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  • Mortar Bombs & Grenades Among Finds

    WANNI: TROOPS conducting their search and clear operations in the general areas of MANIKKAPOLA UTHTHU, MODEIMADU, KOVILKUNCHIKULAM, AKKARAYANKULAM and VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL recovered four anti tank mines, thirty-six anti personnel mines, thirty-two 60mm mortar bombs, four Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG), three 81mm mortar bombs, eleven hand grenades, four hundred and seventy-two Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, one disposable RPG gun on Monday (11).

  • 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......
  • Commander Graces as Chief Guest at SLLI's Colours Awarding Ceremony

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI), the oldest Regiment in the Army which also has hitherto rendered a unique contribution towards defence of the motherland since its inception in 1881, had its glittering ‘Colours Night’ Tuesday (26) evening where 145 SLLI veterans received laurels for their achievements in the field of sports. The SLLI with its renowned ‘I serve’ motto is the only......
  • Lectures Conducted to Enlighten Service & Police Personnel on Gynaecology & Obstetrics

    A team of medical specialists on Gynaecology and Obstetrics recently conducted a series of lectures for the benefit of service and Police personnel serving Kilinochchi area at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The arrangement, initiated by Major General A.W.I Crishantha de Silva, Commander, SFHQ-KLN consisted of about 30 medical specialists and medical officers .....
  • 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)...............
  • US Ambassador Calls on Army Commander

    THE US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ms. Patricia A Butenis called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this afternoon (03) in his office at Army Headquarters.During her first official meeting with the Army Commander, Ms Butenis learnt more about Army’s involvement in the North and East development work now being carried out by the government, and security updates in those areas.

  • Former LTTE Child Combatants Turn Girl Guides & Boy Scouts

    INCREDIBLE, yet it is true and deserves our praise and blessings. Out of 198 LTTE child combatants receiving rehabilitation under Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR), Ministry of Justice & Law Reforms, a total of 40 boys and 38 girls were invested as Boys Scouts and Girl Guides during a recent ceremony while they still continue to receive school education at Ratmalana Hindu College. Those 38 girls and 40 boys of 14-16 years of age who had been conscripted or forcibly detained by LTTE terrorists before last year’s end of the War for Peace in Wanni, successfully completed basic training on scouting, as recommended and trained by Sri Lanka Scouts Association.