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  • 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 Responds to the Situation & Provides Relief

    Sri Lanka Army troops, swiftly responding to the ravaging flood catastrophe, have rescued more than 450 civilians, marooned or trapped in Polonnaruwa, Gravel Kanda, Pallakkadu, Thoppigala, Ampara, Vellaweli areas in the east and elsewhere with the use of Army boats and equipment. On the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, General Officers Commanding in affected areas are implementing various prioritized flood relief roles, evaluating developments in worst-hit areas.  

  • 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.
  • Sinhala & Hindu New Year Celebrations in Kilinochchi Attracts Massive Crowds

    With the objective of raising the mutual understanding, peace and harmony, among the villagers and the members of the security forces, soldiers serving Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi), under the guidance of Security Force Commander Major General Udaya Perera, organized a New Year festival on Thursday (11) in Kilinochchi.

  • Bangladesh NDC Delegation Before Departure Meets Commander

    A delegation of 22 student officers at the Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC) who arrived in Sri Lanka to attend the just-concluded ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ before their departure, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Chrishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Thursday (3) morning. 
  • Commander Reviews Facilities Available for University Entrants Under Leadership Training

    The second leg of the Leadership Training course for the university entrants conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Army has commenced at several locations concurrently. The Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya visited this morning (27) one such location at Kalettewa where university entrants receive instructions and to review the availability of facilities for the students.
  • Commander Inspects New Hospital Complex & Wants Workforce Provided with Facilities

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Friday (16) morning made a surprise visit to the Narahenpita Military Hospital complex where the country’s second largest hospital complex with 1043 beds, is fast nearing completion. Lieutenant General Ratnayake, accompanied by several senior officers, visited the upcoming new 10-storied hospital complex site and received a comprehensive account of its construction work before touring the area.

  • SFHQ-E Launches Multiple Community Projects

    Separate Shramadana (self-help) arrangements, distribution of water among drought-hit civilians and dry ration relief packets are continuing to take place in the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) responsible areas. Shramadana campaigns to clean surroundings around Kumburupiddy Siththi Vinayagar Kovil, Trincomalee, Perumaweli Tharavi Sri Vinayagar School in.........
  • UN Secy. Gen. Endorses President's Stance

    UNITED NATIONS Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon endorsed the stance taken by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in bringing the country together and ensuring the equal rights of all citizens irrespective of their racial and religious differences. The UN Chief was speaking to the press at the Queens Hotel, Kandy after his meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in the Hill Capital.

  • Unprecedented & Rare Gesture of Generosity of Donor Lady Enables SVAB to Gift Two More New Houses to SLAC War Heroes

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who has thrown his full weight behind a multitude of welfare measures for the benefit of War Heroes, contributed to another worthy cause on Tuesday (4) morning by gifting a new house in Divulapitiya area to another disable War Hero, built with the funds generated by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). Generosity of the philanthropist, Ms Pathma Jayawardena in donating a land of 39 perches of high value in the suburbs of the commercial hub, Divulapitiya.....