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  • Soldiers Build Houses for the Populace in Kilinochchi

    A housing project to construct houses for 100 selected families in Anavilandankulam area in Kilinochchi was inaugurated by the Sri Lanka Army’s 652 Brigade Commander last Saturday (16). The project which provides better shelter for the newly resettled population in the north is a brain child of Hon Mr. Namal Rajapaksa MP.

  • 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...............
  • More Humanitarian Projects Launched in the East

    Troops of all Divisions and Brigades under the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) continue their humanitarian community projects in the past week on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E. On Saturday (9) more than 100 soldiers, including officers, serving the 231 Brigade at Kallady under the 23 Division donated blood for use of patients under treatment in Batticaloa and other peripheral hospitals at the request of  Hospital authorities.
  • SLLI Best Battalions for Year 2014 Selected

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) recently selected their best battalions for the year 2014. A 7- member board visited all 24 regular and volunteer SLLI units and inspected relevant areas including “G” matters, “A” matters, Logistic matters, Legal matters, accounts, audits and sports. From the regular units, 26 SLLI was adjudged the best Battalion while 7 SLLI became the runners-up.
  • New Military Secretary Assumes Duties

    MAJOR General A.W.J Chryshantha De Silva assumed duties on Friday (January 1st) as new Military Secretary in the Army. He succeeds Major General Milinda Peiris who is to continue as the Vice Chancellor at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, Kandawala, Ratmalana. Major General De Silva of Sri Lanka Engineers Regiment.....

  • Disable War Heroes Receive 200 New Three-wheelers

    IN CONSISTENT with Government’s sustained policy of providing all possible welfare assistance to servicemen and police officers who have turned disable during the recent fight against terrorism, Ministry of Defence in liaison with Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) has launched a project to offer purchase of three-wheelers to War Heroes at easy concessionary price. The scheme gave away 200 new three-wheelers to.....

  • Budding Officers Receive Their Diplomas from Commander

    Newly commissioned 57 officers, who followed the Cadet Officer course Nos 55, 59, 60, 64 and 66 at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) on Saturday (29), accepted their diplomas from the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the glittering occasion as Chief Guest. Those budding Officers who are now serving around the country at various formations had the rare chance of receiving their academic recognition from the Commander of the Army for the first time in their............
  • Past Commanders & Veterans Held in High Esteem on Army Day

    This year’s Army Day ceremonial parade and its composition was certainly a reflection of the high degree of importance the Commander, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, attaches to Sri Lanka’s age-old values and deep-rooted grateful sentiments as well as veneration of his Gurus, Seniors and Pioneering veterans in.......
  • SF Troops in Vavuniya Recall Memories of Fallen Fellow-Soldiers

    Fellow-soldiers of the elite Special Forces (SF) in the Army recently saluted the memory of their workmates who perished during Wanni battles by erecting a special monumental plaque at Vavuniya SF Brigade Headquarters. Special Forces, who produced a fine blend of officers like.....

  • SFHQ-C Troops Conduct 'Shramadana'

    Troops of 2 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 111 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign on Friday (25) at the Chest Hospital, Bogambara, Kandy to clean the surroundings of the hospital.