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  • Sri Lanka's Inaugural 'CISM Day Run' For Service Personnel On Sunday (19)

    Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), more widely known as CISM, is to inaugurate its first-ever Sri Lanka’s ‘CISM Day Run’ on Sunday (19) at Colombo Independence Square, commencing at 6.00 a.m. with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective three Commanders.  CISM with its motto, “Friendship through Sport” as one of world’s largest multidisciplinary organizations, dedicated to promote world peace by uniting armed forces through sport, organizes diverse sporting events for the armed forces of 133 member countries world-wide annually.


  • Army Initiatives Get First Apparel Factory to Mullaittivu

    Initiatives launched by the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) to provide employment openings to young women in Mullaittivu area, bore fruits when the first-ever Hirdramani apparel factory was opened during a simple ceremony on Wednesday (4).

  • Inter Regiment Women's Cricket Championship Goes to 3 SLAWC Team

    3 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps cricket team after a close tussle against their rival, 2 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps cricket team won the championship in the Inter Regiment Cricket Tournament, held recently at Anuradhapura Prison Grounds. The tournament organized for the second time was held under the league system with the participation of all the Women’s Corps teams.  
  • Troops Clean Up Amman Kovil Before 'Pongal' Ceremony

    A full-day Shramadana campaign conducted by about 400 soldiers in and around sacred Wattapalai Amman Kovil, scheduled to hold its annual Pongal festival in Mullaittivu, was joined by local civilians on Sunday (25). Following a request, Major General N.A.J.C Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT)....
  • Secretary Defence Participates in Vesak Celebrations

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in a series of activities organized in view of the "Sambuddha Jayanthiya" in the eve of the first day of Vesak celebrations, (05th May). Accordingly, the Secretary Defence opened Vesak "Dansal" and "Bakthi -Gee" presentations.
  • Workshop on 'Entrepreneurship' Attracts 80 Army Personnel

    A workshop on “Entrepreneurship”, meant to impart knowledge to Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs), planning to begin a new vocation after retirement, was held during May 7-8 at the Non-Commissioned Officers Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa with the coordination of Officers of the Divisional Secretariat, Karuwalagaswewa.

  • Recovered LTTE's T-55 MBT Back on Wheels

    MULLAITTIVU: THE LTTE’s T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) recovered by the Army troops from the west of PUTUMATTALAN in MULLAITTIVU a few days ago was restored to working condition by Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Tuesday (7). The tank had been toppled and half sunk under the soil due to Air Force bombing while terrorists were using it against the troops. During clearing operations conducted by the troops subsequent to expel of Tigers from the area, this MBT was unearthed and repaired by the 5th Regiment SLAC. It was all evident that the LTTE had been using this tank with 100 mm caliber and 6900 m effective fire range until the last moment. This was the first time that the troops found a T-55 Main Battle Tank from the LTTE.

  • Wanni Soldiers Compete in Athletic Tournament

    With the objective of further promoting athletics among troops serving different Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), an Inter Divisional Athletic Meet got underway for two days (July 22-24) at Sampathnuwara Mahaweli Playground.  The Inter Divisional Athletic Meet was inaugurated by General Officer Commanding......
  • Peace walk to Jaffna Ends

    THE “Peace Walk” started on 9th May from Tangalle under the guidance of Mr. Namal Rajapaksa MP was finished at Point Pedro on 14th June after 28 days of walk. This “Peace Walk” was warmly welcomed in Kodikamam, Warani and Manthikai areas by religious leaders, civil administrative officers, school children and youth in the area according to Hindu traditions.

  • 7 Gemunu Watch Troops Welcome Their Colonel of the Regiment; 682 & 683 Brigades Visited

    Troops of 7 Gemunu Watch Regiment (GW) serving the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) at Udayarkattu greeted the newly-appointed Commander, SFHQ-MLT, Major General P.U.S Vithanage who is also the Colonel of the Regiment, GW when the latter made his first official visit to the 7 GW camp on Friday (10) at the invitation of the......