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  • LTTE Attempting to Play Transnational Terrorist Game - Ex US Assistant Secretary

    The boat carrying around 200 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka heading towards North America was part of an attempt by the Tigers to “create a network again and play the transnational terrorist game,” the Washington Post quoting former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and Southeast Asia James Clad, reported yesterday. “I’m not an advocate for sending people back to their deaths, but that is just not happening in Sri Lanka,” he said.

  • Public in 55 Division Area Enlightened on Army Projects

    In order to enlighten the public and learn of pending issues and problems, related to Army’s ongoing community-oriented projects, a special interactive session with senior citizens was held at 55 Division Headquarters on Friday (7). The meeting, headed by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division......
  • Pakistani Air Chief Shares Views with Army Commander

    A WARM WELCOME was extended to Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) Colombo this morning (14) when he visited Army Headquarters to meet Commander of Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force and Colonel of the Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery Major General Jammika Liyanage received the visiting Pakistan Air Chief on his arrival at the entrance to the AHQ. Then the troops of Sri Lanka Artillery accorded a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour to Air Chief Marshal Suleman. 

  • CDS, Army, Navy, Air Force, Police Chiefs & CDF DG Review 'Victory Day' Parade Rehearsals


    Air Chief Marshal W.D.R.M.J. Goonetileke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, Vice Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake, Commander of the Navy, Air Marshal H.D. Abeywickrama, Commander of the Air Force, N.K. Illangakoon, Inspector General of the Police and Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris, Director General (DG) of Civil Defence Force (CDF) were on hand at Galle Face esplanade Wednesday (16) morning to review preparations and rehearsals.....

  • Syndicate Presentations Held

    A few officers of formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) held their syndicate presentations during 8-10 September at SFHQ-KLN auditorium. 1 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) conducted their presentation on ‘ISIS Issues in the World’ on 8 September at the Battalion Headquarters, 1 SLSR......
  • Kaddekadu Roman Catholic Mixed School Given Donations From Army

    19 Sri Lanka National Guard Troops (SLNG) under 553 Brigade, considering economic constraints of the students distributed school accessories and uniforms on Wednesday (28) at Kaddekadu Roman Catholic Mixed School premises. Children of 52 low-income families on the occasion received school uniforms, gift parcels of accessories while families were given a dry ration pack, each.

  • Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals

    The first-ever medal parade of the    United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the new SRIMED Level 2 Hospital, managed by the Sri Lankan contingent in Bor, South Sudan, took place recently during a......
  • President Underlines Importance of being a Lover of the Motherland During PoP

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in his address to 253 Cadet Officers who passed out from the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa on Tuesday (21) underlined that no one, though obsessed with abundant talents or skills, could reach great heights unless....

  • `Etisalat' to Continue Its Support for Army Rugby Promotion

    A five-member representative group of Etisalat Telecommunication Company once again threw its weight behind Army rugby skills and offered its financial assistance for promotion of the game in the Army.  The Etisalat group, including Ms Udeni Rambukwella, Assistant Manager Brand Marketing, Mr Jayampathi Mawilmada......