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  • Tri-Service War Heroes Get 94 More 'Api Wenuwen Api' New Houses in Ratnapura District

    Ninety-four new houses, erected in the Ratnapura District under the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ project as a tribute to the War Heroes of the Army, Navy and Air Force, were vested in the recipients on Saturday (2) during a grand ceremony at Ratnapura, Uduwatta Mihindu Maha Vidyalaya esplanade, headed by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ housing project, initiated by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development has been engaged in constructing.....

  • Now, Determined to Throw Weight Behind 'Nation-Building War' Army Celebrates Its 64th Anniversary

    Sri Lanka Army, the much-respected and admired saviour of the Nation and now, the most-sought service provider of the country, marked its 64th Anniversary and Army Day on Thursday (10) morning, during a colourful parade at CR & FC ground, Colombo 7. The series of anniversary ceremonies that began in the final week of September, giving pride of place to religious observances at Sri Dalada Maligawa, Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya, Kirivehera, Kataragma Devalaya..... 
  • Interest Free Loans for War Hero Families

    Paying tribute to the valiant efforts of security personnel who had lost life and limb for the nation, the MOD Seva Vanitha Unit felicitated 54 deserving spouses, family and individuals, providing them with interest free loans worth of Rs. 300,000/= each The loans were presented to 32 Army, 08 Navy, 04 Air Force and......

  • Memory of War Heroes Revered at Cenotaph as National Victory Day Anniversary Events Culminate

    VALOR and gallantry of War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police received a deep reverence at the cenotaph at Battaramulla Parliament ground on Friday (18) afternoon as the second leg of the National Victory Day anniversary ceremonies. Just a couple of hours after the day’s main ceremony at Galle Face Green was over, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Navy Commander, Army Commander.....

  • 23 Div Troops Assist Bishop House Construction

    The newly-constructed Bishop House, assisted by troops of the 23 Division at the St. Peter’s Church, Vakarai, was declared open by Bishop of Batticaloa, Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah on Sunday (10). Following a request made by the Bishop for assistance, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division......
  • Thousands of Tigers in Welfare Centres -“ Maj.Gen. Daya Ratnayake

    THE newly appointed Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Daya Ratnayake said that several thousand LTTE cadres could be still among nearly 300,000 civilians accommodated at welfare centres in the north. Addressing a press conference at the Information Department, Ratnayake said that once the Police and the Army had completed the ongoing screening process the numbers of LTTE cadres in government custody could go up as high as 20,000. The serving officer said that though as of yesterday (30) there had been 9796 men and women held at 12 detention centres in the Vavuniya region, this figure could go beyond 15,000.

  • Troops Clean up Hospital Premises

    Troops serving 221 and 222 Brigades of 22 Division under the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) organized a mammoth Shramadana campaign to clean Ichchalanpattu hospital and Sunandarama temple in 22 Division area during two days. (June 15-16) Ichchalanpattu hospital staff joined hands together with Army troops to conduct the campaign.
  • Rousing Receptions Greet Sri Lanka's Army Chief in Bangladesh

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, now in Bangladesh at the invitation of his counterpart in the Bangladesh Army, paid courtesy calls on Bangladesh’s Chief of Navy Staff Vice Admiral Muhammad Farid Habib and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at their separate Headquarters in the Senakunja Station Headquarters, Dhaka Cantonment.