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  • Military Chiefs & IGP Preview National Victory Day Arrangements

    WITH A VIEW to reviewing and attending to the last-minute National Victory Day arrangements in progress, Chief of Defence Staff along with Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and the Inspector General of Police visited Galle Face Green Tuesday (15) afternoon. Military Chiefs and the IGP received a briefing on the conduct of the National Victory Day parade from the chief parade .....

  • 23 Div Troops Learn on Importance of Energy Conservation

    Officers and other ranks serving under the 23 Division Headquarters on Monday (8) gathered together, headed by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding and listened to a lecture on ‘Economical Use of Electricity’ to be in parallel with the ongoing government’s programme on conservation of electricity and power.
  • Etisalat Sponsorship Gives a Fillip to Army Rugby

    Etisalat repeating its encouraging initiatives for the promotion of Army Rugby in the organization is to sponsor the Army Rugby team participating in the forthcoming Rugby Tournament - 2013. Mr Duminda Ratnayake, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya......

  • Soldiers Erect Gymnasium with Local Raw Materials

    An indoor gymnasium, a much-felt need of the soldiers serving 61 Division under Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) became a reality recently, following its construction by soldiers using local raw materials in the area. It was recently opened by Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at the invitation of Brigadier A Kariyakarawana....

  • Chinese NDU Delegation on Tour Arrives at SFHQ-West

    The 33 members delegation of the Chinese National Defence University (NDU) who is recently in Sri Lanka, headed by Lieutenant General Wang Yongsheng, Vice President of NDU, visited the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) on Tuesday (24). The 33 member delegation included Lieutenant General Wang Yongsheng..............
  • Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Donates Two More Fire Engines to the Army

    Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), showing its goodwill towards the Army once again on Friday (19) donated two fire engines that can be used in the north and east during a brief ceremony at the Army Headquarters. The JSFA, presided by Dr Lal Thilakarathne with the generous support of Japanese philanthropists and members......
  • SFHQ-W Launches Relief Programmes for Wanni People

    Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), responding to the urgent requirement of water and dry-rations for drought-hit civilians in the Wanni, made various arrangements for supply of reliefs with the support of Army water bowsers and many donors in the past couple of days. Troops of the 62 Division on the directions of Brigadier K.G.D Perera, General Officer Commanding, 62 Division, recently......
  • Artillery Gun & Ninety-three Dead Tiger Cadres Found

     MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS recovered another 130mm artillery gun, used by the LTTE terrorists in a search and clear operation conducted in the newly captured area east of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU. It is yet to be confirmed whether the gun was in proper use. The gun was recovered Saturday (4) morning. Troops engaged in the final phase of the battle to capture the limited area held by LTTE terrorists in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU east......

  • Wanni Officers Further Educated in English

    An English proficiency course, meant to improve English proficiency among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), reached its successful completion on Saturday (15) at the 21 Division Headquarters, Anuradhapura. 40 Officers attended the 12-day long course, organized with the assistance of London Stanford College.
  • Log Command Headquarters Holds Army Day Commemorations

    Troops at the Headquarters of the Log Command of the Army at Kosgama, on the directions of its Commander, Major General R. M. J. A Rathnayaka, had their own Army Day anniversary programmes, organized in the premises on October 10.  Directed by Brigadier D.C.J.W Jayasekera, a Shramadana campaign, held at Kosgama Government Hospital carried out a programme for repainting of hospital beds, cupboards, furniture, etc before the surrounding was cleaned up.