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  • Final Arrangements of the Viru Daru Walk Discussed

    People’s Bank, the sponsors of the second ‘Viru Daru Walk’, (Stride II), scheduled for Saturday (13) at Colombo Galle Face green had a round of discussions regarding final touches of the arrangement on Friday (5). The meeting, attended by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), Ms Deshani Jayasuriya, Chairperson.............
  • Visiting Chinese Military Team Calls on Commander of the Army

     A Chinese military delegation, currently in Sri Lanka on a friendly familiarization tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office on Thursday (5) morning. The military delegation, headed by Senior Colonel W.U Xiaoyi of the Army was accompanied to the Commander’s office at Army Headquarters.....

  • BoC Sponsorship Tranche for 'Abimansala - 3' Handed to Commander

    The wellness resort, ‘Abimansala - 3' of the ‘Brave Hearts’ project, now nearing completion at Pangolla, Kurunegala where disable War Heroes of the North Western Province (NWP) are to be housed, received a heartening fillip when the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) on Monday (9) evening, donated the first tranche of Rs 6.5 million to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters. 
  • Special Forces Salute President Rajapaksa in Wanni

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, attending the Wanni District Development Review forum at the newly constructed auditorium at Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ - W), Vavuniya on Tuesday (19), was greeted with a Guard of Honour, accorded by valiant and battle-hardened soldiers of the Special Forces, who made history....

  • Importance of National Security Stressed in Commander's Speech at AHQ

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Tuesday (9) took time off to talk separately to the Commanding Officers and Regimental Sergeant Majors in the Army Headquarters (AHQ) with the view to enlightening them on matters of national security importance and other relevant projects underway in the organization.

  • Giving Tigers 'Oxygen of Hope' - "The Island" Editorial

    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a leader one is loath to criticise. But, unfortunately he doesn't seem to follow the policies of the great man whose bible he used at his inauguration in January, where a sovereign nation's right to protect itself against separatist terrorism is concerned. Hadn't President Abraham Lincoln––President Obama's hero––defended America through military means and prevented its disintegration, there would not have been a country left for President Obama to lead today.

  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
  • President Opens Architecturally Unique New Building at Colombo DSC & Gives Away Prizes

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest graced the opening ceremony of the new primary school building and the prize-giving at Defence Services College (DSC), Malay Street, Colombo 2 this morning (25). At the entrance to the College premises, several students, clad in school uniforms, presented traditional sheaves of betel and bouquets to the Chief Guest, extending a warm welcome, together with school authorities and other distinguished guests present there. The oriental band of the school conducted the day’s Chief Guest.....
  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

    Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) in the past one week fulfilled many a humanitarian project with the intention of helping needy people in respective areas. Troops of the 8 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) of the SFHQ-E organized a Shramadana campaign with the participation of civilians in order to repair and reconstruct the road leading to Pallathuchchena on Friday (13).
  • New Military Hospital Complex to be Opened Soon

    “Surroundings as well as the landscape in a public health institute, like the upcoming country’s second largest hospital with 1043 beds, should be of pleasing and beautiful nature to the naked eye, giving mental relief to the patient before the actual physical medical treatment proper is given,” remarked the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.....