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  • Army Taekwondo Players Shine Clinching Championship

    Sri Lanka Army Taekwondo players swept the Defence Services Taekwondo Tournament, held during May 19-21 and clinched the overall championship in both men and women categories. Large crowds thronged the indoor stadium at Ministry of Sports on the final day as Army Taekwondo players met with their rivals.

  • Tamil Recruits Under Training Meet Family Members

    Parents, relatives or family members of 46 Tamil recruits, still under training at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Saturday (9) arrived at the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) grounds in order to meet their beloved ones and enjoy a social get-together.

  • Students in 522 Brigade Area Get Gift Parcels

    People’s Bank Buddhist Association, extending its services towards northern students donated school accessories to 170 selected children during a ceremony on Friday (8) at Usan Ramanadan Vidyalayam in Jaffna. The recipients, who had done very well in studies, received these gift parcels from the Secretary, People’s Bank Buddhist Association, Mr Preethi Kolonnage, General Officer Commanding, 52 Division.....
  • Now, Tri-servicemen to Compete to be 'Rana Viru Real Star'

    Tri-service personnel whose bravery and commitment to the cause brought about a new era of peace to the terrorism-affected Sri Lanka, are now set to turn another new leaf in the sphere of music, this time while trying to grab the year’s ‘Rana Viru Real Star’ title. The mammoth Reality Show, to be telecast shortly over the national television channel saw its birth as a concept, mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence who maintains that battle fatigue hundreds of War Heroes who sweated day and night in the recent past in defence of the motherland’s territorial integrity, deserves a respite for rest.....

  • SLEME's 'Walawe Supercross' Thunders in Sevanagala & Stuns Spectators

    The 2nd  ‘Walawe Supercross – 2012’, the new leaf, added last year to the calendar of Army motor car and motorbike racing field, kicked off  Sunday (24) to a thrilling and exciting start at the Udawalawe Supercross track in Sevanagala, Udawalawe, amidst a huge gathering of spectators. This year’s event received further teeth when Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club (SLMCC), together with......
  • Police Nab LTTE Medical Supplier

    *Drugs, medical items worth Rs. 2.5 m seized from Wellawatte house
    *Suspect had links with LTTE medical wing Head
    THE Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) arrested a director of a leading pharmaceutical company in Wellawatte for having connections with the LTTE and seized a stock of medical items valued at around Rs.2.5 million which were prepared to be sent to the LTTE. Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said the stock of drugs and medical items meant for the LTTE were recovered by the TID hidden inside a house in Perera Avenue, Wellawatte on Monday night. “The TID also nabbed a suspect along with the medical items,” SSP Gunasekera added.

  • More Community Programmes Conducted in East

    Troops serving units under command to different Brigades and Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) conducted more community programmes on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E for the benefit of general public living in those areas. 12 Sri Lanka Artillery troops organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surrounding of the Methodist pre-school at Koralaipattu area on Monday (14) as part of this Currently work.

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army has suspended the service of the Army officer involved in the fatal road accident in Gurubabila WELIGAMA area, which claimed the lives of three persons with immediate effect, without pay. The vehicle in which the officer was travelling collided with a three-wheeler killing three persons on 07 July 2015. 
  • Commander's Fatherly Care Extended to Save NCO's One-Year Old Infant

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, in response to an appeal made by a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), seeking medical expenditure for his one-year old infant’s liver transplanting surgery, donated Rs 5 lakhs through the welfare fund of the Army on Monday (10). The one-year old infant, Praboth Lakshan Balasooriya............
  • Medical Officers & Medical Students Offered Opportunities to Join Army

    Sri Lanka Army Medical Services (SLAMS) requests young Medical Officers and Medical Students to join hands with the Army to serve the country at a time when the country is marching towards speedy development after ending the 30 year long conflict. Those joining the SLAMS are comparatively entitled to higher salaries, opportunities for post graduate studies, participation in foreign UN missions, medical benefits and many more.