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  • Army Organized Grade 5 Scholarship Seminar Draws Many Mannar Students

    HUNDREDS of Grade 5 students in Mannar schools under 215 Brigade recently had the rare chance of attending two preparatory Grade 5 Scholarship Seminars, organized by Mannar Security Forces Area Headquarters in coordination with the Tharunyayata Hetak organization and provincial education authorities. The seminars at Adampan Maha Vidyalaya and.....

  • New Delhi Based Defence Attaches Congratulate Commander on Productive Seminar Sessions

    “By the time you all arrive in Sri Lanka for the 2013 Defence Seminar next time, we will not have a single ‘R’, meaning the 5Rs (Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation) that can be taken up for deliberations since they would not remain as issues any longer in Sri Lanka upon their successful implementation,” so quipped.....

  • Seva Vanitha's 'Yoghurt' Production Project Launched

     The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), currently engaged in a variety of welfare activities on behalf of disable War Heroes and their families, inaugurated its newest pet project, ‘Yoghurt’ production on Thursday (29) during a ceremony at Panagoda Army Cantonment. Mrs Neluka Dissanayake, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Branch who eagerly directed Army personnel to receive necessary Navy training in this industry..............

  • 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.

  • 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).
  • SVAB President Hands Over Another House to a War Hero

    Another valiant disabled War Hero received a newly constructed complete house this morning (27) when President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya handed over the house to Corporal Ambagahapitiya T. B. of Sri Lanka Light Infantry. The house built at a cost of Rs.1.4 million was built in a plot of land owned by the War Hero in Werapitiya, Theldeniya by the Engineer Service Regiment soldiers.

  • Govt. Plans Survey in the North to Solve Land Problems

    THE government has undertaken a comprehensive and speedy survey of lands in the North to resettle people and sort out problems relating to ownership, Government sources said yesterday. Minister of Lands and Land Development Jeevan Kumaratunga told The Island that on the advice of President Mahinda Rajapaksa priority will be given to the distribution of agricultural land, among farmers and the promotion of organic farming.

  • 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......