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  • First ‘Elle’ Tournament in Jaffna Ends in Impressive Manner

    The first of its model, ‘Elle Carnival’ with 28 island-wide Elle teams of reputation, including woman teams after a mammoth showdown in their tournament at Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium, ended with an impressive note amidst a large gathering on Sunday (6). On the guidelines given by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake for promotion of ‘Reconciliation through Sports’.....
  • Water Pumps & Money Gifted to Resettled Families

    Mr. Namal Rajapaksa Chairman ‘Tharunyayata Hetak’ youth organization recently visited newly-resettled families in Adampan, Mannar. During his tour, 432 families received monetary donations and 103 more families were gifted with water pumps for agriculture development. Mr. Namal Rajapaksa also reviewed the progress of seminars organized by ‘Tharunyayata Hetak’ for the students sitting for their.....

  • President Rajapaksa, Chief Guest at Army ‘Poson’ Devotional Song Presentation

    A PRESENTATION of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at Army Headquarters ground by Army personnel on Monday (21) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests, including HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs Rajapaksa....

  • 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 Refutes Tiger Propaganda on Chemical Weapons

    COLOMBO: PRO-TIGER (LTTE) mouthpieces worldwide, unable to digest the humiliating defeat in the hands of Sri Lankan Security Forces, have been once again trying to tarnish the Sri Lanka Army image saying that it has ‘extensively used chemical weapons’ against Tigers in Puthukudirippu, the last bastion of Tiger terrorists. The Sri Lanka Army categorically denies LTTE’s baseless allegations outright and strongly affirms that the Army.....

  • School Students & Temple Premises Receive Army Help

    Troops of the 231 Brigade of 23 Division distributed a stock of school accessories among 200 students at Mangalagama school in Eravur Paththu on Sunday (18). 231 Brigade troops on the instructions of its Commander sponsored the distribution in consultation with relevant Gramaseva officials.

  • Army to Join National Dengue Control Week Following Request

    One more phase of the Army-Health Department combined ‘National Mosquito Control Week (March 23-29)’ commenced today (23) with its inaugural ceremony at Seevali Maha Vidyalaya, Vanathamulla, Borella. A special Press briefing that followed afterwards outlined the series of lined up awareness programmes and different island-wide activities. The media briefing took place Wednesday morning at the Health Education Bureau, headed by Hon Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Healthcare  and Nutrition, Deputy Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition, Hon Lalith Dissanayake......


    (Press Release )

    IT has been brought to the notice of the defence authorities that certain pro-LTTE and anti-Security Forces websites continue to burn the midnight oil by way of publishing various concocted stories, replete with hypotheses and utterly false fabricated stories. The latest were a series of purposely planted such stories and emails being published in a website called “Sri Lanka Guardian”, in which a new version to the consequences that led to Prabhakaran’s death has been concocted......