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  • Troops Continuing Searches Uncover One More LTTE Thermo Baric Rocket

    NORTH, WANNI & EAST: ARMY troops expanding their search and clear operations further in SARASALE, ECHCHANKULAM, and AMPAKAMAM areas, Wednesday (15) recovered one bomb, nine electric detonators, two anti personnel mines, two mini Uzi-gun magazines, one belt order, one hundred and twenty-two rounds of 9 mm ammunition, one combat kit, three maps, one Olive Green uniform, hidden in those areas by LTTE terrorists. Meanwhile, troops in VELLAMULLIVAIKKALKAL, PUTHUKKUDIYIRIPPU and KARIYAMULLIVAIKKAL also recovered one T-56 weapon, one 5.56 mm weapon, four hundred and forty rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition,.....

  • 4 SLLI Troops Join Civilians to Repair Road Patch

    Troops serving the 4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (4 SLLI) of 592 Brigade in 59 Division under Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the corporation of civilians repaired and renovated the road patch between Mulliyaweli and Kumalamunai on Friday (28). Troops provided labour and machinery assistance to repair the road.
  • Cardiac Clinic for Army Personnel and Their Families at Panagoda

    Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to a request of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) to conduct a cardiology clinic for SFHQ-West Army personnel and their family members at Weerakekulu pre-school, Panagoda on Monday (25).

  • SLAGSC Bags Army Inter Regiment Kabaddi Championship

    The well-contested  Inter Regiment Kabaddi tournament at the last moment of the final tussle recorded victory to the Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) against its equally-competent rival, Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) last year's champions. 


  • SVAB President Keeps to the Pledge, Hands Over House to War Hero

    Keys of the new house constructed for the totally disabled War Hero, Corporal U.J. Nandakumara of 9th Battalion, Gemunu Watch (GW) in his own plot of land in Wanduraba, Galle,   was handed over to him by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya on Friday (10). The cost of the construction worth at.....

  • Troops Recover Motorbike Petrol Tank Filled with Explosives

    WANNI & EAST: TROOPS operating in the general areas of MUNDIMURIPPU, PUTHUKUDDIYIRUPPU and SUGANDIPURAM conducted search and clear operations in those areas on Monday (21) and recovered seventeen T-56 magazines, four links of Light Machine Guns (LMG), eleven T-56 weapons, two hundred and eighty rounds of T-56 ammunition, one T-81 weapon, seventy bombs, eighteen 60mm illuminating para.....

  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).
  • Buttala OCDC First Anniversary Marked with Mammoth Two-Day Long Topical Seminar

    The first birth anniversary of the Army’s newest seat of scholarship, the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala was marked in a fitting ceremony on Wednesday (January 16) with the inauguration of its first-ever mammoth seminar that discusses ‘Challenges and Prospects of Deployment of Security Forces in Post-Conflict Nation Building in View of National Security Priorities as Against Publicity’ for two consecutive days.

  • Work Begins After New Year at Army Headquarters; Commander Meets Inmates in Hospital

    The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake together with senior officers this morning (16) inaugurated the first formal working day of the New Year at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake after lighting the traditional oil lamp invited all present at the location to share new sweetmeats and milk rice (Kiribath) laid on tables at the premises.
  • 'National Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Jaffna with President as Chief Guest

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an epoch-making visit to the Jaffna peninsula Monday (17) morning, joined hands together with Hindus in Jaffna to mark the National Thai Pongal Day celebrations. Festivities that began at the Alfred Doraiappa Stadium at the heart of Jaffna town gave pride of place.....