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  • We Must Safeguard Freedom We Won - Prime Minister

    It is with a great sense of pride that I extend my good wishes to all Sri Lankans on the occasion of the Victory Day celebrations which is considered as their new day of independence, states Prime Minister D M Jayaratne in a Victory Day message. The message adds: “It will be no exaggeration if each and every Sri Lankan citizen described the Victory Day which dawned exactly three years ago as the day they were born anew. ‘I wish to emphasise that the best tribute we can pay to our departed War Heroes who sacrificed their lives in defence of the nation.....
  • Final Touches to New Hospital Complex Inspected

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, paying a visit to the new ten-storied Military Hospital construction complex at Narahenpita, now on the verge of its ceremonial opening, took time off on Wednesday (12) to see how new medical equipment, are being installed inside. Together with technical experts, the Commander inspected.....
  • New Housing Project for Displaced Families in Koslanda Miriyabedda

    Under the new development vision of the government, distinguished guests including Mr. P Digambaram, Minister of Estate and Infrastructure Development, Mr. Harin Fernando, Chief Minister of Uva Province  and Commander  Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C)  placed the foundation stones on Sunday (1) for construction of a new housing project at Punagala Estate  for the victims in Miriyabedda landslide.... 
  • UN, European Nations Angry With LANKA for Defeating Tigers

    THE UN, and many European nations, are very angry at Sri Lanka for defeating the separatist Tamil rebels, after nearly 30 years of fighting. The UN, and particularly Norway, were trying hard to work out a peace deal. The Tamils, represented by the LTTE (an organization eventually recognized as an international terrorist group) refused to budge on their demand for partition of the island. A decade ago, the LTTE controlled a third of the island, although Tamils are only 13 percent of the population. It used to be 18 percent, but many have fled because of the LTTE violence, and government attempts to cope. Three years ago, fed up with over a decade of failed peace efforts, the government was determined to crush the LTTE and regain control of the entire island.

  • Another War Hero Gets New House from Seva Vanitha Unit of MoD

    The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence handed over a newly built house to another disabled war hero today (12 March) morning. Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa ceremonially handed over the keys of this newly built house to Sgt. Kolonnage of Commando Regiment. S/551421 Sergeant Kolonnage KAWN of.....

  • New Jaffna Commander Assumes Office

    MAJOR General L.B.R Mark assumed office as Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna this morning (28) after a brief ceremony, attended by religious dignitaries and senior Army and tri-service officers. Major General L.B.R Mark succeeds Major General G.P.R de Silva who assumed duties as Chief of Staff, Joint Staff-Office of the Chief of Defence Staff in Colombo. On his arrival at the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J), the new Jaffna Commander inspected the Guard Turn-out accorded to him before he received the Guard of Honor given by the soldiers of 4th Battalion of Gemunu Watch.


    MULLAITTIVU: THE paternal love of a father sees no boundaries or restrictions, as evinced in this heartbreaking story, accompanied by the photo that follows. LTTE terrorists in PUTHUMATTALAN “No Fire Zone” went on firing indiscriminately on civilian groups that were on the move Tuesday (21) afternoon and this small boy of 5 years, fearing for his life clung onto his father, unaware of his own fate that would befall within seconds.   

  • 'Goodness Foundation' Gives More Push Bicycles

    Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’ (Goodness Foundation) of Mr Kushil Perera, committed to the welfare of school children and poor civilians in Wanni areas, once again donated 25 push bicycles and a big stock of school accessories to underprivileged students in 611 Brigade area of the 61 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) in Vavuniya.
  • 57 Division Troops Celebrate Vesak

    Several Formations under the 57 Division Headquarters in the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized several programmes to mark Vesak Poya Day. 572 Brigade, together with 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 6 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops organized a Dansela of biscuits & refreshments.

  • Inter-Regiment Cricket Championship Trophy Awarded to Ordnance Corps

    The Army Inter-Regiment Cricket Championship-2011, played between Artillery and Ordnance Corps teams Monday (8) evening at Muththukumaru Cricket grounds at Panagoda Army Cantonment, generated a wave of overwhelming enthusiasm and drew a mammoth crowd of cricket fans to the pitch. The convincing Ordnance Corps team emerged Champions in the final encounter recording....