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    THE SAME senior Chest Physician at Chest Clinic Colombo National Hospital, for the second time conducted a thorough re-examination on General Sarath Fonseka this afternoon (7) using special medical tools, meant for special test on patients. The specialist who earlier also examined General Sarath Fonseka two days ago has re-confirmed that General Fonseka continues to be in good health and does not manifest any deterioration in his health.

  • 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.

  • Newly-Constructed Houses for Needy People in Veheratenna

    Two newly-constructed houses built with the financial sponsorship of Dr. Krisantha Perera, Consultant (Oncology) of Karapitiya General Hospital and Mrs Ajantha Vithanage, were handover to two needy families in Veheratenna with the coordination of the Commanding Officer of the 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment......
  • Army Power Lifters Clinch all Island Championship-2015 with National Records

    The All Island ‘Shakthi’ Power Lifting Championships -2015 took place on 1 August at Maithree Hall, Bandaragama with the participation of 8 teams. Sri Lanka Army fielded 2 teams for the tournament where they showed exceptional skills. The Army ‘A’ team emerged as the overall champions of the tournament and won commendations.  

  • Best Quality 'Free Issue' Packs Distributed Among Army Personnel

    A simple ceremony at the Defence Service College auditorium Tuesday (23) morning saw a representative gathering of 300 Army personnel receive ‘free issue’ packs of clothes and essentials, needed in the discharge of duties of a soldier. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at the invitation of Major General Nandana Udawatte, Master General Ordnance, took part in the distribution ceremony as the Chief Guest.
  • Signallers Open Their Own Website

    Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) recently launched its own website to be in line with ever-increasing communication requirements. Major General E.P. de Z Abeysekara, Colonel Commandant of SLSC as the Chief Guest on the occasion inaugurated the new website, www.army.lk/signaller during a simple ceremony at Diyatalawa SLSC ‘Mercury House’ holiday bungalow at Diyatalawa. Major General (Retd) C.J Abeyrathna as the Guest of Honour attended the occasion, together with a large gathering of SLSC officers and other ranks. The website address is www.army.lk/signaller.
  • 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.

  • -œWe will Further Advance All Round Cooperation Partnership of Sincere Mutual Support & Everlasting Friendship,- - Chinese Minister of National Defence

    The second day’s itinerary of the visiting Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defence General Liang Guanglie with his delegation of 23 senior military officers, began with a visit to the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda on Thursday (30) morning. General Guanglie makes history, by being the first Chinese Defence Minister to visit Sri Lanka at the invitation of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

  • Leading Buddhist Monks Protest UK Stance; Defence Secretary Assures No Harm to British HC

    COLOMBO: OVER three hundred leading Buddhist monks, led by Ven. Dr Omalpe Sobhitha Nayaka Thera staged a peaceful sit-on protest opposite the Colombo-based British High Commission against the UK’s opposition to the elimination of LTTE terrorism in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (29).     The protesters, backed by many patriotic civilians and monks attached to the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) held placards and banners that condemned the UK’s most recent controversial statements and illogical decisions regarding the last stage of the war against terrorism.