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  • Thousands of Tigers in Welfare Centres -“ Maj.Gen. Daya Ratnayake

    THE newly appointed Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Daya Ratnayake said that several thousand LTTE cadres could be still among nearly 300,000 civilians accommodated at welfare centres in the north. Addressing a press conference at the Information Department, Ratnayake said that once the Police and the Army had completed the ongoing screening process the numbers of LTTE cadres in government custody could go up as high as 20,000. The serving officer said that though as of yesterday (30) there had been 9796 men and women held at 12 detention centres in the Vavuniya region, this figure could go beyond 15,000.

  • Commander Interacts with Disable War Heroes & Lauds their Sacrifices

    One more group of disable officers and other ranks in the Army were hosted to dinner by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (25) night to coincide with the 61st anniversary of the Army. The treat, considered a special token of appreciation for numerous sacrifices made by War Heroes at the expense their legs and limbs, is held in the past two years as an annual feature covering all formations across the country where the most number of disables are living.

  • Indian & US Delegates on Tour to Jaffna Meet Jaffna Commander

    Two delegations from India’s Ministry of External Affairs and US State Department recently visited Jaffna peninsula with a view to receiving an update on ongoing community-oriented different projects and security matters. Mr M.K Sinha, Joint Secretary (personnel) of India’s Ministry of External Affairs, accompanied by Mr V. Mahalingam.....
  • Netherlands' Envoy Calls on Commander

    Ambassador for Netherlands, Mr Louis Piet on Friday (29) morning, together with Defence Attache, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office, Army Headquarters. During their cordial meeting, they exchanged views on mutual matters of interest and focused on relations that have been maintained between both countries.
  • They do it at Ambalangoda Swim Too

    ARMY swimmers, just a couple of days before they showed colours at the annual Wellawatta swimming competition, made another record during the Ambalangoda Dharmaasoka Swmming Meet. Overall Championship Trophy for the male category was clinched by Sri Lanka Army along with the Trophy for Defence Services during the event.  The swim covered a distance of two miles.
  • Admin Inspection at SFHQ - MLT Completed

    The routine administrative inspection of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) took place on Monday (24), headed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff. On arrival at SFHQ-MLT, he was welcomed by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT. Senior Directors in the Army participated.
  • More than 300 Service Personnel Take Part in Third 'CISM' Run

    Sri Lanka's third 'CISM joint tri-service marathon run, organized under the aegis of Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) and the Navy, more widely known as ‘CISM Day Run,’ got underway early this morning (16) at Colombo Light House premises, with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective tri-service Commanders and Senior Officers.
  • First SFHQ Level Championship Tournament in Athletic Meet Ends

    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), promoting athletic skills of Army personnel, organized the annual Athletic Meet 2014 at the Kilinochchi Central College ground on Saturday (31). Sportsmen and women exhibited their talents during athletic events such as Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Kabbadi, Elle, Volleyball, Tug of War, Table Tennis, etc with enthusiasm.
  • Ex-Servicemen's 'Remembrance Day' Ceremony Lays Wreaths at Cenotaph

    Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association organized ‘Remembrance Day’ and commemoration service took place at the Vihara Maha Devi Park War Memorial on Sunday (11) with the participation of a number of senior officers, both retired and still serving. Religious observances of all four major denominations, replete with chanting of stanzas, Bhagavad Githa and Upanishad and prayers of Islamic and Christian traditions, commenced soon after the two-minute silence plus playing of the ‘The Last Post’.