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  • A'pura 'Ran Kekulu' Show New Year Talents

    THE ANNUAL SPORTS MEET at Anuradhapura Ran Kekulu Pre-school, run by Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) was held at Pre-school ground on 20th March 2010. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB. This was organized to improve the sports skills of the pre-school students. Tricycle races, obstacle crossing, fancy dress parades, team events and PT display, etc were among prominent and interesting features in the event.
  • Army Inter Regiment Kabaddi Championship After A Marginal Tussle Goes to SLLI

    A closely contested Kabaddi encounter in the Army at the last moment of the tussle recorded victory to the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) against its equally competent Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) rivals on Wednesday (16) evening. Kabaddi, the popular South Asian sport which has now made its niche in the Army calendar of sports too, saw the Army had its Inter Regiment Tournament finals on Wednesday (16) at Maharagama Youth Council Indoor Auditorium.
  • Kilinochchi Tri-Service Commanders Assist President's Itinerary in Kilinochchi

    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on the close supervision of its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, together with Navy and Air Force Commanders at provincial levels, made elaborate arrangements in connection with the recent visit of HE the President to Kilinochchi. During the President’s stay in Kilinochchi, he gave away cash donations to the value......

    MULLAITTIVU: THREE LTTE Anti Aircraft Guns (AAG), two of them with two barrels and two Armoured Tanks (BMT) were among the latest recoveries, made by troops now in full control of almost all areas in PUTHUMATTALAN, MULLAITTIVU. Those three AAGs, popularly known as peddle guns alias ZPUs are capable of firing a maximum of around 600 rounds per minute and need to be kept on a four-wheel carriage for firing. They also can cover a range of about 8000 meters and are about 5-7 ft in height. Those were captured Sunday(17) morning.  

  • Tribute to Architect of Victory

    THE NATION is paying the highest possible tribute this week to the gallant men and women of our Armed Forces, Civil Defence Force and Police for their resounding victory against the LTTE. The declaration of the week May 11-18 as the Ranaviru Week by the Government is praiseworthy. As a nation we need to recognize the tremendous sacrifice made by those men and women who stood up to protect Sri Lanka. Not long ago large swathes of the island's North and East and a good portion of the seaboard were under the exclusive control of separatist terrorists.

  • UN Compensates Family of Deceased Peacekeeper

    An amount of USD 74,395.93 has been provided by the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, as compensation to the family members of late Staff Sergeant Priyawansa H.M.T of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) who was deceased while engaged in a peacekeeping mission in Haiti in 2011.Staff Sergeant Priyawansa ...........
  • Army Coordinates Distribution of Spectacles to Wanni Civilians

    Troops serving the 211 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the financial support of Cosmopolitan 306/A2 Lions Club, Colombo 6, distributed 90 pairs of spectacles worth about Rs 225,000/= among villagers in Pulithirikthapuliyankulam and 400 Acres LB village of Vavuniya.   The distribution took place at Pulithirikthapuliyankulam Vidyalaya and Periyaulukkulam 400 Acres Dharmapala Vidyalaya on 28 Sept.
  • Children in Orphanage Receive Oral Health Attention

    Inmates at Ambakaman children’s orphanage, situated in the 651 Brigade area under 65 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) received medical attention for their teeth and oral health during a clinic organized by the Army. The clinic on Monday (10) saw that extractions and refilling of affected teeth of those orphans were carried out by dentists.
  • Commander, a Keynote Contributor to PGIM Course Sessions

    Sri Lanka's prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Management (PGIM) on Wednesday (18) evening honoured the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake by inviting him to be a keynote contributor to the ongoing 'International Business Structures and Practices for Business Leaders' Course under the theme 'Military Leadership and Lessons for the Corporate World'. The short-term PGIM programme of Learning and Sharing Knowledge that enlightens business leaders, administrators, researchers.......