for job opportunities in Verugal Divisional Secretariat area......
 
 
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* Cultivable Lands at SFHQ-MLT Released to Legitimate Owners
Updated : 19th September 2014,12:10:45 Hours

Release of Army held cultivable lands and adjoining paddy fields in the Sri Lanka Air Force camp of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) to legitimate owners for re-cultivation, took place in a brief ceremony on the banks of Vavaddikulam lake on Thursday......
 
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* Self-Help Projects, Donations to Civilians, House Constructions & Meritorious Deeds Continue to Swell in the East
Updated : 17th September 2014,14:09:50 Hours

A series of community self-help projects (Shramadana) in Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) areas in the past week were supported by civilians in respective village areas.  6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the 221 Brigade in Thiriyaya, 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment troops at Thopur of 224 Brigade, 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops in Trincomalee under 221 Brigade respectively, conducted....

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* 46 Civil Security Officers Complete Training at NCOs School
Updated : 17th September 2014,12:18:18 Hours

The certificate award ceremony of the Civil Security Officers Training Course, conducted at Kalaoya Training School for Non Commissioned Officers of the Army, took place on Friday (12) at the school premises. 46 Civil Security Officers successfully completed the two-month long training course which covered subjects such as physical training exercises.......
 
 
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* Newest Project, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ to Showcase Army Culinary Skills at Matara
Updated : 17th September 2014,17:19:51 Hours

The newly-introduced ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ project of the Sri Lanka Army which showcases culinary skills and arts of Army personnel is to make its second debut at Matara Beach Road during Sept 25 - 28, 2014, so said Major General U.A.B Medawela......
 
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* Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins
Updated : 17th September 2014,16:05:56 Hours

Promotion of the good conduct, understanding of ethnic differences and effective communicative skills of the soldiers as one more project of the post-war era, is to be conducted across all Security Force Headquarters, following instructions, given by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.
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* Army Uses its Own Funds for Purchase of Hand Tractors for Vikumpura Farmers
16th September 2014,21:58:06 Hours
 
Sri Lanka Army funds were used to buy stocks of agricultural and livestock instruments and goats for farming villagers in Vikumpura, Mannar areas of the 542 Brigade under the 54 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) which were distributed free of charge on Thursday (1) as one more community-oriented project of the SFHQ-W. Under the programme, Farmers’ Society at Vikumpura village received 2 hand tractors.....
 
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* Certificates Awarded to English Language Course Attendees
17th September 2014,13:18:02 Hours

The first English Language Course - 2014 for officers, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) in coordination with the British Council of Jaffna   formally ended on Thursday (11) with award of certificates to the students during a ceremony at SFHQ-J. Thirty one commissioned officers, representing all military formations in Jaffna, received proficiency certificates upon completion of their English training. 

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* Visually-impaired Children at ‘Vazvaham’ Home Show Skills in Sports Meet
16th September 2014,11:06:17 Hours

The annual sports meet of the Vazvazham children’s home, organized by troops of 14 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Marathanamadam Girls School grounds in Jaffna, took place recently with the presence of a gathering of well-wishers, officers and senior citizens of the area.
 
 
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* Army Personnel in Kilinochchi Practise ‘Yoga’
18th September 2014,13:57:33 Hours

The veteran actress, Mrs Anoja Weerasinghe, now a practitioner of Yoga, conducted a four-day workshop for 75 Army personnel at Nelum Piyasa auditorium at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) beginning on Sunday (14). The seven-member crew, together with Mrs Weerasinghe ......

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* Over 20 Local Teams & Foreigners Join GYMPO 2014 at Embilipitiya
11th September 2014,12:44:06 Hours


Sappers 4 x 4 GYMPO 2014’, the pioneering off road event of the Army’s Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), had its day at Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya on Sunday (7) to the cheers of thousands of spectators. The event, organized for the successive fourth year was opened ceremonially by Major General V.U.B Nanayakkara, Colonel Commandant, SLE after hoisting the SLE flag.

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* Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka
12th September 2014,19:20:31 Hours
 
 
A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
 
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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ Winner Begins Construction of Her Dream Home
10th September 2014,17:06:50 Hours

This year’s winner in the ‘Ranaviru Real Star Mission IV’ Captain Aruni De Silva of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) inaugurated the construction of her dream house, gifted by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Wednesday (10) at Pothuarawa, Malabe - Pelawatta during a simple ceremony. Amidst chanting of Seth Pirith by Maha Sangha, the singing woman officer......

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* 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa Beautification Project Opened
10th September 2014,07:20:21 Hours

Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, initiated 'Weras Ganga Development Project's' Bellanwila-Boralesgamuwa section, adjacent to both Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya and Pillewe Temple premises was declared open on Tuesday.......
 
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* Wanni Troops Educated on Dangers of Drug Addiction
10th September 2014,16:11:24 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the intention of enlightening the troops on dangers of the use of narcotics, organized a counselling programme on Friday (5) at the SFHQ-W auditorium. Messrs Chamara Pradeep Karunaratne, Drug Information and Educational Assistance Agency, together with several other officials, at the request of the SFHQ-W conducted those lectures during the day.
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* Crowd Puller, ‘Army Tattoo’ Ends in Moneragala
10th September 2014,16:10:25 Hours

Massive crowds thronged Army Tattoo at Moneragala on both days and the organizers had to make extra arrangements to accommodate all who assembled there. 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division in close cooperation with all other units organized the 7th Army Tattoo at the Moneragala Technical College grounds during September 8 - 9.

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* East Based Troops Kick Off More Community Projects
Updated : 19th September 2014,14:44:39 Hours

Troops of 22, 23 and 24 Divisions under the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) carried out many more community projects during the past week in SFHQ-E areas. 12 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops conducted an eye clinic for students in Pothuwil, Thirukkovil and Aladiwembu areas together with the Prof. Nandadasa Kodagoda.....
 
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* NCO Training School Organizes Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala
Updated : 19th September 2014,14:46:28 Hours

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Training School at Saliyawewa, Kalaoya organized a ‘Bodhi Pooja Pinkama’ and Bana preaching ceremony to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala on Wednesday (19). Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero conducted the religious activities together with Mr. Gamini Keerthichandra, President, Sinhala Association (Sinhala Bala Mandalaya) in the United Kingdom.
 
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* SFHQ-KLN Troops Entertained in Musical Show
Updated : 19th September 2014,14:43:36 Hours

Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the motivate of providing mental happiness to the troops organized a variety musical show on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN at the SFHQ-KLN playground on Wednesday (17). Commander, SFHQ-KLN invited Major General D.R Mayadunna.......
 
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* More Relief Provided by SFHQ-C Troops to Drought-Affected People
Updated : 19th September 2014,10:22:06 Hours

One more round of distribution of drinking water and relief dry ration packets among people affected due to the prolonged drought in Wellawaya, Siripuragama, Minipe, Ridimaliyadda, Meegahakiwula, Medagama, Bibila, Moneragala, Madulla, Badalkumbura, Siyabalanduwa, Thanamalwila and several other areas, took place in the past ten days.......
 
 
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* KLN Troops to Construct New Pre-School Building
Updated : 19th September 2014,10:21:09 Hours

Engineer troops of the 571 Brigade of the 57 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, initiated the construction of a much-needed pre-school nursery in close proximity to the Malayalampuram Kovil on Monday (15)......
 
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* Kilinochchi Patients Given Treatment
Updated : 18th September 2014,14:00:40 Hours

The Colombo ‘Success’ led by Dr Anula Wijesundara, together with a team of medical officers and assistants at the invitation of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), held a mobile medical clinic at Veravel and Jayapuram areas on Sunday (14). About 400 civilians with health complications sought medical consultation from the medical officers who gave away medicine as well to the patients free of charge.

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* Brigadier M.M Kulatunge Passes Away
Updated : 17th September 2014,17:39:02 Hours

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, together with the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) and all ranks condoles on the demise of Brigadier M.M Kulatunge who passed away at the Army Hospital, Colombo on 16 September 2014. Brigadier Mahindrasiri Mahindralal Kulatunge, having joined the SLAVF on 1st June 1987 was posted to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI). At the time of his untimely death, he has been the Colonel of the Regiment of Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG).

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* Outdoor Theatre Open to Public in Pooneryn
17th September 2014,15:16:13 Hours

Pooneryn-based 66 Division-constructed new open theatre at the 66 Division Headquarters premises was opened on Friday (12) during a simple ceremony. The theatre, open to both servicemen and civilians in the area will every Wednesday and Saturday screen films for entertainment, free of charge, beginning at 6.00 p.m. on both days.


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* Norway’s Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN
18th September 2014,14:03:06 Hours

Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the north paid a visit to the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and received an update on civil-military (CIMIC) relations in the SFHQ-KLN area. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN presented her with a detailed account of the roles.....
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* Cancer Patient Given Help & Over 567 Patients Treated at Mobile Clinic
17th September 2014,15:13:30 Hours

Troops of the 681 Brigade of the 68 Division Headquarters provided Kaiweli resident, Ms Arumugam Aseththu, a mother suffering from cancer with a large stock of nutritious food items and cash for treatment of her terminal disease, following a request, made by the Gramaseva official of the area. 23 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops serving the area sponsored the donation of Rs 3500/= plus the dry ration stock to...........
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* Puthukkudiyirippu Soldiers Listen to Lecture on ‘HIV & STDs’
17th September 2014,13:24:33 Hours

Troops including officers and other ranks serving the 68 Division in Puthukkudiyirippu, Mullaittivu of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) had the privilege of listening to a special lecture on ‘HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)’, delivered by Mr. Ivan Perera and his team of the Social Service Foundation, John Keells Holding Limited at Puthukkudiyirippu Divisional Secretariat on Wednesday (10).
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* SFHQ-W Commander Opens Newly Constructed 54 Division NCOs’ Mess
16th September 2014,21:11:39 Hours
 
The newly- built state-of-the-art  Non Commissioned Officers’ (NCOs) mess hall at 54 Division premises in Mannar saw its ceremonial opening on Thursday (11) at a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters- Wanni (SFHQ-W). The two-storeyed mess building, equipped with a cafeteria, a library, a saloon plus accommodation quarters for NCOs was constructed, using.....
 
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* 62 Division Marks Its 4th Anniversary
16th September 2014,20:55:24 Hours
 
Multi-religious ceremonies that got underway separately at the sacred Anuradapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, beginning early September, Catholic prayers at Madu Church, Hindu religious observances at Pudikudiyrippu Kovil, and finally the Islamic prayers at Mohideen Jumma Mosque respectively, invoked blessings on the 4th anniversary of Vavuniya-based....
 
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* Basket Ball Becoming Popular Among Soldiers in Wanni
16th September 2014,20:32:03 Hours
 
Security Force Headquarters Wanni’s (SFHQ-W) 21 Division basket ball players after a very close contest on the final day of the Inter Divisional Basket Ball Championship 2014, defeating their 54 Division counterparts, carried away the 2014 Championship on Tuesday (16). A large gathering of spectators, including Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W as the Chief Guest for the finals, watched the contest.
 
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* MGO at SFHQ-KLN Exchanges Views
16th September 2014,11:11:29 Hours

Major General N. Udawatta, Master General Ordinance (MGO) at Army Headquarters, Colombo and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) visited the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (12) on a familiarization tour after he took over as the new MGO of the Army Headquarters.
 
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* Klinochchi Troops Distribute 40 Water Tanks Among Affected Families
16th September 2014,11:10:24 Hours

Sponsorship, provided by Hirdramani Private Limited for the troops of the 57 Division under the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) recently enabled them to distribute 40 water tanks of 1000 liters each,  among drought-hit people in Piramanthal Aru and Punnaniravi villages. SFHQ-KLN took the initiative in this regard considering the series of hardships those villagers were facing due to scarcity of water for all purposes.
 
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* Army Woman Soccer Team Carries away ‘ Cargills’ Championship
16th September 2014,11:09:27 Hours

Sri Lanka Army women’s soccer team won the all-island Cargills trophy in the women’s club tournament, defeating Sri Lanka Navy woman soccer team in the final encounter, held at Sugathadasa Stadium on Sunday (14). Sri Lanka Army Soccer Team beat Leo FC, Kurunegala by 4-2 before it recorded victory against Navy FC at the final round by 10-9.
 
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