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  • Mega 'Nikini Udanaya' of Special Forces Now Underway at Seeduwa

    ‘Nikini Udanaya’, the mega trade exhibition cum carnival, organized by troops of the Special Forces (SF) started off Friday (5) evening at Katunayake Dravindra Mendis sports ground, following a brief ceremony headed by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the opening as Chief Guest. Proceeds from this three-day long mega fund-raising event of the Special Forces, headquartered in Seeduwa, Katunayake.....
  • Old Dharmasokians Appreciate Commander's Role

    PAST Pupils' Association in Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College paid their tribute to General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army, himself a distinguished and an outstanding old product of the college for his contribution to the successful elimination of the LTTE terrorism that lasted for over 30 years.

  • Army's Bronze Medalist Promoted to Rank of Sergeant; Army Cash Gifts to be Awarded by HE, President

    Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya, who carved a niche for himself in the annals of Sri Lanka’s Paralympic History, by bringing the first-ever Bronze Medal, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (13) morning, in less than 20 hours of his arrival in his motherland. His meeting with the Army Chief in the company of a host of senior officers was considered a twice-blessed event since....


     Flash !

    MULLAITTIVU: AS THE DOOMSDAY of the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was fast drawing nearer, remaining hardcore terrorists in the last strip of land appear to have completely lost their senses while continuing to resort to desperate suicidal missions. The latest suicide explosion in VELLAMULLAVAIKKAL a few minutes ago targeting 58 Division troops at the frontal defence positions, failed to produce desired results, as the red-coloured LTTE double cab prematurely exploded and went up in flames as it was nearing the troops in the opposite direction. 

  • Private Sector Offers 300 Jobs to Youngsters in Jaffna

    NEARLY 300 unemployed young men and women in the Jaffna peninsula are to receive employment openings in the garment industry sector immediately after a brief training given to them. Following an initiative launched by Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ - J), on the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who recently toured Jaffna....

  • SLLI 'Paabala Melaa' Begins at Hikkaduwa

    ‘Paabala Melaa’, the Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) Trade Fair and Carnival for fund-raising,  was declared opened by  Major General Amal Karunasekara, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI as the chief guest at Hikkaduwa public ground today (19) at 2.00 p.m. Several Senior Officers and Other Ranks, together with a large gathering participated in the event.

  • Jaffna Students Awarded 10 More Army Organized Scholarships

    Ten students from low-income groups received scholarships to continue their studies from the 512 Brigade serving the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SF-J) during a recent ceremony at Jaffna Central College, Jaffna. Those students from families without either of their parents were selected jointly by principals and Grama Niladharis of the areas.
  • 59 Division Anniversary Events Select 'Strongest Soldier'

    Religious and military formalities marked the series of the 7th anniversary commemorative arrangements of the 59 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). On the directions of Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division, the ceremonies started with an all night Pirith chanting plus a Heel Daana (breakfast), the following day (Dec 12). 
  • Educational Seminar Helps O/L Students

    211 Brigade Headquarters in Vavuniya on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) launched a project to assist G.C.E (O/L) students by conducting a seminar for them at Vavuniya Periyakomarshankulam Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (3). The seminar attended by over 175 students was sponsored by Vavuniya People’s Bank at the invitation of the 211 Brigade Headquarters.

  • Commander Talks on 'Use of Armour in SL Conflict' during Overseas Conference

    An international conference themed on ‘Armoured Vehicles Asia 2010’ got underway in Singapore recently where the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya had been invited to present a lecture on ‘Use of Armour in Sri Lanka Conflict’. The conference, designed to serve as a forum for exchanging information on optimizing planning .....