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  • Final Touches to Matara 'Army Searchlight Tattoo' Underway

    Final arrangements are fast nearing completion to the year’s second mammoth spectacle, the ‘Army Searchlight Tattoo’ in the southern Matara town, during Sept 23-25, beginning at 2.30 p.m. on all three days. The fore-runner to the Army’s 62nd anniversary celebrations in early October, is to take place at Uyanwatta esplanade.....
  • Thousands of Tigers in Welfare Centres -“ Maj.Gen. Daya Ratnayake

    THE newly appointed Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Daya Ratnayake said that several thousand LTTE cadres could be still among nearly 300,000 civilians accommodated at welfare centres in the north. Addressing a press conference at the Information Department, Ratnayake said that once the Police and the Army had completed the ongoing screening process the numbers of LTTE cadres in government custody could go up as high as 20,000. The serving officer said that though as of yesterday (30) there had been 9796 men and women held at 12 detention centres in the Vavuniya region, this figure could go beyond 15,000.

  • -œVisit North & East, Experience The Reality Before Comment-; Secy Defence Tells Those Propagating Falsehoods

    Addressing the media at the unveiling ceremony of Thoppigala War Hero monument, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development said “This shows the peace and harmony in the area after the conclusion of a war that dragged on for more than three decades. Those criticizing our country internationally should visit these areas first and experience it themselves before comment”.
  • Monks Resident in India Arrive at SFHQ-MLT

    Three Buddhist monks, resident in India currently on tour in Sri Lanka after a tour to the East and Delft Islands, arrived at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on familiarization on Tuesday (10). Ven. Pagoda Chandra Vimale Thero, Ven. Halpitigala Assajee Thero, Ven. Tissamaharama Jinarathana Thero, all three from India, accompanied by Ven. Elapadeniye Gunasiri Thero.....
  • Poson 'Dansela' at Anuradhapura Market Premises

    Army personnel of the 22 Division, Trincomalee under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) practised Buddhist virtues of donating by organizing a rice Dansela at the Anuradhapura Market premises on Poson Poya day (2). Several Buddhist monks, Hindu, Catholic and Islam priests were also present at the inauguration of the Dansela to signify religious harmony.
  • Army 60th Anniversary Pirith Chanting & Alms Giving Culminates

    THE final leg of the religious observances in connection with the Army’s 60th Anniversary came to a close Sunday (11) afternoon after an alms-giving to over sixty Bhikkus followed by a whole night Pirith chanting at Sri Bodhirajaramaya, Panagoda Saturday (10). Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya attended the Pirith chanting and alms-giving organized by the Army Buddhist Assocation. President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, Chief of Staff Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe......

  • 'Transformation of the Army Itself is an Achievement During my Tenure' - Army Commander

    Smooth transformation of a wartime Army into that of a peacetime, needed a lot of efforts, and I was able to achieve it with success during my tenure as Commander of the Army, thanks to the support, extended by you all, so said General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army when he met the troops serving Jaffna peninsula on Monday (8) morning.  ‘After the War, Sri Lanka Army was hailed as the best one in the world and it has now become the best Army in the post- war era at present because you all..............
  • SLEME Colours Night Felicitates Outstanding Performers on Grand Scale

    Officers and Soldiers serving the Sri Lanka Electrical Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment of the Army on Sunday (18) night refreshed their memories and received their laurels for their achievements from the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • SFHQ-W Troops & CSD Members Assemble Together to Listen to Lectures on Human Rights

    Following an initiative taken by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), Centre for Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo conducted a two-day seminar on ‘Human Rights’ for Army personnel at the SFHQ-W and 25 officers of the Civil Security Department (CSD) at........
  • 3rd Computer Course at SFHQ-E Ends

    The 3rd Computer Course at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), aimed at improving computer literacy among officers and other rankers serving under the SFHQ-E concluded on 27 July at the SFHQ-E premises. The 21-day course commenced on 03 July and was conducted under the patronage of Orient Academy Limited. A total of 40 Army personnel followed the course.