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  • 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...........
  • More Army Personnel Qualify in Computer Technology

    A group of 40 woman soldiers, along with fellow soldiers after successful completion of the Computer Course, conducted by Orient Academy (Pvt) Ltd as the second phase of the training programme, received their merit certificates during a brief ceremony on Sunday (17). The course, initiated by Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi with the intention of improving computer knowledge....
  • Poland's Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief


    Colonel SÅ‚awomir KoÅ‚tun, Defence Attaché for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (21) evening.

  • Money & Jewelry Hidden by Tigers Found

    MULLAITTIVU: ON INFORMATION received from a terrorist in custody, troops on Tuesday (23) found a large amount of money and jewelry from VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL area where senior Tiger leaders were hiding during their final days of the battle against the troops. A sum of Rs. 6,491,099/- in cash and a few boxes containing about 100 kg of jewelry were found hidden in VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL area during the search by the troops.

  • Revived Army Dance, a Roaring Success

    The final segment of the 62nd Army Anniversary celebration, ‘Army Dance’ that was revived on Saturday (15) night at Colombo Exhibition and Convention Centre, showcased an enthralling performance, coupled with rhythmic beats that went into the small hours on Sunday (16) after absence of many years. Over 750 couples of Army personnel to the tunes of varieties of rhythmic beats and melodies of yesteryear.....
  • 'Army Ready to Depict Sequence of Phases that Led to Prabhakaran's Death,' Says Commander

    ‘The Army is in the process of producing a documentary film that depicts the sequence of phases during the final hours of Prabhakaran’s death with eye-witness accounts from all ground commanders and soldiers to refute baseless accusations, emanating from certain anti-Sri Lanka quarters overseas,’ so said Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Friday (16) afternoon.....
  • SFHQs in Kilinochchi & Jaffna Conduct Elaborate Poson Programmes & Dansel

    Different commemorative programmes, in connection with Poson festival, organized by Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and  52 Division and 521 Brigade of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), took place for two days (June 23 & 24) in their respective areas. The new protective wall of the Bo tree......
  • Dogs Played Role in Defeat of LTTE -“ Army Vet.

    DOGS were part of the success of the Sri Lanka Army due to the significant role they played in the Eelam War, Captain Dr. Sudeera Talagala said. Speaking at the launch of the new postage stamp to mark the Humane Policy for Rabies Eradication at the BMICH yesterday, he said the 75 dogs in the Army are the best known in the world for their roles in detecting mines, explosives, warning the soldier and carrying out other important activities. Dr. Talagala, who is the only veterinarian in the Army, said that what a dog needs in return is only love and affection.

  • Army Joins to Clean up Coastal Belt

    Coinciding with the island-wild programme to clean up the coastal belt on account of the World Coastal clean up Day, the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) launched a coastal belt clean up project on Saturday (19). Under the supervision of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, SFHQ-West.............