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  • Army Troops Use Sniffer Dogs for Detection of Human Remains in Meeriyabedda

    Sri Lanka Army engaged in all evacuation and relief operations, now in full swing at Koslandawatta-Meeriyabedda estate areas of Haldummulla Divisional Secretariat brought down a team of sniffer dogs of the Army on Thursday (30), to sniff out for any survivors or the dead under the rubble on the directions........
  • Friendship of Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Assn. with the Army Renewed Once Again

    The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated an ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (23). The JSFA, presided by Dr Lal Thilakarathne with the generous support of the Japanese philanthropists and members of Japanese Lions Clubs...........
  • Lingering Memories of a Frontline Commander

    A Most Noble Profession - Memoirs That Linger, a book written by former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (1994-1996), General Gerry de Silva, on his experience as a top ranking military officer was launched on Wednesday. During the launch held at the Ramada hotel - Colombo in the presence of a large gathering of past and present top ranking military officials, General de Silva (retd) presented the first copy of the book to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
  • Children of SLAVF War Heroes Offered Schols & Incentives

    A total of 646 children of officers and soldiers serving the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a ceremony at Nelum Pokuna on Friday (26), received educational assistance as scholarships to the value of Rs 12 million, including 18 new laptop computers.
  • Army Assists Two more Social Welfare Projects in East

    A community hall constructed for civilians in Vakaneri area, Batticaloa with the assistance of Army troops serving under the 231 Brigade, was declared open Saturday (03) morning by the Divisional Secretary of the area Mr. V. Thavaraja, Chief Guest on the occasion. At the inauguration, a concert was presented by a group of small children. The Second-in- Command of the 14th Battalion Sri Lanka National Guard Major T.S. Hettiarachchi, members of the Japan-based JFN organization that funded the construction of the building and a large crowd of civilians and Army personnel attended the opening ceremony.

  • Jaffna Troops Built Two More Houses Given Away

    Two more new houses, built by 511 Brigade troops serving under the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J), were handed over to two families with children in Achchuveli and Achelu Colony during a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J on Saturday (29). The houses, built by soldiers of........
  • Sprinter Amarasekara Gifted with a New House

    Appreciative of achievements hitherto made in the field of sports and laurels he has fetched to both the Army and the country at large as a veteran sprinter, Warrant Officer-1 D.A.P Sampath Amarasekara of 6 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) of the Army, was awarded a modern house on Thursday (9) by the Army with sponsorship support received from a few donors. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army after visiting the new house at Kiriwaththuduwa early this morning (9).....
  • 'Rana Viru Real Star-Mission II' Gathers Momentum with Trophy Unveiling

    A special media briefing on the forthcoming ‘Rana Viru Real Star - Mission II’ (reality musical show for tri-service personnel) took place Thursday (20) evening at Ceylon Inter-Continental Hotel. The unveiling of the ‘Rana Viru Real Star-Mission II’ Trophy, expected to be awarded to the final winner occurred at the same occasion....
  • Europeans & Their Tribes

    THE tenth session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva has come to a close without the anticipated assault on the Sri Lankan state. This has been on the cards for quite some time, beginning with the motion against Sri Lanka that had been put forward three years ago. Fortunately some concerted diplomatic action, involving regular briefings of all states who were genuinely interested in the country, saw that motion scratched in 2007, and since then there was much less pressure.

  • New Security Forces Commander Mullaittivu Assumes Office

    THE NEW Security Forces Commander Mullaittivu, Major General A.M Perera assumed duties at his office on 14th December 2009 after a brief ceremony. A Guard of Honour was also accorded to the new Security Forces Commander on his arrival. He took over duties as the Security Forces Commander Mullaittivu from his predecessor Major General Nandana Udawatta.