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  • Maritime & Naval Experts Explore Possibilities for 'Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation' During Galle Conference

    The ‘Galle Dialogue’, the two-day international maritime conference, themed “Charting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation” with the participation of more than eleven countries was inaugurated Friday (6) morning at Hotel Light House in Galle.Sri Lanka Navy that has acted as a robust force performing an unparalleled role countering all forms of threats at sea....

  • Artillery Anniversary Gives Pride of Place to Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes

    Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), one of the most prestigious and admired regiments in the Army on Sunday (20), commemorated its 126th anniversary with a series of events at its SLA Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army added dignity and significance as the Chief Guest for the peak of commemorative ceremonies at the invitation of SLA Colonel Commandant, Major General Jagath Rambukpotha.
  • Cattle & Goats Distributed Among Needy Families

    Giving further boost to the promotion of economic power to needy civilians in the Jaffna peninsula, Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) coordinated the distribution of 100 cattle and 100 goats among 200 low income families, selected by respective Gramaseva officials in 51, 52 and 55 Divisions of the SFHQ-J.......
  • Military Hospital in Narahenpita

    The new Military Hospital in Narahenpita which will be opened by President Rajapaksa today is one of the largest hospitals in South Asia with all sophisticated medical equipment. It is certainly a great gift given to the tri-forces and Police by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the government and the people of this country, said Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake in an interview with the ‘Daily News’.

  • One More Phase of 'Healthy Army - Healthy Nation' Enlightens SFHQ-West Troops

    One more phase of the ‘Healthy Army - Healthy Nation’ campaign, slated to cut down disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to kidney failures, heart attacks, Diabetes, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, got underway on Monday (10) as a project of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) at the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) auditorium, Panagoda with the attendance of medical specialists of the Army Hospital and elsewhere.
  • 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.....

  • US Delegates Visit Kilinochchi Security Forces Headquarters

    A foreign diplomatic delegation, including US Deputy Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs recently met Major General A.W.J.C. de Silva, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi with a view to receiving an update on various development and security roles of the troops. The team, comprised of Dr Alyssa Ayres, US Deputy Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs, Mr Thomas Melia, US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Democracy, Human Rights and Labour.....
  • Inter Regiment Cricket Tournament Begins

    Division ‘B’ matches of the Army Inter Regiment Cricket Tournament, organized by the Army Cricket Club is currently underway at Mattegoda and Panagoda. The ‘A’ Division matches began on Monday (8) at the Army Cricket Grounds, Panagoda while the ‘B’ Division matches began on 02 June at Artillery Regimental Cricket Grounds......
  • Civilians Receive Gifts from Army

    TROOPS of the 5th Artillery Regiment that comes under 522 Brigade in Jaffna distributed five hundred parcels of soap, powder, towels and tooth paste, etc among civilians in Ramavil welfare camp in Jaffna recently. Those items were collected by the officers and soldiers of the 5th Artillery Regiment. Brigade Commander 522 Brigade Colonel D.M.S.B Bandara and several other officers and soldiers were associated with the occasion.