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  • Australian Border Protection Minister Visits Jaffna

    The Australian Government’s Minister of Immigration and Border Protection Mr Scott Morrison who was in Sri Lanka on an official visit, called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Wednesday (9) during his visit to the peninsula. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J during the brief meeting at.......
  • Course No 5 Student Officers at DSCSC Receive Graduation in Glittering Ceremony

    A total of 83 Student Officers, inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies, graduated with the Passed Staff College (psc) degree at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for service personnel, received their graduation on Wednesday (14) during a ceremony, dignified by the presence of Prime Minister, Secretary Defence and Urban Development.......
  • 'Gajaba Mela' Collects its Target for Physiotherapy Unit

    ‘GAJABA MELA-2010’, organized by Gajaba Regiment (GR) War Heroes to raise funds for welfare of disabled GR War Heroes at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last Sunday (28) evening proved a great success as the organizers were able to bag  a record sum of about Rs 2.9 m, needed for construction of a new Physiotherapy unit cum Gymnasium at an estimated cost of Rs 3 m.  

  • First Foreign Diplomat Calls On New Commander of the Army

    Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wu Jianghao Tuesday (13) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the latter’s office at Army Headquarters. Sri Lanka-based Mr Wu Jianghao is the first foreign diplomat to have called on the Commander upon his assumption of office on August 1, 2013. The four-member Chinese delegation, headed by the ambassador was comprised of Senior Colonel Li Chen Glin, the newly appointed Defence Attaché and two other diplomats.
  • 42 More Jaffna Civilians Complete Sinhala Proficiency Course

    Conduct of Sinhala language courses for Tamil civilians and Tamil courses for Army personnel in the Jaffna peninsula recently marked a significant turning point in its efforts to bridge communication gaps between civilians and Security Forces when 42 Tamil youngsters after completing their seventeen-week long Sinhala language course received their proficiency certificates.
  • Army Tradesmen's Skills Appreciated in New Pettah 'Gold Centre ' Opening

    4 Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) tradesmen of the Sri Lanka Army on Friday (5) evening, in what could be called another milestone on the path to recovery and development, transformed the former St John Fish Market at Pettah to be a hub of gold, 'Colombo Gold Centre" and vested it with the public during a ceremony, attended by Hon Basil Rajapaksa (MP), Minister of Economic Development and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and a host of other invitees.
  • 'Preventing Aviation Terrorism is a Collective Responsibility' - Air Vice Marshal Dias

    The opening session on the final day (Sept 2) in the Defence Seminar 2015 witnessed an elaborate presentation on ‘Emerging Aviation Threats; Challenges to National Security’ where Air Vice Marshal Sumangala Dias, Director Logistics spoke at length and explained about the possible aviation threats in the future after submitting a detailed account of the series of experiences Sri Lanka and other nations underwent.
  • India's Southern Army Command Calls on Commander of the Army

    Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day goodwill visit, called on Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (12) morning at the Commander’s office, Army Headquarters, Colombo 3. Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh’s five-member delegation is comprised of Mrs Suneeti Singh.........
  • Late Major General Udumalagala's Funeral with Military Honours Takes Place on Wednesday (30)

    The military funeral of late Major General Susil Udumalagala (Rtd) RSP Ldmc of Gemunu Watch, Sri Lanka Army takes place on Wednesday (30) at Galle Samanala esplanade with full honours. He passed away on Thursday (24) night after a long illness. Major General Udumalagala, who had served a number of key appointments in the Army before his retirement last February joined the Army on 6 February 1980 and received commissions as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981.