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  • Commander Inquires into Wellbeing of New Volunteer Force Professionals Under Training

    On his way back from Nuwara Eliya after opening the first of its kind, High Altitude Training Centre atop Pidurutalaga for long running practices, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army made a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy Friday (15) evening in order to inquire into the well-being of newly recruited professionals of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) now under training.
  • The Bob Rae Saga

    SECRETARY General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) Prof Rajiva Wijesinha has written to The Toronto Star in response to its coverage of the decision to prevent Canadian politician Bob Rae from entering Sri Lanka last week. His letter is published below. Michael Cooke, Editor, The Toronto Star.

  • 3 (V) SLSR Troops Mark Esala Poya with Religious Projects

    Troops of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 112 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters – Central (SFHQ-C), organized an Aloka Pooja and a Sil Programme at Sangamiththa Meditation Center, Nuwaraeliya on the directions of the Unit's Commanding Officer during 30 -31 July to mark " Esala Poya".
  • Wanni Based Troops Conducts Conference for Business Community in Vavuniya

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) addressed a gathering of business community in Vavuniya to discuss Challenges in the trade at SFHQ-W premises on Thursday (9). 115 businessmen companied of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities from Vavuniya area came for the conference. During the discussion, they discussed various issues and difficulties faced by them in the field of business.
  • Army Cyclists Win All Ten Slots in NYC Race

    Push cyclists in the Army, competing in the recent Open Push Cycle Race of the National Youth Council (NYC) Sports Festival secured victory in all the first ten slots in the race. The Open Cycling Race of the NYC Sports Festival was held at Maharagama recently with the participation of 142 young cyclists from all the provinces in the country. Cyclists representing all regiments of the Army too competed in this race.
  • 3000 More Tamil Language Qualified Army Personnel Receive Proficiency Certificates

    A record 3000 Army personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) under the ongoing Tamil Language Proficiency promotion project of the SFHQ-KLN, received their merit certificates  upon completion of their course during a ceremony at Infantry Training School, Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi on Saturday (23). Of different groups, who followed the 4th phase of the programme.....
  • Special 'Abishekam' Pooja Blesses Army Anniversary

    The sacred ‘Abishekam’ Pooja of Hindu tradition, held at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13 on Wednesday (30) afternoon invoked blessings on the forthcoming 66th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army and the Army Day (Oct 10). 
  • President Invites Ban Ki-moon

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Sri Lanka to see for himself the situation regarding the action for the accommodation and treatment of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have recently come to Government controlled areas in such large numbers, and plans for their resettlement. In the invitation made during the course of a telephone conversation between the President and the UN Secretary General on the evening of May 5, the President has also told the UN Secretary General that he would then be able to make a better assessment of the conditions faced by the Tamil civilians still held hostage by the LTTE in a small stretch of the Civilian Safety Zone.

  • "Rana Aruna Udanaya -“ 2010" New Year Fair on April 2 - 3 at Army Pre School Grounds, Panagoda

    THE annual New Year fair, ‘Rana Aruna Udanaya - 2010’ organized by Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) as a fund-raiser for the SVAB welfare work is to be held  on 2nd and 3rd April 2010 at Army Pre-School grounds in Panagoda from 9.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m on both days. This will offer a rare opportunity to the public to purchase food items, garments, electrical goods, gift items and many more, needed for the festive season at reasonable prices and special offers.

  • New Cafeteria for 54 Division Opened

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the invitation of Brigadier M.A.M Dias, General Officer Commanding 54 Division opened the new 54 Division cafeteria and donated a large stock of books to the 54 Division library during a simple ceremony on Friday (25).