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SLLI Athletes Secure 2nd Place, 23 Division Marks 25th Anniversary, SFHQ – KLN & MLT Conduct Workshops for Physical Training Instructors, Awareness Programme at SFHQ-MLT to Mark ‘National No Tobacco Week’, Scholarships Give to Kilinochchi Students, Much Needed Wanni Swimming Pool Opens, ‘Foxhill Green’ Phase 1 Kicked Off in Diyatalawa, SLMA Cadet Officers Under Training Visit Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi, Gemunu Watch Wins Army Para Archery Championship, Army Physiotherapists Enlighten PTIs on Prevention of Accidents, Kilinochchi Troops Educated on Preventive Measures Against Drugs, New Tennis Court & Main Dressing Station Opened, SL Rifle Team to Participate in European Metallic Silhouette Shooting Championship, New Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter & Anunayake Theros Invoke Blessings on the Army, ATS New Graduates Pass Out in Ceremony, 56 Div New Gymnasium Opened to Soldiers , Poland’s Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief, ‘Foxhill Green’ Phase 1 Kicked Off in Diyatalawa , SLEME Secures the Championship in SLAVF Athletic Meet, ARRESTED VEHICLE WITH FORGED ARMY (UHA) NUMBER PLATES AT KEBITHIGOLLEWA DOES NOT BELONG TO ARMY, SFHQ-C Troops Learn Traffic Laws, 23 SLSR Troops Engage in Welfare Projects, GR Wins Army Para Basketball Championship, Initial Military Police Investigations Find Those Soldiers Not Involved in Any Criminal Act , 23 Division Silver Jubilee Marked, Defence Secretary Makes His First Formal Visit to the North, Poland’s Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief, Army Woman Rugby Team Wins Championship, ‘Foxhill Green’ to Launch Reforestation in Diyatalawa Mountain Range , Fifth Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends,

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* Joint Chinese & Sri Lanka Army ‘Exercise - Silk Road - 2015’ Brought to Culmination

* First Inter Division Drill Competition at SFHQ-W Held on Grand Scale

* Delegates from National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia Learn More about Success Story of ‘Rehabilitation’

* Army Inter-Regiment Cricket Championship Produces New Records

* New Chief of Defence Staff Calls on Commander

* ‘Laya’ Hotel Chain Sets Up Its Colombo Head Office

* ARMY COMMANDER SUSPENDS THE OFFICER INVOLVED IN FATAL ROAD ACCIDENT IN WELIGAMA

* Amidst Full Military Honours Major General Wijethilleke Bids Farewell

* 'Gunner Supercross-2015’ Thrills Crowds at Minneriya

* Student Officers at DSCSC Treated to ‘Iftar’ Dinner

* Commander Condoles on the Death of Major General K.J Wijethilleke

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* Wanni Troops Warmly Welcome Commander during His Formal Visit

  Photo Story 29th of July 2015
New Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter & Anunayake Theros Invoke Blessings on the Army
 

Sri Lanka Army is the main organization that provides security to the country and defends the Nation, braving the threats posed to their own lives and its services cannot be undermined under any circumstances. Therefore all should work together for the greater benefit of the Nation as true patriots of the country, so said Most Ven. Rajakeeya Panditha Galagama Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda Aththadassi Thero, the newly appointed Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter when the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, paid obeisance and called on the former’s monastery at Asgiriya, Kandy Friday (24) morning.
 
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* ‘Foxhill Green’ Phase 1 Kicked Off in Diyatalawa
Updated : 24th July 2015,13:22:26 Hours
 
The first phase of the Diyatalawa ‘Foxhill Green’ Reforestation Project, initiated by the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C), kicked off Friday (24) morning at ‘Foxhill’ mountain range, Diyatalawa after a brief ceremony. In addition to 550 Tri-service personnel and the Police, a total of about 75 civil sector environmental activists, 40 school students and invited guests joined the ‘Foxhill Walk’.....
 
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* ATS New Graduates Pass Out in Ceremony
Updated : 24th July 2015,18:00:45 Hours

The Army Training School (ATS) at Maduruoya, successfully completed one more course on Special Infantry Operations (SIO) and awarded certificates, trophies and shields during a colourful passing-out ceremony on Friday (24).  A total of 11 officers and 193 other ranks, having successfully completed the Course No 53 thus passed out after receiving their merit awards in the Passing out Parade (PoP).....
 
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* ARRESTED VEHICLE WITH FORGED ARMY (UHA) NUMBER PLATES AT KEBITHIGOLLEWA DOES NOT BELONG TO ARMY
Updated : 24th July 2015,11:02:19 Hours

Kebithigollewa Police early on Friday (July 24) around 3.40 a.m. took a vehicle with forged UHA (යුහ) number plates into custody while it was travelling in the area with two civilians. Army Headquarters confirmed that this vehicle does not belong to the Army and has not carried any members of the Army inside. (Ends)   
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* Much Needed Wanni Swimming Pool Opens
Updated : 24th July 2015,20:10:08 Hours

The newly-built swimming pool of the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) was commenced by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander SFHQ - W, on Wednesday (22) at Ranasevapura, Anuradhapura. Fully equipped swimming pool was constructed by.....

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* Poland’s Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief
Updated : 21st July 2015,18:21:56 Hours

Colonel Sławomir Kołtun, Defence Attaché for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (21) evening. The visiting envoy afterwards had a cordial exchange of views with the Commander of the Army on......
 
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* Initial Military Police Investigations Find Those Soldiers Not Involved in Any Criminal Act
Updated : 22nd July 2015,16:31:13 Hours

Preliminary investigations of the Sri Lanka Military Police into Monday (20) night’s arrest of civil-clad three Army soldiers with a weapon in Mirihana area while travelling in a white van, have confirmed that neither those soldiers, nor the vehicle in question, was involved in any criminal act whatsoever, but necessary legal action would be instituted against breach of military law, if any upon completion of Military Police investigations, Military Spokesman, Brigadier K.J Jayaweera said.
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* ‘Foxhill Green’ to Launch Reforestation in Diyatalawa Mountain Range
Updated : 21st July 2015,13:28:10 Hours

The popular mountain range, ‘Nariya Kanda’ alias ‘Foxhill’ that surrounds the Diyatalawa garrison city in the hill country is to be turned more greener with initiatives, taken by the troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C). The iconic mountain valley, famous for the annual ‘Foxhill Supercross’, the premier motocross event in Sri Lanka as well as for various other public events, continues to be polluted as hundreds of people and sightseers are used to visit this area.....
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* Defence Secretary Makes His First Formal Visit to the North
18th July 2015,16:31:52 Hours

 Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. B.M.U.D Basnayake who assumed duties after HE the President Maithripala Sirisena was voted to power, undertook his first formal visit to the North during the weekend (July 18 - 19), together with tri-service Commanders. The itinerary commenced with his arrival at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J).....

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* Popular ‘Ranaviru Real Star - Mission V’ Ready to Fly Again
17th July 2015,20:39:31 Hours

Ranaviru Real Star - Mission V’, the world’s one and only reality show of the Armed Forces, showcasing inalienable musical talents of the War Heroes, was launched with a new dimension in an event held at Hotel Ramada on Friday(17) evening. Mr. B.M.U.D. Basnayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence graced the event as the Chief Guest.
 
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* Commander in a Special Ramadan Message Spells Out Significance of Co-Existence & Mutual Understanding
18th July 2015,08:34:22 Hours

It is with great pleasure I extend this message of greetings on the happy and solemn occasion of the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival celebrated today by the faithful followers of Islam in the Sri Lanka Army. This festival is of great significance as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset and religious observances by those of the Islamic faith. Devotees of Islam rejoice and celebrate unique cultural customs of their ancestors throughout the world today, having observed the teachings of the holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during the month of Ramadan.
 
 
 
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* Kukuleganga ‘Laya Leisure’ To Be Compatible with Modern Standards
17th July 2015,23:44:27 Hours

The Army managed ‘Laya Leisure’ Resort in Kukuleganga commenced a refurbishment and renovation project in order to be compatible with competitive standards available elsewhere for local and foreign tourists on Friday(17). Adjutant General, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Management  graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for launch of the renovation project.
 
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* SLAVF’s Annual Mega Athletic Tournament Ends with New Records
16th July 2015,20:08:09 Hours

Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) officers and other rankers who turned athletes for the three-day long ‘Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament - 2015’ that got off on Tuesday (14) at Diyagama Stadium, Diyagama, finished their year’s pinnacle of pride with a number of new athletic records on Thursday (16) evening amid rousing enthusiasm.
 
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* New Navy Chief Exchanges Courtesies with His Army Counterpart
16th July 2015,10:48:40 Hours

Strengthening bonds of close cooperation and service commitments further, the newly-appointed Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral R.C Wijegunaratne WV RWP & Bar RSP USP ndc psn, on Thursday (16) morning paid his maiden visit to the Army Headquarters to exchange courtesies with his counterpart in the Army upon assumption of office. 

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* Soldiers Offer Blood to Vavuniya Hospital’s SoS Request
17th July 2015,15:15:23 Hours

At the request of the Vavuniya Base Hospital Blood Bank authorities, troops of the 56 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Thursday (16) organized a blood donation campaign at the main dressing station, 56 Divisions in Kokeliya, Vavuniya.

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* Chinese Participants in the Exercise Take Leave of the Commander
14th July 2015,14:48:27 Hours

Just hours after their return to Colombo upon successful completion of the joint ‘Exercise Silk Road-2015’ between Sri Lanka Army and People’s Armed Police of China, several officers from the Chinese Peoples’ Armed Police (PAP) paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at......
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* 24th Death Anniversary of ‘Hasalaka Gamini’ Held with Floral Tributes
15th July 2015,16:25:33 Hours

The 24th Death Anniversary of Corporal Gamini Kularathne of 6th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment(SLSR), known to the general public as ‘Hasalaka Gamini’ who made the supreme sacrifice to save his comrades from the siege at Elephant Pass Camp, took place on Tuesday(14) at a ceremony, held at Hasalaka Gamini Memorial at Elephant Pass.
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* SLAVF Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Begins
14th July 2015,09:53:35 Hours

The finals of the Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) commenced on Tuesday (14) at Diyagama Stadium. Major General Channa Goonetilleke, Commandant, SLAVF graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
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* SLLI Athletes Secure 2nd Place
Updated : 28th July 2015,14:55:24 Hours

Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) athletes with four new SLAVF records clinched the second place in the recently concluded Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Athletic Meet-2015 at Diyagama Sports Stadium. SLAVF Athletic Meet-2015 was held at Diyagama Sports Stadium. on 14, 15 and 16 July 2015 with the participation of over 600 male and female athletes representing all regiments.

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* 23 Division Marks 25th Anniversary
Updated : 27th July 2015,18:04:32 Hours

Troops of the 23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) organized an all night Pirith chanting followed by offer of alms to the monks next day on  account of the  Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) of the 23 Division on Wednesday (22) at the 23 Division Headquarters, Punani.

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* SFHQ – KLN & MLT Conduct Workshops for Physical Training Instructors
Updated : 27th July 2015,16:06:52 Hours

Army physiotherapists and medical experts in the field of Physiotherapy in Panagoda Sport Medical Unit conducted an Injury Prevention and Management workshop at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ – KLN) premises for Physical Training Instructors (PTI) attached to different sub-units of the SFHQ – KLN....
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* Awareness Programme at SFHQ-MLT to Mark ‘National No Tobacco Week’
Updated : 27th July 2015,16:00:34 Hours

Mr Sampath de Seram and Mr Indika Rajapakshe of the ‘Alcohol and Drug Information Center’(ADIC) launched an awareness programme on narcotics at the Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) auditorium on Friday (24) .
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* Scholarships Give to Kilinochchi Students
Updated : 27th July 2015,15:58:33 Hours

With the intention of helping school children in Kilinochchi area for their higher studies, a student at St. Theresa’s Girls College, Kilinochchi was awarded  a monthly scholarship worth Rs 2500/= in an event, organized by the 57 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Wednesday (22) at Harmony Centre, Kilinochchi.


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* Army Physiotherapists Enlighten PTIs on Prevention of Accidents
Updated : 24th July 2015,18:30:01 Hours

Army physiotherapists and medical experts in the field of Physiotherapy in Panagoda Sport Medical Unit of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ - West) commenced a series of workshops, on prevention of immediate accidents on Thursday (21). Physical Training Instructors (PTI) in all the SFHQs and officers who have followed the PTI course attended those programmes.
 
 
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* Gemunu Watch Wins Army Para Archery Championship
Updated : 24th July 2015,18:41:47 Hours
 
The finals of the Army Inter Regiment Para Archery Tournament was held at the Regimental Headquarters Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) in Ambepussa on Wednesday (24) evening. Brigadier B.A.L Ratnayake, Centre Commandant, SLSR graced the occasion as the Chief Guest where 6 Para Archery teams vied for the championship.
 
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* SLMA Cadet Officers Under Training Visit Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi
24th July 2015,19:13:28 Hours
 
41 Officer Cadets of Intake 81 presently under training at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) Diyatalawa on Wednesday (22) visited the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ - MLT) in order to learn more about roles and tasks, being carried out by the SFHQ - MLT troops as part of their training programme.
 
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* Kilinochchi Troops Educated on Preventive Measures Against Drugs
24th July 2015,18:27:45 Hours
 
To be in line with the ongoing island-wide ‘Drug Eradication’ programme of the Presidential Secretariat, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (23) conducted an awareness programme, themed ‘Let’s Develop Our Lives, Our Communities, Our Identities, Without Drugs’ at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium, SFHQ-KLN.
 
 
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* New Tennis Court & Main Dressing Station Opened
24th July 2015,18:27:13 Hours
 
Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the invitation of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 61 Division commissioned the new Tennis Court and the new Main Dressing Station, constructed by own troops of the 61 Division on Tuesday (21).
 
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* SL Rifle Team to Participate in European Metallic Silhouette Shooting Championship
24th July 2015,18:20:42 Hours
 
The 13-member team of the National Rifle Association who are going to participate in the European Metallic Silhouette Shooting Championship and World Cup - 2015 met Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN), together with Chairman, National Rifle Association on Friday (24) Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe extended his best wishes to the team.
 
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* 56 Div New Gymnasium Opened to Soldiers
24th July 2015,15:14:54 Hours

An exhibition badminton match between teams of the Sri Lanka Air Force and the Army warmed the newly built gymnasium of the 56 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) at Vavuniya on Thursday (23). The new gymnasium, aimed at promoting physical fitness and health prospects of 56 Division troops was constructed by......
 
 
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* SLEME Secures the Championship in SLAVF Athletic Meet
24th July 2015,12:54:06 Hours

Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) recently won the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Inter Regiment Athletics Meet for the 4th successive year by obtaining 257 points while SLLI was placed in the second place by obtaining 202 points. The finals of the meet commenced on Thursday (16.07.2015) at.......
 
 
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* SFHQ-C Troops Learn Traffic Laws
23rd July 2015,16:59:01 Hours

Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) organized a lecture on Traffic Laws at the SFHQ-C Main Auditorium on Wednesday (22). The lecture was held as a part of the routine training day programme which fell on the same day. Staff Sergeant W.S.C. Wickramage of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) conducted......
 
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* 23 SLSR Troops Engage in Welfare Projects
23rd July 2015,16:58:18 Hours

23rd Battalion of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 242 Brigade of 24 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) organized a medical clinic for retired, disabled Army personnel and civilians in the Lahugala, Pothuvil, Komari and Urani areas on 16 July at Bodhirukkarama Temple, Panama. The medical staff of Ampara General Hospital assisted the conduct of the......
 
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* GR Wins Army Para Basketball Championship
22nd July 2015,21:11:41 Hours

The finals of the Army Inter Regiment Para Basketball Tournament was held at the Regimental Headquarters, Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) Basketball Grounds in Panagoda on Wednesday (22) evening. Major General Renuka Rowel, Colonel Commandant, SLSC graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 5 para basketball teams vied for the Championship.
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* 23 Division Silver Jubilee Marked
22nd July 2015,12:18:18 Hours

23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted a blood donation campaign to celebrate its Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) on Monday (20) at the 23 Division Headquarters, Punani. The blood donation campaign was organized on a request made by the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa since the hospital.......
 
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