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  • OVER 9000 REACH ARMY-HELD AREAS

    MULLAITTIVU: A TOTAL OF 9347 civilians reached the Army control areas on Friday (15). 4909 of them reached the 53 Division area, 3681 reached the 58 Division area and 757 reached the 59 Division area. Influx of civilians is still continuing.

  • Army Builds Homes for Civilians & Helps Gherkin Cultivation

    Army troops serving 571 Brigade under 57 Division in Kilinochchi are busy constructing 10 new houses to be handed over to Tamil civilians in the area. The project in progress under the direct supervision of the 57 Division General Officer Commanding coincides with the government’s ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ programme and house construction projects launched by North-based Security Forces Headquarters.
  • Musical Show Entertains Kilinochchi People


    19 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a musical evening at the Open Theater in the Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Saturday (27). More than 100 civilians enjoyed songs sung in both Tamil and Sinhala. The music was provided by the “Wagoners” band of the Army.


  • Widows of Jaffna Get Livelihood Assistance

    Jaffna based-troops launching one more humanitarian mission extended their helping hand to 30 woman-headed families by distributing some Rs 1 million worth of livestock and equipment on Friday (31) in a brief ceremony. This noble project was launched by troops of 551 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SF HQ (J)) with the coordination of Mr S. Hettiarachchi, Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development and Lieutenant Colonel G.A.L Kithsiri.....
  • Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for 'Abimansala' Inmates


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    , Scanwell Group of Companies in a magnanimous gesture of appreciation and goodwillgifted three units of air conditioners to the Army for the greater benefit of War Heroes, residing in ‘Abimansala’, wellness resort at Pangolla on Tuesday (15).

  • Head of Visiting Indian Army Higher Command Course Calls on Commander


    A representative delegation of the Indian Army Higher Command Course-2011, currently in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Wednesday (2) morning at Army Headquarters. Air Commodore P.R Navalkar of Indian Air Force, Head of the touring 16-member delegation, accompanied by Colonel Anil Pushkarna and the Defence Attaché....
  • Seventh Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends

    The seventh phase of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West, reached its successful completion on Friday (28) at the SFHQ-West library premises.

  • Nepalese Staff College Students Visit Army Headquarters

    A DELEGATION of 25 trainee military officers following the Staff Course in Nepal’s Staff College, led by its Commandant Brigadier General Shyam Krishna Adhikari visited Colombo Army Headquarters this morning (5) as part of their study tour. During the visit, the visiting Brigadier General Shyam Krishna Adhikari called on Sri Lanka Army’s Chief of Staff Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe at his office.....

  • During Navy PoP, Commander Urges New Commissioned Officers to Place the Country's Security Before 'Self'


    Sri Lanka Navy’s prestigious Maritime and Naval Academy at Trincomalee on Friday (16) honoured the presence of the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest for the academy’s Passing out Parade (PoP) of the Intake 27 (Kotelawala Defence University) and the Midshipman Intake 51, the most glittering spectacle in the academy’s calendar of events. The day’s itinerary of the Army Chief in Trincomalee commenced soon after he reviewed the Guard Turnout............

  • Crowd Puller, 'Army Tattoo' Ends in Moneragala


    Massive crowds thronged Army Tattoo at Moneragala on both days and the organizers had to make extra arrangements to accommodate all who assembled there. 121 Brigade Headquarters under the 12 Division in close cooperation with all other units organized the 7th Army Tattoo at the Moneragala Technical College grounds during September 8 - 9.