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  • Commander's Initiative, Regimental Housing Project for Fallen War Hero Families Almost Completed

    The novel ‘House Construction’ project at all regimental levels for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able soldiers which saw its birth as a conceptual notion of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, is fast nearing completion by fourth week of September, 2015. To be in line with the Commander's noble visionary project, 18 Regiments swiftly jumped into action and......
  • General Parvez Kayani Meets DSCSC Undergraduates

    The final leg of the itinerary of the visiting General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army, commenced Friday (21) morning at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Sapugaskanda. General Parvez Kayani on arrival at the DSCSC at Sapugaskanda was warmly received by Commandant DSCSC Major General J.C Rambukpotha and conducted to the officers’ mess before commencement of the day’s programme.

  • Students Educated on Use of National Anthem & Flag

    211 Brigade troops with sponsorship provided by Ja-ela ‘Nimpura Traders’ Association’ distributed CDs containing the National Anthem and a publication on use of National Flag and Anthem among school children during a ceremony at Vavuniya South Education Zonal office premises. These items valued more than Rs 55,000.00 were given away among 100 schools in the Vauniya South Education aZone.
  • 'Development Strengthens National Security'

    The development of the country will help strengthen national security, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. The President said the people will start questioning as to why this country should be divided when ties between various communities in the country are strengthened in economic and social fields........
  • 'Gunner Supercross - 2011' Stuns Minneriya with Exciting Motorbike & Car Races

    ‘Gunner Supercross - 2011’, the sporting pride of the Regiment of Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) got underway at Minneriya Artillery Complex tracks on Sunday (10) to a packed crowd of more than 25000 - 30000 sport enthusiasts and motor racing fans. The exciting event, organized for the 6th consecutive time was held in collaboration with Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDR). Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army graced the occasion as Chief Guest, accompanied by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB).
  • GW Troops Under 542 Brigade Give Facelift to Pre-school Building

    Pandivettuwan village’s one and only pre-school in the 542 Brigade area received a thorough facelift and renovation, thanks to efforts of Army troops since it has remained dilapidated. Major W.D.C.C.B Dissanayake, Commanding Officer, 15 (v) Gemunu Watch (GW) serving the area, together with hundreds of soldiers painted and cleaned up the pre-school building in Pandivettuwan village and collected all garbage from its surroundings.
  • Troops Conduct More Community Projects in East

    Troops of several Battalions and Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) in the past few days conducted community projects to promote bellow understanding with the general public in the area. 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops, organized a ‘Dansala’ to offer free food for devotees who attended Christmas festivals at Patalipuram, Muthur and Kuchchaweli areas respectively on Thursday (25).
  • Creating a Record, Secretary Defence Opens Many Military Welfare Projects in Jaffna

    Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, the pioneering architect behind establishment of state-of-the-art residential billets, administrative, recreational, welfare and other logistic buildings of high quality for the benefit of North-East based tri-service members, ceremonially opened a number of new pre-fabricated structures, new welfare projects of Army soldiers and a few public projects both at Kilinochchi and Jaffna peninsula during the course of Wednesday (8).
  • Tigers Trigger Own Suicide Explosions Intending to Provoke IC

    MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS now operating ahead of the newly captured REKTAVAIKKAL earth bund Thursday (30) late night have reportedly heard the sound of a huge explosion inside the remaining area, yet to be captured by the ground troops.  Troops maintain some civilians would have been either injured or killed in the explosion, though the exact nature of the incident was yet to be ascertained.