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  • Army Supports Educational Seminars

    A workshop, organized for students sitting government exams as well as a training programme on the use of new mathematical accessories and aids for both teachers and students with the support of ‘Plan Sri Lanka’ organization, got underway during July 7-10 at Mullaittivu Maha Vidyalayam and Puthukkuddiyiruppu Maha Vidyalayam separately. 
  • How The War was Won - Army Media Played a Critical Role

    SHAMINDRA Ferdinando documents the history of the current phase of the military campaign that has boxed the LTTE to a small sliver of territory on the Mullaitivu coast.Last Thursday’s bloody battle at Anandapuram on the eastern flank brought an end to organized LTTE resistance in the Puthukkudiyirippu area in the Mullaitivu district. The 58 Division troops had fought their way into heavily defended Anandapuram after 53 and 55 Divisions sealed off the area the previous day. The latest loss of territory would thwart any attempt on the part of the LTTE to hold off the army outside the civilian safety zone on the Mullaitivu coast....

  • SF Headquarters South Organizes Mass to Invoke Blessings on Army

    Sri Lana Army has organized a series of events to commemorate its 61st Anniversary which falls on the 10th instant. In addition to the main ceremonies many peripheral events organized by various formation headquarters are conducted island-wide. One such event organized by the Security Forces Headquarters South (SF HQ – S) was held in Kandy recently.

  • 56 Division Makes Elaborate Vesak Arrangements with Civilians

    Special corriander water and gram serving ‘Dansel’ (free eating houses), display of colourful Vesak lanterns, recital of devotional songs, multi-coloured decorations and several other programmes, organized in the 56 Division Headquarters, Kokeliya, Vavuniya, adorned Vavuniya city and its suburbs, following initiatives taken by 56 Division Headquarters on account of Vesak.
  • 'Harmony' Centre Kilinichchi Gets Book Donation

    In response to a request made by the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), International Rotary Club, Chennai on  Thursday (3) donated a stoks of  biographies, story books and educational books in both English and Tamil languages to the  Harmony Centre Library at Killinochchi. President International Rotary Club.......
  • Rekindling Hopes for Reconciliation, CNU Felicitates Commander of the Army

    Council for National Unity (CNU), comprised of leading Tamil businessmen recently, felicitated the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at a special ceremony, held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The CNU, appreciative of the invaluable services Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake rendered for the benefit of thousands of ex-child combatants in his capacity as the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.....
  • Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka

    A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
  • Lt General Jagath Jayasuriya the Pugilist

    ROYAL College has produced a plethora of scientific boxers during the past 95 years. Scientific boxing is synonymous with Royal College due to the foundation laid by the late Donald Obeyesekere (the father of Boxing in Sri Lanka), his son the late Danton Obeyesekere (who coached Royal for 55 years) and Ponnambalam Rajendram who were all Cambridge `Blues’. This Legacy has been carried on by their pupils who have coached their old School teams subsequently. Among this galaxy of scientific boxers, the name of Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, the new Army Commander has a very special place by virtue of the fact that he is one of eleven.....

  • Grievances of Next of Kin of Fallen CR War Heroes Addressed

    With the objective of finding solutions or redress to any issues, affecting the next of kin of fallen War Heroes of the Commando Regiment (CR), the CR Regimental Headquarters recently organized a meeting for those resident in Matara, Galle and Kalutara Districts as the first phase of the project. The mobile arrangement, held at Kalutara District Secretariat auditorium attracted more than 200 relatives of fallen CR....
  • Paris Temple Attacked

    SRI LANKAS main Buddhist temple in Paris, France was attacked by suspected LTTE supporters on Sunday evening, said a spokesman from the foreign ministry. He said a group of seven masked men had arrived at around 7.00 pm on Sunday and smashed the windows of the temple. The Chief Monk of the temple, the Ven. Paravahera Chandraratane Thero, and another monk had been present at the time, but no one had been hurt. On the same evening, a group of Sri Lankan Buddhists had held Vesak celebrations at the temple --   including a ‘Dansela’.