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  • Army Destroys One More Tiger Boat

    MULLAITTIVU: VALIANT troops operating in the remaining narrow coastal strip of PALAMATTALAN observed two Sea Tiger boats Wednesday (1) around 11.00 a.m. and opened fire at them. The fire destroyed one boat and caused it to sink in the seas while the other one had fled towards the interior of the high seas. The troops also recovered two T-56 weapons from the same area after some time.

  • SF-J Commemorates Poson at Sri Naga Vihara Premises

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) organized a glamorous and fascinating exhibition of lanterns on Poson Full Moon day (2) on account of Poson commemoration. Thousands of sight-seers flocked together to the Sri Naga Vihara premises to witness the magnificent lanterns. A Bodhi Pooja was held at......
  • Ampakamam Village Community Centre Reawakens

    The refurbished Community Centre at Ampakamam Village was officially declared open by the Commander Security Forces Killinochchi Major General Chandana Rajaguru recently. Security Forces Headquarters Killinochchi (SF HQ - KLN) allocated funds for the refurbishment of this building which was in a ramshackle state due to the thirty year prolonged war.

  • SVAB Funds Construction of Dilapidated Sanghawasa

    Following an initiative taken by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), troops of the 1 Gajaba Regiment (GR) renovated and restored the dilapidated Bhikku living room (awaasage) at Nabadagasdigiliya Sri Neegrodharama temple at Oyamaduwa......
  • Kachchativu St. Anthony Feast Draws Thousands

    THE ANNUAL feast at St. Anthony’s church in Kachchativu Island was recently held after a lapse of several years since LTTE terrorism in the peninsula and surrounding islets barred religious authorities from conduct of the feast. The feast conducted under the guidance of Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam, Bishop of Jaffna with the participation of devotees, drawn both from India and Sri Lanka was jointly organized by Navy and Army. 

  • GW Seva Vanitha Stages 'Sara Sihina' to Make War Heroes 'Sihina' a Reality

    The Gemunu Watch (GW) Seva Vanitha Unit on Saturday (24) staged the musical concert, ‘Sara Sihina’ with popular Bhathiya and Santhush duo with the objective of raising funds for GW War Heroes who remain handicapped after injuries in the war. The musical evening at St Joseph College indoor stadium in Colombo was graced by Commander of the Army..............
  • Indian Army Football League Here to Play with Sri Lankan Counterparts

    Indian Army’s Football League under ‘Army to Army Sport Exchange Programme - 2013’, now in Sri Lanka, will play against Sri Lanka Army’s League at CR & FC ground at Colombo 7 during its 4 - day stay. The match at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday (24) between the Army’s Football League (Yellow Team) and visiting Indian counterparts, will take place.
  • More Milking Cows Donated to Kilinochchi Families

    The fifth phase of the distribution of milking cows for low-income families in Kilinochchi area, organized by 17(V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held at Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Thursday(30). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • Army Commander Sets the Record Straight

    ON THE eve of opening of the Victory Monument at Puthukkudiyiruppu on Wednesday (9) and official inauguration of the new Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) the previous morning, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army met a cross section of the General Officers Commanding and senior representative officers at Puthukkudiyiruppu, and made a point to clarify a string of allegations that had been leveled by the retired Chief of Defence Staff, General Sarath Fonseka.

  • Akashi To LTTE : Let The Civilians Leave

    WE hope that even now the LTTE will change its attitude and let the IDPs in areas it still holds move to other areas, as several thousands of others had already done, Japan’s special envoy for Peace Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi told a media briefing in Colombo on Saturday. “It is heartwarming that people from the South of Sri Lanka, most of them Sinhalese, are collecting goods and money for the internally displaced people from the north. I hope this spirit of harmony and friendship will prevail in the future,” he said.....