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  • SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters at Ambepussa, together with its hundreds of Army members, contributed to the successful conduct of the Vesak ceremony by declaring a Vesak zone in the area, open to the general public. Many colourful and giant Vesak lanterns, Bakthi Gee (devotional songs) recitals, conduct of Dansel (free eateries), observance of religious programmes.....
  • Military Tells Other Countries to Follow Malaysia’s Example

    Terrorism could be wiped out from the face of the earth if all countries emulated Malaysia’s example and cooperated for that purpose, Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya told the media yesterday (28). He thanked Malaysia for arresting the LTTE cadres operating on its soil. The military spokesman requested other countries to help Sri Lanka arrest LTTE cadres.
  • Maiden Package Tour of War Hero Family Members to Dambadiva Ready

    The Army-managed Air Travel Services (Pvt) Ltd, now fully operational with air travel ticketing to many a world-wide destination, is set to inaugurate its first package tour to the land of Buddha, Dambadiva with thirty pilgrims for the first pilgrmage. The group comprised of members of War Hero families.....
  • Jaffna Civil-Military Relations To Reach Record High

    WHILE the shift of focus is fast changing, Sri Lanka Army is earnestly determined to do its maximum by bringing about the reconciliation between Jaffna people and Security Forces serving the Jaffna peninsula. Tuesday’s (9) ceremonial opening of the new Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office at Hospital Road, Jaffna by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, on the invitation of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna, (SFHQ-J) marked a milestone and  further broadened Army’s new horizons and prospects on its march to reconciliation and redevelopment.

  • Giving Tigers 'Oxygen of Hope' - "The Island" Editorial

    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a leader one is loath to criticise. But, unfortunately he doesn't seem to follow the policies of the great man whose bible he used at his inauguration in January, where a sovereign nation's right to protect itself against separatist terrorism is concerned. Hadn't President Abraham Lincoln––President Obama's hero––defended America through military means and prevented its disintegration, there would not have been a country left for President Obama to lead today.

  • Community Based Projects to Uplift Living Condition of Civilians in East Continued

    Many community based activities were conducted by the Security Force Head Quarters –East (SFHQ-E) during the last week. Two “Shramadana Campaigns” were organized by 2 Gajaba Regiment (2 GR) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (6 VIR) of the 221 Brigade, to clean the premises of Annandakulam pre-school in Annandakulam and  Girihadusaya Viharaya in Thiriyaya during Thursday (20) and Friday (21).
  • GR Wins Army Para Basketball Championship

    The finals of the Army Inter Regiment Para Basketball Tournament was held at the Regimental Headquarters, Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) Basketball Grounds in Panagoda on Wednesday (22) evening. Major General Renuka Rowel, Colonel Commandant, SLSC graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 5 para basketball teams vied for the Championship.
  • ‘Abimansala’ to be Opened Soon

    The countdown to the ceremonial opening of the much-awaited ‘Abimansala’ at Anuradhapura has already set in with its construction work, tirelessly executed by Sri Lanka Engineer Service (SLE) soldiers day and night, is now being completed several months, ahead of the projected deadline. The ‘Abimansala’, the brainchild of......

  • Japanese Friends Offer Additional Support to ‘Brave Hearts’ Project

    Japan-Lanka Friendship Association, whose magnanimous gesture of goodwill was showering the Sri Lanka Army with much-needed medical accessories, service vehicles and ambulances in the past twelve years, has on its own come forward to assist the ongoing ‘Abimansala’ (Wellness Resort) construction under ‘Brave Hearts’ project at Anuradhapura, being spearheaded by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on the instructions of the Commander of the Army.

  • Defence Secretary Commends Army.lk & defence.lk Roles – Sunday Island

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that an influential section of print and electronic media which worked overtime against the ruling SLFP-led coalition as it battled the LTTE during the past three years, had now switched sides. "They are playing a different tune now," he said, accusing them of being a critical element of the overall strategy directed against the state. Nothing could be as ridiculous as what they say now if one bothered to check their background, he said. In an interview with The Sunday Island, the veteran soldier said that they had no option now but to play ball with the government following the defeat of the LTTE. They wouldn’t have quit what he called the LTTE’s macabre cause, had LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his chief lieutenants survived the armed forces onslaught, he said.