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  • Army Troops Restore Dilapidated Hindu Temple

    The amity that prevails between resettled people in Kalmadu Unit II Grama Seva sector in Madu and members of the Army, received a great boost Sunday (17) morning when the Army troops restored the dilapidated Sri Murugan Kovil (Hindu Temple) in the village and ceremonially inaugurated observance of religious rites and offerings. This Hindu temple, reduced partly to ruins.......

  • Commander's Surprise Visit to 'Abimansala 2' in Ruhunupura Inspires Dependant Inmates


    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army in less than six months of its opening, paid a visit to the ‘Abimansala 2’ (Wellness Resort) at Wilpitawatta, Kamburupitiya Saturday (26) morning with the objective of receiving a first-hand account on the conduct of its day-to-day affairs, related to some 52 disable southern War Heroes, resident there.
  • 25 SLNG Wins Security Force Challenge Cup in Elle


    With the objective of promoting self confidence and co-existence among officers and other ranks serving Units, Brigades and Divisions under the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), an Elle playing tournament was organized with the participation of 42 teams, selected from Army personnel serving under the SFHQ - MLT.   
  • TROOPS' ADVANCE IN "NFZ" & SEARCH OPERATIONS IN OTHER AREAS CONTINUE

    WANNI: ARMY troops continued their thrust further into terrorist-held areas in “New Safe Zone” and attacked pockets of terrorists causing extensive damages to terrorists during Friday (15). During search and clear operations subsequent to confrontations in the general area of PALAMATTALAN,    53, 55 and 58 and Division, troops recovered thirty-three LTTE dead bodies, two LTTE decomposed dead bodies, two hundred and six T-56 weapons, one 12.7 mm gun, two paddle guns, four Multi Purpose Machine Guns (MPMG), one Navy-boat gun, one radar, six suicide boats, three Light Machine Guns (LMG), seven FNC weapons, two 2.0 mm grenade launchers, one M-16 weapon, one hundred and twenty-seven 60 mm mortar launchers, sixty-five 60 mm mortar sites, nine Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), .....

  • 'Foundation for Civilian Bravery' Honours Three Army Personnel & Nine Civilians

     
    The 21st National Civilian Bravery Awards ceremony that recognizes, honours and felicitates civilians who risk their own lives to save others from peril, gave away lifetime awards to 12 civilians, including 3 Army personnel during a glittering ceremony at Defence Service College auditorium Thursday (11) afternoon.
     
  • Troops Put Up New Pre-School Building Plus House for Homeless Elderly

     
    Troops of the 68 Division and 682 Brigade serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently erected a pre-school building at Sudandeerpuram and a new house for an elderly couple. Major General K.J. WIjethilake, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division, as the Chief Guest, opened the new school building recently during a simple ceremony.
     
  • Hindustan Times: A Visceral Mistake

    THE LTTE is in shambles. Their glorious army has been shattered. They have lost all their territory and are running for their lives. How on earth did this happen to such a ruthless fighting force, led by a master-strategist like Velupillai Prabhakaran? Surely it can't be anything the Sri Lankans have done - they've been fighting without success against the guerrilla group for decades. Why, even the Indian Army couldn't do much against these suicidal guys. No, the blame for the LTTE's great debacle lies squarely on the well-padded shoulders of Prabhakaran himself.....

  • New Three-Week Computer Course Ends


    The new computer course for beginners that began three weeks ago at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) ended on Saturday (21) with presentation of proficiency certificates to the trainees. Orient Academy Limited as in previous instances offered its support and tutorial guidance for training of the soldiers in computer literacy for the second time.