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  • Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology

    A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
  • 200 More Bicycles Given to Civilians Free

    With a view to giving helping hand to revive their living standards, Army troops recently organized the distribution of some 200 push-bicycles among 200 families in the Thirumurukkandi Grama Seva sector under the 3 Task Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi. Donors of the push-bicycles, ‘Guna Jaya Sathuta Padanama’ (Foundation of Goodness), headed by Mr Kusil Gunawardane, Trustee attended the distribution ceremony.
  • Dilapidated Buddhist Temple Re-established & Community Centre Restored

    THE FORMER Buddhist temple, adjacent to the perimeter of the old Mankulam Army camp, abandoned some twenty years ago during the height of LTTE terrorism, was re-established and recently re-opened with the support of Task Force 3 troops who re-captured Mankulam. Governor for Northern Province Major General.....

  • Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students

    On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
  • 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.

  • Troops Clean up Hospital Premises

    Troops serving 221 and 222 Brigades of 22 Division under the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) organized a mammoth Shramadana campaign to clean Ichchalanpattu hospital and Sunandarama temple in 22 Division area during two days. (June 15-16) Ichchalanpattu hospital staff joined hands together with Army troops to conduct the campaign.
  • Army Swimmers Win Overall Championship

    Sri Lanka Army swimmers participating in the open swimming competition, organized by Negombo ‘Tiger Shark’ swimming club won the overall Championship (male) beating 27 school clubs and swimming clubs in the country. The Army team also won the trophy for the Best Team out of tri-service and Police teams who attended the tournament. In addition, the medal awarded for the Best Disable Sportsman was also won by Private S.M Prashantha of 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. The Army’s Staff Sergeant R.K Priyantha of 6 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment received the medal for the Best Oldest Sportsman.
  • Forces did not shoot white flag carrying civilians - Jaffna GA

    Jaffna Government Agent (GA) Imelda Sukumar giving evidence before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Thursday vehemently rejected claims that said Security Forces shot civilians who came with white flags during the war. She was replying to a question posed by Commission Chairman former Attorney-General C R de Silva whether allegation of Security Forces shooting civilians carrying white flags were true. Sukumar replying said that she was the Government Agent for Mullaitivu from 2002 till.....

  • Another Computer Course at SFHQ-MLT Ends

    The sixth phase of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further enhancing knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops of the SFHQ-MLT, ended successfully on Tuesday (15) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium. 19 other rankers followed this 20-day long course, organized by the SFHQ-MLT with the support of ‘Future Step IT Solution Pvt Ltd’.