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  • Multi-National 'Exercise Cormorant Exercise VI' Draws to a Close with Mammoth Mock Attack

    The Army-pioneered mock ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike VI - 2015’ saw its successful accomplishment at Punnikuda, Batticaloa where a simulated multi-pronged attack on enemy camps as the final leg of the Exercise, took place amid thrill and excitement Thursday (23) afternoon. Together with 2500 infantrymen, inclusive of 245 sailors and 140 airmen......
  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
  • 200 Civil Volleyball Clubs & Elle Training Camps Promote Sports in Wanni

    Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ - W) – organized volleyball tournament among clubs in the civil sector got underway recently at Vavuniya Gamini Vidyalaya grounds. The Inter- Club Volleyball Tournament was joined by 200 sports clubs in all divisions of the SFHQ-W at the invitation of the troops serving there......
  • Tamil Protesters Give up Red Tiger Flag for Black Banner

    FOR YEARS, pro-Tamil demonstrators have proudly hoisted the distinctive red flag many associate with the banned Tamil Tigers, a group Canada deems a terrorist organisation.But on Tuesday, among about 10,000 demonstrators on Parliament Hill, those were nowhere to be seen, replaced instead by Canadian flags and stark black banners - symbolic, demonstrators said, of the civilians killed in the offensive by the Sri Lankan government.

  • Army Families Support Domestic Cultivation Programme

    More than 130 Army families, resident in the Panagoda Army Quarters for other ranks enthusiastically took part in a domestic cultivation (Gewathu Waga) competition, following initiatives taken by Security Forces Headquarters-South (SFHQ-S). The project launched under ‘Divi Neguma’ drive......
  • DSCSC Student Officers Listen to Commander

    At the invitation of the Commandant, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Friday (29) afternoon delivered a lecture to student officers, reading for passed staff college (psc) degree at Sapugaskanda DSCSC......
  • One More SFHQ-MLT Community Project Launched

    Peliyagoda Lions Club offered its helping hand to the students and villagers in Mullaittivu and gave away a large stock of school accessories and spectacles on Saturday (15) at the request of the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). In addition, a wheelchair was donated to a disable civilian on the recommendations of the SFHQ-MLT with the blessings of the Commander, SFHQ-MLT.
  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • Kilinochchi Children Promised A Trip to Colombo

    With the financial support of ‘Guna Jaya Sathuta’ Foundation, gift parcels including school accessories and 35 gift vouchers, each worth of Rs 1000/- offered by DSI Private Limited, were distributed among 35 helpless children of Holy Family Convent Women’s and Children’s Home in Uratthipuram, Kilinochchi on Wednesday (12).