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  • 3000 More Tamil Language Qualified Army Personnel Receive Proficiency Certificates

    A record 3000 Army personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) under the ongoing Tamil Language Proficiency promotion project of the SFHQ-KLN, received their merit certificates  upon completion of their course during a ceremony at Infantry Training School, Bharathipuram, Kilinochchi on Saturday (23). Of different groups, who followed the 4th phase of the programme.....
  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to ORs & Addresses Issues

    SRI LANKA Army is to re-introduce its free transport facilities to soldiers as before, since the LTTE terrorism has now been defeated and its threat diminished. This was disclosed by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29) when he spoke to a cross-section of Other Ranks serving the Colombo Army Headquarters for the first time after he took over as Commander of the Army.Soldiers at the Army Headquarters and other establishments within Colombo were earlier provided free transport to specific destinations, but those services had to be suspended indefinitely as LTTE threat against military targets and convoys was on the increase.

  • SFHQ-KLN Marks 6th Anniversary

    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) marked its 6th Anniversary with a series of programmes on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN. The Anniversary programme commenced with religious activities on 20 June with an all night pirith chanting ceremony.....
  • LTTE Still Active Abroad

    THOUGH the terrorist outfit LTTE was defeated we still face challenges after the war. We still discuss security concerns with Indian officials openly, Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. Addressing a press conference at the information ministry auditorium, Colombo, he said some diaspora elements and UN human Rights High Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay were supporting the LTTE . Yet he appreciated the Indian government’s stand on the LTTE banning them for another two years which was beneficial for Sri Lanka.

  • Army Initiative Enables 'Success' to Build Three More Houses

    Three new houses, built by ‘Success Sri Lanka’ organization for re-settlers in Bogaswewa at the request of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), were recently vested in the beneficiaries during a brief ceremony. A stock of furniture as well as cash donations were also donated to those house recipients on the same occasion......
  • Troops in the East Engage in More Welfare Activities

    TROOPS in the East, engaged in welfare works for the benefit of people that come under their command continue to help the needy.  In one such project, the troops of 231 Brigade rehabilitated and repaired an abandoned water supply system including the water pump and a large water tank with a capacity of 12,000 lt built at Sri Dutugemunu Temple, Singhapura. The renovated water supply scheme which can provide drinking water to 41 families in Singhapura was ceremonially opened on 29th January evening with the participation of Lieutenant Colonel.....

  • More Weapons & Explosives Collected

    NORTH: ARMY troops on Thursday (30) recovered two  anti personnel mines,  one T-81 weapon, one hundred and thirty-two electric detonators, sixty 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty 60 mm mortar cartridges, nine 60 mm mortar bomb fuses, four claymore mines, two thousand one hundred and twenty four rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, ten Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) charges, one gas bomb, twenty eight grenades, one MPMG barrel, twelve RPG rounds, eight 81 mm mortar bombs, eight thousand three hundred and eighty one rounds of T 56 ammunition, one 82 mm mortar bomb, one booby trap made using 60 mm mortar bomb,.....

  • Secretary Defence Participates in Vesak Celebrations

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in a series of activities organized in view of the "Sambuddha Jayanthiya" in the eve of the first day of Vesak celebrations, (05th May). Accordingly, the Secretary Defence opened Vesak "Dansal" and "Bakthi -Gee" presentations.
  • Central Troops Engage in Social Service Projects

    Troops of the Security Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) carried out several welfare projects for the well-being of soldiers and civilians in the past week.  Troops of the 122 Brigade of the Security Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Thursday (27) gave their contribution to the blood donation campaign, organized by Koonwalana Grama Niladari Welfare Association and the Forest Conservation Officers’ Welfare Association, Thissamaharama.