MULLAITTIVU: HEAVY FIGHTING that erupted in the general area of WADDUVAKAL in the remaining patch of land in the New Safe Zone brought further disaster to the LTTE terrorists now breathing their last as of Friday (15) evening. Tiger terrorists, going berserk drove off a red colour BOLERO jeep targeting troops, close to the beach side of the defences, in order to strike a major blow, but valiant troops took the lead in advance and fired on the oncoming vehicle with precision. Tyres after shooting got deflated and got unexpectedly stuck in the beach, making the vehicle unmotorable any more. Tigers inside got off, but succumbed to injuries as a result of heavy firing of the troops.
SRI LANKA Army Inter Regiment Swimming and Water Polo Championship got under way at Army Headquarters Swimming Pool Complex during past two days (July 8-9). Representing 17 Regiments, a record 200 competitors showed their colours and offered a tight challenge against their fellow-swimmers. Disabled War Heroes too participated in this tournament giving a similar neck to neck competition as other ordinary swimmers.
Sri Lanka Army Headquarters - Colombo greeted the dawn of the first working day of the New Year-2013 during a customary ceremony on Tuesday (Jan 1), amidst traditions and military formalities. Hoisting of the National Flag as well as the Army Flag, amidst rhythms of auspicious drums (Magul Bera), followed by recital of the National Anthem and the Army Song....
The second convocation for award of Diplomas to 43 serving officers at the country’s most prestigious Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, now earmarked to be recognized as a full-fledged University, took place Saturday (23) morning with the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.