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  • Military Intelligence Corps Honours their Achievers

    Outstanding achievements of the sportsmen and sportswomen of the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) during the years 2011 and 2012 were recognized, saluting them at a glittering 'Colours Night' organized by the MIC at Sri Sambuddhatwa Jayanthi hall in Colombo on Friday (5). The event felicitated 25 MIC achievers in the presence of a large gathering, headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe...........
  • Eastern Troops Follow Basic Computer Course

    On the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E), troops of the SFHQ-E together with the support of Orient Academy (Pvt) Ltd commenced the 4th basic computer course at SFHQ-E premises on Tuesday (12).
  • Dependent War Hero at 'Abimansala' Ties Nuptial Knots In front of Commander

    The saying, ‘Love Conquers All’ (Omnia Vincit Amor), is a universal factor that can transgress all the borders, all ethnicities, physical or any other disabilities or in essence, anything, to state the least.  Human passions are so elusive and ‘it is the love that makes the world go round.’ This makes no difference to Lance Corporal Charith Kularuwan Kulathilleke of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR).....
  • Wanni Soldiers Enlightened on Drugs

    To be in line with the ongoing National Drug Prevention month, the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) organized an awareness programme for officers and other rankers serving the SFHQ-W on Thursday (30) at the SFHQ-W auditorium. 250 other rankers and 50 officers from all the units under command to SFHQ-W took part in the arrangement through.......

    MULLATTIVU: SRI Lanka Air Force helicopters, irrespective of the risks involved in the decision, flew into the “No Fire Zone” itself Monday (20) afternoon and rescued as many as two hundred LTTE injured Tamil civilians who were fleeing from the LTTE grip. Air Force helicopters have by 16.00 hours (local time) Monday (20) brought down as many as some two hundred badly injured civilians after they were fired upon by terrorists while escaping the LTTE grip.

  • World Reputed Sri Lanka Army Turns 65 Years of Age Today

    The victorious Sri Lanka Army, now dubbed as the prime mover behind post-conflict revival and the most-sought service provider of the country, turns 65 years of age on Friday (Oct 10, 2014).  Founded in 1949 as then 'Ceylon Army', but changed to be called the Sri Lanka Army in the year 1972 after Ceylon became a Republic, is the most respected, if not the most admired service provider of the country in the post-war scenario....
  • 'Abimansala' Second Stage Moves Forward Faster than Expected

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who served as Wanni Commander during Humanitarian Operations had the first-hand experience of witnessing the casualties, suffered by those War Heroes fighting against the war for separatism. This led to the birth of the ‘Abimansala’.....
  • Indonesia's Resilience Institute Delegation Arrives at AHQ

    A delegation from Indonesia’s National Resilience Institute (INRI), currently in Sri Lanka arrived at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) Tuesday (29) afternoon to call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and exchange views on different roles of the Army.
  • Sixth Psycho-Social Centre in Wanni Opened

    Continuing the efforts of providing children a carefree environment where they could forget their sad and disturbed childhood, brought about by war, one more “Mahilchi Illam” (Happiness Centre) for psychological well-being (children’s psycho-social centre) was declared open at Nedunkerny  Maha Vidyalayam in Wanni. The opening took place last Saturday (7), headed by Security Forces Commander Wanni, Major General G.D.H.K Gunaratne and .....

  • SVAB Annual General Meeting Honours Past Presidents & SVAB Pioneers

    The 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) under the new chairmanship of Mrs Damayanthi Ratnayake, got underway at Colombo Galadari Hotel on Sunday (22) with a huge gathering of SVAB members participating in the sessions. The meeting, attended by more than 300 members, comprising past SVAB Presidents.....