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  • DSCSC Launches Its Official Website

    Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, whose motto prepares War Heroes ‘To War with Wisdom and Knowledge’ recently marked one more milestone when this prestigious seat of learning launched its official website (www.dscsc.lk) during a brief ceremony. Mr. R.M.S. Ratnayake, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence.....
  • Before Retirement More Get Vocational Training


    One more batch of Army personnel about to go on retirement after their period of service in the Army underwent vocational training programmes during January 19 - July, 2015 at the Non Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS), Kalaoya. 76 Army personnel who are about to retire after 22 years of service in the Army under this scheme received training in the spheres....
  • 23 HARDCORE TIGER TERRORISTS SURRENDER

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    MULLAITTIVU:
    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. 

  • The Only Govt that Upheld Forces' Dignity - Army Commander


    There has never been a government in Sri Lanka's post independence history that has upheld the dignity  of members of the tri forces as the present one did, Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said yesterday. He added that even after the lapse of time following the elimination of terrorism the government provides still......
     
     
  • Countdown to Final 'Ranaviru Real Star' Mission IV Kicked Off with First Segment

     
    The countdown to the year's mega talent show, "Ranaviru Real Star" Mission IV with its first 18 finalists began after opening the SMS channel for voting Wednesday (26) night at Ratmalana Sri Lanka Air Force base studio. None other than its conceptual architect, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, together with Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army.....
     
  • FIRST SERVING GENERAL IN COMMANDER CAPACITY HONOURED

    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.  

  • Puthukkudiyiruppu Madya Maha Vidyalaya After De-mining Work Back to Life


    682 Brigade troops soon after the green signal was received from those de-miners in the area conducted a collective Shramadana campaign and renovated all the class rooms in this school which remained hitherto abandoned since de-mining work was on in the area. Brigadier K.P.A Jayasekara, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division who took the initiative in this regard ceremonially opened the school. ...
     
  • Beruwala People Erect War Hero Monument to Immortalize Memories of Fallen War Heroes

     
    Concerned and grateful members of the public in Magalkanda, Maggona immortalized the sacrifices of tri-service War Heroes of the Beruwala electorate by erecting a unique monument, jointly with members of the Kudamagalkanda Buddhist Association and the Janadiriya Sahana Seva Padanama. The project, initiated and funded by two members of the Kudamagalkanda Buddhist Association, Messrs D. Nayana Kumara and S.M Chandana, voluntarily, venerates the memory of all tri-service personnel of the area by engraving a photo of each departed War Hero on the special Beruwala monument.

  • Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People


    Two donation programmes were held with the assistance of the 551 Brigade in Jaffna area on 21 February. The donations were sponsored by ‘Janasarana’ Foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company. One donation programme was held at the Methodist Mission Mixed school in Mathanai where school items including whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sportswear were donated to the school.
  • De-mining Goes on Smoothly

    MILITARY SPOKESMAN Major General Prasad Samarasinghe said the Army is now engaged in mine clearing operations along the A-9 Road from Paranthan to Elephant Pass and to Muhamalai. They also cover certain other areas in the North-Thunukkai, Manthivu, Oddusudan and Kokkavil. “Around 1,000 troops engaged in the de-mining operation have cleared approximately 200sq km in the Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Mannar districts using 29 de-mining machines.