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  • Fireworks Display Colours Jaffna Army Carols

    Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ - J) in coordination with the Jaffna Bishop House organized a Christmas Carol on Wednesday (2) evening at ‘Our Lady of Refuge’ (OLR) Church, Jaffna. Most Rev. Dr Thomas Sauntharanayagam, Bishop of Jaffna and Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J after unveiling a crib, erected in the Church premises and lighting the traditional oil lamp....

  • India's Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Tour

    Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army General Dalbir Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, heralding a new era of goodwill, understanding and military co-operation, arrives in Sri Lanka Monday (27) afternoon, together with a five-member delegation at the invitation of his Sri Lanka’s counterpart, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva. During the five-day long stay, General Dalbir Singh is expected to pay courtesy calls on HE the President........
  • A Large Crowd Enjoys New Year Festival in Diyatalawa

    Newly established Security Force Headquarters (Central) in Diyatalawa organized its First Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival, giving prominence to national and cultural traditions, on Thursday (11) at Security Force Headquarters, Diyatalawa. The festival, conducted under the guidance of Major General H.C.P. Goonetilleke, Security Force Commander (Central), had many traditional games and events throughout the day.
  • Chinese Delegation Reviewing SLMA Auditorium Meets Commander

    The Chinese delegation, currently in Sri Lanka to offer technical assistance to the ongoing Chinese - funded auditorium complex at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA), Diyatalawa and review its construction progress paid a courtesy call on the Commander of Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (18) evening.
  • Commander Extends his New Year Greetings

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, addressing Officers, Non Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks and civil staff at the Army Headquarters extended his New Year wishes to all ranks of the Sri Lanka Army and their families in connection with the Sinhala and Hindu New year. Army Chief, during his address Monday morning (18), paid sincere gratitude to Officers and Other Ranks who are away from their loved ones during the festival season.....
  • External Affairs Minister & Military Chiefs Attend Weekend Asia-Pacific Security Summit

    A HIGH-LEVEL government delegation, led by Minister of External Affairs Prof G.L Peiris, in the company of Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, during the weekend (June 4 - 6), participated in the Singapore-based International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) organized ‘Asia Security Summit, the Shangri-Dialogue’. The two-day summit, attended by more than fifteen ministerial delegates and over twenty top level senior military chiefs and leaders focused attention on varying themes.....

  • Artillery School Gives Hearty Welcome to Touring 'Abimansala' Inmates

    A group of 26 Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’ resident War Heroes on their way back after offerings at historic Somawathiya sacred place, off Polonnaruwa, paused at the Gunners’ Club of the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) training school at Minneriya on Thursday (3). The school’s Centre Commandant.....

  • 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.