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  • Defence Secretary Recalls Cherished Memories In His Previous Fortress

    Former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Gajaba Regiment (1989 - 1990) turned Sri Lanka’s highly respected incumbent Defence Secretary had the rare chance of dignifying his old Regimental Headquarters at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura once again when he, in the company of Commander of the Army ceremonially, opened two new Holiday Resorts plus a drinking water scheme for ‘keterians’ (Gajaba soldiers)  at its Saliyapura headquarters this morning (15). Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa on arrival at the Gajaba Regiment Headquarters, his yesteryear professional fortress, now as a retired career soldier, was accorded a Guard of Honour, befitting military traditions.

  • Canadian Counsellor Receives Briefing from Wanni Commander

    Mr Mark Haynes, Counsellor, Safety and Security in Colombo-based High Commission of Canada during a visit to Wanni area called on Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) and received a comprehensive account on......
  • Troops Join Hands with Civilians to Improve Education in Wanni

    A recent simple ceremony, organized by 622 Brigade troops, saw 2 steel cupboards, worth of   Rs. 22,000.00/= were donated to the Helambawewa Preschool on Friday (3). Mr Gamini Perera, a philanthropist provided financial assistance. Commander and Civil Affairs Officer of 622 Brigade coordinated this event.
  • New 'Ran Weta' Around Sacred Bo Tree Unveiled

    The newly established gold fence around Bo Maluwa and the shrine at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was unveiled on Tuesday (4) by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J, amidst Seth Pirith of the Maha Sangha. During the same evening, troops organized a ‘Bodhi Pooja Pinkama’ at the premises......
  • Army's Demining Work Receives Boost: UNICEF Gifts Equipment to Ministry

    Sri Lanka Army’s ongoing demining work and mine risk education programmes received a heartening stimulus on Wednesday (3) when the UNICEF gifted vehicles, equipment and supplies, worth over Rs 30 million to the Ministry of Economic Development for acceleration of demining work and promotion of mine risk education. The UNICEF donation, including four Toyota land cruisers, six motorbikes and a range of multi-media equipment, including.....

  • Close Boxing Tussle Places Army Runners-up

    Both Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Air Force boxers bagged equal numbers of points in the recently-concluded ‘Defence Services Boxing Tournament,’ held at Katunayake Air Force Indoor Stadium. Army boxers collected 4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in the final tally but Air Force boxers collecting 4 silvers, as against Army boxers, emerged final victors.
  • SFHQ-West Troops Assist 'Dengue' Prevention

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) launched a Program of Epidemic Prevention in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttlam, Kurunagala, Galle and Matara districts on Thursday (10). It will be conducted till Wednesday (16).
  • One More Patriotic War Hero Receives New House

    Patriotic services of one more War Hero who shouldered the burden of defending the country in military operations, Jayasikuru, Riviresa, etc, at the risk of his own legs and limbs, were once again lauded and appreciated by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), awarding him a new house at Gampaha. Come 4th April morning when Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB, accompanied by several senior SVAB officials attended the ceremony that symbolically awarded the house to disable War Hero, Corporal R.M. Sunil Shantha, amidst religious rites and rituals.