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  • 'Mihindu Seth Medura' Anniversary Programmes End with Family Get-Together

    Ministry of Defence-founded Mihindu Seth Medura (wellness resort) for dependant War Heroes at Attidiya on Sunday (8) took form of a lively hubbub of interactive family get-together plus the commemoration of its 3rd anniversary. Mihindu Seth Medura, the brainchild of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence & Urban Development was founded at Attidiya three years ago in order to accommodate about 50-52 dependant War Heroes who need 24 hour vigil for the rest of their lives due to the serious nature of disability or injury. Its maintenance is managed by the Army.
  • Post-LTTE Era: Reasons for a Bigger Navy

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says despite annihilation of the LTTE’s conventional military capacity, the Navy will have to be further strengthened to meet any eventuality. The Navy alongside the intelligence services, he says should be the first line of defence to thwart a fresh LTTE threat. In a brief interview with The Island, the war veteran emphasized the pivotal importance of developing a cohesive approach as part of an overall strategy not only to tackle the LTTE, but enhance regional security as well.

  • SFHQ-West Deploys 722 Soldiers to Man Emergency Health Services

    A total of 18 officers and 704 other rankers serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) are currently engaged in emergency services at state hospitals as a result of the ongoing Trade Union action of a section of the minor staff. On Tuesday (26) on the directions of the Commander of the Army.....

  • Secretary Defence Participates in Vesak Celebrations

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in a series of activities organized in view of the "Sambuddha Jayanthiya" in the eve of the first day of Vesak celebrations, (05th May). Accordingly, the Secretary Defence opened Vesak "Dansal" and "Bakthi -Gee" presentations.
  • War Won't Stop Until Prabhakaran is Taken, Dead or Alive - Gota Tells Miliband and Kouchner

    "MY problem is not what the LTTE will do to you," the Defence Secretary said laughing, "instead it is that should such a thing happen, we would not be able to take Prabhakaran as planned!" He said after thirty years, the time had come finally for Prabhakaran and other terrorist leaders to be captured dead or alive and the government would not stop until that end was achieved. Defence Sectary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday (29) rejected visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s call for a ceasefire and access for aid workers to the civilian zone, and told him that the government would not stop its war on terror until the LTTE was crushed and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran captured, dead or alive.

  • All Set for Year's Most Thrilling 'Gajaba Supercross'

    The 13th edition of the thrilling ‘Gajaba Supercross - 2014’, one of the most popular events in the motor racing calendar with both local and foreign riders, is to bring excitement at Anuradhapura Saliyapura Supercross track on Sunday (August 31). A Press Conference at Nelum Pokuna, headed by Major General S.W.L Daulagala, Colonel of the Regiment......
  • Indian National Cadet Corps Chief Meets Commander

    DIRECTOR General, Indian National Cadet Corps (NCC) Lieutenant General R.K Karwal currently in Sri Lanka in connection with several military ceremonies called on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Wednesday (21) morning at his office in the Army Headquarters. Lieutenant General R.K Karwal, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Karwal is presently in the island following invitations extended to them by Ministry of Defence in connection with the conduct of Hermann Loos and De Soysa Camps at National Cadet Corps Training Centre at Rantambe.

  • New Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter & Anunayake Theros Invoke Blessings on the Army


    Sri Lanka Army is the main organization that provides security to the country and defends the Nation, braving the threats posed to their own lives and its services cannot be undermined under any circumstances. Therefore all should work together for the greater benefit of the Nation as true patriots of the country, so said Most Ven. Rajakeeya Panditha Galagama Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda Aththadassi Thero, the newly appointed Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter when the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, paid obeisance and called on the former’s monastery at Asgiriya, Kandy Friday (24) morning.
  • Both Four-Star Generals Discuss Matters of Military & Training Interest During Formal Visit

    Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan Army General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani NI (M) HI, now in Sri Lanka to attend the Passing-out Parade (PoP) at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy, called on his host, Sri Lanka’s counterpart, General Jagath Jayasuriya at the Army Headquarters Friday (28) morning. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, with his  delegation and the spouse, Mrs Begum Zahida Kayani arrived in Sri Lanka Thursday (27) evening to a warm welcome at Katunayake International Airport. 


    General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM AVSM YSM ADC, the Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya arrives in Sri Lanka on Sunday (5th September) on a five-day official tour. The Indian Army Chief’s five-member delegation is comprised of Mrs Bharti Singh, President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Major General Harminderjit Singh Sachdev SM, General Officer Commanding, Infantry Division, Brigadier Jatinder Pal Singh, Military Assistant and Mrs Aravinder Kaur.