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  • One More Meditation Training Programme Held

    The 30th phase of the meditation programmes, organized for Army personnel at Kanduboda Siyane International Vipassana Meditation Centre was launched for 128 senior non-commissioned officers of the tri-services last week. The one-day meditation programme helped these attendees relieve of mental stress, psychological worries and promote mental and spiritual development.
  • SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year Festival

    Officers and other rankers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu(SFHQ-MLT) on Saturday (25), held a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at THE SFHQ-MLT premises. Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT, graced the event as the Chief Guest.

  • Heaping Praise on His Achievement, President Promotes Bronze Medalist Once Again & Gifts Millions & Land

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, jubilant over the achievement of Sergeant Pradeep Sanjaya, Sri Lanka’s Bronze Medalist in London Paralympic Games - 2012, during an  audience at Temple Trees Thursday (13) morning, extended his best wishes to the medalist by offering him one more promotion in rank plus cash and land gifts. Hours after Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya was made a Sergeant in the Army.....
  • Security Forces Headquarters -“ Wanni Celebrates 11th Anniversary

    A SERIES of ceremonies including multi religious observances were held to mark the 11th anniversary of the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) that fell on 23rd November 2009. Ceremonies started with religious observances conducted at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and the Mirisavetiya temple on 20th November 2009 with the participation of the Commander SFHQ-(W) Major General Kamal Gunaratne. SF (W) Commander, Officers and Other Ranks during religious observances transferred merits to fallen War Heroes and invoked blessings on injured and disabled War Heroes and also on serving soldiers.

  • Terrorists Trigger Claymore Against Tractor

    Flash !

    MONERAGALA: SUSPECTED terrorist infiltrators in the dense jungles off WELIARA, BUTTALA surrounding PELAWATTA Sugar Company complex detonated a claymore mine against a tractor moving in the area and killed its driver Tuesday (5) morning at about 10.30 a.m. Reports reaching COLOMBO said the tractor was supervising the electric fence, set to scare off wild elephants in the areas surrounding sugar cultivations when the claymore mine was activated by hiding terrorists.

  • Uva Province Commemorates War Heroes

    The Ranaviru Commemorative ceremony in the Uva Province was held at the War Heroes Monument in Badulla on Saturday (20) in parallel with the National Ranaviru Commemoration month. Mr. M.P. Jayasinghe, the Governor of Uva Province graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. Jayasinghe, together with Mrs Anoma Fonseka, Chairperson, Ranaviru Seva Authority and Major General D.S.N.K. Senadheera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division paid floral tributes to the monument.
  • Army Cricket Team Beats Air Force Rivals

    The Army cricket team, playing in the one day premier league tournament on Tuesday (11) scored a record 6 wicket victory against Sri Lanka Air Force Sports team during the Army’s second match during the tournament. Played at Panagoda Army grounds on Tuesday (11), the tournament was organized by.......
  • 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....

  • 24 Div Organizes Eye Clinic for Civilians &Grade 5 Seminar for Students

    With the support of Dr. Mrs Weerasuriya and a team of medical staff, the 24 Division Headquarters under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), conducted an eye clinic on Saturday (5) at Ampara area. More than 160 civilians affected with various eye ailments were examined and given medical consultations during the full-day clinic......
  • De-mining Goes on Smoothly

    MILITARY SPOKESMAN Major General Prasad Samarasinghe said the Army is now engaged in mine clearing operations along the A-9 Road from Paranthan to Elephant Pass and to Muhamalai. They also cover certain other areas in the North-Thunukkai, Manthivu, Oddusudan and Kokkavil. “Around 1,000 troops engaged in the de-mining operation have cleared approximately 200sq km in the Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar districts using 29 de-mining machines.