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  • Community Based Projects to Uplift Living Condition of Civilians in East Continued

    Many community based activities were conducted by the Security Force Head Quarters –East (SFHQ-E) during the last week. Two “Shramadana Campaigns” were organized by 2 Gajaba Regiment (2 GR) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (6 VIR) of the 221 Brigade, to clean the premises of Annandakulam pre-school in Annandakulam and  Girihadusaya Viharaya in Thiriyaya during Thursday (20) and Friday (21).
  • Api Wenuwen Api Fund: Highest Ever Donation from AASL

    AIRPORT and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) has donated the highest ever sigle donation - Rs. 14 million - to the fund in aid of the war heroes who sacrificed their lives and fought the three decade old terrorist war to an end. This large sum of money collected under the guidance of Ports and Civil Aviation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Chairman of Airport and Civil Aviation Company Prasnna Wickremasuriya.

  • 'Siriliya Saviya' Extends Medical Consultations to Woman Soldiers & Wives

    To coincide with the ongoing Ranaviru commemorative month, the Carlton Siriliya Saviya project offered its expertise medical assistance for the benefit of woman soldiers and wives of soldiers by conducting a ‘Well-Women Clinic’ (Suva Nari Sayanaya) at Narahenpita Military Hospital premises on Friday (3). First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, the pioneer behind the Siriliya Saviya...

  • Army Chief warns Ex-Army Personnel Against Abusing Uniform

    Army Chief Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake yesterday (9) said that the ex-army personnel contesting the forthcoming Provincial Council polls for Southern and Western Provinces shouldn’t wear uniform of any type under any circumstances. Anyone abusing the uniform should be prepared to face the consequences, Lt. Gen. Ratnayake said. Lt. Gen. Ratnayake insisted that the Military Police would take necessary action to prevent ex-personnel from using the uniform for political purposes.

  • Final Touches Given to Independence Day Parade

    Final preparations for conduct of the 67th Independence Day (February 4) are now underway at the Battaramulla Parliament grounds with the rehearsals of the military parade. On Monday (2) morning, accompanied by Mr Uthpala Basnayake, Secretary Defence, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, Commanders of the Navy and Air Force, Inspector General of Police, went to the venue to review the arrangements.
  • VIR 'Ranaviru' Monument Dedicated to Eternal Memory

    At the invitation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, unveiled the new ‘Ranaviru’ Monument at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane and dedicated it to the eternal memory of all those VIR fallen War Heroes during a simple ceremony on Saturday (3).
  • MINUSTAH Force Commander Shows Exact Locations of SRIBAT Deployments

    Major General Luiz Ramos, Force Commander to the MINUSTAH, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti towards the end of his meeting with the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya using an area map, explained to him where Sri Lankan troops (SRIBAT) have been deployed and how operational duties are performed.
  • Troops Continue to Find more LTTE Warlike Items

    NORTH: TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of THARAKANKUDI, MADHU, MULLAITTIVU, THANNIMURIPPUKULAM, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL and THONIVELI recovered fifteen claymore mines, twelve  hand grenades,  one booby trap made from 81 mm mortar bomb, one Bangalore torpedo,   nine hundred and seventy-three rounds of T-56 ammunition, seven anti personnel mines, five 60 mm mortar bombs, two trip flares, two 40 mm mortar bombs, six Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), twenty Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, .....

  • Army New Year Festival Held on Low Key

    The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season across the country made its entry to the Colombo Malay Cricket Club grounds Friday (10) morning as both officers and soldiers of the Army Headquarters joined hands together to celebrate the auspicious event, giving prominence to the traditional New Year games and other associated events.
  • US Delegation Enlightened on Army Roles in Jaffna

    A high level 10-member US delegation, currently in Sri Lanka during a tour to Jaffna met Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Sunday (27). The delegation comprised Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Mr James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and South Asia Mr. Vikram Singh.....