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  • 'Alka Yagnik' Live In Concert Reverberates in Colombo with Packed Audience

    Alka Yagnik’ Live in Concert, the mega musical extravaganza, organized by the Mercury Club of Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), went on the boards Sunday (26) evening to a sea of fans at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Secretary to President Mr Lalith Weerathunga and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.......
  • The Outgoing Navy Commander Pays Courtesy Call on His Army Counterpart

    The outgoing Commander of the Navy Admiral T.S.G.  Samarasinghe Friday (14) morning, paid a courtesy call on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on the eve of his farewell from the Navy. Admiral T.S.G. Samarasinghe at the entrance to the Army Headquarters complex inspected the Guard Turnout....

  • Army Resolves Water Diversion Issue

    Following initiatives taken by the Army, farmers as well as animals in drought-hit Lahugala and Panama areas are to receive water from the Muthukandi reservoir. Farmers in Pottuvil, Lahugala and Panama sanctuary area pointed out that the prolonged drought continues to affect their farming and animal life and highlighted the need to divert a section of water to those areas, curtailing the daily quantum, being pumped to them three times a week.
  • Sri Lanka's Defenders Mark Their Army Day & 60th Anniversary

    SRI LANKA Army, the renowned “Defenders of the Nation” which has triumphantly accomplished a record multiplicity of tasks in its sixty years of survival as a distinguished and admirable force to reckon with, marked its 60th Anniversary cum Army Day (Oct 10th) today during a colourful parade and other important features. Commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Army, an anniversary made exceptionally significant comes in the wake of an unparalleled period of our history that saw elimination of the most ruthless terror outfit which caused irreparable losses, mayhem and carnage during the past thirty years of our contemporary times. 

  • Troops on Round the Clock Flood Relief Duties

    Disaster relief teams of the Sri Lanka Army in the North, Wanni and the Eastern Provinces, despite risks involved in rescue and relief operations, are continuing their good Samaritan roles in the midst of ravaging waters and torrential rains in the past 24 hours. As late as Monday (22) evening, 143 Brigade troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W).....
  • Army Gives More Scholarships for Mathagal South Students

    Ten students selected from destitute families who needed financial assistance to continue with their education, received scholarships on Tuesday (28) from the soldiers in Jaffna. Those ten scholarships were arranged by the 513 Brigade at Uduvil in collaboration with the Munchee Biscuits Company (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Badminton Talents in Soldiers Explored During 68 Div Organized Tournament

    A badminton tournament, organized by 68 Division Headquarters with the view to promoting sports talents of both officers and soldiers, saw its final tussle a few days ago at 683 Brigade Headquarters indoor stadium. Major W.L.G Fernando received the championship in the (single category) tournament while Lance Corporal R.M.S Kumarasinghe carried away the runners-up trophy in.....
  • 'Abimansala - 2' Inmates Visit Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Mullaittivu & Trincomalee

    Inmates at ‘Abimansala-2’ wellness resort in Kamburupitiya visited Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Mullaittivu and Trincomalee during Dec 27-30. During the visit, War Heroes saw for themselves the places where they got injuries in the final battles. The programme was organized with the intention of uplifting the mental relaxation and confidence of.......
  • JAFFNA IDPs Can Vote

    PROVISION has been made for displaced voters of Jaffna, especially Muslims living elsewhere in the country to apply to the Commissioner of Elections to cast their votes at the forthcoming local Polls to the Jaffna Municipal Council said Assistant Commissioner of Elections for the Jaffna District P. Kuhanathan yesterday (1). Additional Commissioner of Elections (Provincial and Local) W. P. Sumanasari said that the displaced voters could submit their applications within a week of the announcement of the date of nominations which would be gazetted by the latter part of this week.

  • Special 'Abishekam' Pooja Blesses Army's Future March

    Hindu religious observances (Abishekam) that invoke blessings on the forthcoming 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day (October 10) celebrations took place at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13 Tuesday (4) evening, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in accordance with ancient Hindu traditions. This special ceremony of Hindu religious rites and rituals, performed by a team of ten priests was coordinated by the Army Hindu Association, in consultation with.....