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  • Fallen Heroes Remembered

    The fallen war heroes of Army, Navy, Air Force and Police, who sacrificed their lives to save the motherland from the LTTE were commemorated by presenting the Uththama Pooja Pranama Medal to their parents and wives at the Air Force base premises in Hingurakgoda on Friday. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the chief guest. Ranaviru Sevana Authority President Padma Wettawa delivered the welcome speech.

  • A Joint Search for Arrest of Suspects Continues in Ichchalanpattai

    A joint investigation launched by Army-Navy and the Police in the general area of Ichchalanpattai, Trincomalee is now underway to apprehend suspects following the recovery of a bag containing a T-56 weapon with ammunition at Lanka Patuna beach near a Naval detachment on Monday (5). A Press Release in this connection, issued by Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Military Spokesman at Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is as follows;

  • Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims

    The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal a short while ago this morning (26) at about 5.30 a.m. to assist ongoing rescue and......
  • Sri Lanka's First 'Ranaviru Real Star' Show a Mammoth Success

    The ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ mega musical competition that selected the year’s most popular vocalist from tri-services made its debut at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last evening (29) amidst a sea of fans, including the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Guest of Honour and First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa. The grand finale, competed by five servicemen, three soldiers from Sri Lanka Army and two Navy officers was won by Commander Demian Fernando of the Navy, the first ‘Ranaviru Real Star’...
  • Bogaswewa Civilians Assured Better Living Conditions

    Distribution of wheelchairs and pairs of crutches, push bicycles, coconut seedlings, fishing nets, mosquito nets, cement bags, corrugated tin sheets, opening of nursing quarters and two new Buddhist places of worship, foundation stone-laying for community projects, inauguration of electrification schemes and a few other social development schemes, meant for Bogaswewa resettled people in Vavuniya....
  • Explosives, Claymores & APMs Found

    NORTH: ARMY troops engaged in search and clear operations in the general areas of KUDAMEEYAN  and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Wednesday (2) recovered one pressure mine, one hundred and eighty-one  anti personnel mines, sixteen hand grenades, four claymore mines, 1kg of grease, one hundred and twenty-seven Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), one hundred rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, one 60 mm mortar launcher with mortar sight and a base plate, twenty-five electric detonators, one battery, one ration tin, three land mines and  five detonator cords.

  • Over 1,200 mt of Essential Food Items for Civilians

    OVER 1,200 metric tonnes of essential food items have been shipped for the civilian polity in the High Security Zones of Mullaitivu and Pudumathalan from the Trincomalee harbour yesterday (19). These essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, dhal and soya meat have been transported by the ship Thirupathi, Resident Manager of the Trincomalee Ports Authority Nimal Jayatissa said.....

  • Commander SFHQ-MLT Visits 64 Division

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander Security Force Headquarters –Mullativu (SFHQ-MLT) paid his initial visit to the 64 Division Headquarters on Saturday (20) upon his assumption of office as the Commander SFHQ-MLT. The day’s programme got underway after Major General P.U.S Vithanage was warmly received by Brigadier U.A.T Hennadige, Commander, 642 Brigade.....
  • Periyamadu School Children Get Donations

    Students at Periyamadu Vidyalaya in Mannar District were gifted with writing books and other school accessories during a brief ceremony recently, held at the school premises. The school with 100s of children from low income families received those gifts following coordination done by 61 Division serving Periyamadu area in the Madu Divisional Secretariat.
  • Fourth 'National Victory Day' Parade Salutes Unparallel Sacrifices of War Heroes; President Awards PWV Gallantry Medals

    The fourth annual ‘National Victory Day - 2013’ parade that pays tribute to Sri Lanka’s success story over the long-drawn-out separatist war and recognizes unparalleled sacrifices of the tri-services, civil security department and the Police, got underway this morning (18) at Galle Face Green. HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during this landmark anniversary event...........