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  • 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.....


    Flash !

    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. 

  • 'Foundation for Civilian Bravery' Honours Three Army Personnel & Nine Civilians

    The 21st National Civilian Bravery Awards ceremony that recognizes, honours and felicitates civilians who risk their own lives to save others from peril, gave away lifetime awards to 12 civilians, including 3 Army personnel during a glittering ceremony at Defence Service College auditorium Thursday (11) afternoon.

    FOR A NATION that has been held captive by a bunch of inhuman terrorists for over three decades, dedication and commitment amply displayed by thousands of heroic Army troops was the only solace peace – loving people in Sri Lanka have had all this time.  The country’s fate, thanks to the unmatched leadership, courage, determination and more importantly because of the commitment of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Tri Service chiefs, turned towards a momentous path of victory.  

  • 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......

  • 42 Officers Receives BSW Badges

    42 officers who successfully completed The Battalion Support Weapon (BSW) course No.66 at the Infantry Training Center (ITC), Minneriya received badges during a ceremony held on Saturday at the ITC auditorium  from Brigadier L.A.N.S Wanigasinghe, Commandant, ITC and Lieutenant Colonel H.P.I Perera, Commanding Officer.


    (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......