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News Archive

  • Melbourne's Anglican Diocese Visits Jaffna

    The visiting Archbishop Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr. Philip Freier and his delegation during a visit to the Jaffna peninsula met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Palaly on Thursday (20).

  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ - KLN and SFHQ - J

    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the North called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  and Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) and received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) Cooperation roles in respective Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas during 6-7 of March.
  • Secretary Defence Visits "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" Welfare Project, Dialog Telekom Donates Rs. 25M

    SECRETARY Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the newly constructing "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" at Aththidiya this morning, 29 October. "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" is yet another welfare project of the Ministry of Defence for the disabled security forces personnel. The "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" will provide shelter for permanently disabled war heroes. Each disabled war hero will be provided with an air-conditioned room, internet facilities.....

  • Islamic Religious Observances to Mark Army 61st Anniversary Performed at Davatagaha Mosque

    The Islamic religious ceremony to bless the Sri Lanka Army on its 61st Anniversary and the Army Day on 10th October took place on Tuesday (5) at the Davatagaha Jumma Masjid Shrine Colombo 2. A series of religious observances coinciding with the 61st Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army commenced on Saturday (2) with the Flag Blessing ceremony at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Anuradhapura.

  • Trainees in Basic Media Course Awarded Certificates in Grand Ceremony

    With the sheer intention of providing a wider perspective and exposure to the fast changing subject of Mass Communication and Media, the Army Headquarters-based Directorate of Army Media jointly with the Government Information Department (GID) of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, provided a one-month long Media training to a group of 47 Army personnel, for the first time in the Army history.
  • Villagers in their Hundreds Volunteer & Clean up New 'Abimansala-2' Project Complex

    Hundreds of villagers in and around new ‘Abimansala-2’ (wellness resort for dependent war heroes) complex at Wilpitawatte, Kamburupitiya, taking their own initiative and showing overwhelming support, participated in a mammoth Shramadana campaign Sunday (4) morning and cleaned the entire wellness resort premises, ahead of its ceremonial opening on November 10, 2012.
  • President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness 'Marathon Run'

    With the motive of creating awareness on conservation of energy and assisting the national economy by cutting down thumping costs on imports, the Ministry of Power and Energy on Saturday (16) early morning, initiated a ‘Marathon Run’ at the Independence Square with the participation of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
  • Shocking Story of Forcible Recruitment

    A GROUP of parents who came to the military on March 27 had revealed a shocking story about a priest, who was living among them in the ‘no fire zone’ in Puthumatalan, and helped  the Tamil Tigers to forcibly recruit more than 550 underage children.  According to a mother (whose name cannot be revealed due to security reasons) parents of some 600 children had sent their children to a church located in Walayarmadam, just south of Puthumatalan in order to protect them from the LTTE’s continuing forcible recruitment of underage children and teenagers.

  • Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location

    Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
  • Army Personnel Enable Police to Arrest Three with 501.6 grams of Heroin

    Active assistance given by Army personnel enabled the Police Narcotics Bureau to arrest three suspects, engaged in the sale of narcotics to foreign tourists on Tuesday (29) late night, together with 501.6 grams of Heroin from Dehiwala area. Army personnel on being informed of this clandestine business remained vigilant for a couple of days before the Police were tipped to take those drugdealers into custody with Heroin, brought down here to be sold to foreigners visiting Sri Lanka.