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  • Central Troops Expand Social Service Activities

    Troops serving at the 112 Brigade engaged in another admirable task to enhance the harmony and Cooperation between Army and civil society with the assistance of Civilians in the Passara area in Baddulla on Sunday (12). Troops renovated the temple at the Viryaura Meditation Center, Passara and built up a stone wall to preserve the temple. Civilians in the area together with several inmates at Baddula prison also joined their hands with troops to make this task a success.
  • Army Tells Jaffna Businessmen: Don't Give in to Ransom Demands

    Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna asked the business community in Jaffna to engage in their lawful businesses without submitting to ransom demands from certain groups since the Army will provide them protection. A meeting was organized by the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office in Jaffna to discuss constraints and difficulties faced by businessmen in the peninsula, following a few incidents of ransom demands were reported by businessmen during the past six months.
  • Local & Foreign Tourists Once Again Enjoy Beauty of Pasikuda in East

    AFTER the Sri Lankan Security Forces cleared the entire island of terrorists, local and foreign nature lovers have once again got the opportunity to visit beautiful beaches in the east. Local and foreign visitors from various corners have now begun to walk along the golden beach of Pasikudah and dip in the eastern blue seas in relaxed mood. The whole area of tourist importance had totally been cut off to tourists for decades due to LTTE activities. However, valiant troops who dared to fight and eliminate LTTE terrorists first liberated the east facilitating free flow of visitors into the area.

  • -œSoorya Mangalya 2012- at Manippay Highlights Sinhala, Tamil Harmony in Jaffna

    Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) in collaboration with the Independent Television Network (ITN) organized an annual New Year celebration “Soorya Mangalya” at Marathady Pillayar Kovil in Manippay to mark the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year. The festival which included a range of traditional sports events was conducted for......
  • Troops & Civilians Restore Movement Along Damaged Road

    The 12 km road stretch between Ayakachchi - Kaddaikadu road that connects to Kovilvayal, Mulliyan, Kevil and Kaddaikadu main areas in the Jaffna peninsula was completely renovated by the Engineer troops of the Army in cooperation with members of the civilians in the area. The road patch that remained completely damaged with many pot holes prevented vehicles engaged in commercial work and public transport services......
  • Prabhakaran a Terrorist as far as India is Concerned

    "AS far as the Indian Government is concerned, the LTTE is a terrorist organisation and Prabhakaran is a terrorist. The Government and Congress party consider the LTTE to be responsible for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. We would expect Lanka to hand Prabhakaran over to us. Karunanidhi's remarks saying "Prabhakaran is not a terrorist" are his personal," Congress party spokesperson Kapil Sibal said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka termed Karunanidhi's remarks as a poll stunt and said the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was a "Chanakya" trying to exploit the issue for electoral gains....
  • CDS Makes His First Visit to Mullaittivu

    Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) together with several Air force officers on Saturday (12).made his maiden visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) after assumption of duties as the CDS. The day’s itinerary began after Major General P.U.S. Vithanage, Commander, SFHQ-MLT warmly received the visiting Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on arrival at the Mullaittivu grounds.
  • Secretary Defence Visits "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" Welfare Project, Dialog Telekom Donates Rs. 25M

    SECRETARY Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the newly constructing "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" at Aththidiya this morning, 29 October. "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" is yet another welfare project of the Ministry of Defence for the disabled security forces personnel. The "Ranaviru Nikethanaya" will provide shelter for permanently disabled war heroes. Each disabled war hero will be provided with an air-conditioned room, internet facilities.....

  • Troops Erect Two Pre-school Buildings & Wells

    Two pre-school buildings and two common wells, constructed by the troops of 11 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) serving 563 Brigade area in Kelebogaswewa village, Vavuniya under 56 Division, were handed over to the public on Saturday (7). Ven Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera, Patron ‘Thawalama’ project and the Buddhist Association in the UK.....
  • First Batch of ASL Graduates Pass Out in Colourful Ceremony

    Effective and efficient implementation of logistic responsibilities of the Army, received an inspirational boost when the first batch of 24 officers in the Logistics Staff Course - I, trained at the Army School of Logistics (ASL) in Trincomalee, passed out in a colourful ceremony, held at the Defence Services College, Colombo 2 Monday (22) evening.