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  • Kilinochchi Contributes to Dengue Eradication

    Army troops throwing their weight behind eradication of Dengue epidemic in Kilinochchi area recently organized an awareness programme for more than 1500 students at Kilinochchi Madya Maha Vidyalayam on the directions of the Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi.

  • 56 Division Conducts Poson Full Moon Poya Programmes with Donations

    People in the area, ahead of the 56 Division Headquarters along the A-9 road in Vavuniya were treated to Kottamalli (Coriander) drinks on account of the Poson Full Moon Poya Day after a special Dhamma sermon was organized with the participation of Kokkeliya village devotees. Officers and other ranks enthusiastically contributed to the conduct of the Dansela throughout the whole evening. A large number of people enjoyed the hospitality and generosity of the Army troops.
  • Healing the Wounds in Sri Lanka

    SRI Lanka’s Government was right to finish off the Tamil rebels, despite the risk to and ultimate loss of civilian life. Decisively ending the civil war, which lasted 26 years and killed more than 70,000, will save more lives than were lost in the final assault. United Nations officials, Western leaders, and human rights groups had called on Sri Lanka to agree to a Ceasefire to allow civilians to flee the shrinking enclave where Government Forces had finally hemmed in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Complying with the request would have been a major strategic mistake.

  • Wanni Troops Warmly Welcome Commander during His Formal Visit

    In order to receive first hand information and meet hundreds of troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Thursday (25) went to the Wanni for the first time after he assumed office as Commander of the Army.
  • SLA Salutes its Fallen War Heroes During Anniversary Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), during its 123rd anniversary commemoration ceremony on Wednesday (20) at the Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda recalled the vivid memories of their fallen War Heroes with dignity and honour. The day’s agenda got to a start soon after the arrival of the chief guest, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army for the ceremony.
  • 'Soldiers' Welfare Membership Pays Dividends to Go for Mega Projects'- Commander

    Sri Lanka Army-managed ‘Lāya Leisure’ Hotel at Kukuleganga is to run one of its new outlets, now open in the new state-of-the-art mega cafeteria (awanhala) complex at Welipenna service area on E-1 Colombo-Galle Expressway. The ceremonial opening of the new ‘Lāya Seafood Restaurant’ outlet by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, took place on.......
  • Postal Voting Takes Place at SLEME Headquarters

    Postal voting for the forthcoming Provincial Elections in the Northern Central Province, Sabaragamuwa Province and Eastern Province began on Monday (27). Photos depict one of the polling centers at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) at Army Headquarters at Malay Street, Colombo 2. 
  • 62 Division Troops Coordinate Distribution of Dry Rations

    Troops of 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 62 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) coordinated the distribution of 30 packs of dry rations to Weheratenna villagers. They were donated by Dr. H.S Ranasinghe from Paradeniya Hospital, Dr. S.P Wickramaga, Lecturer from University of Rajarata and.......
  • Troops Provide Assistance to Flood Victims

    TORRENTIAL rains have rendered more than one hundred and ten families in Uriankattu and Sinnattamunai areas under 233 Brigade in the east. One hundred and forty-four civilians, belonging to 41 families have been temporarily housed at Uriankattu Government school for the time being. Another group of 210 affected civilians of  70 families have been provided temporary shelter at Sinnattamunai Vidyalaya with the coordination work done by Army troops considering the emergency circumstances.