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  • Secretary Defence Honorary Guest at 'Freedom Speaks' Launch

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa graced the official launching event of the 'Freedom Speaks' documentary movie Tuesday (01st Nov) evening, at the Sri Lanka Film Corporation's- Tharanganee cinema hall. 'Freedom Speaks' is an investigative documentary movie, produced by a group of young enthusiastic of the......
  • Late Commander's Funeral Held with Full Military Honours

    THE funeral of former Commander of the Army General Nalin Seneviratne VSV ndc took place with full military honours at Borella General Cemetery Saturday (15) evening. The cortege reached the cemetery entrance around 3.30 p.m. and was taken to the crematorium by soldiers of the Engineers Regiment. Message of His Excellency, the President and Part I Order issued by Commander of the Army, according to military traditions were read out at the funeral before the coffin was placed in the crematorium amidst the Army gun salute.

  • Soldiers Donate Blood

    Many Officers and Soldiers serving 68 Division voluntarily donated Blood for the fourth consecutive occasion under the guidance of Security Force Commander Mullaittivu Major General LBR Mark recently (26th March).The event conducted by 682 Brigade was coordinated by the General Officer Commanding 68 Division, Major General K.J Wijethilaka.

  • Famed Beautician Conducts Workshop for SVAB Projects

    THE RENOWNED beautician, Mrs Chandani Bandara who has expressed her strong desire to support all Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) initiated fund-raising projects, conducted a model beauty culture workshop for SVAB members during February month meeting session at SVAB auditorium, Army Headquarters.On an invitation extended to her by Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB.........

  • Army Peripheral Unit for Civil Employees Opened

    The first peripheral office for management of civil employees serving the Army was established at the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Friday (6), following directions given by the Commander of the Army who maintains that members of the civil staff at provincial level, should be facilitated to resolve their administrative matters with less inconvenience.  
  • British Envoy Calls at Jaffna Headquarters

    British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. James Dauris during a visit to the north called at Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Friday (29) morning at the SFHQ-J, Palaly. The visiting diplomat received an update on the roles and tasks of the Security Forces in the peninsular.
  • Commander Visits New Service Headquarters Complex Nearing Completion

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army Friday (8) made a surprise visit to the new Defence Headquarters complex, now nearing completion at Pelawatte, Battaramulla. Major General Udaya Nanayakkara, Director, Project Management Unit on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, received the Commander and conducted him to the site.
  • Demos in North Against UK Protest

    People of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Oddusudan participated in a massive demonstration Saturday, against LTTE elements in the UK who orchestrated anti-Sri Lanka protests in London earlier this week. Residents of Vishwamadu and Vallipuram were also among the protestors.

  • Recovered LTTE's T-55 MBT Back on Wheels

    MULLAITTIVU: THE LTTE’s T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) recovered by the Army troops from the west of PUTUMATTALAN in MULLAITTIVU a few days ago was restored to working condition by Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Tuesday (7). The tank had been toppled and half sunk under the soil due to Air Force bombing while terrorists were using it against the troops. During clearing operations conducted by the troops subsequent to expel of Tigers from the area, this MBT was unearthed and repaired by the 5th Regiment SLAC. It was all evident that the LTTE had been using this tank with 100 mm caliber and 6900 m effective fire range until the last moment. This was the first time that the troops found a T-55 Main Battle Tank from the LTTE.