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  • Army Patriotism Sees No Bounds; Turns Prime Mover in Development

    THE SUBJECT OF PATRIOTISM has many facets, more popularly, they emerge in gallantry, warfare against foes, victory, etc but true tenets of patriotism are overwhelmingly glorious as Adlai Stevenson once wrote, “Men who have offered their lives for their country know that patriotism is not the fear of something, it is the love of something”. Believe it, our real patriots are doing that ‘something’ for the new generation of Sri Lankans.....

  • Troops Clean Up Aiyanagar Hindu Temple Premises

    TROOPS of the 3rd Battalion, Vijayabha Infantry Regiment (VIR) that comes under 521 Brigade recently conducted two projects in Punidhanagar and Katkoolem areas in Jaffna. One was the self-help (Shramadana) programme to clean the Aiyanagar Hindu temple premises in Punidhanagar with the support of the public in the area and soldiers of the 3 VIR on 11th August 2009. Lunch packets for the people who participated in the programme were also provided by the 3 VIR unit.

  • Next UN Contingent Ready for Departure

    The 15th UN contingent, expected to leave for Haiti shortly on UN Peace Keeping Missions, had their passing out parade at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Training School at Puttalam. Major General R.V Samarathunga Colonel of the Regiment received the salute as the Chief Guest on the occasion. The 15th contingent is comprised of 49 officers and 601 soldiers. Of them, 29 officers and 419 other ranks are from the VIR.

  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse

    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
  • Are You a Lottery Winner ?

    THE Lottery Draw of the Army 60th Anniversary celebrations took place this morning (23) at the Army Headquarters premises as the Army Tattoo brings down the curtain on celebratory events this evening (23) at Kettarama stadium. The sale of lottery tickets during the Army Exhibition at BMICH premises (October 3-11) was done in order.....

  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

    Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
  • Commander Visits Vadamarachchi, Reviews Commitment of Troops

    The Commander of the Army during his tour to Jaffna visited Task Force 7 and 55 Division in Iyyakachchi area Sunday (3) to review the progress and the well-being of the soldiers in those areas. On arrival, the Commander was accorded a Guard Turnout by the soldiers at the entrance to the Task Force 7. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya unveiled a plaque and planted a tree sapling in the Task Force 7 camp premises to mark his visit.

  • 1 Km Long Terrorist Earth Bund Captured

    MULLAITTIVU: ONE more earth bund built by LTTE terrorist in the north of NANTHI KADAL lagoon was captured by troops Sunday (12) morning. Advance of the troops was resisted by LTTE when the troops reached the thin area in the north of NANTHI KADAL lagoon where LTTE had built a 1 km long earth bund. However, troops captured the earth bund defeating LTTE resistance. Later, troops recovered eighteen T-56 weapons, one mortar, one I-com set and one TATA single cab from the area. 

  • Jaffna to Receive New Coconut Nursery

    PLANS are underway in Jaffna to set up a nursery for distribution of quality coconut saplings among civilians and planters in the peninsula. Priority in the distribution will be given to resettled families who will get three saplings per family. This was decided during a recent meeting Minister of Plantations Mahinda Samarasinghe has had in Jaffna with senior state officials. Deputy Minister Salinda Dissanayaka, Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces, Jaffna, District Seretary for Jaffna K Ganesh, ......