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  • Army Responds to the Situation & Provides Relief

    Sri Lanka Army troops, swiftly responding to the ravaging flood catastrophe, have rescued more than 450 civilians, marooned or trapped in Polonnaruwa, Gravel Kanda, Pallakkadu, Thoppigala, Ampara, Vellaweli areas in the east and elsewhere with the use of Army boats and equipment. On the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, General Officers Commanding in affected areas are implementing various prioritized flood relief roles, evaluating developments in worst-hit areas.  

  • 3 Day Long Yoga Workshop Brings Mental Happiness to 643 Brigade Troops

    A reputed Yoga guru conducted a  3 day long workshop for troops and members of the civil staff serving the 643 Brigade area following an initiative taken by Colonel K.D.C.J. Thilakarathne, 643 Brigade Commander. The workshop, meant to raise mental courage, cohesion, tranquillity and harmony among some 200 plus officers and other ranks, attached to 17 Sri Lanka Artillery, 30 Sri Lanka National Guard and 31 Sri Lanka National Guard.....
  • LTTE Assassinated Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar Remembered

    THE 4th death anniversary of a great son of Sri Lanka late Foreign Minister Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar falls on 12th August. He was killed by a sniper bullet of an LTTE terrorist at his residence in Colombo 7 on the night of 12th August 2005. He stood firmly against LTTE terrorism and remained committed to a united Sri Lanka without fearing all the threats, posed by Tiger terrorists against him. Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar, the exemplary statesman par excellence tirelessly undertook the task of combating the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka.....

  • Poland's Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief


    Colonel SÅ‚awomir KoÅ‚tun, Defence Attaché for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (21) evening.

  • Australian HC Opens Renovated Class Rooms

    Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ms Robyn Mudie, together with a few embassy officials arrived in Kilinochchi on Friday (15) with a view to learning more about ongoing development projects in the region. Before the delegation moved to the re-opening of several class rooms that had been renovated with Australian funds at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya, they met Major General Udaya Perera, Security Force Commander.....
  • Injured Civilians Rushed to Hospital

    JAFFNA: FOUR CIVILIANS sustained injuries due to explosion of a land mine while they were collecting sand in the village area of MULLI Friday (25) evening around 7.30 p.m.. THAVARASA DINESH, S. ILLANTHIRIYAN, S. SURENDRAN and GEORGE WOOROW were injured in the explosion of the land mine, believed to have been buried by LTTE terrorists in the area some time back before they were defeated. Injured sand miners were rushed to JAFFNA hospital.

  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.