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  • Cardiac Patients Treated in Jaffna for Two Days

    Two consultant cardiologists, Dr Richard Saldena and Dr Krishan de Silva of Nawaloka Hospital, Colombo, together with several medical officers and nurses attended on over 300 Jaffna civilians, suffering from cardiac ailments during two separate medical clinics, held at Urumpirai and Kolombuthurai areas, served by 511 Brigade and 512 Brigade in the Jaffna peninsula.
  • First 'Elle' Tournament in Jaffna Ends in Impressive Manner

    The first of its model, ‘Elle Carnival’ with 28 island-wide Elle teams of reputation, including woman teams after a mammoth showdown in their tournament at Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium, ended with an impressive note amidst a large gathering on Sunday (6). On the guidelines given by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake for promotion of ‘Reconciliation through Sports’.....
  • UN Flag Handed Over to 12th UN Contingent of Sri Lanka Army Proceeding to Haiti

    THE PARADE to hand over the UN flag to the 12th contingent of Sri Lanka Army’s Peace-Keeping Force bound for Haiti on 30th June 2010 for a period of six months was held yesterday (Saturday 12) at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Headquarters in Ambepussa. The contingent comprising 749 soldiers is to be commanded by Colonel A.M.R  Dharmasiri while Lieutenant Colonel K Liyanage will function as the Second in Command.

  • Public Warned of Flags Sold to Help Injured Soldiers

    THE Ranaviru Seva Authority  yesterday asked the public to be aware of con men who are selling flags stating they are collecting funds to help the injured soldiers. Ranaviru Seva Authority President Major General Palitha Fernando told a news conference yesterday that no permission is given to any state organisation or any other institution other than the Ranaviru Authority to collect funds for the soldiers. “We have been informed of these fraudulent acts and we ask the public to be informed and aware of this situation,” he said. The authority has made arrangements to issue a flag to mark the Ranviru Day on June 7 this year. “This is the only flag which is authorized by the government,” Major General Fernando added. 

  • Army Refutes Tiger Propaganda on Chemical Weapons

    COLOMBO: PRO-TIGER (LTTE) mouthpieces worldwide, unable to digest the humiliating defeat in the hands of Sri Lankan Security Forces, have been once again trying to tarnish the Sri Lanka Army image saying that it has ‘extensively used chemical weapons’ against Tigers in Puthukudirippu, the last bastion of Tiger terrorists. The Sri Lanka Army categorically denies LTTE’s baseless allegations outright and strongly affirms that the Army.....

  • School Students & Temple Premises Receive Army Help

    Troops of the 231 Brigade of 23 Division distributed a stock of school accessories among 200 students at Mangalagama school in Eravur Paththu on Sunday (18). 231 Brigade troops on the instructions of its Commander sponsored the distribution in consultation with relevant Gramaseva officials.

  • Seva Vanitha Meets Differently Able War Heroes at Kuruwita

    With a view to inquiring into well-being of those differently-able War Heroes at the Kuruwita Gemunu Watch (GW) Regimental Centre, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), President Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, in the company of several senior Army Officers from different Directorates, visited Kuruwita this morning (16). The SVAB’s popularly called, “Mobile Service” also took place during this visit. The project identified hitherto unresolved issues and problems of.....

  • President Assures Continued Welfare Support to Final Batch of Resettled Mullaittivu People

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday (25) afternoon saw for himself how the final batch of displaced people has been resettled in their original places of residence in Mullaittivu, bringing the question of resettlement to a total completion. President Rajapaksa addressing those returnees at Vellamullivaikkal, Mullaittivu said that the Army which has done much in the sphere of re-construction.....