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  • -œArmy Northern Games -“ 2014- Held at Vaddukkoddai Jaffna Draws to End

    The “Army Northern Games – 2014” that got underway as part of the ongoing 'Healthy Army-Healthy Nation' project, initiated as a concept of the Commander of the Army, on Wednesday (19) drew to a close at Vaddukkoddai Jaffna College grounds with distribution of awards and certificates to  Army athletes who performed exceptionally well.
  • President Opens National Vesak Zone in Colombo

    BUDDHARASHMI National Vesak Zone-2010, organized by the Presidential Secretariat and Gangaramaya together was declared open by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksha lighting a traditional oil lamp in Gangaramaya premises on the invitation of Ven. Galaboda Gnanissara Thero the Chief Incumbent of Gangaramaya after religious observances. peaking on the occasion the President said that this Vesak zone inaugurated during the period of terror in the country but it is happy to celebrate Vesak this time in a liberated country free from terrorism after 30 years.......

  • 234 Brigade Hqrs Gifts Items to Children in Orphanage

    UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP of 234 Brigade, the Officer Commanding of the Town Sector II (Batticaloa), Captain R M J B Rajapaksha handed over one computer, a stock of sports items, books and dry rations and other educational equipment for the use of children in Arundappanee Children’s Home, Poonachchimunai on 6th December 2009. The items were received by Rev. Father S. Puvanendran, Administrator of the Children’s Home.  There are parentless 9 boys and 26 girls with others coming from low-income group families, residing in this Children’s Home. 


    NATIONAL Integration Minister Vinayagamurthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman yesterday warned the government would not be responsible for the lives of LTTE cadres who were holed up in the jungles in the East unless they surrendered immediately. He said there were only about 60 cadres left in the East now, and of them seven had already surrendered to the military through him. “They are afraid to surrender. The military has requested them to come out now. This is the right time to surrender.

  • -œTour De Sri Lanka Youth- First Three Slots Go To Army Cyclists

    Cyclists representing the Sri Lanka Army in the “Tour De Sri Lanka Youth”, the mega cycling event of the year, organized by The National Youth Services Council clinched all first three places in the entire race. Lance Corporal Lakshman Wijerathne bagged the first place by finishing the 366 Km in 08:24:32 hours while second and third places were secured by Lance Corporal Dileepa Prabath and Private Sameera Chathuranga respectively.

  • Nepal's Army Chief Thanks Secretary for Training Assistance

    General Gaurav Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, now in Colombo   had a formal meeting with Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the latter's office at Ministry of Defence and Urban Development on Monday (3) afternoon.
  • Troops Provide Manpower to Erect New House for a Needy Family

    Sri Lanka Army troops of the 62 Division with the support of 623 Brigade troops offered their labour for construction of a new house in the resettled village of Veheratenna on behalf of a needy family, following sponsorship, provided by Mr Yoga Perera, a well-known philanthropist from Colombo. The new house, built with the blessings of Major General Boniface Perera.....

  • One More New NGO Takes to Demining in North at Army Request

    The current demining projects in the north were to have more and more teeth as one more Non Governmental Organization (NGO) joined the bandwagon in order to expedite and further expand ongoing humanitarian demining roles, following an initiative taken by Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi. The latest and the newest NGO, Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH) with a team of about 29 deminers a few days ago inaugurated its maiden project in areas surrounding the strategic Elephant Pass

  • Mullaittivu Troops Put Up New Buildings & Learn English Language

    Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ- MLT) in the past few days, organized several projects which were of symbolic significance to the SFHQ-MLT. The first among them was the ceremonial opening of the much-needed new indoor gymnasium at the SFHQ-MLT premises, built by the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) of the SFHQ-MLT.