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  • Army Initiative Gets Direct Bus Service Between Pooneryn & Colombo

    Following Army initiatives, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) on Sunday (2), commenced a direct bus service from Pooneryn to Colombo and back on A- 32 main road for the benefit of commuters who travel to Colombo and back on various commercial and other needs on a daily basis. According to the time table, the bus from Pooneryn........
  • Jaffna Bishop Happy About Security in Jaffna

    Jaffna Bishop Rt Rev Fr Dr Thomas Saundernayagam, in a letter addressed to Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, attributes the significant drop in the Jaffna crime rate to the intensified new security measures of the Army and the Police now in effect. The Bishop commending the role of the Army, assisted by the Police went on to state that timely action of the Security Forces in the peninsula drastically lessened the number of.....


    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops engaged in clearing and search operations in the finally-cleared areas found and identified dead bodies of several more leaders of the terrorist outfit today (20), the Army said. They include VETTRI of the LTTE Intelligence wing, VINODAN and RAM KUMAR of the Intelligence attack wing, MANIMEKALA (KOMALI) the female leader of Intelligence, ANNA THURAI the political wing leader for BATTICALOA and RANGAN, a leader of the Sea Tigers wing.     

  • Commander Calls on Premier & President's Secretary

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (03) paid two courtesy calls in conformity with military traditions after he took office as Commander of the Army. The first visit was to the Secretary to the President, Lalith Weerathunga at the Presidential Secretariat. Mr. Lalith Weeratunge, himself a distinguished career administrator welcomed the visiting Army Chief on arrival at the Secretariat after offering him a warm handshake. Both of them exchanged matters of mutual interest and views on security concerns during the brief meeting.

  • Army Para Games - 2011 Inaugurated Renewing Vigour Among Disable War Heroes

    The opening ceremony of Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2011 kicked off on Wednesday (28) morning at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama with the participation of Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as Chief Guest. Soon after all Army athletes took the formal oath after lighting the symbolic  Olympic Torch and.....

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    COLOMBO: THE civilian exodus from the “No Fire Zone” in PUTHUMATTALAN into government-held areas crossed the figure 100,000 (one hundred thousand) at about 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday (22) after the flow started early Monday (20) morning, the Army Headquarters declared. 

  • All SFHQs & Formations Begin New Year's First Working Day with Elaborate Programmes

    Island-wide Security Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Jaffna, Wanni, East, West and Central, in parallel with the main ceremony at the Army Headquarters, began   their first working day on January 01 in their respective Headquarters, Divisions, Brigades, Units and all formations, conducting separate formal ceremonies.
  • Army's Own Service Stations Begin Servicing on Commander's Directives

    Two new vehicle Service Stations, set up at Saliyapura (Anuradhapura) and Kankesanthurai by Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) of the Army, as part of the Service Station establishment project, directed by the Commander of the Army, were opened early this week during two brief ceremonies at respective places. Sri Lanka Army, though possessive of a big fleet of different light and heavy vehicles....

  • Army Tattoo Set to Begin Ceremonially

    THE Army Tattoo, the final and most thrilling phase of the Army 60th Anniversary celebrations begins Saturday evening (17) at Kettarama stadium, Colombo. A galaxy of distinguished guests, administrators, military chiefs, tri-service officers, former military chiefs and invitees are expected to grace the inaugural ceremony Saturday evening (17). This mega spectacle that highlights Army heroism, gallantry, acrobatics and an assortment of undisputed skills of the Army.....

  • Vallipunam Re-settlers Get Free Spectacles

    Resettled villagers at Vallipunam village in Mullaittivu after a recent mobile eye clinic where they got their eyes examined, received 100 pairs of spectacles, following the good offices of Dr Saumya Karunaratne of ‘Love All - Serve All Foundation’. Distribution of those spectacles took place at Vallipunam holiday resort during the clinic which was held during morning hours.