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  • Former Combatants During Wanni Vesak Celebrations Sing Devotional Songs

    A series of Vesak commemorative ceremonies organized under the auspices of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) attracted hundreds of Wanni civilians during the Vesak week (May 1-7). To begin with, the SFHQ-W distributed more than 20 first aid boxes among pre-schools / schools under 211 Brigade Headquarters areas, together with a stock of medicine to each box.
  • Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for 'Abimansala' Inmates

    , Scanwell Group of Companies in a magnanimous gesture of appreciation and goodwillgifted three units of air conditioners to the Army for the greater benefit of War Heroes, residing in ‘Abimansala’, wellness resort at Pangolla on Tuesday (15).

  • Over Six Thousand T-56 Ammo Found

    WANNI & EAST: TROOPS in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, NAWATIKULAM and KOKAVIL areas on Friday (31) recovered one anti tank mine, two hundred and eighty-five 120 mm mortar bombs,  nineteen anti personnel mines, forty-three hand grenades, six thousand six hundred and ninety rounds of T-56 ammunition, eight T-56 magazines, twelve 60 mm para bombs, two M-4 bombs, twenty-three Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), five RPG chargers, one box of 12.7 mm ammunition, one claymore mine, one 12.7 mm ammunition link, two gas masks, four Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, eight paddle gun ammunition belts, two radar parts.....

  • Troops Donate Blood in Vavuniya

    More than 151 officers and a fair number of other ranks serving the 56 Division area in Vavuniya volunteered to donate blood at the request of the Blood Bank of Vavuniya Hospital on Saturday (17). The event that took place at 56 Division Headquarters was supported by medical officers, Dr V Dissanayake, Dr Nuwan Hewawasam and six other staffers of the Vavuniya Blood Bank.

  • Seventh Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends

    The seventh phase of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West, reached its successful completion on Friday (28) at the SFHQ-West library premises.

  • Crowd Puller, 'Army Tattoo' Ends in Moneragala

    Massive crowds thronged Army Tattoo at Moneragala on both days and the organizers had to make extra arrangements to accommodate all who assembled there. 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division in close cooperation with all other units organized the 7th Army Tattoo at the Moneragala Technical College grounds during September 8 - 9.

  • Grade 5 Scholarship Winner in Jaffna Rewarded

    A MALE student from Wadukkodai Jaffna College who emerged as the first in the all-island Grade 5 scholarship examination 2009 (Tamil medium) was gifted deposited cash by the Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J), in recognition of his achievement, despite violent acts occurred due to LTTE attrocities in the peninsula at that period of time. Logeshwaran Sri Harshan of Wadukkodai Jaffna College, equally clever at extra-curricular activities, according to the teachers and the principal, has received the second place in the island wide examination at national level.

  • Army Occupied 50 Houses & 22 More Land Plots Released Back to Owners

    50 more houses and 22 plots of lands in Jaffna, Point Pedro, Valvettithurai and Sakkottai areas, hitherto occupied by the Army for service purposes were released back to their legitimate owners by the 521 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ - J) on Saturday (9). 521 Brigade Commander, together with the Divisional Secretary for Point Pedro, released.....
  • Christmas Carols in Jaffna after Nearly 30 years; Jaffna Bishop Thanks Security Forces:

    The Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters organized Christmas Carols in Jaffna for the first time in nearly three decades. The Christmas Carols which were organized and held at Our Lady of Refuge Church entertained the multi-ethnic and multi-religious audience for three hours. At the inauguration of the Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) Christmas Carols 2010, Jaffna Bishop Most Rev Dr Thomas Saundranayagam....

  • Delegates for 'Defence Seminar on 5Rs' Start Arriving

    Delegates, scheduled to attend the Army organized ‘Defence Seminar on 5Rs’ (Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, Reconciliation) at Colombo Galadari Hotel, beginning Wednesday (8) morning, have commenced arriving in Sri Lanka since small hours of Tuesday (7). Brigadier-General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof bin Haji Abd Rahman, Brunei’s Commander of the Royal Land Forces, Major General Ahmed Shiyam, Chief of Defence Force.....