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  • 621 Brigade with a Long History Marks Its Anniversary

    Troops of the 621 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) which had actively contributed to the eradication of terrorism, particularly from Welioya area, commemorated its 4th anniversary, although its history is traced to way back in 1983. Formal military honours to the Brigade Commander.....
  • New Commander Calls on Mahanayaka & Visits Dalada Maligawa

    PAYING his highest regards to the religious sentiments, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya visited Kandy on Saturday (18) to offer his respect to Sri Dalada Maligawa and call on the supreme seat of Buddhism, Mahanayakas (prelates) of Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters in accordance with age old traditions. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya and Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya were received on arrival at the historic Temple of Tooth by Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dela Bandara.

  • Major General Wijayaratne's Death Anniversary Falls Today

    The 23rd death anniversary of Major General Chullabhaya Lakshman Wijayaratne of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), more popularly called ‘Lucky’ in the Army, who died a War Hero, falls today (Dec 18). A deadly landmine explosion triggered by LTTE separatists near 10th Mile Post on Trincomalee - Anuradhapura, snuffed out his precious life on 18th December 1990 while he was serving as the Area Commander for 33 Brigade in Trincomalee. 
  • Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River

    The waterborne, ‘Kayaking Expedition’, a novel adventurous project of the 3 Commando Regiment of the Army which recently saw a group of Commando rowers, conduct an exploratory mission, covering a distance of about 165 km, ended successfully at the outfall of the Mahaweli River in Trincomalee. The waterborne exploratory group of the Commando Regiment which.......
  • Indian National Defence College Team Calls on Commander

    A sixteen-member military delegation from India’s prestigious National Defence College (NDC), led by Major General Anjan Mukherjee called on Commander of the Army   Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (20) morning at Army Headquarters. Major General Anjan Mukherjee, Head of the delegation, accompanied by Air Commodore Sanjay Bhutani met the Commander of the Army.....

  • Over 1,200 mt of Essential Food Items for Civilians

    OVER 1,200 metric tonnes of essential food items have been shipped for the civilian polity in the High Security Zones of Mullaitivu and Pudumathalan from the Trincomalee harbour yesterday (19). These essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, dhal and soya meat have been transported by the ship Thirupathi, Resident Manager of the Trincomalee Ports Authority Nimal Jayatissa said.....

  • New Strategies to Channel Welfare Work Explored

    A DISCUSSION, aimed at exploring possibilities to well coordinate all welfare roles for War Heroes via one particular channel took place at the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) auditorium this morning (21). The discussion, attended by Military Secretary Major General A.W.J.C De Silva, Medical Advisor Major General S.H Munasinghe, Director Additional Welfare, Brigadier E.G Jayakody and Director Rehabilitation Brigadier R.V Samarathunga.......

  • Touring Undergraduates Facilitated

    A team of 125 undergraduates of the University of Peradeniya came to Mullaittivu area on a tour received Army support and facilitation on Monday (28). Under the coordination of 64 and 68 Division Headquarters, those touring undergraduates visited sacred temples, captured arms and ammunition, submarine stations of LTTE terrorists, Mullaittivu War Hero memorial and other places of interest.