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  • Army Tradesmen's Skills Appreciated in New Pettah 'Gold Centre ' Opening

    4 Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) tradesmen of the Sri Lanka Army on Friday (5) evening, in what could be called another milestone on the path to recovery and development, transformed the former St John Fish Market at Pettah to be a hub of gold, 'Colombo Gold Centre" and vested it with the public during a ceremony, attended by Hon Basil Rajapaksa (MP), Minister of Economic Development and Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and a host of other invitees.
  • Army Guns Boom in Second Half to Down Navy 25-13

    ARMY staved off a red hot challenge from Navy in the second half to win their Caltex A Division second round rugby game at 25-13 at Longden Place Friday (10). Army led 8-6 at the breather but the sailors put in all they had and for a brief period led 13-11 in the second half until the soldiers took control to win the game by two goals, 2 penalties and a try to two penalties and a goal by the sailors.

  • 'Preventing Aviation Terrorism is a Collective Responsibility' - Air Vice Marshal Dias

    The opening session on the final day (Sept 2) in the Defence Seminar 2015 witnessed an elaborate presentation on ‘Emerging Aviation Threats; Challenges to National Security’ where Air Vice Marshal Sumangala Dias, Director Logistics spoke at length and explained about the possible aviation threats in the future after submitting a detailed account of the series of experiences Sri Lanka and other nations underwent.
  • SLSR New Recruits Passed Out In Military Ceremony

    283 newly recruited soldiers to the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) in the Army recently had their formal passing out parade (PoP) at Ambepussa SLSR Regimental Headquarters.The PoP of the 59th SLSR Recruit Course saw a special Guard of Honour plus a Guard Turnout, accorded to the chief guest, Lieutenant Colonel Kithsiri Liyanage Colonel Media at Directorate of Media.....
  • 224 Brigade Conducts Community Projects

    With the coordination of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ - E), troops serving 224 Brigade under 22 Division in Thopur conducted a series of community-oriented projects in the previous week. A Dengue prevention week, Conference on religious harmony, Meeting with Sedanavel re-settled villagers and Resettlement of people in their permanent houses were among the projects......
  • Late Major General Udumalagala's Funeral with Military Honours Takes Place on Wednesday (30)

    The military funeral of late Major General Susil Udumalagala (Rtd) RSP Ldmc of Gemunu Watch, Sri Lanka Army takes place on Wednesday (30) at Galle Samanala esplanade with full honours. He passed away on Thursday (24) night after a long illness. Major General Udumalagala, who had served a number of key appointments in the Army before his retirement last February joined the Army on 6 February 1980 and received commissions as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981.
  • Large Stock of LTTE Communication Equipment Found

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops continuing their search and clear operations in the general areas of ADAMPAN, VISUAMADU, ALANKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, SUGANDHIPURAM and KAPPUKULAM on Saturday (12) recovered three T-56 weapons, one T-56 magazine, twenty-one pistols, one detonator, one Arul bomb, one 60 mm mortar bomb, three hand grenades, thirty-nine anti personnel mines, one claymore mine, two Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) with locally made parts, one PRC 1077 AC/DC Power Unit, one PRC 1090 PS Unit.....

  • More and More Donations Flow for Brave Hearts

    More and more donations continue to keep flowing for the Brave Hearts project, the fund raiser for the construction of wellness resorts in many districts of the country on behalf of totally dependant disabled war heroes. Singer Sri Lanka PLC, a trusted commercial organization in the country, donated Rs 1 million to the Brave Hearts project, and the donation was handed over to Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) by Singer Sri Lanka’s Chief Executive Officer.....
  • Admission to Madu Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya Commenced

    Admission of fresh students to Madu Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya in Madu, Mannar for the year 2012, took place at the school premises last week during a brief ceremony, organized by the 54 Division Headquarters at Thalladi, Mannar. Symbolic enrolment of four Sinhala and Tamil students to the Year 1 class and 10 kids to the school’s kindergarten on the same day by school authorities amply reflected gestures of goodwill, co-existence and harmony that prevails in the area.