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  • 68 Div & 683 Brigade Construct School Buildings & Conduct Mobile Clinic

    Generosity of the prefects (2011/2012) at St Peter’s College Colombo resulted in the donation of a new class room to the Roman Catholic School at Iranapalai, Puthukkudirippu. Troops serving 68 Division commanded by Brigadier K.J Wijetilleke, General Officer Commanding constructed the new class room building which remained a long-felt need.
  • Disable Singing Hero Receives Brand New Car As Gift

    The seventh place runner up in the recent Ranaviru Real Star (RRS) Mission IV, Major Thilina Chandrakumara of Gamunu Watch (GW) was twice lucky on Wednesday  (3) when the mega show’s architect Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development awarded him brand new car (Honda Fit) as an appreciation of his singing....
  • Colombo Traders Send Goods by A - 9

    THIRTY five major trading Companies will send their goods to Jaffna in 20 trucks along A- 9 road on April 2 in response to a special request by Essential Services Commissioner General S. B. Divaratne. This follows a meeting the Commissioner had with the traders to seek ways and means of sending ample commodities to the North in time for the New Year.

  • Fifth 'Defence Seminar - 2015' of the Army Begins on Tuesday

    This year’s gathering of intellectuals and experts on world’s security perspectives, ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’of the Sri Lanka Army starts off on Tuesday (01) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel with the participation of 66 foreign participants representing 34 countries and foreign missions.
  • SFHQ-KLN Helps Local Authorities to Find Land for Resettlement

    Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday (28) extended its support to the Kilinochchi Provincial Secretariat to re-trace the original settlers of several plots of land for resettlement of the displaced and provided 10 such families with permanent deeds. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander.............
  • 'Traitors Should be Given Capital Punishment'

    DEFENCE Secretary Rajapaksa says the LTTE rump is exploring every avenue to avenge Prabhakaran’s killing on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon last May. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says anyone seeking to undermine Sri Lanka’s sovereignty should be treated as a traitor regardless of his or her position. It will be a grave blunder on the government’s part to pave the way for the so-called international community to interfere in Sri Lanka, he says.

  • Army Athletes Receive Incentives on the Eve of 8th Defence Service Games

    Selected Sri Lanka Army Athletes participating in the 8th Defence Service Games beginning on Monday (3) received incentives and greetings from the Chairman, Sri Lanka Army Athletics Committee, Major General Amal Karunasekara on Saturday (1) during a simple ceremony at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7.

    THE Court Martial  I probing into charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged participation in political work while in active service  began its sittings at 1400 hours on Thursday (15). Cross examining and lead of evidence of the first witness continued for the second day as scheduleda. Cross examining will restart when the sittings resume on Friday (16) at 1400 hours. (Ends)