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  • ICRC Delegates Visit Kilinochchi Commander

    Several representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to meet its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on Thursday (19).
  • Repatriates Donate 144 Wheel Chairs to Army Hospital

    SRI LANKAN community in Hong Kong got-together under four organizations, Organization of Sri Lankan Youth, Association of Sri Lankans in Hong Kong, Association of Sri Lankan Children in Hong Kong and ‘Veritas’ Listeners’ Foundation in Hong Kong, organized a donation of 144 wheel chairs to the military hospital in appreciation of the sacrifices made by the War Heroes to free the motherland from LTTE terrorism.

  • Military Parades to Welcome New Army Commander

    MAJOR General Jagath Jayasuriya USP ndu psc, the newly appointed Commander of the Army is to assume office on Wednesday (15) as the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army. His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapakse handed over the appointment to Major General Jayasuriya on Sunday (12) where he made a few more similar appointments in the defence establishment including that of the Chief of Defence Staff and the National Security Advisor to the President.

  • Workshop on Food Preparation Held at Kilinochchi

    A workshop for promotion of professional culinary skills of chefs, waiters and catering staff in Army dinning halls, serving Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), was organized recently at SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Over 280 participants from both the Army and civil administration in the Army received training from Mr Upali Bandara of the Sri Lankan Catering Services....
  • New Abode, Built by Army Engineers for Monks Opened

    The newly-constructed ‘Sanghawasaya’ (abode for resident monks) at Rankethgama Rajamaha Viharaya in Rankethgama, Vavuniya where more than 71 resettled families live, was ceremonially opened on Saturday (10). Rankethgama temple of historic value was destroyed by LTTE terrorists many years ago and remained abandoned until former villagers returned to Rankethgama for resettlement after a government facilitated their resettlement.
  • Staff Sergeant's Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed

    Exemplary bravery and presence of mind of the Staff Sergeant W.T.A Chaminda, serving the 3 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch (GW) Headquarters at Matara who saved the life of a mother who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the ‘Nilwala’ river from the Mahanama bridge last Thursday (23) at about 10.15 a.m., was felicitated by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters.

  • Let Us Honour Those Deserving Honour On This Historic Victory Day

    IT HAS BEEN a year since the brutal cycle of LTTE terrorism ended. As the dusk fell on May 18, 2009, all Sri Lankans impatiently glued to the electronic media to hear the fate that befell the monster, Prabhakaran, the megalomaniac mass murderer in contemporary Sri Lanka. Nandikadal lagoon that struck the last nail on the utopian Eelam coffin will reverberate as tears continue to roll down the cheeks of surviving victims of LTTE terrorism, next of kin of hundreds of thousands of slain dear ones . Fear psychosis among the public has vanished, instead a new beacon of hope has dawned.

  • LTTE Attacks Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin for Second Time

    A GROUP of LTTE supporters attacked the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin on Thursday night. The attacks had thrown two Molotoy Cocktails (improvised patrol bombs) to the embassy premises, reports said. “They had hurled two petrol-bombs to the Embassy premises. However, only one bomb exploded causing minor damages to the building. No one was hurt”, the reports indicated. German Police are now investigating the incident. This is the second time the Embassy was attacked within three months. 

  • Parliamentarians Watch Friendly Football Tournament

    Parliamentarians, Hon Mahinda Yapa Abegunawardena and Hon Namal Rajapaksa during a recent tour to Kilinochchi area gave away school books and accessories, along with a few sets of computers to a large gathering of students. As another segment of their itinerary ........
  • Artillery Athletes Carry Away Championship

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as Chief Guest and Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch recently witnessed the final events of the Sri Army Inter Regimental Athletic Meet. The sports meets took place at the Sugathadasa Stadium last Thursday (10) with the participation of a large group of sports enthusiasts. Over 1500 male and female athletes representing 24 Army Regiments vied for the Championship which was finally secured by the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA). Participants, during the sports meet held for three days established five new records which had earlier been made by Army athletes. The 480 weight class male championship was secured by Sri Lanka Artillery Corps Team.