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  • New Therapy Center for Disable War Heroes in the Offing

    A PRELIMINARY round of discussion to explore possibilities of promoting mental and physical well-being of the physically-handicapped War Heroes affected by terrorism was recently held at Army Headquarters auditorium, chaired by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). The meeting focused on provision of possible residential therapy and treatment to those War Heroes who need close attention, psychological guidance and counseling while strengthening relations among their next of kin.

  • Inmates at Karuna Nilayam Hostel Given Incentives

    Extending goodwill and assuring all time assistance and protection, a programme to provide school accessories and essentials to the inmates at Karuna Nilayam Hostel where 36 parentless school children and 20 mentally-retarded women are housed, got underway on Tuesday (28) at Kilinochchi.

  • 31 Houses Built by MoD Handed Over to War Heroes

    Completing the fourth phase of the "Api Wenuwen Api" housing project launched by the Ministry of Defence, 31 houses were handed over among the war heroes and their families in Badulla and Hambantota districts under the patronage of Commander-In-Chief His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, 25th June. Inaugurating the function, His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the house built at Athiliwewa for war hero Corporal J.K Vipula Kumara while the main function....
  • Army Rugby Players Do It Again

    Sri Lanka Army Rugby Team recorded a convincing victory against CR & FC Rugby team by securing 21 points against 18 of their rivals during the Inter Club Dialog Rugby League 2014/2015 at Longdon Place, Colombo on Saturday (17).
  • War Hero Children Receive Schols

    Forty children of War Heroes were granted scholarships to support their education at the Defence Ministry auditorium yesterday in appreciation of the great service rendered by their fathers to guarantee the unity and sovereignty of the motherland. The ceremony to grant scholarships under the Ranaviru Doo Daru Scholarship Programme was held under the patronage of Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
  • SFHQ-West Inaugurates Computer Course

    Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West commenced a basic Computer course for troops of the 14 and 58 Divisions with the support of “Future Step IT Solution Pvt Ltd” at the 14 Division Headquarters on Monday (30).
  • Army Putting Barren Land into Good Use Put Up Two More Holiday Resorts for All Ranks

    Giving a new lease of life as well as proving once again the Army’s unmatched prowess of turning anything to good use, the Army troops serving the Jaffna peninsula put up two new holiday resorts, using abandoned barren state land plots, given to the Army. The two new Army holiday resorts in Mailady, Kankasanthurai, opened ceremonially by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on......

  • Commander Opens the New SFHQ Mullaittivu

    AS SERENITY is fast taking root, the law and order machinery is simultaneously shaping up in the Mullaittivu district while restoring full normalcy, freedom, democracy and more significantly, the peace and harmony among Mullaittivu people, badly battered for over three decades due to LTTE terrorism inside the so called former “heartland of LTTE’s de-facto regime”. The ceremonial opening of the newly established Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) complex Tuesday (8) morning by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya further cemented the notion that security in the Mullaittivu sector would not remain an issue any longer since Police personnel in Mullaittivu are now able to well coordinate all security administrative matters with this new Headquarters.   

  • Kataragama 122 Brigade Holds Mobile Clinic for Cardiac Patients

    Specialist Cardiologist, Dr Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to the request, projected by the 122 Brigade of 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) and assisted conduct of a mobile clinic to screen cardiac patients in Kataragama area on Sunday (6). More than 400 civilians, together with some members of the clergy received consultations from the clinic, organized at Kavantissapura Vidyalaya, Kataragama.