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  • -œNew Era for Jaffna has Set in- Says Commander

    COMMANDER OF THE ARMY Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during his brief address on the inauguration of the first-ever Civil Affairs and Public Relations office in Jaffna did not forget to pay his tribute to the Tamil intellectuals and patriots who had selflessly contributed to the Independence struggle in the country.

  • Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters Marks Its Birthday

    Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), the premier military establishment in the North, marked its 16th anniversary with a series of multi religious observances.A Catholic mass was organized on the 17th June at St. Marie’s Church, Oddahapulam, to be followed by prayers at the Jumma Muslim mosque in Jaffna, the same......
  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse

    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
  • Buried LTTE Items Unearthed

    MULLAITTIVU: TROOPS operating in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU found a number of items belonging to LTTE terrorists during a search and clear operation Tuesday (28) morning. The recovered items, five LTTE uniforms, one cap, one LTTE flag, one suicide jacket, one belt, twenty-seven audio cassettes, fourteen compact discs, twenty-six VHS cassettes, one deck, two satellite receivers, two remote controllers, one CDMA phone, thirteen identity cards, five I-com sets and one photo album, had been buried in the area when they were found by the troops.

  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services

    Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
  • New MGO at Army Headquarters Assumes Office

    Major General N Udawatta WWV RSP USP ndc psc Mphil took over duties as the new Master General Ordnance (MGO) of Master General Ordnance Branch at Army Headquarters on Monday (19) during a brief ceremony at his office. Amidst blessings of the Venerable Maha Sangha, the new MGO signed a formal document and marked the assumption of his duties.  Later on, he spoke to the senior officers and set out his vision as the new MGO.
  • 51 Division Troops Donate New House to Ex-LTTE Intelligence Wing Combatant

    Symbolizing the magnanimity of the soldiers who once fought against the bitter enemy until peace dawned, 25 Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) built a new house to an ex-combatant, now living in Urelu, Jaffna at their expense. Responding to the woes of Mrs M.Kumajini, the spouse of the rehabilitated former combatant........
  • 3rd Witness Gives Evidence in Court Martial-1

    The Court Martial-1 probing charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged participation in political work resumed its sittings on 10th August 2010 at 9.30 a.m. as scheduled. Prosecution called up the 3rd witness and led the evidence of the witness before the Court Martial-1, presided by Major General H.L Weerathunga adjourned for the day. Though no defence counsel appeared for General Fonseka for the second consecutive day, the Court Martial-1 decided to resume its sittings on 12th August 2010) at 9.30 a.m.