Sri Lanka Army

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  • Large Stock of LTTE Communication Equipment Found

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops continuing their search and clear operations in the general areas of ADAMPAN, VISUAMADU, ALANKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, SUGANDHIPURAM and KAPPUKULAM on Saturday (12) recovered three T-56 weapons, one T-56 magazine, twenty-one pistols, one detonator, one Arul bomb, one 60 mm mortar bomb, three hand grenades, thirty-nine anti personnel mines, one claymore mine, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) with locally made parts, one PRC 1077 AC/DC Power Unit, one PRC 1090 PS Unit.....

  • Progress in Vavuniya & Mannar Development Projects Reviewed

    Competent Authority for Resettlement in North and Commander Security Forces, Wanni Major General G D H K Gunaratne and Commander, Area Headquarters Mannar Brigadier M A M Dias were among participants in two separate recent conferences held in Vavuniya and Mannar District Secretariats. Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa on tour to both Vavuniya and Mannar districts chaired these rounds of meetings.....

  • Vavuniya Marks Women's Day with Leadership and Dress Making Workshops

    A leadership training workshop was conducted for Tamil and Muslim students in Vavuniya District recently. The two-day workshop held at Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya was organized by the 211 Brigade to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop covered a wide area of........
  • Army Celebrates Christmas with a Grand Carol Service

    To coincide with forthcoming Christmas celebrations, the Christian Association of the Sri Lanka Army organized a Christmas Carol Sunday (19) evening at St. Joseph’s Chapel, Colombo 10. The Chief Guest for the event was the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya.

  • 100 Jaffna Students Receive Army Schols

    Barely a few hours after the new Jaffna Commander, Major General Udaya Perera took reins, he was invited to distribute 100 scholarships among school children, housed at Konapulam Open Welfare Centre (Muham) in Konapulam on Friday (10). Under this programme, each student is to receive Rs 500/= as a scholarship every month for their studies until the child grows up.
  • SLNG Continue Their Community Oriented Projects

    TWENTY-FOURTH and fourteenth Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops serving the 231 Brigade conducted a series of community-oriented welfare programmes in Welikanda and Polonnaruwa areas during this week. A stock of exercise books were distributed among students at Nagasthenna, Maithrigama, Mahasenpura and Kurulubedda schools in the area during brief ceremonies held by 14 SLNG troops.

  • 181 Soldiers Donate Blood to Patients in Vavuniya

    211 Brigade in Vavuniya serving the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni with the support of medical and nursing staff at Vavuniya Base Hospital, conducted a blood donation campaign on account of the Poson Full Moon Poya Day. Over 181 Army personnel serving the 211 Brigade in Vavuniya donated blood during the clinic for the benefit of patients lying at the Vavuniya Base Hospital. 211 Brigade Commander, Brigadier P.M.S Pallemulla with the coordination of the Civil Affairs Unit.....
  • All the Thrills and Spills of the Vijayabahu Motor Cross Watched by Thousands

    The pet project of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR)The Vijayabahu Motor Cross at the country’s most difficult track with fourteen bends, two double jumps and four single jumps, kicked off Sunday (30) morning at Vijayabahu track in Boyagane, Kurunegala before a large gathering of fans, drawn from every corner of the island.