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  • Soldiers Build a Dormitory for Kilinochchi Orphanage

    The inmates of the Ashrama Orphanage in Jayanthi Nagar, Kilinochchi received a new building for a dormitory, thanks to the soldiers serving Security Force Headquarters (Kilinochchi). The dormitory built on the initiative of the Security Force Commander (Kilinochchi) Major General P. V. D. U. A. Perera was declared open recently (18)......
  • Special Forces Salute President Rajapaksa in Wanni

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, attending the Wanni District Development Review forum at the newly constructed auditorium at Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ - W), Vavuniya on Tuesday (19), was greeted with a Guard of Honour, accorded by valiant and battle-hardened soldiers of the Special Forces, who made history....

  • Unprecedented & Rare Gesture of Generosity of Donor Lady Enables SVAB to Gift Two More New Houses to SLAC War Heroes

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who has thrown his full weight behind a multitude of welfare measures for the benefit of War Heroes, contributed to another worthy cause on Tuesday (4) morning by gifting a new house in Divulapitiya area to another disable War Hero, built with the funds generated by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). Generosity of the philanthropist, Ms Pathma Jayawardena in donating a land of 39 perches of high value in the suburbs of the commercial hub, Divulapitiya.....

  • NCOTS at Kalaoya Educates Potential Retirees on Traditional Farming

    Non-Commissioned Officers Training School (NCOTS) at Kalaoya, Saliyawewa recently introduced the new ‘Spiritual Bio-Dynamic Traditional Farming Agriculture’ course for potential Army retirees in the future with the objective of arming them with knowledge for a vocation after retirement.

  • Buttala OCDC First Anniversary Marked with Mammoth Two-Day Long Topical Seminar

    The first birth anniversary of the Army’s newest seat of scholarship, the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala was marked in a fitting ceremony on Wednesday (January 16) with the inauguration of its first-ever mammoth seminar that discusses ‘Challenges and Prospects of Deployment of Security Forces in Post-Conflict Nation Building in View of National Security Priorities as Against Publicity’ for two consecutive days.
  • Soldier Falls Victim to Accidental Fire

    A soldier, engaged in a training exercise in the general area north of Vavuniya succumbed to accidental gunshot injuries on late Thursday (10) on admission to Padaviya Hospital. Lance Corporal S.K Raja of 7 Military Intelligence Corps (MIC), together with several soldiers were undergoing the exercise when the accidental fire, believed to have originated from one of the guns of a fellow-soldier, caused injuries to the soldier in question.
  • SLA Honoured with President's Colours

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA), one of the oldest and reputed regiments in the Sri Lanka Army which marked its 125th anniversary on 12th April, was honoured by none other than the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (23) by awarding President’s and Regimental Colours in a spectacular ceremony held at SLA Regimental Centre, Panagoda. Presidential Colours is recognized and held in high esteem as the highest accolade a regiment could receive in its life-span as a tribute to the invaluable services and.......

  • Kilinochchi Students Interact with Counterparts in the South

    As part of the community oriented projects being effected by the Army for the welfare of Kilinochchi civilians, the 571 Brigade under the 57 Division recently organized a three-day educational tour for students at Kilinochchi Maha Vidyalaya. Those Kilinochchi students, visiting the Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka Parliament, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, National Museum, National Zoological Gardens, National Film Corporation.....

  • Tamil Woman Soldiers Among Workshop Participants

    A few more than 100 woman soldiers of the 6 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) recently attended a workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ at Nelum Piyasa auditorium of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). Following new initiatives taken by the SFHQ-KLN, Emotional Intelligence Institute with......
  • Europeans & Their Tribes

    THE tenth session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva has come to a close without the anticipated assault on the Sri Lankan state. This has been on the cards for quite some time, beginning with the motion against Sri Lanka that had been put forward three years ago. Fortunately some concerted diplomatic action, involving regular briefings of all states who were genuinely interested in the country, saw that motion scratched in 2007, and since then there was much less pressure.