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  • Mobile Eye Clinics in Mannar Treat Over 600 Civilians

    In the wake of fast spreading eye infection in the Mannar District, 54 Division Headquarters in cooperation with the office of Mannar District Health Services organized mobile eye clinics at several places. Those mobile clinics at Vidathalathivu St James Church, Iluppukadavai School, Pandivettuvan School, and Pesalai Provincial Hospital treated more than 600 patients and provided them with medicine.....
  • Engineers Win Army Inter Regiment Swimming Championship for Novices

    The Inter Regiment swimming championship for novices was held at Panagoda on 29 August. This novice swimming championship was held for two days (28 to 29). Men’s Championship was won by Corps of Engineers while Gemunu Watch secured the runners-up position. Women’s championship was won by 6th Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps while the 5th Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps emerged runners-up.
  • Syndicate Presentations Held

    A few officers of formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) held their syndicate presentations during 8-10 September at SFHQ-KLN auditorium. 1 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) conducted their presentation on ‘ISIS Issues in the World’ on 8 September at the Battalion Headquarters, 1 SLSR......
  • Army Buddhist Association Sets 11 Cattle Free on Behalf of Vesak

    THE ARMY Buddhist Association (ABA) presided by Major General H.L. Weerathunge, as part of the Army’s ongoing Vesak Celebrations, launched a cattle release programme at Sri Bodhirajaramaya in Panagoda on Thursday (27). The series of 'Pinkam' organized on the instructions of Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....

  • Army's SLSR Junior Club Offers Breakfast to Children's Orphanage

    The ‘Young Cougars’ Club’, the one and only junior club that brings all youngsters in Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Seva Vanitha families under one umbrella, marking its entry into the field of social services, had a worthwhile cause as its pilot project on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (May 17). The club, founded in late April this year as the brainchild of Major General D.R.A.B Jayatillake, Colonel of the Regiment, SLSR, is spearheaded by.....
  • Sri Lankan Contingent in South Sudan Awarded UN Medals

    The first-ever medal parade of the    United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the new SRIMED Level 2 Hospital, managed by the Sri Lankan contingent in Bor, South Sudan, took place recently during a......
  • Awareness on Oral Health Care Highlighted in 663 Organized Medical Clinic

    A team of Medical Officers on oral health from Mulankavil Government Hospital at the request of the Army recently conducted a dental clinic at remote Selyathivu Tamil Mixed School with a view to educating the public on importance of oral health care. The clinic, organized by troops of the 663 Brigade Headquarters on the instructions of the Commander, 663 Brigade Headquarters, drew over 50 civilians from the area and educated the attendees on importance of dental care and oral hygiene.
  • 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.
  • 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).....