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  • Army Wrestlers Conduct Workshop for Jaffna Youngsters

    Over 100 youngsters and school students in Jaffna showing an enormous interest and enthusiasm on Monday (30), took part in a special workshop on ‘Wrestling’, coordinated and organized by the Army Wrestling Committee under the supervision of the Army Directorate of Sports.
  • Rehabilitated Former LTTE Youngsters Back Home

    NINETEEN youth and six children, formerly worked for the LTTE and contributed to LTTE terrorist acts received complete rehabilitation and walked back to their parents on Sunday (24) after their rehabilitation process at Thelippalai Rehabilitation Center culminated successfully. Those youth sought the protection of the armed forces during the peak of Wanni humanitarian operations after realizing the vanity of the LTTE brutality and its violence.

  • 22 Division Launches Tree Planting Project With Children

    To synchronize with the government’s national tree planting campaign, ‘Deyata Sevana’ that commemorated the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s assumption of office, the 22 Division in Trincomalee organized a mammoth tree planting project with students from 9 schools. More than 300 students from Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim schools in the district after assembling at Trincomalee Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya, conducted a procession carrying banners and placards, related to importance of.....
  • SFHQ-KLN Scholarship Awarding Programme, a Huge Success

    One more segment of award of scholarships to school students, including Grade 5 Scholarship achievers, initiated by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), occurred on Saturday (7) at Kilinochchi Harmony Centre during a special ceremony. SFHQ-KLN, which has kicked off the scholarship distribution programme, had by now awarded a total of 1898 scholarships to school students, living in the Kilinochchi area.
  • Army Recruits Display Endurance Skills in 12 km Walk

    A total of 4390 Army recruits from twenty Army training schools across the island showed their physical fitness, endurance and talents after staging a 12-km walk along the streets in respective areas on.......
  • Within Hours One More Anti Aircraft Gun Unearthed

    EAST: JUST a few hours after the troops in THARAVIKULAM found one 120 mm mortar gun, a special Police team from Colombo made another recovery of a 12.7 mm anti aircraft gun with nine rounds of ammunition in THIVUCHENA area that comes under 231 Brigade, Friday (24) evening. In both instances, troops acted on intelligence given by some informants who were aware of the locations of those guns which had been kept buried by Tiger terrorists for any future use.

  • Commander's Concept for Dependant War Heroes Turns a Reality

    THE AUSPICIOUS  foundation-stone laying cum ground breaking ceremony for the Seva Vanitha Army Branch’s (SVAB) brainchild, ‘Abhimansala’, the wellness resort for totally dependent War Heroes following a concept proposed by Commander of the Army took place at Anuradhapura Saturday (15) morning before Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.....

  • President Inaugurates 'Deyata Kirula - 2014' Exhibition at Kuliyapitiya

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the conceptual architect of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict rejuvenation, ceremonially opened the 8th ‘Deyata Kirula - 2014’ at Kuliyapitiya Friday (21) evening, amidst a sea of heads, eagerly awaiting to visit the site exhibits. First Lady Ms. Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, Senior Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Additional Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Secretaries, District Secretaries, Tri-service Commanders......

  • 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....
  • Japanese Embassy Defence Attaché in Mullaittivu

    Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Captain Mototsugn Shigakawa during a visit to the North, called at the office of the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Sunday (8). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT gave a briefing on the current roles and tasks of the SFHQ-MLT 4ato the visiting envoy.