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  • Besieged Civilians in their Hundreds Reach Cleared Areas

    MULLAITTIVU: THREE hundred and thirty-two more civilians reached cleared areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on two different occasions on Sunday (29) after escaping from the LTTE grip. Ninety-four males, one hundred and five females and one hundred and thirty-three children were among the IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons).

  • Training Workshops on Boxing & Civil Relations Held

    Security Forces Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), intending to enhance general knowledge on social, cultural and personal dimensions of Tamil civilians, organized a workshop for all commanding officers in the area for five days. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-KLN attended the final sessions of the workshop which selected the Best Division, Best Brigade, Best Unit and the Best Commanding Officer for award of valuable gifts and certificates.

  • Wanni Commander Conducts Inspection

    Major General G.D.H.K. Gunaratne, Commander, Security Forces, Wanni recently conducted an inspection tour in the Wanni Headquarters complex in the company of senior officers. He inspected the dental unit, dining hall of the soldiers and the holiday home for officers and gave necessary instructions for.....

  • Military Police to Apprehend Producers of Ridiculous Video Documentary

    Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP), investigating into the release of a video documentary on rigorous military training sessions for woman recruits to the Internet by a few interested elements, have now found that the highly likely stage-managed training in question, has been devised by a group of persons around October in 2012 with the express intention of bringing the Army into disrepute and condemnation.

  • Mobile Dental Clinic Treats School Children

    521 Brigade Headquarters in Varani, Jaffna with the support of 19 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) recently organized a mobile dental clinic at Imiyanam GTN Maha Vidyalaya in Varani. Manthikai hospital’s dental team treated about 181 children during the clinic. Troops provided refreshments to the patients......
  • Kilinochchi Widows get Tailoring Knowledge on Women's Day

    A workshop on tailoring was organized for widows residing in Kilinochchi area by troops of the 57 Division and 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps during March 7 - 8 to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop attended by around 90 widows was patronized by Alliance Center Development Trust (Pvt) Ltd. This was held to enhance the knowledge of women in the area in this sphere.

  • Cardiology Clinic Treats More Than 450 Civilians

    A special mobile clinic on heart diseases, organized by the 54 Division for the benefit of Mannar civilians got underway in Mannar on Tuesday (26). A medical team from the Colombo National Hospital’s Cardiology unit conducted ECG and ECO tests on more than 450 civilians during the full-day clinic and referred some of them for further treatment after consultations.

  • Army to Re-Launch Fight Against 'Dengue' on Commander's Instructions

     On the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, a comprehensive cleaning campaign to wipe out the threat of resurgence of Dengue epidemic in Puttalam and other surrounding areas in western province-based Army formations and Army residential quarters, will come into effect, beginning Monday (June 2, 2014) from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The cleaning programme to be launched under the close supervision of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West).....

  • SVAB Ranaviru Fund Draws more Foreign Aid

    IN APPRECIATION of the projects initiated by Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) to enhance welfare measures for the Ranaviru families, a group of Sri Lankans living in Nairobi in Kenya donated Rs. 384,000/- to the SVAB Ranaviru fund.The cheque with this regard was handed over to the President SVAB Mrs. Anoma Fonseka by Mr. Laksiri Abeysekara, Director (Finance and Plan) International Finance and Research in Agro Forestry in Nairobi on 30th April. Mrs. Champika Wijesinghe, a former Vice President SVAB, coordinated the donation.

  • Poonewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya Students Given Incentives

    A simple ceremony to give away school aids, scholarships and push bicycles to students and donation of books to the library at Poonewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya took place recently with the support of several donors. Coordinated by Colonel S.B Kohona and Lieutenant Colonel K.R.S.P.K Kahagalla of the office of the Civil Affairs in Wanni, the simple ceremony saw two school students....