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  • Outgoing Korean Ambassador Greets Commander

    The outgoing Ambassador for Republic of Korea, Mr Arjuna Jongmoon Choi, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (25) evening before his departure on the completion of his tenure in Sri Lanka. Mr Jongmoon Choi during his three-year long stint in Sri Lanka took much interest.....
  • 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.   

  • The Accused Sick; Case Postponed

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings as scheduled on Friday (3). The case was called up but the Medical Officer intimated to court that the accused is still not fit enough to appear before the Court. The case was postponed until 9th September 2010 at 8.00 a.m. (Ends)

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Salutes Indian Jawans at IPKF Memorial in Solemn Ceremony

    Prime Minister of Republic of India Mr Shri Narendra Modi, currently in Sri Lanka on a two-day (March 13 - 14) goodwill visit, minutes after his historic address in the Parliament, arrived at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) war memorial at Battaramulla Friday (13) evening to salute the memory of Indian War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice while serving Sri Lanka against ruthless terrorism.
  • Artillery Graduation Ceremonies Produce More Gunners

    The graduation ceremony of the Long Gunners Staff Course (LGSC) of the School of Artillery at Minneriya took place recently under the aegis of Brigadier D.A.R Ranawaka, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division as the Chief Guest. The course, meant for other ranks was pursued by 17 Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Senior NCOs. The Chief Guest awarded mementos to those who did well during the course.
  • Archaeologists Find Buddhist Ruins in Kilinochchi

    Archaeologists in the Northern Province have affirmed that the ruins recovered from Shivanagar, Uriththirapuram in Kilinochchi, containing slates, stacks of ancient bricks, Sri Paada symbols, etc, belong to the historic Polonnaruwa era. 20 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the 662 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) came across the site lying in their area of responsibility.....
  • Army Organizes Distribution of Wheelchairs & Artificial Limbs for Jaffna Civilians

    Nineteen differently-able civilians who needed attention and assistance of the society were recently provided wheelchairs and artificial limbs by the 511 Brigade at Achchuveli, Jaffna. During a brief ceremony, held at the Headquarters of 9th Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry at Achchuveli, nine wheelchairs and ten artificial limbs were recently distributed among ten men and nine females. This donation, coordinated by the 511 Brigade was sponsored by “Centre for Handicapped”, a Kandy-based charity organization. 

  • Secretary Defence & Commander Extend Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduruoya

    One of the most elite and widely-admired units of the Army, the Special Forces (SF) which received overwhelming commendation for their meticulous operations against terrorists, gifted one more batch of well-trained soldiers to the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday (23) in a grand passing out ceremony, dignified by the presence of.......
  • "Learn Well & Lead the Country in the Future"; Army Commander Tells "Rantharu" Kids

    THE SEVENTH pre-school sponsored by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) for the kids of Army families was declared open in the historical Galle Fort premises on Thursday (21). Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka who graced the occasion as Chief Guest on the invitation of President SVAB Mrs. Anoma Fonseka opened the building cutting the ribbon at auspicious time amidst Seth Pirith chanted by the Maha Sangha.

  • Prosthetic Arm Offered to Manage Own Disable War Heroes

    As the saying goes; ‘compassion knows no bounds,’ the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) has taken another humane initiative by offering a Germany-manufactured prosthetic arm to one of the senior War Heroes, serving a similar set of disable War Heroes at Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a recent visit to the Mihindu Seth Medura casually  noticed the sanatorium’s Center Commandant...........