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  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
  • President Rajapaksa, Chief Guest at Army 'Poson' Devotional Song Presentation

    A PRESENTATION of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at Army Headquarters ground by Army personnel on Monday (21) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests, including HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs Rajapaksa....

  • Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital

    The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake together with senior officers this morning (16) inaugurated the first formal working day of the New Year at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after lighting the traditional oil lamp invited all present at the location to share new sweetmeats and milk rice (Kiribath) laid on tables at the premises.
  • Army's 'Rehabilitation Model' is to be Recognized Worldwide - Seminar Experts

    Discussions on Sri Lanka Army’s overall contribution to the rehabilitation of some 11,000 plus misguided youngsters, brainwashed by LTTE, evoked enormous interest and curiosity among foreign delegates to the ‘Defence Seminar - 2012,’ since the world elsewhere, has not set a precedent of this magnitude in contemporary history. Reaffirming the notion ‘what you see is what you believe’, all delegates had free access to all.......
  • Commander of the Army Declares Open 'Thalsevana', the Luxurious Holiday Resort in Jaffna

    Hours after the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya inaugurated the count down to the 10 day long commemoration ceremonies in connection with the Army’s 61st Anniversary and Army Day (10th October) at Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, the Commander of the Army declared open the newly constructed ‘Thal Sewana’ Holiday Resort at Kankasanthurai in Jaffna Saturday (2) evening.

  • SFHQ-MLT Initiates Sewing Training for New Garment Industry Openings

    A training centre for sewing to potential 35 woman employees who had been selected to work in the proposed Hirdaramani apparel factory at Mullaittivu, was set up at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) premises with the objective of supporting the proposed project. Following initiatives, taken by the SFHQ-MLT, Hirdaramani Pvt Ltd with the intention of providing employment to some 350 women......
  • Inter Regiment Shooting Contest Ends in Diyatalawa

    The annual Inter Regimental Combat Shooting Contest, that got underway at 1000 metres range, Diyatalawa firing range from May 26 ended on June 4. The programme was organized by the Army Small Arms Association with the participation of 430 male and female shooters from 43 shooting teams representing all Regiments. Major General Jagath Dias......
  • Items Used in Former LTTE Swarnam's Office Complex Unearthed

    EAST: A STOCK of accessories to arms and ammunition, kept buried in PUCHCHANKERNI, VAKARAI in the East, were unearthed by the troops Sunday (21) afternoon while they were conducting a search and clear operation. An informant has alerted the troops on the hideout following information received earlier. The unearthing took place around 6.45 p.m. on Sunday (21).

  • Army to Raise Separate 'Educational Corps' Very Soon - Commander

    “In the next three years, the Army is geared to bring all island-wide Army Training Institutes on par with international professional standards, enabling more and more foreign students to arrive here for military training. This is to be done with the raising of a separate Army Educational Corps with 100 instructors to match with varying foreign training streams as there is a growing demand for such openings here.....
  • Investiture of Gallantry Awards on North - East War Heroes Inaugurated at Temple Trees

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces refreshed the memories of invaluable dedication, commitment and sacrifice, made by 19,158 War Heroes of the Armed Forces during Humanitarian Operations in the North and East by awarding prestigious Gallantry Medals, Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya (WWV) and Rana Wickrema Padakkama (RWP) in a glittering ceremony at Temple Trees Monday (15) afternoon.