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  • New Army Tradesmen in Mullaittivu Begin Training

    Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) instructors and trainers commenced their initial training programme for 28 Tamil youths, enlisted to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force through the Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Wednesday (9). Major General A.S De Z Wickramarathna addressed the......
  • CDS Visits Kilinochchi to Receive Updates

    Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetilleke, Chief of Defence Staff with the view to receiving an update on ongoing development work and security arrangements, visited Kilinochchi recently and met Major General A.W.J.C De Silva, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).   
  • Mannar District New Year Festivals Held on Grand Scale

    Mannar based 54 Division Headquarters under the guidance of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) organized several mammoth Sinhala and Hindu New Year festivals for all civilians, resident in the whole of Mannar District, following directions, given by Brigadier M.A.M Dias, General Officer Commanding, 54 Division.
  • New Volunteer Force Commandant Assumes Office

    The newly-appointed Commandant of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Major General S.A.P.P. Samarasinghe assumed duties on Monday (12) at his office at SLAVF Headquarters, Kosgama. Major General Samarasinghe at the entrance to the premises reviewed a Guard Turn Out plus a Guard of Honour, presented by SLAVF troops.
  • Second 'Mahilchi Illam' for Psycho-social Promotion of Children Opened at Nadankandal

    THE SECOND Psycho-social Development Centre “Mahilchi Illam” (Happiness Centre) in the North, constructed using a  share of the proceeds collected from an Army organized musical evening was declared open on Sunday (9) at Pandiyankulam Maha Vidyalaya, Nadankandal in Manthe East division. Major General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander, Security Forces, Wanni and Competent Authority for IDPs, amidst a gathering of excited school children, teachers and villagers, ceremonially opened the second of its kind in the entire north.

  • Eastern Province Community Projects Help People

    8 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG), 8 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), 27 SLNG and 22 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) under 232 Brigade, 222 Brigade, 23 Division, 22 Division and 24 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), responding to the needs of the public, recently went on distributing more water stocks among families, living in Koralaipattu, Sinhalagama, Ilangaturei, Karakamunai, Ariyamakeni, Bakmitiyawa and Karamunai areas.
  • India, a Key Player in the Transformative World Order - Dr Uttam Sinha

    India’s former representative in the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific presenting his views on the sub theme ‘Emerging World Order - Indian Perspective’ at the ‘Defence Seminar’ sessions said that India remains a key player in the transformative world order as a rising power and the world faces a shift in balance of power.
  • 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.