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  • Jaffna Troops Continue to Support Dengue Eradication Drive in Jaffna Schools

    29th January 2017 08:31:09 Hours

    A large contingent of more than 1000 Officers and Army soldiers of 51, 52 and 55 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) within a span of a week (Jan 14-22) enthusiastically conducted separate Dengue Eradication Programmes in 143 more rural schools in the Jaffna peninsula.

  • ‘Colours’ Awarded to Army Achievers in Dignified Ceremony at Nelum Pokuna

    27th January 2017 23:21:31 Hours

    One more most enthusiastic and prestigious project of the Sri Lanka Army, ‘Colours Night - 2016’ that recognizes and acclaims exceptional skills of Army sportsmen and women, glittered in the Nelum Pokuna auditorium Friday (27) evening in the presence of a gathering of distinguished invitees, including the Minister of Sports, Defence Secretary, Secretary to State Ministry of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force.

  • Dead Soldier’s Family Moves into New House at Sampathnuwara

    25th January 2017 16:24:10 Hours

    17 (Volunteer) Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), thanks to the voluntary patronage, extended by the ‘Aarya Foundation’ and the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA), completed the construction of a new house for a fellow-soldier of the 5 (V) SLNG who died of a heart attack at Sampathnuwara while serving the 5 (V) SLNG Headquarters in Thanthirimalai in 2014 and vested it in the family on Wednesday (25) during a simple ceremony.

  • 12 Division Headquarters Enters Into New Complex

    21st January 2017 20:04:15 Hours

    The newly-constructed building complex of the 12 Division Headquarters, Hambantota was declared open this morning (21) by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva during a formal military ceremony.

  • Commander Hails Service of Ex-servicemen Adding More Facilities to the 'Veterans' Home'

    20th January 2017 16:07:43 Hours

    The ceremonial opening of the refurbished Home for Tri-service Veterans at Bolagala, Katana and its new extended facility buildings in the same premises took place this morning (20) during a brief ceremony, headed by Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army.........

  • ‘Ranaviru Real Star Mission V’ Super Star & Finalists Get Their Awards

    19th January 2017 17:36:18 Hours

    The recent ‘Ranaviru Real Star Mission V’ singing hero, Lance Bombardier Sampath Sri Palansuriya of Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) was overjoyed on Thursday (19) to witness the inaugural foundation-laying ceremony for his ‘dream house’.....

  • Urani Fishermen Get Back to Their Old Livelihood After 27 Years

    15th January 2017 21:44:23 Hours

    One more initiative taken by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ - J) for the greater benefit of the fishing community, living along Urani coastal belt, bordering the Palaly Army Cantonment, Jaffna, facilitated the fishing community in Urani, Thaiddi (East) and Nallinakkapuram .....

  • Army Troops in Jaffna Launch Full Scale Fight Against Alarming ‘Dengue’ Epidemic in 67 Schools

    13th January 2017 13:55:21 Hours

    Taking the challenge of eradicating Dengue epidemic from school gardens and their surroundings, a few more than 1000 members of the Army, drawn from all three peninsula-based Divisions (51, 52, 55) of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), carried out extensive cleaning projects......

  • Much Sought Service Provider Helps Village-Level Civilians on Scientific Farming

    09th January 2017 15:56:43 Hours

    Determined and fully dedicated to the vision for poverty eradication and sustainable development, as declared by HE the President to coincide with his 2nd anniversary in office, the Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) of the Army under the close surveillance and directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva........

  • Island-Wide SFHQs Concurrently Greet First Working Day to Match with AHQ Proceedings

    04th January 2017 15:42:27 Hours

    Coinciding with arrangements that got underway at the Army Headquarters to mark the first working day of the New Year (2 Jan), all island-wide Security Force Headquarters (SFHQs) of the Army, launched their own programmes to welcome the New Year at respective places. Formalities at all respective SFHQ levels after main highlights of the day facilitated all Army personnel to watch HE the President’s visionary telecast address on Monday (2), dedicated to the ‘Year of Poverty Alleviation - 2017’.