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  • More LTTE-held Ground Liberated

    MULLAITTIVU: MAKING ONE more achievement in the fight against terrorists, advancing Army troops in the general area of PALAMATTALAN captured yet another earth-bund, built by Tigers on   Sunday (29) and took control over more territory in the area. Troops inflicted heavy casualties on terrorists and recovered one 250 HP Out Board Motor (OBM).....

  • SFHQ-KLN Fights War Against Drought


    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) has been in the practice of distributing water to drought-hit people in Uluwanur, Milawanapuram, Kumaraswamipuram, Mulankavil and surrounding areas, served by the SFHQ-KLN. Using bowsers of the SFHQ-KLN, all Divisions, Brigades and Battalions of......
     
     
  • New SLAGSC Holiday Bungalow at Anuradhapura Opened


    A newly constructed Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) holiday bungalow, constructed in Nelumkulama area, Anuradhapura for the use of officers and other ranks in the Army was opened on Friday (7) in a brief ceremony. Construction of the holiday bungalows for all ranks was directed by the Commander of the Army as an extension of Army welfare measures......
     
  • First School of Logistics in the Army Founded; Maiden Course Inaugurated

    Sri Lanka Army’s first School of Logistics, designed to groom officers with a sound competence and professionalism in the field of logistics, saw its birth in Trincomalee on Monday (9), adding a new chapter for effective and efficient implementation of the Army’s logistic responsibilities. Monday’s ceremonial opening of the Army School of Logistics by the Commander of the Army........
  • Army Goes All Out for Dengue Eradication

    Sri Lanka Army celebrating its 61 years of founding this year has organized a series of community oriented events to coincide with the Army Day on 10th October. The soldiers who eradicated terrorism from the country through offensive operations have this time lined up to launch an all out offensive against Dengue outbreak on a concept of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. The Army will join hands with the Ministry of Health in conducting the National Dengue Control Week which is scheduled to be conducted island wide from 7th October.

  • 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference


    An elaborate display of martial arts, comprised of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Taekwondo and locally-recognized ‘Angam Pora’ staged on the same platform for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) area to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 62 Division on 15 October, robbed the attention of........
     
     
  • Military Academy Groomed 140 More Cadet Officers Pass Out in Grand Ceremony


    The Army’s premier seat of learning, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa highlands honoured the Mother Lanka once again on Monday (2) by producing 140 more full-pledged Cadet Officers to the Sri Lanka Army. A total of 140 Cadet Officers, from Intakes 73, 75, and Intake (voluntary) 51, including two Lady Cadet Officers from.....
  • Hindu 'Pooja' Blesses Army Anniversary


    The ‘Abishekam’Pooja of Hindu tradition on Tuesday (8) invoked blessings on the forthcoming 64th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a special ceremony, attended by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. The ‘AbishekamPooja at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13......

  • No Third Party Mediation - Defence Secretary

    "WHAT matters most is what the average citizen of this country wants and hopes for," Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said during an interview with the Sunday Observer. Following are the excerpts: Q: At this juncture, when the Security Forces are on the verge of victory in their war against terrorism we see the Government is under pressure over many issues especially from the international community. How would you explain this situation?

  • Over 800 AP Mines Unearthed

    NORTH: ARMY troops engaged in search and clear operations in the general areas of CHUNDIKULAM,  PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, THAKKULAM and THANDIKULAM recovered four claymore mines, fifteen electric detonators, seven Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), thirteen 60mm mortar bombs, seven hand grenades, four Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, eighteen rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, one night vision, three Our Board Motors (OBM), seventy-two LTTE pots, three hundred rounds of MPMG ammunition, one empty MPMG ammunition box, one thousand and thirty-five rounds of T-56 ammunition, nineteen 81 mm mortar bombs on Friday (4).