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  • Thousands Attend -œTheeru Karthigey- Pooja in Jaffna

    THE CULMINATION CEREMONY of the renowned annual Mavadipuram “Theeru Karthigey” (Pooja) prayers in Jaffna, lying in the Palaly High Security Zone (HSZ) was conducted recently on a grand scale, attended by thousands of devotees.
  • Army grabs it all in firing events

    Firing teams representative of the Sri Lanka Army claimed victory in all major events at the recently ended National Pistol Firing Competition, organized by the National Rifle Association for the 12th consecutive time at Ganemulla Commando Regimental Centre firing range.
  • HMS York now in Colombo

    Her Majesty's Ship York (HMS York) arrived in Sri Lanka's Colombo Harbour Tuesday (2) on a goodwill visit, to be accompanied by Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship, Black Rover.
  • Military nurses take oath after initial training

    Thirty-five trainees from the Army and another ten from the Navy, who successfully completed their first year of nursing training, took their oaths before Major General K.D.P Perera, Director Medical Services, Army Hospital who was also the chief guest on that occasion.
  • Navy ruggerites beat their Army counterparts

    One more Rugby encounter in the Caltex Rugby Tournament played between Army and Navy ruggerites on Friday (29) at the Army Ground, Colombo saw sailors grabbed the win after a tough fight.
  • Volleyball and basketball sports complex opened

    First Field Engineer Regiment defeated the 5 Gajaba Regiment (V) by 2-0 in the inaugural volleyball match played at the newly built out-door sports complex for volleyball and basket ball at the Security Forces Headquarters premises in Jaffna last week.
  • Jaffna Commander Visits Muhamalai FDL

    Commander, Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna Major General G. A Chandrasiri visited the Forward Defence Line at Muhamalai on Monday (28) to review the current security arrangements in the area. Muhamalai Forward Defence Line has been under LTTE attack and troops resisted successfully.