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    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. 

  • Commander Visits His Unit & Inaugurates 55th Anniversary Ceremonies

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya last evening (2) visited his mother unit, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Regimental Centre at Rock House, Mutuwal and joined several inaugural commemorative programmes, precursor to its forthcoming Corps Day (December 15) on completion of 55 years of its founding.

  • Troops Organize Medical Camp for Low Income Group Families

    On directions given by Security Forces Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), troops serving 22 Division continue their welfare projects in specific areas for the benefit of low-income group families. One of those projects, a Mobile Medical Camp, took place recently at Mollipothana Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya with the sponsorship provided by District 206 1 A Balapitiya Lions Club. Over 300 patients received medical.....
  • One More Phase of 'RSP' Medal Award to Commandos and Infantry War Heroes Glitters BMICH

    Award of  ‘Rana Sura Padakkama’ (RSP) Medals  to another batch of 666 Sri Lanka Commando Regiment (CR) and Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment War Heroes, including the next of kin of 3 Officers and 94 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) who made the supreme sacrifice while in action during Humanitarian Operations, took place at.......
  • More Community Projects Launched in SFHQ - E Area

    6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops in the 221 Brigade of the 22 Division organized a shramadana campaign in  Kallampaththu Kovil premises in Thiriyaya and distributed school accessories among 18 children of Pipena Kekulu pre-school in Gomarankadawala, Morawewa on Sunday......
  • Bicycles, Nets & Night Lamps Distributed among Mankulam Civilians

    With the principal aim of helping poverty-stricken civilians, living under Mankulam Grama Seva Division, the Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama (Foundation of Goodness) at the invitation of 3 Task Force Headquarters distributed bicycles, night lamps and mosquito nets during a simple ceremony at Mankulam Maha Vidyalaya. Mr Kusil Gunawardena, Trustee, Foundation of Goodness, in the company of several members of his organization gave away 125 bicycles....
  • Defence Secretary Interacts With War Hero Families in Gampaha

    SECRETARY Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, taking a brief respite from his day’s busy office schedule on Tuesday (16) spent more than six hours with six hundred next of kin of fallen War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police with a view to learning of their grievances and problems, if any during the 18th Ranaviru welfare workshop, held at Commando Regimental Headquarters in Ganemulla. This 18th round of the Ranaviru welfare programme, founded on a concept mooted by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is actively spearheaded by Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) under the chairmanship of Major General (Retd) Palitha Fernando. On arrival at the Ganemulla Commando Regimental Center, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, President, Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit, were received by Major General (Retd) Palitha Fernando and Colonel of the Commando Regiment Major General Srinath Rajapakse. 

  • Indian Army Southern Command Learns More About Wanni Development Roles

    On his way back from Jaffna, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka on a formal visit arrived at Wanni Security Force Headquarters Thursday (20) afternoon. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) received.....
  • School Items Donated to Grade 5 Scholarship Recipients in Vadamarachchi

    Students of the Vadamarachchi Educational Zone who have passed the Grade 5 scholarship examination in 2014, received school items and uniforms as incentives on 06 February 2015 at Uduthurai Hindu Primary school, Thalayadi in Jaffna. The donation, organized by the 553 Brigade was sponsored by Mr. Ivor Vancuylenberg, Vice President......
  • Army Donates School Books, Other Essentials to Periyathampanai Students

    125 students of Periyathampanai Maha Vidyalaya in 613 Brigade area received a large stock of school books and other essential items free of charge from 61 Division recently (12). The event took place at Periyathampanai Maha Vidyalaya with the participation of Brigadier A. Kariyakarawana General Officer Commanding.....