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  • Secretary Defence Joins 'Ifthar' Ceremony with MoD Officials

    A traditional 'Ifthar' ceremony, organized by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development took place at Hotel Taj Samudra Wednesday (23) evening with the participation of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest. The ceremony......

  • New Chinese Ambassador Calls on Army Chief

    The newly-accredited Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Mr Wu Jianghao on Thursday (19) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters. Mr Wu Jianghao during his cordial interaction with the Army Chief exchanged views on military matters of bilateral importance and ever-strengthening relations between both the armies, with special focus on......

  • Christmas Marked with More Humanitarian Projects at Veherathennagama

    Medical camps, Distribution of sanitary-ware and appliances among households, launch of humanitarian projects, etc in the general area of Veherathennagama, Vavuniya for the benefit of newly resettled people, took prominence during Christmas season. On Thursday (26) more than 380 villagers had access to medical consultations during.......
  • Service Corps Boxer Emerges Winner

    THE INTER Regiment Army Boxing Tournament, an enthusiastic annual event among both Army officers and soldiers alike got underway at Panagoda Army Indoor Stadium during March 29, 30 and 31. Sri Lanka Army Service Corps, recording 28 points emerged victorious in the final tournament and 2nd and 3rd places went to Gajaba Regiment (20 points) and Sri Lanka Artillery boxers (17 points) respectively. Gunner R.M.R.G Ratnayake, Sri Lanka Artillery was adjudged the Best Boxer.

  • Troops Join Civilians for Sharamadana Work

    TROOPS of three Brigades under command to the 52 Division in Varani recently took part in a few social welfare projects with the close coordination of civilians living in those areas. Four officers and one hundred other ranks of 10 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch serving under the Nagar Kovil-based 521 recently organized a Sharamadana campaign to renovate the Manalkadu-Varuni main road running via Maseri. Either side of the road was cleared while dilapidated sections of the road were patched to make it motorable for the vehicles.

  • Mobile Dental Clinic Organized by Troops Serve More Than 235 Students

    The Civil Affairs Office at 521 Brigade, Point Pedro of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), intending to help children with oral health, organized a mobile dental clinic at Shiva Prakash Vidyalaya, Point Pedro on Tuesday (11). Conducted by Dr Srinivasan of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, it was joined by Dr S. Senthilkumaran, Dental Surgeon and several members of the medical staff at Manthikai Base Hospital.
  • SLEME Secures the Championship in SLAVF Athletic Meet

    Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) recently won the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Inter Regiment Athletics Meet for the 4th successive year by obtaining 257 points while SLLI was placed in the second place by obtaining 202 points. The finals of the meet commenced on Thursday (16.07.2015) at.......
  • Kirivehera & Kataragama Sacred Places Glitter with Army Flags to Coincide with Army 65th Anniversary


    A representative gathering of senior officers, officers and other ranks of the Army which is set to mark its 65th Anniversary and the Army Day (Oct 10), headed by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, was in Kataragama Monday (6) evening in order to conduct one more segment of the series of religious ceremonies, meant to receive blessings on the Army and all its members.