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Bangladesh Brigadier General Meets Commander with His Superior’s Compliments , Japanese Embassy Envoy Extends Greetings on New Appointment , Troops Prevent Imminent Bund Breach in Demodara Tank, ‘Hirdramani’ Erects New School Building for Mullaittivu Students , New SFHQ- C Commander Assumes Duties, 53 Div Athletic Meet Held at Saliyapura Grounds , Army Initiatives Get First Apparel Factory to Mullaittivu , New Commander Makes His Formal Visit to the CDS, SFHQ-KLN Coordinates UAE Cricket Club Donation to Children’s Home , Army Seva Vanitha New President Assumes Duties , Mullaittivu Troops Save Money with Innovative Productions & Repairs , Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander , Bangladesh Brigadier General Meets Commander with His Superior’s Compliments , 1 Month English Course for Thirty Army Personnel Completed, One More ‘Shramadana’ Held in Pothuvil , Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies , Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C , New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda, Medical Programme to Mark World Cancer Day , Distribution of School Amenities Among Low-Income Group Students, Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander , Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister, World’s End Rescuer & His Team Felicitated at Tourism Bureau Ceremony, Retired General Ratnayake Leaving Indelible Memories Bids Goodbye to His Second Home, SLLI , Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros, Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence, Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping , Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People , SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya,

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* Glimpses of World’s End Rescue Operation for Dutch Tourist

* Major General Channa Goonetilleke Assumes Office as New SLAVF Commandant

* Former Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President

* US Gifts More De-mining Accessories to the Army

* New Commander of the Army Assumes Office Amid Military Ceremonials & Religious Observances

* MESSAGE ISSUED BY COMMANDER OF THE ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL A.W.J.C DE SILVA RWP USP ndu psc UPON ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE

* Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates

* New Commander Invites His Predecessor as Chief Guest to the War Hero Monument Ceremony at Battaramulla

* In Formal Military Ceremony Outgoing Commander Gen Ratnayake Hands Over Symbolic Sword to His Successor

* Outgoing Army Chief Extends Profuse Thanks to Everyone for Support Given

* Outgoing Commander Promoted to Rank of General

* Army Troops Rescue Life of Dutch National in Horton Plains

* Major General A.W.J.C De Silva Appointed New Commander of the Army

* Army Sponsored ‘Nandimithra Gama’ Vested in Displaced Families in Wanni

* Principal Appreciates Army Support to College

* Army Troops Repair Discarded School Furniture

* Kilinochchi Students Enjoy Army Photographic Exhibition

* Commander Greets Eight Senior Officers Promoted to Ranks of Major General

* Several Key Appointments / Relinquishments in the Army Announced

* SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

  Photo Story 7th of March 2015
Japanese Embassy Envoy Extends Greetings on New Appointment


Captain M. Shigakawa, Defence Attaché of the Japanese Embassy, Friday (6) afternoon, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva who assumed office recently as the new Commander. The envoy after extending his greetings and best wishes on Lieutenant General De Silva’s new appointment, exchanged views on a few matters of bilateral importance and spoke high of good relations prevailing between Sri Lanka and Japan.
 
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* Bangladesh Brigadier General Meets Commander with His Superior’s Compliments
Updated : 6th March 2015,16:17:23 Hours

Brigadier General Shamim Ahmed ndc psc, Director General of Principal Staff Office to Armed Forces Division of the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh, currently in Sri Lanka to attend the APCSS Building Partnership in South Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop in Colombo paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (4) morning. 
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* Army Initiatives Get First Apparel Factory to Mullaittivu
Updated : 6th March 2015,12:26:09 Hours

Initiatives launched by the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) to provide employment openings to young women in Mullaittivu area, bore fruits when the first-ever Hirdramani apparel factory was opened during a simple ceremony on Wednesday (4).


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* New Commander Makes His Formal Visit to the CDS
Updated : 4th March 2015,18:10:37 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva made his first formal visit to the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) at the BMICH premises Wednesday (4) afternoon after his assumption of duties as the 21st Commander of the Army. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) extended his greetings and best wishes.....


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* Army Seva Vanitha New President Assumes Duties
Updated : 4th March 2015,14:53:04 Hours

Mrs Nayana De Silva, the new President of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) assumed office at the Army Headquarters on Wednesday (4) morning at the ASVU Headquarters during a brief ceremony that preceded religious observances, rites and rituals of all major faiths. Mrs De Silva on arrival was received by Mrs Sepali Samarasinghe, Vice President, ASVU, offering a bouquet of flowers. The former ASVU President, Mrs Damayanthi Rathnayake also attended the occasion.
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* Mullaittivu Troops Save Money with Innovative Productions & Repairs
Updated : 4th March 2015,13:38:33 Hours

Saving a fair chunk of financial resources to the organization they serve, 16 Engineer Service Regiment (ESR), troops of the 7 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) and 6 Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).....

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* Fourth India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks Begin after Meeting Commander
Updated : 2nd March 2015,13:45:27 Hours

The India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST), which is held for the fourth time, began at the Army Headquarters Monday (2) with the objective of enhancing the Defence Cooperation between the two armies. The discussions will continue until 04 March. The Indian military delegation, headed by Major General Rustum Patnaik.....


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* Children of SF Families, Given Incentives for Studies
Updated : 2nd March 2015,22:26:05 Hours

Sri Lanka Army’s one of the most admired fighting units, Special Forces (SF) received recognition once more when its War Heroes’ children and disable soldiers were offered incentives by way of scholarships and appreciation, thanks to the monetary grants made available by the United Motors Ltd, at the request of the Special Forces Seva Vanitha Unit.
 
 
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* Commander in Kandy Makes Offerings to ‘Dalada Maligawa’ & Pays Obeisance to Mahanayake Theros
27th February 2015,16:52:02 Hours

In keeping with age-old traditions and military formalities that have been practised since founding of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, the newly-appointed 21st Commander of the Army on Friday (27) morning, paid his homage to the most sacred Temple of Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy.
 
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* New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda
2nd March 2015,18:28:16 Hours

Under the new development vision of the government, distinguished guests including Mr. P Digambaram, Minister of Estate and Infrastructure Development, Mr. Harin Fernando, Chief Minister of Uva Province  and Commander  Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C)  placed the foundation stones on Sunday (1) for construction of a new housing project at Punagala Estate  for the victims in Miriyabedda landslide.... 
 
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* Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister
26th February 2015,11:35:58 Hours

Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe Thursday (26) morning, extended greetings and best wishes on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva when the latter, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Temple Trees, Colombo 3.
 
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* Retired General Ratnayake Leaving Indelible Memories Bids Goodbye to His Second Home, SLLI
27th February 2015,18:29:29 Hours

Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, the oldest Regiment in the Sri Lanka Army which has hitherto produced the most number of Army Commanders, bade farewell to one of its most illustrious military icons that has made the SLLI and the country proud by serving the Army for......
 
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* World’s End Rescuer & His Team Felicitated at Tourism Bureau Ceremony
27th February 2015,19:08:49 Hours

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau on Friday (27) in a special ceremony at the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Colombo, felicitated Sergeant A. M. Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment who risked his own life to rescue a Dutch foreigner who fell off the famous World’s End in Hortons Plains, off Ohiya while photographing his wife. (See News Highlights below & Video Image)
 
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* State Minister of Defence & Defence Secretary Extend Greetings to New Commander
26th February 2015,13:03:24 Hours

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army made his formal maiden visit to Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, Hon State Minister of Defence at the Ministry of Defence this morning (26). During the courtesy call, Mr Wijewardene extended his best wishes and greetings on the new Commander of the Army and assured his best support for performance of.......
 
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* Bravery at World’s End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman’s Saviour
25th February 2015,17:57:21 Hours

Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
 
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* Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence
27th February 2015,16:11:24 Hours

Former Commander of the Army General Daya Ratnayake (retd)  made a farewell courtesy call on Hon State Minister of Defence Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene on Thursday (26) at the Ministry of Defence. During the cordial discussions, State Minister Wijewardene extended his good wishes to the outgoing Commander for all his future endeavours.


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* Third Segment of Lebanon Bound 9th Army Contingent Leaves on UN Peace Keeping
26th February 2015,14:46:34 Hours

The third segment of the 9th Sri Lanka Army contingent for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left Sri Lanka to assume duties as troops of the Force Protection in Lebanon Wednesday (25) evening. The group consists of 80 Army personnel (four officers and seventy six other rankers).  The Sri Lanka’s Force Protection Unit (9 SLFPU), is comprised of 10 officers and 140 other rankers in total and has been made up with the troops from Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (76).....
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* New Commander Pays Courtesy Call on President
24th February 2015,15:41:00 Hours

The newly-appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General A.W.J. Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (24) afternoon paid a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces at the President’s Secretariat after assumption of office as Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters.
 
 
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* New SFHQ- C Commander Assumes Duties
Updated : 6th March 2015,13:38:53 Hours

Major General Sumedha Perera, the newly-appointed Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), assumed office at SFHQ-C in Diyatalawa on Wednesday (3) during a brief ceremony, coloured with military formalities and religious observances In accordance with military traditions, Major General Sumedha Perera, reviewed the Guard Turnout....
 
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* Troops Prevent Imminent Bund Breach in Demodara Tank
Updated : 6th March 2015,14:54:38 Hours

Troops serving the 5 Gemunu Regiment (GR) of the 121 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ-C) repaired the bund of the Demodara tank as per directions of Colonel B.M.J Baalasooriya, Brigade Commander, 121 Brigade on Friday (27).
 


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* ‘Hirdramani’ Erects New School Building for Mullaittivu Students
Updated : 6th March 2015,14:11:00 Hours

The newly-constructed school building at the Government’s Roman Catholic College, Puthukkudiyirippu, a long felt need of the students was ceremonially opened on Wednesday (4) by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) who took the initiative in this regard.  The leading apparel factory, Hirdramani Pvt Ltd....
 
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* 53 Div Athletic Meet Held at Saliyapura Grounds
Updated : 6th March 2015,13:19:30 Hours

 
The annual Athletic Meet of the 53 Division, which was organized by the 532 Brigade, got underway at the Gajaba Regimental Centre grounds, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura during March 2-3. Athletes representing all Brigades, battalions of the 53 Division and the Air Mobile Brigade Training School took part in the event.  

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* SFHQ-KLN Coordinates UAE Cricket Club Donation to Children’s Home
Updated : 4th March 2015,14:55:32 Hours

Troops of the 7 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), serving the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), organized a donation programme at Karunanilayam Children’s Home on Monday (2). The donation which saw 34 inmates at the Children’s Home were given school stationery and dry food items to the Home, was sponsored by the “City Star” Cricket Club of the United Arab Emirates.

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* 1 Month English Course for Thirty Army Personnel Completed
Updated : 3rd March 2015,16:23:18 Hours

The English language course conducted for the other rankers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) came to an end on Saturday (28) with award of certificates to the participants during a ceremony at the main conference hall. It was organized by the SFHQ-MLT following guidance given by......
 
 
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* One More ‘Shramadana’ Held in Pothuvil
Updated : 3rd March 2015,16:20:04 Hours

Troops of the 23 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the surroundings of Inspector Eatham Tamil Maha Vidyalaya on Friday (27).......
 
 
 
 
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* Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C
2nd March 2015,18:29:58 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour saluted the outgoing Major General A.M. Perera in accordance with military traditions to mark the relinquishment of his   appointment as Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Central  (SFHQ- C) during a formal farewell, held at the SFHQ- C premises on Thursday (26).
 
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* Medical Programme to Mark World Cancer Day
2nd March 2015,14:52:43 Hours

A medical clinic was organized on account of the World Cancer Day by the Lieutenant Colonel T.C Harasgama, of the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) in cooperation with Dr. D. Vinodya at the Harmony Centre Kilinochchi, on Friday (27) on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
 
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* Distribution of School Amenities Among Low-Income Group Students
2nd March 2015,14:51:54 Hours

A simple ceremony to distribute school amenities among 38 students of low-income families attending Kevil Government’s Mixed School in Pokkarappu area, was held on Wednesday (25) morning at the school premises. Each student was provided with a gift parcel, worth around Rs 1600/=. Moreover, each teacher was also presented with an umbrella to symbolically admire the great service they are rendering.
 
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* Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People
26th February 2015,13:42:35 Hours

Two donation programmes were held with the assistance of the 551 Brigade in Jaffna area on 21 February. The donations were sponsored by ‘Janasarana’ Foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company. One donation programme was held at the Methodist Mission Mixed school in Mathanai where school items including whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sportswear were donated to the school.
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* SFHQ-Central Troops Donate Blood in Nuwara Eliya
26th February 2015,13:41:40 Hours

Ginigathhena Central College in Nuwara Eliya with the help of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard troops who are serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Central, recently organized a blood donation campaign at the college premises. 17 Army personnel, including the Commanding Officer of 22 Sri Lanka National Guard took part in the campaign. A large number of civilians in the area and school children came forward to donate blood.
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* SLAVF Salutes Outgoing Commandant
25th February 2015,21:44:42 Hours

A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour on Friday (20) saluted the outgoing Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Major General S.W.L Daulagala who is to assume office as Director General Projects at the Army Headquarters. He was received on arrival at the SLAVF Headquarters, Kosgama by Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe....
  
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* SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services
26th February 2015,13:38:14 Hours

Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
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* New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties
25th February 2015,13:31:53 Hours

Major General Nandana Udawatta assumed duties as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on 21 February during a brief ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Udawatte reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ after his arrival at the SFHQ-J premises.

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* Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on ‘Art of Living’
24th February 2015,13:17:28 Hours


On a concept of Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, a lecture on the ‘Art of Living’ to address the growing problem of ‘teenage marriages and mothers’ was conducted by Professor Praneeth Abeysundara of University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya main auditorium on........

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* New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, ‘SPIRIT’ Provides All Facilities
25th February 2015,14:43:37 Hours

The new Officer Mess of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), named ‘SPIRIT’ was recently opened by Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence during his recent visit to the north. On a concept by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, the three storied Officer Mess was built to suit natural surroundings at a cost of Rs 53 m.
 
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