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  • Commandos Pay Tribute to Their Comrades

    COMMANDO Regiment (CR), one of the prestigious wings in the Army that records a series of unequalled gains in the battlefield as well as in all other spheres of military excellence saluted their fallen comrades in a befitting style Monday (15) evening at its Ganemulla Regimental Headquarters. The day’s elaborate.....

  • Troops Restore Road Movement in Less than Two Days

    Kilinochchi-based 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) troops rose to the occasion and immediately restored a road patch, damaged due to surging flood waters in Konavil, Akkaranayamkulam area that crippled transport between Konavil-Suniyamkulam. Gushing waters, experienced in this area in the past few days completely washed away a road length of about 25-30 ft in Konavil area on Konavil-Suniyamkulam road, turning it impassable for vehicles.
  • Tsunami Victims Remembered in Trincomalee

    The 7th year after the Tsunami tragedy was commemorated jointly by the 22 Division Headquarters, Trincomalee and the People’s Bank, giving priority to religious observances and distribution of books among Sunday Daham school students.The alms-giving to 24 Buddhist monks, selected from different temples, took place at the Trincomalee People’s Bank office premises on Monday (26) after the national observance.....
  • Army Admin Staff to be Updated with Techniques of Documentation

    To coincide with the Army’s ongoing re-structuring programme after absence of about 30 years, measures are afoot to improve the quality of proper management of documentation in the organization, as directed by Directorate of Personnel Administration, Army Headquarters. Recently, a full-day workshop, organized by......
  • Troops Recover Nineteen Terrorist Dead Bodies; One LTTE Leader among Killed

    WANNI: ARMY troops on continuous search and clear operations in liberated areas of KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAL collected nineteen LTTE dead bodies from the area on Wednesday (13). One senior LTTE fighting cadre, identified as KANNIKKARAN was among the dead, troops confirmed. In addition, twenty one T 56 weapons, one 12.7mm weapon, one MPMG (Multi Purpose Machine Gun), one Light Machine Gun (LMG), one FNC weapon, one 12.7mm gun barrel, three claymore mines each weighing about 12.5 kg, one disposable RPG (Rocket Propeller Grenade), one improvised mortar launcher and two I-Com radio sets were also recovered from the same area.

  • Army Headquarters Marks Sinhala & Hindu New Year With a Traditional New Year Festival

    Festive atmosphere across the country on account of the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year made its presence at Colombo Malay Cricket Club Grounds throughout Thursday (11) morning when both officers and soldiers serving the Army Headquarters, got together to mark the event by holding a New Year festival giving prominence to the age old Traditions.
  • Soldiers Trained in Tamil Language Given Proficiency Certificates

    A total of 12 officers and 1110 other ranks who followed Tamil language courses, conducted by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) passed out during a brief ceremony on Thursday (5). The project, implemented on the instructions of Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ - J was conducted by instructors at the Army Tamil Language Training School, Kotmale.
  • Another Yoga Course Concluded in Kilinochchi

    The third Yoga Course of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi concluded successfully on Thursday (28) at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (AIPT) School, Bharathipuram. The course commenced on 23 April with the aim of enhancing discipline, mental and physical strengths of military personnel. A total of 54 Other Ranks completed the course with the assistance of 5 Yoga Instructors.