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  • Special Monument Honours Kokavil War Heroes

    The special War Hero memorial in front of the new TV transmission tower at Kokavil was unveiled on Sunday (20) during a brief ceremony. This new monumental reverence has been erected as a token of respect to the War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in the defence of this transmission tower complex in the past.

  • 'Harmony' Centre Kilinichchi Gets Book Donation

    In response to a request made by the Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), International Rotary Club, Chennai on  Thursday (3) donated a stoks of  biographies, story books and educational books in both English and Tamil languages to the  Harmony Centre Library at Killinochchi. President International Rotary Club.......
  • LTTE overseas hardliners see KP as a failure

    The following is an interview with an expert on LTTE Affairs and the Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Prof. Rohan Gunaratna. 
    A one time LTTE operative in Colombo, now in detention, in an interview with a newspaper confessed that he received instructions, the funding and motivational feedback from a foreign source. In this context shouldn’t we be more concerned about the LTTE’s declaration of a provisional transnational government? 
    A: The LTTE failed to establish a Government in the North and East of Sri Lanka. As a result of this failure, it is now trying to establish a Government in exile. This too will be a short lived dream. The desire of Prabhakaran to create an imaginary state is still being advocated by those who funded, procured weapons, managed ships and indoctrinated Tamil youth to continue the journey.

  • 61 Division Organizes New Year Festival for Wanni Villagers

    In view of promoting goodwill and reconciliation among the soldiers and the civilians, 61 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ – (W)) organized a Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival at 61 Division play ground on Saturday (06). Traditional events such as Cadjan Weaving, Eye Spotting, Fancy Dress, Tug-of-War, Marathon, Cross Country Race and selecting.......
  • Bangladesh National Defence College Team Arrives in Sri Lanka

    A delegation of 32 service personnel from Bangladesh National Defence College (NDC), headed by Rear Admiral Muhammad Anwarul Islam currently in Sri Lanka on a familiarization tour as part of their curriculum, called on Major General Sumedha Perera, Director General General Staff at the Army Headquarters, Colombo on Friday (12).
  • Indian Army Chief Arrives in Colombo to a Rousing Welcome

    Heralding a new era of military cooperation, regional understanding and further promoting mutual bonds of long-lasting friendship between India and Sri Lanka, General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, along with a high-level Army delegation, arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday (5) afternoon to a rousing......

  • Soldiers Build Houses for the Populace in Kilinochchi

    A housing project to construct houses for 100 selected families in Anavilandankulam area in Kilinochchi was inaugurated by the Sri Lanka Army’s 652 Brigade Commander last Saturday (16). The project which provides better shelter for the newly resettled population in the north is a brain child of Hon Mr. Namal Rajapaksa MP.

  • Troops Join Civilians for Sharamadana Work

    TROOPS of three Brigades under command to the 52 Division in Varani recently took part in a few social welfare projects with the close coordination of civilians living in those areas. Four officers and one hundred other ranks of 10 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch serving under the Nagar Kovil-based 521 recently organized a Sharamadana campaign to renovate the Manalkadu-Varuni main road running via Maseri. Either side of the road was cleared while dilapidated sections of the road were patched to make it motorable for the vehicles.

  • Grievances of Next of Kin of Fallen CR War Heroes Addressed

    With the objective of finding solutions or redress to any issues, affecting the next of kin of fallen War Heroes of the Commando Regiment (CR), the CR Regimental Headquarters recently organized a meeting for those resident in Matara, Galle and Kalutara Districts as the first phase of the project. The mobile arrangement, held at Kalutara District Secretariat auditorium attracted more than 200 relatives of fallen CR....
  • Combined Residential Training for Logistic Battalions Begins in Jaffna

    Security force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) organized a 6-day combined residential training programme for all logistic battalions serving in the area. Its inauguration ceremony was held at Kankesanthurai (KKS) on Friday (7). The full strength of all logistic battalions serving in one area were brought under one roof for a residential training on the directions of Major General Udaya Perera...........