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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.......
  • Late Commander's Funeral Held with Full Military Honours

    THE funeral of former Commander of the Army General Nalin Seneviratne VSV ndc took place with full military honours at Borella General Cemetery Saturday (15) evening. The cortege reached the cemetery entrance around 3.30 p.m. and was taken to the crematorium by soldiers of the Engineers Regiment. Message of His Excellency, the President and Part I Order issued by Commander of the Army, according to military traditions were read out at the funeral before the coffin was placed in the crematorium amidst the Army gun salute.

  • 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.
  • War Hero Children Receive Schols

    Forty children of War Heroes were granted scholarships to support their education at the Defence Ministry auditorium yesterday in appreciation of the great service rendered by their fathers to guarantee the unity and sovereignty of the motherland. The ceremony to grant scholarships under the Ranaviru Doo Daru Scholarship Programme was held under the patronage of Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
  • Monthly Meeting of Seva Vanitha Army Branch Held

     THE SEVA VANITHA Army Branch (SVAB) conducted its monthly meeting for October on Thursday (29) morning at the SVAB auditorium. The meeting was chaired by its President Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya. The main focus of the meeting was on the raising of funds for the proposed Wellness Resort project through the fashion show, “Mt. Lavinia Designer Collection” to be held on 22nd November 2009 at Mount Lavinia Hotel .....

  • 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.

  • 65 Division School Sportsmen Shine During 3-Day Long Tournament

    Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) offered its fullest cooperation to the conduct of 3-day long Inter School Athletic Meet, held at Mallavi Madya Maha Vidyalaya during July 26, 27 & 28. Over 1000 sportsmen and women of 38 schools in the 65 Division area under four age categories vied for supremacy in 100 events during the tournament that ended up with a prize awarding ceremony.
  • Signallers Excelled in Sports Receive Army and Regimental Colours

    Sri Lanka Signals Corps (SLSC) held its second Colours Night on December (29) at Panagoda with Major General (Retd) C. J. Abeyrathne gracing the ceremony as the Chief Guest. 24 Officers and soldiers of the SLSC received Army Colours from the Chief Guest for their outstanding performances in various sports while 75 more received Regimental colours for various....