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  • Monks & Clergy of Major Faiths Watch Jaffna Vesak Celebrations

    Nearly 144 Buddhist monks from the south including Ven Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thero, Chancellor, University of Kelaniya visited the Vesak Zone, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) covering major towns in Jaffna. In addition, Hindu, Catholic and Islamic clergy joined Buddhist monks to see the Vesak celebrations in the peninsula.
  • Armoured Corps Sets a New Precedent; Commander Opens Most Modern Utility Complex for Soldiers

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), one of the most widely acclaimed pioneering regiments in the Army setting an unequalled example to others, gifted a four-storeyed utility building complex with sophisticated luxurious facilities to all Other Ranks on Saturday (26) at Rock House SLAC Regimental Headquarters premises. The driving force behind the mega project, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya....

  • Sri Lankan Relief Contingent in Nepal Returns Home to a Warm Welcome

    Having kept the Sri Lankan National Flag flying nearly for 16 days while showing earthquake-affected Nepalese that ‘We are also concerned as part of the relief solution to them’, the Sri Lankan tri-service rescue and relief contingent, returned home Monday (11) evening to a warm welcome at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
  • Pro-LTTE Group Attacks Indian Army Convoy

    COIMBATORE: A convoy of Army trucks was attacked near the Neelambur bypass road here on Saturday by Tamil chauvinists belonging to the Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (PDK) who claimed that the vehicles were transporting weapons for the Sri Lankan Army for use in the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Over 100 activists, armed with stones and logs, blocked the convoy which was ferrying Army personnel, who had completed field training in Secunderabad, to the Madukkarai regiment in Coimbatore district. The windscreens of some vehicles were smashed, and many tyres deflated. The PDK is a breakaway fringe group of the Dravidar Kazhagam.

  • Mannar Water Scheme Opened

    THE Drinking Water Scheme at Pallemunai, Mannar, a project that provides pure drinking water to over 63,600 people was inaugurated last Thursday (27) during a ceremony, headed by Mr. Hiruhiko Karoda, Chairman, Asian Development Bank and Mr. Basil Rajapaksa (MP), Minister of Economic Development. The project funded jointly by the Asian Development Bank, Netherlands Trust Fund and the Government of Sri Lanka is to build 330 houses in the area.

  • SFHQ-E Commences Second English Course for Officers

    The second phase of the English course for officers of the SFHQ-E commenced on Wednesday (6) on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the SFHQ-E auditorium.
  • 'Abimansala' Inmates Tour Kandy

    About 50 dependent War Heroes, housed at Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala’ wellness resort enjoyed during a trip down to Kandy last Tuesday (21). With the arrangements coordinated by 11 Division, Brigadier K.C Gunawardena, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division, those ‘Abimansala’ inmates paid homage to the sacred Dalada Maligawa and later visited the Peradeniya......
  • 'Laya' Hotel Chain Sets Up Its Colombo Head Office

    Popular ‘Laya’ Hotels of the Army which were introduced as a mammoth fund-raiser welfare project for Army personnel a few years ago, took a giant leap forward and opened its Colombo-based Head Office for Administrative / Reservation services on Wednesday (8) evening with the objective of turning the project to be of more customer-friendly, competitive and vibrant.
  • Youth Sports Meet Given Army Support

    Troops serving the 22 Division in Trincomalee extended their helping hand to organize the District Youth Sport Meet - 2013 of the Ministry of Youth Affairs since it was held at the 22 Division play ground. A few hundreds of youngsters from the district actively participated in the Youth Sports Meet - 2013 and troops supported the arrangements in connection with......