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  • Traffic Arrangements for Victory Day Rehearsals

    POLICE headquarters informs motorists that the Galle Face road will be closed for traffic from 6 am to 2 pm from May 13 to 19 in view of the parade rehearsals for the Victory Day celebrations to be held at Galle Face on May 20. Accordingly, all buses and heavy vehicles will be diverted from the Kollupitiya junction to proceed up to the Pittala junction from where they could turn left and proceed through Slave Island to Pettah. All light vehicles can proceed up to the Galle Face roundabout and proceed along Macan Markar road to Slave Island from where they could turn left and proceed to Pettah.

  • Mullaittivu Kannaki Amman Festival Receives Active Army Support

    Mullaittivu Wattapalai Kannaki Amman Kovil (temple) which traces its history to be on par with Chilaw Munnashwaram Kovil, Trincomalee Koneshwaram Kovil and Mannar Thirukeshwaram Kovil, had its recent annual Pooja festival on a grand scale with the support of Army troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).

  • Army Supports Educational Seminars

    A workshop, organized for students sitting government exams as well as a training programme on the use of new mathematical accessories and aids for both teachers and students with the support of ‘Plan Sri Lanka’ organization, got underway during July 7-10 at Mullaittivu Maha Vidyalayam and Puthukkuddiyiruppu Maha Vidyalayam separately. 
  • 56 Division Makes Elaborate Vesak Arrangements with Civilians

    Special corriander water and gram serving ‘Dansel’ (free eating houses), display of colourful Vesak lanterns, recital of devotional songs, multi-coloured decorations and several other programmes, organized in the 56 Division Headquarters, Kokeliya, Vavuniya, adorned Vavuniya city and its suburbs, following initiatives taken by 56 Division Headquarters on account of Vesak.
  • 'Harmony' Centre Kilinichchi Gets Book Donation

    In response to a request made by the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), International Rotary Club, Chennai on  Thursday (3) donated a stoks of  biographies, story books and educational books in both English and Tamil languages to the  Harmony Centre Library at Killinochchi. President International Rotary Club.......
  • Sixth Psycho-Social Centre in Wanni Opened

    Continuing the efforts of providing children a carefree environment where they could forget their sad and disturbed childhood, brought about by war, one more “Mahilchi Illam” (Happiness Centre) for psychological well-being (children’s psycho-social centre) was declared open at Nedunkerny  Maha Vidyalayam in Wanni. The opening took place last Saturday (7), headed by Security Forces Commander Wanni, Major General G.D.H.K Gunaratne and .....

  • Rekindling Hopes for Reconciliation, CNU Felicitates Commander of the Army

    Council for National Unity (CNU), comprised of leading Tamil businessmen recently, felicitated the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at a special ceremony, held at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The CNU, appreciative of the invaluable services Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake rendered for the benefit of thousands of ex-child combatants in his capacity as the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.....
  • Australian Defence Attache Meets Army Commander

    DEFENCE Attache for Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka Captain Jonathan D. Mead called on  Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka in his office at Army Headquarters  Tuesday (16) afternoon. During this meeting, Captain Mead received a brief on most recent security developments and victory over terrorism from the Commander. Both of them also discussed matters of security interest and other areas of concern.

  • Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka

    A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
  • Department Work in North Reviewed

    SENIOR Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa (MP) who conducts the Northern development programmes under “Uthuru Wasanthaya” had a discussion on ongoing development and rehabilitation work at the Wanni Security Forces Headquarters in Vavuniya on Tuesday (30). The discussion was headed by Security Forces Commander Wanni (SFHQ-W) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya.  It was attended by the Security Forces Commanders of Kilinochchi.....