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  • Army & Air Force Emerge Joint Parachute Champions

    Defence Services Parachute Championship 2010 was conducted at Uhana Air Force Base from 06th to 14th August for the first time in the history of para jumping among Defence Forces of Sri Lanka. The Championship was conducted under three categories, Accuracy Landing Team for Men and Women, Accuracy Landing Individual and Formation Sky Diver.

  • Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology

    A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students

    On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
  • '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.....
  • Troops Clean up Hospital Premises

    Troops serving 221 and 222 Brigades of 22 Division under the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) organized a mammoth Shramadana campaign to clean Ichchalanpattu hospital and Sunandarama temple in 22 Division area during two days. (June 15-16) Ichchalanpattu hospital staff joined hands together with Army troops to conduct the campaign.
  • Kotelawala Defence University Convocation Produces 90 More Military Graduates

    The annual Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Convocation - 2011 for conferment of Bachelor and Master degrees on 90 military officers, including 4 foreign cadets, took place Tuesday (22) evening at Temple Trees with HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 51 Army, 23 Navy,12 Air Force Cadet Officers and 4 foreign graduands (3 from Maldives and 1 from Nepal) read for those degrees....
  • CDS Visits Army Commander at AHQ

    IN KEEPING with military traditions, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Sarath Fonseka Thursday (23) morning paid a courtesy call on the new Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office in the Army Headquarters. The visit, seen also as a gesture of goodwill and understanding was the first of such nature after the new CDS assumed duties early this week. The visiting CDS was received at the main entrance.....

  • Female Rehabilitee Gets Temporary House as Gift from Troops

    The rehabilitee, Ms Edmound Rasa Udaya Kumari of Joseph Vass Nagar, Thottaweli, Mannar recently entered a new house, built jointly by officers/other ranks with the assistance of civilians since she has remained homeless after rehabilitation. The former LTTE combatant after rehabilitation was regarded by some of......