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  • 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......

  • Kataragama 122 Brigade Holds Mobile Clinic for Cardiac Patients

    Specialist Cardiologist, Dr Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to the request, projected by the 122 Brigade of 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) and assisted conduct of a mobile clinic to screen cardiac patients in Kataragama area on Sunday (6). More than 400 civilians, together with some members of the clergy received consultations from the clinic, organized at Kavantissapura Vidyalaya, Kataragama.  
  • Jaffna Curfew Slashed by One Hour

    JAFFNA: IN view of the ongoing historic festival at NALLUR Hindu Kovil and marked improvement of security concerns in the peninsula, the Army has relaxed prevalent curfew hours by one more hour effective from today (30). The curfew hours will accordingly come into effect only between 12.00 p.m. (midnight) and 4.00 a.m. All other arrangements including transport have been adjusted to suit the new relaxation.   

  • Special Monument Honours Kokavil War Heroes

    The special War Hero memorial in front of the new TV transmission tower at Kokavil was unveiled on Sunday (20) during a brief ceremony. This new monumental reverence has been erected as a token of respect to the War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of this transmission tower complex in the past.

  • Brigades of 59 Division Celebrate New Year, Together With Civilians

    591Brigade of 59 Division under the Security Force Headquarters (Mullaittivu) organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival and a Mega Musical Show backed by the beat group ‘Munneswaram’, a group formed by rehabilitated ex-combatants, to entertain the villagers in the area as well as the soldiers serving 591 Brigade recently (11). The programme, conducted with the objective of enhancing the mutual understanding, peace and harmony among the soldiers and the civilians, included both Sinhala and Tamil traditional games and cultural displays.
  • Tamils' Grievances; Top Level Committee to Address Problems

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a special committee comprising members of Tamil political parties to look into the problems of the Tamil community. This decision was arrived at a meeting, the President had with the representatives of the Tamil political parties at Temple Trees yesterday. The meeting was convened at the request of Tamil political parties to discuss the problems faced by the Tamil community. This special committee is particularly assigned to look into the needs of civilians fleeing from the terrorists. The problems faced by the Tamil people in the North will also be looked into by this committee.

  • New SFHQ-West Commander Makes Formal Visit to His 141 Brigade

    Troops of the 141 Brigade at Boossa saluted the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) Major General U.A.B Medawela when he formally visited the Brigade Headquarters on Monday (9) after assumption of his office. He was received by 141 Brigade Commander and ushered to receive the Guard Turn Out in accordance with military traditions as the first item of the agenda. Afterwards, Major General Medawela was introduced to the officers who were present at the occasion, including the 14 Division General Officer Commanding.
  • Udayarkattu Pre-School Opened

    The Janashakthi pre-school in Udayarkattu Grama Niladari Area, which was built with the support of the State Ministry of Child Development and the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, was declared opened on Monday (1) by Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division.......
  • Rehabilitated Tiger (LTTE) Youths Re-join Their Families

    A LARGE number of young men and women who had been active members or supporters of the LTTE and later surrendered or fell into custody of the Security Forces found their new life subsequent to the rehabilitation offered to them by the government. After initial inquiries, they were directed to the rehabilitation centre at Thelippalai in Jaffna under patronage and supervision of Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J).