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  • Army Prepared School Ground Gifted to Commander's Alma Mater

    Showing his deep sense of gratitude to the primary school where he was moulded during preliminary stages of education, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Monday (6), gifted Siyambalangamuwa Kanishta Vidyalaya (Junior school) with a new playground, prepared by Army troops........
  • Priest Accused of Helping LTTE to Recruit

    A GROUP of parents who came over to the military side late last month had complained that a priest in the ‘no fire zone’ in Mullaitivu, had helped the LTTE to forcibly recruit several hundred underage children. According to one mother (whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons), parents had sent some 600 children to a Catholic Church located in Walayarmadam, Priest accused of helping LTTE to recruit just south of Puthumatalan, to protect the children against recruitment by the LTTE.

  • Twenty Micro Pistols & Ten 9 mm Pistols among Recoveries

    NORTH: ARMY troops during their search and clear operations on Saturday (14) recovered five claymore mines, two T-56 weapons, three hand grenades, sixty-two anti personnel mines, two shotguns, one .22 rifle, two repeater guns, one magazine, one M-16 weapon, twenty micro pistols, one revolver, ten 9 mm pistols, one 5.5 weapon and two Multi Purpose Machine guns from the general areas of MIRUSUVIL, KILINOCHCHI, VISUAMADUKULAM, MULLIAVALAI, AKKARAYANKULAM and IRANAMADU.   

  • Signal Troops Salute Chief Signal Officer

    Regimental Headquarters Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) in accordance with military traditions, recently presented a Guard of Honour to Major General K.R.P Rowel, Chief Signal Officer at the Signal Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda upon his promotion to the rank of Major General.
  • Puthukkudiyiruppu Madya Maha Vidyalaya After De-mining Work Back to Life

    682 Brigade troops soon after the green signal was received from those de-miners in the area conducted a collective Shramadana campaign and renovated all the class rooms in this school which remained hitherto abandoned since de-mining work was on in the area. Brigadier K.P.A Jayasekara, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division who took the initiative in this regard ceremonially opened the school. ...
  • SFHQ-C Troops Conduct 'Bodhi Pooja' on Medin Poya Day

    On a proposal made by Major General A.K.S. Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), a Bodhi Pooja programme was organized by the troops at the Forward Ordnance Depot (FOD) - Diyatalawa  to invoke blessings on Army personnel serving under the SFHQ-C on Medin Full Moon Poya Day (5) at the SFHQ-C premises.....
  • -œDeyata Kirula-2013- Exhibition Opened; Commander Inspects Army Exhibits Closely

    Just hours before HE the President declares open the 7th ‘Deyata Kirula-2013’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict development project, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army inspected the Army exhibits and related arrangements at Ampara exhibition site Saturday (23) morning.Sri Lanka Army........
  • Commander Commends Army Performance in South Asian Games

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGATH JAYASURIYA, Commander of the Army this morning (18) during a special interaction with Army sportsmen and women who excelled in the recently-concluded 11th South Asian Games (SAG) tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh commended them for their achievements and glory brought to the Army.  

  • SLLI Veteran Brigadier Benadict Silva (Retd) Passes Away

    The death of another most-admired and illustrious senior officer, Brigadier S Benadict Gabriel De Silva (Retd) of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), occurred on Tuesday (27) after a brief illness. Famed for his affable personality and multifaceted social service projects while in service and particularly after retirement, Brigadier De Silva remained a very popular figure in his home town, attracting the goodwill of everyone who knew him. His was a service unparalleled in the SLLI of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), specially during the crucial stages of the country in 1980s due to political upheavals where he was the District Coordinating Officer for Polonnaruwa, Ampara, and Puttalam in separate time periods.