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  • Dogs Engaged in Different Humanitarian & Security Roles Stage Their Show in Kilinochchi

    A five-day workshop for dog-handlers plus a spectacular show of the dogs serving the Army took place at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), following an initiative taken by 611 Brigade Headquarters. 353 dog handlers serving every corner of the SFHQ-KLN followed the workshop and the dog show got underway on Thursday (6) before a large gathering of all ranks................
  • Unprecedented & Rare Gesture of Generosity of Donor Lady Enables SVAB to Gift Two More New Houses to SLAC War Heroes

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who has thrown his full weight behind a multitude of welfare measures for the benefit of War Heroes, contributed to another worthy cause on Tuesday (4) morning by gifting a new house in Divulapitiya area to another disable War Hero, built with the funds generated by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). Generosity of the philanthropist, Ms Pathma Jayawardena in donating a land of 39 perches of high value in the suburbs of the commercial hub, Divulapitiya.....

  • Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on 'Art of Living'

    On a concept of Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, a lecture on the ‘Art of Living’ to address the growing problem of ‘teenage marriages and mothers’ was conducted by Professor Praneeth Abeysundara of University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya main auditorium on........

  • Wanni Headquarters Makes Offerings to Sri Maha Bodhi Sapling

    The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi sapling, expected to be planted at Bodhgaya, India to coincide with the forthcoming 2600 Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi (enlightenment of the Buddha) anniversary, was recently taken to the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) for veneration of the troops serving the area.

  • Terrorists Continue to Detain Civilians; LTTE Communication Intercepted by Troops Reveals

    MULLAITTIVU: LTTE Communications intercepted by the Army on Saturday (9) 3.40 a.m. further confirmed that the LTTE is forcibly keeping civilians under their captivity leaving no room for civilians to escape from their clutches.
    However, the influx of civilians to Security-Forces held areas revealed the willingness of those civilians to leave LTTE-held areas. The following dialogue communicated between two LTTE terrorists through their communication sets was intercepted by the Army troops.

  • Military Formality Revived: SLA 'Guest Night' Raises a Toast to HE

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA),  the regiment honoured by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (23) by awarding President’s and Regimental Colours, had their formal ‘Guest Night’ and the banquet on Wednesday (24) evening at Hotel Hilton Colombo. The historic and momentous formality the Army has inherited.....
  • Sri Lankans in New Zealand Help War Heroes

    SRI LANKANS living in New Zealand having got together under United Sri Lanka Association in Wellington, New Zealand  made a donation of NZ $ 10,000/= (New Zealand Dollars) to Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) for the use of welfare activities of War Heroes who became disable during Humanitarian Operations. With the coordination of the President SVAB Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President of the United Sri Lanka Association Mr. Channa Ranasinghe donated the cheque to the SVAB.

  • Commander Commends Army Performance in South Asian Games

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGATH JAYASURIYA, Commander of the Army this morning (18) during a special interaction with Army sportsmen and women who excelled in the recently-concluded 11th South Asian Games (SAG) tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh commended them for their achievements and glory brought to the Army.  

  • Public Warned of Flags Sold to Help Injured Soldiers

    THE Ranaviru Seva Authority  yesterday asked the public to be aware of con men who are selling flags stating they are collecting funds to help the injured soldiers. Ranaviru Seva Authority President Major General Palitha Fernando told a news conference yesterday that no permission is given to any state organisation or any other institution other than the Ranaviru Authority to collect funds for the soldiers. “We have been informed of these fraudulent acts and we ask the public to be informed and aware of this situation,” he said. The authority has made arrangements to issue a flag to mark the Ranviru Day on June 7 this year. “This is the only flag which is authorized by the government,” Major General Fernando added.