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  • Commander's Regiment Extends Military Honours During His Visit

    VALIANT troops of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps extended their best wishes and military honours to the new Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Thursday (20) morning when he visited his Regimental Headquarters for the first time upon assumption of duties as Commander. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya entered the Regimental premises in 1980 as 2nd Lieutenant and remains.....

  • How The War was Won - Army Media Played a Critical Role

    SHAMINDRA Ferdinando documents the history of the current phase of the military campaign that has boxed the LTTE to a small sliver of territory on the Mullaitivu coast.Last Thursday’s bloody battle at Anandapuram on the eastern flank brought an end to organized LTTE resistance in the Puthukkudiyirippu area in the Mullaitivu district. The 58 Division troops had fought their way into heavily defended Anandapuram after 53 and 55 Divisions sealed off the area the previous day. The latest loss of territory would thwart any attempt on the part of the LTTE to hold off the army outside the civilian safety zone on the Mullaitivu coast....

  • Next UN Contingent Ready for Departure

    The 15th UN contingent, expected to leave for Haiti shortly on UN Peace Keeping Missions, had their passing out parade at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Training School at Puttalam. Major General R.V Samarathunga Colonel of the Regiment received the salute as the Chief Guest on the occasion. The 15th contingent is comprised of 49 officers and 601 soldiers. Of them, 29 officers and 419 other ranks are from the VIR.

  • Kids Learning at Karambakurichchi Pre-School Given Nutrients


    Kids of low-income group families learning at Karambakurichchi Pre-School in the 52 Division Headquarters area in Varani, Jaffna on Friday (25), received gift parcels containing nutritious Predia-4 powdered milk packets and school items, following initiatives taken by the 52 Division.....

  • Training Day Presentations Submitted


    Officers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) as part of their training day programme, conducted a few presentations during their Training Day Programme on Wednesday (16) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium. Brigadier D.S.A. Dehiwatte, Brigadier Army Quartering, SFHQ-MLT attended the occasion as the Chief Guest who delivered the opening address.
     
  • Transformation from Offensives to be the Leading Reconciler in Post-War Sri Lanka is Significant- Maj Gen Goonetilleke Tells Seminar Delegates


    In his analysis to the delegates attending the ‘Defence Seminar-2013’ on the much-talked ‘Role of Armed Forces in Reconciliation’, Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke, Director General General Staff at Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, elaborated how the civilians under the clutches of LTTE terrorism survived and the transition of the Army from the offensive to humanitarian well-being took place by becoming front line.....

  • Triumphant Sri Lanka Army Sets to Mark Its 65th Birth Anniversary



    In a few days time, Sri Lanka Army that triumphed over brutal terrorism, sending shock waves across the globe, perhaps as the one and only to have done so, having carved a niche for itself in the world military history, reaches 65 years in age on October 10. The series of special religious observances, the precursor to the 65th anniversary and the Army Day (October 10), set off from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth).....
     
  • Bill to Appoint Chief of Defence Staff

    PRIME MINISTER Ratnasiri Wickramanayake yesterday presented a Bill to Parliament to appoint a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall be responsible for the coordination of activities between the Armed Forces and the Defence Ministry and for the establishment of the Committee of the CDS. The President will appoint the CDS from among the persons presently serving as the Army Commander, the Navy Commander or the Air Force Commander as the case may be, the Bill said.

  • Commander Extends Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduru Oya

    After successful completion of the ‘Basic Course - No 44’ of the Army’s elite Special Forces (SF), a total of 10 officers and 183 other rankers passed out Saturday (18) morning during a glittering ceremony at Maduru Oya SF Training School grounds. The participation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest, added further colour and dignity to the occasion, coloured by parachute jumps, sky diving, displays of unarmed combat, taekwondo.....

  • Paris Temple Attacked

    SRI LANKAS main Buddhist temple in Paris, France was attacked by suspected LTTE supporters on Sunday evening, said a spokesman from the foreign ministry. He said a group of seven masked men had arrived at around 7.00 pm on Sunday and smashed the windows of the temple. The Chief Monk of the temple, the Ven. Paravahera Chandraratane Thero, and another monk had been present at the time, but no one had been hurt. On the same evening, a group of Sri Lankan Buddhists had held Vesak celebrations at the temple --   including a ‘Dansela’.