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  • Broader Definition for Security Needed - Dr. Legrenzi

    Dr. Matteo Legrenzi, Associate Professor of International Relations School of International Relations, Ca Foscari University of Venice speaking on ‘Identification of Security Priorities at Global and Regional Levels’ in his presentation tried to seek a broader definition on the term, ‘Security’ as it has now crossed all conventional borders and there exists a paradigm shift.
  • Continuous Searches Collect More LTTE Bombs & Mines

    MULLAITTIVU: DURING continuous searches that were conducted on Tuesday (16) by  Army troops in the general areas PULLAYANPOKKANAI, WELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, CHALAI, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, KUPPILANKULAM and PATTIKKARAI, following LTTE arms, ammunition and explosive devices were recovered. 

  • 'S5 Concept' Followers in SFHQ-W Rewarded

    The famous Japanese ‘S5 Concept’ introduced to all Divisions, Brigades, Squadrons and formations of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), worked effectively and awarded laurels to the soldiers who contributed to its implementation. Introduced on a suggestion, made by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, all officers and......
  • 'Abimansala' to be Opened Soon

    The countdown to the ceremonial opening of the much-awaited ‘Abimansala’ at Anuradhapura has already set in with its construction work, tirelessly executed by Sri Lanka Engineer Service (SLE) soldiers day and night, is now being completed several months, ahead of the projected deadline. The ‘Abimansala’, the brainchild of......

  • Religious Activities Marked 11th Anniversary

    The Security Force Headquarters –East (SFHQ-E) marked its anniversary with series of  religious and formal activities, following a  pooja at the Dewalaya –Minneriya, on Saturday (25), under the patronage of the Commander, SFHQ-E. A colourful procession prior to the Pirith chanting ceremony was concluded with an alms giving on Sunday (26). Further, a blood donation campaign was held on Tuesday (28).

  • 11 VIR Troops Offer Blood to Patients in Jaffna

    More than seventy 11 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) officers and soldiers under 523 Brigade Headquarters and over 50 civilians in Warani, Jaffna got together and donated blood during a mobile clinic held at St Lagoria Church on Sunday (22). On the instructions of......
  • UK Supports Mine Clearance in Sri Lanka

    THE UK THURSDAY announced new support to clear northern Sri Lanka of thousands of mines and unexploded bombs left over from decades of fighting, British Government’s News Distribution Service said on its web edition. It said: "The Department for International Development will give the Mines Advisory Group a £500,000 grant to help survey minefields and pinpoint unexploded ordinance so they can be safely disposed of. Mines were widely used during the conflict and are scattered across many areas in the North and East of the country. With DFID’s funding, MAG will be able to survey and help clear villages, roads and agricultural land in the northern areas worst affected by the conflict.

  • Nation Salutes Fallen War Heroes at Battaramulla 'Ranaviru' Monument

    Invaluable dedication and gallantry of War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police received a deep reverence at the cenotaph (Ranaviru Monument) at Battaramulla Parliament ground on Friday (27) evening during the second leg of the National Victory Day anniversary ceremonies, held for the second successive year. Just a few hours after the day’s main spectacle at Galle Face Green was over, the solemn and dignified saluting ceremony with the participation of hundreds of spouses, children, parents and next of kin of fallen War Heroes whose supreme sacrifices, enabled all Sri Lankans to enjoy today’s fruits of elusive peace, got underway seconds after the arrival of the day’s Chief Guest, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The event, organized by Rana Viru Seva Authority (RVSA) under the auspices of Ministry of Defence included....
  • Mullaittivu Based 68 Division Celebrates Christmas

    Battalion and Brigade troops under the 68 Division in the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized a Christmas celebration in the area on Thursday (25) providing snacks and gifts to the members of the general public and children. 14 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops offered coffee and sweetmeats to the devotees in the Walemadam Church.