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  • Army Undertakes One More Mega Project to Train Disable War Heroes


    Undertaking responsibility for another mega project of unprecedented magnitude, the Army is to shortly inaugurate a new ‘Resource Centre’ for all disable War Heroes at Hendala in order to provide them with vocational training as part of their rehabilitation process. The state of the art new vocational training centre......
     
  • Workshop to Promote Artistic Talents of Paranthan Students Held


    In order to help enhance children’s knowledge on drawings, the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) in coordination with the 6 (V) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps, took initiative to organize a workshop on drawing for more than 87 children of year 1-13 grades learning at Paranthan Hindu Maha Vidyalaya in......
     
     
  • Ugandan Defence Minister Calls on Commander


    A foreign delegation from the Ministry of State for Defence of Uganda, headed by, General (Rtd) Odongo Jeje, Minister of State for Defence of Uganda, currently in Sri Lanka, made a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (28) afternoon at.....
     
  • Items Used in Former LTTE Swarnam's Office Complex Unearthed

    EAST: A STOCK of accessories to arms and ammunition, kept buried in PUCHCHANKERNI, VAKARAI in the East, were unearthed by the troops Sunday (21) afternoon while they were conducting a search and clear operation. An informant has alerted the troops on the hideout following information received earlier. The unearthing took place around 6.45 p.m. on Sunday (21).

  • Commander Pays Formal Courtesy Call on New Defence Minister



    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army in accordance with military formalities, paid a courtesy call on the new Hon. Minister of State for Defence Mr Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry of Defence this morning (19). Lieutenant General Ratnayake after presenting a replica of a silver-plated sword, symbolic of the Army and its bravery........
  • Commander Meets His Eminence New Cardinal

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Tuesday (28) evening had an audience with Rt Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith, the newly appointed only Asian Cardinal at the Bishop House, Colombo. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya is the first service chief to make obeisance to the new Cardinal after His Eminence was ordained as a Cardinal in a ceremony at Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome last month.

  • SVAB Intensifies Its Welfare Roles; More Scholarships, Housing Grants & Sanitary Facilities Awarded

     
    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), unreservedly committed to serve the well-being of both disable War Heroes, their families and the serving, lent its helping hand once more to differently able War Heroes who safeguarded the country and their children on Monday (28). Distribution of scholarships to 99 War Hero children, housing grants, plots of lands, 150 sanitary commode sets to disable War Heroes building or renovating houses, wheelchairs, stretches, walking sticks.....
     
  • 5000 More IDPS Exit Welfare Centers

    INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDP) in Vavuniya, Mannar, Welioya and other areas were given permission from Tuesday (1) onwards to move about freely outside those Welfare Centres and return after sometime. Civil authorities with the cooperation of Army and Police personnel facilitated this new procedure in accordance with security procedures. Those displaced civilians, depending on their specific requirements are permitted to either visit any places or their next of kin outside those Welfare Centres and return to their Welfare Centres.

  • Record 5000 Civilians Escape into Government Held Area

    MULLAITTIVU: A RECORD five thousand besieged civilians in the PUTHUMATHALAN “No Fire Zone” exited from the grip of LTTE terrorism and escaped into troop-held areas in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU early this morning (20) as this report was pasted. Ground troops in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU confirmed a huge exodus of people was still on the way. Most of them made their way across the lagoon area.   

  • 6 Armoured Corps Cricketers Become Champions


    Cricketers of the 6 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) during the recent inter battalion softball cricket tournament emerged winners to carry the championship trophy. The tournament, conducted by the Security Forces Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) gave the runners-up slot to the 8 Gemunu Watch cricketers.