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  • Army Boxer Wins Bronze in Commonwealth Games

    13th April 2018 14:22:23 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s Lance Corporal Ishan Bandara of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) won a Bronze medal in the Men’s 52 Kg boxing semi-finals against India’s Gaurav Solanki at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.As of Friday (13) Sri Lanka has won one silver medal and five bronze medals in Commonwealth Games - 2018.

  • New MS, Major General Ajith Wijesinghe Assumes Duties

    12th April 2018 16:14:42 Hours

    Major General Ajith Wijesinghe of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) took over duties as the new Military Secretary (MS) on Thursday (12) amid religious observances and greetings. The new MS lit the traditional oil lamp and symbolically signed the first official document, signifying the acceptance of the new appointment in the presence of.....

  • SFHQ-E Celebrates New Year in Trincomalee

    12th April 2018 15:15:40 Hours

    On account of the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year, officers and soldiers of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), together with civil community in Trincomalee area got together throughout Sunday (08) at the Orr’s Hill grounds in Trincomalee and celebrated the New Year giving prominence to age-old traditions and games.

  • ‘Commonwealth Games’ Bronze Medalist Corporal Lakmal Returns to a Rousing Welcome

    12th April 2018 15:00:06 Hours

    The weightlifter, Corporal J.A.C Lakmal of the 4 Commando Regiment (CR) of the Sri Lanka Army Sports Club who won Bronze in the men’s 56kg Weight category at the 21st Commonwealth Games was welcomed in a simple ceremony at the Colombo Airport on his return to Sri Lanka on Wednesday (11).

  • 57 Division Troops Distribute Saplings

    12th April 2018 14:40:50 Hours

    57 Division troops under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), distributed over 15,000 saplings among civilians in Thiruvaiaru and Vaddakachchi areas in the Killinochchi district in order to encourage the growth habit and boost their day-to-day living standards. 16 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) troops....

  • 24 Division in Ampara Celebrates Sinhala & Tamil New Year Festival

    12th April 2018 14:26:37 Hours

    24 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), giving prominence to ancient traditions, celebrated ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ with their beloved families and close relatives for the second consecutive year at the 24 Division Headquarters on Wednesday (11) in Ampara. The ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ commenced....

  • Army Personnel Educated on Indigenous Agriculture Management

    12th April 2018 13:14:30 Hours

    The certificate awarding ceremony of the training programme on Indigenous Agriculture Management Course ‘Hela Govikam’ got underway at the Centre for Army Vocational Training (CAVT) at the CAVT, Kala Oya for selected 35 Army personnel on Tuesday (10). This agriculture course was designed.....

  • Kilinochchi Commander amid Military Formalities Relinquishes Office

    11th April 2018 13:19:16 Hours

    A ceremonial Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, presented by troops of the 24 Gemunu Watch (GW) Regiment and 9 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) greeted Major General Ajith Kariyakarawana, the outgoing Commander.......

  • Army’s Ishan Bandara Enters Semi Finals in Commonwealth Games

    11th April 2018 13:18:15 Hours

    Sri Lanka Army’s Ishan Bandara has won the Men’s 52 kg Boxing quarter final against Lesotho’s Thabo Molefe at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Army Boxer, Lance Corporal Ishan Bandara of the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) now enters semi-final rounds, and is assured of a medal....

  • Jaffna Soldiers Celebrate Sinhala & Hindu New Year Festival

    11th April 2018 13:18:12 Hours

    Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival which symbolizes cultural unity between Sinhala and Tamil communities organized by the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) got underway on Monday (9) at Polsewana playground in Jaffna under the guidance of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security Forces.....