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  • Creating a Record, Secretary Defence Opens Many Military Welfare Projects in Jaffna

    Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, the pioneering architect behind establishment of state-of-the-art residential billets, administrative, recreational, welfare and other logistic buildings of high quality for the benefit of North-East based tri-service members, ceremonially opened a number of new pre-fabricated structures, new welfare projects of Army soldiers and a few public projects both at Kilinochchi and Jaffna peninsula during the course of Wednesday (8).
  • Training Workshops on Boxing & Civil Relations Held

    Security Forces Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), intending to enhance general knowledge on social, cultural and personal dimensions of Tamil civilians, organized a workshop for all commanding officers in the area for five days. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-KLN attended the final sessions of the workshop which selected the Best Division, Best Brigade, Best Unit and the Best Commanding Officer for award of valuable gifts and certificates.

  • Army Celebrates Vesak Commemorations

    THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.

  • Twelve Farming Organizations Receive SLNSA Loans for Cultivations

    Sri Lanka-Netherlands Scholars Association (SLNSA) with the sheer objective of promoting agricultural industry in Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaittivu, Welioya and other farming areas has come forward to assist 12 agricultural organizations operating in those respective areas. The scheme of the SLNSA included a repayable loan......
  • Military Police to Apprehend Producers of Ridiculous Video Documentary

    Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP), investigating into the release of a video documentary on rigorous military training sessions for woman recruits to the Internet by a few interested elements, have now found that the highly likely stage-managed training in question, has been devised by a group of persons around October in 2012 with the express intention of bringing the Army into disrepute and condemnation.

  • Kilinochchi Widows get Tailoring Knowledge on Women's Day

    A workshop on tailoring was organized for widows residing in Kilinochchi area by troops of the 57 Division and 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps during March 7 - 8 to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop attended by around 90 widows was patronized by Alliance Center Development Trust (Pvt) Ltd. This was held to enhance the knowledge of women in the area in this sphere.


    ALL SRI LANKANS, irrespective of their differences have joined hands together to mark the total eviction of  Tiger Terrorism from the Sri Lankan soil in the past 24 hours as news beamed over the media on the LTTE’s humiliating defeat. Ground troops at this moment of writing are engaged in giving the toughest-ever last fight to the top-rung terrorist leaders who are fighting in the last few meters in the safe zone in PUTHUMATHALAN.  Reports said the fighting had enormously affected the morale of the Tiger hierarchy as more and more of Tiger leader’s confidantes are fast dwindling with deaths of Prabhakaran’s son, Charles Anthony, Pulidevan, Nadeshan, Illango, Sundaram and Kapil Amman et al.

  • Cardiology Clinic Treats More Than 450 Civilians

    A special mobile clinic on heart diseases, organized by the 54 Division for the benefit of Mannar civilians got underway in Mannar on Tuesday (26). A medical team from the Colombo National Hospital’s Cardiology unit conducted ECG and ECO tests on more than 450 civilians during the full-day clinic and referred some of them for further treatment after consultations.

  • Commander Inspects Proposed Second Wellness Resort Site For Southern War Heroes

    The second state of the art, ‘Abimansala’- type wellness resort for dependent Army War Heroes is to come up shortly at Wilpita, Kamburupitiya, thanks to the cooperation, extended by His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Army in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (14) afternoon went to Wilpita and received the firsthand glimpses of the picturesque 10-acre extent of land.....
  • Army to Re-Launch Fight Against 'Dengue' on Commander's Instructions

     On the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, a comprehensive cleaning campaign to wipe out the threat of resurgence of Dengue epidemic in Puttalam and other surrounding areas in western province-based Army formations and Army residential quarters, will come into effect, beginning Monday (June 2, 2014) from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The cleaning programme to be launched under the close supervision of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West).....