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Commander in Vavuniya Observes Progress in Resettled Villages, First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today, Army Rugby Players Do It Again , Retired Senior Tri Service Officers Enlightened on Army Roles in Security & Development , “Army Northern Games – 2014” Held at Vaddukkoddai Jaffna Draws to End, Tri Service Personnel Offer Free Meals to Civilians in Colombo Centre on President’s Birthday, Engineer Service Regiment Troops in Active Re-building Roles Given More Vehicles, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ Phase 3 Opens for Public at Negombo , President Declares Open New Building for Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Teaching Hospital' at KDU, Progress of Newly Resettled Families Reviewed, Troops Plant Tree Saplings, Troops Support Patients Donating Blood, ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to Weeraketiya and Badulla, Jaffna Troops Invoke Blessings on Their Commander-in-Chief, ‘Thripitaka’ Volumes Taken to Anuradhapura for Enshrinement, Visually Impaired People in Killinochchi Receive Spectacles, East-based Troops Take Sinhala-Tamil Students on Educational Tour, Mullaittivu Widows & Students Receive Gifts on President’s B’Day, ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’ Goes to Educate Troops in the East, Army Initiative with ‘Starkey Hearing Foundation’ Gives Hearing Aids to North-East Civilians & Army Families , Tri Service Personnel Offer Free Meals to Civilians in Colombo Centre on President’s Birthday, ‘Sith Ru Udana’ Art Exhibition Takes Shape at SFHQ-C, Threats Force Troops to Evacuate More People , SFHQ-E Troops Donates Wheelchair to Disabled Child, Kilinochchi Troops Continue Yoga Training Practices, 651 Brigade Troops Donate School & Sports Items to School Students, ‘Sammabhimani’ Goes to Tissamaharamaya, Army Elle Finals Concluded at Palaly Making SLAC & 7 SLAWC Champions, Mullaittivu Mini Army Tattoo Ends with Massive Crowd, Army Troops Assist Funeral Arrangements after Helping the Police Arrest Gunmen ,

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* Commander at SLE Headquarters Extols Dedication of Army Engineers

* Commander Invites Ex-Army Personnel to Share Their Concerns

* Pilot Programme on NCDs Under Health Promotion Programme Among Army Personnel Launched in Jaffna

* Sacred Relics for Enshrinement in 'Sanda Hiru Seya' Taken in Procession

* NSB Extends Its Generosity for Army Welfare Projects

* SFHQ-Central Commander Commends Commitment of His Troops at Meeriyabedda

* Sri Lanka Engineers Reaches Maturity, Marking 63rd Anniversary

* ‘Poppy Day’ Salutes Memories of All Fallen War Heroes

* Delegation from India’s Army War College Calls on Commander of the Army

* Army Ruggerites Clinch Victory over Kandy SC

* Displaced Civilians Help Search Teams in Meeriyabedda

* ‘Sammabhimani’ for Moral Development Launched

* Vibrant ‘Colours Night’ Recognizes Sportsmen in SLLI Regiment

* 'Defence Services Games' Ends With New Records

* ‘HR Leadership Award’ Conferred on Major General Goonetilleke

* New GOC for 23 Division Assumes Duties

* Pakistan Army Gifts Relief Stocks to Sri Lanka Army for Distribution among Landslide Victims

* Army Initiative Gets Direct Bus Service Between Pooneryn & Colombo

* Army Coordinated ‘Sammabhimani’ Spiritual Programme to be Launched Across the Country

* 101 More New Houses of ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ Project in Puttalam Vested in War Heroes

  Photo Story 23rd of November 2014
Engineer Service Regiment Troops in Active Re-building Roles Given More Vehicles


Responding positively to the vehicular requirements of the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR), now actively engaged in diverse nation-building roles, an initiative, adopted by the Commander of the Army in collaboration with the Treasury, resulted in the Army receiving a special allocation of  Rs 40 million for purchase of 20 troop carrier trucks, 20 three wheelers and 20 motorbikes.
 
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* Commander in Vavuniya Observes Progress in Resettled Villages
Updated : 22nd November 2014,11:42:06 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Saturday (22) with a view to receiving an update on the progress of Wanni resettlers, undertook a visit to the resettled villages, Kokkeliya and Nandimithragama in Vavuniya region at the invitation of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Wanni.
 
 
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* Retired Senior Tri Service Officers Enlightened on Army Roles in Security & Development
Updated : 21st November 2014,20:53:16 Hours

Senior members of the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) of tri services on Friday (21) received an update on the Army's ongoing involvement in Nation-building tasks and its all-time readiness against any recurrence of terrorist threats from the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake during a special get-together.....
 
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* First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today
Updated : 22nd November 2014,18:00:17 Hours

The Ministry of Defence has launched a new housing project to assist war heroes who have partly built their houses with financial difficulties to accomplish their aspirations and to uplift the living standard of their families. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
 
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* ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ Phase 3 Opens for Public at Negombo
Updated : 20th November 2014,23:21:15 Hours

Twenty-three exhibition stalls, erected by 23 Regiments of the Army under the Phase 3 of the Army’s latest ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ project, began at Kadolkele Stadium, Negombo this evening (20), showing culinary skills of Army chefs and highlighting the importance of the use of indigenous food varieties among Sri Lankans.
 
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* “Army Northern Games – 2014” Held at Vaddukkoddai Jaffna Draws to End
Updated : 21st November 2014,20:16:10 Hours

The “Army Northern Games – 2014” that got underway as part of the ongoing 'Healthy Army-Healthy Nation' project, initiated as a concept of the Commander of the Army, on Wednesday (19) drew to a close at Vaddukkoddai Jaffna College grounds with distribution of awards and certificates to  Army athletes who performed exceptionally well.
 
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* ‘Thripitaka’ Volumes Taken to Anuradhapura for Enshrinement
Updated : 19th November 2014,12:49:01 Hours

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake last evening (18) after attending the Pirith chanting at the sacred Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, participated at the start of the procession that carries newly carved out Thripitaka Pirivana books and other golden scriptures before they are taken to new ‘Sandahiru Seya’ at Anuradhapura for enshrinement.
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* Tri Service Personnel Offer Free Meals to Civilians in Colombo Centre on President’s Birthday
Updated : 18th November 2014,18:45:36 Hours

Tri servicemen on Tuesday (18) marked the birthday of their Commander-in-Chief, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa after offering a free luncheon treat to over 20,000 people in the centre of Colombo’s commercial hub. The arrangement at the newly-opened Floating Market on Bastian Mawatha inaugurated around noon during a brief....
 
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* President Declares Open New Building for Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Teaching Hospital' at KDU
20th November 2014,17:09:48 Hours
 
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the new building for the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) premises at Kandawalawatte, Ratmalana today, (19th November). The Faculty of Medicine of the KDU is the only national military medical institution of higher education in Sri Lanka. The faculty is responsible for training and graduation of military medical students.
 
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* Jaffna Troops Invoke Blessings on Their Commander-in-Chief
19th November 2014,14:58:33 Hours

A representative gathering of 1000 soldiers swearing the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) attended a Boodhi Pooja organized at the Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna in connection with the 4thanniversary of office and the birthday of their Commander-in-Chief, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (18).......
 
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* ‘Sammabimani’ Goes to Weeraketiya and Badulla
19th November 2014,15:01:50 Hours

The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera with the backing of the Army in order to enhance moral development of the general public got underway at Kasagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Weeraketiya on Thursday and Friday (13 and 14) and at Muthiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya, Badulla on Monday (17)......
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* Army Initiative with ‘Starkey Hearing Foundation’ Gives Hearing Aids to North-East Civilians & Army Families
17th November 2014,16:12:41 Hours

The Army-initiated project for supply of hearing aids to the members of Army families and civilians of the North and East that got underway in Colombo with sponsorship, generously provided by ‘Starkey Hearing Foundation’ of the US in collaboration with the ‘SYNERGEN Health (Pvt) Ltd’, entered its third day on Monday (17) with another stock of hearing aids....
 
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* `Etisalat' to Continue Its Support for Army Rugby Promotion
17th November 2014,20:33:52 Hours

A five-member representative group of Etisalat Telecommunication Company once again threw its weight behind Army rugby skills and offered its financial assistance for promotion of the game in the Army.  The Etisalat group, including Ms Udeni Rambukwella, Assistant Manager Brand Marketing, Mr Jayampathi Mawilmada......
 
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* ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’ Goes to Educate Troops in the East
18th November 2014,23:24:39 Hours

One more round of the ongoing ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’ (HAHN) campaign in the Army got underway on Friday (14) for the troops serving the eastern theater of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E), to be in line with the Commander’s concept for provision of the best health care for all soldiers.
 
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* Both Soldiers Interdicted & Army to Support Victims & Funeral Arrangements
17th November 2014,10:04:50 Hours

A special team of the Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) of the Army, dispatched from the Colombo Army Headquarters on the orders of the Commander of the Army, has begun investigations into the fatal water bowser accident at Anuradhapura where one school girl and a woman, lost their lives and eight more were injured on Sunday (16) at about 5.30 p.m. Commander of the Army, condoling with.........
 
 
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* Army Troops Assist Funeral Arrangements after Helping the Police Arrest Gunmen
17th November 2014,20:48:38 Hours

Sri Lanka Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), offered all possible assistance to the bereaved family members of the slain, Sabharatnam Naguleshwaran, an ex-combatant at Wellankulam, Manthai West, following a request, made to the troops by close relatives of the family and.........
 
 
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* Mullaittivu Mini Army Tattoo Ends with Massive Crowd
17th November 2014,21:22:49 Hours

The two-day long mini Army Tattoo in Mullaittivu ended with the participation of a massive crowd at the play grounds in Oddusudan College, Mullaittivu on Sunday (16). On a concept of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, the event was organized by.........
 
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* Religious Rites & Rituals Begin in A’pura Before Enshrinement
15th November 2014,21:16:17 Hours

Religious rites and rituals, precursor to the forthcoming enshrinement of sacred relics at the ‘Sanda Hiru Seya’ at Anuradhapura, expected to take place on November 23, 2014,  have already begun with the involvement of tri-service Chiefs, Inspector General of Police and Director General of the Civil Defence Force.
 
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* Army Rugby Players Do It Again
Updated : 22nd November 2014,12:02:20 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team recorded a convincing victory against Air Force Rugby team by securing 33 points against 10 of their rivals during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby League 2014/2015 at Air Force Ground, Ratmalana on Friday (21). At the first half, Army Rugby Team played in aggressive manner securing 26 - 0 against Air Force.
 
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* Progress of Newly Resettled Families Reviewed
Updated : 20th November 2014,17:08:08 Hours
 
A meeting, attended by Commissioner General for Essential Services, District Secretary for Vavuniya, Divisional Secretaries, Director, Ministry of Finance (National Budget), Coordinator for Ministry of Education, Health Administrators, Commissioner General of Agriculture Development, officials of Road Development Authority, irrigation engineers and several state officials who gathered at the 56 Division Headquarters, Kokkeliya, Vavuniya on Thursday (13), reviewed the progress of the resettled villages and livelihood programmes.
 
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* Troops Support Patients Donating Blood
Updated : 20th November 2014,16:30:58 Hours
 
Troops of 221 and 222 Brigades of the 22 Division and the 23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) continued to organize community projects in order to further boost existing relations between the civil society and Army personnel serving the areas. Troops of 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) on Monday (17) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the premises of Glennie Girls’ Home, Trincomalee as the place remained unclean and full of wild bushes.
 
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* Troops Plant Tree Saplings
Updated : 20th November 2014,17:02:22 Hours
 
Troops of the 621 Brigade and 9 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka Light Infantry serving the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) recently planted more than 80 saplings of Teak, Mahogany, Kaya, Jak, Breadfruit, etc along the roadside at Sampathnuwara entrance near the Ranaviru Piyasa village on Saturday (15).
 
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* Visually Impaired People in Killinochchi Receive Spectacles
Updated : 19th November 2014,08:12:27 Hours

Spectacles provided by Rotary Club of Kandy to the Security Force Headquarters Killinochchi (SFHQ KLN) were distributed on Sunday (16) among 332 visually impaired civilians at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium in Kilinochchi.The project, initiated by the troops of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps in cooperation with non-governmental organizations, was meant to help the civilians with impaired vision by providing glasses free of charge.
 
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* East-based Troops Take Sinhala-Tamil Students on Educational Tour
Updated : 19th November 2014,07:47:43 Hours

Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E), continued to be engaged in different social activities, including Shramadana campaigns, conduct of seminars for school children, organizing  musical shows and educational tours in the past few days.
 
 
 
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* Mullaittivu Widows & Students Receive Gifts on President’s B’Day
Updated : 18th November 2014,23:42:18 Hours

Stationery for 500 school children and dry rations for 150 widows in Mullaittivu area were distributed on Monday (17) on account of HE the President’s 69th birth anniversary by the Governor of the Northern Province, Major General  (retd) G.A Chandrasiri, following arrangements, made by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander.....
 
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* ‘Sith Ru Udana’ Art Exhibition Takes Shape at SFHQ-C
17th November 2014,23:52:25 Hours

The third phase of art exhibition ‘Sith Ru Udana’ showing over 65 paintings, drawn by veteran artists Mr. Bandula Harischandra and his spouse, Mrs. Kusum Mangalika was held at 2 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) on Friday (7). On the directions of.......
 
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* Threats Force Troops to Evacuate More People
17th November 2014,23:30:44 Hours

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C), alert to recurrent threat of landslides as advised by authorities took steps to evacuate 415 civilians of 124 families to safer places, including the Ganeshan Tamil School, Koslanda on Thursday (13). The direction of Major General Mano Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C steps were taken in this regard......
 
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* SFHQ-E Troops Donates Wheelchair to Disabled Child
17th November 2014,23:19:13 Hours

Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) donated a wheelchair to R.K Achinthaka, a disable child in Neeththa Madawalanda, Ampara after visiting  his residence on Wednesday (12). General Officer Commanding, 24 Division, Second in Command (2IC), 11 Sri Lanka National Guard, officers and......
 
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* Kilinochchi Troops Continue Yoga Training Practices
17th November 2014,23:08:13 Hours

The popular actress and now a Yoga trainer, Mrs Anoja Weerasinghe, conducted a three-day workshop for 56 Army personnel to enhance their mental and physical efficiency and spirituality at the Advanced Infantry Physical Training School, Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) beginning on Wednesday (12). The programme was........
 
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* 651 Brigade Troops Donate School & Sports Items to School Students
17th November 2014,22:51:57 Hours

Troops of 651 Brigade under the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) together with 15 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) organized a ceremony to donate school and sports items, worth of Rs. 3000.00 each for 64 students at Kalvian Tamil School on Wednesday (5). On the request of General Officer Commanding, 65 Division, the donation was.......
 
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* ‘Sammabhimani’ Goes to Tissamaharamaya
17th November 2014,22:34:19 Hours

One more leg of the ‘Sammabhimani’ spiritual programme conducted to enhance moral, development got underway at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya on Wednesday (12) with the support of 12 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C). Religious programme was conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka  Thera......
 
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* Army Elle Finals Concluded at Palaly Making SLAC & 7 SLAWC Champions
17th November 2014,22:13:00 Hours

Elle players of Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) and 7 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (7 SLAWC) respectively secured championship trophies in the Inter Regiment Elle tournament (men) and Inter Battalion Elle tournament (women) at the finals played on Thursday (13) at Palaly. SLAC players encountered Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) team.......
 
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* Army Ruggerites Defeat CH & FC
17th November 2014,16:11:25 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team clinched the victory over CH & FC Sports Club Rugby team by scoring 17 points during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby Tournament - 2014, held at Royal College grounds on Sunday (16). At the first half, Army secured 10 points against 9 of their rivals. However, at the end of the game......
 
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* Collective Work Cleans Public Places
14th November 2014,14:37:58 Hours

In order to keep the public aware of the importance of maintaining their environment clean and healthy, Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) troops as usual carried out collective community projects in the fast few days. Officers and soldiers of 221 and 232 Brigades under 22 and 23 Divisions, conducted more ‘Shramadana’ campaigns in public places. 

 
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* Hurdle Clearing Rider Buddhika Encounters New Challenge
13th November 2014,13:11:32 Hours

The biker accelerated his two wheeled machine, up the ramp 30 feet long and 7.9 feet high. It started its flight and easily cleared the rotating main rotor of a helicopter, stopping the heartbeat of the spectators for a fraction of a second. The rider had performed the stunt with so much ease and landed well away from the helicopter, indicating that he can do better stunts. The biker who performed was a youngster named Buddhika Kasun Silva.
 
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