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  • Proposed 'Wellness Resort' Continues to Receive Generous Assistance

    THE PROPOSED Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) spearheaded Anuradhapura “Wellness Resort”, a residential complex for rest and recreation of disable soldiers and their families continues to receive further teeth as more and more donors and philanthropists worldwide were lending their helping hand. The concept, mooted by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya is to be a reality soon at a ten-acre land allocation, made by the government in response to the Army’s request for assistance. The surveying of the land has already been done and the architectural approval has been sought from local authorities.

  • 12 Division Marks Anniversary with a Variety of Programmes


    Giving prominence to religious ceremonies, the 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) proudly, marked its 4th  anniversary with an all-rank lunch, military salutes, sports tournaments and other arrangements during March 19-April 2. The anniversary programmes organized on the directions .....
     
  • Lion Club Donated School Accessories Distributed Among Wanni Students


    School accessories and sports items, donated by Udahamulla Lions Club-306 C2 to the 61 Division Headquarters, Vellankulam under the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), were distributed among 201 students and 31 teachers on Tuesday (15) during a ceremony at 26 Sri Lanka Light Infantry camp at Periyamadu. Those students from Periyamadu, Thachchanamaradamadu, Kirisuddan and Palampiddi schools as well as 18 kids.....
  • 112 Tri-Service Warrant Officers Meditate


    A group of 112 Warrant Officers of all three forces, following an initiative taken by Army Directorate of Psychological Operations at Army Headquarters, participated in a full-day meditation retreat at the Kanduboda Siyane International Vipassana Meditation Centre.
     
     
  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'


    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning. 

  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa


    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
     
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records


    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
     
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On


    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.