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  • Visiting Commander Calls on Indian Service Chiefs in New Delhi

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, now in New Delhi to attend several military ceremonies at the invitation of his counterpart in the Indian Army, on Tuesday (6) paid courtesy calls on Indian tri-service Chiefs and Deputies. The four star General V.K Singh, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, the visiting Sri Lankan counterpart’s host warmly welcomed the visiting Commander at his office and exchanged views on bilateral matters of military importance to .....
  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse

    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

    Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
  • One More Defence Witness Gives Evidence

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings as scheduled on Tuesday (14) afternoon. One more witness for Defence, Mr Sunil Handunetti, Member of Parliament (MP) completed his evidence. A request made to issue summons to Major General A.B. Thoradeniya (retd) in Australia was refused by the......

  • President Attending Diyatalawa Workshop Warmly Received

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) premises to attend the government’s annual parliamentary group workshop in the weekend, was warmly received by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Friday (2) afternoon.
  • New MGO at Army Headquarters Assumes Office

    Major General N Udawatta WWV RSP USP ndc psc Mphil took over duties as the new Master General Ordnance (MGO) of Master General Ordnance Branch at Army Headquarters on Monday (19) during a brief ceremony at his office. Amidst blessings of the Venerable Maha Sangha, the new MGO signed a formal document and marked the assumption of his duties.  Later on, he spoke to the senior officers and set out his vision as the new MGO.
  • They Return to East with New Glimmers of Hope

    A NEW glimmer of hope and a smile was visible in them as they vacated their temporary Vavuniya Relief Village shelters and arrived at their former dwelling places in the east for resettlement. A total of 297 families of 967 members arrived in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara areas on Wednesday (5) with their luggage using transport, provided by the government in coordination with Army authorities in respective areas. Five hundred and fifty-two civilians belonging to one hundred and sixty-four families.....

  • 51 Division Troops Donate New House to Ex-LTTE Intelligence Wing Combatant

    Symbolizing the magnanimity of the soldiers who once fought against the bitter enemy until peace dawned, 25 Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) built a new house to an ex-combatant, now living in Urelu, Jaffna at their expense. Responding to the woes of Mrs M.Kumajini, the spouse of the rehabilitated former combatant........