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  • War Hero Charith Kulathilake's Maiden Album Out - Presented to Pandith Amaradewa, Secy Defence & Commander

    The Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’ resident visually impaired but differently able, Corporal Charith Kularuwan Kulathilake of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), the War Hero who made a name for himself through the ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ musical talent programme, made his debut Tuesday (1) evening with his first album, ‘Rana Handa Esunawe’ at the Colombo 5 Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya, to be greeted by a distinguished gathering.
  • Korea Based Sri Lankans Offer Their Help to Soldiers

    EXPATRIATES in  South Korea, under the auspices of Ven Dr. Welangiriye Vachissara Thera, incumbent, Maha Bodhi Monastery in South Korea, were among the latest group of  patriotic philanthropists to offer their share for the benefit of  War Heroes fighting the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world. Korea based donors, led by Korea – Sri Lanka Cultural Association’s   President Ven Dr. Welangiriye Vachissara Thera...

  • New CDS Assumes Duties

    General Jagath Jayasuriya, newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) assumed duties on Friday (2) morning as the third CDS at his office, Colombo 7.  Guard turnout plus tri-services guard of honour greeted the new CDS. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, new Commander of the Army, senior officers representing Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force were present at the occasion.
  • Army Troops Continue to Provide Drinking Water to Drought-hit People in SFHQ-C Area

    On the directions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, troops of the 111, 112 and 121 Brigade under 11 and 12 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) distributed drinking water to drought-hit areas on directions of Major General A.M Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C on Monday (25).......
  • Indian Army Chief General Vijay Singh Receives Military Honours & Calls on President Rajapaksa

    Indian Army’s Chief of Army Staff, General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM AVSM YSM ADC, now on a five-day goodwill visit to Sri Lanka, called on HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees Monday (6) morning after he met his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Army Headquarters. General Vijay Kumar Singh, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army with his five-member delegation......

  • Commander Shares New Year Thoughts & Sweetmeats with All Ranks Serving Headquarters

    The Army Headquarters in Colombo ceremonially marked the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year on Thursday (19) morning with the participation of the Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest and a representative gathering of officers and other ranks serving it. The simple occasion included a table full of traditional sweetmeats.....
  • CDS Makes His Maiden Visit to SFHQ-E after Assuming Office

    Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, the nearly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) made his first visit to the Security Forces Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) on Thursday (20). The visiting CDS was received by Major General Janaka Walgama, Commander, SFHQ-E before a Guard of Honour greeted the visiting Air Chief Marshal Gunathileke. The Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) troops took part in the military honours.

  • Government Allocates 54 Buses for Jaffna

    THE Government handed over 54 reconditioned buses to the Northern Sri Lanka Transport Board on July 23, for strengthening and streamlining the transport service in the Peninsula. The handing over of these buses to the General Manager of the Northern SLTB took place at a ceremony chaired by Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda at the Jaffna Central College grounds.

  • Wanni Troops Listen to their New Army Chief During First Visit

    The second leg of the Commander's visit to the North commenced from Vavuniya Tuesday (15) morning when he arrived at the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), to be received by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W. At the.......
  • Mortar Bombs Emerge from Abandoned Well

    BATTICALOA: SPECIAL TASK FORCE (STF) troops during a search and clear operation in PUTTUR area found sixty 81 mm mortar bombs on Friday (2). They had been hidden in an abandoned well in the area.