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News Archive

  • Southerners Donate Books to Jaffna Library

    With the sheer intention of quenching the thirst for knowledge of Jaffna students and other interested readers, a generous family from the South donated a volume of valuable books to the Jaffna library recently. The donation coordinated by the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was comprised of 1500 books including encyclopaedias, novels, famous story books for children and a rare collection of books for academic purposes.
  • 'Let There Be Hope on Earth' Echoes Around Church Congregation During Special Anniversary Service

    Blessing of the Army and Regimental Flags after placing them near the altar with prayer sessions of ‘dedication and reconciliation’, took place Thursday (4) evening, to a packed congregation at All Saints Church, Borella, Colombo 8 as one more major religious segment of the Army’s series of 63rd Anniversary commemorative arrangements. The special ‘Commemoration and Thanksgiving Service’, coloured with hymns of all three major languages....
  • SLEME Produced Mobile Screen Handed Over to SLSC

    A Truck with a Mobile LED Panel consists of Sound system, Sound Proof Generator produced by troops of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) was handed over to the Brigadier D.A.P.N. Dematapitiya, Brigade Commander of the Sri Lanka Signals Corps (SLSC) by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at Army Headquarters on Tuesday (30).

  • PLOTE Thanks President

    THE PLOTE yesterday lauded President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his leadership that ensured the liberation on civilians held captive by the LTTE and also the military for accomplishing a mission which military experts in the world thought was not possible. Writing to President Rajapaksa, Head of the PLOTE and DPLF Dharmalingam Sithadhan said "it is with a sense of relief that we heard that under your leadership the Armed Forces are now in the process of successfully releasing thousands of hostages held by the LTTE within the "Safe Zone".

  • Commander Shares His Experiences with Command & Staff College Students

    Student Officers at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka’s highest seat of learning for Defence Services personnel, had the rare opportunity of listening to a lecture of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29). The students belonging to all three forces inclusive of a few Officers from other foreign Armies listened to this lecture as a part of their training for Passed Staff College qualification (psc) at the DSCSC. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya was received by the Commandant DSCSC Major General N. A. Ranasinghe on arrival.

  • Private Lorries to Ply on A-9 Highway

    THE Kandy-Jaffna A-9 highway will be opened for the first time in several years. Private traders will be permitted to operate their lorries and other convoys to the Northern peninsula from Thursday, a well-informed Government source said. Up to now only State-owned vehicles were operating services on the A-9 highway transporting food, medicines and other essential items to the North. With this new arrangement, the prices of essential commodities are likely to come down sharply in the North.

  • SLAGSC Records a Landslide Win as Viru Daru Society's Maiden Sports Festival Ends on Grand Scale

    Curtains came down on the maiden Army ‘Viru Daru - 2011’ (Children of War Heroes) Sports festival at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium on Saturday (12) evening, amidst shining hopes and cheering. Attaching a phenomenal importance to the first-ever sports meet, exclusively meant for children of War Heroes under the newly-founded umbrella organization, Army Viru Daru Society, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as Chief Guest attended both.....

  • Search & Finds Continue

    NORTH & EAST: CONTINUED search and clear operations conducted by the troops in VISUAMADU, SUGANDIPURAM PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU AKKARAYANKULAM and MULLAYAWALAI areas during Tuesday (10) recovered twelve hand grenades, one anti tank mine, twenty-nine rounds of peddle gun ammunition, eight anti personnel mines, two claymore mines, four Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and one thousand rounds of unidentified ammunition. Meanwhile, Troops in KANCHIKUDICHCHIARU in the east recovered one Sub Machine Gun (SMG), one pistol, five hand grenades, seventeen anti personnel mines, fifteen anti personnel mine fuses and one 10-ft long detonator code.

  • 662 Brigade Treats Kilinochchi Public with Christmas Carols

    Soldiers serving 662 Brigade, sharing the spirit of Christmas with the youth of Kilinochchi, organized a grand Carol service at Shivanagar Sports Grounds Sunday (23) eve to mark the Holy Birth of Jesus Christ. The Christmas Carols attended by a large number of people in the area was also witnessed by the General Officer Commanding 66 Division, Brigadier A. M. R. Dharmasiri, Commander 662 Brigade, Colonel N. P. Akuranthilaka and senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army.