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  • More Displaced Go Back to Their Original Homes

    COMPLETING another phase of resettling IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons), civil administrative authorities in the east resettled two hundred and ninety eight families in their own villages recently. Those families were initially registered and then sent to their former living places after a lapse of three years. After the entire east was liberated from LTTE terrorists by Army troops during Humanitarian Operations, an intensive search and clear operations were conducted by Security Forces and Police to......

  • Nawalapitiya 'Army Searchlight Tattoo' Opened with Massive Crowds

    The year’s second provincial ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ that showcases the exceptional assortment of exclusive skills of Army personnel was opened at Gampola - Nawalapitiya Jayathilake ground on Friday (29) afternoon by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake. The mega Army ‘Searchlight Tattoo’, very much popular among.......
  • Presentations on Sustainable Development & US Interests in South Asia Submitted

    Officers of the 7 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), together with the Commanding Officer of the 7 SLA conducted their syndicate presentations on the topic ‘Projecting Sri Lanka to the Future through Sustainable Development Opportunities & Vulnerability’ on Monday (24) at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) auditorium.
  • General Anuruddha Ratwatte (Rtd) Bids Farewell

    General Anuruddha Ratwatte (Rtd) who was also formally a Deputy Defence Minister passed away on Thursday (24). The funeral with military honours will take place at Kandy Bogambara grounds on Sunday, 27th November 2011 at 4.00 p.m.
  • U.S. Officials Congratulate Sri lanka on Victory Over LTTE

    A TOP U.S. Defense Department official congratulated the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States last Wednesday on Sri Lanka’s military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, Robert Scher, pledged American humanitarian and reconstruction support to the government of Sri Lanka during a phone conversation with Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya. 

  • 57 Division Distributes White Canes Among the Blind

    With sponsorship, provided by Mas Holdings, Kilinochchi and the Association of the Blind in Wanni, the 57 Division Headquarters coinciding with the recent World’s White Cane Day (Oct 15), had organized a simple ceremony to distribute white canes among the blind in the 57 Division area of responsibility.
  • Stums Socks for Disable Soldiers Donated

    CEYLON Knit Trend Limited (Hidramani Group) donated a stock of about 1200 stums socks and 142 commodes worth Rs. one million to Seva Vanitha Army Branch  (SVAB), to be distributed among War Heroes who had lost their limbs due to terrorist attacks during Humanitarian Operations. The donation was made during a simple ceremony held at the SVAB auditorium Thursday (29) morning. The donation was received by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, President SVAB Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya and the Director Army Rehabilitations ....

  • North-South Students Join Together for Interactive Sessions in Jaffna

    In what could be considered as one more joint reconciliation project of the Mother Sri Lanka Foundation at Presidential Secretariat and the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), a group of South-based 100 students, together with 25 teachers were facilitated to conduct interactive meeting sessions with Jaffna students during October 24-25 after they were brought to Jaffna by train.
  • Army Organized Shramadana Cleans up Hindu Kovil

    Completing one more community-oriented service project, meant for social and spiritual development among the masses in Welikanda, Vakarai, Thoppigala, Valachchenai, Kattankudi and Batticoloa areas, the Army troops under 233 Brigade repaired and cleaned the Kannan Amman Hindu Kovil at Wattavan with the support of civilians in the area. The project, one among 1500 earmarked for the year 2010 in the area, drew a large number of enthusiastic devotees as well as civilians.  

  • DSC's 4th Sports Meet Gets Commander as Chief Guest

    Defence Services College (DSC) at Kompannaveediya, Colombo 2 had its 4th annual Sports Meet at Malay Street play ground Wednesday (22) morning. The eventful and much-awaited annual feature, filled with excitement, skills and entertainment assumed greater significance when the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.....