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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.

  • Cornerstone for New Swimming Pool at 'Abimansala 2' Project in the South Laid

    The "Abimansala 2" (wellness resort) complex, now fast under construction at Wilpitawatte, Kamburupitiya under the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) spearheaded 'Brave Hearts' project, saw simultaneous inauguration of a gigantic task on Thursday (15) morning when main sponsors for the erection of the state-of-the-art new Swimming Pool laid the cornerstones, together with SVAB President and other well-wishers.
  • Court Martial - 2 Postponed

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Wednesday (September 1st) afternoon. Medical Officer for the second consecutive day intimated to Court that the accused was not fit to be present for the proceedings. Hearing was postponed until Friday (3rd September) at 2.00 p.m.

  • 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)......
  • 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.
  • SVAB Offers Christmas Treat to Mental Hospital Inmates

    Members of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), led by SVAB President, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya visited Mulleriyawa Mental Hospital for Women and offered a Christmas treat to the inmates in Ward no 16 on Friday (24). The Ward 16, being maintained by the SVAB for the last few years, receives this special SVAB treat every year as part of the SVAB’s Christmas programmes. All the inmates received gift parcels, containing clothes....

  • 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.
  • Terrorists Violate Humanitarian Pause & Snipe Soldier

    MULLAITTIVU: LTTE terrorists who continue to occupy “No Fire Zone” keeping entrapped civilians as hostages directed a sniper gunfire towards troops this morning around 9.00 a.m. killing one soldiers on duty at a distant defensive position in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU. In the meantime, LTTE also directed artillery gunfire on troops in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU this morning (13) injuring one more soldier. Those are the latest acts of terror conducted by LTTE hours after His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered a humanitarian pause for the ongoing counter terrorists operations.