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  • Totally Dependent Southern War Heroes To Be Housed In Second Wellness Resort, 'Abimansala-2': Ground Breaking on Thursday (19)

    Sri Lanka Army, affording its deserving recognition as well as the most vital element of sharing and caring to permanently dependent valiant unsung War Heroes of our times,  is set to embark on the challenging task of erecting the second wellness resort, ‘Abimansala-2’ in the South at Wilpitawatta, Udumulla under Athuraliya Divisional Secretariat. The auspicious ground-breaking and foundation-laying ceremony for this state of the art complex for lifetime rest and relaxation for.....

  • Kilinochchi Students Interact with Counterparts in the South

    As part of the community oriented projects being effected by the Army for the welfare of Kilinochchi civilians, the 571 Brigade under the 57 Division recently organized a three-day educational tour for students at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya. Those Kilinochchi students, visiting the Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka Parliament, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, National Museum, National Zoological Gardens, National Film Corporation.....

  • Let Lanka Tackle Its Issues - China

    CHINA firmly believes that the Sri Lankan Government and its people should be allowed to tackle its internal affairs and the international community can make concrete efforts to improve the humanitarian condition of the country, Assistant Foreign Minister of China Hu Zhengyue said. However, China will continue to support Sri Lanka in bringing in stability, peace and development,he said. The Chinese Assistant Minister was addressing the press delegates of South Asian countries at the Foreign Affairs....

  • Etisalat Sponsorship Gives a Fillip to Army Rugby

    Etisalat repeating its encouraging initiatives for the promotion of Army Rugby in the organization is to sponsor the Army Rugby team participating in the forthcoming Rugby Tournament - 2013. Mr Duminda Ratnayake, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya......

  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • 563 Brigade Conducts Medical Clinics

    More than 2150 civilians got free medical assistance from Army-organized medical clinics, conducted at Bogaswewa village and Agrabodhi Maha Vidyalaya, Kokeliya, Vavuniya. 56 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the cooperation of the organization ‘Jayagrahanaya’ Sri Lanka arranged these series during Sunday (21) and Monday......
  • 42 Officers Receives BSW Badges

    42 officers who successfully completed The Battalion Support Weapon (BSW) course No.66 at the Infantry Training Center (ITC), Minneriya received badges during a ceremony held on Saturday at the ITC auditorium  from Brigadier L.A.N.S Wanigasinghe, Commandant, ITC and Lieutenant Colonel H.P.I Perera, Commanding Officer.

  • The Man Who Tamed the Tigers

    SRI LANKA’S 26-year civil war between the Government and the LTTE came to a dramatic end in May with a decisive military victory and the killing of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the Tiger leader. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the man who tamed the Tigers. President Mahinda Rajapaksa categorically rejected allegations about the violation of human rights in civil war between the Government and the LTTE. “I reject that totally. There was no violation of human rights. There were no civilian casualties. If I did that, it wouldn’t have taken two and a half years to finish the war. I would have done it in a few hours. These are all propaganda, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his extensive interview with The Time on July 10.

  • Religious Ceremony Held at Somawathi Temple Invokes Blessings on War Heroes

    A RELIGIOUS ceremony was organized by the Security Forces Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) at the historic Somawathi Raja Maha Viharaya in Polonnaruwa transferring merits to War Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country’s territorial integrity and invoking blessings on those who are still serving, as a follow-up to the main being events held to celebrate Eastern SFHQ’s 6th anniversary that fell on 31st October. The programme got under way at the historic Somawathi temple premises on 4th and 5th November on the instructions of the Commander SFHQ-(E) Major General Srinath Rajapaksa.