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  • Anniversary's Religious Segment Culminates with Pirith Chanting & Alms Giving

    An all-night Pirith chanting ceremony at Panagoda Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya (Army temple) Friday (5) evening, led by Ven Dr Ittepaane Sri Dhammalankara Anunayaka Thero of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, invoked blessings on the country, HE the President and forthcoming Sri Lanka Army’s 63rd Anniversary and Army Day (October 10).
  • Japanese Delegation Gifts Ambulance & Fire Engine to the Army

    A group of Japanese philanthropists extended their support to the Sri Lanka Army by donating an imported ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at the Narahenpita Army Hospital premises on Saturday (12). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the team of Japanese donors and Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.............
  • Motor Racing Enthusiasts Throng Saliyapura 'Gajaba Supercross'

    Gajaba Supercross-2013’, the year’s stunning Grand Prix on Sunday (01) in Rajarata at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Headquarters (GR) drew a massive crowd of spectators. Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Commander of the Army attended the motor racing ceremony as the Chief Guest, together with Major General Sumedha Perera and......
  • Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) Conferred on 33 Tri-Service Senior Officers

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces felicitated 33 Army, Navy and Air Force Senior Officers on Tuesday (7) by awarding the prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) decoration as one more important segment of the month-long ongoing War Hero commemorative ceremonies. The ceremony to award the VSV that signifies 25 years of outstanding and unblemished service.......
  • Chinese Donors Gift TV Units to War Heroes

    A six-member delegation of Chinese donors from Leopard Motors (Pvt) Ltd, chaired by Mr Heming Zhu, together with Mrs Pan Lin Lin, Directress of the same company and five more members, gifted 20 LED TV sets for the use of War Heroes to the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Friday (19) in an appreciative gesture.
  • Popularity for 'Ranaviru Real Star' Rising

    Ranaviru Real Star’ (Stage II), the mega reality show that brings musical talents of tri-service War Heroes to the fore is to be a smash hit shortly considering the huge popularity it is gaining as days pass by. Over 3000 Army personnel serving areas under Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi during September 17-19 showed up at Kilinochchi Commando Brigade Headquarters to face initial selection interviews.
  • Students & Soldiers in Kilinochchi Get Christmas Gifts

    To coincide with the Christmas festival, 573 Brigade Headquarters under the Security Forces Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) gave away school books and accessories to 20 students during a Christmas celebration at St. Xavier Church at Welikandal, Kilinochchi. The event, attended by the Commander, SFHQ-KLN, Major General Udaya Perera as the Chief Guest saw a large gathering of Christians, taking part in the arrangement on December 20, 2012.
  • All Set to Display Success Story of 50 Years of Army Athletics on Grand Scale

    The countdown to the 50th Anniversary Army Athletics Championship Tournament, supplemented with a Grand Exhibition, Launch of a new book on Army Athletics, Issue of a First-day Stamp Cover and a Felicitation Ceremony, has begun with dates fixed for November 26 - 28 for inter-regiment events at Sugathadasa National Stadium......
  • Tiger Leader, Deputy Arrested

    AN LTTE leader and his deputy were arrested by the anti-terrorist unit of the Vavuniya Police, while they were in the company of a young pregnant girl, according to reports from Vavuniya Police. Identified as Keenan and Kannawan, they were arrested at Pesalai in Mannar. When Police arrested them they were in possession of two claymore mines, two T-56 weapons, five magazines and 142 rounds of ammunition. One of them was an LTTE leader of Pammpaimadu and when he was arrested he was in the company of a 13-year-old girl who Police said was pregnant. The other LTTE cadre was in the company of an 18-year-old girl. Both girls in their statement to Police had said that they were abducted and forcibly kept by the two LTTE cadres.