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  • 214 Brigade Moves into New Building Complex

    The Pudukkulam 214 Brigade Headquarters under Wanni Security Forces Headquarters, hitherto remained housed in temporary structures, recently moved into a new complex, constructed with the labour, donated by all troops and members of the Civil Defence Force. The location has been allotted by the District Secretary. 

  • Much-Loved 'Snowy' after Tireless Tasks in Humanitarian Operations Bids Farewell to Army

    The Sri Lanka Army, which goes down in history as the only fighting force to have vanquished ruthless terrorism in the 21st century on Tuesday (May 24) saluted one of its much-loved brave tracker dogs, Snowy who died while recuperating after an LTTE grenade attack, sustained in Kambilioya, Welioya on 15 March 2008 during the peak of terrorism. It was the incumbent Commander of the Army, then as Commander, Security Forces, Wanni, despite tense and fast changing nature of ground battles.....
  • SLAGSC Tradesmen Join Active Service in Wanni After Training

    Newly enlisted 275 Sri Lanka General Service Corps (SLAGSC) tradesmen of the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) joined the active service after completion of the recent three-month military training at 24 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) training school and 2 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) training school.The opening address was conducted......
  • Troops Support Palai Dengue Programme

    Troops of the 552 Brigade under 55 Division at Vettalakerni, Jaffna threw their weight behind the government’s ongoing Dengue eradication drive in the peninsula by expanding different awareness programmes.Palai Public Health Inspectors, Health Department Officials, Police personnel and troops visited each and every public place in and......
  • UN Special Representative Holds Talks with Visiting Commander

    Acting Head of the Department of the Peacekeeping Operations and Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Mr Edmond Mulet, who is also the Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, had a round of discussion with the visiting Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, currently in New York.
  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records

    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.