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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.....
  • Inter Regiment Shooting Contest Ends in Diyatalawa

    The annual Inter Regimental Combat Shooting Contest, that got underway at 1000 metres range, Diyatalawa firing range from May 26 ended on June 4. The programme was organized by the Army Small Arms Association with the participation of 430 male and female shooters from 43 shooting teams representing all Regiments. Major General Jagath Dias......
  • Practise what you Preach; Lanka Tells UK, France to Treat Tiger Supporters like Al-Qeada Activists

    SRI LANKA has strongly objected to the failure by Britain and France to crackdown on demonstrations staged in those countries by pro-LTTE supporters who even raised the LTTE flag, and asked if they would do the same if such protests were staged by pro Al Qaeda groups.Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona told journalists yesterday that the government had made these observations when Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s delegation met the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • Vibrant 'Colours Night' Recognizes Sportsmen in SLLI Regiment

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment, the oldest Regiment in the Army which also has hitherto, rendered a unique contribution towards defence of the motherland since its inception in 1881, had its ‘Colours Night’ on Thursday (4) evening at Colombo Bishop’s College auditorium during a glittering ceremony.
  • Sprinter Amarasekara Gifted with a New House

    Appreciative of achievements hitherto made in the field of sports and laurels he has fetched to both the Army and the country at large as a veteran sprinter, Warrant Officer-1 D.A.P Sampath Amarasekara of 6 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) of the Army, was awarded a modern house on Thursday (9) by the Army with sponsorship support received from a few donors. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army after visiting the new house at Kiriwaththuduwa early this morning (9).....
  • 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.
  • 24th Death Anniversary of 'Hasalaka Gamini' Held with Floral Tributes

    The 24th Death Anniversary of Corporal Gamini Kularathne of 6th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment(SLSR), known to the general public as ‘Hasalaka Gamini’ who made the supreme sacrifice to save his comrades from the siege at Elephant Pass Camp, took place on Tuesday(14) at a ceremony, held at Hasalaka Gamini Memorial at Elephant Pass.