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  • Sri Lankan Students in Australia Offer Medical Help to War Heroes

    YOUNG Sri Lankan students from Victoria, Australia, concerned about recuperating process of War Heroes in hospitals after they sustained serious injuries during the recently-ended military operations, set an example by donating four new suction machines to Military Hospital, Colombo recently. Official documents, related to the donation were recently offered to President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Anoma Fonseka by one of the organizers of the donation, Mr. Asanka Silva. The donation was coordinated by Mr. Lalith Munasinghe who was also present on the occasion. 

  • 'Sammabimani' Goes to 'Aluviharaya' & Naula

    The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, of Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero organized by the Army in order to promote moral development of the general public, was held at Aluviharaya, Matale on Tuesday (2). Brigadier D.S.N.K Senadeera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division attended the occasion together with soldiers.
  • Commander Reviews Progress in Newly Cultivated Army Farm

    Sri Lanka Army, as it ventures into more and more agricultural sphere is cultivating another 10 acre land in Ekala, Jaela as a model farm. The project, launched in joint collaboration with the Lakviru Sevana Vocational Centre for the slightly Disable and Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps under the auspices of Ven. Elle Gunawansa.....

  • Signallers Construct Eastern Entrance 'Sandakadapahana'

    On behalf of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), Major General E. P. de Z Abeysekara, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel Commandant (SLSC), handed over a cheque worth of Rs. 520,000/= to Brigadier W. A. Ariyarathna, in charge of the ‘Sandhahiru Seya’ project for its construction during a simple meeting at the ‘Sandhahiru Seya ’(pagoda) construction site, Anuradhapura on Full Moon Poya Day (14).
  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds

    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
  • SFHQ-J Organizes Rugby Training for Students

    A training camp on Rugger playing / coaching, organized by the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), in collaboration with the Sabaragamuwa Stallions Club was conducted at Duraiappa Stadium Jaffna on Saturday (17). With the aim of raising Rugger standards among Jaffna players and improving their coaching practices, the SFHQ-J initiated.......
  • US Government Urges Investment in Lanka

    THE US Government is encouraging US companies and financiers to “Make Sri Lanka Your Next Business Stop.” The US Trade Representative and US Commerce Department have announced an October 13 and 14 conference in Colombo for U.S. investors interested in Sri Lanka. “This private-public conference will provide US firms a unique opportunity to be among the first investors in the newly opened regions of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces,” the US Government’s export promotion and finance internet portal said.

  • 12 Army Personnel Who Made Army Proud with Dedicated Heroic Acts Awarded Laurels


    Five officers and seven other rankers of the Army who most recently brought fame and honour to the organization they serve, including four soldiers who rescued two kids at Matara, received laurels for their heroic acts from Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army during a special ceremony at Army Headquarters on Wednesday (30).
  • Commander Undertakes 'Avurudu Negam' Trip to Dependent War Heroes


    Reminiscing about age-old practices during the times of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the ‘Negam Yama’ (visit to relatives) tradition was revived on Friday (24) morning by Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army when he arrived at the Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura, together with Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit and senior officers where a two-digit number of dependent Army War Heroes are receiving rehabilitation, rest and recuperation, having sustained permanent injuries in the war for peace.