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  • First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today

    The Ministry of Defence has launched a new housing project to assist war heroes who have partly built their houses with financial difficulties to accomplish their aspirations and to uplift the living standard of their families. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
  • Fire Fighters Busy Dousing Arty Fire

    VAVUNIYA: A section of unserviceable artillery ammunition, kept aside in one corner of the WANNI Security Forces Headquarters in VAVUNIYA caught fire this evening at about 5.45 pm while soldiers were removing them to be taken to a more secured area before disposal. At the time this report was pasted, fire fighters were battling to minimize further spread of it. It is believed the fire has erupted by accident.

  • Nation Salutes Mother Lanka in Her 66th Independence Day


    AS TEMPLE BELLS in Kegalle, that lies on the way to hill capital, Kandy struck the dawn of a new era of prosperity and development Tuesday (February 4th) early morning, the stage was set to herald the blue-print of development during Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day with......
  • Recruit Under Compass Training Met with Train Accident & Succumbs to Injuries

    A recruit of Special Forces (SF) under training in the general area of Habarana succumbed to injuries after he collided with a night train while engaged in a compass training module during early hours of Saturday (31). The Recruit, H.W Kumara together with a few others under training was continuing with his target finding training using a compass when he met with this accident and received injuries after he was knocked down by the train.
  • Jaffna Steering Committees to Help Dispel Irrational Fears

    In order to dispel irrational fears and suspicions that followed, subsequent to several unruly and unpleasant episodes after interested elements recently provoked the public in the Jaffna peninsula, a decision was made to set up steering committees for coordination of security during a recent forum of religious leaders, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Administrators, state officials, senior Security Forces personnel....
  • Viru Daru Sports Meet Showcasing Their Talents Winds Up at Sugathadasa Stadium

    Curtains came down on the second Army 'Viru Daru - 2012' (Children of War Heroes) Sports Meet at Sugathadasa Stadium on Sunday (28) evening, amidst greetings of goodwill and camaraderie. Attaching a phenomenal importance to the second-ever sports meet, exclusively meant for children of War Heroes under the newly-founded umbrella organization, Army Viru Daru Society......

  • Release of 1000 Acres From HSZ Completed

    An extent of 570 more acres of land in Valali and Kankasanthurai South in the Grama Seva Division, Valikamam sector in the Jaffna peninsula were released by the Security Forces to the District Secretary for Jaffna Friday (10) morning for distribution among rightful owners. Under today’s phase, 397 acres from Kankasanthurai South and 173 acres from Valali in the Valikamam sector have now been released to the District Secretariat, thus completing the extent of 1000 acres assured by the Government. 

  • On National Day Eve Commander Inspects Army Stalls

    ON THE eve of the National Day and the opening of “Deyata Kirula” Mega Exhibition in Kandy, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya made an inspection tour around the 9 acre extent area allocated for Army Exhibition Stalls Wednesday (3) evening in order to receive a first hand experience.  Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, accompanied by respective Regimental Commanders and Senior Officers visited each and every stall, produced by all Regiments in the Army and saw for himself how smoothly such exhibits....

  • The Commander of the Army Visits 50(1) Para Brigade of the Indian Army

    During his visit to India on an invitation of the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army as the Reviewing Officer of the Passing Out Parade of the Indian Military Academy, the Commander of the Army visited 50(1) Para Brigade of the Indian Army in Agra. Brigadier A K Dhingra SM, the Commander of the 50(1) Para Brigade, received the Commander of the Army and briefed him on the status of readiness of his Brigade which is independent and self sustained...............
  • Mannar Irrigation Engineers Want Army Troops to Conduct Canal Restoration

    Mannar’s famous ‘Rice Bowl’ region, which earlier used to provide bumper rice stocks to the country, is fast returning to its past glory with active support, being extended by the Army for re-cultivation of the entire stretch of paddy fields. Chief Resident Engineer’s Office and Murukkan Irrigation Department which reportedly allocate government funds annually to area-based farming organizations for restoration of the 13 km - long D/7 main canal, have found that although grants....