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  • Army Wrestlers Shine Claiming Five Gold & 8 Other Medals

    Sri Lanka Army Wrestlers, competing in the National Wrestling Tournament of the 40th National Games at Nuwara Eliya Public Grounds, held in the past weekend (June 14 - 15), carried away 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Competitions under 11 weight categories got off with the participation of about 50 Army wrestlers representing various districts. 15 Army wrestlers picked on district basis vied in the tournament.
  • The Lesson from Sri Lanka

    WESTERN media reported the demise of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam with mixed feelings. While some media acknowledged it as the ‘End of terrorism in Sri Lanka’ some others expressed misgivings about achieving peace. But the fact is that they all reported the event with excitement and recognized the event as a new direction in fighting global terrorism. Some went as far as calling it ‘The lesson from Colombo’. The latest issue of the News Week June 1 titled ‘Lesson from Tiger’ says, “Can Insurgencies be crushed by purely military means? Many counterinsurgency theorists doubt it, arguing that guerilla wars are won and lost primarily on the political front.”

  • Seva Vanitha's 'Yoghurt' Production Project Launched

     The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), currently engaged in a variety of welfare activities on behalf of disable War Heroes and their families, inaugurated its newest pet project, ‘Yoghurt’ production on Thursday (29) during a ceremony at Panagoda Army Cantonment. Mrs Neluka Dissanayake, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Navy Seva Vanitha Branch who eagerly directed Army personnel to receive necessary Navy training in this industry..............

  • Special 'Abishekam' Pooja Blesses Army's Future March

    Hindu religious observances (Abishekam) that invoke blessings on the forthcoming 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day (October 10) celebrations took place at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13 Tuesday (4) evening, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in accordance with ancient Hindu traditions. This special ceremony of Hindu religious rites and rituals, performed by a team of ten priests was coordinated by the Army Hindu Association, in consultation with.....
  • Commander's Concept for Dependant War Heroes Turns a Reality

    THE AUSPICIOUS  foundation-stone laying cum ground breaking ceremony for the Seva Vanitha Army Branch’s (SVAB) brainchild, ‘Abhimansala’, the wellness resort for totally dependent War Heroes following a concept proposed by Commander of the Army took place at Anuradhapura Saturday (15) morning before Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and a host of guests including donors, well-wishers, supporters and artists. ‘Brave Hearts’, the project conceptualized by Commander of the Army.....

  • SFHQ-E Devotional Song Presentation Draws Crowds

    Security Forces Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) in connection with the festival of lights (Vesak) organized a mobile float with troops singing Vesak devotional songs. The decorative item, organized with the blessings of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E toured several areas, close to the SFHQ-E Headquarters at Welikanda for three days.

  • Govt to Sign Agreements With Indian, Chinese Companies: Northern Railway Line Reconstruction Expedited

    THE GOVERNMENT will sign agreements with an Indian and a Chinese company to reconstruct the Northern railway line from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai next week.The Indian company IRCON will construct the railway line from Omanthai to Pallai while China Railway Number Five Group will undertake the construction of the railway line from Pallai Kankensanthurai, Sri Lanka Railway’s General Manager P.P. Wijesekara told the Daily News. 

  • Armoured Corps 57th Anniversary Celebrations Reach Apex

    The 57th anniversary arrangements of the Army’s one of the pioneering regiments, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) reached its climax on Saturday (15) when SLAC troops presented a Guard of Honour to their Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.......
  • Students Serve Alms to Monks on 'Pindapatha'

    Students readying for the forthcoming Year 5 Scholarship Examination at the Defence Services School (DSS) at Kompannavidiya, Colombo 2 had a special religious ceremony (pinkama) Wednesday (3) morning with the participation of 50 Buddhist monks on Pindapatha (alms-begging). Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence.....