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  • Troops on Search & Clear Operations Find Improvised LTTE Bombs

    WANNI : TROOPS serving in KILLINOCHCHI, ADAMPAN, AKKARAYANKULAM, PUTUKUDIRIPPU and PULIYANKULAM areas recovered   thirty-eight 60 mm mortar bombs, sixty Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) chargers, seven RPG bombs,  seven 60 mm mortar illuminating bombs, three anti personnel mines, one hundred and sixteen Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) Ammunition, one MPMG link, seven thousand and nine T-56 ammunition, two 40 mm armour ammunition,  one hundred and twenty-five hand grenades, ninety-seven improvised LTTE bombs....

  • Govt. to Celebrate the Victory Against Terrorism

    THE GOVERNMENT is to celebrate the Victory against Terrorism in a week long festival islandwide starting tomorrow from schools, said Agriculture Minister Maithripala Sirisena. School Principals have been instructed to get the participation of 3.9 million students for ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ – Hounouring War Heroes -- programmes at schools today. Tomorrow all state institutions, semi-government institutions, local government institutions, provincial councils and district secretariats are to conduct ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ programmes in their respective institutions, he said. On Friday, May 22 there will be a mass ‘National Ranaviru Pranama’ rally at the Parliament grounds in Sri Jayewardenepura. It will be addressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • 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’.

  • Trincomalee Islamic Leaders Join Army Organized 'Ifthar' Ceremony

    Trincomalee-based 22 Division Headquarters lent its helping hand to foster religious harmony and amity among all communities by holding a ‘Ifthar’ (fast breaking) ceremony on Tuesday (14) at the Headquarters premises. More than 46 members of Ulama congregations of Islamic faith, together with Maulavis of......

  • Awareness Programme on Traffic Control to Mark World Day of Social Justice

    15 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) organized an awareness programme on ‘Traffic Control’ to make aware students of the Vellamkuam Roman Tamil Mixed School in cooperation with the Illuppukadewai Police Station. It was organized to mark the world day of social justice on Friday (20) with the participation of two Police officers, SLSR troops, teachers and students.
  • Commander En Route Reviews Area Security in Galle

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, accompanied by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch visited Galle Area Headquarters Friday (6) afternoon to review ongoing security measures in the area and look into matters related to the welfare of the troops serving the area. Commander of the Army on arrival at the Headquarters was received by Major General S.W.L. Daulagala, Commander Security Forces, South and Galle Area Commander, Brigadier P.U.S. Vithanage.

  • Army Organizes Educational Tour for Sinhala & Tamil Students

    Erasing thirty years of bitter memories and fostering better relations, a group of one hundred children, fifty from Ichchalanpaththu Divisional Secretariat and the rest from Mavilaru area were taken on an educational trip to Colombo by 222 Brigade Headquarters in Jayanthigama, Kantale. The group, comprised of Sinhala and Tamil students visited Parliament, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Vihara Maha Devi Park, National Museum and Colombo Ananda Vidyalaya.