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  • Mahela Takes Cricketing Gear to Kilinochchi, Promotes Cricket in the North

    Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardena accompanied by Mrs. Jayawardena visited Kilinochchi area recently (09) to promote cricket at school level in Northern Province. Mahela in collaboration with ‘Guna Jaya’ foundation donated a large stock of cricket bats, balls, pads, stumps, mats etc to four schools in Kilinochchi in order to boost the game in the area. Former skipper also took time to conduct a training .....
  • 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.............
  • Budding Educational Achievers in SLAVF Families Given New Impetus

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) troops, who throw their full weight behind multiple services, being performed by the Army at national level launched their third award of financial grants to children of SLAVF families during a ceremony at Colombo Bishop College auditorium on Wednesday (23). Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya............
  • Historic Army Conference on Defeating Terrorism Ends With Positive Note

    Curtains came down on the landmark three-day international seminar, ‘Defeating Terrorism – The Sri Lankan Experience’ on Thursday (2) forenoon at Colombo Galadari Hotel, in which transparent deliberations and presentations over Sri Lanka’s military success against terrorism were comprehensively discussed in an assembly of more than 80 delegates, representing 41 countries, including Sri Lanka. The seminar, first of its kind in the island was attended by a panel of......
  • 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......
  • 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.
  • Within Hours One More Anti Aircraft Gun Unearthed

    EAST: JUST a few hours after the troops in THARAVIKULAM found one 120 mm mortar gun, a special Police team from Colombo made another recovery of a 12.7 mm anti aircraft gun with nine rounds of ammunition in THIVUCHENA area that comes under 231 Brigade, Friday (24) evening. In both instances, troops acted on intelligence given by some informants who were aware of the locations of those guns which had been kept buried by Tiger terrorists for any future use.

  • 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......
  • Tiger Confessions And Intentional 'Blindness' of The WEST - Reader's Opinion

    TAMILNET and other like minded web-sites are replete with harrowing stories, some authored by the Tigers themselves, of starvation among Tamil Civilians in the `Safe Zone’ to whom the Government has been supplying food and drugs. What is significant in these horror stories is that no one, not even the Tigers, say that a single Tiger is starving. If there is any truth in these stories, that can only be if the Tigers are robbing the Tamil Civilians of the food and drugs sent to them for their own purposes, thereby forcing those Civilians to starve.