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  • Secretary Defence Underlines Need to Look Beyond as the Country Enjoys Political Plurality & Democracy

    The Sri Lanka Army-organized ‘Defence Seminar – 2013’ themed ‘Post Conflict Sri Lanka; Challenges and Regional Stability’ was ceremonially inaugurated Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel with Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Guest of Honour on the occasion delivering the keynote address to a gathering of more than 300 participants, comprised of 66 foreign delegates, ambassadors and defence attachés. Mr Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest was.........
  • Tamil Recruits in Mullaittivu Tour South

    A team of 46 Tamil recruits now under training at 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) camp under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), were taken on a four-day (Sept 16 - 19) familiarization tour with a view to imparting knowledge on places of historic and tourist importance in the South. The touring group with a translator visited Sri Lanka Parliament, highway, Independence Square, Army Hospital, Bambalapitiya.....
  • General Denzil Kobbekaduwa; Gone but not Forgotten

    It is hard to imagine that 20 years have passed since General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, along with some of his senior commanders, fell victim to a buried explosive device in the Jaffna Peninsula. That fateful day was August 8, 1992. The incident shook the nation to its core and plummeted military morale to the lowest ever in nearly a decade of conflict......
  • 3rd Witness Gives Evidence in Court Martial-1

    The Court Martial-1 probing charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged participation in political work resumed its sittings on 10th August 2010 at 9.30 a.m. as scheduled. Prosecution called up the 3rd witness and led the evidence of the witness before the Court Martial-1, presided by Major General H.L Weerathunga adjourned for the day. Though no defence counsel appeared for General Fonseka for the second consecutive day, the Court Martial-1 decided to resume its sittings on 12th August 2010) at 9.30 a.m.

  • Sinhala Soldier Ties Nuptial Knots with Tamil Bride

    Tamil and Sinhala parents, relatives, workmates and well-wishers of Lance Corporal Ranjith Amarasena of 11 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and Ms Raghu Tharmila of Savalkadu, Sudumalai in Jaffna, got together at the popular ‘Thalsevana’ Holiday Resort in Jaffna on Wednesday (20) to witness the zenith of a romance that resulted in........
  • Troops Support Patients Donating Blood

    Troops of 221 and 222 Brigades of the 22 Division and the 23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) continued to organize community projects in order to further boost existing relations between the civil society and Army personnel serving the areas. Troops of 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) on Monday (17) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the premises of Glennie Girls’ Home, Trincomalee as the place remained unclean and full of wild bushes.
  • Puthukkudiyiruppu Victory Monument Unveiled

    PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, near the mangroves in Nanthikadal lagoon where heroic War Heroes annihilated world’s most ruthless cycle of terrorism and its megalomaniac monster during a dignified military ceremony this morning (9) received recognition and immortality with a “Victory Monument” before a galaxy of military chiefs, including President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The special “Victory Monument”, erected at Puthumattalan in memory of all those War Heroes who triumphed over evil and sacrificed their lives for the noblest of all noble causes was unveiled amidst hoisting of the National Flag and Tri-service Flags by President Rajapaksa and Tri-service Commanders respectively. The visiting President on arrival at the venue was accorded a Guard of Honour by Commando Regiment soldiers. Minutes after that the President hoisted the National flag and all Tri-Service Commanders simultaneously hoisted the flags of their respective services.


    Sri Lanka Army, which actively contributed to the National Dengue Control drive, initiated by Ministry of Health a couple of weeks ago, has been once again requested to join its second phase of the campaign, scheduled for December 2-3, 2010. A large contingent of Army personnel across island-wide field formations, deployed in the north, east, west and the south......

  • Nepal's Chief of Army Staff Arrives to a Warm Welcome

    Nepal’s Army Chief of Staff, General Gaurav Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, arrived in Sri Lanka on a 6 day official visit Saturday (1) evening. A red carpet welcome at the Colombo....
  • Wanni Based Troops Provide Shelter for a Widowed Family at Poonewa

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) constructed a house with all facilities, worth of Rs. 1.5 million and handed it over on Saturday (24) to a needy widow and for her child by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at Wedithibbagala, Poonewa. The plan and the construction of the house were carried out with the supervision and guidance of Lieutenant Colonel K.R.S.K.G Kahagalle, former Civil Affairs Officer, SFHQ-W.