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  • RDHS Jaffna Commends Army for Generosity & Thoughtfulness

    The donation of 36 new hospital beds to the office of the Regional Director of Health Services, Jaffna by Security Forces Headquarters,  Jaffna (SF HQ – J) last Friday (29), came in for lavish commendation of medical authorities since the donation would  ease the congestion for beds in Thellippalai, Chavakachcheri, Kayts and Point Pedro peripheral hospitals. 

  • Memory of Fallen Civil Defence Force (CDF) Personnel Revered: President Unveils CDF Memorial at Anuradhapura

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the company of a distinguished gathering of invitees, including Clergy of all faiths, Mr Lalith Weerathunga, Secretary to President, Ministers, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development,  Chief Ministers, Provincial Ministers and Councillors, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Service Commanders, Inspector General of  the Police, Senior Civil Defence Force officers.....
  • Foreign Delegation Visits Kilinochchi Harmony Centre

    A team of foreign delegates attending Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), during a visit to Kilinochchi area on Wednesday (13). After the visitors were warmly welcomed, the Commander, SFHQ-KLN.....
  • Kachchativu St. Anthony Feast Draws Thousands

    THE ANNUAL feast at St. Anthony’s church in Kachchativu Island was recently held after a lapse of several years since LTTE terrorism in the peninsula and surrounding islets barred religious authorities from conduct of the feast. The feast conducted under the guidance of Rev. Thomas Saundaranayagam, Bishop of Jaffna with the participation of devotees, drawn both from India and Sri Lanka was jointly organized by Navy and Army. 

  • Commander at SLE Headquarters Extols Dedication of Army Engineers

    A four-digit number of officers and other ranks of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) who are actively sweating to rebuild the country’s post-war infrastructure with their unmatched vocational skills, assembled together at Panagoda SLE Regimental Headquarters on Friday (14) to listen to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake.....
  • Pooneryn Maha Vidyalaya Gets Army-Built New IT Centre

    A new IT centre, put up by Army troops at Pooneryn Maha Vidyalaya with the patronage, extended by Hayles Company Ltd, Vavuniya was recently opened by General Officer Commanding (GOC) for 66 Division and formally handed over to the school during a brief ceremony. Two Executive Officers of Hayleys Company Ltd represented the opening ceremony of the new IT centre, equipped with eight new computers and the entire construction was carried out by engineers in the Army.
  • 62 Div & 622 Brigade Coordinate Donation Programmes

    With the financial support of Mr. Ranjith Rathnayake and Mr. Nishantha of Sandalankawa, troops serving the 622 Brigade of the 62 Division under Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) organized an alms-giving Pinkama to 50 monks, pregnant mothers and villagers in the 622 Brigade area on Sunday (26). 67 pregnant mothers during the event received nutritious foods and gift parcels and more than 500 villagers were provided with lunch during the day.
  • SLMA Cadets Visit SFHQ-KLN

    Officer Cadets of Intake 80 from of Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa on Thursday (15) visited the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) during a study tour with the aim of learning more about roles and tasks, being carried out by SFHQ-KLN troops. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN and......
  • 'Viru Daru' Society Members During their New Year Festival Receive a Special Guest

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment’s ‘Viru Daru’ society, comprised of children of Ranaviru families marked the Sinhala and Hindu New Year with a ceremony, full of New Year games and amusement. Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), the driving force behind founding of ‘Viru Daru’ societies under purview of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch, inaugurated the day’s event by hoisting the National Flag and.....
  • 55 Div Organized Clinics Treat More Than 300 Civilians

    More than 300 males, females and children in Vettalakerni area in the 55 Division, Jaffna, sought medical assistance from an Army organized mobile clinic for eye ailments and physical illness at Vettalakerni Parameshwari Maha Vidyalaya on Sunday (14). Troops of the 19 Sri Lanka National Guard serving 553 Brigade Headquarters under 55 Division, took the initiatives in this connection on the directions.....