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  • Joint Chinese - Sri Lanka Army Ex-'Silk Route - 2015' Begins

    The first phase of the 2nd joint Sri Lanka Army - People’s Liberation Army of China ‘Exercise - Silk Route - 2015’ with the blessings of the Commander of the Army, got off the ground this morning (22) at Officer Career Development Centre......
  • 55 Division Troops Undertake Road Repairs

    Army troops serving the 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters- Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently undertook repairs and reconstruction work on 12-km long Iyakkachchi-Kaddaikadu road after its poor condition was brought to the notice of Army troops by road-users and vehicle users.
  • Seva Vanitha Gives Away Artificial Limbs Received from New Zealand

    MR CHANNA RANASINGHE, Chairman, United Sri Lanka Association in New Zealand, a school-time pal of Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in addition to his previous assistance to the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), has once again donated ten more artificial limbs to be distributed among disable War Heroes. On the sidelines of the SVAB monthly meeting for April on Monday (3), ten disable War Heroes from Sri Lanka National Guard, Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment, Gajaba Regiment and Gemunu Watch received....

  • Army Achievements in Sports Given Cash Incentives

    Sportsmen and women who made the Army proud fetching laurels from both local and overseas tournaments were feted and awarded cash gifts by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Thursday (10) after inviting them to his office at the Army Headquarters. Private A.W.M.R.A.H Bandara of 5 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps and...... 
  • UN Secretary General Takes Stock of Relief Villages

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and his entourage who flew to the Settikulam Menik Farm Relief Village in Vavuniya Saturday (23) morning saw for themselves the extensive relief, resettlement and rehabilitation programme in progress and also had an aerial view on areas affected by LTTE terrorism towards the end of the war. Competent Authority for Northern Province and Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army Major General G.A. Chandrasiri after receipt of the UN delegation in the Menik Farm Relief Village presented a comprehensive account of the most recent Rescue Mission, conducted by Security Forces during the final stage of the war against terrorism and various welfare measures now in effect in the welfare centers and Relief Villages.

  • Security Forces in West Continues Dengue Eradication Programmes

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West), in coordination with Homagama office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), carried out another Dengue eradication campaign in Walauwatta area on Saturday (3). Public Health Inspectors at MOH Homagama, Samurdi Officers, Police Officers, Development Officers, Agricultural Officers......
  • Defence Services Bags President Rajapaksa Trophy Again

    The year’s most challenging and sensational Rugby encounter between Defence Services (DS) team and Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) President’s team kicked off at Army Headquarters grounds Thursday (5) evening amidst a galaxy of distinguished guests, including His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • 6 SLLI Invokes Merits on Its Fallen War Heroes during Annual Pinkama

    The annual all-night Pirith chanting and offer of alms to 130 Buddhist monks with the objective of transferring merits on 464 War Heroes of the 6 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (6 SLLI) was held for the 16th consecutive year at Mahakandarawa 6 SLLI Headquarters in Mihintale, beginning Saturday (30) evening. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army who himself is also from the same Battalion.......
  • Officers Submit Two More Presentations at SFHQ-KLN as Training Modules

    Two more syndicate presentations, prepared by officers were conducted by two battalions of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday(24) and Wednesday(26). Officers of 9 the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), together with the Commanding Officer, conducted their syndicate presentation on the topic ‘Falklands War’ on Monday (24) at the Battalion Headquarters, 9 VIR.