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  • Former Combatants During Wanni Vesak Celebrations Sing Devotional Songs

    A series of Vesak commemorative ceremonies organized under the auspices of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) attracted hundreds of Wanni civilians during the Vesak week (May 1-7). To begin with, the SFHQ-W distributed more than 20 first aid boxes among pre-schools / schools under 211 Brigade Headquarters areas, together with a stock of medicine to each box.
  • 'Siriliya Saviya' Extends Medical Consultations to Woman Soldiers & Wives

    To coincide with the ongoing Ranaviru commemorative month, the Carlton Siriliya Saviya project offered its expertise medical assistance for the benefit of woman soldiers and wives of soldiers by conducting a ‘Well-Women Clinic’ (Suva Nari Sayanaya) at Narahenpita Military Hospital premises on Friday (3). First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the pioneer behind the Siriliya Saviya...

  • East-based Troops Indulge in Community Development Roles

    All possible assistance by way of multifaceted community projects, intent on  bettering living conditions of the people in the East is being facilitated by the troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-East on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E).

  • Central Troops Expand Social Service Activities

    Troops serving at the 112 Brigade engaged in another admirable task to enhance the harmony and Cooperation between Army and civil society with the assistance of Civilians in the Passara area in Baddulla on Sunday (12). Troops renovated the temple at the Viryaura Meditation Center, Passara and built up a stone wall to preserve the temple. Civilians in the area together with several inmates at Baddula prison also joined their hands with troops to make this task a success.
  • Army Troops & STF on Continuous Search Operations in Wanni & East

    NORTH: ARMY troops conducting search and clear operations in the general areas of VISUAMADU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and UDAYARKATTUKULAM in WANNI and PORAKALAMADU in BATTICALOA found three T-56 weapons, one T-56 magazine, thirteen rounds of T-56 ammunition, fourteen hand grenades, six Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), thirty-seven 60 mm mortar bombs, two Arul bombs, one RPG launcher, 10 kg of C-4 explosives, thirteen detonator cords, twenty-two electric detonators, two hundred and seventy-three Jonny mines, one booby trap and two hand grenades on Saturday (29). 

  • MINUSTAH Force Commander Shows Exact Locations of SRIBAT Deployments

    Major General Luiz Ramos, Force Commander to the MINUSTAH, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti towards the end of his meeting with the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya using an area map, explained to him where Sri Lankan troops (SRIBAT) have been deployed and how operational duties are performed.
  • Delegates for 'Defence Seminar on 5Rs' Start Arriving

    Delegates, scheduled to attend the Army organized ‘Defence Seminar on 5Rs’ (Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, Reconciliation) at Colombo Galadari Hotel, beginning Wednesday (8) morning, have commenced arriving in Sri Lanka since small hours of Tuesday (7). Brigadier-General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof bin Haji Abd Rahman, Brunei’s Commander of the Royal Land Forces, Major General Ahmed Shiyam, Chief of Defence Force.....
  • CDS Makes His First Visit to Mullaittivu

    Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) together with several Air force officers on Saturday (12).made his maiden visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) after assumption of duties as the CDS. The day’s itinerary began after Major General P.U.S. Vithanage, Commander, SFHQ-MLT warmly received the visiting Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on arrival at the Mullaittivu grounds.
  • 'Defence Seminar -“ 2013' Inaugurates at Galadari Hotel

    A total of 66 foreign delegates, in addition to the participation of Sri Lanka-based Diplomats and Defence Attachés, will attend the year’s mammoth ‘Defence Seminar - 2013’ beginning Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel at the invitation of the Sri Lanka Army. Themed on ‘Post-Conflict Sri Lanka: Challenges and Regional Stability’, the three-day conference (Sept 3-5) is to be attended by more than 300 participants. HE the President’s Secretary Mr Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, will grace the occasion as distinguished guests. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to deliver the keynote address soon after the formal welcome address is done by the Commander of the Army, the host of the ‘Defence Seminar - 2013.’’
  • First Batch of ASL Graduates Pass Out in Colourful Ceremony

    Effective and efficient implementation of logistic responsibilities of the Army, received an inspirational boost when the first batch of 24 officers in the Logistics Staff Course - I, trained at the Army School of Logistics (ASL) in Trincomalee, passed out in a colourful ceremony, held at the Defence Services College, Colombo 2 Monday (22) evening.