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  • 613 Brigade Gives New Year Greetings to Villagers


    To mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, soldiers of 613 Brigade in 61 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-(W)), organized a New Year festival for villagers of Palampiddi at Tachchanamarathamadu school ground on Saturday (25). The festivities with the aim of promoting goodwill among villagers included many traditional games and late in the evening over 600 Palampiddi villagers were entertained by a mega musical show.
  • Indian Defence Adviser on Courtesy Visit to SFHQ-C


    Captain Prakash Gopalan, Defence Adviser, High Commission of India, Colombo paid a courtesy call on the newly-appointed Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), Major General Mano Perera at Diyatalawa. A brief exchange of views on matters of bilateral importance followed afterwards.


  • Commander Reviews Progress in Newly Cultivated Army Farm

    Sri Lanka Army, as it ventures into more and more agricultural sphere is cultivating another 10 acre land in Ekala, Jaela as a model farm. The project, launched in joint collaboration with the Lakviru Sevana Vocational Centre for the slightly Disable and Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps under the auspices of Ven. Elle Gunawansa.....

  • KDU's Two-Day International Symposium Inaugurated


    In the immediate aftermath of the Army-organized year's mega international parley, 'Defence Seminar 2014, the two-day International Symposium – 2014 of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the theme ‘Expanding Developmental Horizons through.....


  • Weerawila Holiday Resort Open to Officers


    The newly-renovated recently-opened Weerawila Holiday Resort is now operational and open to Army officers above the rank of Major, announces Directorate of Army Quartering (DAQ). Renovated and refurbished Weerawila Holiday Resort was re-opened recently after full refurbishment by the Commander of the Army after it was given a new facelift and expanded its all luxurious facilities.
  • Formal Infantry & Riot Control Training Courses Held


    One more programme of battalion training for infantrymen serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) began on Friday (7) at Ampakamam Battalion Training School on the directions of the Commander, SFHQ-KLN. The inaugural ceremony, attended by the 57 Division......
     
  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds


    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
     
  • Secretary Defence Evaluates Security & Related Developments in the Peninsula

    SECRETARY Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa with a view to evaluating post-war security concerns and other related developments after meeting officers and soldiers, flew to Jaffna Thursday (29) and took part in a series of important projects and interactive discussions with Tri-service and Police authorities. Mr Rajapaksa on arrival.....