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    ADDING ONE more significant dimension to the final knockout blow against Tiger terrorists, Army troops this morning (17) tactfully scurried past a pocket of remaining Tigers in one corner of  VELLAMULIVAIKKAL area, and rescued seven valiant service personnel who had been held in LTTE captivity for a long time.Three Army soldiers and four Navy personnel, detained and inhumanly treated by Tigers received a surprising shock when the Army troops swooped on the LTTE detention house and rescued them before they were butchered.

  • Head of NDC Delegation Calls on Commander of the Army

    Major General P.K  Goswami VSM SDS,  Head of India’s National Defence College (NDC) delegation, now visiting Sri Lanka called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Monday (3) morning at his office at the Army Headquarters. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya after welcoming him to the Army Headquarters had a cordial exchange of views with him on several matters of bilateral importance.
  • 118th Birth Anniversary of Late General Sir John Kotelawala Commemorated

    A ceremony was held at the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) today (04th Saturday, April 2015) to commemorate the 118th Birth Anniversary of late General Sir John Kotelawala. State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene graced the occasion as the chief guest. Vice Chancellor of the KDU, Major General Milinda Peiris received the Sate Minister upon his arrival at the venue.
  • Clergy Touring Kilinochchi Meets Kilinochchi Commander

    A group of clergy, touring Kilinochchi area including Colombo Bishop called on at the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) at the invitation of Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-KLN. During the meet, Major General Perera outlined the series of multiple development roles, being conducted in the province by.....
  • Batticaloa Students on Picnic to Hambantota and Kataragama

    40 STUDENTS from Kondachchimadam Sri Vinayagar Maha Vidyalaya and Kurumancheri Shiva Shakthi Maha Vidyalaya in Batticaloa went on an educational tour to Hambantota and Kataragama areas in the south following an initiative taken by 234 Brigade Headquarters with the support of the Civil Coordinating Officer Lieutenant Colonel T.M.S Tennakoon for the area. Army troops helped in organizing the tour. In addition, teachers and parents of those students participated in this three-day tour between 4th - 6th December 2009. 

  • Army Cyclists Win Youth Cycle Tour

    Sri Lanka Army Cyclists won the overall team Trophy in the Youth Cycle Tour, held during 02–06 April. Cycle Tour covered from Jaffna to Vavuniya on Wednesday (02), from Medawachciya to Wariyapola on Thursday (03), from Wariyapola to Avissawella on Friday (04), from Kuruwita to Matara on Saturday (05) and finally from Matara to Maharagama on Sunday (06).
  • Wakare 233 Brigade Celebrates Sinhala And Tamil New Year

    In a view of enhancing the mutual understanding and inter relationship between the soldiers and the civilians, 233 Brigade under 23 Division in Wakare along with the assistance of Dialog Axiata Plc Batticaloa branch, organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals on Friday (19). Festivities included both Sinhala and Tamil Traditional games and many more fun making events followed by a  Mega Musical Show backed by 3rd Sri Lanka National Guard (3 SLNG) Beat Group.....
  • New Housing for Displaced People in Progress

    THE housing project launched by the Army under the guidance of Jaffna Commander Major General M Hathurusinghe to provide alternative homes or renovated houses for displaced persons is in progress. General Officer Commanding 52 Division, Brigade Commanders and Commanding Officers that come under the Command of 52 Division made an observation tour to the housing project a few days ago.

  • More Humanitarian Projects Undertaken in the East

    Distribution of books, artificial limbs, distribution of Thunder flashes for elephant chasing Shramadhana Campaigns, Dengue awareness progammes humanitarian assistance  for public festivals are some of the projects that had been carried out in different Divisions, Brigades and Units working under the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E). 
  • Police Nab LTTE Medical Supplier

    *Drugs, medical items worth Rs. 2.5 m seized from Wellawatte house
    *Suspect had links with LTTE medical wing Head
    THE Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) arrested a director of a leading pharmaceutical company in Wellawatte for having connections with the LTTE and seized a stock of medical items valued at around Rs.2.5 million which were prepared to be sent to the LTTE. Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said the stock of drugs and medical items meant for the LTTE were recovered by the TID hidden inside a house in Perera Avenue, Wellawatte on Monday night. “The TID also nabbed a suspect along with the medical items,” SSP Gunasekera added.