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  • 211 Brigade Organized Clinics Treat Villagers

    More than 280 villagers in Pudiriththapuliyankulam and 400 acre colony village in the 211 Brigade area, Vavuniya, were benefited as a result of a mobile clinic conducted to treat their eye ailments and other physical diseases.  Those clinics at Pudiriththapuliyankulam Arfa Vidyalaya and Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya during two days (May 18-19) were coordinated by 211 Brigade Headquarters and Colombo 06.....

  • 24 Div Organizes Eye Clinic for Civilians &Grade 5 Seminar for Students

    With the support of Dr. Mrs Weerasuriya and a team of medical staff, the 24 Division Headquarters under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), conducted an eye clinic on Saturday (5) at Ampara area. More than 160 civilians affected with various eye ailments were examined and given medical consultations during the full-day clinic......
  • Army Finds Jobs for Unemployed Jaffna Youths

    THE MAIN company, K.B. Ebert & Sons Ltd, engaged in the Jaffna- Point Pedro main road reconstruction work, following a request made by the Army offered job opportunities for eight youths in Mirusuvil, Jaffna. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during a recent visit to the peninsula instructed Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna to explore possibilities of finding as many employment opportunities as possible to unemployed Tamil youngsters in the area. 

  • Construction Work at Wilpitawatta 'Abimansala-2' in Progress

    Ground preparatory and preliminary foundation-laying work in the proposed, ‘Abimansala-2’, the state-of-the-art complex for lifetime care of 48 more South-based dependent War Heroes in Wilpitawatta, Kamburupitiya are now in full swing. Earth preparations, clearing of surroundings, garbage elimination, foundation laying and construction of the first building of the mammoth complex......
  • Ranaviru Children to Launch Fund-Raising 'Stride' Walk

    ‘Viru Daru Stride - 2012’, a walk organized by Army Viru Daru Society to promote awareness of the well-being of the children of civilians and fallen War Heroes and raise funds for their welfare work, is to be launched on 26 May 2012 starting from Galle Face Green. This youngsters-led ‘Stride’ walk with the blessings of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) expects to raise.....

  • Major General (Retd) M.V Kurukulasuriya Passes Away

    Funeral arrangements of Major General (Retd) M.V Kurukulasuriya who passed away takes place on Monday (12) with military honours at General Cemetery, Borella at 5.00 p.m. His cortege leaves No. 41, Sri Soratha Mawatha, Gangodawila, Nugegoda at 3.00 p.m......
  • Wanni Troops Distribute Ration Packs for Needy Families

    211 Brigade troops under the 21 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) distributed 21 dry ration packs for low-income group families at Awaranthulawa area on Friday (29). The donations, to the value of Rs. 63,000.00 were provided under the supervision of Brigadier D.T Gamage, Brigade Commander, 211 Brigade with the sponsorship of Rotary Club, Kandy......
  • 'Defence Seminar - 2015' Begins with a Packed Crowd of Participants

    The inaugural sessions of the Defence Seminar - 2015, themed on 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats' got to a start Tuesday (1) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel, amidst a packed audience of scholars, intellectuals, policy makers and military leaders, drawn from more than 35 countries, excluding diplomats based here.
  • Army Outclasses Sailors, Clinches Defence Services Rugby Championship

    Sri Lanka Army ruggerites, during one of the most thrilling encounters in the Defence Services Rugby Championship at Sugathadasa Stadium outclassed their Naval opponents beating 17 - 0 Friday (17) evening and clinched the Championship Trophy, making a new turn in the sport arena. The tussle between Army and Navy rugby teams was witnessed by the First Lady, Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa who was warmly welcomed on arrival by the Commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe.

  • Championship in Weight-Lifting Goes to Army Novices

    Sri Lanka Army weight-lifters won the overall Novices Weight-Lifting Championship at the recent National Novices Weight-Lifting Tournament, held at Young Members Christian Association (YMCA) auditorium in Kandy. Army weight-lifters emerged champions by beating 5 other teams, Rivi Sanda College Sports Club, Kegalle Weight-Lifting Sports Club, Polonnaruwa Weight Lifting Sports Club, Salalihini Sports Club and the YMCA team in Kandy.