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  • Resettled People Now Have Access to Religious Offerings

    Resettled people in remote Bogaswewa area, hitherto remained without a proper place of worship for offerings, spiritual solace and development, got three Buddha statues erected in dilapidated temples with the financial and technical support, extended by Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, MP, and the construction support of......
  • Secretary Defence Pays Courtesy Call on India's Defence Chiefs

    The formal visit of the high-level defence delegation to India, led by Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Secretary to Ministry of Defence for the 3rd ‘India-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue’, ended on a very successful note on Tuesday (22).  During the stay in India, the Sri Lankan Secretary to Ministry of Defence paid courtesy calls on the Minister of State for Defence of India Mr Rao Inderjit Singh and India’s National Security Advisor, Dr Ajit K. Doval.
  • Delegates for 'Defence Seminar on 5Rs' Start Arriving

    Delegates, scheduled to attend the Army organized ‘Defence Seminar on 5Rs’ (Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, Reconciliation) at Colombo Galadari Hotel, beginning Wednesday (8) morning, have commenced arriving in Sri Lanka since small hours of Tuesday (7). Brigadier-General Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Yussof bin Haji Abd Rahman, Brunei’s Commander of the Royal Land Forces, Major General Ahmed Shiyam, Chief of Defence Force.....
  • Commander Inspects Final Phases in the 'Resource Centre' Construction Project

    On the eve of the ceremonial opening of the new state-of-the-art vocational training institute, ‘Ranaviru Sampath Kendraya’ (Resource Centre for War Heroes) at Hendala, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya made an inspection tour to the site Saturday (11) morning, accompanied by several senior officers in order to receive an update on......

  • New Civil Affairs Office in 573 Brigade Area Begins to Function

    Giving a further boost to civilians living in Kandawalai Division Secretariat in the 573 Brigade Headquarters area, a new office for Civil Affairs Coordination was recently set up at Kandawalai, Kilinochchi. This new wing expects to coordinate civil affairs and find solutions to many civil-related issues as early as possible in coordination with state authorities, like the Division/District Secretariats.

  • New Jaffna Commander Assumes Office

    Major General Jagath Alwis, the newly-appointed Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) assumed his duties on Saturday (26) after a brief formal ceremony. After religious observances, Major General Alwis signified the acceptance of the office by placing his signature on an official document.
  • War Heroes Honoured by MIC Seva Vanitha Unit

    The Seva Vanitha Unit of Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) organized a War Heroes’ Remembrance ceremony Saturday (11) at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo with President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. Children of all fallen and wounded War Heroes of MIC received school books and.....

  • Mahamilankulam Primary School Receives School Uniforms

    Under the direction of the Commander Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ -W), troops of 211 Brigade distributed school uniforms for students of Mahamilankulam Primary School on Friday (02) at the Mahamilankulam Primary school premises. At the request made by the Army, Mr & Mrs Gamini Kariyawasam of Angulana Colombo sponsored this noble deed where 94 students from low-income families were benfited.
  • Mobile Dental Clinic Organized by Troops Serve More Than 235 Students

    The Civil Affairs Office at 521 Brigade, Point Pedro of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), intending to help children with oral health, organized a mobile dental clinic at Shiva Prakash Vidyalaya, Point Pedro on Tuesday (11). Conducted by Dr Srinivasan of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, it was joined by Dr S. Senthilkumaran, Dental Surgeon and several members of the medical staff at Manthikai Base Hospital.
  • Ex - LTTE Combatants to be Reintegrated to Society

    THE Government is set to announce a National Framework Proposal on the reintegration of ex-combatants into civilian life shortly. This will be a key element of its post-conflict peace building and development process. The envisioned policy intervention is designed to facilitate the reintegration of ex-combatants and contribute towards durable peace, by improving the employability of ex-combatants for civilian occupation, minimizing risk of socio-economic marginalization and ensuring them a smooth transition from military affiliations into larger communities.