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  • Student Officers Visit Wanni Headquarters

    One hundred and fifty officers together with ten foreign student officers presently studying at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Batalanda, visited the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Tuesday (9) as a part of their training programme.
  • Officers & Soldiers Enjoy New Year Festival

    Officers and soldiers serving the 62 Division in the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), giving pride of place to traditional folk games, associated with the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year, held a New Year festival at the 62 Division Headquarters premises on May 1. Various fun-making games such as fancy dress, musical chairs, grease pole climbing.........

  • Northern Province Inter School Sports Meet Held after 15 Years

    SCHOOL students in the Northern Province after a lapse of fifteen years were blessed with an opportunity to show their sports skills in the Inter School Sports Meet in the Northern Province organized recently under the “Uthuru Wasanthaya” programme. This was the first sports event that gathered hundreds of school boys and girls of all five districts in the Northern Province into one playground after the Security Forces liberated Jaffna, Kilinochchi....

  • Terrorists Violate Humanitarian Pause & Snipe Soldier

    MULLAITTIVU: LTTE terrorists who continue to occupy “No Fire Zone” keeping entrapped civilians as hostages directed a sniper gunfire towards troops this morning around 9.00 a.m. killing one soldiers on duty at a distant defensive position in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU. In the meantime, LTTE also directed artillery gunfire on troops in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU this morning (13) injuring one more soldier. Those are the latest acts of terror conducted by LTTE hours after His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered a humanitarian pause for the ongoing counter terrorists operations. 

  • Servicemen to Undergo Meditation for Spiritual Development in New Complex

    Sri Lanka Army, in a new and giant step, designed exclusively towards the promotion of spiritual development of all Army members, is to construct a huge meditation complex (Bawun Seth Manasika Suwa Sevana) for mental peace of soldiers at Helummahara, Dekatana with the patronage of sister services, Welfare Association of the Department of Immigration and Emigration and Hatton National Bank.
  • Army Gives More Scholarships for Mathagal South Students

    Ten students selected from destitute families who needed financial assistance to continue with their education, received scholarships on Tuesday (28) from the soldiers in Jaffna. Those ten scholarships were arranged by the 513 Brigade at Uduvil in collaboration with the Munchee Biscuits Company (Pvt) Ltd.
  • "Ranaviru Real Star Mission III" Glitters Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium

    "Ranaviru Real Star Mission III" that went on boards at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last evening (27) to a packed crowd of music fans selected Sri Lanka Air Force Leading Aircraft Woman, Thushani Perera as the final ‘Real Star’, making both Army contenders to be first and second runners-up. "Real Star Mission III " winner is to receive a new house, worth about Rs 8 million as the gift. Runners-up will receive a car and cash prizes for their respective 2nd and 3rd slots in the programme. However, the 4th runner-up was also from the Army.

  • Medal Parade of 19th UN Contingent Held

    The customary medal parade of the 19th Sri Lankan contingent of the UN Peace Keeping Mission (MINUSTAH) in Haiti, was held recently during a formal ceremony, headed by Major General S.W.L Daulagala, Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) as the Chief Guest.

  • Special 'Abishekam' Pooja Blesses Army's Future March

    Hindu religious observances (Abishekam) that invoke blessings on the forthcoming 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day (October 10) celebrations took place at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13 Tuesday (4) evening, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in accordance with ancient Hindu traditions. This special ceremony of Hindu religious rites and rituals, performed by a team of ten priests was coordinated by the Army Hindu Association, in consultation with.....
  • 5th Yoga Course in Kilinochchi Commenced

    The 5th Yoga course for 38 other ranks commenced at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (14) to boost discipline, mental and physical strength of military personnel.