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  • Engineers' 'SALEBA' Opened in Grand Ceremony

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Major General Udaya Nanayakkara, Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) on Thursday (11) ceremonially opened the newly-erected SLE swimming pool, ‘SALEBA’, the Sappers’ Leisure Bay at Mattegoda SLE Headquarters. 
  • Commander Inspects Proposed Second Wellness Resort Site For Southern War Heroes

    The second state of the art, ‘Abimansala’- type wellness resort for dependent Army War Heroes is to come up shortly at Wilpita, Kamburupitiya, thanks to the cooperation, extended by His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Army in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (14) afternoon went to Wilpita and received the firsthand glimpses of the picturesque 10-acre extent of land.....
  • Australian HC Opens Renovated Class Rooms

    Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ms Robyn Mudie, together with a few embassy officials arrived in Kilinochchi on Friday (15) with a view to learning more about ongoing development projects in the region. Before the delegation moved to the re-opening of several class rooms that had been renovated with Australian funds at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya, they met Major General Udaya Perera, Security Force Commander.....
  • Historic Gun Battle Memories at Elephant Pass Immortalized

    IMMORTALIZING memories of the fierce gun battles, fought by valiant War Heroes at the strategic Elephant Pass, a special War Hero Memorial, erected in honour of fallen War Heroes, was ceremonially unveiled by Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday (30) morning, amidst a pantheon of military chiefs, including Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Commander of the Navy. Elephant Pass War Hero Memorial, a fitting tribute to the memory.....

  • More LTTE Dead Bodies & Weapons Found From West of Putumattalan

    (2nd Update)  

    DURING extended search operations conducted in the thin area west of PUTUMATTALAN troops recovered three more LTTE dead bodies, twelve T-56 weapons and one Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) Friday (10) afternoon. Troops recovered seven LTTE dead bodies and some other LTTE items from the same area the previous day (9) after the area was brought under the Army control. 

  • Commander Greets Eight Senior Officers Promoted to Ranks of Major General

    President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has confirmed overdue promoted ranks of Major General for three senior Brigadiers and the promotion of five more Brigadiers to the temporary ranks of Major General, effective from 30 December 2014.
  • Healing the Wounds in Sri Lanka

    SRI LANKA’S government was right to finish off the Tamil rebels, despite the risk to and ultimate loss of civilian life. Decisively ending the civil war, which lasted 26 years and killed more than 70,000, will save more lives than were lost in the final assault. United Nations officials, Western leaders, and human rights groups had called on Sri Lanka to agree to a cease-fire to allow civilians to flee the shrinking enclave where government forces had finally hemmed in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Complying with the request would have been a major strategic mistake.

  • 612 Brigade Hqrs Encourages Villagers for Fruit Production

    With the intention of raising living standards of the people in Chiraddikulam, a village, situated to the east of Manthai, the 612 Brigade Headquarters recently organized a workshop for civilians on manufacture of jam and cordials, using the harvest of fruits, collected from their surroundings.