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  • Soldiers Erect Gymnasium with Local Raw Materials

    An indoor gymnasium, a much-felt need of the soldiers serving 61 Division under Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) became a reality recently, following its construction by soldiers using local raw materials in the area. It was recently opened by Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at the invitation of Brigadier A Kariyakarawana....

  • 'Abimansala - 3' First Anniversary Marked with Religious Observances

    The ‘Abimansala - 3’, the wellness resort for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province at Pangolla, Kurunegala, bordering Deduru Oya turned one year old on 25 April. To mark the first birthday, the administration, together with 47 dependent inmates, commemorated the first anniversary with religious arrangements.

  • Many Health Projects Launched in Mullaittivu

    Troops from 24 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under command to the 591 Brigade of 59 Division of the Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized a medical clinic, blood donation campaign and an educational workshop on the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.......
  • More Humanitarian Services Offered by 22 Division

    Troops serving the 222 Brigade in Jayathigama, Kantale under the 22 Division recently organized several community projects at the request of the Buddhist Association of Old Anandians who were marking the 125th anniversary of the association. A large medical camp at Suriyapura Mahaweli Vidyalaya a......
  • Commander Condoles on the Death of Major General K.J Wijethilleke

    Funeral of late Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke RWP USP ndc psc, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation who passed away after a sudden illness on Saturday (4) takes place on Tuesday (7) at the General Cemetery, Borella with full military honours. Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva expresses his profound sorrow and immense grief on the demise of Major General K. Jagath Wijethilleke of the Sri Lanka Engineers who has held a number of key appointments in the Army and served the nation with dedication and commitment. A Special Order of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, issued through the office of the Adjutant General.....
  • Overseas Sri Lankans Help Army Set Up New IT Centre

    Sri Lankans based in New Zealand assisted the 222 Brigade troops in Kantale under 22 Division to set up a much-needed Computer Resource Centre for students at Saliyapura Vidyalaya, a school in multi - ethnic environment. In response to a request made by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, Commander, 222 Brigade and the Acting General Officer Commanding for 22 Division.............
  • Mullaittivu Troops Meet the Commander at Respective Units

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Friday (4) made a trip down to the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) intending to address the troops and inquire about requirements of all ranks. The day’s itinerary began after Major General P.U.S. Vithanage, Commander, SFHQ-MLT warmly received the visiting Army Chief on arrival at the Mullaittivu grounds.
  • Civilians Rebuke European Interference

    THE PEACE Secretariat welcomes the latest efforts by the Sri Lankan forces, which have enabled over 5000 more of our fellow citizens to escape from LTTE clutches. It is also noteworthy that this has not been accompanied by allegations of large numbers of civilian casualties. It is noteworthy that, following the large exodus of over 100,000 civilians in the three days after April 20, the flood became only a trickle as the Tigers built up their techniques of imprisonment. Our forces could only move forward slowly and cautiously, so as to avoid civilian casualties, but nevertheless they did move. It was however only on May 10 then that there was another substantial number of escapees.

  • Two-Day International Symposium at KDU Inaugurated

    The two-day International Symposium – 2013 of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the theme ‘Sri Lanka as a Hub in Asia, the Way Forward’, was inaugurated Thursday (22) morning at the KDU auditorium at Kandawalawatta, Ratmalana. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Mr Lalith Weeratunga, President’s Secretary delivered the keynote address in the inaugural session......


  • MGO at SFHQ-KLN Exchanges Views

    Major General N. Udawatta, Master General Ordinance (MGO) at Army Headquarters, Colombo and Colonel Commandant of Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) visited the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Friday (12) on a familiarization tour after he took over as the new MGO of the Army Headquarters.