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  • Army Tattoo Set to Begin Ceremonially

    THE Army Tattoo, the final and most thrilling phase of the Army 60th Anniversary celebrations begins Saturday evening (17) at Kettarama stadium, Colombo. A galaxy of distinguished guests, administrators, military chiefs, tri-service officers, former military chiefs and invitees are expected to grace the inaugural ceremony Saturday evening (17). This mega spectacle that highlights Army heroism, gallantry, acrobatics and an assortment of undisputed skills of the Army.....

  • Part of Troops Held Land Released To Jaffna Owners

    In consistent with the government policy of releasing northern lands, hitherto used by the Security Forces to their original owners, the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on the instructions of the Secretary Defence and the Commander of the Army released a 2 sq km area of land around the Palaly camp to their original owners on Tuesday (29).....

  • 'Army Para Games', Set to Kick Off Reflects Recognition of Army Organizing Skills

    A total of 450 differently able Army War Heroes of our times, still strong with unswerving moral courage and insatiable aptitude for multiple athletic skills, are now set to showcase their talents in the 18th ‘Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2015’ tournament, scheduled during September 16 - 18 at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.    
  • Armed Forces Continue to Receive Travel Facility

    CONTRARY to some wrong media reports, members of the Security Forces continue to possess their free bus travel pass, a perk that has been offered exclusively to them and the Police, the Army Headquarters announced. The Army has neither withdrawn nor cancelled the bus pass that has been issued to its soldiers and officers including disabled ones as stated in those fabricated and false reports. In fact, travel facilities to Army personnel on the contrary have been increased effective from January 1st with the re-launch of the liberty bus service for provincial destinations.

  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ-KLN and SFHQ-Jaffna

    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) relations in respective Kilinochchi and Jaffna areas.  Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN presented her with.....
  • LTTE Escapees with Underworld - PM

    PRIME Minister D.M. Jayaratne yesterday said in Parliament that the Government has received information from Intelligence Units that several LTTE cadres who escaped from the North were now operating with underworld groups in main cities. Moving a motion seeking the extension of the state of emergency by another one month, the Prime Minister said the LTTE cadres .....

  • Army to Scale Down its Presence with Planned Structural Reforms- Commander

    Sri Lanka Army is now completely ready for far-reaching reforms in its structural composition vis-à-vis ground realities, security and needs of island-wide ongoing development projects, so said Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army when he addressed troops serving Wellawaya-based 5 Gemunu Watch (GW) Battalion Headquarters Thursday (1) morning.
  • LTTE Attacks Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin for Second Time

    A GROUP of LTTE supporters attacked the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin on Thursday night. The attacks had thrown two Molotoy Cocktails (improvised patrol bombs) to the embassy premises, reports said. “They had hurled two petrol-bombs to the Embassy premises. However, only one bomb exploded causing minor damages to the building. No one was hurt”, the reports indicated. German Police are now investigating the incident. This is the second time the Embassy was attacked within three months. 

  • 'CHOGM 2013' Inaugurate at Nelum Pokuna

    The biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa International Conference Hall was inaugurated today (15) morning during a colourful ceremony, graced by more than 30 foreign delegates, including Heads of State. This year’s CHOGM is held for the first time in an Asian country after 24 years where its Chairmanship is to be accepted by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the next two years.