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  • Cornerstone for New Swimming Pool at 'Abimansala 2' Project in the South Laid

    The "Abimansala 2" (wellness resort) complex, now fast under construction at Wilpitawatte, Kamburupitiya under the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) spearheaded 'Brave Hearts' project, saw simultaneous inauguration of a gigantic task on Thursday (15) morning when main sponsors for the erection of the state-of-the-art new Swimming Pool laid the cornerstones, together with SVAB President and other well-wishers.
  • 24th Death Anniversary of 'Hasalaka Gamini' Held with Floral Tributes

    The 24th Death Anniversary of Corporal Gamini Kularathne of 6th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment(SLSR), known to the general public as ‘Hasalaka Gamini’ who made the supreme sacrifice to save his comrades from the siege at Elephant Pass Camp, took place on Tuesday(14) at a ceremony, held at Hasalaka Gamini Memorial at Elephant Pass.
  • Volunteer Force All Ranks Gather Together to Listen to Their Commander

    Major General A.W.J.C De Silva, Commander, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) with a view to meeting SLAVF troops serving under the 55 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently visited the 55 Division Headquarters. During the tour, the visiting SLAVF Commander addressed a gathering of 1000 officers and other ranks serving volunteer units and gave a patient hearing to their problems, issues and other matters of concern.
  • Indian National Defence College Team Calls on Commander

    A sixteen-member military delegation from India’s prestigious National Defence College (NDC), led by Major General Anjan Mukherjee called on Commander of the Army   Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (20) morning at Army Headquarters. Major General Anjan Mukherjee, Head of the delegation, accompanied by Air Commodore Sanjay Bhutani met the Commander of the Army.....

  • Artillery Cricketers Win the Day by 7 Wickets

    Cricketers of Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) stunned their fellow-regimental comrades having beaten all the Regiments in the final cricket encounter, played at Panagoda Wednesday (23) afternoon. The Army’s SLA cricketers facing a tough tussle with Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) finally qualified to claim the Championship trophy in the tournament, of which the final was witnessed by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya the Chief Guest.

  • New 'Mihindu Seth Meduara' Commandant Assumes Duties

    Colonel I.G.R.G Bogodawatte assumed duties as the new Commandant of the Mihindu Seth Medura (MSM) wellness resort at Atttidiya on 07 September during a simple ceremony. A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new office of Colonel I.G.R.G Bogodawatte who symbolically placed his signature for a formal document to signify the acceptance of the office.
  • 400 Tigers Masquerading as IDPs Arrested -“ IGP

    POLICE Chief Jayantha Wickremaratne yesterday said that about 400 LTTE cadres taking refuge among civilians at welfare centres in the Vavuniya District had been taken into custody. The suspects had been identified following screening of internally displaced persons. IGP told The Island that the suspects had revealed the identities of their contacts, some of them living in the South. He said that 14 police stations would be established in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts. According to him a DIG would be appointed to run police operations in the newly liberated areas.

  • Secretary Defence Underlines Need to Look Beyond as the Country Enjoys Political Plurality & Democracy

    The Sri Lanka Army-organized ‘Defence Seminar – 2013’ themed ‘Post Conflict Sri Lanka; Challenges and Regional Stability’ was ceremonially inaugurated Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel with Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Guest of Honour on the occasion delivering the keynote address to a gathering of more than 300 participants, comprised of 66 foreign delegates, ambassadors and defence attachés. Mr Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest was.........
  • Tamil Recruits in Mullaittivu Tour South

    A team of 46 Tamil recruits now under training at 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) camp under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), were taken on a four-day (Sept 16 - 19) familiarization tour with a view to imparting knowledge on places of historic and tourist importance in the South. The touring group with a translator visited Sri Lanka Parliament, highway, Independence Square, Army Hospital, Bambalapitiya.....
  • General Denzil Kobbekaduwa; Gone but not Forgotten

    It is hard to imagine that 20 years have passed since General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, along with some of his senior commanders, fell victim to a buried explosive device in the Jaffna Peninsula. That fateful day was August 8, 1992. The incident shook the nation to its core and plummeted military morale to the lowest ever in nearly a decade of conflict......