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  • Engineer Troops & Gun Salutes Honour Visiting Afghanistan President

    A warm welcome with military honours, including a gun salute, greeted the visiting HE the President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan when he arrived at the Presidential Secretariat complex this morning (6), to be received by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Karzai who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (5) on a formal two-day.....

    MULLAITTIVU: DISORGANIZED and panicking Tiger organization, now breathing its last, unable to survive in the absence of moral and material support, appeared to have got their priorities mixed, if not torpedoed. The Sea Tiger base they had been running in the PUTHUMATTALAN “No Fire Zone” lagoon area had been reduced to a mere tiny pier, it was found by the troops found as they rolled in to the base. 

  • Gurunagar Civilians Back to Their 97 Homes as Security Restrictions Removed

    More than 14 years of absence, inhabitants in 97 houses dotted between Gurunagar and Ceynor Jetty in Jaffna were to return to their original homes after Security Forces, Jaffna, removing all security restrictions in place handed them over to their lawful heirs during a brief ceremony. Facilitation of the resettlement of those families in their own houses became possible and speedy after the Security Forces opened the New Beach Road along Gurunagar beach patch for public use.

  • Bravery at World's End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman's Saviour

    Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse

    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
  • New Military Hospital Reintroduces 'Healthy Army Healthy Nation' Programme

    A novel and innovative health approach, ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’, campaign, aimed to reduce disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) and Diabetes, is now on to increase awareness and prevent them from falling prey to these non-communicable diseases.
  • Commander Shares His Experiences with Command & Staff College Students

    Student Officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for Defence Services personnel, had the rare opportunity of listening to a lecture of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29). The students belonging to all three forces inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies listened to this lecture as a part of their training for Passed Staff College qualification (psc) at the DSCSC.

  • SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters at Ambepussa, together with its hundreds of Army members, contributed to the successful conduct of the Vesak ceremony by declaring a Vesak zone in the area, open to the general public. Many colourful and giant Vesak lanterns, Bakthi Gee (devotional songs) recitals, conduct of Dansel (free eateries), observance of religious programmes.....

    Flash !

    THE FINAL massive exodus of civilians into government-held cleared areas from the remaining New Safety Zone areas was fast swelling in the past two hours as more than 5,000 – 10,000 escapees have already lined up from a distance to entire government held areas. As the clock struck 5.00 p.m. Friday (15) evening (local time) KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAI troops screened 1405 civilians and took them in after they crossed NANTHI KADAL lagoon, adjacent to the New Safe Zone through the new opening made by the troops on Thursday (14).

  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.