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  • Nation Salutes Mother Lanka in Her 62nd Independence Day

    AS TEMPLE BELLS in the hill capital, Kandy struck the dawn of a new era of liberation, prosperity and development Thursday (February 4th) early morning, the stage was set in the royal kingdom of the yesteryear to herald the blue-print of development for the future of mother, Sri Lanka.  The 62nd National Day celebrations at Kandy amidst gentle breeze and cooler climes added new grandeur and solemnity as ceremonially dressed tri-service and Police personnel in their thousands lined up in the company of school students and other cultural troupes, drawn from all four corners of the island representing all ethnicities. The sacred Mahamaluwa area of the Sri Dalada Maligawa offered the central venue for the occasion as the serene Kandy lake surroundings garbed festive decorations with National Flags flying high all around. Prior to commencement of the main proceedings of the day, Buddhist religious observances were conducted at the most venerated Temple of Tooth. Hindu, Islam, Roman Catholic and Christian observances followed respectively in four major places of worship earlier in the day. The main ceremony at the premises of Sri Dalada Maligawa was dignified by the presence of His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa...

  • Service Chiefs & IGP Pay Courtesy Call on New President

     
    Army, Navy, Air Force Commanders and the Inspector General of Police, together with the Chief of Defence Staff, paid their first courtesy call on His Excellency, the President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Saturday (10) evening at the government’s ministerial residence in Colombo.
     
  • Kilinochchi Organizes Cricket Tournament to Mark Army Anniversary


    Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) conducted a series of community-oriented projects in the area in connection with the Army Day (October 10) and 63rd Army Anniversary. The climax of the ceremonies took place on Wednesday (10) with a military parade at SFHQ-KLN.....
     
  • Disable War Heroes but Differently Able; 'Ranaviru' LED Bulb Project Launched


    To help drastically reduce cost of electricity among Army personnel and others, an LED bulb production project was launched on Thursday (23) during a brief ceremony at Ranaviru Resource Centre, Hekitta, Wattala. Major General A.M Perera, Director, Rehabilitation attended the inauguration as the Chief Guest. Following an initiative taken by......
     
  • Indian Navy Chief on Goodwill Visit Meets Army Commander

    INDIAN Navy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day long official visit, called on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (28) afternoon at Army Headquarters. His visit, a gesture of goodwill, meant to promote existing bilateral relations further, was accorded a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour at the Commander’s secretariat premises. On arrival at the premises, he was received by Lieutenant Colonel Sunil Ariyaratne.....

  • Jaffna Tattoo's Final Day Crowds Signal their Goodwill Towards the Army


    The successful culmination of Jaffna’s first-ever ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ with a record spectators of more than 25,000 on the final day on Sunday (25), reaffirmed the fact that ordinary people of all walks of life, including the majority of Jaffna youngsters, do expect a turn-round in their future fortunes, contrary to what is being advocated by certain extremist elements. To coincide with the government’s policy of taking major events of special importance to village level..............

  • PROTESTERS DENOUNCE NORWAY'S LTTE DEALINGS & INACTION

    COLOMBO: A large gathering of protesters, belonging to National Freedom Front (NFF), Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) political parties and a few more organizations demonstrated in front of Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo this afternoon (20) denouncing “Norwegian inaction on Oslo embassy attack”, “Norway’s secret dealings with LTTE” and her alleged continuing support to the Eelam cause.

  • Dawn of New Year Marked at Army Hqrs with State Service Pledge & Formalities

    Sri Lanka Army Headquarters - Colombo greeted the dawn of the first working day of the New Year-2013 during a customary ceremony on Tuesday (Jan 1), amidst traditions and military formalities. Hoisting of the National Flag as well as the Army Flag, amidst rhythms of auspicious drums (Magul Bera), followed by recital of the National Anthem and the Army Song....

  • Nepal's State Officials Learn More on Kilinochchi


    A delegation of nine senior officials from the government of Nepal, currently on tour in Sri Lanka arrived in Kilinochchi and met Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (3). Cordial discussions that followed at ‘Harmony Centre’ were attended by........