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  • Army Organizes Dental Clinic and Workshop for Jaffna Students

    521 Brigade in Jaffna in association with the Dental Medical Authorities organized a Dental clinic and workshop for students in the area on Tuesday (12). The clinic organized under the guidance of the General Officer Commanding 52 Division Brigadier W. V. A. Sudasinghe and 521 Brigade Commander Colonel D. M. T. B. Dissanayake was held through out the day at Nelliadi Central College.
  • Inter-battalion Sports Tournament Held at Mullaittivu

    The inter-battalion sports tournament of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) that got underway early in February, had its final events and awarding ceremony on Sunday (14) at the Oddusuddan Maha Vidyalayam playground. Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu graced the final event as the Chief Guest. 

  • New Year Festival at SFHQ-W Held

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) conducted their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at the SFHQ-W grounds on Saturday (25) on a grand scale. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W graced the cheerful event as the Chief Guest where many varieties of traditional games and fun-making features, added excitement and interest to the spectators.


    JAFFNA: DISTRICT Secretary for JAFFNA Mr. K. GANESH categorically denies having requested “any immediate assistance from JAFFNA NGOs to help meet basic needs of VANNI people” arriving in JAFFNA for temporary housing. Mr. K. GANESH speaking to www.army.lk asserted that JAFFNA does not have any such “detention centres for fleeing WANNI civilians,” but twelve Welfare Centres where as of Friday (24) some 11,500 displaced civilians remain housed.“We have enough stocks and situation in those Welfare Centres is good. I have not spoken to any specific NGO as such.....

  • Para Athletic Championship Achievers Return Home to a Rousing Army Welcome

    Sri Lankan achievers in the 1st Malaysian Open Para Athletic Championships in Kuala Lumpur, the precursor to ‘London Paralympics - 2012’ on return to the island Sunday (29) morning were welcomed to a rousing reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake. The team of 23 Sri Lankans, of whom 19 members..... 
  • Bangladesh Defence Adviser Meets Commander

    Commodore Shah Aslam Parvez, Defence Advisor, High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Tuesday (23) morning at the latter’s office in Colombo Army Headquarters.Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva during his interaction with........

    The ‘Ex-Cormorants Strike’, the first-ever nine-day long joint exercise in the history of Sri Lanka Army and armed forces is to be commenced on 21st November with the participation of over 2500 troops, drawn from the Army, Navy and Air Force. Under the auspices of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the exercise of this magnitude, the brainchild of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya is to be conducted in areas spanning from Silawathura, Mannar to Mavillu in Thanthirimale, Anuradhapura.

  • Lanka will Contribute to World Peace - President

    FOR OVER three decades the very existence of our nation and the peace and prosperity of our people were threatened by the LTTE menace described as one of the deadliest terrorist organizations. When they adamantly rejected our sincere efforts for negotiation we had to use military means to defeat them and launch a humanitarian operation with absolute care to rescue the civilian population held hostage by the terrorists for decades, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday.