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  • Api Wenuwen Api: Soldiers Repair Bridge in Panichchankade

    WHEN we think of relief-work, what usually comes to mind are images of food parcels being distributed, forests cleared for settlements, medical clinics, make-shift schools being set up, and so on. But there is another side to relief-work, one that in many ways is more fundamental, and whose benefits are long-term: the rebuilding of infrastructure destroyed by the conflict so that civilians can return to normal life. The Sri Lanka Armed Forces and Police have been deeply involved in this side also.

  • Eastern Troops Listen to Lecture on Prevention of HIV AIDS

    Troops including officers and other ranks serving the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) listened to a special lecture on ‘Prevention of HIV AIDS’, conducted by Dr. Kapila Gunawardana of the General Hospital, Kandy at the SFHQ-E auditorium on Monday (30). To understand the.......
  • Olympics Going Army Staff Sergeant Receives Commander's Best Wishes

    Sri Lanka Army’s Rifle-Shooting contender in the forthcoming Olympics on the eve of his departure to London met the Commander of the Army to receive his Chief’s blessings and best wishes on Wednesday (18) morning. Staff Sergeant Mangala Samarakoon of the Sri Lanka Army Service Corps......
  • MIC 'Hela Viru Gee Miyuru' Show Rends the Air

    The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) organized, ‘Hela Viru Gee Miyuru’ musical extravaganza dramatized the Sugathadasa Stadium Friday (25) evening as hundreds of rhythmic beats of popular musicians rent the air. The mammoth entertainment, choreographed by the veteran artiste.....

  • Final Rugby Tussle Produces New Enthusiasm & Hopes

    The final tussle of the Army Inter Regiment Rugby Championship tournament, played at Havelock Grounds, pushed Sri Lanka Army General Services Corps (SLAGSC) players to a resounding victory, beating the rival, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) with 32 to 17 points. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, himself and ardent Rugby player who steered his team....

  • Ten Chinese Servicemen, Biggest Foreign Team to Join 'Cormorant Strike V'

    A team of 7 officers and 3 Senior Non Commissioned Officers of  the People’s Liberation Army of People’s Republic of China, headed by Lt Colonel Gao Guangkin joined the ongoing ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike – V’ on Sunday (7 September 2014), the latest and the biggest foreign team, in addition to six other countries joining it.
  • Army's Own Quarry to Supply Metal for Ongoing Development Projects

    Adding a new dimension to the multifarious development roles, now being pursued island-wide, the Army on Thursday (27) inaugurated another giant quarry project at Hambantota with the objective of supplying slate metal for construction purposes in the South and elsewhere. The first of its kind and magnitude saw its birth, subsequent to an observation, made by the Commander of the Army, during a recent visit to the area and found that non-availability of an own quarry for the Army poses many snags, related to ongoing construction....


  • Army Organized Netball Tournament for IDPs Becomes A Crowd-puller

    SRI LANKA ARMY constantly concerned about the mental and physical development of civilians temporarily staying in welfare centres for IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) always tries to make their lives more interesting and comfortable through various sports, hobbies and other programmes. To support the project, 522 Brigade under Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently organized a volleyball and netball tournament for the IDPs in Mirusuvil welfare centre.

  • Anuradhapura 'Abimansala' for Dependent War Heroes Opened; President Impressed with Its Facilities

     ‘One of the most valuable qualities of a commander is a flair for putting himself in the right place at the vital time’ - Field Marshal Viscount Slim. 
    The state of the art, ‘Abimansala’ (wellness resort), on the banks of the ancient Nuwara Wewa in Anuradhapura, exclusively designed to house dependent Army War Heroes for the rest of their life-span, was ceremonially vested in disable warriors by His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning (26) at the request of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.
  • 182 New KDU Graduates Pass Out During Intake 27 Convocation at BMICH

    The Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Convocation - 2013 for conferment of Bachelor and Master degrees on 182 military officers, got underway on Tuesday (29) evening at the newly-refurbished Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) with HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.