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  • Thiruvaiaru Children Get New Park & School Building

    Children of remote Thiruvaiaru village in the 571 Brigade Headquarters area under the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), recently received a children’s park plus a new building for primary education at Thiruvaiaru Vidyalaya, Kilinochchi. Both the park and the new building were sponsored by the Child Fund Institute on the instructions of Ms Sang Mee Mun, project instructor and several other officials of the same institute, based in Sri Lanka.
  • Wanni Vesak Arrangements Open New School & Conduct Varied Programmes

    To coincide with the annual Vesak festival, a new school built by Army troops for recently resettled people in Bogaswewa, Vavuniya was opened by Major General (retd) G.A Chandrasiri, Governor for Northern Province in the company of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Thursday (23). On hearing that Bogaswewa students lack a school of......
  • SFHQ-KLN Scholarship Awarding Programme, a Huge Success

    One more segment of award of scholarships to school students, including Grade 5 Scholarship achievers, initiated by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), occurred on Saturday (7) at Kilinochchi Harmony Centre during a special ceremony. SFHQ-KLN, which has kicked off the scholarship distribution programme, had by now awarded a total of 1898 scholarships to school students, living in the Kilinochchi area.
  • Independence Celebrations at Rehabilitation Centres

    TWO of the Rehabilitation Centres in Vavuniya for former LTTE combatants celebrated Independence Day in their own fashion on February 4. At Poorthottam, where there are a couple of hundred former child soldiers, there was a flag hoisting ceremony, which included the release of a dove, and speeches in both Tamil and Sinhala.This was followed by a well rehearsed drill display.

  • Army Recruits Display Endurance Skills in 12 km Walk

    A total of 4390 Army recruits from twenty Army training schools across the island showed their physical fitness, endurance and talents after staging a 12-km walk along the streets in respective areas on.......
  • Commander Exchanges Views on Bilateral Issues with UN Under Secretary

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who arrived at New York’s UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations on Friday (16) en route for Haiti to inspect Sri Lanka’s contingent of Peacekeeping troops, kept to his itinerary and had a cordial round of talks with Ms Susana Malcorra, Under Secretary General of the Department of Field Support at UN Peacekeeping Headquarters.
  • Army Wrestlers Conduct Workshop for Jaffna Youngsters

    Over 100 youngsters and school students in Jaffna showing an enormous interest and enthusiasm on Monday (30), took part in a special workshop on ‘Wrestling’, coordinated and organized by the Army Wrestling Committee under the supervision of the Army Directorate of Sports.
  • President Inaugurates 'Deyata Kirula - 2014' Exhibition at Kuliyapitiya

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the conceptual architect of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict rejuvenation, ceremonially opened the 8th ‘Deyata Kirula - 2014’ at Kuliyapitiya Friday (21) evening, amidst a sea of heads, eagerly awaiting to visit the site exhibits. First Lady Ms. Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, Senior Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Additional Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Secretaries, District Secretaries, Tri-service Commanders......

  • Japanese Embassy Defence Attaché in Mullaittivu

    Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Captain Mototsugn Shigakawa during a visit to the North, called at the office of the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Sunday (8). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT gave a briefing on the current roles and tasks of the SFHQ-MLT 4ato the visiting envoy.    

  • Fire Fighters Busy Dousing Arty Fire

    VAVUNIYA: A section of unserviceable artillery ammunition, kept aside in one corner of the WANNI Security Forces Headquarters in VAVUNIYA caught fire this evening at about 5.45 pm while soldiers were removing them to be taken to a more secured area before disposal. At the time this report was pasted, fire fighters were battling to minimize further spread of it. It is believed the fire has erupted by accident.