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  • ICRC Head Pays Courtesy Call on Commander


    Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sri Lanka Ms Cherine Pollini Tuesday (19) evening, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at Army Headquarters. Ms Pollini who has been the Head of the ICRC in Sri Lanka since April 2013 was accompanied to the......
     
  • 'Sith Ru Udana' Art Exhibition Takes Shape at SFHQ-C


    The third phase of art exhibition ‘Sith Ru Udana’ showing over 65 paintings, drawn by veteran artists Mr. Bandula Harischandra and his spouse, Mrs. Kusum Mangalika was held at 2 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) on Friday (7). On the directions of.......
     
  • 'Walawe Supercross' Stuns Crowds at Sevanagala


    The 5th ‘Walawe Supercross - 2015’, kicked off  Sunday (13) to a thrilling and exciting start at the Udawalawe Supercross track in Sevanagala, Udawalawe, amidst a huge gathering of spectators, including a host of motor enthusiasts.
     
     
  • SFHQ-J to Educate Resettled Civilians on Mine Risks

    Newly resettled civilians in the Jaffna peninsula were recently enlightened on risks involved in landmines and other explosive devices as part of the ongoing Civil-Military Co-operation in Jaffna, although those areas remain completely de-mined. Nagarkovil area, one of the LTTE’s highly mined areas in the past during the battles for supremacy was selected as the pilot venue for this project.....

  • Delft Island Maha Vidyalayam's New Sports Pavillion Opened


    Students at Delft Maha Vidyalayam, Jaffna, who showed their colours at the recent Inter House Athletic Meet, held their prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday (29) at the school playground. Commander Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Major General Udaya Perera graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Principal.
  • Brigadier K.J Jayaweera Appointed, New Military Spokesman & Director MoD Media Centre


    Brigadier K.J Jayaweera, currently the Director, Directorate of Media at Army Headquarters has been appointed temporarily as new Military Spokesman, Director Training & Coordination and Spokesman-Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters. Former Military Spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, who was holding above appointments, has been attached to the Army Headquarters with immediate effect.   
  • Soldiers Build a Dormitory for Kilinochchi Orphanage


    The inmates of the Ashrama Orphanage in Jayanthi Nagar, Kilinochchi received a new building for a dormitory, thanks to the soldiers serving Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi). The dormitory built on the initiative of the Security Force Commander (Kilinochchi) Major General P. V. D. U. A. Perera was declared open recently (18)......
     
     
  • Inter Regiment Firing Meet Welcomes a Commander after 20 Years

    FINAL ROUNDS of the Army’s annual Inter Regiment Firing Competition and its Prize Giving ceremony took place on Monday (18) at the Field Firing Range, Diyatalawa, attended by a huge crowd of enthusiasts. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya graced the occasion as Chief Guest on the invitation of the organizers of the event. This was the first time after absence of 20 years.........

  • NCOTS at Kalaoya Educates Potential Retirees on Traditional Farming


    Non-Commissioned Officers Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa recently introduced the new ‘Spiritual Bio-Dynamic Traditional Farming Agriculture’ course for potential Army retirees in the future with the objective of arming them with knowledge for a vocation after retirement.