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  • Importance of Religious Harmony Discussed During Meeting


    Task Force 3 Headquarters at Akkaraipattuwa, under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) with the intention of promoting goodwill and reconciliation recently held a meeting with Muslim religious leaders. Major General Lal Perera, Security Force Commander, East interacted with them and explained the importance of maintaining religious harmony in the area and co-existence with all different communities. 
  • Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location


    Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
     
  • 7 VIR Troops Organized Clinic Treats More Than 300 Civilians


    A medical camp that provided consultations and treatment for civilians in Madduvil area in the 52 Division Headquarters area of the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was organized on Saturday (9) with the support of the Kurunegala Red Cross Society Branch. Troops and Commanding officer of the 7th Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (7 VIR) Lieutenant Colonel W.M.M.K.D. Bandara, serving the 52 Division area organized the mobile clinic at Madduvil Chandramavlisa school.
  • War Hero Children Receive Schols

     
    Forty children of War Heroes were granted scholarships to support their education at the Defence Ministry auditorium yesterday in appreciation of the great service rendered by their fathers to guarantee the unity and sovereignty of the motherland. The ceremony to grant scholarships under the Ranaviru Doo Daru Scholarship Programme was held under the patronage of Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
     
  • Eastern & Wanni Troops Continue Flood Relief Roles


    Hundreds of troops in the Eastern Province are continuing to provide immediate relief assistance to flood-affected people in Prianbadathieve, Murukkanthieve, Koraweli, Valachchanai, Kithula in Eravur and Panicchankarni Bridge areas on Batticaloa - Trincomalee main road as of Saturday (29).Army troops were able to rescue more than 470 people under siege in Prianbadathieve...........
  • More Claymores Among Tuesday's Recoveries

    NORTH: ARMY TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of  PERIYATHAMPANAI, SINNA PANDIPARICHCHAN, SUGANDIPURAM, DEVAPURAM IRAMNAMADU, ADAMPAN, MULLAYAVELI and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU recovered one hundred and sixty-eight anti personnel mines, seven 60 mm mortar bombs, six 120 mm mortar bombs, thirty-four 81 mm mortar bombs, eleven Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), two hundred and sixty RPG propellers, fifty 81 mm mortar chargers, one claymore mine weighing about 2.5 kg, five claymore mines of 1 kg each, three hundred and seven 81 mm Para bombs, four hundred and sixty rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, 750 lt of kerosene, 53 kg of C-4 explosives, twenty-eight unidentified chemical bottles of 3 liters each ......

  • Three New Meet Records Set Up at Army Athletic Meet


    Sri Lankan Javelin Thrower Nadeeka Lakmali from Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps(SLAWC) established a new meet record in the pole vault event on day one of the 50th Sri Lanka Army Inter-regiment Athletics Championship which began at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo yesterday. Nadeeka threw a distance of 57.57 metres to improve her last year record of 56.76 metres. Sachith Maduranga established a new meet record at the men's javelin at the 50th while Niluka Rajasekara established new meet record at Women's 5000m 16.43.05 seconds.......
     
     
  • More Houses in Jaffna Returned to Legitimate Owners


    23 more houses of civilians, hitherto used by Army troops serving under the 51 Division in the Jaffna peninsula on rent basis were handed over to the Divisional Secretariat for return to their respective legitimate owners during a brief ceremony on Saturday (25). Headquarters and Company bases......
     
  • Troops Clean Up Aiyanagar Hindu Temple Premises

    TROOPS of the 3rd Battalion, Vijayabha Infantry Regiment (VIR) that comes under 521 Brigade recently conducted two projects in Punidhanagar and Katkoolem areas in Jaffna. One was the self-help (Shramadana) programme to clean the Aiyanagar Hindu temple premises in Punidhanagar with the support of the public in the area and soldiers of the 3 VIR on 11th August 2009. Lunch packets for the people who participated in the programme were also provided by the 3 VIR unit.

  • Weerawila Holiday Resort Open to Officers


    The newly-renovated recently-opened Weerawila Holiday Resort is now operational and open to Army officers above the rank of Major, announces Directorate of Army Quartering (DAQ). Renovated and refurbished Weerawila Holiday Resort was re-opened recently after full refurbishment by the Commander of the Army after it was given a new facelift and expanded its all luxurious facilities.