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Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses, Fallen Lions in SLSR Recalled to Memory in Colourful Annual Event, Troops Rescue & Relocate More than 300 Flood Victims in Medirigiriya & Morawewa, The Only Govt that Upheld Forces' Dignity - Army Commander, 75 Houses to be Built for Landside Victims at Meeriyabedda, Commander Inspects Homagama Public Fair Construction Site, Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air, Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses , SFHQ-J Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Jaffna Bishop, Special X’mas Mass Conducted in Diyatalawa at SFHQ-C Request, Mullaittivu Troops Organize Distribution of School Accessories to Needy Students, SFHQ-C Troops Assist Dengue Prevention Drive, 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,

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  Photo Story 21st of December 2014
Fallen Lions in SLSR Recalled to Memory in Colourful Annual Event
 
 
Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), one of the most battle-hardened and professional regiments in the Army paid its tribute to the memory of their fallen War Heroes at its Ambepussa Headquarters on Saturday (20), awarding the  pride of place to next of kin and children of SLSR War Heroes, either killed in action or have gone missing while fighting.
 
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* Troops Rescue & Relocate More than 300 Flood Victims in Medirigiriya & Morawewa
Updated : 20th December 2014,19:05:06 Hours


Hundreds of troops belonging to seven battalions of the 22, 23 and 24 Divisions under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) since early hours on Saturday (20) are tirelessly engaged in rescue and immediate relief operations in flood-affected general areas of Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Ampara, Morawewa and Medirigiriya as torrential rains and swelling flood waters have caused destruction or damages to more than 300 civilians of nearly 125 houses.

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* Commander Spells Out Welfare, Training & Professional Prospects Achieved during Colombo Troop Addresses
Updated : 19th December 2014,13:39:14 Hours
 
A record near 5000 gathering of Army personnel belonging to all ranks who are serving the Colombo Army Headquarters on Friday (19) listened to the Commander of the Army after gathering at the Sri Lanka Air Force grounds. The milestone event since it was the first time a huge gathering of the Army Headquarters sat together after the victory over terrorism in 2009.....
 
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* Commander Inspects Homagama Public Fair Construction Site
Updated : 19th December 2014,14:33:03 Hours

Commander of the Army on Thursday (18) took time off to inspect the Homagama ‘public fair’ project, now under construction by Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) troops in the Army. On the sideline of his scheduled address to the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at Panagoda SFHQ premises.......
 
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* The Only Govt that Upheld Forces' Dignity - Army Commander
Updated : 19th December 2014,16:14:55 Hours

There has never been a government in Sri Lanka's post independence history that has upheld the dignity  of members of the tri forces as the present one did, Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said yesterday. He added that even after the lapse of time following the elimination of terrorism the government provides still......
 
 
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* 75 Houses to be Built for Landside Victims at Meeriyabedda
Updated : 19th December 2014,15:54:00 Hours

The foundation stone laying ceremony for construction of 75 houses for landslide victims at the Meeriyabedda area was held at the Ampitikanda land on Thursday (18). The ceremony was attended by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development (MOD & UD) as the Chief Guest.
 
 
 
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* Giving Message of ‘Peace & Joy’, Army Christmas Carols Rend the Air
Updated : 18th December 2014,12:35:37 Hours

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. As seasonal compliments, set in with the forthcoming phenomenal Christmas and.......
 
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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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* Special X’mas Mass Conducted in Diyatalawa at SFHQ-C Request
18th December 2014,19:26:45 Hours

A special X-mas mass, organized  at the request of the troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) on account of the forthcoming Christmas festival got underway at the Catholic Church, Diyatalawa on Tuesday (16). With the seasonal compliments as well as with the objective of further promoting religious reconciliation and peace among all communities in the area......
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* Graduation Ceremony Held at DSCSC
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
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
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
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
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
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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* 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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* SFHQ-J Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Jaffna Bishop
Updated : 19th December 2014,13:31:34 Hours

Major General Jagath Alwis, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) called on the Bishop of the Jaffna, Most Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Saudaranayagam on Wednesday (17) at the Bishop House. Bishop extended greetings on his new appointment.......
 
 
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* Mullaittivu Troops Organize Distribution of School Accessories to Needy Students
Updated : 18th December 2014,19:11:53 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaithivu (SFHQ-MLT), distributed school bags and accessories, provided by ‘Goodness Foundation’ of Mr Kushil Perera to 150 needy school children in the SFHQ-MLT area during a brief event at the Government’s Tamil Mixed School in Karipaddapurippu on Monday (15). In response to a request made by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT, the donation was made available by the ‘Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’.....
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* SFHQ-C Troops Assist Dengue Prevention Drive
Updated : 18th December 2014,19:09:25 Hours

Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) organized a Dengue prevention campaign in 13 Grama Seva Divisions in Badulla Municipal Council limits with the support of government agencies and non- governmental organizations on Tuesday (16). Mr. Upali Nishshanka, Mayor for Badulla Municipal Council, 110 Army personnel.....
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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’
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
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
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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