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  • Jaffna Based Army Battalions Built 680 New Houses to be Handed Over Soon

    THE MEGA PROJECT for construction of 680 new houses for poverty-ridden families who have arrived in the Jaffna peninsula for resettlement is fast nearing completion, as each Jaffna-based Army battalion has undertaken the responsibility for erection of 15 houses when the project was launched on 1st March 2010. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces, Jaffna......

  • Tamil Woman Soldiers Among Workshop Participants

    A few more than 100 woman soldiers of the 6 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) recently attended a workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ at Nelum Piyasa auditorium of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). Following new initiatives taken by the SFHQ-KLN, Emotional Intelligence Institute with......
  • Glittering 'Army Colours Night - 2011' Recognizes Exceptional Talents & Awards Laurels

    The most glittering and much-awaited award ceremony in the Army calendar, the ‘Army Colours Night - 2011’ with its theme ‘Reconciliation Through Spotrs’ presented colours and laurels to those who outshone in the field of Army sports on Thursday (5) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium to a packed audience of distinguished invitees, retired senior officers, Army officers, relatives of laureates, hundreds of sportsmen/women and other invitees.
  • IPKF Soldiers Killed in 'Operation Pawan' Remembered at Palaly

    Soldiers of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) who paid the supreme sacrifice during their mission in Sri Lanka between July 1987 - March 1990 were remembered at a brief, but solemn ceremony on June 5 2015 at the newly-erected IPKF monument in Palaly.
  • Army Survived All Conspiracies Thanks to HE & Secretary Defence - Commander

    General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Tuesday (9) went to the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) at Welikanda, in order to symbolically bid farewell to the troops serving the east before he takes office as the Chief of Defence Staff, beginning August 1, 2013.  Talking to them, the Commander refreshed the memories..............
  • More War Heroes & Their Families Honoured by President Rajapaksa

    HIS EXCELLENCY the President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose unchallenged leadership that brought about peace to the country, once again honoured fallen and still working War Heroes Sunday (11) morning after opening a mega housing project, close to the hill capital, Kandy. President Rajapaksa symbolically handed over the keys of a newly built house, using funds from ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ project which was constructed by Engineering Services Regiment (ESR) with the coordination of the Seva Vanitha Branch, Ministry of Defence (MoD).

  • Army's Newest 'Resource Centre' to Begin Its Vocational Training Programmes Soon

    Plans are afoot by the Army to set up a fully-fledged vocational training centre, ‘Ranaviru Sampath Kendraya’ (Resource Centre for War Heroes) for the express purpose of tapping potential of the Army’s disable and retired personnel. The project, a novel concept proposed by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, is to be established in Hendala area.....
  • More Training Programmes for Army Retirees

    The Non Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS), Kalaoya concluded one more training programme, based on ‘Spiritual Bio-dynamic Traditional Agriculture’ for officers and other ranks who will shortly retire from the service with the support of the ‘Sanasa Nature Farm’ (Sobadaham Govipala) at Ukuwela on Monday (3). 17 Army personnel followed this 4-month long course, intended to further enhance their knowledge on farming and earn an additional income upon retirement. Award of certificates to those Army personnel upon successful completion of their training took place during a ceremony on Monday (3) held at NCOTS main Auditorium, Kalaoya.
  • Massive Terrorist Explosives & 31 Dead Tigers Found

    MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS continuing their search and clear operations in the general areas of KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAL, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, UDAYARKATTUKULAM and VAVUNAVILLU Friday (8) uncovered thirty-one LTTE dead bodies, thirty-two T-56 weapons, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), four Multi Purpose Machine Guns (MPMG), one 12.7 weapon, one 40 mm grenade launcher, two I-com sets, two claymore mines, three T-56 magazines, two detonators and two maps.