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  • 112 Brigade Holds Its New Year Fest


    112 Brigade Headquarters at Diyatalawa under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) in coordination with the Army Volunteer Training School had their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival, held at SFHQ-C Rondow Grounds on Tuesday (8).
     
  • Poonewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya Students Given Incentives


    A simple ceremony to give away school aids, scholarships and push bicycles to students and donation of books to the library at Poonewa Madya Maha Vidyalaya took place recently with the support of several donors. Coordinated by Colonel S.B Kohona and Lieutenant Colonel K.R.S.P.K Kahagalla of the office of the Civil Affairs in Wanni, the simple ceremony saw two school students....
     
  • New Year Sprits to 54 Division

    542 Brigade of 54 Division, with the intention of promoting mutual understanding and inter-relationship among all communities, conducted a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at Madu road Sinhala School Ground on Sunday (21).

  • Army Celebrates Vesak Commemorations

    THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.

  • Women's Corps Members Meditate


    Colonel Commandant, Centre Commandant and Commanding Officers of all Units of the Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC), together with other ranks, attended a Dhamma preaching session and a meditating programme on Tuesday (10) at Sri Kalyana Dharamasramaya, Colombo 7 on Bauddhaloka Mawatha.......
     
  • Sri Gnanavairavar Temple Inside Palaly HSZ Holds Its Festival


    Hundreds of Hindu devotees offered Poojas to the deity of Sri Gnanavairavar Temple in Vasavilan South inside the Palaly High Security Zone (HSZ) on Friday (05). Devotees earlier did not enjoy access to hold the Pooja to the temple in the last 27 years since it was inside the HSZ. On the directives of the Commander Security Force Jaffna......
     
  • Bill to Appoint Chief of Defence Staff

    PRIME MINISTER Ratnasiri Wickramanayake yesterday presented a Bill to Parliament to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall be responsible for the coordination of activities between the Armed Forces and the Defence Ministry and for the establishment of the Committee of the CDS. The President will appoint the CDS from among the persons presently serving as the Army Commander, the Navy Commander or the Air Force Commander as the case may be, the Bill said.

  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone


    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there. General Jayasuriya during his address to the troops gratefully acknowledged the support he received from the island-wide Headquarters.....


  • Commander Inquires into Wellbeing of New Volunteer Force Professionals Under Training


    On his way back from Nuwara Eliya after opening the first of its kind, High Altitude Training Centre atop Pidurutalaga for long running practices, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army made a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy Friday (15) evening in order to inquire into the well-being of newly recruited professionals of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) now under training.
  • Pooneryn Maha Vidyalaya Gets Army-Built New IT Centre


    A new IT centre, put up by Army troops at Pooneryn Maha Vidyalaya with the patronage, extended by Hayles Company Ltd, Vavuniya was recently opened by General Officer Commanding (GOC) for 66 Division and formally handed over to the school during a brief ceremony. Two Executive Officers of Hayleys Company Ltd represented the opening ceremony of the new IT centre, equipped with eight new computers and the entire construction was carried out by engineers in the Army.