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  • 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.....
  • 23 SLLI Conducts 'Shramadana' Campaign

    Troops serving 23 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) in the 591 Brigade of 59 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), with the joint cooperation of Mullaittivu Trade Association and Private Bus Association, organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the Mullaittivu town area recently.
  • Trincomalee 'Dansela' Treats More Than 15,000 People

    Troops serving 221, 222, 223, 224 Brigades under 22 Division in Trincomalee served rice and curry, free of charge to all pedestrians around Anuradhapura Junction at Trincomalee on account of Poson Full Moon Poya Day (23). On the directions of Brigadier Aruna Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division, more than 15,000 people of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim ethnicities were treated to meals. 

  • Dr. Shanmugarajah Gives Evidence Before the LLRC: 'We Served Pregnant Mothers Even During Last Stages of War, no Mortality'

    Dr. V. Shanmugarajah, who worked as the Medical Superintendent of the District General Hospital in Mullaitivu during the war in Wanni (Sept. 2006 to May 15, 2009) appearing before the LLRC on November 18 at the Kadirgamar Institute of Foreign Relations said that he and the staff with support of the health volunteers had ensured that neither pregnant mothers nor their babies died during the last phase of the war in Wanni. He said that all medical supplies and medicine including antibiotics for children had been sent by the Government of Sri Lanka.....

  • Civilians & Students Assisted with Dry Ration Packets & Cleaning Campaigns

    More than 25 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ - E) assisted the distribution of school items and drinking water bottles among 411 families in Vijayapura and Dadayamtalawa in the Uhana Divisional Secretariat area of Ampara on Saturday (20). Sponsorship for those school items and.......
  • Signallers Excelled in Sports Receive Army and Regimental Colours

    Sri Lanka Signals Corps (SLSC) held its second Colours Night on December (29) at Panagoda with Major General (Retd) C. J. Abeyrathne gracing the ceremony as the Chief Guest. 24 Officers and soldiers of the SLSC received Army Colours from the Chief Guest for their outstanding performances in various sports while 75 more received Regimental colours for various.... 
  • SLEME War Heroes' Children Show their Colours

    “Viru Daru Vivida Prasangaya”, a children’s variety show organized by Sri Lanka Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) to display skills of their own kids was held Saturday (24) evening at the Royal College auditorium, Colombo.The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, the President, Seva Vanitha Branch, Ministry of Defence. She was received on her arrival by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, the President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch.

  • Religious Activities Marked 11th Anniversary

    The Security Force Headquarters –East (SFHQ-E) marked its anniversary with series of  religious and formal activities, following a  pooja at the Dewalaya –Minneriya, on Saturday (25), under the patronage of the Commander, SFHQ-E. A colourful procession prior to the Pirith chanting ceremony was concluded with an alms giving on Sunday (26). Further, a blood donation campaign was held on Tuesday (28).

  • 10 Year Old Girl Rescued from a Well While Drowning

    A ten-year old Tamil school girl was rescued by  troops of the 20 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the 59 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu on Thursday (25) morning  in spite grave risks, posed to their own lives when she accidentally fell into a well at Keppapilavi Maha Vidyalaya in the general area of Keppapilavi, Mullaittivu. This incident happened while the troops of 20 GW troops were engaged in a house constructing project launched in the area.