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  • Army Recruits Mullaittivu Youths as Tradesmen

    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaittivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. The recruit training will continue for 16 weeks under the supervision of the 15 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA).
  • Seventy-Nine Escape LTTE Death Trap

    MULLAITTIVU: SEVENTY-NINE more trapped civilians on Monday (11) escaped LTTE terror grip and ended up at troops manning a security point at   KARAYAMULLIVAIKKAL and MULLIVELI areas in the New Safety Zone. The group included twenty-six children and nineteen women. Troops after receiving them directed them to temporary shelters in VAVUNIYA with coordination of government authorities.

  • Buddhist Monk Extends Generosity to Jaffna Students

    Over 180 students in 511 Brigade area at Achelu were to receive gift parcels of school accessories thanks to the generosity of Ven. Ellawala Upathissa Thero, Chief Incumbent of Gonaduwa Dwithwachethiyaramaya in Kalutara who was in Jaffna for four days on tour. In addition, the monk donated a stock of milk powder.....

  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
  • LTTE Activists Obstruct Peace Rally in Melbourne

    AN unruly situation emerged when a group of LTTE activists in Australia tried to obstruct a peace rally organized by a number of Sri Lankan residents in Melbourne on Saturday morning. An association named 'Melbourne Lankan Students' organized a peaceful demonstration in front of the Melbourne State Parliament displaying banners demanding that the LTTE release civilians in the Wanni. Around 2,000 people took part in the demonstration...

  • Asgiri-Malwatte Prelates Laud Army's Role in Development

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, on the eve of the Poson Festival paid homage to the sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy and called on both Maha Nayake (prelates) of Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters with the intention of enlightening the prelates on the Army’s role in development projects and.....

  • 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest

    112 Brigade Headquarters at Diyatalawa under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in coordination with the Army Volunteer Training School had their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, held at SFHQ-C Rondow Grounds on Tuesday (8).
  • Signal Corps Stages 'Resonance Rhythm' to Raise Funds

    The musical evening, ‘Signals Resonance Rhythm’, organized by the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) got underway at Maharagama Youth Centre on Friday (16). The event, meant to raise funds for provision of welfare facilities and improvement of infrastructure help for fallen and disable War Heroes of the SLSC.....
  • Nalandians Felicitate War Heroes

    CONTEMPORARY War Heroes, nurtured by the Nalanda College, Colombo who made the supreme sacrifice or became disable during the war fought for the sake of territorial integrity of the motherland, were felicitated in a glittering  ceremony organized by the Junior Old Boys of the College on Sunday (02). The ceremony that honoured forty-one old Nalandians killed in the war and eight others injured in the war commenced after the Chief Guest Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accompanied by other distinguished guests paid floral tributes to the War Memorial in the school premises.