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  • Commander Congratulates Paralympic Medal Winner, Recognized as 'LMD Man of the Year'

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on the eve of festive spirits Monday (24) morning recognized and appreciated the achievements of the Army’s Staff Sergeant Pradeep Sanjaya who brought home a Paralympic Bronze Medal to the country recently in 2012 Paralympics and who was also awarded the LMD’s – 2012 recognition. LMD magazine which has a wide a circulation with promotion of many personalities and budding young men in different fields has selected Staff Sergeant Pradeep Sanjaya as the LMD’s choice for the year 2012 for this recognition.

  • Panagoda Students Meet Fellow Students in Inuvil

    Twenty teachers and sixteen students, some together with their family members from the Army school at Panagoda made a goodwill visit to Puthumadam Roman Catholic Primary School at Inuvil, Jaffna and met teachers and students there. These visiting teachers and students gave away gift parcels containing school items to those students during a simple ceremony, held at the school. They also donated some office equipment to the school on the same occasion.

  • Troops Erect Protective Shade & Join Tsunami Commemoration

    12 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops, realizing the imminent damages, being caused to the Tsunami memorial at Kaddaikadu in the general area of Vettalakerni Jaffna, volunteered to bear the cost of the construction of a new protective shade to the memorial when preparations were underway to commemorate the Tsunami’s 10th Anniversary on December 26.
  • New SLSR Major General Saluted at Ambepussa Headquarters

    A formal military ceremony at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Regimental Headquarters at Ambepussa on Saturday (4), greeted Brigadier M.A.M Dias upon his recent promotion to the rank of Major General. A parade at the SLSR Headquarters greeted the newly-promoted Major General M.A.M Dias on arrival at the premises.

  • J'pura Medical Team Treats Re-settled Families

    A MEDICAL CLINIC to treat IDP families re-settled in Kanakarayankulam area in the North was organized by 56 Division troops on 14th March 2010 at Kanakarayankulam Maha Vidyalaya. It was initiated by Wanni Commander and Competent Authority for Re-settlement of IDPs in the North Major General G.D.H.K. Gunaratne. Eight specialist doctors led by Dr. (Ms) Anula Wijesundera from Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital with about 30 members of the medical staff including nurses extended their support for the project.

  • Secretary Defence Views Army Exhbits at 'Deyata Kirula' Exhibition

    Just a day prior to the culmination of the ' Deyata Kirula-2013' National Exhibition in Ampara, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development on Friday (29) watched Army exhibits on the site in the company of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who had arrived there earlier in connection with the.....
  • 'Tharunyata Hetak' Spearheads Mammoth Medical Camp in Mannar

    The medical section of the ‘Tharunyata Hetak’, chaired by Hon Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament (MP), together with 30 medical consultants, made for Mannar on Saturday (12) and conducted a well-attended clinic, attracting more than 2000 patients with various ailments and sicknesses.  541, 542, 543 Brigade Commanders in coordination with the Mannar Medical Officer of Health organized the mammoth humanitarian project under the guidance.....
  • Melbourne's Anglican Diocese Visits Jaffna

    The visiting Archbishop Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr. Philip Freier and his delegation during a visit to the Jaffna peninsula met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Palaly on Thursday (20).

  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ - KLN and SFHQ - J

    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the North called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  and Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) and received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) Cooperation roles in respective Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas during 6-7 of March.
  • India's Southern Army Command Calls on Commander of the Army

    Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day goodwill visit, called on Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (12) morning at the Commander’s office, Army Headquarters, Colombo 3. Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh’s five-member delegation is comprised of Mrs Suneeti Singh.........