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  • www.airforce.lk Given Facelift

    THE Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, launched the revamped website of Sri Lanka Air Force at a simple ceremony held at SLAF Headquarters this morning.The website will come out strong with news from within and the outside world. The new website envisage keeping its users constantly engaged with news and views of SLAF, other Air Forces of the world and developments in the aviation industry and the Defence Sector in Sri Lanka and globally.

  • Unnachchiya Tank Regains its Glory

    THE UNNACHCHIYA Tank which was totally destroyed as a result of the 30 year long war was renovated by the government after humanitarian operations in the Eastern Province.  The height of the tank bund was increased  to 33 ft and its capacity was increased up to 58,000 acre feet.  The tank can feed about 13,000 acres. A project to provide drinking water to the people in Batticaloa area using water stored in the tank is also underway. An irrigation canal for about 23 kms, a requirement of the farmers in the area,.....

  • 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.
  • SFHQ-KLN Helps Local Authorities to Find Land for Resettlement

    Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday (28) extended its support to the Kilinochchi Provincial Secretariat to re-trace the original settlers of several plots of land for resettlement of the displaced and provided 10 such families with permanent deeds. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander.............
  • NCOs School Responds to Anuradhapura Blood Bank's Request for Blood

    In response to the request of the Anuradhapura Blood Bank, Non- Commissioned Officers’ (NCOs) Training School at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa, organized a blood donation campaign on Friday (31) to be in parallel with the most recent  Sri Lanka Army’s 65th Anniversary. The blood donation was conducted on the directions of the Directorate of Army Medical Service.......
  • SFHQ-S & SFHQ-J Troops Continue Dengue Eradication

    Troops of the Security Forces Headquarters South (SFHQ-S) with the support of respective Divisions, Brigades and all field formations carried out Dengue eradication programme on Thursday (26) covering a number of areas. Hundreds of troops cleaned up Embilipitiya, Minipe, Gampola, Awissawella, Tissamaharamaya, Kamburupitiya, Ratkarauwa, Dehemigama, Kalugalawatta, Kiriwandala....
  • LTTE Still Active Abroad

    THOUGH the terrorist outfit LTTE was defeated we still face challenges after the war. We still discuss security concerns with Indian officials openly, Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. Addressing a press conference at the information ministry auditorium, Colombo, he said some diaspora elements and UN human Rights High Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay were supporting the LTTE . Yet he appreciated the Indian government’s stand on the LTTE banning them for another two years which was beneficial for Sri Lanka.

  • Troops Complete Restoration of Damaged Houses & Buildings in Aluthgama

    Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) of the Sri Lanka Army which have  been entrusted the challenge of rebuilding and renovating all damaged properties under the supervision of Commander, SFHQ -West  in communal riots-affected Aluthgama, Beruwala, Adikarigoda, Seenawatta areas, completed 95 %  of  its work at......


    The second Court Martial that resumed its sittings Tuesday (20) morning to hear charges against General Sarath Fonseka is to receive written submissions from both defence counsel and prosecution by 30th April before its next sitting on 4th May 2010 at 2.30 p.m. These written submissions are to be received by Rear Admiral W.W.J.S. Fernando who serves as Judge Advocate.