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  • Casual Civil Employees in the Army to be Made Permanent

    Sri Lanka Army’s Directorate of Civil Administration, on a directive given by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, has taken steps to absorb a total of about 3000 civil employees in the Army into the permanent cadre to be in line with the budget proposals - 2015, submitted by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Special Monument Honours Kokavil War Heroes

    The special War Hero memorial in front of the new TV transmission tower at Kokavil was unveiled on Sunday (20) during a brief ceremony. This new monumental reverence has been erected as a token of respect to the War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of this transmission tower complex in the past.

  • David's Mini-Silly Band

    THE BAND MEMBERS are a French Bernard playing the drums, an American Rodham playing the trumpet, a Viennese Legger playing the violin and the bandmaster mini David playing the mouth like a grinding organ. This silly band has only one boring tune that is truly very flat and repetitious. "Ceasefire", "negotiation", "human rights" "humanitarian law", "R2P" are among their constant irritating refrains.

  • Nalandians Felicitate War Heroes

    CONTEMPORARY War Heroes, nurtured by the Nalanda College, Colombo who made the supreme sacrifice or became disable during the war fought for the sake of territorial integrity of the motherland, were felicitated in a glittering  ceremony organized by the Junior Old Boys of the College on Sunday (02). The ceremony that honoured forty-one old Nalandians killed in the war and eight others injured in the war commenced after the Chief Guest Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accompanied by other distinguished guests paid floral tributes to the War Memorial in the school premises.

  • Army Cricket Team Beats Air Force Rivals

    The Army cricket team, playing in the one day premier league tournament on Tuesday (11) scored a record 6 wicket victory against Sri Lanka Air Force Sports team during the Army’s second match during the tournament. Played at Panagoda Army grounds on Tuesday (11), the tournament was organized by.......
  • Jaffna & Mullaittivu Troops Mark 'Maha Shiva Rathri' with Elaborate Programmes

    Troops serving the 16 Gemunu Watch (GW) of 515 Brigade under Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), offered free meals and refreshments to over 1000 devotees who participated in the Theru festival, held during Feb 14 - 28 at Keeramalai Naguleshwaram Kovil in connection with the Maha Shiva Rathri festival......


  • Welikanda Civilians Enlightened on 'Art of Living'

    On a concept of Major General D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 23 Division, a lecture on the ‘Art of Living’ to address the growing problem of ‘teenage marriages and mothers’ was conducted by Professor Praneeth Abeysundara of University of Sri Jayewardenepura at the Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya main auditorium on........

  • Soldiers Build Houses for the Populace in Kilinochchi

    A housing project to construct houses for 100 selected families in Anavilandankulam area in Kilinochchi was inaugurated by the Sri Lanka Army’s 652 Brigade Commander last Saturday (16). The project which provides better shelter for the newly resettled population in the north is a brain child of Hon Mr. Namal Rajapaksa MP.

  • Number of IDPs Reaching Cleared Areas Keeps Increasing

    WANNI: TWO thousand six hundred and three (2603) more civilians reached government controlled areas during Friday (24) increasing the number of civilians rescued by the Army since 20th April to 109,320. In the meantime, troops continued their advance during Friday (24), in search of Tiger leaders hiding in the remaining land patch of the ‘No Fire Zone’ amidst heavy resistance from LTTE terrorists.