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  • Govt. Continues Rehabilitation of Ex-LTTE Combatants

    THE government has sought the assistance of UN agencies, International donors and local business community to rehabilitate over 11,000 ex-LTTE cadres, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Daya Ratnayake stated. The government rehabilitated a large number of ex-LTTE cadres who had surrendered themselves over past two years and most of them were sent abroad for employment after successful completion of vocational training programmes. Meanwhile, the government collaborating with the Ministry of Justice.....

  • First Batch of ASL Graduates Pass Out in Colourful Ceremony

    Effective and efficient implementation of logistic responsibilities of the Army, received an inspirational boost when the first batch of 24 officers in the Logistics Staff Course - I, trained at the Army School of Logistics (ASL) in Trincomalee, passed out in a colourful ceremony, held at the Defence Services College, Colombo 2 Monday (22) evening.
  • Blood Collected from Soldiers Given to Vavuniya & Kurunegala Hospitals

    With the sheer intention of providing blood to the patients in Vavuniya, officers, other ranks and civil members serving the 56 Division at Kokkeliya under Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni organized a blood donation camp at 56 Division Headquarters a few days ago. Medical and nursing staff at Anuradhapura hospitals supported the project and made arrangements accordingly. 165 personnel of the 56 Division donated blood during the clinic.....
  • 662 Brigade Treats Kilinochchi Public with Christmas Carols

    Soldiers serving 662 Brigade, sharing the spirit of Christmas with the youth of Kilinochchi, organized a grand Carol service at Shivanagar Sports Grounds Sunday (23) eve to mark the Holy Birth of Jesus Christ. The Christmas Carols attended by a large number of people in the area was also witnessed by the General Officer Commanding 66 Division, Brigadier A. M. R. Dharmasiri, Commander 662 Brigade, Colonel N. P. Akuranthilaka and senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army.
  • Outgoing Korean Ambassador Greets Commander

    The outgoing Ambassador for Republic of Korea, Mr Arjuna Jongmoon Choi, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (25) evening before his departure on the completion of his tenure in Sri Lanka. Mr Jongmoon Choi during his three-year long stint in Sri Lanka took much interest.....
  • Jaffna Troops Invoke Blessings on Their Commander-in-Chief

    A representative gathering of 1000 soldiers swearing the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) attended a Boodhi Pooja organized at the Sri Naga Viharaya, Jaffna in connection with the 4thanniversary of office and the birthday of their Commander-in-Chief, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (18).......
  • Panagoda Army Families Grow Vegetables & Fruits

    A programme to encourage residents in the Panagoda Kendalanda Army residential quarters for domestic vegetable-cultivations got underway throughout Tuesday (26), accompanied by a well-planned awareness programme plus a contest to select the best gardening family. The programme.....
  • China Donates more De-mining Equipment to Army Engineers

    ARMY ENGINEERS, prime movers engaged in the arduous task of removing LTTE laid minefields since beginning of De-mining projects received further teeth when China during a brief ceremony Monday (1) morning donated a stock of 50 De-mining Detectors and 50 De-mining Protective Equipment for the use of Army De-miners, now conducting humanitarian de-mining operations in the North.

  • Archaeologists Find Buddhist Ruins in Kilinochchi

    Archaeologists in the Northern Province have affirmed that the ruins recovered from Shivanagar, Uriththirapuram in Kilinochchi, containing slates, stacks of ancient bricks, Sri Paada symbols, etc, belong to the historic Polonnaruwa era. 20 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops of the 662 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) came across the site lying in their area of responsibility.....
  • Viru Daru Society Celebrates Christmas with a Grand Carol Service

    To coincide with forthcoming Christmas celebrations, Viru Daru Society, the recently inaugurated Juniors Club of Sri Lanka Army comprising War Heroes’ Children, organized a Christmas Carol Friday (16) evening at Defence Services School, Slave Island, Colombo. The Chief Guest for the event was the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya.