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  • 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’.
  • President Hands Over Three-Wheelers to War Heroes

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (22)  handed over 100 three-wheelers to 100 disabled War Heroes at the Army Grounds in appreciation of their valuable service to safeguard the unity of the country and free it from terrorism even sacrificing their legs and limbs. The three-wheelers were distributed among War Heroes by the Ranaviru Seva Authority which has already distributed 500 three-wheelers among the War Heroes on five occasions. This number reaches 600 nos. Eighty six disabled War Heroes of the Army, four from the Navy,........

  • -œThis Success Would not Have Been Possible without Army: Prof. Krause Criticizes NGOs Influencing Western Govts-

    “It is no surprise that political actions of the EU as well as by respective national governments were shaped by opinions and activities coming from the UN and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group which have taken aim at Sri Lanka and conclusions drawn by said NGOs are totally out of proportions, but many European governments are listening to what is being said in the world of NGOs.....
  • Newest Project, 'Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya' Goes to Matara with Army Culinary Experts

    The newest Army project, meant to enlighten the public on the quality and nutritional value of  exotic and traditional food varieties from different corners of the island, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ made its second appearance at Matara beach road on Thursday (25) evening when the mega exhibition of food varieties was  formally opened by.........
  • More LTTE Dead Bodies & Weapons Found From West of Putumattalan

    (2nd Update)  

    DURING extended search operations conducted in the thin area west of PUTUMATTALAN troops recovered three more LTTE dead bodies, twelve T-56 weapons and one Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) Friday (10) afternoon. Troops recovered seven LTTE dead bodies and some other LTTE items from the same area the previous day (9) after the area was brought under the Army control. 

  • First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today

    The Ministry of Defence has launched a new housing project to assist war heroes who have partly built their houses with financial difficulties to accomplish their aspirations and to uplift the living standard of their families. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
  • More Rehabilitated Ex-Combatants Go Home

    PARENTS, spouses and guardians of four hundred and twenty five ex-LTTE combatants assembled at the Veerasingham Hall in Jaffna on Tuesday (18.05.2010) to take their loved ones home after a lapse of many months when the Bureau of Commissioner General Rehabilitation (BCGR) released them on completion of government’s rehabilitation.....

  • Officer Training Academy in Gaya Welcomes Visiting Army Commander

    Lieutenant General Vijai Sharma, Commandant, Officer Training Academy (OTA) in Gaya, India, together with several OTA senior officers, extended a warm welcome to the Sri Lankan Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday (7) when the latter visited the OTA at the invitation of its Commandant. The visiting Sri Lankan military delegation, headed by the Army Chief ....
  • Take a Cue from Security Forces ; Defence Secretary Tells Public:

    DEFENCE Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday (25) said the people can take a cue from the Security Forces’ victory and render their optimum service to the country’s development. The Defence Secretary was speaking at a ceremony to felicitate Security Forces who defeated LTTE terrorists, at a ceremony at the Defence Ministry.“The Security Forces have proved themselves that nothing is impossible if we have perseverance and dedication. Their sacrifice for the past 30 years for a peaceful country has borne fruit,” he said. He stressed that public should carry out what the country expects from them without hesitation.