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  • Villagers in their Hundreds Volunteer & Clean up New 'Abimansala-2' Project Complex

    Hundreds of villagers in and around new ‘Abimansala-2’ (wellness resort for dependent war heroes) complex at Wilpitawatte, Kamburupitiya, taking their own initiative and showing overwhelming support, participated in a mammoth Shramadana campaign Sunday (4) morning and cleaned the entire wellness resort premises, ahead of its ceremonial opening on November 10, 2012.
  • Commander Shares His Experiences with Command & Staff College Students

    Student Officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for Defence Services personnel, had the rare opportunity of listening to a lecture of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29). The students belonging to all three forces inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies listened to this lecture as a part of their training for Passed Staff College qualification (psc) at the DSCSC.

  • Sangaree Demands Resignation of TNA MPs

    TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree has demanded the resignation of all Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs from Parliament for having represented the now defeated LTTE, locally and internationally. "Such persons should no longer represent the Tamil community, and they should now resign and go home", he has told the media.The Tamil National Alliance is the proxy political party of the LTTE. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil political parties as well as a number of former rebel groups.

  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • General Amnesty for Army Absentees Extended up to April 25

    The general amnesty period, offered to Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army has now been extended by ten more days until April 25, 2015 after its previous deadline expires on Thursday (16). The positive response, hitherto received from the absentees crossed the total figure 13,600 who reached respective Regimental Centres in search of discharge after the general amnesty period came into effect on April 1, 2015. 
  • Army Personnel Enable Police to Arrest Three with 501.6 grams of Heroin

    Active assistance given by Army personnel enabled the Police Narcotics Bureau to arrest three suspects, engaged in the sale of narcotics to foreign tourists on Tuesday (29) late night, together with 501.6 grams of Heroin from Dehiwala area. Army personnel on being informed of this clandestine business remained vigilant for a couple of days before the Police were tipped to take those drugdealers into custody with Heroin, brought down here to be sold to foreigners visiting Sri Lanka.

  • 12 Division Organizes Dengue Eradication Programme

    Under the guidance of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), 12 Division troops in coordination with the Hambantota Divisional Secretariat organized a Dengue eradication campaign on April 8. The campaign was conducted in several places including Beddewela, Karagamlewaya, Samodagama and Sittakulama in Hambantota.
  • Army Coordination Builds New Church & Dormitory in Pesalai

    Formal inauguration of the newly built Church plus the new hall of residence for the Sisters of Charity, resident in the Holy Mary Convent (Nirmala Mariya Kanyaramaya) at Pesalai, Mannar took place during the weekend with the participation of clergy and others. 25 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops serving Pesalai town.....
  • 23 Div Troops Learn on Importance of Energy Conservation

    Officers and other ranks serving under the 23 Division Headquarters on Monday (8) gathered together, headed by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding and listened to a lecture on ‘Economical Use of Electricity’ to be in parallel with the ongoing government’s programme on conservation of electricity and power.
  • Etisalat Sponsorship Gives a Fillip to Army Rugby

    Etisalat repeating its encouraging initiatives for the promotion of Army Rugby in the organization is to sponsor the Army Rugby team participating in the forthcoming Rugby Tournament - 2013. Mr Duminda Ratnayake, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya......