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  • Pre-School Kids Donated School Accessories

    Considerate troops of the 5 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) of 683 Brigade Headquarters under 68 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu, pocked out their own money to buy learning accessories for kids attending the Kalaimagal pre school in the Udayarkattu north, Puthukudiyarippu in Security Force Headquarters-Mullattivu......
  • '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.....
  • National Independence Day Salutes Mother Sri Lanka, Now on the Path of Speedy Development

    The 64th National Independence Day ceremony that re-affirmed the commitment for strengthening of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty, development and peaceful co-existence, took place Friday (4th February) morning at Anuradhapura with pomp and pageantry. The annual national spectacle, held for the second time in the sacred ancient capital of Anuradhapura was dignified by the presence of His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the First Lady.......

  • Railway Track to Omanthai Nearing Completion

    THE final construction phase of the 10-km long railway track stretch from Thandikulam to Omanthai is nearing completion with the active support the project receives from 5 Field Engineer Regiment of Corps of Engineers in the Army. Army Engineers in support of the government’s ongoing reconstruction of the northern bound railway line responded positively to the challenge and commenced De-mining work at first soon after.......
  • Indian Army Southern Command Chief Calls on Navy Commander

    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka, began his itinerary on Wednesday (19), paying a courtesy call on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at Navy Headquarters. A Guard of Honour accorded to the visiting military leader greeted him at the Navy Headquarters. 
  • Two Flood-Affected Families Get Help

    Non-Commissioned Officers’ Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya offered their assistance to two families, affected by recent floods in Kalaoya area. The NCOTS gave a packet of dry-rations separately to both families. Troops of the NCOTS together with other military establishments continuously supported rescue and relief operations during the floods.
  • 2nd Witness Expected to be Cross Examined

    The Court Martial 1 probing charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged participation in political work resumed its sittings on 9th August 2010 at 9.30 a.m. Examination in chief on the 2nd witness was concluded by prosecution during this morning (9). When the trial begins at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday (10) again, the 2nd witness is to be cross-examined by the defence. However, defence counsel was not present at today’s session. (Ends)  

  • SFHQ (KLN) Conducts Mine Awareness Programme

    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on account of the International Demining Day, conducted a Mine Awareness Programme at Nelum Piyasa auditorium with the cooperation of Sri Lanka Army Demining Team, Halo Trust Organization, Dash Demining Group and Shed Organization, on Saturday (26). 
  • Indian Military on Red Alert to Block LTTE Cadres

    INDIA has put its security forces on alert along its southern coastline to prevent beleaguered LTTE cadres fleeing Mullaitivu from entering this country. Indian Army’s Vice Chief Lietenant General Noble Thamburaj said here today that his troops along with the Navy and Coast Guard are on alert along the southern coastline. Talking to reporters, he said: "The Coast Guard and the Indian Navy form the first tier of guarding against infiltration from our southern coast. We have some troops deployed in the Southern Command to make sure that LTTE elements.....