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  • Jaffna Based Troops Step Up Dengue Prevention Work


    Troops of the 511 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with the cooperation of the regional Health Service authorities stepped up its Dengue preventive campaign to face the threat of Dengue in Kopay area on Thursday (18). The team checked over 500 households and their environmental conditions and educated people on this deadly menace. The 511 Brigade employed more than 25 soldiers for the project to which 2 doctors, 25 Public Health Midwives.....
  • Curtains Come Down on 'Exercise Cormorant': Army's New Technically Sound GPS Tracking System Impresses Commander


    Minutes after the closing ceremony of the 16-day long multinational 'Exercise Cormorant Strike III' at Minneriya Army cantonment Monday (24) morning, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jaysuriya, impressed with the successful conduct of the event, was invited to view the most modern technical equipment at the Operations Room of the Exercise which bore the responsibility of the mega event in its entirety. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya, taking a close look at the Operation Room's .....
  • Demarcated 'No Fire Zone' During Humanitarian Operations Served the Sole Purpose of Protecting Human Rights - Commander


    ‘Sri Lanka Army troops during the final phases of the Wanni humanitarian operations acted magnanimously and rescued more than 300,000 trapped civilians from LTTE clutches after demarcating the specific area, called the ‘No Fire Zone’ in Puthumathalan upon receipt of precise UAV feedbacks. Had there been any deliberate intention of violating human rights, would the Security Forces have ever dared to bring those civilians into this safe area while providing most urgent basic needs and......
  • Samanalakulam Students & Civilians Given Relief Packets


    A stock of clothes and footwear, donated by ‘Call Bug’ international institute to the 642 Brigade of 64 Division was recently distributed among students and civilians in Samanalkulam village, Mullaittivu. The brief ceremony for distribution of those items took place near the 642 Brigade restaurant at the 642 Brigade Headquarters.
  • LTTE's Chemicals for Bomb Production Unearthed

    VAVUNIYA:AN ESTIMATED quantity of 3500 kg of Potasium Chloride, used for production of C-4 explosives and other deadly mines, etc by Tigers was unearthed by the troops in OLUMADU, VAVUNIYA last evening (31) while the stock remained buried in a container.The consignment in 70 bags of 50 kg each has been apparently brought to the.....

  • The Curtain Falls on Defence Services Games 2010

    Closing Ceremony and presentation of awards for the winners of the Defence Services Games (DSG) 2010 was held Friday (1) at Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo with Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa gracing the ceremony as Chief Guest. The Chief Guest was warmly welcomed by the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake on arrival. The Closing ceremony started rolling with an elegant dance performed by the dancers of all tri forces followed by.....

  • Armoured Corps 57th Anniversary Celebrations Reach Apex


    The 57th anniversary arrangements of the Army’s one of the pioneering regiments, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) reached its climax on Saturday (15) when SLAC troops presented a Guard of Honour to their Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a series of ceremonies at SLAC Regimental  Headquarters, Rock House, Mutwal. The SLAC......


     
  • Commander Visits Nanjing Army Command and Staff College & Speaks to Sri Lankan Trainee Officers


    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army now in China on a formal visit was invited to visit the Nanjing Army Command and Staff College, one of the first Colleges of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China that opened up to the outside world with a history spanning over 50 years. Sundays (10) visit on the Sri Lankan Commander of the Army made history since it was the first a Commander from Sri Lanka was visiting the Army Command and Staff College in the heart of Nanjing city.

     

     

     

  • School Principal Impressed with Army's Gratitude Writes to Commander

    Principal at Kuliyapitiya Ilukhena Gunananda Maha Vidyalaya, in a letter addressed to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, has commended the exemplary conduct of troops, who temporarily resided in the same school premises during ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega exhibition......