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  • Public Alerted to Menace of 'Drugs'

    With the coordination and support of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), 23 Division Headquarters in Punani, 5 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps Headquarters in Habarana and 24 Division Headquarters in Ampara organized a series of preventive and awareness programmes on ‘Drugs’ during the past two weeks. 
  • 'Shock Waves of Falsehood from Al-Jazeera'

    MUSLIM religious leaders yesterday criticized the controversial Arabic News Channel, Al-Jazeera stating that the channel was sending shock waves of falsehood on air about the situation of Tamil civilians and how they are treated and cared for by the Government of Sri Lanka and its Security Forces. The leader of Muslim Thelological Council, All Ceylon Ulema Party, Mowlavi Mubarak Abdul Majid said they regret that the station of Al-Jazeera has transmitted news items alleging Sri Lankan Government and its Security Forces of killing and.....

  • Gifting a Spoonful of Hard-Won Peace

    WHEN the victorious flickers of oil lamps danced on every doorstep in  celebration of the unmatched war victory, the heroes who re-hoisted the Lion flag in the four corners of the country, were remembered, loved and saluted by every Sri Lankan. Those who risked death in the name of the nation have their names already carved on pillars of history and in the memories of many Lankans. But, those who survived to tell their experiences deserve that same love, attention and respect, because they are the living monuments of the victory. The sight of their lost limbs will tell you how much you owe them.

  • Commandos' '4 x 4 Expedition 2014' Symbolically Launched in Colombo

    4 x 4 Expedition 2014’ - ‘Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos’, the thrilling expedition, organized for the first time in the Commando Regiment (CR), kicked off symbolically on Sunday (3) from Colombo before the actual six-day tour begins in Jaffna on Monday (4). At the invitation of Major General Prasanna Silva, Colonel of the Regiment......

  • Thirty New Houses for War Heroes from 'Api Wenuwen Api'

    Another 30 houses constructed under 'Api Wenuwen Api' fund in Kegalle district were given ownership to war heroes today (17th March). The main event was held under the patronage of H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Meeduma Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya in Kegalle district.
  • Poland's Defence Attaché Calls on SL Army Chief

    Colonel SÅ‚awomir KoÅ‚tun, Defence Attaché for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (21) evening. The visiting envoy afterwards had a cordial exchange of views with the Commander of the Army on......
  • Trincomalee 'Dansela' Treats More Than 15,000 People

    Troops serving 221, 222, 223, 224 Brigades under 22 Division in Trincomalee served rice and curry, free of charge to all pedestrians around Anuradhapura Junction at Trincomalee on account of Poson Full Moon Poya Day (23). On the directions of Brigadier Aruna Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division, more than 15,000 people of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim ethnicities were treated to meals. 

  • SVAB Takes Mobile Service to SLLI to Resolve Issues Related to Disable War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes, had its sixth ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regimental Headquarters this Morning (27). Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB accompanied by some senior members of the SVAB attended the mobile service.

  • Kilinochchi Civilians Visit Poson Zone & Enjoy Free Meals

    A special ‘Poson’ Zone, organized in the Kilinochchi Madya Maha Vidyalaya playground drew a record gathering of spectators and students in the area. ‘Poson’ Zone, comprised of a pandol, rice and ice cream Dansel, presentation of devotional songs, display of lanterns and a replica of the Mihinthale rock, etc adorned the premises on Poya day (4).
  • Awareness Programme for Pregnant Mothers in Kilinochchi

    An awareness programme for pregnant mothers for better health care in Kilinochchi area was organized on Saturday (19) by the troops of the 57 Division and 6 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) with the coordination of  Union Assurance PLC and Regional Directorate Health Services (RDHS) - Kilinochchi at the Harmony Centre, Kilinochchi.