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  • SVAB House Construction Projects Expanded, Giving Away More Houses to War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), one of the major driving forces that helps War Heroes realize their dream of moving into newly-built standard houses, in another landmark mammoth welfare project on Friday (14), distributed financial grants, land blocks, new houses and home accessories among 57 War Heroes of the Army to the value of Rs 26 million under this phase.
  • MoD Organized Scholarship Programme Offers 282 More Schols to Ranaviru Children

    Two hundred and eighty-two exceptionally talented school children of country-wide Ranaviru families were rewarded with scholarships on Friday (3) during a special ceremony at Defence Services School (DSS), Colombo 2. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, together with the Parliamentarian Mr Mohan Lal Grero (MP),  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal W. D. R. M. J. Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Inspector General of the Police.....

  • David Pieris Motors Company Ltd Undertakes Swimming Pool Construction at 'Abimansala'

    The renowned business establishment, David Pieris Motors Company Ltd, honouring its financial commitment for complete erection of the swimming pool at Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’, Wellness Resort for dependent War Heroes under the ‘Brave Hearts’ project, presented its first installment of Rs 3 million to the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on Friday (24). David Pieris Motors Company Ltd, which has undertaken the entire cost of Rs 15.2 million for construction of the Swimming Pool project in the complex.....

  • Japanese Delegation Gifts Ambulance & Fire Engine to the Army

    A group of Japanese philanthropists extended their support to the Sri Lanka Army by donating an imported ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at the Narahenpita Army Hospital premises on Saturday (12). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the team of Japanese donors and Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, arrived at the venue to a warm welcome.
  • SVAB President Calls on Mrs. Wickramanayake

    PRESIDENT Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya called on Mrs. Kusum Wickramanayake, President Seva Vanitha Branch of the Prime Minister office at the PM’s office Wednesday (28) morning. This was Mrs. Jayasuriya’s first official meeting with Mrs. Wickramanayake after the former assumed office as President SVAB. Both of them discussed measures that have already been taken to promote the welfare of War Heroes and their families and various other programmes in progress at different levels.

  • Stage Set for Army-Organized 'Defence Seminar - 2013' at Colombo Galadari Hotel

    Preparations as regards the year’s Army organized ‘Defence Seminar - 2013,’ themed on ‘Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Challenges and Regional Stability’ (Sept 3-5) are receiving final touches as the list of foreign participants is still on the increase. The ‘Defence Seminar - 2013’ slated to open, share and discuss a wide range of issues, related to Sri Lanka’s post-conflict era and regional stability is to be addressed by more than 23 guest speakers, including eight.........
  • NCO Training School Organizes Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dharmapala

    Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Training School at Saliyawewa, Kalaoya organized a ‘Bodhi Pooja Pinkama’ and Bana preaching ceremony to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala on Wednesday (19). Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero conducted the religious activities together with Mr. Gamini Keerthichandra, President, Sinhala Association (Sinhala Bala Mandalaya) in the United Kingdom.
  • Troops Pocket Out Own Money to Buy Books for Kids

    Troops attached to 10 Sri Lanka National Guard (10 SLNG) at Sambavalai under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) bought school books and educational accessories for kids at two pre schools in Ketpeli and Palavi in connection with International Children’s Day. A total of 48 kids learning at Ketpeli Ambal pre-school and Palavi Kalaivanai pre-school were the beneficiaries of this donation made by troops using their own money. Before the donation was made.....
  • 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.

  • Two Defendants Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the LTTE, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

    EARLIER today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, defendants Thiruthanikan Thanigasalam and Sahilal Sabaratnam were sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release in connection with their efforts to purchase almost $1 million worth of high-powered weaponry for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The sentences were imposed by Chief United States District Judge Raymond J. Dearie. In January 2009, Thanigasalam and Sabaratnam pled guilty to conspiring and.....