Sri Lanka Army

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  • CDF Sets an Exemplary Record & Buys Tractors From its Own Profit Money

    Civil Defence Force (CDF), the auxiliary wing that provided maximum support behind the screen to the tri-services and the Police during battles against terrorists, created a novel feature for the first time in its history by buying new tractors to the CDF, using its own hard-earned money from agricultural cultivations. Twenty-six new tractors, bought from the profits the CDF accumulated in the past one year through its paddy cultivations.....
  • 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.....
  • Commander Rewards Exceptional Heroic Acts of Three War Heroes Who Did Army Proud

    The historic 65th Army Day commemoration ceremony on Friday (10) at the MoD grounds, attaching a new dimension to its formal parade, added a new feature to its agenda this time by rewarding three Army War Heroes for their exceptional performances in the most recent past. Major M.N.P.S Siranjeewa, a veteran para-jumper in the Army......
  • New Holiday Home in SFHQ-W Opened

    The newly-constructed holiday home of the 213 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni, ‘Kallaru River Side Holiday Home’ was declared opened by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W on 19 September. The new holiday home was constructed under the guidance of Major General A.S. De Z Wickramarathne, General Officer Commanding, 21 Division with the supervision of the Colonel H.M.W.K. Herath, Commander, 213 Brigade.
  • T-55 Tanks Abandoned by Army Uncovered

    WANNI: TROOPS on their search and clear operations in the general areas of KARAPPUKUTTI, PULIYANKULAM and MUNDIMURIPPU areas recovered one 60 mm mortar bomb, one Rocket Propeller Grenade (RPG) and two T-55 tanks abandoned by the Army on Sunday (14). Meanwhile, de-mining groups recovered twenty-five anti personnel mines, one 60 mm mortar bomb and.....

  • More LTTE Dead Bodies & Weapons Found From West of Putumattalan

    (2nd Update)  

    DURING extended search operations conducted in the thin area west of PUTUMATTALAN troops recovered three more LTTE dead bodies, twelve T-56 weapons and one Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) Friday (10) afternoon. Troops recovered seven LTTE dead bodies and some other LTTE items from the same area the previous day (9) after the area was brought under the Army control. 

  • Jaffna Enjoys -œSamaye Arunalu-

    “Samaye Arunalu” (Rays of Peace) a mega carnival and a trade show was ceremonially opened on Friday (26) at the Jaffna Municipal Council ground. This is a much need opportunity for the people of Jaffna especially for the children of Jaffna to enjoy the fruits of peace. 51 Division under the guidance of......