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  • Final Arrangements for 'Abimansala 3' Grand Opening Assessed




    Just four days prior to the grand opening of the newest ‘Abimansala 3’ wellness resort for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army with a view to having a close.......
     
  • Special Traffic Plan for Army 60th Anniversary Exhibition

    SEVERAL roads in Colombo will remain closed during the Army 60th anniversary exhibition at the BMICH from 3rd to 7th October. Baudhaloka Mawatha, Gregory Avenue, Wijerama Mawatha, Maitland place, Malasekara Mawatha, Bullers lane, Coniston place and Sarana road will be closed for traffic. Police announced that following alternative roads can be used for transport requirements. From Bauddhaloka Mawatha to Fort and Borella Jawatta road, Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Reid Avenue, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Albert crescent and Anada Kumaraswami Mawatha

  • Commander Hails SLEME Achievements

    THE first Colours Night of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) was conducted at Bishop College auditorium on 22nd December 2009 evening. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Army Commander was welcomed on arrival by the Commandant of the Regiment Major General W.P.M.U.R. Perera.

  • Lecture on Energy Consumption for Eastern Troops


    Troops and officers serving the 23 Division of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) listened to a lecture on ‘energy consumption’ at Welikande College auditorium, conducted by Mr. Nawaneshwaren, Additional General Manager of the Electricity Board, Eastern province and few other officers on Monday (8). Mr. Nawaneshwaren emphasized the importance of careful consumption of energy in the country before 30 officers and 650 other ranks serving at the SFHQ-E who assembled there.
  • Madhu Feast on a Grand Scale in August

    ALL plans are afoot to hold the annual feast of Our Lady of Madhu on a grand scale from August 6, with Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, personally monitoring the arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims. A discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday chaired by Basil Rajapaksa MP with the participation of the Catholic clergy and Government officials involved in facilitating the Feast through various channels to evaluate the progress of the preparations for the occasion. MP Rajapaksa instructed officials to finalise all pre-arrangements by the end of this month, including the upgrading of infrastructure facilities with the provision of other amenities to cater to the large number of devotees expected at this year’s feast.

  • Volunteer Force Athletes Make New Records


    Inter Regiment Athletics Tournament of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) where athletes from all 21 of their regiments took part, came to an end Thursday (18) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. The closing ceremony was graced by Major General R. M. Daya Rathnayake.....
  • Prof Bandoro from Jakarta Admits Sri Lanka's Prospects as a 'Rising Nation'


    Prof Bantarto Bandoro, Institute for Defence and Strategic Research (IDSR), Jakarta, Indonesia in his analysis of Sri Lanka’s post recovery admitted that Sri Lanka within a short span, has made great strides in the field of economy and infrastructure. Commencing his presentation on the theme ‘Sri Lanka, a Nation between the Gulf and ASEAN: a Perspective,’ the Professor extracted what his students told him when asked about Sri Lanka.
  • New 24 hr Ultimatum to LTTE; Military Offensive Continues - Secretary Defence

    THE Security Forces will continue their military operations until it rescues the last civilian held hostage by the LTTE and the last LTTE leader is killed or surrenders to the Security Forces, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told the Daily News yesterday. He said it is high time for the LTTE leaders to let the remaining civilians arrive in the Government controlled areas and surrender to the Security Forces as a 24- hour ultimatum has already been issued by the Government for them to surrender. “They should either surrender to the Security Forces or see their end at the hands of the troops,” Rajapaksa added. He said the Security Forces displayed their professionalism to the entire world by successfully rescuing the civilians in the biggest ever hostage rescue mission....