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  • 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.....
  • Special Mass Invokes Blessings on Forthcoming Army Anniversary

    The Army Christian Fellowship, representing all schools of Christian faith in the Army, as has been the practice for many years, organized a Special Mass on Tuesday (7) evening at the All Saints Church, Borella with the objective of invoking blessings on the forthcoming 65th Army Anniversary and the Army Day (October 10).
  • 55 Div Organized Clinics Treat More Than 300 Civilians

    More than 300 males, females and children in Vettalakerni area in the 55 Division, Jaffna, sought medical assistance from an Army organized mobile clinic for eye ailments and physical illness at Vettalakerni Parameshwari Maha Vidyalaya on Sunday (14). Troops of the 19 Sri Lanka National Guard serving 553 Brigade Headquarters under 55 Division, took the initiatives in this connection on the directions.....

  • Army Admin Staff to be Updated with Techniques of Documentation

    To coincide with the Army’s ongoing re-structuring programme after absence of about 30 years, measures are afoot to improve the quality of proper management of documentation in the organization, as directed by Directorate of Personnel Administration, Army Headquarters. Recently, a full-day workshop, organized by......
  • Vakarai - Panichchankerni Fishermen Enlightened on Modern Techniques

    Army troops, intending to help fishermen with provision of technical know-how that would match with most modern techniques of fishing, slated to increase their fish harvest, recently conducted a special workshop for local fishermen in Vakarai area under 233 Brigade. Use of old and traditional fishing methods and equipment continuously by fishermen has deprived them of bigger catches and more profits  since they do not have any access to new knowledge on modern technology.

  • Commander Extends New Year Greetings in a Message

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in a special message issued to mark the New Year 2010 calls upon all Army personnel to work harder to achieve more victories in the years to come. Here is the full text of the message: Happy New Year! The overwhelming victory, ever recorded in the most recent history of Sri Lanka over the three-decade long ruthless cycle of terrorism that plagued our beloved motherland which boasts of an unblemished 2500 year old reputation, was mainly attributable to professionalism, untiring efforts.....

  • New Military Hospital Reintroduces 'Healthy Army Healthy Nation' Programme

    A novel and innovative health approach, ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’, campaign, aimed to reduce disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) and Diabetes, is now on to increase awareness and prevent them from falling prey to these non-communicable diseases.
  • Jaffna Christmas Arrangements Now on Display

    The inauguration of the Christmas and New Year festivities in Jaffna, near the esplanade adjacent to the Weerasingham Hall took place on Friday (19) at 7.00 p.m. in a brief ceremony, attended by Jaffna Bishop Rev. Dr. Thomas Saundranayagam, clergies of other faiths, Major General Jagath Alwis, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) and a gathering of invitees.
  • Secretary Defence Underlines Need to Look Beyond as the Country Enjoys Political Plurality & Democracy

    The Sri Lanka Army-organized ‘Defence Seminar – 2013’ themed ‘Post Conflict Sri Lanka; Challenges and Regional Stability’ was ceremonially inaugurated Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel with Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa as Guest of Honour on the occasion delivering the keynote address to a gathering of more than 300 participants, comprised of 66 foreign delegates, ambassadors and defence attachés. Mr Lalith Weeratunge, Secretary to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest was.........