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  • Japanese Embassy Defence Attaché in Mullaittivu

    Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Captain Mototsugn Shigakawa during a visit to the North, called at the office of the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Sunday (8). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT gave a briefing on the current roles and tasks of the SFHQ-MLT 4ato the visiting envoy.    

  • 'A fitting Symbol of a Nation's Gratitude' ; Message from Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

    The opening of the new state of art military hospital in Narahenpita today by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa is another landmark in the continuing saga of updating facilities for war heroes who emancipated our people from the clutches of terrorism. Therefore I take great pleasure in contributing this message to the Daily News supplement being issued to mark the occasion.

  • Army Set to Produce One More International Cricketer

    Sri Lanka Army cricketers received another stimulus when their right arm leg spinner, Lance Corporal Prasanna Sekkuge was selected to play the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Cricket Team in the forthcoming tour of England (17 July - 19 August, 2011). Prasanna Sekkuge as one of the budding cricketers in the Army has already represented Sri Lanka ‘A’ Cricket Team during last year’s Australian tour, triangle series, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka and Canada, Ireland and Sri Lanka.
  • 56 Division Celebrates New Year Festival

    56 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) held its New Year festival with a large number of Army personnel and civilians in Bogaswewa area present on Thursday (23). The event included many varieties of traditional New Year games and fun-making features. Major General K.M.U Wijerathne, General Officer Commanding.....
  • SFHQ-S & SFHQ-J Troops Continue Dengue Eradication

    Troops of the Security Forces Headquarters South (SFHQ-S) with the support of respective Divisions, Brigades and all field formations carried out Dengue eradication programme on Thursday (26) covering a number of areas. Hundreds of troops cleaned up Embilipitiya, Minipe, Gampola, Awissawella, Tissamaharamaya, Kamburupitiya, Ratkarauwa, Dehemigama, Kalugalawatta, Kiriwandala....
  • 563 Brigade Troops in Shramadana Link New Road with Kokeliya

    Troops serving 563 Brigade under 56 Division with the support of the public living in Kokeliya recently launched a Shramdana campaign and opened up a new motorable road between Kokeliya and Pudiyasinnakulam. General Officer Commanding, Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda alongside villagers and his troops started off the Shramdana campaign early in the morning.....
  • Commander SFHQ-C Visits Divisions & Units

    Major General Sumedha Perera, Commander Security Force Headquarters –Central (SFHQ-C) paid his first official visit to the 11 Division Headquarters in Pallekelle, Kandy on Thursday (18) upon his assumption of office as the Commander SFHQ-C. The day’s itinerary got underway after Major General Sumedha Perera......

  • Army's Own Service Stations Begin Servicing on Commander's Directives

    Two new vehicle Service Stations, set up at Saliyapura (Anuradhapura) and Kankesanthurai by Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) of the Army, as part of the Service Station establishment project, directed by the Commander of the Army, were opened early this week during two brief ceremonies at respective places. Sri Lanka Army, though possessive of a big fleet of different light and heavy vehicles....

  • Welfare Centre Given Special Lunch

    36 Little children and 20 women suffering from Autism at the Karunanilayam Women and Children’s Home in Kilinochchi had a lunch treat on Thursday (3) from the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi, (SFHQ-KLN) Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe when he visited the place. During the visit Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe....
  • I Never Underestimated the LTTE -“ President

    MR. PRESIDENT, when you were elected in 2005 what was your expectation of this conflict? This is what you said in your 2005 Presidential Election manifesto, Mahinda Chintana: “The freedom of our country is supreme. I will not permit any separatism. I will also not permit anyone to destroy democracy in our country...I will respect all ethnic and religious identities, refrain from using force against anyone, and build a new society that protects individuals and social freedoms.”.....