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  • Rifle Corps Headquarters Welcomes the First Visit of an Army Chief to Its Premises

     The Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC), origins of which date back to the colonial era when British planters in the central highlands of then Ceylon formed the Ceylon Rifle Corps in 1887 as a volunteer (reserve) regiment, turned a new lease of life on Saturday (30) when its Kandy Headquarters for the first time of its history received a Commander of the Army as a Chief Guest.

  • Army Recruits Mullaittivu Youths as Tradesmen

    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaittivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. The recruit training will continue for 16 weeks under the supervision of the 15 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA).

    THE second Court Martial hearing charges against General Sarath Fonseka resumed its sittings at Navy Headquarters Monday morning (19). The counsel for defence made his submissions with regard to the objections raised by them in respect of the jurisdiction of the Court. Prosecution is to make oral submissions when the case is taken up tomorrow (20) again at 9.30 a.m. Court adjourned its sittings accordingly.

  • Army Cricketers Among CEAT Award Recipients

    Several Sri Lanka Army teams and cricketers during the recent annual CEAT award ceremony, organized by Sri Lanka Cricket at Waters Edge, Battaramulla received accolades. The Army team, who became the runners-up in the under 23 cricket tournament (category II), was awarded a trophy during the ceremony. Captain of the team Private D.K.R.C Jayasinghe (6 Sri Lanka Artillery) received the trophy on behalf of the team.
  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
  • Sri Lankan Troops in Haiti Improvise Life Saving Craft & Receive Commendation

    Emergency contingency plans and methods, introduced and improvised by Sri Lankan UN peace-keeping troops, currently serving Haiti to rescue victims in the event of any potential threat of hurricanes, have won high praise from senior UN  officials and other visiting heads of missions. A life saving craft,  specifically designed and made by Haiti-based Sri Lanka.....
  • LTTE Kills Two Soldiers during Two-Day Humanitarian Pause

    MULLAITTIVU: BELITTLING the forty eight-hour humanitarian pause declared by His Excellency the President as Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces during Sinahala and Hindu New Year festival, LTTE snipers in the “No Fire Zone” fired and killed one more soldier in VADUKKAI area on the New Year day (14) morning. His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Mahinda Rajapaksa had instructed Security Forces to refrain from offensive operations against the LTTE on the 13th and 14th. However, hours after it was declared, LTTE sniped and killed one soldier serving in a distant defensive position in PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU on Monday (13) morning. One more soldier sustained injuries due to LTTE artillery fire directed from the “No Fire Zone”. (See Situation Report on 13th April 2009).