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  • Army Boxers Qualify for World Boxing Championship Tournament

    Three Army Boxers representing Sri Lanka’s National Team are to take part in the World Boxing Championship, scheduled to be held in Azerbaijan between 22 September - 10 October, 2011. Private W.A.C.I Perera of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (under 49 kg weight category), Lance Corporal S.R.P Ranaveera of Gajaba Regiment (under 52 kg weight category) and Corporal W.R.T Weerakkody of Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (under 56 kg weight category) who excelled during the pre-boxing tournament.....
  • Halambawewa Village Women to Undergo Sewing Training

    Colombo ‘Jayagrahanaya’ organization and Colombo Sonata Ladies Club jointly organized commencement of a sewing course of self-employment for women in Halambaweva village under Sampathnuwara Divisional Secretariat. One sewing machine and accessories, needed for fabric painting to the value......
  • Central Bank Governor Fully Optimistic of Country's Future Gains

    Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka presenting his views on the topic ‘Sustaining Economic Momentum in the Nation’s Journey to Prosperity’ in the Session 2 in the ongoing Defence Seminar - 2014 at Colombo Galadari Hotel highlighted the momentum Sri Lanka has achieved in the sphere of economic revival with the return of durable peace to Sri Lanka.

  • T-55 Tanks Abandoned by Army Uncovered

    WANNI: TROOPS on their search and clear operations in the general areas of KARAPPUKUTTI, PULIYANKULAM and MUNDIMURIPPU areas recovered one 60 mm mortar bomb, one Rocket Propeller Grenade (RPG) and two T-55 tanks abandoned by the Army on Sunday (14). Meanwhile, de-mining groups recovered twenty-five anti personnel mines, one 60 mm mortar bomb and.....

  • 68 Division Troops Listen to Lecture on Moral Development & Effectiveness

    In order to promote Moral Development and Positive Thinking among Army personnel, the 68 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Tuesday (4) took initiatives to organize two separate workshops for officers and soldiers of the 68 Division. Popular orator, Nalaka Hewamadduma conducted the sessions for the benefit of officers and soldiers serving the 68 Division.

  • Part of Troops Held Land Released To Jaffna Owners

    In consistent with the government policy of releasing northern lands, hitherto used by the Security Forces to their original owners, the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on the instructions of the Secretary Defence and the Commander of the Army released a 2 sq km area of land around the Palaly camp to their original owners on Tuesday (29).....

  • Colombo Sleuths Uncover LTTE Satellite Antenna

    MANNAR: A five - member team of sleuths from the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) on Monday (04) rushed to MANNAR and detected a powerful satellite antenna that had been kept buried in fertilizer bags to be sent to Tiger terrorists in the north. Investigators on information given by an informant uncovered dismantled accessories and spares of this most modern satellite antenna from ERUKKULAMPIDDI area in the presence of the Police when they had been kept neatly buried in five large fertilizer bags. 

  • Security Forces Appeal Gold Jewellery Claimants To Reach Civil Coordination Offices For Processing

    The Security Forces in the North who had already launched the process of returning identified gold jewellery, recovered earlier from the LTTE, to their rightful owners, appeal remaining civilians who have still failed to claim their valuables after the war to reach Civil Coordinating Offices in the Wanni, Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Mannar and Jaffna and process their ownership claims, proving their bona fides for verification.

  • LTTE Escapees with Underworld - PM

    PRIME Minister D.M. Jayaratne yesterday said in Parliament that the Government has received information from Intelligence Units that several LTTE cadres who escaped from the North were now operating with underworld groups in main cities. Moving a motion seeking the extension of the state of emergency by another one month, the Prime Minister said the LTTE cadres .....

  • Tsunami Rehearsals Conducted

    Security Forces Headquarters - South (SFHQ-S) on Tuesday (26) conducted a Tsunami emergency rehearsal in Puttalam area with a view to educating the public on emergency relief measures in the event of a Tsunami situation. 143 Brigade troops under 14 Division actively participated in the rehearsal in conjunction with all other civil organizations in the area.