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  • Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology

    A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
  • Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students

    On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
  • President to Receive Rajiv Gandhi Award

    ALL India Anti-Terrorist Front Chairman M.S. Bitta met the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Delhi C.R. Jayasinghe to appreciate the tremendous efforts of President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose emboldened decision brought down LTTE and killed its leader Prabhakaran who assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Bitta said a delegation from his organization will travel to Colombo to present the Rajiv Gandhi Award to President Rajapaksa for the feat.

  • Secretary Defence Recalls Yesteryear Battlefield Experiences During Visit to Jaffna Fort

    Recalling memories of yesteryear when the Jaffna Fort was under siege as terrorists intensified their onslaught against Security Forces, deployed in and around it, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence on Friday (26) visited Jaffna Fort, spent some time and saw for himself how renovation work was progressing there. Mr. Rajapaksa, now on a two-day tour to the peninsula accompanied....
  • Troops Clean up Hospital Premises

    Troops serving 221 and 222 Brigades of 22 Division under the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) organized a mammoth Shramadana campaign to clean Ichchalanpattu hospital and Sunandarama temple in 22 Division area during two days. (June 15-16) Ichchalanpattu hospital staff joined hands together with Army troops to conduct the campaign.
  • 23 Infantry Division Commissions Its New Water Facility

    Fulfilling a much-needed requirement of drinking water for troops serving the 23 Infantry Division in Poonany, steps were taken to drill and install a new tube well, worth over Rs 7 lakhs in the Headquarters premises. Brigadier L. Mahinda Mudalige, General Officer Commanding during a simple ceremony recently commissioned the new tube well which pumps more than 100 litres per minute.....

  • Another Computer Course at SFHQ-MLT Ends

    The sixth phase of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further enhancing knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops of the SFHQ-MLT, ended successfully on Tuesday (15) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium. 19 other rankers followed this 20-day long course, organized by the SFHQ-MLT with the support of ‘Future Step IT Solution Pvt Ltd’.
  • First Psychosocial Centre for War Affected Children Inaugurated

    THE first Psychosocial Centre in the newly resettled areas in the Northern Province, a long-felt need for addressing issues, related to mental well-being of children in war-affected areas, was recently opened at Mallavi Central College, Thunukkai in the Mullaitivu District by Maj. General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander, Security Force Wanni & Competent Authority for IDPs.  This purpose-built Centre for psychosocial activities at Mallavi Central College was.....

  • -œThis Success Would not Have Been Possible without Army: Prof. Krause Criticizes NGOs Influencing Western Govts-

    “It is no surprise that political actions of the EU as well as by respective national governments were shaped by opinions and activities coming from the UN and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group which have taken aim at Sri Lanka and conclusions drawn by said NGOs are totally out of proportions, but many European governments are listening to what is being said in the world of NGOs.....