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  • Army's Own Service Stations Begin Servicing on Commander's Directives


    Two new vehicle Service Stations, set up at Saliyapura (Anuradhapura) and Kankesanthurai by Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) of the Army, as part of the Service Station establishment project, directed by the Commander of the Army, were opened early this week during two brief ceremonies at respective places. Sri Lanka Army, though possessive of a big fleet of different light and heavy vehicles....


  • Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Celebrates Its 133rd Anniversary


    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force proudly celebrated its 133rd Anniversary at the Headquarters premises in Salawa Kosgama on 01 April 2014 under the auspices of Commandant Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force Major General S.A.P.P Samarasinghe. He was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Commandant Major General W.D.L.P Wickramasinghe and Principal Staff Officer, Brigadier W.A.N.M Weerasinghe at the entrance.
  • Six Absconding Tigers Surrender & Lead Army to Unearth Their Weapons

    VAVUNIYA: SIX Tiger cadres who had surrendered to the Special Task Force Police post at VARIKUTTUR, VAVUNIYA west have led the Police to unearth a stock of LTTE arms and ammunition that had been kept buried several months ago in the same area on the road to MANNAR. Three female and three male Tigers who had been allegedly moving about in VAVUNIYA area for sometime while resorting to LTTE violence in the past had finally made up their minds to surrender to the troops in VAVUNIYA Tuesday (9) morning. 

  • Artillery Graduation Ceremonies Produce More Gunners


    The graduation ceremony of the Long Gunners Staff Course (LGSC) of the School of Artillery at Minneriya took place recently under the aegis of Brigadier D.A.R Ranawaka, General Officer Commanding, 56 Division as the Chief Guest. The course, meant for other ranks was pursued by 17 Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) and Senior NCOs. The Chief Guest awarded mementos to those who did well during the course.
  • President Enshrines Treasure in 'Sandahiru Maha Seya'


    Enshrinement of treasure and relics in the base ring of the 'Sandahiru Maha Seya' (Triumphant Pagoda), under construction at Mahamevunauyana, Anuradhapura, on the initiatives of the Secretary Defence and Urban Development, took place on Poson Full Moon Poya Day, Thursday (12) morning, a day of utmost importance to the Nation with the arrival of Ven Mihindu Thero in Sri Lanka centuries ago.
  • First Psychosocial Centre for War Affected Children Inaugurated

    THE first Psychosocial Centre in the newly resettled areas in the Northern Province, a long-felt need for addressing issues, related to mental well-being of children in war-affected areas, was recently opened at Mallavi Central College, Thunukkai in the Mullaitivu District by Maj. General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander, Security Force Wanni & Competent Authority for IDPs.  This purpose-built Centre for psychosocial activities at Mallavi Central College was.....

  • President Wants a Solution from People

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa highlighted his determination to re-settle “as soon as possible” the close to 300,000 Tamil civilians displaced by the conflict with the LTTE. In an interview with The Hindu in Colombo, he laid out his road map of what needed to be put in place to ensure the safety and meet the basic needs of those who are to be sent back to their villages. He also sketched his vision of reconciliation and development, which emphasized that in post-conflict Sri Lanka there was no place for “racism” and anything that “creates a disturbance among our three communities...Sinhala, Tamil, or Muslim.”

  • East Based Troops Interact with Different Community Projects


    Troops serving 18 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under 231 Brigade, Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment of 224 Brigade and the 222 Brigade of the 22 and 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ - E) provided multifaceted community support to civilians in respective areas in the past week. Inmates at ‘Athisi’ Children’s Home in the heart of Batticaloa town ............
  • Govt to Sign Agreements With Indian, Chinese Companies: Northern Railway Line Reconstruction Expedited

    THE GOVERNMENT will sign agreements with an Indian and a Chinese company to reconstruct the Northern railway line from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai next week.The Indian company IRCON will construct the railway line from Omanthai to Pallai while China Railway Number Five Group will undertake the construction of the railway line from Pallai Kankensanthurai, Sri Lanka Railway’s General Manager P.P. Wijesekara told the Daily News.