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  • Kilinochchi, Mankulam, Kanagarayankulam & Punani Civilians Join Troops to Celebrate National New Year Festival

    With the intention of further promoting civil-military relations in the North and Wanni, troops serving different formations enthusiastically contributed to the conduct of National Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival, rich with traditional sweet-meats, rites and rituals, traditional games and sports, etc. Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) at the end of its New Year festival.....
  • Workshop to Further Educate Army Personnel Serving Harmony Centre Begins

    Promotion of the good conduct, understanding of ethnic differences and effective communicative skills of the soldiers as one more project of the post-war era, is to be conducted across all Security Force Headquarters, following instructions, given by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.
  • Vavuniya Marks Women's Day with Leadership and Dress Making Workshops

    A leadership training workshop was conducted for Tamil and Muslim students in Vavuniya District recently. The two-day workshop held at Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya was organized by the 211 Brigade to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop covered a wide area of........
  • SLAC Enters Motor Racing Arena with First Ever 'Cavalry Supercross'

    The thrilling first-ever Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) organized ‘Cavalry Supercross’ stormed the new Pangolla racing track at Kurunegala Sunday (29) evening, amidst a sea of racing enthusiasts, headed by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the occasion as Chief Guest. This inaugural ‘Cavalry Supercross’, a maiden project of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps.....

  • Army-Produced World Class Wushu Player & His Coach Fêted

    Achievements of the world-class Wushu player, Lance Corporal W.L Gunasekara of 12 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) who secured a bronze medal at the recent 12th World Wushu Championship, together with his coach, Staff Sergeant W.L.P Nilantha, were fêted by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army when they both were invited to the office of the Commander, Wednesday (13).
  • Army Day Hindu Religious Ceremonies Get Underway

    The Hindu ceremony to invoke blessings on the Army and the 61st anniversary on was held at Sri Balaselvanayagam Murthi Kovil, Captain Gardens, Colombo 10 Monday (4) afternoon. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Brigadier R. Rathnasingham, President Sri Lanka Army Hindu Association and a host of senior officers and other ranks attended the special pooja conducted by the Head Priest, Bhrmachari B. Shanmuganathan Sharma Kurukkal.

  • 19th Army Commander Appointed

    MAJOR GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya USP, ndu, psc, the present Commander Security Forces Headquarters (Wanni) has been appointed as New Commander of the Army. He is the 19th Commander in the Sri Lanka Army. He is to resume office on Wednesday (15).

  • Pilot Programme on NCDs Under Health Promotion Programme Among Army Personnel Launched in Jaffna

    A pilot awareness project to prevent Army personnel from contacting Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was introduced to the Army personnel at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Wednesday (12) during one more phase of the Health Promotion Programme that got underway, following a new initiative, directed by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake. 
  • LTTE Actively Prevented People Leaving During Pause - John Holmes

    THERE SEEMS to be less civilians getting out during the [New Year] pause than before. So it is clear that LTTE did not allow those who wished to leave even if they wished to leave the area during this pause to do so, they seemed to be actively prevented from doing so, perhaps more actively prevented from doing so during this pause, so that is a matter for great regret,” said UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Sir John Holmes, at a briefing on the situation in Sri Lanka at the UN, New York, April 15. “We believe they should be allowing people, encouraging people to leave the no fire zone.