Sri Lanka Army

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  • SFHQ-West Troops Respond to Threats of Floods, Landslides & Dengue

    Troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) provided meals to flood-affected Walpolakanda North displaced people, now housed at Walpolakanda Poshanaramaya in Kurunegala district. A total of 54 people of 17 families affected badly with landslides and floods in Walpolakanda North thus received meals on the instructions of the 143 Brigade headquarters.
  • 'May All Beings be Well & Happy !' -“ Sri Lanka Army

    Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi commemorative Vesak ceremony that marks the 2600th Anniversary of the Enlightenment of the Buddha is today (May 17, 2011). On this historic day, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, all the principal staff officers, officers and all ranks join millions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and across the world in wishing them a very peaceful Vesak, replete with tolerance, loving kindness, equanimity, equality and generosity.
  • Herbal Drinks Served to Devotees Attending 'Maha Shiva Rathri'

    Troops of 2nd Battalion Gajaba Regiment of the 221 Brigade under 22 Division in Trincomalee, with the blessings of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) marked the recent ‘Maha Shiva Rathri’ festival by organizing free distribution of herbal drinks among pilgrims attending offerings at the famous Koneshwaran Kovil.
  • Advisory Committee on Army Rugby Founded for Revival

    A friendly meeting that explored possibilities of further promoting Army Rugby with guidance and vast experiences of the veterans, took place Tuesday (3) evening at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) mess hall, headed by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.
  • British Speaker Says LTTE Demo a Hijacking of Parliament

    THE SPEAKER of the British House of Commons Michael Martin charged that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) demonstration on Monday hijacked the British Parliament obstructing duties of elected members. In an obvious reference made to filthy unsanitary conditions created by the week long demonstration by the Tigers in the Parliamentary Square, the Speaker said to hijack an important part of this city with hunger strikers, tents and food stalls, but no toilet facilities, is not the proper way to conduct a demonstration.

  • Those Defended the Land Finally Become Land Recipients under MoD 'Api Wenuwen Api' Project

    Fifty seven eastern province-based War Heroes who defended the territorial integrity of this island-nation at the expense of their precious lives were rewarded with separate land plots of  20 perch each under the  "Api Wenuwen Api" project of the Seva Vanitha Branch at Ministry of Defence (MoD) during a special ceremony, held Saturday (7) morning at the venue at Welikanda. Mrs Ioma Rajapakse, Chairperson, Seva Vanitha Branch at Ministry of Defence......
  • Commander's New 'Housing Initiative' in Full Swing

    The novel ‘House Construction’ project for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able War Heroes which saw its birth as the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, is now in full swing at all Regimental levels as directed by the Commander of the Army in the third week of April, 2015. By May 15, in less than three weeks after......
  • More Weapons & Terrorist Dead Bodies Recovered

    WANNI: ARMY troops made further advance amidst stiff resistance   from LTTE terrorists attacking their positions in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU area on Saturday (28) and caused heavy damages to the terrorists. Meanwhile, during search operations conducted in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, DHARMAPURAM, ODDANKADDUKULAM, MUTHIYANKULAM, AMPAKAMAM and OLUMADU on Saturday (28) Army troops recovered six LTTE dead bodies, thirteen T-56 weapons, two I-com sets, two hundred and ninety-seven 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty-seven shaped chargers.....

  • Cricket Knows No Ethnicities in Kalmunai & Ampara

    Intended to further promote understanding among communities of different ethnicities, the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a cricket tournament at Addalchenai Public Stadium on Tuesday (29).
  • 'Foxhill Green' to Launch Reforestation in Diyatalawa Mountain Range

    The popular mountain range, ‘Nariya Kanda’ alias ‘Foxhill’ that surrounds the Diyatalawa garrison city in the hill country is to be turned more greener with initiatives, taken by the troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C). The iconic mountain valley, famous for the annual ‘Foxhill Supercross’, the premier motocross event in Sri Lanka as well as for various other public events, continues to be polluted as hundreds of people and sightseers are used to visit this area.....