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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.....

  • Rehabilitated LTTE Families Offered Incentives


    In what could be considered  as another community project, troops of the 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) and 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) jointly organized the distribution of farming utilities among needy Ichchalanpattu farmers, following sponsorship given by Mr. Upul Padmalal, a businessman in Australia.The distribution ceremony at Sampaha Maha Vidyalaya, Echchalanpattu on Wednesday (8) saw 4 cattle, 2 sewing machines.....
     
  • Army-Run 'Ranaviru' Apparels to Reach International Markets Soon

     
    Sri Lanka Army’s Ranaviru Apparel industries at Yakkala and Alawwa, run purely by disable Army personnel are to be upgraded and brought in line with international standards after quality of the products is raised under a new modernization programme.....
     
  • Sri Lanka Army Overall Rowing Champions


    Sri Lanka Army emerged the overall champions winnings both men's and women's segments at the 30th  Sri Lanka National Rowing Championships, conducted by the Amateur Rowing Association on the waters of the Diyawanna Oya. The 30th National Rowing Championship was held during 24 - 26 September at Diyawanna lake with the participation.....

  • With Renewed Glimmers of New Hopes Curtains Come Down on 'Army Para Games - 2013'


    Unswerving moral courage and insatiable aptitude for multiple athletic skills of some 845 differently able Army War Heroes of our times who showcased their talents in the 16th “Sri Lanka Army Para Games – 2013”, reached a climax on Thursday (26) evening when selected athletes in the 4-month long tournament, vied for supremacy, amid huge enthusiasm and excitement at the Sugathadasa Stadium.
  • Mi 24s Role in Eelam War IV Emphasised

    THE Hingurakgoda-based Mi 24 helicopter gunship squadron played a critical role in the recently concluded eelam war IV with nearly 400 missions in the Northern and Eastern theatres. Known as the No 09 squadron, it had caused devastating losses in coordinated attacks directed at fortified LTTE positions situated close to what Wing Commander Sampath Thuycontha, Commanding Officer of the squadron called forward location of own troops.’ In an interview with The Island, the veteran flyer said that despite having a range of weapons, including dedicated anti-aircraft guns the LTTE never succeeded in threatening their operations.

  • Defence Services Games - 2012 Ends With New Records & Hopes


    The closing ceremony and presentation of awards to the winners of the Defence Services Games 2012 took place Wednesday (5) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo with President’s Secretary Mr. Lalith Weerathunga, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.The final ceremony had all the hallmarks of a cultural pageant and a show of sports talents as musical bands and dancers of tri-services.......
  • Pakistan Chief of Naval Staff Now in Sri Lanka on Tour Calls on Commander


    Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila, HI (M) L’Honneur NI (M), Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan, now in Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Navy,  paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Friday (13)  afternoon at Army Headquarters. Major General L.B.R. Mark, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullativu, Brigadier D.T. Gamage, Director Personnel Administration.....
  • 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......

  • 'Yoga' Course Ends with Award of Certificates


    The closing ceremony of the Yoga training session of the Security Force Headquarters-Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) ended with award of certificates on Tuesday (9). The ceremony, held at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) school was headed by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......