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  • Army Athletes Show Colours in Annual Marathon

    Sri Lanka Army, pioneers in producing a wide assortment of athletes of both national and international standards, had its annual inter regimental marathon run on Sunday (9) with the participation of 121 runners drawn from fifteen regiments across the country. Sri Lanka Army Athletic Association, chaired by Major General Daya Ratnayake, Chief of Staff organized this marathon run for the 45th consecutive year after it had been officially inaugurated in the year 1951.

  • Youths of Indian & Sri Lankan Army Families Fuse Together Staging a Cultural Show

    Youth of both Sri Lankan and Indian Army families, perhaps for the first time in the country’s history, fused together Tuesday (4) evening at Colombo Defence Services College auditorium during a glittering ‘Cultural Show’, as part of a youth exchange project set in motion by the Viru Daru Society of Sri Lanka Army. A 25-member youth delegation, comprised of sons and daughters of Indian Army families is currently in Sri Lanka under the ‘Youth Exchange Programme’ of the Army’s Viru Daru Society.......

  • Dutch NGO Sponsors & Army Builds New Pre-school Building at Vellamullivaikkal

    A new pre-school building for kids in Vellamullivaikkal West, built by Army troops with sponsorship offered by Dutch philanthropists was opened recently during a simple ceremony. Observing that the kids in the area need a pre-school building for learning, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division and Brigade Commander.....

  • Aiding and Abetting Terror Under the Cover of 'Human Rights'

    THE EU and some members of the “International Community” (IC) have unfortunately joined the LTTE international wing in adding their voice to alleged Human Rights violations during the last stages of the “civil” war in Sri Lanka states a Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc. (SPUR) in a media release. Excerpts: It said: ‘What are these countries doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan and what have they been doing in many other countries in S. America, Africa and Asia - if not committing human rights violations and possible war crimes and crimes against humanity?

  • 11 & 21 Div Support Conduct of 'Sammabhimani'

    The Army organized, ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, of Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero got underway at Uyanwaththa Rajamaha Viharaya at Dambulla on Thursday (4). 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ –C) organized the event on the directions of Brigadier D.S.N.K Senadheera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division.
  • 22 Division Soldiers Join National Dengue Eradication Campaign

    More than 300 Army soldiers and officers serving the 22 Division lent their weight to the island-wide Dengue eradication programme conducted continuously for four consecutive days in Trincomalee a few days ago. All the areas in the Trincomalee town center, Linganagar, Thilinnagar, Abhayapura, Puliyankulam, Pattaneru, Pumbuhar and Manayaveli Grama Seva sectors that.....

  • Panagoda & Manning Town Pre-School Kids Display Talents in Concert

    The annual concert of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) - managed Manning Town and Panagoda ‘Viru Kekulu’ pre-schools got underway on Monday (26) at Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium. First Lady, Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa at the invitation of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, SVAB graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. These kids displaying their artistic and aesthetic talents adorned the occasion to the best satisfaction of the invitees throughout while some members of the ‘Viru Daru’ Society during......

  • Malaysian High Commissioner Commends Lady Officers' Roles in CHOGM

    High Commissioner of Malaysia Mr Azmi Zainuddin in a special dispatch to the Ministry of External Affairs, commends the services of two Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) officers for their outstanding performances as Liaison Officers to the Malaysian delegation during CHOGM 2013. Those letters of appreciation, addressed to Major P.D.C Palliyaguruge and Lieutenant L.U Arambewatte who served as Personal Security Officers for the spouses of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Malaysia during their staying in.....

  • Rare Show of Unity

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged all political parties to join hands and work as a team shedding differences, in forging national reconciliation and driving the nation towards rapid development. President Rajapaksa made these observations addressing the inaugural session of the Presidential Committee on Development and Reconciliation at the Presidential Secretariat which was represented by 18 major national political parties in the country.

  • English Proficiency Course for Jaffna Army Officers Ends

    Thirty nine officers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) received certificates on successful completion of their four-month long English language course on Friday (13) at the SFHQ-J auditorium with the participation of Commander, SFHQ-J, Major General Jagath Alwis. Lectures for this course were conducted by Army and......