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  • Lak Sathosa in Jaffna, a dream come true - Minister Douglas Devananda

    A BRANCH of a Lak Sathosa was opened in Jaffna on July 28, by Social Services and Social Welfare Minister Douglas Devananda, and Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services Minister Bandula Gunawardana. Devananda said he untiringly made every endeavour for making available the essential and other commodities at a price in a par with the Colombo prices and that his long cherished dream has now come true, through the opening of a Lak Sathosa outlet.

  • New Air Force Commander Calls on Army Commander

    The newly appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (7) morning at Army Headquarters. In accordance with military traditions, on his arrival at the Army Headquarters, he inspected the Guard Turn Out and received the Guard of Honour salute, accorded by soldiers of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment.....

  • Army Commander Reviews New Developments in Vanni

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, along with a few Senior Officers of the Army Headquarters, flew to Vavuniya to review the latest developments of the security situation in Vanni areas. Army Commander, after being received by Commander Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) Major General Jagath Jayasuriya, was conducted to the SFHQ auditorium where he met senior ground commanders and discussed the present security situation in Vanni. He also issued further instructions to his ground commanders.

  • General J.E.D Perera, Former Commander Laid to Rest Amidst Military Honours

    Former Commander of the Army late General Deshamanya J.E.D Perera who has left indelible milestones in the annals of Sri Lanka Army, bade farewell to the Nation on Wednesday (14) evening, amidst a sea of his military comrades and other mourners at the General Cemetery, Borella. Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa......
  • Army Troops Help Affected Villagers & Children

    THE East-based Army troops, working hand in hand with the government’s ongoing ‘Neganehira Navodaya’ (Eastern Re-awakening) programme, are launching many development and welfare projects on behalf of civilians living under 232 and 234 Brigades. The Army with the assistance, received from the civil sector went on distributing clothes and school accessories among civilians and children in Perumveli, Iralakulam and Iluppupathana villages which had been affected.....

  • 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.
  • 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).....