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  • SFHQ-KLN Commander Opens New Officers' Mess at 663 Brigade

    Commander of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) declared opened the newly constructed Officers’ Mess at 663 Brigade of the 66 Division in the SFHQ-KLN on Sunday (1). General Officer Commanding of 66 Division, Brigade Commander and staff officers of the 663 Brigade attended the occasion.
  • Kilinochchi English Training Programme Continues

    A total of 122 students learning in Grade 3 - 9 classes in Kallaru Tamil Madya Maha Vidyalaya underwent a specially-organized English Language training programme, initiated by the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The programme on Thursday (8) at this school is part of the training project, being launched by the SFHQ-KLN for the benefit of Kilinochchi students who are weak in English.
  • Pakistan NDU Delegation Visits Jaffna and Kandy

    The 21 member delegation of Pakistan National Defence University (NDU) who were recently in Sri Lanka headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar recently visited Jaffna peninsula. During the visit, the delegation arrived at the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) and met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J.
  • New House for War Hero Gifted

    THE FAMILY of late War Hero Lance Corporal G.K.M.S.S. Bandara of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) was overjoyed when their relative’s next of kin received an invaluable gift by way of a new house for the family. Following an initiative taken by Major General J.C. Rambukpotha, Commander, Security Forces, East (SFHQ-E), many sponsors assisted the SFHQ-E for the construction of this new house for the War Hero’s family. The house was gifted to the family on 16th January 2010 during a simple ceremony.    

  • First School of Logistics in the Army Founded; Maiden Course Inaugurated

    Sri Lanka Army’s first School of Logistics, designed to groom officers with a sound competence and professionalism in the field of logistics, saw its birth in Trincomalee on Monday (9), adding a new chapter for effective and efficient implementation of the Army’s logistic responsibilities. Monday’s ceremonial opening of the Army School of Logistics by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as Chief Guest on the.....


  • Kilinochchi Troops Hold Several New Year Festivals

    Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with several of its formations, held separate New Year Festivals on Tuesday (14) and Friday (17) in respective areas. The main SFHQ-KLN had its ceremony at SFHQ premises on Friday (17) under the auspices of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN as......
  • 1st SLAWC Players Win Netball Championship

    Woman netball players of 1st Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps and 2nd Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps during their finals at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium Colombo Wednesday (9) evening showed their talents before a large gathering of sports-lovers. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, together with Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) graced the finals as Chief Guest at the invitation of the Army Netball Committee.
  • CDS Calls on SFHQ -“ W Commander

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetillake with a view to taking stock of development and defence rules in the Wanni visited the Security Forces Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Friday (1). The visiting CDS was received on arrival by Major General MHSB Perera, Security Force Commander (Wanni) where he was greeted to a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour. During his stay there.....

  • Minister of Justice & Attorney General Visit SFHQ-W

    Mr Wijayadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice, together with Mr Y.J.W Wijayathilaka, Attorney General on Thursday (11) laid foundation stones for the Attorney General’s residential quarters in Vavuniya which is going to be built by Wanni troops. They were warmly received by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the Vauniya Air Force Base. Three Buddhist monks, together with Catholic Hindu and Islam clergies also attended the foundation-laying ceremony.