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  • SFHQ-KLN Enlightens Troops on DAA in the Organization

    In order to educate the officers and other ranks on the roles and tasks of Division Administration Area (DAA) of the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), a workshop with practicals, was conducted at 7 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) premises on Monday (12). The programme was initiated by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe......
  • BCGR Conducts Post-Rehabilitation Monitoring Meeting Ex-combatants

    Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi of the Bureau of Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR) with the intention of post-rehabilitation monitoring the living status of re-integrated ex-combatants in the peninsula, visited 55 Division areas of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) during two days (Jun 12-13).
  • Defence Service College Students Showcase Their First Exhibition of Artistic Skills

    The Defence Services College organized ‘Viru Daru Sithuwam 2010’, the exhibition that showcased War Hero children’s artistic talents in painting and handicrafts was declared open jointly at National Art Gallery by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Director for Aesthetic Studies at Ministry of Education Mr Thushara Gunatillake Tuesday (3) morning. ‘Viru Daru Sithuwam 2010’, the first ever exhibition of this kind after this special college was founded some 42 months ago for the benefit of War Hero children.....

  • C'wealth Parliamentarians Go to Kilinochchi

    A group of Parliamentarians attending the Commonwealth meeting in Colombo toured Kilinochchi area recently at the invitation of the government. During a lunch organized at Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), an exchange of mementos between the SFHQ-KLN and delegates took place as tokens of goodwill.
  • Troops, Camps Remain in North - Army Commander

    In his first newspaper interview with our sister paper Silumina, the newly-appointed Army Commander, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, said that the troops deployed in the North have not been withdrawn as well as the military camps. Pledging to raise the professional standards of the Sri Lanka Army to new heights, the Commander said that safeguarding territorial sovereignty was of paramount importance and promised to to take all measures to prevent the resurgence of militancy in the North.
  • Second SLMA Convocation Honours Fallen Officers & Awards Diplomas to Serving Officers

    The second convocation for award of Diplomas to 43 serving officers at the country’s most prestigious Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, now earmarked to be recognized as a full-fledged University, took place Saturday (23) morning with the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.

  • Pakistan Army De-mining Team Here to Share Their Experience & Knowledge

    Sri Lanka Army Engineers, now fully committed to rid the North and East of LTTE landmines, estimated to exceed more than 1 million, received a boost on Thursday (27) when a delegation of Pakistan Army de-mining veterans after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, offered their technical know-how and experience further, to ongoing de-mining work of the Army.
  • 'Defence Seminar -“ 2013' Inaugurates at Galadari Hotel

    A total of 66 foreign delegates, in addition to the participation of Sri Lanka-based Diplomats and Defence Attachés, will attend the year’s mammoth ‘Defence Seminar - 2013’ beginning Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel at the invitation of the Sri Lanka Army. Themed on ‘Post-Conflict Sri Lanka: Challenges and Regional Stability’, the three-day conference (Sept 3-5) is to be attended by more than 300 participants. HE the President’s Secretary Mr Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army.......
  • Government Allocates 54 Buses for Jaffna

    THE Government handed over 54 reconditioned buses to the Northern Sri Lanka Transport Board on July 23, for strengthening and streamlining the transport service in the Peninsula. The handing over of these buses to the General Manager of the Northern SLTB took place at a ceremony chaired by Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda at the Jaffna Central College grounds.

  • TF - 3 Soldiers & Civilians Offer Blood to Ampara Hospital

    Promoting civil-military relations further in the Akkaraipattu area, more than 60 Task Force - 3 soldiers and 64 civilians donated blood to the bank at Ampara General Hospital at the request of medical authorities in the hospital. The event at Ampara Uhana Junior school saw more than 122 pints of blood......