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  • Army Amateur Boxers Secure Five Championships Out of Ten

    Sri Lanka Army amateur boxers (male) during the recent Sri Lanka Amateur Boxing Tournament at Colombo Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium showed colours and secured supremacy in five weight categories out of ten and four slots as first runners-up. Army woman amateur boxers meanwhile in the same tournament secured Championship in one weight category after competing in three categories. They also won the runners-up slot in one weight category.
  • 'Viru Sisu Pradeepa - VI' Scholarships for Who Excelled in Grade 5

    The sixth phase of the "Viru Sisu Pradeepa" scholarship scheme for children of war heroes was held at the Defence Services College under the patronage of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday (1). The "Viru Sisu Pradeepa" Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2006 to assist the children of war heroes who......
  • Sudan's Military Attaché Calls on Commander

    Military Attaché for Sudanese Embassy Major General Abdul Moniem paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (2) morning at his office, Army Headquarters. Major General Ali and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jayasuriya exchanged views on.....

  • 23 Division Silver Jubilee Marked

    23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted a blood donation campaign to celebrate its Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) on Monday (20) at the 23 Division Headquarters, Punani. The blood donation campaign was organized on a request made by the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa since the hospital.......
  • SFHQs in Kilinochchi & Jaffna Conduct Elaborate Poson Programmes & Dansel

    Different commemorative programmes, in connection with Poson festival, organized by Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and  52 Division and 521 Brigade of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), took place for two days (June 23 & 24) in their respective areas. The new protective wall of the Bo tree......
  • Disable War Heroes Receive Benefactions From MoD Seva Vanitha Unit

    In appreciation of their noble sacrifice to liberate the motherland from the curse of terrorism, the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence provides financial assistance to disabled war heroes of the armed services and the Police. A special function was organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit at the auditorium of the Ministry of Defence.....

  • SFHQ-C Troops in 'Shramadana' Campaigns

    Two formations under the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) conducted two many welfare projects on 14 and 17 September. Troops serving the 2 Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC) under the 111 Brigade conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surroundings in the Roman Catholic School, Kandy on Monday (14).
  • -œIrish Times- Journalist, Tom Farrell sees way out for LTTE Child Soldiers

    IN THE AFTERMATH of Sri Lanka’s war, a lost generation of Tamil youth is seeking rehabilitation, writes Tom Farrell in Ambepussa for “Irish Times”. Ranjendran has the acne and somewhat awkward gait of many a 17-year-old schoolboy. He has already completed his O-Levels and is studying for his A-Level examination. He says he would like to be a teacher in the future, an aspiration that possibly comes from having his own childhood brutally cut short. Ranjendran pulls up his sleeve to reveal a fearful scar arching down his forearm, just below the elbow. “I still have problems. I can’t do any heavy work,” he says, adding that “the doctor is very sure I will recover though”.

  • 19 SLNG Troops Make One More House

    19 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops serving 55 Division in Jaffna, expanding their community roles further, have come forward to build a new house for a low-income group family in Mulliyan Grama Seva Division after their plight was brought to the notice of Army troops serving there. The house, meant for the family of Ms Ravichandran Wijeyakumari is to be built by 19 SLNG troops themselves after seeking generous assistance from south-based donors.
  • Triumphant Sri Lanka Army Sets to Mark Its 65th Birth Anniversary

    In a few days time, Sri Lanka Army that triumphed over brutal terrorism, sending shock waves across the globe, perhaps as the one and only to have done so, having carved a niche for itself in the world military history, reaches 65 years in age on October 10. The series of special religious observances, the precursor to the 65th anniversary and the Army Day (October 10)...............