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  • 'Galle Dialogue - 2014' Begins for the 5th Consecutive Year


    The International Maritime Security Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue - 2014’ organized by Sri Lanka Navy for the 5th consecutive year under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development began at the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle on Monday (1). Professor G.L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs.....
  • Rehabilitated Tiger (LTTE) Youths Re-join Their Families

    A LARGE number of young men and women who had been active members or supporters of the LTTE and later surrendered or fell into custody of the Security Forces found their new life subsequent to the rehabilitation offered to them by the government. After initial inquiries, they were directed to the rehabilitation centre at Thelippalai in Jaffna under patronage and supervision of Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J).

  • Indian Army Southern Command Chief Calls on Navy Commander


    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka, began his itinerary on Wednesday (19), paying a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at Navy Headquarters. A Guard of Honour accorded to the visiting military leader greeted him at the Navy Headquarters. 
  • Soldiers Build Houses for the Populace in Kilinochchi

    A housing project to construct houses for 100 selected families in Anavilandankulam area in Kilinochchi was inaugurated by the Sri Lanka Army’s 652 Brigade Commander last Saturday (16). The project which provides better shelter for the newly resettled population in the north is a brain child of Hon Mr. Namal Rajapaksa MP.

  • Two Flood-Affected Families Get Help


    Non-Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya offered their assistance to two families, affected by recent floods in Kalaoya area. The NCOTS gave a packet of dry-rations separately to both families. Troops of the NCOTS together with other military establishments continuously supported rescue and relief operations during the floods.
     
     
  • New Military Secretary Assumes Duties

    MAJOR General A.W.J Chryshantha De Silva assumed duties on Friday (January 1st) as new Military Secretary in the Army. He succeeds Major General Milinda Peiris who is to continue as the Vice Chancellor at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, Kandawala, Ratmalana. Major General De Silva of Sri Lanka Engineers Regiment.....

  • SFHQ (KLN) Conducts Mine Awareness Programme


    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on account of the International Demining Day, conducted a Mine Awareness Programme at Nelum Piyasa auditorium with the cooperation of Sri Lanka Army Demining Team, Halo Trust Organization, Dash Demining Group and Shed Organization, on Saturday (26). 
  • Budding Officers Receive Their Diplomas from Commander


    Newly commissioned 57 officers, who followed the Cadet Officer course Nos 55, 59, 60, 64 and 66 at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) on Saturday (29), accepted their diplomas from the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the glittering occasion as Chief Guest. Those budding Officers who are now serving around the country at various formations had the rare chance of receiving their academic recognition from the Commander of the Army for the first time in their............