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  • Commander Takes Time Off to Watch Rugby

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya took time off his busy day’s schedule last evening (8) and made a surprise entry into the sports pavilion at Army Headquarters in order to witness the inauguration of the annual Inter-Regiment Rugger Tournament. Monday’s (8) first match occurred between Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) and.....

  • HE Greets War Heroes Who Bagged Volleyball 'Bronze' at World Cup

    Twelve War Heroes who represented Sri Lanka in the World Championship Volleyball Tournament for the disable, held in Cambodia, on July 20 - 30, met HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday (25) evening at Temple Trees. The Sri Lankan team secured the third place claiming the Bronze medal in the tournament.....
  • President Rajapaksa Consoles Flood Victims in Anuradhapura

    With a view to receiving first-hand assessment of the impact of the ravaging floods in Anuradhapura district, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Rambewa area Wednesday (9) morning and met a cross section of affected people in relief centres. Governor for Northern Province, Chief Minister for North Central Province, Minister Tissa Karaliyadda, Deputy Minister of Irrigation W.B Ekanayaka, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.....

  • Ex-Servicemen's 'Remembrance Day' (Poppy Day) Ceremony Lays Wreaths at Cenotaph


    Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association organized ‘Remembrance Day’ (Poppy Day) and annual commemorative ceremonies in honour of country’s all fallen War Heroes took place at the Vihara Maha Devi Park War Memorial on Sunday (10) with the participation of a number of senior officers, both retired and still serving.Religious observances of all four major denominations, replete with chanting of stanzas.....
  • Training Programme for Regimental Sergeant Majors Begins


    A two day training programme, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) for 70 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM), on the directions of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander (SFHQ-W), got underway at the SFHQ-W auditorium on Monday (10). The opening address was done by Brigadier H.P Senevirathne, Brigadier General Staff of (SFHQ- W).
     
  • Kotelawala Defence University Convocation Produces 90 More Military Graduates

     
    The annual Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Convocation - 2011 for conferment of Bachelor and Master degrees on 90 military officers, including 4 foreign cadets, took place Tuesday (22) evening at Temple Trees with HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. A total of 51 Army, 23 Navy,12 Air Force Cadet Officers and 4 foreign graduands (3 from Maldives and 1 from Nepal) read for those degrees....
  • New Secretary Defence Assumes Office in Simple Ceremony


    Mr B.M.U.D Basnayake, the former Secretary to Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, assumed office as the new Secretary of Defence, Ministry of Defence Sunday (11) morning during a simple ceremony, attended by additional secretaries, tri-service commanders, invitees and a host of administrative......
     
  • Engineers Showcase Skills Constructing Swinging Bridge


    Throwing their full weight behind one more public project, 1 Field Engineers troops with the support of 14 Gajaba Regiment completed the construction of a swinging bridge of 204 ft across Kumbukkan Oya on Galge-Kebiliththa Road which also leads to the Army formation in the area......
     
  • Lectures Conducted to Enlighten Service & Police Personnel on Gynaecology & Obstetrics


    A team of medical specialists on Gynaecology and Obstetrics recently conducted a series of lectures for the benefit of service and Police personnel serving Kilinochchi area at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The arrangement, initiated by Major General A.W.I Crishantha de Silva, Commander, SFHQ-KLN consisted of about 30 medical specialists and medical officers .....
  • Commandos Launch Waterborne Adventure Along Mahaweli River


    The waterborne, ‘Kayaking Expedition’, a novel adventurous project of the 3 Commando Regiment of the Army which recently saw a group of Commando rowers, conduct an exploratory mission, covering a distance of about 165 km, ended successfully at the outfall of the Mahaweli River in Trincomalee. The waterborne exploratory group of the Commando Regiment which.......