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  • Central Troops Help Laity for Decorations

    Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) at the request of Ven Mahanuwara Kashyapalankara Thero, Chief Incumbent of Bandarawela, Pattiyagedara Sri Kashyapa Viharaya and Pirivena and the incumbent for Saptha Maha Viharaya who had been appointed the Sanghanayake Amarapura Sri Dharma Rakkitha Nikaya, offered their assistance for conduct of the State reception ceremony, expected to be held on Thursday (18). 
  • Islamic Religious Observances to Mark Army 61st Anniversary Performed at Davatagaha Mosque

    The Islamic religious ceremony to bless the Sri Lanka Army on its 61st Anniversary and the Army Day on 10th October took place on Tuesday (5) at the Davatagaha Jumma Masjid Shrine Colombo 2. A series of religious observances coinciding with the 61st Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army commenced on Saturday (2) with the Flag Blessing ceremony at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Anuradhapura.

  • War Hero Children Receive New Year Gifts from Commander

    A SELECTED group of children of War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice, became disable and went missing were awarded school stationery, accessories and equipment on Friday (8) as New Year gifts during a special ceremony held at the Army Headquarters. On the invitation of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army gave away those gift parcels to the recipients in the company of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB.  

  • 'Api Wenuwen Api' Goes to A'pura District with 104 New Houses for War Heroes

    One more phase of the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ Ranaviru Housing Scheme that saw its birth as a conceptual notion of HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, in another landmark project, vested 104 more new houses in War Heroes, resident in the North Central Province on Saturday (5) during a mammoth ceremony, headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest.
  • Twins & Four Brothers in three Families Join Army

    THE ISLAND’S history, records many occasions where members of the same family joined the Armies to protect the country when the need demanded patriotic countrymen to go to the battlefield during invasions or other threats. Some brave youths, even in the recent past never missed that opportunity and made their contributions to serve the country through soldiering. Three such instances came to limelight at the recent passing out parade of Officer Cadets at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) in Diyatalawa when it was revealed that six brothers including twins were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Sri Lanka Army.

  • Army Team in Malaysian Athletic Championships Paralympics Doing Well

    The precursor to ‘London Paralympics - 2012’, the 1st Malaysian Open Para Athletic Championships 2012, is now under way in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, competed by a team of 23 Sri Lankans, of whom 19 are from the Sri Lanka Army. The Army contingent of sportsmen, vying for supremacy against contenders from Malaysia.............
  • New Commander Hosted at SLLI Regimental Headquarters

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the Army in conforming with military traditions presented a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour to their Colonel of the Regiment Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, the new Commander of the Army on Friday (9) at SLLI Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda. On his arrival at the premises, a Guard Turnout greeted him after he was welcomed by Major General K. A. D. A Karunasekara. Later on, he was ushered to the main area for receipt of military honours in a Guard of Honour, accompanied by the......

  • Kandana De Mazenod Prefects Join SFHQ-J Workshop

    A group of senior and junior prefects from De Mazenod College, Kandana attended a two-day workshop on ‘Self Development’, conducted by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at “Wisdom Dorm”, Kankesanthurai during two days (Aug 25 - 26). During the workshop, those prefects, including 6 female and 39 male students had the rare chance.......
  • Troops Find 1000 GPMG Ammo Rounds

    NORTH: ARMY troops continuing their search and clear operations in the general areas of MANNAR, KADIRANKULAM, PULLAYANPOKKANAI, WERAVIL, TAPPUKULAM, UDAYARKATTUKULAM and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Thursday (10) recovered one T-56 weapon, fifty-three hand grenades, two 120 mm mortar bombs, forty-eight 60 mm mortar bombs, ten 60 mm mortar illuminating bombs, nine 60 mm mortar fuses, one hundred and six 60 mm mortar high explosive bombs, 1 kg of C-4 explosives, two electric detonators, sixty-four Rocket Propelled Grenades.....

  • KDU's 8th International Research Symposium - 2015 Begins

    The International Research Symposium (IRS) - 2015 of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the theme ‘Inculcating Professionalism for National Development’ commenced this morning (27) at the KDU auditorium at Kandawalawatta, Ratmalana. Minister of Justice, Mr Wijeyadasa Rajapakse graced the opening ceremony......