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  • Seventh Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends

    The seventh phase of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West, reached its successful completion on Friday (28) at the SFHQ-West library premises.

  • During Navy PoP, Commander Urges New Commissioned Officers to Place the Country's Security Before 'Self'

    Sri Lanka Navy’s prestigious Maritime and Naval Academy at Trincomalee on Friday (16) honoured the presence of the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest for the academy’s Passing out Parade (PoP) of the Intake 27 (Kotelawala Defence University) and the Midshipman Intake 51, the most glittering spectacle in the academy’s calendar of events. The day’s itinerary of the Army Chief in Trincomalee commenced soon after he reviewed the Guard Turnout............

  • Crowd Puller, 'Army Tattoo' Ends in Moneragala

    Massive crowds thronged Army Tattoo at Moneragala on both days and the organizers had to make extra arrangements to accommodate all who assembled there. 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division in close cooperation with all other units organized the 7th Army Tattoo at the Moneragala Technical College grounds during September 8 - 9.

  • Commander Immediately Suspends Service of Soldier Arrested for Involvement in Many Robberies

    A soldier, arrested on suspicion for involvement in a number of robberies  was immediately suspended from service on Saturday (2) and the Directorate of Legal Services in the Army, was directed to convene a Court Martial by the Commander of the Army, Lt Gen Daya Rathnayake without delay. The soldier, alleged to have committed a number robberies in and around Colombo while in service, was taken into custody by the Military Police, following information, given by the Police to it when he was attending a sports event at Panagoda Army Cantonment Saturday evening.
  • Displaced Civilians Help Search Teams in Meeriyabedda

    Despite intermittent weather setbacks and mini-scale mudslides still occurring in the devastated Meeriyabedda-Koslanda area where one of the biggest landslides was reported, Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) as well as Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force personnel, are untiringly still at work with the support of some civilians who have volunteered.
  • 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.

  • Six Pre-School Teachers Get New Bicycles

    Six former female rehabilitated LTTE combatants, now serving as pre-school teachers in Vavuniya District recently, received six new push bicycles as modes of transport, thanks to initiatives taken by 211 Brigade. After information affirmed that those pre-school teachers undergo hardships in finding their way to those schools due to transport, the 211 Brigade with the patronage received from Alliance Development Trust....
  • 'Sammabimani' Goes to Horana with Ven. Dhammaloka

    The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme of Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero organized by the Army in order to enhance moral values of the general public, was held at Vidayarathna Pirivena, Horana on Monday (5). Senior officers, officers and other ranks of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) and around 5300 devotees participated in the religious programme.
  • Army Builds Homes for Civilians & Helps Gherkin Cultivation

    Army troops serving 571 Brigade under 57 Division in Kilinochchi are busy constructing 10 new houses to be handed over to Tamil civilians in the area. The project in progress under the direct supervision of the 57 Division General Officer Commanding coincides with the government’s ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ programme and house construction projects launched by North-based Security Forces Headquarters.