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  • MoD Organized Scholarship Programme Offers 282 More Schols to Ranaviru Children

     
    Two hundred and eighty-two exceptionally talented school children of country-wide Ranaviru families were rewarded with scholarships on Friday (3) during a special ceremony at Defence Services School (DSS), Colombo 2. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, together with the Parliamentarian Mr Mohan Lal Grero (MP),  Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal W. D. R. M. J. Goonetileke, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Inspector General of the Police.....


  • Army in Mullaitivu Expedite De-Mining Process

    THE authorities of the army in Mullaitivu informed a delegation of the Catholic Church who visited the area recently that they had expedited the de-mining process in the area though it would take them a few years to make the entire conflict area free of mines. The delegation of Caritas Sri Lanka, the social service arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka led by its National Director Fr. Damian Fernando who visited the area said thousands of IDPs had been resettled in the area.

  • SLEME Takes Army Motor Racing to Walawe & Stuns Spectators

     
    The inaugural ‘Walawe Supercross – 2011’, the new leaf, added to the calendar of Army motor car and motorbike racing events, kicked off to a thrilling and exciting start on Saturday (19) on the Udawalawe Supercross track at Sevanagala, Udawalawe, amidst a huge gathering of spectators. Organized by Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment for the first time in its history, the two-day racing event, ‘Walawe Supercross – 2011’ for both drivers and riders.....
     
  • Gajaba Warriors Donate Nebulizer to Asthma Patient


    The 11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) under 651 Brigade of 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) donated a nebulizer respiratory aid equipment to Ms Saravnabhavan Nilomitha, a 54 year old woman who suffers from asthma in Annaiwelankulam at Mulankavil Hospital on Monday (5)......
     
     
  • Now They Reap What They Sowed in Jaffna after Some 20 Years

     
    A MASSIVE marshy paddy land area of about 4000 acres, hitherto remained barren as a result of continued terrorist atrocities in Jaffna have begun to bear fruits as a result of the government-sponsored accelerated “Uthuru Wasanthaya” development programme.  A few months ago after those paddy lands in Chavakachcheri-Thanankilappu areas that fell under the former High Security Zone (HSZ) Jaffna were released back to their owners. Enthusiastic and hardworking .....
     
  • Troops Pocket Out Own Money to Buy Books for Kids


    Troops attached to 10 Sri Lanka National Guard (10 SLNG) at Sambavalai under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) bought school books and educational accessories for kids at two pre schools in Ketpeli and Palavi in connection with International Children’s Day. A total of 48 kids learning at Ketpeli Ambal pre-school and Palavi Kalaivanai pre-school were the beneficiaries of this donation made by troops using their own money. Before the donation was made.....
  • First Lsc Programme for Officers at Trinco Logistics School Begins



    The first Logistic Staff Course (Lsc) at the Army’s School of Logistics at Trincomalee  commenced on Thursday (23) during a formal ceremony, graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest. Earlier officers had to undergo training in Lsc at overseas Army training establishments, but such openings remained limited in those foreign allocations, although this course is of much military significance and relevance to the Army career.  Religious observances blessed the inauguration at the beginning of the proceedings.
  • Tri Service Commanders Join Sri Lanka's Inaugural 'CISM Day Run' For Service Personnel

    Sri Lanka’s first joint tri-service marathon run, organized under the aegis of Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), more widely known as ‘CISM Day Run,’ kicked off early this morning (19) at Colombo Independence Square, with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective tri service Commanders. One hundred personnel from each service, Army, Navy and Air Force.....

  • Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army's Maiden 'SathRanga' Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi


    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), opening up new vistas of cultural integration for harmony and reconciliation, launched the Army’s first-ever combined Tamil-Sinhala Cultural Troupe, ‘SathRanga’, comprised of newly-enlisted Tamil other rankers, including woman soldiers and Sinhalaese during a ceremony on Thursday (19) at Kilinochchi ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium.