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  • Rehabilitated 'Beneficiaries' Need Further Support to Sustain, Says BCGR

    The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation and Reintegration (BCGR), responsible for rehabilitation of former LTTE combatants at Protective Accommodation and Rehabilitation Centres (PARCs) in the North and East, during an awareness-raising conference on Wednesday (2), spelt out roles.....

  • 14 Div & 143 Brigade Troops Contribute to 'Poson'

    Troops of the 14 Division and the 143 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) contributed to the successful conduct of the Poson ceremony by declaring a Poson Zone under the theme of ‘Mihinthalawai Daham Amawai’ in Bingiriya Dewegiri Purana Viharasthanaya, Chilaw opening  to the general public on Tuesday (2). This Poson Zone will be opened till Saturday (6).
  • Ex - LTTE Combatants to be Reintegrated to Society

    THE Government is set to announce a National Framework Proposal on the reintegration of ex-combatants into civilian life shortly. This will be a key element of its post-conflict peace building and development process. The envisioned policy intervention is designed to facilitate the reintegration of ex-combatants and contribute towards durable peace, by improving the employability of ex-combatants for civilian occupation, minimizing risk of socio-economic marginalization and ensuring them a smooth transition from military affiliations into larger communities.

  • Sinhala & Hindu New Year Celebrations in Kilinochchi Attracts Massive Crowds

    With the objective of raising the mutual understanding, peace and harmony, among the villagers and the members of the security forces, soldiers serving Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi), under the guidance of Security Force Commander Major General Udaya Perera, organized a New Year festival on Thursday (11) in Kilinochchi.

  • Students Serve Alms to Monks on 'Pindapatha'

    Students readying for the forthcoming Year 5 Scholarship Examination at the Defence Services School (DSS) at Kompannavidiya, Colombo 2 had a special religious ceremony (pinkama) Wednesday (3) morning with the participation of 50 Buddhist monks on Pindapatha (alms-begging). Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence.....
  • Commandos' Novel 4 x 4 Expedition Ends in Triumphant Note at Kudaoya

    Sri Lanka Army’s most novel project, ‘4 x 4 Expedition 2014’ - ‘Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos’, that covered a distance of 720 km along the eastern coastal belt, commencing from Jaffna on August 3, ended on Saturday (9) on a triumphant note after reaching Kudaoya Commando Training School.....
  • President Encourages Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Achievers Offering Incentives

    The seventh phase of the ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship scheme, being implemented annually to appreciate and encourage children of tri-service War Heroes and the Police who excelled in Grade 5 scholarship examination, got underway Thursday (30) morning at the Defence Services College (DSC) for the year 2015 under the auspices of HE the President, Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Ministry of Defence.  
  • Troops Led to Unearth Two more LTTE Torpedoes

    MULLAITTIVU: A METICULOUSLY pre-planned LTTE sea battle that was to be staged against Security Forces by terrorists during the just-ended Eelam War - IV was exposed Monday (29) evening when Task Force-8 troops unearthed two big LTTE torpedoes with their launcher from PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU area on information provided by a former LTTE cadre. The two torpedoes, each 26 ft in length and 5 ft 7 inches in circumference remained neatly wrapped in polythene when the troops made this startling recovery. The torpedo’s launcher of 28 ft in length and 5 ft 10 inch in circumference.....

  • 48th Army Inter Regiment Athletics Meet -“ 2011 Kicked Off

    The 48th Army Inter Regiment Athletics Meet - 2011 got off to a start at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Wednesday (2) morning with the participation of a large gathering of enthusiastic Army sportsmen and women. The Army Inter Regiment Athletics Meet - 2011, competed by over 1000 athletes of 24 Regiments during three days (Nov 2, 3 & 4), is to conclude....
  • Commander Visiting 55 Division Troops Warmly Welcomed

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya,  currently in Jaffna in connection with the ongoing  ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ Saturday (24) morning , took time off to meet and extend New Year greetings to troops at 55 Division Headquarters in Vettalakerni under the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J). The Commander on arrival at the Headquarters was warmly received.....