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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......

  • 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.....

  • 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.......
  • Ministerial Delegation Visits Kilinochchi

    ON the invitation of Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a group of Ministers, MPs and Secretaries of Ministries visited Security Forces Headquarters area in Kilinochchi on 17 May 2010. They arrived at Security Forces Headquarters in Iranamadu where the Governor of Northern Province, Security Forces Commander and District Secretary Kilinochchi received them. The Security Forces Commander, briefed them on civil matters pertaining to his area, followed up by a briefing of the Governor and Secretaries to Provincial Ministries over the progress on the entire Northern Province.

  • 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.
  • Six Absconding Tigers Surrender & Lead Army to Unearth Their Weapons

    VAVUNIYA: SIX Tiger cadres who had surrendered to the Special Task Force Police post at VARIKUTTUR, VAVUNIYA west have led the Police to unearth a stock of LTTE arms and ammunition that had been kept buried several months ago in the same area on the road to MANNAR. Three female and three male Tigers who had been allegedly moving about in VAVUNIYA area for sometime while resorting to LTTE violence in the past had finally made up their minds to surrender to the troops in VAVUNIYA Tuesday (9) morning.