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  • 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.
  • Army Ruggerites Carry Away ‘A’ Division Plate Championship Trophy

    Championship (Plate) Trophy of the Inter Club Rugby Tournament ‘A’ Division was clinched by Army ruggerites Sunday (16) evening at Havelock Grounds beating their rival, the Police team to 21-19. The Army team secured victory with 02 tries, 01 conversion and 03 penalties, most of them in the second half of the match, witnessed by a large gathering of spectators including Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.


  • KDU Enters into Historic MoU for Medical Officer Training

    GENERAL Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) marked another milestone in its history of twenty-eight years of lifespan today (2) when it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Ruhuna for training of its tri-service military medical students for the MBBS degree. The first batch of twenty-five KDU medical cadets are to enrol to the University of Ruhuna shortly to undergo training at its Faculty of Medicine until the infrastructure for medical training is ready at the KDU. 

  • New Commander Pays Courtesy Calls on CDS & Navy Commander

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army paid courtesy calls on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Jagath Jayasuriya and the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on Monday (19) after Lieutenant General Ratnayake assumed duties as the 20th Commander of the Army on 1 August 2013.During his meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, both of them exchanged mementoes as tokens of cooperation and goodwill.

  • 223, 232 & 233 Brigade Troops Give Helping Hand to Civilians

    223 Brigade of 22 Division and 233 Brigade of 23 Division under Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E) jointly assisted a team of devotees, led by Mrs Dhammika Gunaratne of the Presidential Secretariat who visited the Somawathiya temple recently for a religious ceremony. A Bodhi Pooja conducted by them invoked blessings on the President and all Sri Lankans for two days (Oct 1 – Oct 2).

  • 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.
  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball ‘Bronze’ at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • Army Athletes Shine & Win 5 Golds, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze

    Sri Lanka Army athletes, attending the Lusofonia Games in Goa, India won five Gold medals (4 x 100 m), one Silver medal (1500 m) and three Bronze medals (400 m hurdles), bringing honour to the country. Lance Corporal D.M.D Fernando (Triple Jump), Lance Bombardier R.D.U Surendra (4 x 100m), Private B.R.A Hasaranga (4 x 100m), Private A.S.M Ashrof (4 x 100m), Lance Corporal E.W.U Ratnakumari (400m), Warrant Officer II P.H Wimal (1500m), Sergeant K.M Gunathilake (400m hurdle), Lance Corporal H.K.M Herath (4 x 100m) and.....