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  • 1 Signal Corps Cricket Team Wins SFHQ-MLT Cricket Cup

    Troops of all the Units, Brigades and Divisions, under the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the intention of promoting fellowship and confidence organized a cricket tournament. 1 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) and 4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) entered the final match though 23 teams participated in the tournament.
  • Vavuniya Marks Women's Day with Leadership and Dress Making Workshops

    A leadership training workshop was conducted for Tamil and Muslim students in Vavuniya District recently. The two-day workshop held at Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Vavuniya was organized by the 211 Brigade to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop covered a wide area of........
  • UN Special Envoy Meets Vanni Commander

    IN ORDER TO receive first hand experience on the life of civilians at the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) centres in Vavuniya, the special UN envoy Mr. Walter Kalin and Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating of Peace Process (SCOPP) Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe visited Vavuniya during the weekend and met the authorities and Commander, Security Forces Vanni, Major General Jagath Jayasuriya. The UN special envoy visited the IDP centres at Menik Farm, Vavuniya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya and Omanthai IDP registration centre and spoke to a cross-section of the inmates.

  • US Defence Attaché Calls at SFHQ-W

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ross, Defence Attaché at the US Embassy paid a courtesy call on Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters -Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the SFHQ-W on Thursday (11). The discussion centered on different roles being carried out by Wanni troops in the region for the best interest of the public. Moreover......
  • Re-settlers in Vavuniya North Awarded Land Deeds

    A total of 1750 resettled families in Nandimithragama, Selalihinigama, Namalgama and Bogaswewa under the Divisional Secretariat of Vauniya North received a new leaf of life on Monday (6) when all of them were awarded with permanent land deeds during a ceremony at Bogaswewa. Within a matter of few months, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), in coordination with......

  • New Hammer-Throwing Record from Army Major

    Major W.T.G. Abeywardena of the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME), established a new Sri Lankan record in the Hammer-Throwing by winning a Gold medal in the selection competition for the Veterans’ South Asian Athletic Meet, scheduled for September in Japan. The selection competitions took place at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama where 600 leading athletes participated. Major Abeywardana is currently working in the 515 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J). He is now qualified to represent Sri Lanka in......
  • One More Garment Manufacturer Offers Jobs to Mannar Youngsters

    NOW, it is one more leading garment manufacturer from the South followed suit and wanted to offer employment to Tamil youngsters in Mannar. Brandix (Pvt) Ltd, a reputed garment manufacturer during a brief ceremony on 1st July 2010 recruited a total of 28 Tamil girls and boys to their garment factories for a gross monthly salary of Rs 15,000/= with meals plus boarding, transport, medical and other facilities.

  • Army Launches 'Shramadana' Campaign

    Troops serving 512 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) launched a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the Ariyakulum Tank that lies on the wayside of Jaffna - Palaly road, removing polythene, plastic and garbage from tank water, including banks of the tank on Saturday (20).