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  • Commander's Initiative Gets 35 More New Houses to 'Ranaviru' Families

    35 new houses, erected by 18 Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army, following a conceptual initiative of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva are to be formally handed over to families of fallen War Heroes and a selected group of disable War Heroes during ceremonies to be held at the end of September 2015. To be in line with the Commander's visionary project, 18 Regiments swiftly.......
  • New SFHQ-West Commander Assumes Duties

    Major General A.K.S Perera assumed office as the new Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at his office in the Panagoda Army Cantonment on Thursday (August 15) during a simple ceremony. A Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour soon after his entry into the premises greeted him in accordance with military formalities before he participated in religious observances of Buddhist........

  • Visually-impaired Children at 'Vazvaham' Home Show Skills in Sports Meet

    The annual sports meet of the Vazvazham children’s home, organized by troops of 14 Gemunu Watch (GW) of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Marathanamadam Girls School grounds in Jaffna, took place recently with the presence of a gathering of well-wishers, officers and senior citizens of the area.
  • Jaffna Pays Tribute to Grade 5 Scholarship Recipients

    Fifty-four students who performed well in the 2011 Grade 5 scholarship examination  enjoyed a memorable day when their achievements were rewarded during a special ceremony, organized at the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office in Jaffna on Sunday (02) morning. Following directives given by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, the Security Forces Headquarters .....
  • Mankulam Maha Vidyalaya Students Receive Free School Items

    The ‘Jana Jaya Sathuta Foundation’ with the objective of supporting students in Mankulam Maha Vidyalaya recently  gave away a large stock of school accessories and educational items to children learning in Grade 1 – 13. The gesture provided 208 students with school bags, instrumental boxes, exercise books, pens and pencils and other accessories. The donation of the ‘Jana Jaya Sathuta Foundation’ was coordinated by the Army.
  • India Welcomes Relaxed Restrictions on IDPs

    INDIA has welcomed the initial steps taken by the Sri Lankan Government to relax movement and travel restriction on IDPs. It also expressed the hope that the IDPs would resume their livelihood and return to a life of normality. This observation was contained in a joint press statement on the visit of a high level Sri Lankan delegation to India on December 9 and 10. Following is the full text of the joint statement: Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visited New Delhi on December 9 and 10 and met with National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan....

  • Commander Briefs Officers & Other Ranks on CHOGM Liaison Roles

    More than 327 Army officers and 1336 Other ranks, selected to serve as Liaison Officers to Heads of States and delegates, attending the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and other various related duties, received a comprehensive briefing Thursday (7) evening from the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake. Lieutenant General Ratnayake’s address to them elaborated on the importance of the Army service to this mammoth international event and steps that should be adopted for smooth conduct of all liaison duties to the best satisfaction of the visitors arriving here.
  • Meritorious Activities Held to Coincide with Anagarika Dharmapala Anniversary

    Bhodi Pooja and a sermon were conducted by Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero to invoke blessings on handicapped soldiers, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala Thero. It was held at the Non - Commissioned Officers’ training school, Saliyawawe recently. Mr. Gamini Keerthichandra, Chairperson for the Sinhala Association of the UK also took part in this meritorious event.

  • Detainees' Relatives Taken on Picnic to South

    SECURITY FORCES HEADQUARTERS, Jaffna with the noble intention of promoting reconciliation, goodwill and friendship facilitated 23 relatives of former LTTE cadres, now under rehabilitation at Welikanda, Senapura, Ratmalana and Boossa to visit them and interact with them. 52 Division in Jaffna on the instructions of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna picked up those relatives from Kodikamam and  Ramavil Welfare Centers.

  • SL Engineers Honour Sports Achievements in 2010 - 2011

    Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) Regiment, one of the leading support wings in the Army, had its combined 2010 - 2011 ‘Colours Night’ at its Panagoda Regimental Headquarters on Tuesday (3) evening. Amidst rounds of roaring applause, the spectacular event awarded Defence Services Colours to 4 serving or retired SLE officers and other ranks. It also honoured 12 more with Army Colours and 33 more with Regimental Colours during the well-attended event.......