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  • War Hero's Son Pins First Flag on President Inaugurating War Hero Week

    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officially inaugurating the ‘War Heroes Week’ (May 11 - 20), precursor to this year’s final National Victory Day (20) ceremony, received the first commemorative Ranaviru Flag at Temple Trees on Tuesday (11) in the presence of Ministers, Secretary Defence, Provincial Governors, Provincial Secretaries, Ranaviru Seva Authority officials, senior tri-service officers and a host of other invitees.

  • Sampoor IDPs to Get 50 New Houses

    224 Brigade and 22 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the request of state authorities extended their full support for ongoing housing projects and commenced initial construction of 50 new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sampoor area during a brief ceremony held on Monday (01).
  • Western Asian Perspectives to be Taken Note of - Seminar Contributor

    Giving an analytical review to the historic and current perspectives on the evolution of security and threat perceptions, Prof. Rashed Uz Zaman, Dept. of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh enlightened the ‘Defence Seminar’ participants on the subject of ‘Challenges and Implications to National Security: West Asian Perspective’ told the gathering that threats of all forms need to be given due assessment before methodologies are to be introduced to tackle them.
  • New Medical Centre Sponsored by Australians Opened

    An Australian sponsorship, supplemented with the labour support offered by 7 Gamunu Watch (GW) troops resulted in the birth of a new medical centre at Valluwarpuram Grama Seva Division in the 68 Division area. The project was enabled by Dr Kelvin Kelly and Mrs Collin Kelly, both Australians, now residing in Australia. There support to the project was channeled through Mrs Shriyani Wickramasinghe.
  • President Rajapaksa Inaugurates 'Construct 2010' Exhibition at BMICH

    The mega construction exhibition ‘Construct 2010’ with more than 225 exhibition stalls at BMICH Sirimavo Bandaranaike complex was ceremonially declared open Friday (13) morning by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The event organized by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) to coincide with its 10th anniversary mirrors the new innovative techniques and modern construction designs with special emphasis on cost effectiveness and durability.

  • Army Initiative Gets Direct Bus Service Between Pooneryn & Colombo

    Following Army initiatives, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) on Sunday (2), commenced a direct bus service from Pooneryn to Colombo and back on A- 32 main road for the benefit of commuters who travel to Colombo and back on various commercial and other needs on a daily basis. According to the time table, the bus from Pooneryn........
  • SFHQ-S & SFHQ-J Troops Continue Dengue Eradication

    Troops of the Security Forces Headquarters South (SFHQ-S) with the support of respective Divisions, Brigades and all field formations carried out Dengue eradication programme on Thursday (26) covering a number of areas. Hundreds of troops cleaned up Embilipitiya, Minipe, Gampola, Awissawella, Tissamaharamaya, Kamburupitiya, Ratkarauwa, Dehemigama, Kalugalawatta, Kiriwandala....
  • Naval Exhibition Open to the Public

    The public can view the Naval and Maritime diamond jubilee exhibition held by the Sri Lanka Navy at the Light House exhibition venue from December 4 to December 12, 2010 except on December 7 and 8. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa opened the exhibition on December 5, 2010. He was received by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, upon his arrival at the venue accompanied....

  • All SFHQs & Formations Begin New Year's First Working Day with Elaborate Programmes

    Island-wide Security Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Jaffna, Wanni, East, West and Central, in parallel with the main ceremony at the Army Headquarters, began   their first working day on January 01 in their respective Headquarters, Divisions, Brigades, Units and all formations, conducting separate formal ceremonies.
  • More Weapons & Explosives Emerge from Mullaittivu Areas

    TROOPS of the 53 Division conducting search and clear operations in the general area of VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL found one T-56 weapon, four DF monitoring sets, six radio direction finder, three IC-R 100 communication receivers, two Kenwood AT-50 automatic tuners, four hand-held radio sets, four AC adaptors, two antenna simulators, three serial data expanders, ten wireless data units, nine power distribution units, twelve antenna.....