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  • Multi -“ National Exercise 'Cormorant Strike III' Draws to a Close

    The multi-national Army-organized Exercise ‘Cormorant Strike III’, the 16 day long joint exercise conducted on an amphibious setting on the eastern region of the country drew to a close as dusk fell on Sunday (23). Nearly 2000 tri-service personnel of Sri Lankan Armed Forces and 40 foreign military representatives from China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and India (observers) took part in the event that began on Monday (Sept 10) and conducted this evening (23) with two daring .....

    ORDINARY JAFFNA civilians on hearing the fate that befell LTTE terrorist leader, PRABHAKARAN exploded into happiness and delight throughout Tuesday (19) after taking to main streets with waving National flags.    As the news cracked, civilians went on lighting fire crackers and sounding vehicle horns as more and more people joined the revelers. Those civilians in their hundreds wended their way across the main streets. The spontaneous burst of the public is reflective of the anger and revulsion of the JAFFNA public.

  • Inter Regiment Drill & Band Competition Held on Grand Scale

    Sri Lanka Army’s one of the most colourful routine spectacles of the year, the final award of trophies to the winners and participants of the Inter Regiment Drill and Band competition, got underway at Panagoda Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) regiment ground on Monday (30) evening amid a large gathering, headed by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. 
  • Army's Newest 'Resource Centre' to Begin Its Vocational Training Programmes Soon

    Plans are afoot by the Army to set up a fully-fledged vocational training centre, ‘Ranaviru Sampath Kendraya’ (Resource Centre for War Heroes) for the express purpose of tapping potential of the Army’s disable and retired personnel. The project, a novel concept proposed by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, is to be established in Hendala area.....
  • A'pura 'Ran Kekulu' Show New Year Talents

    THE ANNUAL SPORTS MEET at Anuradhapura Ran Kekulu Pre-school, run by Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) was held at Pre-school ground on 20th March 2010. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB. This was organized to improve the sports skills of the pre-school students. Tricycle races, obstacle crossing, fancy dress parades, team events and PT display, etc were among prominent and interesting features in the event.
  • Tournament Launched to Promote Drills & Physical Fitness

    Security Forces Headquarters -Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), intending to further promote drills and physical fitness among soldiers in all the units recently conducted a month-long tournament in drill display and physical fitness. The finals of the tournament took place at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya grounds in the presence of Major General Udaya Perera........
  • Troops Together with Villagers Renovate 13-km Long Road

    Troops belonging to 612 Brigade and 61 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), together with civilians in the area, renovated the 13-km long road stretch from Naddankandal to Mundimurippu Junction during a four-day Shramadana......
  • Water Pumps & Money Gifted to Resettled Families

    Mr. Namal Rajapaksa Chairman ‘Tharunyayata Hetak’ youth organization recently visited newly-resettled families in Adampan, Mannar. During his tour, 432 families received monetary donations and 103 more families were gifted with water pumps for agriculture development. Mr. Namal Rajapaksa also reviewed the progress of seminars organized by ‘Tharunyayata Hetak’ for the students sitting for their.....

  • Troops Bid Farewell to Outgoing Commander of SFHQ-C

    A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour saluted the outgoing Major General A.M. Perera in accordance with military traditions to mark the relinquishment of his   appointment as Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Central  (SFHQ- C) during a formal farewell, held at the SFHQ- C premises on Thursday (26).
  • Army-Run 'Ranaviru' Apparels to Reach International Markets Soon

    Sri Lanka Army’s Ranaviru Apparel industries at Yakkala and Alawwa, run purely by disable Army personnel are to be upgraded and brought in line with international standards after quality of the products is raised under a new modernization programme.....