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  • 14 Div & 143 Brigade Troops Contribute to ‘Poson’

    Troops of the 14 Division and the 143 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) contributed to the successful conduct of the Poson ceremony by declaring a Poson Zone under the theme of ‘Mihinthalawai Daham Amawai’ in Bingiriya Dewegiri Purana Viharasthanaya, Chilaw opening  to the general public on Tuesday (2). This Poson Zone will be opened till Saturday (6).
  • SFHQ – KLN Officers’ Syndicate Presentations Submitted

    Officers of the 20 Gajaba Regiment (GR) and the 4 Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) submitted their ‘syndicate presentations’ separately under the topics of “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and “Sri Lankan Model of Deradicalization and its Tool Effectiveness when comparing with Different Methods” on 02 September at the 20 GR Battalion Headquarters and on 05 September at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) respectively.
  • 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.....
  • 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.....

  • Post-LTTE Era: Reasons for a Bigger Navy

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says despite annihilation of the LTTE’s conventional military capacity, the Navy will have to be further strengthened to meet any eventuality. The Navy alongside the intelligence services, he says should be the first line of defence to thwart a fresh LTTE threat. In a brief interview with The Island, the war veteran emphasized the pivotal importance of developing a cohesive approach as part of an overall strategy not only to tackle the LTTE, but enhance regional security as well.

  • 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.......

  • Sangaree Demands Resignation of TNA MPs

    TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree has demanded the resignation of all Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs from Parliament for having represented the now defeated LTTE, locally and internationally. "Such persons should no longer represent the Tamil community, and they should now resign and go home", he has told the media.The Tamil National Alliance is the proxy political party of the LTTE. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil political parties as well as a number of former rebel groups.

  • Some Foreign Nations Conspire to Give LTTE a Lifeline

    AT a time when the LTTE is breathing its last, some foreign countries are engaged in a conspiracy to give a lifeline to this terrorist movement. These countries support the Government as well as the LTTE simultaneously using their duplicitous character. Steps must be taken to rid this country of terrorism without falling prey to these duplicitous machinations, National Patriotic Movement President Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekera told at a press conference at the head office recently.