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  • Children of SLAVF War Heroes Offered Schols & Incentives

    A total of 646 children of officers and soldiers serving the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) during a ceremony at Nelum Pokuna on Friday (26), received educational assistance as scholarships to the value of Rs 12 million, including 18 new laptop computers.
  • War Hero's Son Pins First Flag on President Inaugurating War Hero Week

    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, officially inaugurating the ‘War Heroes Week’ (May 11 - 20), precursor to this year’s final National Victory Day (20) ceremony, received the first commemorative Ranaviru Flag at Temple Trees on Tuesday (11) in the presence of Ministers, Secretary Defence, Provincial Governors, Provincial Secretaries, Ranaviru Seva Authority officials, senior tri-service officers and a host of other invitees.

  • 6 Armoured Corps Cricketers Become Champions

    Cricketers of the 6 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) during the recent inter battalion softball cricket tournament emerged winners to carry the championship trophy. The tournament, conducted by the Security Forces Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) gave the runners-up slot to the 8 Gemunu Watch cricketers.
  • Ex GR Officers Mark their Anniversary

    Retired senior Gajaba Regiment (GR) officers recently got together at the Army owned Wadduwa Holiday Resort and marked the 11th anniversary day of the GR Ex-servicemen’s Association. Major General A.K.S Perera, Colonel of the Gajaba Regiment chaired the meeting sessions. A new board of executive members was also appointed at the end of the meeting....
  • More Information on Medical Fund & Welfare Facilities Enclosed with April Pay

    A novel information sheet that contains details on the new medical fund (Suwasahana Aramudala), welfare bus service, loan facilities, etc, has been introduced to all ranks, enclosed with their pay slips beginning April 2014. The new brochure explains medical insurance scheme for Army personnel, possibilities for hiring of Army coaches, made available at concessionary rates as well as other benefits.
  • French Tamils Reject LTTE Proxies for EU Parliament

    PARIS – June 8 – French voters elected 78 MEPs for the EU Parliament, including 14 each from the Green Party and the Socialists, but rejected outright the LTTE backed Tamil candidates who fielded under independent group for Ile de France district that includes Paris. EPP topped the list with 30 seats while the Liberals came fourth with 6 seats after the Greens and the Socialists. French voters of Tamil origin from Sri Lanka, Mauritius, East Africa and India cast their votes in favour of socialist and left parties.

  • Maritime & Naval Experts Explore Possibilities for 'Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation' During Galle Conference

    The ‘Galle Dialogue’, the two-day international maritime conference, themed “Charting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Security Cooperation” with the participation of more than eleven countries was inaugurated Friday (6) morning at Hotel Light House in Galle.Sri Lanka Navy that has acted as a robust force performing an unparalleled role countering all forms of threats at sea in the past 30 years of terrorism, organized the timely powwow on an initiative taken by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, Ministry of Defence.

  • Pakistan Envoy Calls on Commander of the Army

    Colonel Mohammed Rajil Irshad Khan, Defence Attaché at Pakistan High Commission for Sri Lanka made a courtesy call on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters Tuesday (10) evening.
  • Task Force 3 Adds Music to Their New Year Celebration

    With the participation of a large number of villagers, Troops of Task Force-3 under Security Force Headquarters-East celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the ‘Dharmasangiri’ ground in Aliadiwembu on Sunday (21). A variety of traditional games and events were included in the day’s itinerary which ran into late night, blended with a mega musical show backed by Army Beat Group, entertained the villages and the soldiers.

  • 66 Division Takes Pooneryn Students on Picnic

    With the objective of further promoting and developing reconciliatory gestures, goodwill and mutual understanding, a group of 75 students of Pooneryn Vinayashodai Government’s Tamil Mixed School were recently taken on a four-day picnic to the South following arrangements made by 66 Division Headquarters.