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News Archive

  • 'Development Strengthens National Security'

    The development of the country will help strengthen national security, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday. The President said the people will start questioning as to why this country should be divided when ties between various communities in the country are strengthened in economic and social fields........
  • 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.....
  • Troops Conduct More Community Projects in East

    Troops of several Battalions and Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) in the past few days conducted community projects to promote bellow understanding with the general public in the area. 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops, organized a ‘Dansala’ to offer free food for devotees who attended Christmas festivals at Patalipuram, Muthur and Kuchchaweli areas respectively on Thursday (25).
  • New 24 hr Ultimatum to LTTE; Military Offensive Continues - Secretary Defence

    THE Security Forces will continue their military operations until it rescues the last civilian held hostage by the LTTE and the last LTTE leader is killed or surrenders to the Security Forces, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told the Daily News yesterday. He said it is high time for the LTTE leaders to let the remaining civilians arrive in the Government controlled areas and surrender to the Security Forces as a 24- hour ultimatum has already been issued by the Government for them to surrender. “They should either surrender to the Security Forces or see their end at the hands of the troops,” Rajapaksa added. He said the Security Forces displayed their professionalism to the entire world by successfully rescuing the civilians in the biggest ever hostage rescue mission....

  • Asgiri-Malwatte Prelates Laud Army's Role in Development

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, on the eve of the Poson Festival paid homage to the sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy and called on both Maha Nayake (prelates) of Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters with the intention of enlightening the prelates on the Army’s role in development projects and.....

  • Commander Takes a Stroll in SRIBAT Complex, Impressed with Lime Cultivation

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during his stopover at Petit Goave Company Headquarters of the Sri Lankan Battalion (SRIBAT) in Haiti was impressed with the lush greenery in the complex where lime has been grown. Minutes after his formal inspection tour in the complex, he had a stroll around and saw for himself how lime cultivation was......
  • Creating a Record, Secretary Defence Opens Many Military Welfare Projects in Jaffna

    Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, the pioneering architect behind establishment of state-of-the-art residential billets, administrative, recreational, welfare and other logistic buildings of high quality for the benefit of North-East based tri-service members, ceremonially opened a number of new pre-fabricated structures, new welfare projects of Army soldiers and a few public projects both at Kilinochchi and Jaffna peninsula during the course of Wednesday (8).
  • Police Find Hidden LTTE Suicide Jackets from Vavuniya; One Female Cadre Arrested & Another Commits Suicide

    VAVUNIYA: OFFICERS from the Special Investigation Unit in Galle unearthed a haul of explosives from PUNTHOTTAM area in VAVUNIYA Tuesday (22) following intelligence provided by an LTTE female terrorist who had been living in disguise and caught by the Police. On information, the Police raided a house on the KUMANKULAM road, UYILANKULAM to arrest two female cadres. However one of them identified as KANDIA GAURI, believed to be around 31, has committed suicide swallowing cyanide when the Police were in the process of arresting her.

  • Seva Vanitha Pre-Schools Conduct their Annual Concerts

    SEVA Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) conducts seven pre-schools across the island and nearly 600 small children from Army families continue to receive primary education. With a view to promoting their born talents and aesthetic skills, the SVAB annually organizes variety concerts in each pre-school for kids learning there. Concerts for the year 2009 were organized on 7th, 9th and 10th August in Colombo, Kandy and Diyatalawa.

  • Training Workshops on Boxing & Civil Relations Held

    Security Forces Headquarters- Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), intending to enhance general knowledge on social, cultural and personal dimensions of Tamil civilians, organized a workshop for all commanding officers in the area for five days. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-KLN attended the final sessions of the workshop which selected the Best Division, Best Brigade, Best Unit and the Best Commanding Officer for award of valuable gifts and certificates.