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  • More Terrorist Items Recovered

    NORTH: TROOPS operating in the general areas of IRANAMADU, KATTUKULAM and PUTHUKUDDIYIRUPPU conducted search and clear operations in those areas on Friday (11) and recovered four hand grenades, seventeen Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), one 81 mm mortar bomb, five LTTE photo albums, one LTTE Identity Card, one ATM card, one hundred and sixteen miscellaneous photos, twenty-six Tamil books and three Outboard Motors (OBM).  

  • Army Rowers Row their Boats in Indoor Rowing Tournament

    Making its entry to a rather new sphere of sports that would boost endurance, mental harmony and physical fitness, ‘Indoor Rowing’ among Army personnel is fast gaining popularity, as witnessed on Thursday (24) for the first time at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) during the Army Inter-Regiment Indoor Rowing Championship Tournament -2012.
  • Japanese Delegation Gifts Ambulance & Fire Engine to the Army

    A group of Japanese philanthropists extended their support to the Sri Lanka Army by donating an imported ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at the Narahenpita Army Hospital premises on Saturday (12). The day’s donation ceremony kicked off soon after the team of Japanese donors and Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.............
  • Motor Racing Enthusiasts Throng Saliyapura 'Gajaba Supercross'

    Gajaba Supercross-2013’, the year’s stunning Grand Prix on Sunday (01) in Rajarata at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Headquarters (GR) drew a massive crowd of spectators. Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Commander of the Army attended the motor racing ceremony as the Chief Guest, together with Major General Sumedha Perera and......
  • Sri Lanka's Inaugural 'CISM Day Run' For Service Personnel On Sunday (19)

    Brussels-based International Military Sports Council (Conseil International du Sport Militaire), more widely known as CISM, is to inaugurate its first-ever Sri Lanka’s ‘CISM Day Run’ on Sunday (19) at Colombo Independence Square, commencing at 6.00 a.m. with the participation of 300 tri-service personnel, headed by respective three Commanders.  CISM with its motto, “Friendship through Sport” as one of world’s largest multidisciplinary organizations, dedicated to promote world peace by uniting armed forces through sport, organizes diverse sporting events for the armed forces of 133 member countries world-wide annually.


  • Chinese Donors Gift TV Units to War Heroes

    A six-member delegation of Chinese donors from Leopard Motors (Pvt) Ltd, chaired by Mr Heming Zhu, together with Mrs Pan Lin Lin, Directress of the same company and five more members, gifted 20 LED TV sets for the use of War Heroes to the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Friday (19) in an appreciative gesture.
  • Troops continue support for Dengue Eradication

    Troops serving 11 Division under Security Forces headquarters, South (SFHQ-S) continue their support for national dengue eradication programmes areas the country. They joined civil officials and other workers in Tissamaharama Pannegamuwa areasduring two days in early August and two more days in......
  • Poor Villagers in East Receive Assistance

    TROOPS serving the east continue their civil-oriented welfare projects with the support of the public in respective areas. Troops under 231, 232 and 233 Brigades on the eve of National Day conducted different Shramadana projects and donation of gifts and manual stretches to needy civilians. On Wednesday (3) 231 Brigade troops joined by members of the Civil Defence Forces cleaned up Ruhunuketha Junior School premises. Two officers.....

  • All Set to Display Success Story of 50 Years of Army Athletics on Grand Scale

    The countdown to the 50th Anniversary Army Athletics Championship Tournament, supplemented with a Grand Exhibition, Launch of a new book on Army Athletics, Issue of a First-day Stamp Cover and a Felicitation Ceremony, has begun with dates fixed for November 26 - 28 for inter-regiment events at Sugathadasa National Stadium......
  • 5000 More IDPS Exit Welfare Centers

    INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDP) in Vavuniya, Mannar, Welioya and other areas were given permission from Tuesday (1) onwards to move about freely outside those Welfare Centres and return after sometime. Civil authorities with the cooperation of Army and Police personnel facilitated this new procedure in accordance with security procedures. Those displaced civilians, depending on their specific requirements are permitted to either visit any places or their next of kin outside those Welfare Centres and return to their Welfare Centres.