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  • On His Birth Day, President Gifts 112 More Houses to Colombo-district Based War Heroes

    The fourteenth phase of the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ house construction project for War Heroes under the stewardship of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, was inaugurated Monday (18) morning at Homagama, Pitipana Maha Vidyalaya grounds, headed by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose inspirational vision saw 13 such previous projects implemented.
  • More than 200 Riders & Drivers to Compete at NCP's Mammoth 'Gajaba Super Cross - 2011'

    The year’s most-awaited thrilling motor racing event, Gajaba Super Cross-2011 with exciting 26 racing car and motorbike events, scheduled for 28th August at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, is to send shock waves among motor racing fans as this year’s mammoth project is to draw as many as some 200 local and foreign competitors in driving and riding.
  • Both Soldiers Interdicted & Army to Support Victims & Funeral Arrangements

    A special team of the Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) of the Army, dispatched from the Colombo Army Headquarters on the orders of the Commander of the Army, has begun investigations into the fatal water bowser accident at Anuradhapura where one school girl and a woman, lost their lives and eight more were injured on Sunday (16) at about 5.30 p.m. Commander of the Army, condoling with.........
  • Second 'Viru Daru' Sports Meet Draws Huge Participation

    The three-day long 2nd Army ‘Viru Daru - 2012’ Sports Meet at Colombo Sugathadasa Stadium kicked off on Friday (26) morning, amidst cheering and shining hopes. Attaching phenomenal importance to the sports talents of children of all Army War Heroes, the Commander of the Army.......
  • Indian Experts to Help Speed up Demining in Lanka

    INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed the Defence Minister to send a team of experts to Sri Lanka to help in speeding up the removal of mines in the war-ravaged Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts to pave the way for speedy resettlement of uprooted Tamils now living in make-shift camps in Vavuniya. This was stated here on Saturday (24) by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K. V. Thangabalu who accompanied the team of DMK and Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu.....

  • Army Chief Makes Historic Donation to Enhance Welfare of Civil Staff

    Nearly 5800 members of the Sri Lanka Army’s Civilians’ Benefit Association (CBA) of the Directorate of Civil Administration, due to a historic gesture of goodwill donation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, are to be benefitted further, enabling the CBA to provide enhanced welfare projects towards its members. It all happened on Friday (24) when the Commander as the Chief Guest at the CBA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) ............
  • 'Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Kilinochchi

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with a large gathering of Hindu devotees in the area celebrated ‘Thai Pongal’ at Thirimurukkandi Kovil. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN was also present at the moment. ‘Thai Pongal,’ the thanksgiving or the festival......

    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA’s return to Sri Lanka from G-11 Summit in Jordan this morning (17) to a rousing welcome, offered by National flag-waving Ministers, politicians and well-wishers at the airport would go down in the annals of the contemporary history of Sri Lanka, perhaps as the one and only people’s leader to have respectfully venerated the ‘Mother Earth’ no sooner than he stepped out of the aircraft staircase. 

  • Problems Among War Hero Families in the South Heard & Resolved

    WITH a view to sharing New Year greetings and listening to grievances, if any among War Hero families of the tri-services, Police and Civil Defence Service, the Seva Vanitha Navy Branch, in coordination with the Galle District Association for War Hero families recently organized a friendly get-together at Advance Naval Training Centre, Boossa.The meeting headed by Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady and Mrs Arya Kusum Wickramanayaka, wife of the Hon Prime Minister was graced by women presidents of Army,....