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    THE SAME senior Chest Physician at Chest Clinic Colombo National Hospital, for the second time conducted a thorough re-examination on General Sarath Fonseka this afternoon (7) using special medical tools, meant for special test on patients. The specialist who earlier also examined General Sarath Fonseka two days ago has re-confirmed that General Fonseka continues to be in good health and does not manifest any deterioration in his health.

  • Govt. to Celebrate the Victory Against Terrorism

    THE GOVERNMENT is to celebrate the Victory against Terrorism in a week long festival islandwide starting tomorrow from schools, said Agriculture Minister Maithripala Sirisena. School Principals have been instructed to get the participation of 3.9 million students for ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ – Hounouring War Heroes -- programmes at schools today. Tomorrow all state institutions, semi-government institutions, local government institutions, provincial councils and district secretariats are to conduct ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ programmes in their respective institutions, he said. On Friday, May 22 there will be a mass ‘National Ranaviru Pranama’ rally at the Parliament grounds in Sri Jayewardenepura. It will be addressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Newly-Constructed Houses for Needy People in Veheratenna

    Two newly-constructed houses built with the financial sponsorship of Dr. Krisantha Perera, Consultant (Oncology) of Karapitiya General Hospital and Mrs Ajantha Vithanage, were handover to two needy families in Veheratenna with the coordination of the Commanding Officer of the 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment......
  • Army Power Lifters Clinch all Island Championship-2015 with National Records

    The All Island ‘Shakthi’ Power Lifting Championships -2015 took place on 1 August at Maithree Hall, Bandaragama with the participation of 8 teams. Sri Lanka Army fielded 2 teams for the tournament where they showed exceptional skills. The Army ‘A’ team emerged as the overall champions of the tournament and won commendations.  

  • Best Quality ‘Free Issue’ Packs Distributed Among Army Personnel

    A simple ceremony at the Defence Service College auditorium Tuesday (23) morning saw a representative gathering of 300 Army personnel receive ‘free issue’ packs of clothes and essentials, needed in the discharge of duties of a soldier. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Major General Nandana Udawatte, Master General Ordnance, took part in the distribution ceremony as the Chief Guest.
  • SFHQ-MLT Organizes Football & Volleyball Tournaments

    Troops of all the Units, Brigades and Divisions, under the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the intention of promoting fellowship and mutual confidence organized football and volleyball tournaments among them. 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) and 24 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) entered the finals although 20 teams......
  • Army Ventures into Sale of Vegetables at Cost Price for Consumers

    Sri Lanka Army with the sole intention of providing consumers with fresh vegetables at unit cost price has embarked on a new project of distributing directly-purchased vegetables among the public sans any intermediaries in the market. This novel non-profit making scheme, on the directions of HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa commenced Friday (7) on the instructions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.....

  • Curtains Fall on 47th Inter Regimental Athletic Tournament

    The 47th Inter Regimental Athletic Tournament, organized by the Army Athletic Association came to an end Thursday (19) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium grounds after the three-day long event set new records and honoured yesteryear veterans. Over 1000 athletes representing twenty-four Regiments in the Army competed for their slots in marathon races, 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, races and relays....

  • Leading Buddhist Monks Protest UK Stance; Defence Secretary Assures No Harm to British HC

    COLOMBO: OVER three hundred leading Buddhist monks, led by Ven. Dr Omalpe Sobhitha Nayaka Thera staged a peaceful sit-on protest opposite the Colombo-based British High Commission against the UK’s opposition to the elimination of LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (29).     The protesters, backed by many patriotic civilians and monks attached to the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) held placards and banners that condemned the UK’s most recent controversial statements and illogical decisions regarding the last stage of the war against terrorism.