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  • Big victory for Sri Lanka at UNHRC

    THE Sri Lankan resolution, expanded from 17 to 29 paragraphs titled ‘Assistance to Sri Lanka in the promotion and protection of human rights’ was adopted by the UN Human Rights Council by an absolute majority yesterday. It was a strong endorsement of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Government’s efforts at routing terrorism and the successful handling of the world’s biggest hostage crisis, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who led the Lankan delegation to Geneva, said yesterday. Sri Lanka’s resolution, which was subjected to a vote, was adopted by the 47-member Council with 29 voting in favour and 12 against. Six other nations abstained from voting. Minister Samarasinghe who spoke over the phone from Geneva said “This is a clear message that the international community is behind Sri Lanka in its endeavour to rebuild the nation to provide our citizens with equal opportunities.”

  • President Opens New Building Complex at Defence Services College

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (26), joining the 5th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka’s one and only Defence Services College (DSC) for children of War Heroes during a brief ceremony, gifted one more new five-storeyed building to its  students for further expansion of their studies. The DSC, founded in 2007 for the benefit of children of tri-service and Police families, on a concept mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development......
  • Commander Addresses Woman Soldiers at SLAWC Headquarters

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after assumption of duties as the Commander of the Army for the first time, made a formal visit to the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) Headquarters at Borella Friday (22) evening. At the entrance after the Commander was received by Major General Lal Perera.....
  • Sri Lanka's Defenders Mark Their Army Day & 60th Anniversary

    SRI LANKA Army, the renowned “Defenders of the Nation” which has triumphantly accomplished a record multiplicity of tasks in its sixty years of survival as a distinguished and admirable force to reckon with, marked its 60th Anniversary cum Army Day (Oct 10th) today during a colourful parade and other important features. Commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Army, an anniversary made exceptionally significant comes in the wake of an unparalleled period of our history that saw elimination of the most ruthless terror outfit which caused irreparable losses, mayhem and carnage during the past thirty years of our contemporary times. 

  • Multiple Community Oriented Projects Launched in Jaffna

    The Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J), as one more assignment of its ongoing community-oriented projects of the Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) center recently distributed uniforms and clothes, worth over Rs 800,000/= among carefully selected Jaffna students and denizens. The CIMIC programme organized by Uduvil-based 513 Brigade saw 640 uniform sets were distributed among 320 children of 10 pre-schools in.....

  • Medical Specialists Treat Civilians in Mullaittivu

    A team of medical specialists, organized by the 643 Brigade Headquarters at Muthiyankaddukulam, Mullaittivu arrived in Mullaittivu a few days ago and conducted a mobile medical clinic at Oddusuddan Karipattamurippu government mixed school. Over 250 patients with dental, visual, skin and physical complications and diseases received treatment from medical specialists.....
  • Visiting Nepal's Army Chief Speaks to DSCSC Student Officers

    The visiting Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Gaurav Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, commenced his itinerary on Monday (3) morning after a visit to the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda. General Rana, a personal associate of his Sri Lanka's counterpart, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake is currently in Sri Lanka on a six-day visit.
  • Women's Corps Members Observe Sil & Meditate

    A section of lady officers and other ranks of Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) observed ‘Sil’ and followed a meditating programme at Kalyani Dharmashramaya, Colombo 7 on Monday (11). With the objective of enhancing spiritual development among SLAWC members this programme was organized.
  • Conduct of Balanced Life Taught to Army Personnel

    With the intention of supporting the conduct of a contended life among Army personnel, the Directorate of Psychological Operations in cooperation with the Army Mental Health Unit has initiated workshops on the theme, ‘Blissful Life in the Army’. One phase of the three-day long workshop took place at the Security Forces Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) auditorium during July 28 - 30, 2015....