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  • Medical Consultation Provided to 300 Civilians

    More than 300 civilians in Veherathanna, and Buddhangala villages in the 62 Division area, Vavuniya, received medical consultations from a clinic organized by the Army at 26 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters premises on Sunday (2).  Conduct of the clinic coupled with donation of sanitary-ware among civilians in those areas. Brigadier K.G.D Perera General Officer Commanding 62 Division coordinated this clinic.

  • Buried LTTE Items Unearthed

    MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS operating in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU found a number of items belonging to LTTE terrorists during a search and clear operation Tuesday (28) morning. The recovered items, five LTTE uniforms, one cap, one LTTE flag, one suicide jacket, one belt, twenty-seven audio cassettes, fourteen compact discs, twenty-six VHS cassettes, one deck, two satellite receivers, two remote controllers, one CDMA phone, thirteen identity cards, five I-com sets and one photo album, had been buried in the area when they were found by the troops.

  • Two-Day Workshop on Drugs Attracts 29 Officers

    A workshop that educates Army officers on dangers of drugs, drug addiction, use of drugs, prevention from drugs, etc, got underway at Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) auditorium for two days (May 7 - 9). Organized by the Directorate of Psychological Operations of the Army Headquarters, the two-day workshop was coordinated by Dangerous Drug Prevention National Board.
  • Massive Crowds Compel Jaffna 'Vesak Zone' Extend by Another Day

    Unprecedented numbers of Vesak sight-seers in Jaffna, unlike in the previous years, enjoyed the spirit of the event in an enthusiastic manner during the three-day long Vesak Zone, arranged by troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna. Over 40 multi coloured huge Vesak lanterns, recital of Tamil and Sinhala devotional songs.....
  • 'Establishment of New Army Camps Expedites Return of Civil Buildings,' says Commander

    The newly-built Headquarters complex of the 68 Division at Sugandirapuram, Puthukudiyiruppu was ceremonially handed over to the use of gallant soldiers in the Army by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (22) morning when he visited there as Chief Guest. The establishment of the new HQ complex is in conformity with the government’s strategy of reinforcing the security infrastructure across the country to meet with any future challenges. The visit of the Commander also coupled with his intention to personally inquire into the progress, made in relation to the Army contribution to the ongoing development projects under ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ programme....

  • Towards a New Sri Lanka - "The Island" Editorial

    THE WAR is over in all but name. The LTTE's giant killing machine has been destroyed and the fate of Prabhakaran and other key terrorists will be known before long. It may not be hyperbolic that little Lanka's victory over terrorism is not second to the near impossible rare feats of humankind like man's landing on the moon. Her war had the trappings of a David-Goliath contest with all the western powers, save a few, unabashedly siding with a savage terrorist outfit they themselves had outlawed on their.....

  • Inauguration of the Refresher Course of the DSCSC Examination

    Eight officers serving at the Security Force Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) attended the inauguration ceremony of a refresher course for the selection examination of the Defence Service Command & Staff College (DSCSC) on Monday (29) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. The course organized by SFHQ-KLN will be conducted for 20 days.

  • Army & Police Recover more Warlike Items from East

    NORTH & EAST: ACTING ON INFORMATION, a special Police team from Colombo with assistance of the 231 Brigade troops in WELIKANDA conducted a search operation in the general area of SENAPURA on Tuesday (21) and found another stock of ammunition and weapons & other accessories abandoned by the LTTE. The combined search helped the troops and the Police recover thirteen General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) ammunition, four GPMG drums, five Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, three MPMG drums, one thousand and six hundred MPMG ammunition two MPMG tripods,.....

  • Monetary Donations Received for Monk's Funeral Used for a Worthy Cause

    An exceptional gesture of the most respected and widely known late monk, Ven. Dr Harispattuwe Ariyawanshalankara Nayaka Thero which advised his laymen before his demise, to use monetary contributions, received from the public for his funeral expenses to the worthy cause of building a new house for the family of a fallen War Hero, saw its realization today (14) at Theldeniya, Kandy.