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  • 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. 

  • SLAVF Awards Incentives to Achievers in Ranaviru Families

    A total of 125 children of officers and soldiers serving the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a ceremony at BMICH on Tuesday (28), received educational assistance as scholarships to the value of Rs 3 million, plus 25 new laptop computers.
  • 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.
  • SFHQ-KLN Enlightens Troops on DAA in the Organization

    In order to educate the officers and other ranks on the roles and tasks of Division Administration Area (DAA) of the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), a workshop with practicals, was conducted at 7 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) premises on Monday (12). The programme was initiated by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......
  • 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.....
  • Troops, Camps Remain in North - Army Commander

    In his first newspaper interview with our sister paper Silumina, the newly-appointed Army Commander, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, said that the troops deployed in the North have not been withdrawn as well as the military camps. Pledging to raise the professional standards of the Sri Lanka Army to new heights, the Commander said that safeguarding territorial sovereignty was of paramount importance and promised to to take all measures to prevent the resurgence of militancy in the North.
  • 'Viru Daru' Society Distributes Schols to Ranaviru Children

    One more phase of the 10th project for award of scholarships to 250 children of War Hero families under the auspices of the Viru Daru Society took place at the Army Headquarters on Saturday (12) during a ceremony, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army. Viru Daru Society’s own initiatives and arrangements enabled distribution of these scholarships to children of Army personnel belonging to all Regiments in the Army, including children of five totally dependent War Heroes at......

  • 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.