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  • Bill Clinton Speaks to SRIBAT Commander in Haiti

    Former US President and UN Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton during a recent tour in the coastal city of Leogane, Haiti met the Commanding Officer in the Sri Lankan contingent (SRIBAT) and shared a couple of views on their roles and deployment in Haiti on 6th August 2010. The SRIBAT contingent, now busy with pre-preparations, in relation to the forthcoming Haiti Presidential Election in.....

  • 'EACH -“ R' Foundation Gives Away School Items

    ‘EACH – R’ Foundation in Colombo gave away school items to 102 school children, studying at Thambirasapuram Maha Vidyalaya in Vishwamadu, Killinochchi on Sunday (28) following an initiative of the 57 Division. General Officer Commanding of the 57 Division, who graced the occasion as the chief guest, gave away these school accessories to the children.

  • People Flock to See Mulankavil Football Finals

    Nachchikudah ‘A’ team and Nachchikudah ‘B’ team after competing with nine football leagues in the area carried away the championship and runners-up slots in football, finals of which were played at Mulankavil Divisional Secretariat. The tournament organized by 19 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) and 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment troops took place at Mulankavil Public Ground. More than 400 sport fans and......

    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA’s return to Sri Lanka from G-11 Summit in Jordan this morning (17) to a rousing welcome, offered by National flag-waving Ministers, politicians and well-wishers at the airport would go down in the annals of the contemporary history of Sri Lanka, perhaps as the one and only people’s leader to have respectfully venerated the ‘Mother Earth’ no sooner than he stepped out of the aircraft staircase. 

  • Wanni Commander Assesses Completed & Ongoing Development Projects

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) together with senior officers made an inspection tour to Bogaswewa area on Monday (6). During the visit, the Wanni Commander inspected several renovated tanks, Ruwanmaduwa, Dikwewa and Namalgama new villages and.....
  • Fourth Batch Completes Mechanic Course

    Another 30 Rehabilitees successfully completed the motor mechanic training course facilitated by David Pieris Motor Company. The certificate awarding ceremony was held at Bandaragama David Pieris Auditorium on Friday. The course is specially designed on mechanical based training to train rehabilitees as motor mechanics to start their life new once reintegrated.

  • Anuradhapura 'Abimansala' Wellness Resort Marks Its First Anniversary

    The maiden sanatorium-type wellness resort, ‘Abimansala’ for dependent War Heroes, which saw its birth on the banks of Nuwara Wewa at Anuradhapura as a conceptual notion of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, marked its first anniversary on Thursday (26), giving prominence to religious observances. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Thursday (26) evening inaugurating the series of anniversary ceremonies, opened the new Budhu Medura......

  • Army Contributes to National Health Week

    In parallel with the National Health Week (Dec 10-17), the 515 Brigade troops at Kankasanturai conducted a cleaning campaign in the Telippalai Base Hospital premises on Saturday (15). More than 75 soldiers of the 7 Gajaba Regiment (GR) serving the 515 Brigade carried out the Shramadana (Self Help) programme.
  • Commander Delivers Opening Address at OCDC Seminar

    The bi-annual Seminar of the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala, themed on “Evolution of war fighting and Adaptability of Armed Forces” was held at OCDC Auditorium on Monday (17) morning. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the seminar session was welcomed by Brigadier A.W.M.P.R. Seneviratne, Commandant, OCDC. 
  • Army Rowers Excel in 1st National Indoor Rowing Championship

    Sri Lanka Army Rowers showed their true colours at the 1st National Indoor Rowing Championship Tournament,i held during February 26-28 at Kotalawala Defence University indoor stadium. A total of 20 teams representing the tri-forces, universities....