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  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • Outgoing Navy Chief Calls on Commander of the Army

    The outgoing Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral D. W. A. S. Dissanayake Friday (21) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters. A drive-past Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour greeted him upon his arrival at the Headquarters premises before he was welcomed at the entrance to the Commander’s Secretariat at Army Headquarters.
  • Afghanistan President Salutes Sri Lanka's Fallen War Heroes

    Afghanistan President HE Hamid Karzai, currently in Sri Lanka on a state visit saluted the memory of fallen War Heroes in the country on Thursday (6) evening at Battaramulla War Hero Memorial. Upon his reach at the Battaramulla memorial, the visiting President Hamid Karzai was warmly received by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army....
  • SLAC Begins Anniversary Events Paying Floral Tributes to Departed Comrades

    The forerunner to the forthcoming 56th Anniversary and the Regimental Day (December 15) ceremonies of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), one of the pioneering and reputed Regiments in the Army, began on Friday (02) evening with offer of floral tributes and a religious ceremony at the SLAC Regimental Headquarters, Rock House, Muttwal. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, himself a notable figure to be reckoned with in the SLAC, together with Mrs Laly Kobbekaduwa, the widow of Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa.....
  • Half of Sri Lankan Arrivals have Ties to Tigers

    AS many as half of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia are suspected of being former fighters, operatives or supporters of the Tamil Tigers. The Tigers have been designated a terrorist organisation in many countries but not in Australia. Sri Lankan officials estimate that between 25 and 50 per cent of Tamils fleeing to Australia have connections to the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

  • Troops Erect Two Pre-school Buildings & Wells

    Two pre-school buildings and two common wells, constructed by the troops of 11 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) serving 563 Brigade area in Kelebogaswewa village, Vavuniya under 56 Division, were handed over to the public on Saturday (7). Ven Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera, Patron ‘Thawalama’ project and the Buddhist Association in the UK.....
  • New SLAF Base Commander Meets Wanni Commander

    Group Captain R.A.U.P. Rajapakse, the newly appointed Base Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Base at Vavuniya made a formal visit to the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Wednesday (16) after assuming duties. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W welcomed the visiting SLAF Commander at the former’s office and discussed matters of mutual interest.
  • Mullaittivu SFHQ Marks Its Fourth Anniversary

    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on May 31 celebrated its fourth anniversary, giving pride of place to religious observances of four major faiths. These religious performances during May 31 - June 5, symbolically invoked blessings on the flags of the SFHQ-MLT, Divisions, Brigades and Units at Alampil Church............
  • -œLaya Beach Wadduwa- Wins Gold In -œCulinary Art 2013-

    Sri Lanka Army-owned popular LAYA Hotels chains “Laya Beach Wadduwa”, lying on the scenic and shingle beach in Wadduwa, has won three Gold medals, one Silver medal and one Bronze medal in four  events at the “Culinary Art 2013”, which was organized by the Chefs Guild of Lanka, amides many leading hotels in hospitality industry taking part in the competition.
  • SFHQ-E Troops Go on with More Community Programmes

    Troops of 2 Gajaba Regiment (GR) under the 221 Brigade of the 22 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) organized, ‘Shramadana’ campaigns to clean ‘Dewa Premaye Dewa Sabawa’ premises at Anuradhapura families junction in Trincomalee and Murugan Kovil, Palayuththu Gramaseva Divisional area on Friday (7).