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  • SAARC School Cadets Greet Commander

    A 28-member-team of school cadets from SAARC countries, now in Sri Lanka as part of their annual routine, interacted with the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya when they visited the Army Headquarters on Monday (18). Those school cadets from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal during their stay in Sri Lanka are expected to visit the National Cadet Corps at Rantembe and attend the competition for Herman Loose trophy among Sri Lankan cadets.

  • 552 Brigade's New Year Festival Draws Huge Crowds

    552 Brigade in 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) organized a New Year festival at Aiyyakachchi ground on Sunday (7) to mark the Sinhala and Hindu New Year 2013. With the guidance of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Security Force Commander Jaffna, the 552 Brigade included variety of games and traditional events in the day’s programme which ran into late night.....
  • Polythene Recycling Starts in Jaffna

    A re-cycling programme for discarded polythene and plastic items in the general areas of Vettalakerni, Jaffna came into effect, following steps taken by 55 Division Headquarters to coincide with the World Environment Day on June 5. The programme themed, ‘Jaffna without polythene’, together with civilians in the area went to identified areas, infested with......
  • Defence Services College Presents Poson Devotional Songs

    The Defence Services College (DSC), Colombo 02 marked Poson Poya Day staging a Poson Bakthi Gee recital before a gathering of parents, children, invitees and well-wishers on Monday (1) at the DSC Auditorium. Secretary to the State Minister of Defence, Mr. A.P.G. Kithsiri, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest on behalf of the State Minister of Defence.

    ALL SRI LANKANS, irrespective of their differences have joined hands together to mark the total eviction of  Tiger Terrorism from the Sri Lankan soil in the past 24 hours as news beamed over the media on the LTTE’s humiliating defeat. Ground troops at this moment of writing are engaged in giving the toughest-ever last fight to the top-rung terrorist leaders who are fighting in the last few meters in the safe zone in PUTHUMATHALAN.  Reports said the fighting had enormously affected the morale of the Tiger hierarchy as more and more of Tiger leader’s confidantes are fast dwindling with deaths of Prabhakaran’s son, Charles Anthony, Pulidevan, Nadeshan, Illango, Sundaram and Kapil Amman et al.

  • MoD Seva Vanitha Clears Mortgage & Army Seva Vanitha Builds War Hero's House

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), devoted much to the provision of the needs of battle-injured War Heroes, once again offered its hand of assistance and friendship to one more War Hero at Matale on Friday (11), having built a fully equipped new house for his use. The SVAB funded new house, worth over Rs. 1 million was symbolically handed over to the War Hero, Private T.D.G.D Prabhath Kumara (22) of 9 Gajaba Regiment.....

  • 19th Army Commander Appointed

    MAJOR GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya USP, ndu, psc, the present Commander Security Forces Headquarters (Wanni) has been appointed as New Commander of the Army. He is the 19th Commander in the Sri Lanka Army. He is to resume office on Wednesday (15).

  • 26 More Tamil Woman Recruits Pass Out from Kilinochchi

    A batch of 26 more Tamil woman recruits from Kilinochchi after their four-month basic training at Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), passed out during a military ceremony on Saturday (9). Those recruits, apart from military training, learnt Sinhala and English languages as alternative communicative tools......
  • SLLI Athletes Secure 2nd Place

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) athletes with four new SLAVF records clinched the second place in the recently concluded Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Athletic Meet-2015 at Diyagama Sports Stadium. SLAVF Athletic Meet-2015 was held at Diyagama Sports Stadium. on 14, 15 and 16 July 2015 with the participation of over 600 male and female athletes representing all regiments.

  • Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Welfare Complex Offers Services to Travelers on A-9

    Mega holiday bungalow and a welfare complex dedicated to the services of Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment (GR) war heroes were declared open on Monday (01) by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development in the company of General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army. These two places of vital importance came about in light with the government priorities welfare programmes on behalf of war heroes serving every corner of the Island. Mr Rajapaksa..............