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  • Nigerian NDC Team Calls on Commander of the Army


    A delegation of 20 faculty members of the National Defence College (NDC) of Nigeria, headed by Commodore Chukwuka Joel Chiejile, currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this afternoon (14).

  • PRESIDENT RAJAPAKSA MAKES HISTORY VISITING KILINOCHCHI

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa made history, barely two days after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebrations, to become the first ever President to visit Kilinochchi in the post-independent Sri Lanka after ejecting terrorists from the soil of Kilinochchi. On the arrival at the proposed new hospital complex in the heart of Kilinochchi town Thursday (16) morning, the President and his entourage were received by Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Commander of the....

  • US Coaches Here to Train Football Players at SFHQ-J Invitation


    A team of veteran US football players spearheaded a three-day coaching camp for the youth and school children in Jaffna at Duraiappah Stadium, Jaffna during July 21-23 following coordination, done by the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J). Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J attended the inauguration of the project on Monday (21).
  • IDPs Receive Donations from First Lady

    THE First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa accompanied by a few Seva Vanitha philanthropists went to Vavuniya this morning (22) to see the displaced civilians who are housed at the Menik Farm Relief Village in Vavuniya. Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Competent Authority for the Northern Province Major General G.A. Chandrasiri received the visiting First Lady and her retinue and conducted them to the Menik Farm Relief Village where thousands of IDPs are receiving temporary shelter.

  • 28 Army Built New Houses Given Away in Sampoor


    The second phase of the Sampoor Housing Project for displaced people, actively supported by 22 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) was declared open recently after delivering keys symbolically to 28 house recipients. The project sponsored by International India’s Filming Academy and Habitat Humanity was brought to completion by the troops in coordination with the Trincomalee District Secretary’s secretariat.
  • Chinese Delegation Reviewing SLMA Auditorium Progress Arrives


    A Chinese delegation, expected to review the technical aspect of the ongoing Chinese- funded auditorium complex at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa arrived at the SLMA premises on Wednesday (17). The 6-member delegation, headed by Major General Cheng Jiang, Political Commissar of Department of Military Training of General Staff Headquarters...........
  • RETIREMENT - REGULATION PROCESS AND PRACTICE


    The regulations pertaining to the retirement of Officers and Other Ranks from the Sri Lanka Army is set out in the under-mentioned enactments: a. The Army Act, No 17 of 1949, b. Army Officers’ Service Regulation (Regular Force) 1992, c. Army Pensions and Gratuities Code, 1981. d.  Army Medical and Dental Officers Regulations, 1961.
  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa


    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
     
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On


    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.