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  • Army Ruggerites Beat Havelocks

    SATURDAY (5) evening's Division 1 Inter-club Rugby match between the Sri Lanka Army and the Havelocks saw Sri Lanka Army beating its rival by points 31-12.  The match graced by Army Chief of Staff Major General Daya Rathnayake took place at Army Grounds, Colombo. 

  • Three Tiger Infiltrators Shot Dead

    VAVUNIYA: THREE LTTE terrorists who had infiltrated the area west of OMANTHAI were shot dead by the alert troops serving in the area Sunday morning (19) around 6.00 a.m. Later troops recovered the three LTTE dead bodies, two T-56 weapons, one I-com set, three T-56 magazines, three hundred and forty-two rounds of T-56 ammunition, forty-two Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunitions, six hand grenades, two silver compass, one laser range finder, one Global Processing System (GPS), two cyanide capsules, one VAVUNIYA colour maps and two LTTE packs from the area.

  • Musical Show Entertains Kilinochchi People

    19 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a musical evening at the Open Theater in the Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Saturday (27). More than 100 civilians enjoyed songs sung in both Tamil and Sinhala. The music was provided by the “Wagoners” band of the Army.

  • Widows of Jaffna Get Livelihood Assistance

    Jaffna based-troops launching one more humanitarian mission extended their helping hand to 30 woman-headed families by distributing some Rs 1 million worth of livestock and equipment on Friday (31) in a brief ceremony. This noble project was launched by troops of 551 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SF HQ (J)) with the coordination of Mr S. Hettiarachchi, Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence and Urban Development and Lieutenant Colonel G.A.L Kithsiri.....
  • The Curtain Falls on Defence Services Games 2010

    Closing Ceremony and presentation of awards for the winners of the Defence Services Games (DSG) 2010 was held Friday (1) at Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo with Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa gracing the ceremony as Chief Guest. The Chief Guest was warmly welcomed by the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake on arrival. The Closing ceremony started rolling with an elegant dance performed by the dancers of all tri forces followed by.....

  • Private Entrepreneur Gifts AC Units for 'Abimansala' Inmates

    , Scanwell Group of Companies in a magnanimous gesture of appreciation and goodwillgifted three units of air conditioners to the Army for the greater benefit of War Heroes, residing in ‘Abimansala’, wellness resort at Pangolla on Tuesday (15).

  • 5 More New Houses Built for Resettled People

    Newly resettled families in Mayanuwar village area in the 57 Division under Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) received 5 new houses as a result of the support given by Army troops. Brigadier K.R.P Rowel, General Officer Commanding 57 Division on December 30th during a brief ceremony.....
  • Seventh Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends

    The seventh phase of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving the SFHQ-West, reached its successful completion on Friday (28) at the SFHQ-West library premises.

  • Madhu Feast on a Grand Scale in August

    ALL plans are afoot to hold the annual feast of Our Lady of Madhu on a grand scale from August 6, with Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, personally monitoring the arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims. A discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday chaired by Basil Rajapaksa MP with the participation of the Catholic clergy and Government officials involved in facilitating the Feast through various channels to evaluate the progress of the preparations for the occasion. MP Rajapaksa instructed officials to finalise all pre-arrangements by the end of this month, including the upgrading of infrastructure facilities with the provision of other amenities to cater to the large number of devotees expected at this year’s feast.

  • During Navy PoP, Commander Urges New Commissioned Officers to Place the Country's Security Before 'Self'

    Sri Lanka Navy’s prestigious Maritime and Naval Academy at Trincomalee on Friday (16) honoured the presence of the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest for the academy’s Passing out Parade (PoP) of the Intake 27 (Kotelawala Defence University) and the Midshipman Intake 51, the most glittering spectacle in the academy’s calendar of events. The day’s itinerary of the Army Chief in Trincomalee commenced soon after he reviewed the Guard Turnout............