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  • Buddhist Monks & Villagers in Moragahahena Visit Vanni Troops in New Year

    THE ANNUAL “Vavuniya Avurudu Charika” (New Year Visit to Vavuniya) of the Moragahahena Sri Purvarama Buddhist Development Foundation in Horana was organized this year too for the eighteenth consecutive time. Buddhist monks of Moragahahena Sri Purvaramaya temple and dwellers in surrounding villages on 11th April took their Sinhala and Hindu New Year greetings.....


    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.

  • 62 Division Troops Coordinate Distribution of Dry Rations

    Troops of 26 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 62 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) coordinated the distribution of 30 packs of dry rations to Weheratenna villagers. They were donated by Dr. H.S Ranasinghe from Paradeniya Hospital, Dr. S.P Wickramaga, Lecturer from University of Rajarata and.......
  • Major General A.W.J.C De Silva Appointed New Commander of the Army

    Major General A.W.J.C De Silva RWP USP ndu psc, has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from February 22, 2015 by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on Friday (20). Enlisted to the Army on 6 February 1980 and commissioned to the 1 Field Engineer Regiment of the Corps......
  • KDU Vice Chancellor's Contribution to Change in Global Education Awarded in Mumbai

    World Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Congress at Mumbai, India  General has recently recognized ' the strategic and iconic position'  of  Major General Milinda Peiris, Vice Chancellor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) by presenting the 'Award for Outstanding Contribution To Education' The award was in recognition of the strategic and iconic position, occupied by Major General Milinda Peiris in the fraternity of Vice Chancellors as an agent of change in global education.
  • Panagoda & Manning Town Pre-School Kids Display Talents in Concert

    The annual concert of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) - managed Manning Town and Panagoda ‘Viru Kekulu’ pre-schools got underway on Monday (26) at Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium. First Lady, Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa at the invitation of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, SVAB graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • 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.....