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  • SLLI's Record 'Paabala Melaa' Ends with Huge Success

    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) pet fund-raising project, ‘Paabala Melaa’ that stupefied Hikkaduwa denizens for continuous five days with mega entertaining features, drew to a close on Monday (23), followed by a mammoth musical extravaganza that dragged into late small hours.

  • SF Wanni Commander Meets Inmates in Victory Hospital

    COMMANDER Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) Major General Kamal Gunaratne went to the Victory Army hospital in Anuradhapura on an inspection tour Wednesday (07). During the visit, he inquired into the health of the soldiers who were injured in humanitarian operations against the LTTE in North and Wanni and presently undergoing treatment at the Victory hospital. He also visited the Anuradhapura transit camp to meet soldiers awaiting departure for Jaffna after their leave.

  • New Archway to SLAC Regimental Hqrs Adds Grandeur

    The Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) wore festive garbs on Monday (10) when the SLAC’s Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army ceremonially opened the new archway (gate) to the premises during a fitting ceremony.
  • 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....

  • Former Army Commander Calls on State Minister of Defence & Secretary Defence

    Former Commander of the Army General Daya Ratnayake (retd)  made a farewell courtesy call on Hon State Minister of Defence Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene on Thursday (26) at the Ministry of Defence. During the cordial discussions, State Minister Wijewardene extended his good wishes to the outgoing Commander for all his future endeavours.

  • SL Red Cross Employee Found Killed

    JAFFNA: TROOPS conducting further search and clear operations in IYATTHALAI area recovered one claymore mine, three hand grenades, one I-com set, three cyanide capsules, six code sheets, three area maps, one cassette player, one wallet, one SIM card and eleven thousand and five hundred in cash on Friday (26). It was Wednesday (24) morning that troops shot dead one senior LTTE cadre named SALAPPAN in the same area. (See Situation Report Titled “Senior Tiger Hiding in Kodikamam Area Shot Dead” on 26th June 2009) In the meantime, an employee of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) was reportedly killed by an unidentified assassin on Friday (26) inside her home in PULOLY.

  • Commander Extends New Year Greetings in a Message

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in a special message issued to mark the New Year 2010 calls upon all Army personnel to work harder to achieve more victories in the years to come. Here is the full text of the message: Happy New Year! The overwhelming victory, ever recorded in the most recent history of Sri Lanka over the three-decade long ruthless cycle of terrorism that plagued our beloved motherland which boasts of an unblemished 2500 year old reputation, was mainly attributable to professionalism, untiring efforts.....

  • SLAVF Outgoing Commander Given Formal Salute

    A formal salute and a parade, held at the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Headquarters at Salawa, Kosgama said goodbye to the outgoing SLAVF Commandant, Major General S.A.P.P Samarasinghe on Monday (19). Major General Samarasinghe who was appointed the new Chief of Staff at Army Headquarters was......
  • More Humanitarian Services Offered by 22 Division

    Troops serving the 222 Brigade in Jayathigama, Kantale under the 22 Division recently organized several community projects at the request of the Buddhist Association of Old Anandians who were marking the 125th anniversary of the association. A large medical camp at Suriyapura Mahaweli Vidyalaya a......