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  • Defence Services Bags President Rajapaksa Trophy Again

    The year’s most challenging and sensational Rugby encounter between Defence Services (DS) team and Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) President’s team kicked off at Army Headquarters grounds Thursday (5) evening amidst a galaxy of distinguished guests, including His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Chinese National Defence Minister Calls on HE President Mahinda Rajapaksa after Army Salute

    General Liang Guanglie, State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of People’s Republic of China (PRC) who is now in Sri Lanka on a five day official visit paid a courtesy call on HE President, Mahinda Rajapaksa. The visiting Chinese Minister of National Defence was warmly welcomed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. Exchange of mementos and posing for a group photo took place before the end of the meeting.
  • Practise what you Preach; Lanka Tells UK, France to Treat Tiger Supporters like Al-Qeada Activists

    SRI LANKA has strongly objected to the failure by Britain and France to crackdown on demonstrations staged in those countries by pro-LTTE supporters who even raised the LTTE flag, and asked if they would do the same if such protests were staged by pro Al Qaeda groups.Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona told journalists yesterday that the government had made these observations when Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s delegation met the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • SFHQ-KLN Coordinates UAE Cricket Club Donation to Children's Home

    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.

  • New Military Hospital Complex to be Opened Soon

    “Surroundings as well as the landscape in a public health institute, like the upcoming country’s second largest hospital with 1043 beds, should be of pleasing and beautiful nature to the naked eye, giving mental relief to the patient before the actual physical medical treatment proper is given,” remarked the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.....
  • Injured Civilians Rushed to Hospital

    JAFFNA: FOUR CIVILIANS sustained injuries due to explosion of a land mine while they were collecting sand in the village area of MULLI Friday (25) evening around 7.30 p.m.. THAVARASA DINESH, S. ILLANTHIRIYAN, S. SURENDRAN and GEORGE WOOROW were injured in the explosion of the land mine, believed to have been buried by LTTE terrorists in the area some time back before they were defeated. Injured sand miners were rushed to JAFFNA hospital.

  • Security Forces to be Strengthened by 50,000

    ANOTHER 50,000 personnel will be recruited to the Security Forces to maintain the administrative areas liberated from the LTTE. Addressing the media at the Media Centre for National Security yesterday, Defence Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the LTTE had been holding and controlling over 600 sq km in the North and the Vanni, as well as 2/3 of the coast.“All these areas were liberated and the LTTE administration.....

  • Commander Ends His Bangladesh Visit With A Sojourn At Bangladesh Peace Support Training Institute

    Sri Lanka Army delegation now in Bangladesh, headed by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Sunday (15) as the final segment of their five-day tour in that country, was conducted to have a closer look at the workings of Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT), the replica of the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) in Kukuleganga.
  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.