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  • India's High Commissioner Meets IDPs & Expresses Satisfaction on Infrastructure

    INDIA’s High Commissioner for Sri Lanka Mr. Alok Prasad along with a few other embassy officials was in Vavuniya early this week with a view to getting first-hand experience of ground realities in Relief Villages (Centers for Internal Displaced Persons).Competent Authority for the Northern Province Major General G.A. Chandrasiri warmly received the diplomatic delegation at Manik Farm Relief Village where he presented a comprehensive picture of the services and arrangements in place.....

  • Kandy 'Viru Kekulu' Showcase Talents in Annual Concert

    One more pre-school in the hill capital, managed by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) had its annual concert this morning (11) with the presence of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB.  The kids at Viru Kekulu pre-school in Kandy, had their day at Kandyan Art Association and Cultural Centre, Kandy, showcasing their playful fund-making skills and artistic talents. Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, Chief Guest.....

  • East Based Troops Expand their Post-War Community Service Projects


    Troops of 221, 222 and 233 Brigades under 22 and 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community service projects continuing their post-war period responsibilities towards the nation. 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops recently organized several ‘Sharamadana’ campaigns to clear the surroundings of Kuchchiweli Pichchamal Temple.....
     
  • Visiting Chinese Military Team Calls on Commander of the Army


    A Chinese military delegation, currently in Sri Lanka on a friendly familiarization tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office on Thursday (5) morning. The military delegation, headed by Senior Colonel W.U Xiaoyi of the Army was accompanied to the Commander’s office at Army Headquarters by Mr Wu Jianghao, Ambassador for People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka. The delegation, comprised of Senior Colonel W. U Xiaoyi, Colonel He Zhoujin, Colonel Guo Hongtao.........

  • Sri Lanka Army, the Most Sought Service Provider is 64 Years Old

     

     
    Sri Lanka Army, the most-sought service provider and much-admired Defender of the Nation is 64 years old on October 10, 2013. Founded in 1949 as ‘Ceylon Army’, but changed to be called the Sri Lanka Army in 1972 after Ceylon became a Republic, is one of the most respected, if not the most admired service provider of the country in the post-war scenario after its unmatched victorious achievements in the humanitarian operations that eradicated the scourge of terrorism in May 2009.
  • SVAB New Year Fair to Provide More Funds for War Heroes Welfare

    The ‘Rana Aruna Udanaya’, the New Year fair, organized by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) with the sole intention of raising funds for multifarious welfare projects, meant largely for disable War Heroes, was opened by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Saturday (9) at Panagoda Army School grounds. The New Year fair that sells almost all essentials, including traditional Sinhala-Hindu New Year sweetmeats at less than half the market price in line with.....
     
  • Special X'mas Mass Conducted in Diyatalawa at SFHQ-C Request


    A special X-mas mass, organized  at the request of the troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) on account of the forthcoming Christmas festival got underway at the Catholic Church, Diyatalawa on Tuesday (16). With the seasonal compliments as well as with the objective of further promoting religious reconciliation and peace among all communities in the area......
  • Troops Evacuate Injured Students to Hospitals


    Army troops serving 552 Brigade swiftly jumped into action and took necessary measures to evacuate more than 15 injured school students to hospital when their bus turned turtle at Mullaiady, near Pallai Town on Saturday (15). The 19-member team of school students was on a tour to Mullaittivu on that fateful day after starting off from Kaithady when they faced this unexpected tragedy at A9 road. Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi, 552 Brigade Commander immediately dispatched his Brigade’s ambulance........
     
  • Lt General Jagath Jayasuriya the Pugilist

    ROYAL College has produced a plethora of scientific boxers during the past 95 years. Scientific boxing is synonymous with Royal College due to the foundation laid by the late Donald Obeyesekere (the father of Boxing in Sri Lanka), his son the late Danton Obeyesekere (who coached Royal for 55 years) and Ponnambalam Rajendram who were all Cambridge `Blues’. This Legacy has been carried on by their pupils who have coached their old School teams subsequently. Among this galaxy of scientific boxers, the name of Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, the new Army Commander has a very special place by virtue of the fact that he is one of eleven.....

  • 68 Division Marks Its Anniversary


    Troops serving 68 Division under Security Forces Headquarters - Mullativu (SFHQ - MLT) organized a variety of programmes to celebrate their 4th Anniversary at 68 Division Headquarters premises on Friday (20). The programmes were organized under the guidance of Brigadier T. J. Nanayakkara, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division and a special lunch was offered to all ranks of the Division to mark the event.