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  • More LTTE Arms & Ammunition Uncovered

    NORTH: TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of VISHUAMADU and  KARIYALAMODDEI on Sunday (28) recovered one 150 m detonator code, 2 electric detonators, ten claymore mines, fifteen anti personnel mines, three 40 mm grenades, twenty various type of bombs and ammunition, forty-nine Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG) and  six 60 mm mortar bombs.

  • Pre-School Kids Donated School Accessories

    Considerate troops of the 5 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) of 683 Brigade Headquarters under 68 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu, pocked out their own money to buy learning accessories for kids attending the Kalaimagal pre school in the Udayarkattu north, Puthukudiyarippu in Security Force Headquarters-Mullattivu......
  • Mahela Takes Cricketing Gear to Kilinochchi, Promotes Cricket in the North

    Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardena accompanied by Mrs. Jayawardena visited Kilinochchi area recently (09) to promote cricket at school level in Northern Province. Mahela in collaboration with ‘Guna Jaya’ foundation donated a large stock of cricket bats, balls, pads, stumps, mats etc to four schools in Kilinochchi in order to boost the game in the area. Former skipper also took time to conduct a training .....
  • 'Galle Dialogue - 2014' Begins for the 5th Consecutive Year

    The International Maritime Security Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue - 2014’ organized by Sri Lanka Navy for the 5th consecutive year under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development began at the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle on Monday (1). Professor G.L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs.....
  • Budding Educational Achievers in SLAVF Families Given New Impetus

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) troops, who throw their full weight behind multiple services, being performed by the Army at national level launched their third award of financial grants to children of SLAVF families during a ceremony at Colombo Bishop College auditorium on Wednesday (23). Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya............
  • New IT Centre at GW Regiment Centre Offers Training to War Heroes & Their Families

    The Army, with its proven capability to meet with any challenge, is to supplement its troops by imparting IT knowledge following a directive given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. The Gemunu Watch (GW) Regiment Centre at Kuruwita with the sole intention of disseminating IT knowledge among GW troops and family members of GW soldiers, had its state of the art new ‘Ranaviru Information Technology Training Institute’ opened on Saturday (26), along with a new Medical Centre in the Regiment Complex.

  • TNA MP With Tiger Links Detained

    THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducting investigations into LTTE activities, yesterday (22) produced Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Sathasivam Kanagaratnam before the Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Nisantha Hapuarachchi and said the MP is alleged to have violated the Emergency Regulations and assisted the LTTE. Kanagaratnam was arrested by the CID while he was with the people who came from the uncleared areas. He was trapped in Mullaitivu for several months. The CID has commenced an investigation against the MP who is alleged to have been involved with LTTE terrorist activities under the detention orders issued on May 21 by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

  • Indian Army Southern Command Chief Calls on Navy Commander

    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka, began his itinerary on Wednesday (19), paying a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at Navy Headquarters. A Guard of Honour accorded to the visiting military leader greeted him at the Navy Headquarters. 
  • Two Flood-Affected Families Get Help

    Non-Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya offered their assistance to two families, affected by recent floods in Kalaoya area. The NCOTS gave a packet of dry-rations separately to both families. Troops of the NCOTS together with other military establishments continuously supported rescue and relief operations during the floods.