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    23 TIGER terrorists, unable to survive the onslaught of the advancing troops surrendered to the troops this morning (26) immediately after the troops ordered them to lay down arms after the capture of VALAYANMADAM area. Those terrorists including 17 males and 06 females with their weapons however surrendered to the troops after they were encircled.  With their surrender, two-hundred more trapped civilians were also rescued by the troops immediately after the enemy’s surrender. 

  • Public Warned of Flags Sold to Help Injured Soldiers

    THE Ranaviru Seva Authority  yesterday asked the public to be aware of con men who are selling flags stating they are collecting funds to help the injured soldiers. Ranaviru Seva Authority President Major General Palitha Fernando told a news conference yesterday that no permission is given to any state organisation or any other institution other than the Ranaviru Authority to collect funds for the soldiers. “We have been informed of these fraudulent acts and we ask the public to be informed and aware of this situation,” he said. The authority has made arrangements to issue a flag to mark the Ranviru Day on June 7 this year. “This is the only flag which is authorized by the government,” Major General Fernando added. 

  • Army Daily Mail Dispatch To Go Digital

    Sri Lanka Army, making drastic changes to its traditional Daily Mail Dispatch Service, is to go digital, beginning from April 1, 2015, in all island-wide Army formations where Army data network facilities are available, following instructions given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva to the Chief Signal Officer of the Army and the Directorate of Information Technology.
  • Troops Serving SFHQ-Central Attend Lecture on 'Human Rights'

    Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) listened to a special lecture on ‘Human Rights’, delivered by Mr I.W.M Jagath Wickramasinghe, Coordinating Officer, Human Rights Commission, Badulla at the auditorium, of Gemunu Regiment (GW) Battalion Headquarters, Diyatalawa organized by SFHQ-C on Thursday (29).
  • Army's Bronze Medalist Promoted to Rank of Sergeant; Army Cash Gifts to be Awarded by HE, President

    Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya, who carved a niche for himself in the annals of Sri Lanka’s Paralympic History, by bringing the first-ever Bronze Medal, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (13) morning, in less than 20 hours of his arrival in his motherland. His meeting with the Army Chief in the company of a host of senior officers was considered a twice-blessed event since....

  • Seva Vanitha Meets Differently Able War Heroes at Kuruwita

    With a view to inquiring into well-being of those differently-able War Heroes at the Kuruwita Gemunu Watch (GW) Regimental Centre, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), President Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, in the company of several senior Army Officers from different Directorates, visited Kuruwita this morning (16). The SVAB’s popularly called, “Mobile Service” also took place during this visit. The project identified hitherto unresolved issues and problems of.....

  • Russian Donation to Army De-miners Expected to Speed Up De-mining in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLAHDU), the only government and indigenous self-reliant organization, engaged in Sri Lanka’s de-mining work, received a heartening stimulus when the Russian Federation, appreciative of de-mining roles in Sri Lanka, donated four MV4 machines, fast moving spares, 100 jackets, 100 metal detectors and 100 visor helmets to the Army on Thursday (3) at Ministry of Defence and Urban Development grounds, Colombo 3.
  • British Envoy Calls at Jaffna Headquarters

    British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. James Dauris during a visit to the north called at Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (29) morning at the SFHQ-J, Palaly. The visiting diplomat received an update on the roles and tasks of the Security Forces in the peninsular.
  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Recuperating War Heroes

    COMMANDER OF THE ARMY Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in the company of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), accompanied by several senior members of the SVAB visited War Heroes who were injured during the victorious humanitarian operations, but still under medical treatment at Military Hospital, Colombo this morning (24). This is the first visit of Lieutenant General Jayasuriya to the Military Hospital after he assumed duties as Commander of the Army. During the visit, Army Commander shared a couple of views with War Heroes in hospital and every one of them was given a gift parcel containing fruits and chocolates.  Lieutenant General Jayasuriya also made specific inquiries into the facilities at the hospital, provided to the patients and other necessary improvements need to be done to the hospital in the future.  

  • 50 More New Houses Given to Wanni People

    A 50 newly constructed houses in Periyakulam, Kanagarayankulam were given away to the beneficiaries Saturday (20) morning by Minister of Industry & Commerce Mr. Rishad Baddiudeen after handing over the keys of the houses symbolically. The houses constructed with the assistance of ‘Thisarana Sarana Foundation’ were coordinated by General Officer Commanding 56 Division.....