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Swimming Event in Army Para Games - 2014 Brings Win to GR Swimmers , Inter Regiment Wrestling Tournament Takes Place in Kilinochchi for the First Time , Civil Staff in the Army Play Cricket, Cricket Knows No Ethnicities in Kalmunai & Ampara, Programmes Organized to Mark World Nature Conservation Day, Touring Undergraduates Facilitated, Army Troops Assist Medical Services in Hospitals, Training for New SLAVF Professionals Now On, Army Troops Turn Fire Fighters to Control Bush Fires, Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location, Commander Opens ‘Colour House’ & PWV Memorial at VIR Headquarters , SFHQ-E Organizes HRM Training Programme for Officers, Commando Combat Shooters Carry Championship, Army Cricket Captain Represents Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Touring UK, Army Provides Assistance to Centenary Celebration of St. James Church, Eastern Troops Provide Water Bottles to Drought - hit Villages , Aluthgama Reconstruction & Repairs Work in Full Swing , Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students, 62 Division Organizes Alms Giving for 50 Monks and Offers Lunch for 575, Including Pregnant Mothers, ‘Emeralds’ T-shirts Distributed Free among Poor Civilians , Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors, Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location, Commander Extends Warm Greetings to 'Ranaviru Real Star' Achievers, Alms-Giving & Special ‘Ifthar’ Mark 22 Division Anniversary, ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni , Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors, SLMA Ruggerites Stun SLAF Combat Training School, ‘Ifthar’ Ritual Performed in Jaffna on Grand Scale, US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation, East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles,

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* Stage Set for ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ to Go on the Boards

* Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials

* KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai

* Yakkala & Alawwa ‘Ranaviru Apparels’ Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony

* Army Underwater Warriors Introduce First Diving Course

* Cadet Training Course for SLAVF Professionals Begins

* Army Wins DSG - 2014 Marathon Race Adding more Feathers

* MILITARY POLICE SURVEILLANCE TEAMS TO MINIMIZE MALPRACTICES, CORRUPTION & IRREGULARITIES

* Secretary Defence Declares Open New Civil Defence Force Facility

* Curtains Come Down on SLAVF Athletic Championship

* Army Seva Vanitha Showers War Heroes & Their Families with Millions Worth Gifts

* Maduruoya Produces One More Batch of SIO Qualified Soldiers

* SLMA Turns Thesis Findings Into a Book

* Indian Air Force Chief Calls on Army Commander

* ‘Aradhanawa’ Staged to Promote Understanding & Reconciliation

* New Tennis Court at Army Residential Complex Opened

* Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for ‘Abimansala’ Inmates

* Central Troops Attend to Winds-Affected Schools & Offices

* Commander Speaks to Medical Officers at New Hospital

* Elephant Pass Remembers ‘Hasalaka War Hero’

  Photo Story 2nd of August 2014
Commander Opens ‘Colour House’ & PWV Memorial at VIR Headquarters


Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane, Kurunegala extended a warm welcome to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Thursday (31) when he called at the Headquarters for the first time after assumption of office as the Commander. Colonel of the Regiment, VIR Major General Jagath Dias who is also the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu warmly received the visiting Commander.....
 
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* Army Troops Assist Medical Services in Hospitals
Updated : 1st August 2014,14:59:37 Hours

Members of the Army serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) at the request of hospital authorities at Kandy General Hospital, Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Nuwara Eliya Base Hospital and Debarawewa Hospital volunteered and provided skeletal medical services when minor staff in those hospitals struck work on Wednesday (30).

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* Civil Staff in the Army Play Cricket
Updated : 1st August 2014,17:32:24 Hours

A friendly cricket tournament, organized by the Sports Committee of the Army Directorate of Civil Administration, got underway on Tuesday (29) at Kolonnawa Municipal playground in the presence of a large gathering. Three teams Super Elevens, Royal Challengers and Red Bulls of the Directorate of Civil Administration vied in the tournament, pushing Red Bulls and Royal Challengers to be final contenders.

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* Inter Regiment Wrestling Tournament Takes Place in Kilinochchi for the First Time
Updated : 1st August 2014,17:51:53 Hours

The first-ever Inter Regiment Sports Tournament in the Northern Province kicked off early this week at Nelum Piyasa in Kilinochchi, following initiatives taken by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) who is also the Chairman, Sri Lanka Army Wrestling Association.

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* Touring Undergraduates Facilitated
Updated : 1st August 2014,15:00:37 Hours

A team of 125 undergraduates of the University of Peradeniya came to Mullaittivu area on a tour received Army support and facilitation on Monday (28). Under the coordination of 64 and 68 Division Headquarters, those touring undergraduates visited sacred temples, captured arms and ammunition, submarine stations of LTTE terrorists, Mullaittivu War Hero memorial and other places of interest.

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* Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location
Updated : 29th July 2014,18:47:26 Hours

Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
 
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* Army Troops Turn Fire Fighters to Control Bush Fires
1st August 2014,11:32:48 Hours

More than 200 troops are engaged in extinguishing bush fires that erupt intermittently in Habarana forest reserve these days due to prolonged drought after the first fire was reported from Habarana near the 121 km post on July (24).  Troops of the 222 Brigade, including officers rushed to Sungavila, Somawathiya, Habarana, Girithale, Weeramandiya, Medirigiriya, Serunuwara and a few other places where outbreaks of fire were reported and immediately....
 
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* Training for New SLAVF Professionals Now On
1st August 2014,13:45:59 Hours

The inaugural session of training for Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) enlisted professionals was held at Volunteer Force Training School premises at Diyatalawa on July (22). Major General S.W.L Daulagala Commandant, SLAVF headed the event as the Chief Guest, in the company of Deputy Commandant Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe.....

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* Aluthgama Reconstruction & Repairs Work in Full Swing
30th July 2014,15:12:21 Hours

Members of the Army, now engaged in reconstruction and restoration work in Aluthgama, in the aftermath of recent violent acts, have performed impressively well  and are about to complete the assignment in a couple of weeks, Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, West (SFHQ-W) told a media briefing at Aluthgama on Wednesday (30).
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* Former 'Tripoli Market' Turns 'Experts' City,' Venue For Innovative Think-tank & Scientific Inventors
28th July 2014,17:19:06 Hours

Putting formerly famous commercial building, 'Tripoli Market' into good use, to be in parallel with world's fast changing, innovative and latest advancements of creativity, invention and discovery, the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Monday (28) after a complete overhaul of the premises......
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* 62 Division Organizes Alms Giving for 50 Monks and Offers Lunch for 575, Including Pregnant Mothers
30th July 2014,11:53:37 Hours

Troops of 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) took part in offer of alms to 50 monks and provided a delicious lunch to 75 pregnant mothers and 500 villagers at the 622 Brigade Headquarters premises on Saturday (26). Mr. Ranjith Rathnayake and Mrs. Seetha Nishshanka from Sadalankawa gave financial assistance to this event at the request of the Commander, 622 Brigade.
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* Commander Extends Warm Greetings to 'Ranaviru Real Star' Achievers
28th July 2014,23:36:34 Hours

All ten Army vocalists  along with the winner, Captain Aruni de Silva of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police who entered  the final round and afterwards the grand finale in the 'Ranaviru Real Star-Mission IV' contest that stymied music lovers on Saturday (26) night at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, received congratulations and greetings of the Commander of the Army when the team called at the Army Headquarters Monday (28) evening.

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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni
27th July 2014,01:48:37 Hours

The grand finale of the year’s mammoth ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ that glittered Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Saturday (26) evening, voted Captain Aruni de Silva of the Sri Lanka Army as the ‘Ranaviru Real Star - 2014’ after two competitive rounds......

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* Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground
25th July 2014,18:55:24 Hours

Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, reminiscent of his primary school days at Udabadalawa Sudarshana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala where the Commander as a teenager, recorded his first win.........
 
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* New Community Project Initiated to Turn Stray Dogs to be Watch Dogs in Army Installations
25th July 2014,19:27:43 Hours

Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), in what appear to be a novel and an exclusive project, is to make maximum use of hundreds of stray dogs and form Community Dog Squads to be used for surveillance and vigilance duties inside all military installations under the SFHQ-KLN......
 
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* 11 Division Troops Clean Up Sacred Kandy before Esala Festival
28th July 2014,12:28:09 Hours
Prior to the commencement of the forthcoming Kandy Esala Perahera season, troops of the 11 Division under command to the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ-C) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign, together with members of the general public in Kandy town area to get rid of garbage and clear the areas on Monday (21)......
 
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* Swimming Event in Army Para Games - 2014 Brings Win to GR Swimmers
Updated : 1st August 2014,17:53:47 Hours

The swimming event in the forthcoming Army Para Games - 2014, held at Panagoda Swimming Pool Complex on Wednesday (30) made Gajaba Regiment (GR) competitors to claim the championship in the tournament. Categorized on the percentage of the disability, these competitors vied in the 50 m & 100 m free style and 4 x 50 m swimming. GR swimmers scored 146 marks against 137 marks, recorded by Gemunu Watch (GW) swimmers who were adjudged the runners-up.

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* Cricket Knows No Ethnicities in Kalmunai & Ampara
Updated : 1st August 2014,16:47:32 Hours

Intended to further promote understanding among communities of different ethnicities, the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a cricket tournament at Addalchenai Public Stadium on Tuesday (29).
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* Programmes Organized to Mark World Nature Conservation Day
Updated : 1st August 2014,16:44:42 Hours

With the support of civilians and different organizations, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) launched many eco-friendly environmental projects to coincide with the World Nature Conservation Day on July 28. Members of the Army cleaned up beach areas and land removing plastic and polythene pollutants, together with members of the public and conducted tree planting drives across the peninsula.

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* SFHQ-E Organizes HRM Training Programme for Officers
Updated : 31st July 2014,12:44:36 Hours

Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) organized a Human Resource Management Training Programme, together with the support of the Human Resource Center and the University of Colombo, for officers who are serving under the SFHQ-E area during July 24-25. This two day training programme was conducted on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, (SFHQ-E).
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* Commando Combat Shooters Carry Championship
Updated : 31st July 2014,11:48:48 Hours


Commando shooters recorded an impressive victory in the Inter Regiment Combat Fringe Meet- 2014, organized by Sri Lanka Army Small Arms Association at the Diyatalawa 1000m Firing Range and carried away the Championship. The near two-week tournament was competed by many regiments. Beating all rivals, Commando shooters emerged victorious.

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* Army Cricket Captain Represents Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team Touring UK
31st July 2014,07:49:35 Hours

Lance Corporal  Asela Gunarathna, the Captain of Army Cricket Team, has been selected to represent Sri Lanka’s ‘A’ Team currently touring the United Kingdom. He became qualified to be the Sri Lanka ‘A’ team by scoring 615 runs and taking 10 wickets as the all rounder in the last Premier League Tournament. He is the third cricketer to represent Sri Lanka’s team after Lieutenant Ajantha Mendis and Staff Sergeant Sekkuge Prasanna of the Sri Lanka Army. Lance Corporal Asela Gunarathna has already been selected to the 15- member squad in the forthcoming Asian Games to be held in South Korea.
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* Army Provides Assistance to Centenary Celebration of St. James Church
30th July 2014,15:25:19 Hours

Army facilitated access to more than 500 devotees who attended the centenary celebrations of St. James Church, located Palaly South close to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  on Sunday (27). On the Request of Rev. Fr. Anton Bala, St. Joseph’s Church, Atchuvely Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J facilitated the conduct of celebration.
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* Eastern Troops Provide Water Bottles to Drought - hit Villages
30th July 2014,15:05:13 Hours

Eastern troops provided five liters water bottles to drought - hit villages in Kuduthulawa, Jayasirigama, Viharagama and Nelumwewa at Medirigiriya Divisional Secretariat area. On the initiatives of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), Brigadier Rohitha Dharmasiri, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division under command to SFHQ-E supplied these relief stocks.
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* Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students
30th July 2014,13:01:12 Hours

On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
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* ‘Emeralds’ T-shirts Distributed Free among Poor Civilians
30th July 2014,11:40:25 Hours

On the instructions of Major General S.D.T Liyanage, General Officer Commanding, 64 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), 64 Division troops distributed branded new T-shirts among needy people in the 642 Brigade areas on Saturday (26). Colonel J.D.A Gunasekara, Commander, 643 Brigade, senior officers and officials from Emerald International (Pvt) Ltd were present at this occasion.
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* Alms-Giving & Special ‘Ifthar’ Mark 22 Division Anniversary
28th July 2014,19:45:24 Hours

To coincide with the 17 anniversary of the 22 Division Headquarters, troops on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), organized multi-religious observances at its Headquarters in Trincomalee. Troops invited more than 38 monks from the area and offered alms to them, following special blessing-invoking ceremonies.

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* ‘Ifthar’ Ritual Performed in Jaffna on Grand Scale
28th July 2014,14:19:56 Hours

Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) joined Muslim friends in Jaffna to celebrate ‘Ifthar’ (fast–breaking) event at the Public Ground, Jaffna Thursday (23). Over 475 Muslims and several religious leaders of Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islam attended  this event. A speech, delivered by Maulavi Hakam Deen Amhar of Kaleliya Jumma mosque.....

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* East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles
28th July 2014,13:57:14 Hours

All possible assistance by way of multifaceted community projects, intent on  bettering living conditions of the people in the East is being facilitated by the troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-East on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E).


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* US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation
28th July 2014,13:13:25 Hours

A team of veteran US football players spearheaded a three-day coaching camp for the youth and school children in Jaffna at Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna during July 21-23 following coordination, done by the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J). Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J attended the inauguration of the project on Monday (21).

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* SLMA with its Muslim Cadet Officers Mark ‘Ifthar’
28th July 2014,13:10:52 Hours


Foreign Officer Cadets from Maldives and Sudan, together with their course mates at the Army’s premier seat of learning, the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, joined hands together to mark  ‘Ifthar’ (fast–breaking) ritual of the Muslims on Wednesday.......


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* ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission IV’ Crown Goes to Army Lady Officer Captain Aruni

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* Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament

* 21, 22 & 23 Division Troops Learn about ‘Dangerous Drugs’

* SFHQ-KLN Implements Entertaining Event & Grade 5 Seminar for Kilinochchi Youngsters

* Seva Vanitha Organizes ‘Kapruka Puja’ to Coincide with ‘Abimansala’ Anniversary

* Orient Academy Donates Two Computers to SFHQ-E

* More Community Programmes Conducted in East

* SFHQ-E Commences Second English Course for Officers

* Army Coordinates Donation of Dry Rations in Wanni

* Mullaithivu Troops Donate Ration Packs to Senior Citizens at Selwapuram

* Monks Invited to Begin Rainy Retreat

* 55 Division Renovates Shine Room to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day

* Many Health Projects Launched in Mullaittivu

* Kilinochchi Troops Organize ‘Iftar’ Celebration

* Army Supports Educational Seminars

* Many Social Service Projects Launched in East to Mark ‘Esala’ Poya Day

* More Support Extended to Wadduwakal Temple Festival

* Army Provides Meals & Cleanliness for Annual Kovil Festival at Miliddy Kannagi Amman Temple

* Media & Communication Training Given to Officers

* Wanni Troops Arrange Cycle Race to Uplift Sport Skills

* SFHQ-E Troops Organize Dengue Prevention Campaign & Mark ‘Esala Poya’

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