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  • MSTS Riflemen Recognized with Prizes Awarded by Commander

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the second segment of his itinerary in Diyatalawa on Thursday (27), took part in the prize-giving ceremony for best shooters and snipers who shone in the Inter Regiment Practical Rifle Meet - 2014, organized by Diyatalawa Marksmanship and Sniper Training School (MSTS) at the Field Firing Range.
  • No Way for Prabha to Escape from Lanka

    RAMESHWARAM, Tamil Nadu, Friday (IANS) LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran could not have escaped from Sri Lanka, an Indian Coast Guard official said here yesterday. “There is no way that Mr. Prabhakaran or his aides could have escaped from Sri Lanka in a submarine or otherwise because the attempt would have been clearly spotted on our land-based and offshore radars,” Coast Guard Commanding Officer S. Janarthanam told reporters at this minor port town on the southeast coast lying 600 km south of state capital Chennai.

  • SFHQ-C Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Different Programmes

    Giving prominence to religious ceremonies, the Security Forces Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) celebrated its 2nd anniversary with a series of events during March 12-13. A Bodhi Pooja programme was organized to invoke blessings on all Army personnel serving under the Security Forces Headquarters (SFHQ-C) premises on 12 March with the participation of Major General Sumedha Perera, Commander, SFHQ-C.
  • -œAdaptation of a Wartime Army to Peacetime One is Need of The Hour,- - Commander Tells Troops in North

    Taking warm greetings of the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year and assuring troops serving Jaffna of more comfortable residential requirements, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, winding up his customary island-wide New Year visits,  arrived in Jaffna on Thursday (4) morning. His first stop at 55 Division Headquarters in Vettalakerni was of twofold importance as he had to open a much-needed new Corporals’ Club in the complex and address the troops serving the area.
  • Army Athletes Show Colours in Annual Marathon

    Sri Lanka Army, pioneers in producing a wide assortment of athletes of both national and international standards, had its annual inter regimental marathon run on Sunday (9) with the participation of 121 runners drawn from fifteen regiments across the country. Sri Lanka Army Athletic Association, chaired by Major General Daya Ratnayake, Chief of Staff organized this marathon run for the 45th consecutive year after it had been officially inaugurated in the year 1951.

  • SFHQ-C Commander Receives Blessings & Visits 11 Division Headquarters

    The newly appointed Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) received the blessings of two Mahanayaka Theros of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters before he made a formal visit to the Kandy-based 11 Division Headquarters under command to the SFHQ-C. Major General Perera offered Atapirikara to both prelates and received blessings on his new appointment. After that, the 11 Division Headquarters.....
  • 'Energy Conservation' Project Enters Army Headquarters with Awareness Programme

    Energy and Power Ministry’s timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation saw its entry into the State’s largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army on Monday (25) with an elaborate programme at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium, Colombo 2. 
  • 'LTTE Fall will Alter Drug Trade in India'

    THE DEFEAT of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the death of its chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will change the dynamics of the drug trade in the subcontinent like never before, say experts.Mumbai was a key link in this supply chain as LTTE's conduits often used the city to bring in drugs from Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Punjab border. The consignments were then transported to coastal towns in Tamil Nadu such as Tuticorin, Rameshwaram, Ramnad, Nagapattinam, Kochi and a host of localities inhabited by fishing communities on the south-east coast. From there, the drugs would be shipped to Velvettiturai, a township located along the northern coast of Sri Lanka and formerly under LTTE control.

  • 22 Division Soldiers Join National Dengue Eradication Campaign

    More than 300 Army soldiers and officers serving the 22 Division lent their weight to the island-wide Dengue eradication programme conducted continuously for four consecutive days in Trincomalee a few days ago. All the areas in the Trincomalee town center, Linganagar, Thilinnagar, Abhayapura, Puliyankulam, Pattaneru, Pumbuhar and Manayaveli Grama Seva sectors that.....

  • Cornerstone for New Officers' Mess Laid

    Major General Prasad Samarasingha, Chief of Staff laid the cornerstone for cornerstone of the new Officers’ Mess at Security Force Headquartes Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), amid blessings of the Maha Sangha of Lumbini Temple, Kilinochchi on Thursday (31). At the invitation of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN...............