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  • Late Major General Udumalagala's Funeral with Military Honours Takes Place on Wednesday (30)


    The military funeral of late Major General Susil Udumalagala (Rtd) RSP Ldmc of Gemunu Watch, Sri Lanka Army takes place on Wednesday (30) at Galle Samanala esplanade with full honours. He passed away on Thursday (24) night after a long illness. Major General Udumalagala, who had served a number of key appointments in the Army before his retirement last February joined the Army on 6 February 1980 and received commissions as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981.
  • Fallen Heroes Remembered

    The fallen war heroes of Army, Navy, Air Force and Police, who sacrificed their lives to save the motherland from the LTTE were commemorated by presenting the Uththama Pooja Pranama Medal to their parents and wives at the Air Force base premises in Hingurakgoda on Friday. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the chief guest. Ranaviru Sevana Authority President Padma Wettawa delivered the welcome speech.

  • 22 Division in Trincomalee is 15 Years Old


    Several commemorative events marked the 15th anniversary of the 22 Division in Trincomalee on Monday (23) under the directions given by the General Officer Commanding, 22 Division. Brigadier A.M. Weerasuriya, General Officer commanding, 22 Division attending the commemorative......
  • Fifteen Canadian Tiger Supporters Held; Security Costs Exceed Millions

    AT LEAST fifteen overseas based Tiger terrorists, their proxies or supporters who have been for the last 1-2 weeks blocking Canadian highways and public places disturbing peace in TORONTO, OTTAWA and ONTARIO have now been arrested by the Canadian Police, bringing the string of LTTE provoked protests to an apparent abrupt end. Thousands of LTTE backed youngsters of the third generation who knew nothing about what was on in Sri Lanka were made to protest in the streets talking of the “genocide” of Tamils. Some of them were herded to wage assaults on Sri Lanka’s Consular General’s office and demonstrate in front of Parliament Hill, US embassy, UN organization and a few more public places in the past fortnight. 

  • Sri Lanka's First 'Ranaviru Real Star' Show a Mammoth Success

    The ‘Ranaviru Real Star’ mega musical competition that selected the year’s most popular vocalist from tri-services made its debut at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last evening (29) amidst a sea of fans, including the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Guest of Honour and First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa. The grand finale, competed by five servicemen, three soldiers from Sri Lanka Army and two Navy officers was won by Commander Demian Fernando of the Navy, the first ‘Ranaviru Real Star’...
  • Pre-school Children Gifted with New Desks & Chairs


    18 Gemunu Watch (GW) officers and soldiers serving the 523 Brigade in Jaffna recently, mindful of the dire need of the kids at pre-school in the Thachchanthoppu library premises at Navatkuli South, got a stock of desks and chairs prepared at their own expense and donated to the pre-school on the International Children’s Day (October 1).
  • Explosives, Claymores & APMs Found

    NORTH: ARMY troops engaged in search and clear operations in the general areas of KUDAMEEYAN  and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Wednesday (2) recovered one pressure mine, one hundred and eighty-one  anti personnel mines, sixteen hand grenades, four claymore mines, 1kg of grease, one hundred and twenty-seven Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), one hundred rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition, one 60 mm mortar launcher with mortar sight and a base plate, twenty-five electric detonators, one battery, one ration tin, three land mines and  five detonator cords.

  • 100 Jaffna Students Receive Army Schols


    Barely a few hours after the new Jaffna Commander, Major General Udaya Perera took reins, he was invited to distribute 100 scholarships among school children, housed at Konapulam Open Welfare Centre (Muham) in Konapulam on Friday (10). Under this programme, each student is to receive Rs 500/= as a scholarship every month for their studies until the child grows up.