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  • 'Ranaviru Fund' Patriots Donate Medical Equipment to Army

    SRI LANKAN patriots run “Ranaviru Fund” organization with the help of contributions received from patriotic Sri Lankans around the world recently donated valuable medical equipment worth over Rs. 1.3 million to the Colombo Military Hospital. The donated equipment included a defibrillator, a pulse Oximeter and a Cardiac-patient monitor are to be commissioned shortly in the new Operation Theatre at the Military Hospital.

  • Mullaittivu & Panagoda Army Base Hospital Inmates Receive New Year Gift


    Distribution of gift parcels among resident patients and inmates at Mullaittivu Army Base Hospital and Mullaittivu District Hospital on account of Sinhala and Tamil New Year took place on Wednesday (16). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) visited both those hospitals, together with several senior officers and gave away symbolic gift parcels, dispatched by the  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.  
  • SFHQ - KLN Platoon Commanders Broaden Horizons


    Over 300 Platoon Commanders serving the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) with the objective of further improving their knowledge on administration, international humanitarian law, human rights, motivation, legal aspects, discipline standards, criminal law, logistics and......
  • Brave Soldier And Good Samaritan

    Thirty-eight year old, O.G Ravindra Kumara was a soldier and he lost one of his legs to an anti-personnel mine, fighting the LTTE in the Welioya area in August 1995. Ravindra Kumara has donated blood 31 times at the annual blood donation campaigns organized by the Thamubuttegama Buddhist Centre since its inception. He is a social worker in the area and lives a righteous and an exemplary life, said the patron of Buddhist Centre Ven Dr Attangane Ratanapala Thera.

  • 17 Army Cricket Scorers Qualify in Exam


    A total of 22 cricket scorers attended a written and oral examination held at the Colombo Science Foundation Auditorium following coordination done by Sri Lanka Army Cricket Committee and Association of Cricket Scorers. 17 attendees out of the total got through the examination and qualified accordingly. Sri Lanka Army Cricket Committee expects to......
       
  • Veherathenna Re-settlers Get Incentives for Livelihood


    Provision of all possible assistance to the resettled people for promotion of their livelihood in Veherathenna village in Vavuniya continues under the aegis of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-(W)). Sponsorships provided by Malaria Control Campaign and Colombo ‘Jayagrahanaya’ organization saw more than 250 families of this village receive PVC water pipes, sanitary pots for lavatories and mosquito.....
     
  • 'Paada Yathris' Arriving at Komari Given Dinner


    Hindu devotees on their annual ‘Paada Yathra’ pilgrimage to Kataragama across the roads, adjoining the coastal beach along the North Eastern border were provided with dinner by 23 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops serving the 242 Brigade of 24 Division when they reached Komari, Pottuvil on Tuesday (17) to perform rituals at Pottuvil Murugan Kovil.

  • Karaveddy People Want Their Removed Army Point Restored Soon

    More than 50 placard-carrying civilians with a memorandum, containing more than 200 signatories, staged a protest close to the Vadamarachchi South, demanding re-establishment of the recently-removed Kallikai Army point at Karaveddy, Jaffna. Those civilians in the memorandum, submitted to the nearest 521 Brigade Headquarters, commanded by Colonel Tikiri Dissanayake....

  • Security & Safety of Muslims Guaranteed-MR

    KANDY - President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured a large gathering of the Muslim Community in the Badulla District that the security of the Muslim community in Sri Lanka was totally guaranteed. Speaking at the Janadhipathi Mandiraya, Kandy on Tuesday afternoon President Rajapaksa invited the Muslim community to remain with his government as a support to develop not only the Uva but also the entire country. The Muslim community should not be misled by false and malicious propaganda of his critics, he said.

  • 'Abimansala' To Spread Its Wings Soon; Indian Pop Star To Kick Off The 2nd Fund-Raising Project


    Most renowned and popular Indian vocalist, Asha Bhosle whose musical flair for Sinhalese hits are fondly cherished in Sri Lanka, is once again set to transcend borders and share her vision of music along with the duo, Bhathiya and Santhush.  The Indian pop icon, Asha Bhosle with her catchy songs and Sinhala lyrics joined by Sri Lankan singing stars is scheduled to kick off.....