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  • Career Training Lecture Held


    A special project to encourage unemployed young ones in Jaffna for career development in Information Technology (IT) and Shipping trade under the programme, NEET (Not in Education, not in Employment, not in Training), got underway, following an initiative taken by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (29). A selected group of 20 job aspirants listened to Mr T. Lingeshwaran, Director CINEC Campus.....
  • More Warlike Items Abandoned by LTTE Recovered

    WANNI: WEDNESDAY’S search and clear operations in many areas of WANNI helped Army troops find some more weapons and other warlike items kept hidden or abandoned by the LTTE. Troops in the general areas of VISUAMADU, PULIYANPOKKANAI, IRANAMADU and KULAMURIPPU on Wednesday (8) recovered one T-56 magazine, one pouch, one T-56 weapon, one Light Machine Gun (LMG) tripod, one shotgun, one hand grenade, two 12.7 mm ammunition drums, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one GPMG tripod, one 130 mm artillery projectile.....

  • Commander's Initiative, Regimental Housing Project for Fallen War Hero Families Almost Completed


    The novel ‘House Construction’ project at all regimental levels for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able soldiers which saw its birth as a conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, is fast nearing completion by fourth week of September, 2015. To be in line with the Commander's noble visionary project, 18 Regiments swiftly jumped into action and......
     
  • Students Educated on Use of National Anthem & Flag


    211 Brigade troops with sponsorship provided by Ja-ela ‘Nimpura Traders’ Association’ distributed CDs containing the National Anthem and a publication on use of National Flag and Anthem among school children during a ceremony at Vavuniya South Education Zonal office premises. These items valued more than Rs 55,000.00 were given away among 100 schools in the Vauniya South Education aZone.
  • 'Development Strengthens National Security'


    The development of the country will help strengthen national security, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. The President said the people will start questioning as to why this country should be divided when ties between various communities in the country are strengthened in economic and social fields........
     
  • SLEME Colours Night Felicitates Outstanding Performers on Grand Scale


    Officers and Soldiers serving the Sri Lanka Electrical Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment of the Army on Sunday (18) night refreshed their memories and received their laurels for their achievements from the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • Spouses of Late SLSR War Veterans Honoured

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regimental Centre at Ambepussa, deviating from its routine formalities recently, did spouses and family members of late senior War Heroes the honour of visiting Elephant Pass, Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu areas where their beloved warriors laid their lives for the sake of the unitary status of the country several years ago. Spouses and next of kin of late War Heroes, Major General W I V K M Wimalaratne (1992), Major General B B S Mendis (1998)....

  • Troops Conduct More Community Projects in East


    Troops of several Battalions and Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) in the past few days conducted community projects to promote bellow understanding with the general public in the area. 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops, organized a ‘Dansala’ to offer free food for devotees who attended Christmas festivals at Patalipuram, Muthur and Kuchchaweli areas respectively on Thursday (25).
  • 611 Brigade's New Headquarters and 56 Div Battalion Training School Opened

    In keeping with ongoing Army reforms, the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) has begun to locate its ground formations in different locations, making more and more civilians to return to their places of original residence. As recent as March 15,   the 611 Brigade Headquarters ceremonially opened its newly constructed......
  • President Underlines Importance of being a Lover of the Motherland During PoP

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in his address to 253 Cadet Officers who passed out from the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa on Tuesday (21) underlined that no one, though obsessed with abundant talents or skills, could reach great heights unless the person concerned loves his Motherland, like he does for his mother or father.