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  • DLB Reciprocates Army Assistance at 'Deyata Kirula' with Support to SLLI Welfare Roles

    Development Lotteries Board (DLB) on Friday (28) offered its financial assistance towards the welfare of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) soldiers after several DLB officials, called at the Commander’s office at the Army Headquarters. The DLB donation was made possible, following the support the DLB received from the SLLI soldiers in the sale of entry tickets to the recently-ended ‘Deyata Kirula - 2014’ mega exhibition at Kuliyapitiya.
  • Police Find Hidden LTTE Suicide Jackets from Vavuniya; One Female Cadre Arrested & Another Commits Suicide

    VAVUNIYA: OFFICERS from the Special Investigation Unit in Galle unearthed a haul of explosives from PUNTHOTTAM area in VAVUNIYA Tuesday (22) following intelligence provided by an LTTE female terrorist who had been living in disguise and caught by the Police. On information, the Police raided a house on the KUMANKULAM road, UYILANKULAM to arrest two female cadres. However one of them identified as KANDIA GAURI, believed to be around 31, has committed suicide swallowing cyanide when the Police were in the process of arresting her.

  • After the Course was Brought to International Standards Veterans & Reputed Golfers Join First-ever Army Organized Tournament in Diyatalawa

    The first-ever Army organized Golf Tournament-2013, nick named ‘Crow Flies’ got underway at Army Golf Ground, Diyatalawa on Saturday (6), bringing a novel experience to the Army’s calendar of sports. Nearly after a lapse of about 53 years, this breathtaking Golf course at Diyatalawa was renovated and re-designed to match with international standards where any international match could be played as per keen interest, shown by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.

  • Matara, Hambantota War Heroes Enter Their New Homes

    One more phase of the mega island-wide house construction project of the War Heroes, funded by the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ at Ministry of Defence (MoD) was declared open on Saturday (18) when HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Chief Guest on the occasion symbolically handed over the first set of keys of the new house, built under this scheme under the MoD to the War Hero, Lance Corporal W. L. Ariyadasa  at Kirilipana, Matara. Ministry of Defence, actively engaged in constructing new houses for War Heroes across the country....

  • 'Paritta' Chanting Invokes Blessings on Mihindu Seth Medura Anniversary

    The state-of-the-art centre for solace for differently able War Heroes of our times, ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ at Attidiya which saw its birth as the brainchild of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, marked its third anniversary in a fitting ceremony.  The commemorative arrangements includes a Pirith chanting ceremony, alms-giving, musical programme with inmates and a fellow-lunch treat, scheduled during June 6 - 8 at the premises.

    The ‘Suwasahana’ fund of the Army that came into effect with multiple benefits to Army personnel and their families, covering medical expenses of the soldier, his/her spouse and children, has now been extended to cover the parents of unmarried Army personnel, too on the directions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. Under this ‘Suwasahana’ fund, inaugurated in January 2014, Army personnel/parents/children are.......
  • PLOTE Thanks President

    THE PLOTE yesterday lauded President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his leadership that ensured the liberation on civilians held captive by the LTTE and also the military for accomplishing a mission which military experts in the world thought was not possible. Writing to President Rajapaksa, Head of the PLOTE and DPLF Dharmalingam Sithadhan said "it is with a sense of relief that we heard that under your leadership the Armed Forces are now in the process of successfully releasing thousands of hostages held by the LTTE within the "Safe Zone".

  • Famous Kokavil Tower Commissioned, Heralding New Era of North-South Dialogue

    The ‘Kokavil Tower,’ South Asia’s tallest transmission tower that signals further promotion of intimate bonds of communication modes between the North and the South was commissioned Monday (6) morning by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a ceremony. Sri Lankan Engineers and hundreds of Sri Lanka Army troops.....
  • Ceremony for School Text Book Distribution Held in Jaffna

    THE NATIONAL ceremony for distribution of school text books for the year 2010 was held in Jaffna on Wednesday (9), attended by several cabinet ministers. Ministers Susil Premajayantha (MP), Anura Priyadarshana Yapa (MP), Douglas Devananda (MP), Nirmala Kotalawala (MP), and M Sachithranandan, Deputy Minister for Education who flew to Jaffna were received by Major General L.B.R. Mark, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna at the Palaly air base. .
  • Troops Distribute School Accessories to Students at Kilinochchi

    Troops of 651 Brigade under 65 Division at the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the intention of motivating the students to attend their education enthusiastically distributed gift parcels of school items including tri language dictionaries and some educational books worth Rs. 50,000 among Ordinary Level students in........