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  • '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...

  • Secretary to Treasury Delivers Lecture to Tri-service Officers


    A representative gathering of tri-service senior officers, together with the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force on Monday (23) evening were at Narahenpita Army Hospital auditorium to listen to a lecture, delivered by Dr P.B Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury on 'Sri Lanka’s Economy and Emerging Trends for Commercial Stability'.
  • SFHQ-C to Get New Admin Building


    A foundation stone for construction of a new administrative building for the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) was laid amidst chanting of Pirith on Tuesday (18) at SFHQ-C premises at Diyatalawa. Members of the Maha Sangha, Security Force Commander, Central, senior officers several others attended this occasion.....

  • New Year 'Gift' for Kilinochchi

    IT WILL NOT BE WRONG to say that Kilinochchi has received two New Year gifts in just four months. On January 2, 2009, Security Forces regained Kilinochchi, heralding a new era for this major Northern city that was dominated by the LTTE for around two decades. Kilinochchi was their administrative hub after the fall of Jaffna. It is where they had the so-called LTTE Peace Secretariat, the Voice of Tigers Radio and several other military and administrative buildings. It is where the Tiger leaders met visiting foreign dignitaries during the flawed ceasefire period. Yet, this was a facade. The people of Kilinochchi suffered under the tyranny of the LTTE, which ironically claimed to ‘liberate’ all Tamils.

  • 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.
     
  • SFHQ-KLN Fights War Against Drought


    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) has been in the practice of distributing water to drought-hit people in Uluwanur, Milawanapuram, Kumaraswamipuram, Mulankavil and surrounding areas, served by the SFHQ-KLN. Using bowsers of the SFHQ-KLN, all Divisions, Brigades and Battalions of......
     
     
  • New SLAGSC Holiday Bungalow at Anuradhapura Opened


    A newly constructed Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) holiday bungalow, constructed in Nelumkulama area, Anuradhapura for the use of officers and other ranks in the Army was opened on Friday (7) in a brief ceremony. Construction of the holiday bungalows for all ranks was directed by the Commander of the Army as an extension of Army welfare measures......
     
  • Troops Continue to Find more LTTE Warlike Items

    NORTH: TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of THARAKANKUDI, MADHU, MULLAITTIVU, THANNIMURIPPUKULAM, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL and THONIVELI recovered fifteen claymore mines, twelve  hand grenades,  one booby trap made from 81 mm mortar bomb, one Bangalore torpedo,   nine hundred and seventy-three rounds of T-56 ammunition, seven anti personnel mines, five 60 mm mortar bombs, two trip flares, two 40 mm mortar bombs, six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), twenty Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, .....

  • 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference


    An elaborate display of martial arts, comprised of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Taekwondo and locally-recognized ‘Angam Pora’ staged on the same platform for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) area to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 62 Division on 15 October, robbed the attention of........
     
     
  • Military Academy Groomed 140 More Cadet Officers Pass Out in Grand Ceremony


    The Army’s premier seat of learning, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa highlands honoured the Mother Lanka once again on Monday (2) by producing 140 more full-pledged Cadet Officers to the Sri Lanka Army. A total of 140 Cadet Officers, from Intakes 73, 75, and Intake (voluntary) 51, including two Lady Cadet Officers from.....