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  • Ratnapura Gem Association Makes Initial Donation to 'Abimansala - 2' Project

    The ongoing ‘Abimansala - 2’ (wellness resort) construction project for dependent Southern War Heroes at Kamburupitiya received an encouraging fillip when members of the Ratnapura Association of Gem Traders met Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Monday (9) to offer their first segment of the promised donation of Rs. 14 million towards the project.
  • 5th Yoga Course in Kilinochchi Commenced

    The 5th Yoga course for 38 other ranks commenced at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (14) to boost discipline, mental and physical strength of military personnel.
  • Fish Production to Increase in the North

    THE Government said that fish production in the North was expected to increase with the lifting of fishing restrictions in the North. Senior Advisor to the President and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Resettlement Development and Security in the Northern Province Basil Rajapaksa made known the Government’s decision on lifting fishing restrictions in the North. Following the decision by the Government to lift fishing restrictions in the North fishing societies all over the country.....

  • MoD's 'Viru Sisu Pradeepa' Schol Programme's 3rd Phase Offer Grants to Ranaviru Children

    The ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship 2009 programme, organized by Ministry of Defence (MoD) for award of financial assistance to children of tri-service and Police War Hero families who excelled in Grade 5 scholarship examination, got underway this morning (15) at Defence Services College (DSC), Colombo 2. Secretary of Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brainchild behind the initiation of the project with the funds received to the MoD’s National Defence Fund.....

  • Cornerstone Laid for Construction of PLA Gifted Admin Complex at SLMA

    The cornerstone-laying ceremony for construction of the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) gifted full-fledged administrative and lecture facility complex at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, took place on Tuesday (21), amid a Chinese delegation of the PLA and a representative gathering of senior Army officers.
  • Visiting Chinese Military Team Calls on Commander of the Army

     A Chinese military delegation, currently in Sri Lanka on a friendly familiarization tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office on Thursday (5) morning. The military delegation, headed by Senior Colonel W.U Xiaoyi of the Army was accompanied to the Commander’s office at Army Headquarters.....

  • Halmillawetiya Vidyalaya Students Get Support

    Negombo South International School’s Nittambuwa Branch took a large stock of school accessories, including exercise books, school bags, etc to the value of Rs 250,000/= for distribution among students at Halmillawetiya Vidyalaya in the remote Kebithigollewa in Anuradhapura District. The donation to mark the 6th anniversary of this school contained 180 gift parcels, in addition to a stock of sports items.
  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
  • Fallen Lions in SLSR Recalled to Memory in Colourful Annual Event

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), one of the most battle-hardened and professional regiments in the Army paid its tribute to the memory of their fallen War Heroes at its Ambepussa Headquarters on Saturday (20), awarding the  pride of place to next of kin and children of SLSR War Heroes, either killed in action or have gone missing while fighting.
  • Army Ruggerites Carry Away 'A' Division Plate Championship Trophy

    Championship (Plate) Trophy of the Inter Club Rugby Tournament ‘A’ Division was clinched by Army ruggerites Sunday (16) evening at Havelock Grounds beating their rival, the Police team to 21-19. The Army team secured victory with 02 tries, 01 conversion and 03 penalties, most of them in the second half of the match, witnessed by a large gathering of spectators including....