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  • Tigers Trigger Own Suicide Explosions Intending to Provoke IC

    MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS now operating ahead of the newly captured REKTAVAIKKAL earth bund Thursday (30) late night have reportedly heard the sound of a huge explosion inside the remaining area, yet to be captured by the ground troops.  Troops maintain some civilians would have been either injured or killed in the explosion, though the exact nature of the incident was yet to be ascertained.   

  • Army Cricketers Among CEAT Award Recipients

    Several Sri Lanka Army teams and cricketers during the recent annual CEAT award ceremony, organized by Sri Lanka Cricket at Waters Edge, Battaramulla received accolades. The Army team, who became the runners-up in the under 23 cricket tournament (category II), was awarded a trophy during the ceremony. Captain of the team Private D.K.R.C Jayasinghe (6 Sri Lanka Artillery) received the trophy on behalf of the team.
  • New Year Sprits to 54 Division

    542 Brigade of 54 Division, with the intention of promoting mutual understanding and inter-relationship among all communities, conducted a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at Madu road Sinhala School Ground on Sunday (21).

  • SVAB Marks Anniversary Offering more Grants to War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), one of the leading welfare branches that continues to throw its full weight behind the well-being of dependent, disable and other Army personnel and their family members, marked its 27th anniversary of founding on Wednesday (6) during a special ceremony that awarded financial grants, scholarships and artificial limbs. Wednesday’s anniversary ceremonies that......
  • Women's Corps Members Meditate

    Colonel Commandant, Centre Commandant and Commanding Officers of all Units of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), together with other ranks, attended a Dhamma preaching session and a meditating programme on Tuesday (10) at Sri Kalyana Dharamasramaya, Colombo 7 on Bauddhaloka Mawatha.......

    ORDINARY JAFFNA civilians on hearing the fate that befell LTTE terrorist leader, PRABHAKARAN exploded into happiness and delight throughout Tuesday (19) after taking to main streets with waving National flags.    As the news cracked, civilians went on lighting fire crackers and sounding vehicle horns as more and more people joined the revelers. Those civilians in their hundreds wended their way across the main streets. The spontaneous burst of the public is reflective of the anger and revulsion of the JAFFNA public.

  • Sri Gnanavairavar Temple Inside Palaly HSZ Holds Its Festival

    Hundreds of Hindu devotees offered Poojas to the deity of Sri Gnanavairavar Temple in Vasavilan South inside the Palaly High Security Zone (HSZ) on Friday (05). Devotees earlier did not enjoy access to hold the Pooja to the temple in the last 27 years since it was inside the HSZ. On the directives of the Commander Security Force Jaffna......
  • Issues Related to Fishing Community Discussed

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) on the sidelines of the opening of the IT laboratory at 54 Division, Mannar, met representatives of the fishing community in order to resolve several issues and disputes on December 1. Discussions centered on Kondampiddi fisheries harbor and Vedithalattivu......
  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone

    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there. General Jayasuriya during his address to the troops gratefully acknowledged the support he received from the island-wide Headquarters.....

  • Commander Inquires into Wellbeing of New Volunteer Force Professionals Under Training

    On his way back from Nuwara Eliya after opening the first of its kind, High Altitude Training Centre atop Pidurutalaga for long running practices, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army made a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy Friday (15) evening in order to inquire into the well-being of newly recruited professionals of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) now under training.