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  • SFHQ-KLN Troops Take Jayapuram Maha Vidyalaya Students on Tour

    On the instructions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters -Kilinochchi  and under guidance of General Officer Commanding (GOC), 66 Division, troops of the 2 Sri Lanka National Guard recently, took students at Jayapuram Maha Vidyalaya, on a three-day tour to the Central and North Central Provinces.
  • More Stocks of LTTE Ammo & Explosives Found

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops during search and clear operations in MANIKKULAM, AMPAKAMAM, UDAYARKATTUKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL and PULIYANKULAM areas on Saturday (21) recovered one pressure mine of 15 kg, one hundred and forty-two 81 mm mortar bombs, six Arul bombs, five hand grenades, one smoke bomb, 27 kg of C-4 explosives, fifty claymore mines, eighty-four anti personnel mines, two antitank mines, ten Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), seven rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition and three rounds of T-56 ammunition.    

  • Army Team in Malaysian Athletic Championships Paralympics Doing Well

    The precursor to ‘London Paralympics - 2012’, the 1st Malaysian Open Para Athletic Championships 2012, is now under way in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, competed by a team of 23 Sri Lankans, of whom 19 are from the Sri Lanka Army. The Army contingent of sportsmen, vying for supremacy against contenders from Malaysia.............
  • New Commander Hosted at SLLI Regimental Headquarters

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the Army in conforming with military traditions presented a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour to their Colonel of the Regiment Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, the new Commander of the Army on Friday (9) at SLLI Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda. On his arrival at the premises, a Guard Turnout greeted him after he was welcomed by Major General K. A. D. A Karunasekara. Later on, he was ushered to the main area for receipt of military honours in a Guard of Honour, accompanied by the......

  • More LTTE Arms & Ammunition Uncovered

    NORTH: TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of VISHUAMADU and  KARIYALAMODDEI on Sunday (28) recovered one 150 m detonator code, 2 electric detonators, ten claymore mines, fifteen anti personnel mines, three 40 mm grenades, twenty various type of bombs and ammunition, forty-nine Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG) and  six 60 mm mortar bombs.

  • 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.
  • Concerned Commander Donates to Save Sergeant's Daughter's Life

    Lending the fatherly eye on a child struck by a serious heart ailment the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in response to a personal appeal made to him, took steps to donate a sum of Rs 2.5 lakhs for recovery of the 7 year old girl, confirmed afflicted with a critical cardiac disease. Father of the child, a Senior Non-commissioned Officer of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), Sergeant Wijerathne G. G. currently serving at the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Headquarters, Battaramulla.....

  • Soldiers Learn More about Agriculture

    Promotion of possibilities for growth of own vegetable requirements and use of new techniques of seed planting was the central topic that was touched upon during a lecture delivered to the troops serving the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Tuesday (22), following an invitation extended to Gannoruwa Agriculture Research Development Institute. 
  • Army Troops Use Sniffer Dogs for Detection of Human Remains in Meeriyabedda

    Sri Lanka Army engaged in all evacuation and relief operations, now in full swing at Koslandawatta-Meeriyabedda estate areas of Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat brought down a team of sniffer dogs of the Army on Thursday (30), to sniff out for any survivors or the dead under the rubble on the directions........