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  • Army Celebrates Vesak Commemorations

    THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.

  • Pakistan Army Chief's Gift Enables SLMA To Promote Equestrian Training Skills

    Student officers at the country’s most hallowed Sri Lanka Army Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa are to commence training in equestrian skills shortly as an additional curriculum following a recent request, made to his counterpart in Pakistan by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Receipt of six horses of high breed a few days ago to the SLMA,  became a reality when Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, himself a former SLMA Commandant........


  • Army to Army Staff Talks Begin in Colombo

    The second round of the India-Sri Lanka Army to Army Staff Talks (AAST), a novel feature founded last year in New Delhi with the express objective of fostering better relations between both Armies, commenced Tuesday (28) morning at Army Headquarters, Colombo - 3. The Indian military delegation, comprised of.....

  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of......
  • Mullaittivu SF Headquarters Renders Community Work

    Under the direction of Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops coordinated a cash donation for construction of a house to a needy woman, Ms Madavan Sarojana Devi of Nayaru, Vemmalai in Mullaittivu. The new house sponsored by ‘Siyara’ Construction Company cost Rs 300,000/= and the project was performed by 5 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops who sweated.....
  • Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective

    Elaborating on Sri Lanka’s prospects of emerging as a nation, markedly with further expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade, Sri Lanka’s economy, etc, Mr Patryk Kugiel, Senior Researcher, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, Poland maintained that the momentum of growth, has to be further promoted while increasing export trade with the EU.
  • Court Martial - 2 Postponed

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Tuesday (31) afternoon. Medical Officer intimated to Court that the accused was not fit to be present for the proceedings. Hearing was postponed until Wednesday (1st September) at 2.00 p.m. (Ends)   

  • Army-Built Bosath Statue Unveiled in Nuwara Eliya Temple

    The Army-built new Bosath statue at the Nuwara Eliya - Kiriwaneliya Sasana Pradeeparamaya was formally entrusted to the temple during a brief religious ceremony on Saturday (8). 22 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 112 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).....

  • Kilinochchi English Training Programme Continues

    A total of 122 students learning in Grade 3 - 9 classes in Kallaru Tamil Madya Maha Vidyalaya underwent a specially-organized English Language training programme, initiated by the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The programme on Thursday (8) at this school is part of the training project, being launched by the SFHQ-KLN for the benefit of Kilinochchi students who are weak in English.