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  • Field Marshal Fonseka Salutes Memories of Fallen War Heroes

    Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka soon after investiture ceremony on his promotion to the rank of Field Marshal at MoD ground Sunday (22) evening, amid a distinguished gathering, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, went to the War Memorial at Battaramulla and paid his respect to fallen War Heroes in the battlefield.
  • 177 More Cadet Officers at SLMA Pass Out to Serve Motherland

    The ceremonial passing out parade (PoP) of 177 Officer Cadets who successfully completed their training at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), took place on Saturday (25), amidst a gathering of distinguished military officers, including Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal W.D.R.M.J Goonetilake as Chief Guest and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.
  • Mannar Patients Given X'mas Gifts

    More than 200 patients receiving treatment at Mannar District Hospital on account of X’mas received gift parcels following sponsorship, extended to the Army by the People’s Bank, Mannar. With the blessings of the Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W), the 54 Division Headquarters with the support of 543 Brigade organized the treat to the inmates on the eve of X’mas day as a gesture of goodwill and mutual understanding. 

    The government yesterday signed an order designating 16 organisations functioning as terrorist fronts on foreign soil and freezing all assets and economic resources of these entities. External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris signed the proscription order on the recommendation of Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The proscribed 16 organisations fall under four broad categories. Among the organisations proscribed are the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) headed by New York lawyer Visuvanathan Ruthirakumaran...........
  • Curtains Come Down on Army Para Games - 2011 Creating More Hopes

    The curtain came down on the Army Para Games-2011 Thursday (29) evening at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, amidst a new wave of enthusiasm among disable Army War Heroes who for two days showcased their unbeatable sport skills. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army showing a keen interest in the final closing ceremony arrived at the venue as Chief Guest on the invitation of the Chairman of the Army Para Sports Committee Major General A.P.De Z Abeysekara. More than 1000 War Heroes, who sacrificed their legs and limbs in the fight against LTTE terrorism  used.....
  • All-time Lowest Prices Recorded at Panagoda 'Rana Aruna Udana' Fair

    Rana Aruna Udana’ New Year fair,  organized by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) for the noble objective of raising much-needed funds for rehabilitation of disable War Heroes and welfare of their families and serving personnel’s families was opened to the public Tuesday (9) morning at Panagoda Army school grounds.
  • Kilinochchi Officers Learn About 'Daily Mail System'

    A few lectures on the new ‘Daily Mail System’ (DMS), being introduced in the Army for speedy efficiency and productivity were recently conducted at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). Headquarters of the Chief Signal Officer (CSO) initiated the programme with the participation of all Division and Brigade Commanders.........
  • Hundreds of Civilians in Vavuniya Attend New Year Celebrations at UC Grounds

    A FESTIVAL full of traditional sports and games was organized in Vavuniya with coordination of the A FESTIVAL full of traditional sports and games was organized in Vavuniya with coordination of the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), Police and Civil Administrative Authorities to mark the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.

  • New SFHQ-East Commander Assumes Office

    MAJOR GENERAL J.C. Rambukpotha took over duties as the new Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) on Monday (7) after a brief ceremony that comprised both religious and military traditions. The new Security Forces Commander, East was accorded a guard turnout plus a Guard of Honour by soldiers at SFHQ-E on his entrance to the premises. His predecessor, Major General S.M de A. Rajapaksha was to take over as the new Director General of General Staff (DGGS) at Army Headquarters.

  • Pakistan Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Visit

    Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Pakistan Army General Raheel Sharif,  NI (M), marking a new era of goodwill, understanding and military co-operation, arrives in Sri Lanka on 5 June evening at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. During his five-day long stay, General Raheel Sharif is expected to pay courtesy calls on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. State Minister of Defence......