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  • 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.

  • More Land Blocks Distributed Among Tamils in Vavuniya

    In line with the government’s ongoing distribution of land among Tamil people, 56 Division Headquarters assisted a government-sponsored resettlement programme where 106 families were allotted each with 40 perches in Agbopura area during a ceremony on August 30. The ceremony organized under the patronage of Ven Etambagaskada Kalyanatissa Nayake Thero, Deputy Chief Sanganayake of the Northern Province.....
  • Jaffna Based Troops Step Up Dengue Prevention Work

    Troops of the 511 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with the cooperation of the regional Health Service authorities stepped up its Dengue preventive campaign to face the threat of Dengue in Kopay area on Thursday (18). The team checked over 500 households and their environmental conditions and educated people on this deadly menace. The 511 Brigade employed more than 25 soldiers for the project to which 2 doctors, 25 Public Health Midwives.....
  • 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.....

  • 5th Yoga Course Culminated

    The 5th round of the Yoga Course which commenced on 14 August in Kilinochchi to enhance discipline, mental and physical strength of the military personnel of the Security Force Headquarters - Killinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) culminated on Saturday (19) at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training School, Kilinochchi.

  • 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.......

  • 'Galle Dialogue - 2014' Begins for the 5th Consecutive Year

    The International Maritime Security Conference, ‘Galle Dialogue - 2014’ organized by Sri Lanka Navy for the 5th consecutive year under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development began at the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle on Monday (1). Professor G.L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs.....
  • Many Senior Officers to Take Over New Appointments

    Major General S.A.P.P Samarasinghe, currently the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) has been appointed as Sri Lanka Army’s Chief of Staff, effective from 17 May 2014. He succeeds Major General A.W.J.C De Silva.  Meanwhile, Major General E.M.M Ambanpola, has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff with effect from 9 May 2014 after Major General E.P. De Z Abeysekara went on retirement.