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  • Special Forces Salute President Rajapaksa in Wanni

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, attending the Wanni District Development Review forum at the newly constructed auditorium at Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ - W), Vavuniya on Tuesday (19), was greeted with a Guard of Honour, accorded by valiant and battle-hardened soldiers of the Special Forces, who made history....

  • 'Poojaniyai Oba' Pays Tribute to Parents of Fallen War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) – initiated ‘Poojaniyai Oba - Mau Piya Upahara’ felicitation ceremony that paid tribute to a cross-section of the parents of fallen War Heroes of the Army, took place at Colombo Tower Hall Thursday (31) morning.
  • Newly Appointed Korean Ambassador Meets SFHQ-J Commander

    The newly appointed Korean Ambassador for Sri Lanka Mr. Chan Won Sam, during his maiden visit to the North, met the Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at the SFHQ-J premises, Palaly on Wednesday (5). Major General Perera, received the visiting diplomat on his arrival.....

  • Mobile Medical Clinic with Specialists Treats Over 1600 Civilians

    Army troops serving the 56 Division in Nedunkerni area under the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni assisted the conduct of a mobile medical clinic at the Nedunkerni Government Hospital on Saturday (28) with the participation of 25 medical specialists who were brought down from Colombo. The mobile clinic, organized by ‘Tharunyata Hetak’ organization under the chairmanship....
  • SVAB President Learns More from MoD Seva Vanitha President

    MRS. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) called on Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, President Seva Vanitha Branch at Ministry of Defence (MoD) in order to learn more of the ongoing MoD welfare projects. The meeting at the MoD office on Tuesday (4) focused on MoD housing, health and community projects and other welfare activities. Mrs. Jayasuriya who just took over the presidency in the SVAB exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and explored possibilities of further expanding the welfare scope related to War Heroes.  

  • Kilinochchi Students Interact with Counterparts in the South

    As part of the community oriented projects being effected by the Army for the welfare of Kilinochchi civilians, the 571 Brigade under the 57 Division recently organized a three-day educational tour for students at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya. Those Kilinochchi students, visiting the Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka Parliament, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, National Museum, National Zoological Gardens, National Film Corporation.....

  • SFHQ-West Troops Organize Special 'Duruthu Poya' Religious Programme

    Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) organized a ‘Dhamma’ preaching programme of Ven. Mawarale Bhaddiya Thero on account of Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day at the Army Temple (Bodhirajaramaya) in Panagoda on Sunday (4). More than 3000 members of the general public were present for the programme. Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff, senior officers, officers, other ranks of SFHQ-West and their family members participated in this religious event.
  • Dazzling "Tharu Dilena Reyak III" To Go On Boards at Nelum Pokuna

    'Tharu Dilena Reyak III’, the fund-raising musical extravaganza with a galaxy of popular vocalists and artistes is to be staged by the Sri Lanka Army in collaboration with the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on 29th December at Nelum Pokuna for the express purpose of harnessing financial support for construction of 'Abimansala' wellness resorts.
  • Area Headquarters Join Celebrating Army Day

    SECURITY FORCES Headquarters, Divisions and Brigades across the country had their own parallel 60th Anniversary commemorative ceremonies at respective locations on the Army Day (10) itself. The Jaffna 51 Division headquarters conducted a community work (Shramadana) in order to clean the Jaffna hospital surroundings on 9th October 2009. The following day’s ceremony gave pride of place to the Commander’s message and a tree planting campaign. A large number of officers and soldiers including Divisional Commander of the 51 Division and the Brigade Commander of 511 Brigade were present on those occasions.