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  • VIR Soldiers Offer Their Blood to Patients at Jaffna Teaching Hospital

    24th September 2017 22:09:33 Hours

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (1 VIR), based at Vellvetithurei, organized a blood donation campaign to mark the 29th anniversary of the Battalion, responding to a request for blood from the Jaffna Teaching Hospital blood bank. The event took place at their camp premises on Thursday (21).

  • 7 SLAWC Troops Assist to Get Electricity Supply for a Rehabilitated Ex-LTTE Family in Jaffna

    24th September 2017 21:52:48 Hours

    Troops of the 7 Battalion Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) under the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with the financial assistance of Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, launched a community welfare project in order to get electricity facility to several houses in the area.

  • Vavuniya Students Visit Palaly Airport

    24th September 2017 21:47:26 Hours

    Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna responding to a request of the Vavuniya Senaippulavu Umaiyall Vidyalaya facilitated the visit of Jaffna Palaly Airport on Friday (22). Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna in coordination with the Sri Lanka Air Force, organized the facilitation for 33 students together with 04 teachers and 28 parents.

  • 'Exercise Cormorant Strike’ Reaches its Final Phase

    23rd September 2017 09:16:47 Hours

    The Army-pioneered mock Exercise 'Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017’ Friday (22) morning saw its one of the most exciting accomplishments, a mock Rescue Operation at Kebithigollewa, Trincomalee.

  • Army Supports Torch Parade in the ‘National Sports Festival - 2017’

    22nd September 2017 22:49:44 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army troops, supporting the ‘Torch Relay’, carrying of the symbolic flame across 200 cities as the forerunner to the commencement of the 43rd National Sports Festival - 2017, reached Galle this morning (22) and accepted the flame to be taken from Galle to Matara.

  • Swiss Analyst & Envoy Learn About Well-being of Former Combatants

    22nd September 2017 12:01:28 Hours

    Mr. Andreas Schmid, country analyst at State Secretariat for Migration in Switzerland and Mrs. Gisela Schluep, First Secretary (Migration) of the Embassy of Switzerland called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) and had a formal meeting with.....

  • Exercise Continues with Simulated Raids & Capture of Hideouts

    20th September 2017 16:58:29 Hours

    Troops of the Special Forces during the mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike’, currently underway in the eastern region, conducted simulated raids on strong enemy fortifications and a safe-house in the general area of Shardapura, Welikanda as.....

  • More Army Personnel Learn About Life Skills & Drugs

    20th September 2017 16:57:31 Hours

    Directorate of Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) of the Army in coordination with the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC), conducted one more training programme for instructors and other rankers participating in the ‘Anti Drug’ .............

  • Martial Art Training Basic Course Attendees Receive Certificates

    19th September 2017 20:47:16 Hours

    The certificate awarding and the closing ceremony of the three-month long Martial Art Training Basic Course - 1 (Muaythai/ Boran) conducted at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) concluded on Monday (18) during a brief ceremony......

  • Two-day Workshop to Exchange Experiences on Psy Ops Inaugurated in Kilinochchi

    19th September 2017 20:21:50 Hours

    One more workshop to share experience and information, in relation to psychological operations, organized jointly by the Directorate of Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka commenced at the.....