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  • Adding a New Flavour to Artistic Talents, Army's Maiden 'SathRanga' Tamil Cultural Troupe Launched in Kilinochchi

    Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), opening up new vistas of cultural integration for harmony and reconciliation, launched the Army’s first-ever combined Tamil-Sinhala Cultural Troupe, ‘SathRanga’, comprised of newly-enlisted Tamil other rankers, including woman soldiers and Sinhalaese during a ceremony on Thursday (19) at Kilinochchi ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium.
  • Vast Array of Singing & Dancing Stars in 'Tharu Dilena Reyak -“3' Performs to Support Fund-Raising for Dependent War Heroes

    Awe - inspiring and dazzling musical show-piece, ‘Tharu Dilena Reyak - 3', designed to collect much-wanted funds for construction of exclusive wellness resorts (Abimansala) for totally dependent War Heroes, reverberated through a packed audience of music and dancing fans at Nelum Pokuna Saturday (29) evening. The year’s scintillating mega musical fiesta...............
  • UN Special Envoy Takes Stock of Relief Programmes

    SPECIAL ENVOY to UN General Secretary Mr. K.V. Nambihar visited Vavuniya Thursday (21) morning to get a first hand experience on the developments regarding IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) centres and to learn welfare measures in effect for them. The UN envoy with his entourage was received by Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Competent Authority for the Northern Province Major General G.A. Chandrasiri at Menik Farm before they were accompanied to Kadiragamar relief village and temporary IDP centres at Sector 01 and Sector 04.

  • Army Image Should Always be Preserved- Commander Tells Troops

    Our troops after winning over the most ruthless terrorist group, perhaps in the whole world, earned a good reputation worldwide for itself, a fact no one can deny. So the hard-earned name has to be preserved and upheld at all times since various interested elements are poised to do anything possible to tarnish our image. As you all know, even Media sometimes flare up various incidents............
  • RSP Conferred on One More Segment of SLLI War Heroes

    Conferment of ‘Rana Sura Padakkama’ (RSP) Medals on one more segment of 557 War Heroes of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), got under way on Thursday (5) at the Youth Services Council auditorium, Maharagama with Major General W.D.L.P Wickremasinghe, Deputy Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) gracing as the Chief Guest.
  • Army Troops Give Away Their Own Daily Ration Packets To Flood Victims

    Treating them with generosity and magnanimity, East-based Army troops in their hundreds were extending their  humanitarian services further, offering their own food rations to flood victims as of Thursday (10) afternoon as per direct instructions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who has given a free hand to his troops to meet with the challenge. Thoppigala, one of the worst affected areas in the Batticaloa district with torrential rains wreaking havoc.......

  • 571 Brigade Distributes Medicine & Reading Glasses

    Hundreds of civilians living in Uttupulam, Malayalapuram, Bharathipuram, Vivekanandanagar, Ambalkulam, Udayanagar East and West under the 571 Brigade area in Kilinochchi, were recently offered medical consultations and assistance as a result of a special humanitarian programme, launched by the 571 Brigade where 25 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) troops are serving.
  • Buttala OCDC Seminar Sessions End

    The two-day long seminar on ‘Current Geopolitical Realities and Its Impact on Sri Lankas Foreign Policy’ at the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC), Buttala concluded on Wednesday (27) after successful sessions. Major General Jagath Dias, Chief of Staff, graced the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday (26) at the invitation of Brigadier N.D. Wanniarachchi, Commandant, OCDC.

  • Senior Tiger Hiding in Kodikamam Area Shot Dead

    JAFFNA: HAVING being informed of the presence of a few suspicion persons in KODIKAMAM area, JAFFNA 522 Brigade troops conducted a special search in the area  Wednesday (24) morning. As the troops were passing IYATTALAI area around 8.00 a.m., troops observed one suspect hiding himself behind a bush and attempting to throw a hand grenade towards the troops.