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  • Commander Gives Patient Hearing to Recuperating War Heroes

    COMMANDER OF THE ARMY Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in the company of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), accompanied by several senior members of the SVAB visited War Heroes who were injured during the victorious humanitarian operations, but still under medical treatment at Military Hospital, Colombo this morning (24). This is the first visit of Lieutenant General Jayasuriya to the Military Hospital after he assumed duties as Commander of the Army. During the visit, Army Commander shared a couple of views with War Heroes in hospital and every one of them was given a gift parcel containing fruits and chocolates.  Lieutenant General Jayasuriya also made specific inquiries into the facilities at the hospital, provided to the patients and other necessary improvements need to be done to the hospital in the future.  

  • Discussion Evaluates Various Roles in Progress

    A routine meeting to take stock of civil coordination matters, law and order situation in Kilinochchi district took place recently at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) during a special meeting. Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi presided the meeting. Officers-In-Charge (OIC) from Kilinochchi and Mankulam Police Stations....

  • Army Recruits Mullaittivu Youths as Tradesmen

    Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaittivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. The recruit training will continue for 16 weeks under the supervision of the 15 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA).
  • Students in 522 Brigade Area Get Gift Parcels

    People’s Bank Buddhist Association, extending its services towards northern students donated school accessories to 170 selected children during a ceremony on Friday (8) at Usan Ramanadan Vidyalayam in Jaffna. The recipients, who had done very well in studies, received these gift parcels from the Secretary, People’s Bank Buddhist Association, Mr Preethi Kolonnage, General Officer Commanding, 52 Division.....
  • Personal Rivalry Leads to Explosion

    KURUNEGALA: AN explosion was reported from UDAWALPOLA area in KURUNEGALA this morning around 6.45 a.m. According to available information, the explosion has occurred inside a vehicle transporting students to schools in KURINEGALA town. At least twelve students, eight girls and four boys have sustained minor injuries in the incident that took place closer to NISSANKA Vidyalaya on UDAWALPOLA road. The explosion inside the vehicle occurred as it was getting ready to move.

  • Indian Military Academy Honours SLA Inviting Commander as Chief Guest to PoP

    The country’s most prestigious, Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, for the first time in its lifespan of over 78 years, honoured the Sri Lanka Army on Saturday (10) by inviting its Commander, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest of the Passing Out Parade (PoP) of the IMA. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, as the first-ever Sri Lankan Army Commander to have been invited to the occasion as the Chief Guest, reviewed the PoP at the IMA......
  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
  • Kachchthivu Church Feast Draws Huge Crowds

    St. Anthony’s Church at Kachchathivu had its annual feast in this uninhabited sandy isle on Sunday (04) with a record number of devotees. The island, lies about 45 nautical miles away from the center of Kankasanthurai covering an area of about 1.5 sqkm receives devotees from both Sri Lanka and South India. Approximately.....

  • First Psychosocial Centre for War Affected Children Inaugurated

    THE first Psychosocial Centre in the newly resettled areas in the Northern Province, a long-felt need for addressing issues, related to mental well-being of children in war-affected areas, was recently opened at Mallavi Central College, Thunukkai in the Mullaitivu District by Maj. General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander, Security Force Wanni & Competent Authority for IDPs.  This purpose-built Centre for psychosocial activities at Mallavi Central College was.....