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  • Artillery Graduation Ceremonies Produce More Gunners

    The graduation ceremony of the Long Gunners Staff Course (LGSC) of the School of Artillery at Minneriya took place recently under the aegis of Brigadier D.A.R Ranawaka, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division as the Chief Guest. The course, meant for other ranks was pursued by 17 Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Senior NCOs. The Chief Guest awarded mementos to those who did well during the course.
  • More Land in Jaffna Released to Civilians

    77 houses and 29 land plots which were earlier used for military purposes in Jaffna were released for the use of civilians during two separate ceremonies on Friday (02). This area with some houses was earlier used for military purposes in the 511and 512, Brigades, 9 Sri Lanka National Guards, 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and 25 Sri Lanka Light infantry Regiments.
  • Redesigned 'Ranaviruwa' Copy Presented to Commander

    Ranaviruwa,’ the monthly magazine of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations which represents the entire organization recently, received a boost when the Commander of the Army, instructed its editors to redesign its outlook and increase the number of colour pages, giving more space for soldiers’ roles for the sake of the country. Brigadier B. H.M. A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations, recently met......
  • Distribution of Clothes & Stationeries among Low Income Families

    Mr. Ranesh Hadhunetti from MAS Holdings and Mr. Cormon Thenuwara from S & D International Group on Monday (24) distributed stationeries and clothes among 03 low income families of Mulankavil area.The donation was extended by on the directions given by the Commander 651 Brigade, 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR).

  • 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.

  • Lankans in UK Demonstrate Over Channel 4 Footage

    NEARLY 150 UK residents of Sri Lankan origin demonstrated opposite London's Channel 4 television broadcasting station calling it a bogus news service. They had placards which said "Channel 4 now say Sorry", "Miller means twisted stories", "Channel four broadcasts shameful lies", "How could we believe Channel 4 anymore?", "Channel 4 scoops are fantasy dramas" and "Channel 4, hands off Sri Lanka."

  • Prosthetic Arm Offered to Manage Own Disable War Heroes

    As the saying goes; ‘compassion knows no bounds,’ the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) has taken another humane initiative by offering a Germany-manufactured prosthetic arm to one of the senior War Heroes, serving a similar set of disable War Heroes at Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a recent visit to the Mihindu Seth Medura casually  noticed the sanatorium’s Center Commandant...........
  • 'Old Anandians' with Army Members Join 'Katina Pinkama'

    Soldiers serving 9 Battalion of Gajaba Regiment of 622 Brigade under 62 Division, with the co-operation of ‘Old Anandians – 82’ group of the Colombo Ananda College, organized the ‘Katina Cheewara Pooja Pinkama’ of Kiriibbanwewa Sri Dharma Pranntharama temple at Vavuniya on Sunday (20). General Officer Commanding 62 Division......
  • Number of IDPs Reaching Cleared Areas Keeps Increasing

    WANNI: TWO thousand six hundred and three (2603) more civilians reached government controlled areas during Friday (24) increasing the number of civilians rescued by the Army since 20th April to 109,320. In the meantime, troops continued their advance during Friday (24), in search of Tiger leaders hiding in the remaining land patch of the ‘No Fire Zone’ amidst heavy resistance from LTTE terrorists.


    The Second Court Martial probing into charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged violation of military procurement procedures resumed its sittings at 2.00 p.m. on Monday (July 19) as scheduled. The second witness’ examination in chief was concluded by the prosecution and the cross examination commenced. Defence is to continue its cross examination on the second witness.....