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  • 'CHOGM 2013' Inaugurate at Nelum Pokuna


    The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa International Conference Hall was inaugurated today (15) morning during a colourful ceremony, graced by more than 30 foreign delegates, including Heads of State. This year’s CHOGM is held for the first time in an Asian country after 24 years where its Chairmanship is to be accepted by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the next two years. The CHOGM enables leaders of Commonwealth countries to come together to discuss global and Commonwealth issues for collective policy-making and initiatives.
  • Commander at SLE Headquarters Extols Dedication of Army Engineers

    A four-digit number of officers and other ranks of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) who are actively sweating to rebuild the country’s post-war infrastructure with their unmatched vocational skills, assembled together at Panagoda SLE Regimental Headquarters on Friday (14) to listen to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who made his first visit to the SLE Regimental Headquarters after he took office.
  • Seva Vanitha Takes Art Workshop to Mullaittivu

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), taking its children-oriented aesthetic assignments into remote areas, away from Colombo, had its first full-day ‘Workshop for Arts’ for 125 Tamil children of Mullaittivu area on Saturday (9). The programme, initiated by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, SVAB with the intention of promoting notions of co-existence and harmony among children of all ethnicities.....
  • Rebuttal of False Allegations

    It has been alleged by certain political activists in Jaffna that the Sri Lanka Army had stepped up monitoring patrols in Jaffna. This false allegation is completely baseless and represents the opposite of the actual situation. The Security Forces have continually reduced their presence conforming to......
  • Injured VIR War Heroes Receive Warmth From Seva Vanitha

    THE VIJAYABAHU Infantry Regiment (VIR) Seva Vanitha Unit recently organized several donations for those receiving rehabilitation at Ranaviru Sevana, Ragama. Mrs. Nilanthi De Silva, President Vijayabahu Infantry Seva Vanith Unit, accompanied by several Seva Vanitha members went to see those recuperating soldiers and handed them an electronic wheelchair, worth Rs. 300,000/= plus cash donations and several other items. This special wheelchair is to be given for the use of Private T. Dayarathna of 9 VIR, a totally paralyzed War Hero who is also partly blind due to terrorist attacks during the height of humanitarian operations.      

  • Kilinochchi Troops Give Helping Hand to Needy Widow

    11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops under the 651 Brigade of the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) donated 25 chicks and a cage, worth about Rs. 12,000.00 to Mrs. Sivanada Murthi Jayanandana, a widow, resident in Mulankavil with eight kids on Monday (12). The donation was meant to assist the widow and encourage her to indulge in a self-employment.......
  • US Based Old Nalandians Help MoD Seva Vanitha Unit

    The Nalanda College Old Boys’ Association America in the US (NCOBAA) donated a sum of US$ 6,156 (about Rs. 700,000) towards the “Ranaviru Dudaru Scholarship” fund at Ministry of Defence (MoD) to be used for the education of children in War Hero families. This donation was made recently to both Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, President, MoD Seva Vanitha Unit at a private meeting, held at the official residence.....

  • Army Reformulating Its Doctrinal Training Modules Establishes Its First ARTRAC For Future Generations

    Sri Lanka Army, taking one more great step forward in the reformulation of its training modules that cater to the needs of multifaceted present and future scenarios, established its first state-of-the-art Army Training Command (ARTRAC) Headquarters at Diyatalawa on Sunday (29) during a brief ceremony. The birth of this umbrella wing that incorporates all Army Training Schools, Battalion Trainings and all joint military training exercises.....
  • Parade in Rehearsal Visited by Commander

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Director General (DG) of Civil Security Department (CSD), Rear Admiral Ananda Peiris and a few other senior officers of the tri-services Wednesday (15) morning inspected the ‘National Victory Day - 2013’ parade, now in rehearsal at Galle Face Green.

  • Tribute Paid to Late Sir John Kotelawala on His 113th Birth Anniversary

    A COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY to mark the 113th birth anniversary of Late General Sir John Kotelawala CH KBE LLD, organized by Ratmalana Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was held at the university premises Sunday (4) morning. The ceremony is annually held by the KDU in collaboration with the Gen. Sir John Kotelawala Memorial Society as a mark of honour and gratitude paid to the political cum military veteran who donated his property including the Kandawala “Walauva” and his estate for the use of Armed Forces before his demise.