Sri Lanka Army

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  • Commander Shares New Year Thoughts & Sweetmeats with All Ranks Serving Headquarters

    The Army Headquarters in Colombo ceremonially marked the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year on Thursday (19) morning with the participation of the Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest and a representative gathering of officers and other ranks serving it. The simple occasion included a table full of traditional sweetmeats.....

    Flash !

    23 TIGER terrorists, unable to survive the onslaught of the advancing troops surrendered to the troops this morning (26) immediately after the troops ordered them to lay down arms after the capture of VALAYANMADAM area. Those terrorists including 17 males and 06 females with their weapons however surrendered to the troops after they were encircled.  With their surrender, two-hundred more trapped civilians were also rescued by the troops immediately after the enemy’s surrender. 

  • Service Corps Taekwondo Athletes Win the Day & Carries Away Championship

    The Army Taekwondo Championship Award ceremony, subsequent to the successful completion of the three-day (Sept 8-11) long Taekwondo Tournament, took place Monday (12) evening at the Panagoda Army Cantonment gymnasium. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as Chief Guest and His Excellency Choi Jong Moon, Ambassador for South Korea as Guest of Honour participated in the award ceremony, amidst a large gathering of senior Army Officers, Taekwondo athletes and invitees.
  • Army Cyclists Win Youth Cycle Tour

    Sri Lanka Army Cyclists won the overall team Trophy in the Youth Cycle Tour, held during 02–06 April. Cycle Tour covered from Jaffna to Vavuniya on Wednesday (02), from Medawachciya to Wariyapola on Thursday (03), from Wariyapola to Avissawella on Friday (04), from Kuruwita to Matara on Saturday (05) and finally from Matara to Maharagama on Sunday (06).
  • Mothers Learn More About Children's Nutrition

    Mothers, resident in the 55 Division area in Veththalaikerny recently underwent an awareness programme on child nutrition, following initiatives taken by the 55 Division Headquarters under the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J). Main sponsor of the programme, Fontera Brand Lanka Company maintained that it was the most successful workshop.....
  • Admin Inspection at SFHQ - MLT Completed

    The routine administrative inspection of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) took place on Monday (24), headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff. On arrival at SFHQ-MLT, he was welcomed by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. Senior Directors in the Army participated.
  • Biggest Ever Single Donation to Upcoming 'Abimansala' Given to Commander

    The biggest-ever single financial donation of Rs 10.1 million towards the ongoing Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’ wellness resort construction under ‘Brave Hearts’ project was recently handed over to Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during a fund-raising musical event. Soldiers under 23 Division collected this thumping donation, consequent to a mega musical extravaganza that went on the boards .......
  • Wakare 233 Brigade Celebrates Sinhala And Tamil New Year

    In a view of enhancing the mutual understanding and inter relationship between the soldiers and the civilians, 233 Brigade under 23 Division in Wakare along with the assistance of Dialog Axiata Plc Batticaloa branch, organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals on Friday (19). Festivities included both Sinhala and Tamil Traditional games and many more fun making events followed by a  Mega Musical Show backed by 3rd Sri Lanka National Guard (3 SLNG) Beat Group.....
  • More Humanitarian Projects Undertaken in the East

    Distribution of books, artificial limbs, distribution of Thunder flashes for elephant chasing Shramadhana Campaigns, Dengue awareness progammes humanitarian assistance  for public festivals are some of the projects that had been carried out in different Divisions, Brigades and Units working under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E). 
  • First SFHQ Level Championship Tournament in Athletic Meet Ends

    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), promoting athletic skills of Army personnel, organized the annual Athletic Meet 2014 at the Kilinochchi Central College ground on Saturday (31). Sportsmen and women exhibited their talents during athletic events such as Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Kabbadi, Elle, Volleyball, Tug of War, Table Tennis, etc with enthusiasm.