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  • Friendship of Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Assn. with the Army Renewed Once Again


    The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated an ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (23). The JSFA, presided by Dr Lal Thilakarathne with the generous support of the Japanese philanthropists and members of Japanese Lions Clubs...........
     
  • Trainees in Basic Media Course Awarded Certificates in Grand Ceremony

    With the sheer intention of providing a wider perspective and exposure to the fast changing subject of Mass Communication and Media, the Army Headquarters-based Directorate of Army Media jointly with the Government Information Department (GID) of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, provided a one-month long Media training to a group of 47 Army personnel, for the first time in the Army history.
  • President, Minister & Commander Participate in Awareness 'Marathon Run'


    With the motive of creating awareness on conservation of energy and assisting the national economy by cutting down thumping costs on imports, the Ministry of Power and Energy on Saturday (16) early morning, initiated a ‘Marathon Run’ at the Independence Square with the participation of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest.
     
  • Prosecution & Defence Complete 4th Witness Evidence

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Saturday (21) as scheduled. Both prosecution and defence on Saturday (21) completed leading of evidence on the 4th witness and the next witness is to be called up on 23rd August at 2.00 p.m. when the Court sits again. (Ends)

  • Jaffna Troops Built Two More Houses Given Away


    Two more new houses, built by 511 Brigade troops serving under the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J), were handed over to two families with children in Achchuveli and Achelu Colony during a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J on Saturday (29). The houses, built by soldiers of........
     
  • Army Begins Production of its own Furniture & Rejuvenates its Musical & Aesthetic Values, Shifting to a Spacious Location



    Trying to bring the elegant craftsmanship, inherent among Army tradesmen to the fore, the Army is to venture on the production of their own furniture on a large scale, following a notion suggested by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after having assessed the colossal expenditure, incurred in the purchase of furniture to the Army on a regular basis.
  • SLAVF's Annual Mega Athletic Tournament Ends with New Records



    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) officers and other rankers who turned athletes for the three-day long ‘Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament - 2015’ that got off on Tuesday (14) at Diyagama Stadium, Diyagama, finished their year’s pinnacle of pride with a number of new athletic records on Thursday (16) evening amid rousing enthusiasm.
  • MORE DEAD TIGERS IDENTIFIED

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops engaged in clearing and search operations in the finally-cleared areas found and identified dead bodies of several more leaders of the terrorist outfit today (20), the Army said. They include VETTRI of the LTTE Intelligence wing, VINODAN and RAM KUMAR of the Intelligence attack wing, MANIMEKALA (KOMALI) the female leader of Intelligence, ANNA THURAI the political wing leader for BATTICALOA and RANGAN, a leader of the Sea Tigers wing.     

  • War Heroes Honoured by MIC Seva Vanitha Unit

    The Seva Vanitha Unit of Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) organized a War Heroes’ Remembrance ceremony Saturday (11) at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo with President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. Children of all fallen and wounded War Heroes of MIC received school books and.....

  • Troops Help Find Better Sources of Income to Villagers


    Hundreds of civilians living in Kokeliya, Semamadu, Karukkalkulam, Nambankulam and Kelebogaswewa areas, most of who are engaged in fishing as means of living will reap the benefits shortly since the 563 Brigade under the 56 Division in coordination with National Water Resources and Breeding Authority, had got more than 90,000 fresh water fish released into several lakes in the area.