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News Archive

  • Custom Officers Attend Workshop on 'Leadership'

    At the request of the Department of Customs, the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) recently conducted a six-day long workshop on ‘Strategic Leadership and Discipline’ for a group of custom officers at Kilinochchi, Ampakamam Army Training Centre. The workshop, comprised of training in leadership, discipline, mental stress, psychological operations............
  • Seva Vanitha Launches Second Phase of Scholarship Scheme

    THE second phase of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch’s (SVAB) scheme for children of War Hero families got underway at the SVAB auditorium in the Army Headquarters Monday (27)  morning.  Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady graced the occasion as the chief guest along with Mrs. Kusum Wickramanayaka, the spouse of Hon. Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayake. The scholarship programme awards One hundred, worth Rs. 10,000/= each to students of War Hero families, sponsored by the funds collected by the SVAB. People’s Bank operates the scholarship programme after receiving the deposits.  People’s Bank also annually offers incentives to those children who continue to receive monthly installments for their studies. 

  • Indian High Commissioner Tours Mullaittivu & Wanni

    HIGH COMMISSIONER for India in Sri Lanka Mr Ashok K. Kantha last Friday (19) took time off to visit Mullaittivu and Vavuniya, in order to see for himself the progress regarding living conditions of the newly re-settled displaced persons and their needs, if any. The diplomat and his retinue on arrival at Oddusuddan Maha Vidyalaya under 64 Division were received by Major General Athula Jayawardana, Security Forces Commander Mullaittivu and conducted to the school auditorium.....

  • 'Ifthar' Ritual Performed in Jaffna on Grand Scale

    Security Force Headquarters Jaffna (SFHQ-J) joined Muslim friends in Jaffna to celebrate ‘Ifthar’ (fast–breaking) event at the Public Ground, Jaffna Thursday (23). Over 475 Muslims and several religious leaders of Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islam attended  this event. A speech, delivered by Maulavi Hakam Deen Amhar of Kaleliya Jumma mosque.....

  • 24th Death Anniversary of 'Hasalaka Gamini' Held with Floral Tributes

    The 24th Death Anniversary of Corporal Gamini Kularathne of 6th Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment(SLSR), known to the general public as ‘Hasalaka Gamini’ who made the supreme sacrifice to save his comrades from the siege at Elephant Pass Camp, took place on Tuesday(14) at a ceremony, held at Hasalaka Gamini Memorial at Elephant Pass.
  • Commander Reviews Facilities Available for University Entrants Under Leadership Training

    The second leg of the Leadership Training course for the university entrants conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Army has commenced at several locations concurrently. The Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya visited this morning (27) one such location at Kalettewa where university entrants receive instructions and to review the availability of facilities for the students.
  • LTTE Destroyed 'Blessed Virgin's Children's Home' Twice Blessed with MoD's Initiatives

    Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urben Development, attaching importance to a unique project flew to Kaththankulam, Mannar to ceremonially open the Army-rebuilt two storied new orphanage, ‘Blessed Virgin’s Children’s Home’ which was destroyed by terrorists in 2005. The new Army-built two storied children’s home at a cost of Rs 5.9 million, saving a record Rs 1.1 million against the estimated cost for exclusive purchase of furniture to the project......

  • New 'Mihindu Seth Meduara' Commandant Assumes Duties

    Colonel I.G.R.G Bogodawatte assumed duties as the new Commandant of the Mihindu Seth Medura (MSM) wellness resort at Atttidiya on 07 September during a simple ceremony. A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new office of Colonel I.G.R.G Bogodawatte who symbolically placed his signature for a formal document to signify the acceptance of the office.
  • I Fought India's War, Too, Says President

    SRI LANKAN President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he has "fought India’s war" too by militarily eliminating the LTTE, which had assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 18 years ago. In an interview to Indian newsmagazine "The Week" published in its latest issue, Rajapaksa says: "I think my war is part of the South Asian campaign against terrorism. In fact, by eliminating the LTTE militarily, I have fought India’s war."  The President thanks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ruling Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and the Indian people for the support extended to Sri Lanka during the war.  "Nothing is more important for me than what India thinks," he declared.

  • 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.....