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  • More Milking Cows Donated to Kilinochchi Families

    The fifth phase of the distribution of milking cows for low-income families in Kilinochchi area, organized by 17(V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held at Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Thursday(30). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • 'No Question of Ceasefire'; No one Should Act to Strengthen Terrorism - President:

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday (30) that although there are many requests to go for a Ceasefire there was no time and need for it at this stage and the Government’s aim was to liberate the remaining civilians in the No Fire Zone within the next five or six days. “Therefore, the question of a ceasefire does not arise at all,” the President added.President Rajapaksa was addressing the ceremony Walawe Urumaya in Embilipitiya to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of D.A. Rajapaksa and the 50th anniversary of the constructing of the Chandrika Wewa.

  • Army Initiates Distribution of Coconut Saplings

    In order to promote living standards of the people, newly resettled in Muthiyankaddukulam area, situated in 643 Brigade areas of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), a stock of 1000 coconut saplings were recently distributed among people as a result of an initiative, taken by the 643 Brigade. The project received the blessings of Mr D.M.L Bandaranayaka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coconut Development and State Plantation Development and Mr Sunanda Gamage...............
  • VIR Troops Add Grandeur and Dignity to Its Headquarters

    The Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane, Kurunegala, added further grandeur and dignity to its premises on Tuesday (24) when the troops invited the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to ceremonially open their newly-built archway at the entrance to the VIR Headquarters. The Chief Guest of the day, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.....
  • Special Mass Invokes Blessings on Forthcoming Army Anniversary

    The Army Christian Fellowship, representing all schools of Christian faith in the Army, as has been the practice for many years, organized a Special Mass on Tuesday (7) evening at the All Saints Church, Borella with the objective of invoking blessings on the forthcoming 65th Army Anniversary and the Army Day (October 10).
  • Progress in Vavuniya & Mannar Development Projects Reviewed

    Competent Authority for Resettlement in North and Commander Security Forces, Wanni Major General G D H K Gunaratne and Commander, Area Headquarters Mannar Brigadier M A M Dias were among participants in two separate recent conferences held in Vavuniya and Mannar District Secretariats. Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa on tour to both Vavuniya and Mannar districts chaired these rounds of meetings.....

  • CDS Makes His First Visit to Jaffna

    Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), together with several Air Force officers on Friday (25) made his first official visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) after assumption of duties as the CDS. The day’s itinerary began after Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, SFHQ- J warmly received the visiting Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on arrival at the Palaly grounds.
  • Ranaviru Felicitation Ceremony in Maliyadeva Vidyalaya

    Kurunegala Maliyadeva Vidyalaya under the patronage of its Old Boys' Association is making arrangements to hold a 'Ranaviru Felicitation Ceremony, at the college on July 17 and the chief guest on this occasion will be the Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs. Rajapaksa. The school situated at Kurunegala-Negombo road is considered the one and only Buddhist Educational Institute in Wayamba that came into being as a result of the then Buddhist Renaissance in the country.

  • Special Issue of "White Hackle" Dedicated To New Commander Presented

    A special issue of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry's monthly periodical, "White Hackle,"  dedicated to the incumbent Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, himself a distinguished infantryman of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI), was presented to him Saturday (21) morning at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony, attended by a representative gathering of senior SLLI officers. "White Hackle," the flagship magazine of the SLLI Regiment which has hitherto produced the most number of Commanders of......
  • 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.