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  • Wedding Bells Ring for One More Dependent War Hero

    Totally blind Lance Corporal Anjana Karunasiri of 8 Gajaba Regiment (8 GR) on Friday (12), began to live together with Nirasha Dulakshi of Rathnayakapura, Nikaweratiya in wedded bliss, in front of a distinguished gathering of well-wishers, including none other than the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, himself. War Hero, Lance Corporal Karunasiri as the final battle for peace was reaching its climax, received injuries in an LTTE mortar attack on 14th March 2009.....
  • Tamil Woman Soldiers Among Workshop Participants

    A few more than 100 woman soldiers of the 6 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) recently attended a workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ at Nelum Piyasa auditorium of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). Following new initiatives taken by the SFHQ-KLN, Emotional Intelligence Institute with......
  • Commander's New 'Housing Initiative' in Full Swing

    The novel ‘House Construction’ project for families of fallen War Heroes and differently able War Heroes which saw its birth as the brainchild of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, is now in full swing at all Regimental levels as directed by the Commander of the Army in the third week of April, 2015. By May 15, in less than three weeks after......
  • LTTE, Not RAW, Tried to Kill Pakistan Envoy

    COLOMBO: IT was LTTE and not India’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), that attempted to assassinate Bashir Wali Mohmand when he was Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka three years ago, claimed Sri Lanka sleuths. Interrogation of arrested LTTE cadre in recent weeks had revealed that the LTTE had set off the blast at Colpetty junction on August 14, 2006, and that Mohmand was not a deliberately chosen target, reported the weekly Lakbimanews. The LTTE’s plan had been to attack any VVIP convoy taking that route at that time.

  • Sinha Regiment Wins First Army Gymnastic Championship

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) gymnasts competing in the first Inter-Regiment Gymnastic Championship meet of Physical Training School at Panagoda, won the Championship, pushing Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) to be the first runners-up. It was held on Monday (9) in the presence of a large crowd of gymnasts and fans.
  • Army Putting Barren Land into Good Use Put Up Two More Holiday Resorts for All Ranks

    Giving a new lease of life as well as proving once again the Army’s unmatched prowess of turning anything to good use, the Army troops serving the Jaffna peninsula put up two new holiday resorts, using abandoned barren state land plots, given to the Army. The two new Army holiday resorts in Mailady, Kankasanthurai, opened ceremonially by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on......

  • Unnachchiya Tank Regains its Glory

    THE UNNACHCHIYA Tank which was totally destroyed as a result of the 30 year long war was renovated by the government after humanitarian operations in the Eastern Province.  The height of the tank bund was increased  to 33 ft and its capacity was increased up to 58,000 acre feet.  The tank can feed about 13,000 acres. A project to provide drinking water to the people in Batticaloa area using water stored in the tank is also underway. An irrigation canal for about 23 kms, a requirement of the farmers in the area,.....

  • Major Muthaliff Remembered

    SUNDAY (31) marked the 4th death anniversary of yet another fallen hero who was brutally assassinated by the LTTE. Lt. Col Tuan Nizam Muthaliff was the former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Military Intelligence Corps. He was an officer with whose guidance and insights, several successful military operations to attack strategic locations of the LTTE were staged. “For him duty always came first, even before his family,” said his wife, Lt. Col. Kumudini Muthaliff Amarasinghe. “He was so focused on winning this war, that even being out of the country for a short period made him feel guilty of not being here to finish it. It was everything he wanted. Hence it certainly is a relief for me too, now that the war is finally over.”