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    THE SECOND Court Martial hearing charges against General Sarath Fonseka resumed its sittings Friday (9) afternoon at Navy Headquarters. The tribunal comprising Major General Milinda Peiris (President), Major General S.W.L. Daulagala and Major General M. Hathurusinghe will re-commence its hearings on .....

  • Army Coordinates Loan Scheme of 'Namaste' Organization

    10 civilians, selected from low-income group families in Tharanikulam area of the 611 Brigade under the 61 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) received interest-free loans for self-employment, following initiatives taken by the 611 Brigade Headquarters. Patronage of the ‘Namaste’ non-governmental organization, chaired by Mr Chutta Rathnathinkam.....
  • President Inaugurates 'Deyata Kirula - 2014' Exhibition at Kuliyapitiya

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the conceptual architect of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict rejuvenation, ceremonially opened the 8th ‘Deyata Kirula - 2014’ at Kuliyapitiya Friday (21) evening, amidst a sea of heads, eagerly awaiting to visit the site exhibits. First Lady Ms. Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa......

  • Sri Lanka's UN Observers Mark Independence

    Sri Lanka’s UN observers in Western Sahara (MINURSO) on account of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day held a special ceremony to commemorate the event. Lieutenant Colonel Nalin Herath, Major Ishara Weliwita and Major Ruwan Gunaratne who are currently serving under the MINURSO, hoisted the National Flag on 4 February 20s15 and saluted it before.....
  • 'Establishment of New Army Camps Expedites Return of Civil Buildings,' says Commander

    The newly-built Headquarters complex of the 68 Division at Sugandirapuram, Puthukudiyiruppu was ceremonially handed over to the use of gallant soldiers in the Army by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (22) morning when he visited there as Chief Guest. The establishment of the new HQ complex is in conformity with the government’s strategy of reinforcing the security infrastructure across the country to meet with any future challenges. The visit of the Commander also coupled with his intention to personally inquire into the progress, made in relation to the Army contribution to the ongoing development projects under ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ programme....

  • Medical Clinic Treats More Than 225 Civilians in Puthumattalan

    More than 225 civilians attended a mobile medical clinic organized at Puthumattalan Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School on Saturday (3). Initiated by 68 Division Headquarters commanded by Brigadier T.J Nanayakkara, General Officer Commanding, a team of 8 doctors with 17 pharmacists, headed by Dr Anula Wijesundara, Consultant Physician, examined more than 225 patients and prescribed medicine to them.
  • 1st SLAWC Players Win Netball Championship

    Woman netball players of 1st Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps and 2nd Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps during their finals at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Colombo Wednesday (9) evening showed their talents before a large gathering of sports-lovers. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, together with Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) graced the finals as Chief Guest at the invitation of the Army Netball Committee.
  • New Year Festival in 552 Brigade Held

    Troops of the 552 Brigade, like Army-organized other New Year festivals, conducted their own Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at Iyyakachchi junction grounds on Sunday (26) on a grand scale. Brigadier D.A.P.N. Dematanpitiya, Commander, 552 Brigade graced the joyous event as the Chief Guest. The SFHQ-J has given its support to the arrangement.

  • Ground Preparations On For Monumental Anuradhapura 'Ranaviru Seya'

    The eternal monument of veneration for the memory of fallen War Heroes, the ‘Ranaviru Seya’ (pagoda dedicated for  war heroes) at Anuradhapura, close to the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, is to be a reality soon as ground preparations got underway on Thursday (11) after the first sod was cut for its construction. Commander of the Army.....

  • Profits from Agri Products Go to New 'Abimansala - 3' Project

    The recently-founded Army Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock, offering its appreciative share towards the construction of ‘Abimansala - 3’ (wellness resort) for permanently dependent War Heroes in Pangolla, donated Rs 1 million as part of the proceeds, earned from agricultural products to the ‘Brave Hearts’ project.