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  • Army Troops Assist Medical Services in Hospitals

    Members of the Army serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) at the request of hospital authorities at Kandy General Hospital, Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Nuwara Eliya Base Hospital and Debarawewa Hospital volunteered and provided skeletal medical services when minor staff in those hospitals struck work on Wednesday (30).
  • Army Initiative Gets Barbed Wire Rolls for Resettled People

    Enabling 59 more families resettled in Awaranthalawa village to block out their new plots of land, the 211 Brigade Headquarters with the patronage of the Alliance Development Trust Organization distributed 118 barbed wire rolls among those Sinhala and Tamil families on Monday (18).
  • 'Yoga' Course No 4 Concludes at Kilinochchi

    The Fourth 'Yoga' Course of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi(SFHQ-KLN) concluded successfully on Friday (17) at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram. The course commenced on 12 June with the aim of enhancing discipline, mental and physical strength of military personnel.

  • Security Forces in West, Central & East Behind Dengue Eradication Programmes

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West), in coordination with Homagama office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), carried out another Dengue eradication campaign in Kahathuduwa area on Saturday (22). Public Health Inspectors at MOH Homagama, Police officers of Homagama Police Station, Kahathuduwa Grama Seva Niladhari and......
  • Tribute Paid to Late Sir John Kotelawala on His 113th Birth Anniversary

    A COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY to mark the 113th birth anniversary of Late General Sir John Kotelawala CH KBE LLD, organized by Ratmalana Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held at the university premises Sunday (4) morning. The ceremony is annually held by the KDU in collaboration with the Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Memorial Society as a mark of honour and gratitude paid to the political cum military veteran who donated his property including the Kandawala “Walauva” and his estate for the use of Armed Forces before his demise. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasooriya who was the Chief Guest at the ceremony was received on arrival by the Chancellor KDU and incumbent President of Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Memorial Society Gen. (Retd) J.E.D Perera.

  • Army Organized Medical Camp Distributes Spectacles

    A medical team, comprised of US medical officers held a medical camp at Pooneryn Vignashwaran Maha Vidyalaya with a view to providing medical assistance to poverty-stricken civilians in Pooneryn areas. The medical camp, organized in response to a request to Bethany Church Christian organization by the General Officer Commanding, 66 Division Headquarters, provided medicine and advice to over 600 patients who reached the camp.
  • 18th Army Para Games Inaugurated with Overwhelming Enthusiasm

    The 18th  ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2015’ that assemble more than 450 differently able Army War Heroes to one pitch once a year, together with invited foreign participants was ceremonially opened this morning (16) by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
  • Gagan Malik Expresses His Thankfulness to Army for Production Assistance Given

    The Indian screen idol,Gagan Malik who through his cinematic saga,"Sri Siddhartha Gautama" shot to fame overnight and robbed the hearts of world-wide cinema-goers, depicting the life history of Lord Gautama Buddha, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, together with the film producer, Dr Naveen Gooneratne.....
  • Troops Find More Ammo & Weapons

    NORTH: ARMY troops conducting further search and clear operations in the general areas of AKKARAYANKULAM, ALANKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, SUGANDIPURAM, KUPPILANKULAM and UDAYARKATTUKULAM found nine Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), two hand grenades, twenty-two 60 mm mortar bombs, sixty-two 60 mm mortar fuses, one thousand and thirty-six rounds of General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) ammunition, two M-16 magazines, two hundred and thirty-five rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, three hundred detonator codes, one 120 mm booby trap and fourteen anti personnel (AP) mines on Sunday (30).  

  • Workshop for Commanding Officers Begins

    A 5-day workshop for Commanding Officers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), began at Ampakamam Wisdom Centre on Friday (26) with the aim of further improving their professionalism and conduct of day to day affairs.  A total of 36 officers on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe.......