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  • 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.  
  • Lights for Entire Jaffna Peninsula: 36 MW Power Plant Set Up in Chunnakam

    A 36 MW power plant has been set up in Chunnakam, Jaffna at a cost of $ 35 million. MTD Walkers PLC, the holding company of the diversified Walkers group of companies undertook the setting up and operation of this power plant in Jaffna. Head of Operations of MTD Walkers PLC, Air Vice Marshall (Retd.) Lal Perera said that they had invested in this plant in 2007 during the war when other investors were reluctant to invest. "We are now in a position to provide power to the entire peninsula," he said. The current electricity requirement is around 33 MW whilst the delivery is around 24 MW. This results in a one-and-a-half hour power cut in the peninsula.

  • GW Players Trounce MIC Team to Win Football Championship

    Curtains came down on the Inter-Regiment Football Championship Thursday (24) evening at CR & FC grounds after the Gemunu Watch team locked horns with their rivals in the Military Intelligence Corps. GW team after defeating MIC team goals on the final leg of the Championship tournament emerged victorious bagging 2 goals against 1 of the rivals. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest on the occasion, accompanied by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch witnessed the final tussle.

  • Troops Recover Motorbike Petrol Tank Filled with Explosives

    WANNI & EAST: TROOPS operating in the general areas of MUNDIMURIPPU, PUTHUKUDDIYIRUPPU and SUGANDIPURAM conducted search and clear operations in those areas on Monday (21) and recovered seventeen T-56 magazines, four links of Light Machine Guns (LMG), eleven T-56 weapons, two hundred and eighty rounds of T-56 ammunition, one T-81 weapon, seventy bombs, eighteen 60mm illuminating para.....

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Army Offers Help to Pregnant Women & Kids at Jaffna IDP.

    As a part of the scheme for promotion of welfare among the IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe, on instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, distributed a stock of parcels containing essential items among a section of IDPs in Jaffna on Tuesday (21).  Ninety small children and ten pregnant women in the Kopay IDP welfare centre were the recipients of the donations.

  • 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.......
  • Twelve Farming Organizations Receive SLNSA Loans for Cultivations

    Sri Lanka-Netherlands Scholars Association (SLNSA) with the sheer objective of promoting agricultural industry in Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaittivu, Welioya and other farming areas has come forward to assist 12 agricultural organizations operating in those respective areas. The scheme of the SLNSA included a repayable loan......
  • Army Survived All Conspiracies Thanks to HE & Secretary Defence - Commander

    General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Tuesday (9) went to the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) at Welikanda, in order to symbolically bid farewell to the troops serving the east before he takes office as the Chief of Defence Staff, beginning August 1, 2013. Talking to them, the Commander refreshed the memories regarding alleged Army violations and other challenges and conspiracies against the country. ‘In the recent past...............