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  • The Bob Rae Saga

    SECRETARY General Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) Prof Rajiva Wijesinha has written to The Toronto Star in response to its coverage of the decision to prevent Canadian politician Bob Rae from entering Sri Lanka last week. His letter is published below. Michael Cooke, Editor, The Toronto Star.

  • SVAB President Hands Over Another House to a War Hero

    Another valiant disabled War Hero received a newly constructed complete house this morning (27) when President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya handed over the house to Corporal Ambagahapitiya T. B. of Sri Lanka Light Infantry. The house built at a cost of Rs.1.4 million was built in a plot of land owned by the War Hero in Werapitiya, Theldeniya by the Engineer Service Regiment soldiers.

  • 52 Division Troops Enjoy New Year Spirits with Music

    A mammoth musical show, coloured by a host of popular vocalists and artistes recently entertained hundreds of troops serving 52 Division Headquarters in Jaffna immediately after conduct of a special Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival. The event at the 52 Division Headquarters sports ground, organized by 52 Division troops on the instructions of their General Officer.............
  • Custom Officers Attend Workshop on 'Leadership'

    At the request of the Department of Customs, the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) recently conducted a six-day long workshop on ‘Strategic Leadership and Discipline’ for a group of custom officers at Kilinochchi, Ampakamam Army Training Centre. The workshop, comprised of training in leadership, discipline, mental stress, psychological operations............
  • 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................
  • Commander Shares Views With Army Chiefs Attending AUSA Sessions In Washington

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, now attending the three-day long 60th annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C at the invitation of the AUSA, shared views with a couple of top-ranking world-wide military leaders, including the Chief of Staff of the US Army, General Raymond T. Odierno during the formal inaugural ceremony at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday (21).
  • Local & Foreign Tourists Once Again Enjoy Beauty of Pasikuda in East

    AFTER the Sri Lankan Security Forces cleared the entire island of terrorists, local and foreign nature lovers have once again got the opportunity to visit beautiful beaches in the east. Local and foreign visitors from various corners have now begun to walk along the golden beach of Pasikudah and dip in the eastern blue seas in relaxed mood. The whole area of tourist importance had totally been cut off to tourists for decades due to LTTE activities. However, valiant troops who dared to fight and eliminate LTTE terrorists first liberated the east facilitating free flow of visitors into the area.

  • GW Players Trounce MIC Team to Win Football Championship

    Curtains came down on the Inter-Regiment Football Championship Thursday (24) evening at CR & FC grounds after the Gemunu Watch team locked horns with their rivals in the Military Intelligence Corps. GW team after defeating MIC team goals on the final leg of the Championship tournament emerged victorious bagging 2 goals against 1 of the rivals. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest on the occasion, accompanied by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch witnessed the final tussle.

  • 'Defence Services Games' Ends With New Records

    The closing ceremony and presentation of awards to the winners in the Defence Services Games 2014 took place Wednesday (5) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. The final ceremony had all the hallmarks of a cultural pageant and a show of sports talents as musical bands and dancers of the tri-services lined up after the final athletic events came to an end.