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  • Commander Questions ‘Accountability’ Figures; New Report to be Released to Clear the Air

     
    ‘As a response to specific paragraphs that made allegations against the military during humanitarian operations in the Darusman report, we, all in the tri-services, are now giving final touches to the compilation of a new report that will be shortly submitted to the international community, presenting exact details on how the Security Forces conducted the humanitarian operations, based on zero casualty policy,’ said Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....
     
  • Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River


    The waterborne, ‘Kayaking Expedition’, a novel adventurous project of the 3 Commando Regiment of the Army which recently saw a group of Commando rowers, conduct an exploratory mission, covering a distance of about 165 km, ended successfully at the outfall of the Mahaweli River in Trincomalee. The waterborne exploratory group of the Commando Regiment which.......
     
  • Army Troops Restore Traffic Clearing Roads


    Strong and gushing winds that swept across largely the South Western coastal belt during wee hours on Saturday (8) causing disruptions to traffic and public places prompted troops of the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) to immediately act and clear those hurdles within a couple of hours before dawn. SFHQ-West troops serving 14 Division Headquarters rushed to the intersection at Maradana Technical Collage junction and several main roads in Colombo...........
  • Ranaviru Month (May 19 - June 19) Inaugurated

    May 19 to June 19 was declared Ranaviru month and simultaneously the first Ranaviru flag was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (19). The daughter of War Hero, A. Weerasinghe who was honoured with the Weera Prathapa Jathika Sammana and Ranawickrema complementary badge and Mallika Jayawardena....
  • Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka

     
     
    A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
     
  • Overwhelming Public Support Offered to ‘Abimansala-2’ Ground Preparations

     
    Grateful members of the public in and around Kamburupitiya-Wilpita where the Army’s south-based wellness resort, ‘Abimansala-2’ is to be erected, assembled in their hundreds on Saturday (31) and profusely offered their labour in a massive ‘Shramadana’ campaign for preparation of ground work in the project. The self-organized ‘Shramadana’ campaign.......
     
  • 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.....

  • 62 Division Marks its Anniversary with a Difference


    An elaborate display of martial arts, comprised of Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Karate, Wushu, Taekwondo and locally-recognized ‘Angam Pora’ staged on the same platform for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) area to coincide with the 4th anniversary of the 62 Division on 15 October, robbed the attention of........
     
     
  • Commander Addressing Kilinochchi Troops Scoffs at International Allegations Against Army & Country

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army with the express intention of keeping the ground troops informed of international moves as well as evaluating ongoing Army nation-building assignments, visited the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and both 66 and 65 Division Headquarters on Monday (4). A Guard of Honour plus a Guard Turnout, dressed in ceremonial garbs.....

  • Service of Army Civil Employees Appreciated During AGM

     
     
    Civil employees serving the Army were delighted to welcome Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army to the Annual General Meeting of the Army’s Civilians’ Benefit Association (CBA), held at the Public Library auditorium on Friday (12) as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Mr. Gamini Mahagamage, Director, Directorate of Civil Administration of the Army.