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  • Pakistan Army Chief's Gift Enables SLMA To Promote Equestrian Training Skills

    Student officers at the country’s most hallowed Sri Lanka Army Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa are to commence training in equestrian skills shortly as an additional curriculum following a recent request, made to his counterpart in Pakistan by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Receipt of six horses of high breed a few days ago to the SLMA,  became a reality when Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, himself a former SLMA Commandant........


  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of......
  • Gemunu Watch Secures Shooting Championship

    Gemunu Watch (GW) troops for the ninth consecutive time won the Championship in the Inter Regiment Field Shooting Tournament, held at Panagoda, Panaluwa firing range between Sept 10-16, 2011. Award of Championship Trophy and other Trophies to the winners took place on Sunday (18) at the Panagoda Indoor Stadium.
  • Mullaittivu SF Headquarters Renders Community Work

    Under the direction of Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops coordinated a cash donation for construction of a house to a needy woman, Ms Madavan Sarojana Devi of Nayaru, Vemmalai in Mullaittivu. The new house sponsored by ‘Siyara’ Construction Company cost Rs 300,000/= and the project was performed by 5 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops who sweated.....
  • Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective

    Elaborating on Sri Lanka’s prospects of emerging as a nation, markedly with further expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade, Sri Lanka’s economy, etc, Mr Patryk Kugiel, Senior Researcher, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, Poland maintained that the momentum of growth, has to be further promoted while increasing export trade with the EU.
  • Expatriates in US Mark Win Over Terrorism

    AS THE WHOLE country celebrates freedom gained after eliminating LTTE menace from the country, Sri Lankan expatriates in USA organized various ceremonies to express their solidarity and invoke blessings on our War Heroes. Peace loving Sri Lankans in Atlanta, USA recently organized a multi-religious ceremony in memory of War Heroes and other civilians of all ethnicities who were killed in LTTE terrorism in the past and also to bless those who were injured. The organizers expect to promote unity among all major religions and ethnic communities under one flag through these events. A number of cultural activities had also been organized with participation of Sri Lankans living in Georgia during the event.               

  • Army-Built Bosath Statue Unveiled in Nuwara Eliya Temple

    The Army-built new Bosath statue at the Nuwara Eliya - Kiriwaneliya Sasana Pradeeparamaya was formally entrusted to the temple during a brief religious ceremony on Saturday (8). 22 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 112 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).....

  • President Welcomes US clarification: State Department Exonerates Security Forces

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”

  • Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army soon after the programmes at national level in Jaffna were completed or inaugurated, headed by HE the President, took time off on Wednesday (15) and inspected the 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) Headquarters at Kanagapuram, Jaffna. In conformity with military formalities, a drive-past Guard Turnout, presented to the visiting Commander at the entrance to the 7 SLLI, saluted the visiting Commander before he was warmly welcomed.....