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  • 22 Division Marks Army Day with Tree Planting

    To coincide with the 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day, the 22 Division Headquarters in Trincomalee launched a tree-planting campaign in their camp premises and outside pathways on 10th October with the participation of hundreds of troops. Brigadier D. Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division inaugurated the programme after planting a few coconut and jak saplings in the 22 Division Headquarters premises.
  • Army New Year Festival Held on Low Key

    The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season across the country made its entry to the Colombo Malay Cricket Club grounds Friday (10) morning as both officers and soldiers of the Army Headquarters joined hands together to celebrate the auspicious event, giving prominence to the traditional New Year games and other associated events.
  • US Delegation Enlightened on Army Roles in Jaffna

    A high level 10-member US delegation, currently in Sri Lanka during a tour to Jaffna met Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Sunday (27). The delegation comprised Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Mr James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and South Asia Mr. Vikram Singh.....
  • Pakistan's NDU Delegation at Army Headquarters Learns More about Army Contribution to Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    A 21-member delegation of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), currently in Sri Lanka on a week-long familiarization tour, arrived at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (22) afternoon. A representative group of members of the delegation, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Commander’s office after all the delegates were welcomed on arrival at the Army Headquarters premises.
  • President Visits Tri-service Stalls at Deyata Kirula Exhibition

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the architect of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ Exhibition, now on at Buttala for the 5th consecutive year visited the Army, Navy, Air Force and Police exhibition stalls last evening (5) in the company of Chief of Defence Staff, Army and Navy Commanders. President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his stay inside Tri-service stalls inquired into military exhibits and shared views with respective senior officers in charge of those stalls. President’s Secretary.....

  • CDS Visits Headquarters to Learn New Army Roles in the East

    In order to get an update on development work and security arrangements in the eastern province, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) recently visited the Security Forces Headquarters, East and met a cross section of senior offices serving the east.
  • Ranaviru Commemorative Ceremony Lays Wreaths at Mailapitiya War Hero Memorial

    Ranaviru commemorative events were conducted at the Mailapitiya Ranaviru park in Kandy to coincide with “Ranaviru Commemorative month” with a wreath laying ceremony for fallen War Heroes on Saturday (5). It was organized by Central Province Governor’s office and the Ranaviru Seva Authority. Mrs. Surangani Ellawala, Governor of the Central Province attended as the Chief Guest of the ceremony......
  • Aiding and Abetting Terror Under the Cover of 'Human Rights'

    THE EU and some members of the “International Community” (IC) have unfortunately joined the LTTE international wing in adding their voice to alleged Human Rights violations during the last stages of the “civil” war in Sri Lanka states a Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka Inc. (SPUR) in a media release. Excerpts: It said: ‘What are these countries doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan and what have they been doing in many other countries in S. America, Africa and Asia - if not committing human rights violations and possible war crimes and crimes against humanity?

  • Friendly Kabbadi Win Goes to 6 SLE Players

    A friendly Kabbadi tournament, slated to promote sports skills and mutual understanding among all ranks serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), took place recently at the SFHQ-KLN playground. 14 teams from all Divisions, Brigades and formations......

  • Secretary to Treasury Delivers Lecture to Tri-service Officers

    A representative gathering of tri-service senior officers, together with the Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Air Force on Monday (23) evening were at Narahenpita Army Hospital auditorium to listen to a lecture, delivered by Dr P.B Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury on 'Sri Lanka’s Economy and Emerging Trends for Commercial Stability'.