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  • ASVU in Another Mega Welfare Initiative Distributes Over Rs 2 Million Worth Schols Among War Heroes' Children

    Giving moral encouragement and practical economic support to War Hero families, Mrs Wasantha Gunewardena, President, Ministry of Defence (MoD) Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) showed her maternal care giving away scholarships to 250 more students of War Hero families, worth some Rs 2 million to coincide with the International Children's Day and the 66th Army Anniversary during a ceremony at.....
  • SVAB Gives Away ESR Donated Medical Bed to Military Hospital

    Mrs. Damayanthi Ratnayake, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on Monday (30) gave away a medical bed for the use of patients at Military Hospital with sponsorship, provided by the Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) Seva Vanitha Unit. During the SVAB’s recent visit to the ‘Rana Viru Sevana’ at Ragama, this bed was donated to the SVAB.....
  • Prabhakaran's Father Also Drew Govt. Pension: Pensions Dept.

    LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s father, Velupillai Tiruvenkadam has drawn a monthly pension of Rs. 16,865.63 until his detention last July, a top official of the Pensions Department said yesterday (5). At a news briefing at the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry, Director K.A. Tilakaratne revealed that Mr. Tiruvenkadam had worked in the Department of Railways and Land Reforms Commission prior to his retirement in 1983 had served in Thunukkai as a Land Officer. 

  • 56 Division Makes Elaborate Vesak Arrangements with Civilians

    Special corriander water and gram serving ‘Dansel’ (free eating houses), display of colourful Vesak lanterns, recital of devotional songs, multi-coloured decorations and several other programmes, organized in the 56 Division Headquarters, Kokeliya, Vavuniya, adorned Vavuniya city and its suburbs, following initiatives taken by 56 Division Headquarters on account of Vesak.
  • Troops & Civilians Join Blood Donation

    Troops, attached to 21 Division under Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) recently organized a blood donation campaign at Anuradhapura Home for Ailing Monks in Maliyadewa Mawatha. More than 200 soldiers and civilians joined together and gave blood on the occasion. The project is one of the many welfare programmes, organized by the troops in Anuradhapura area. More than 25 officers also donated blood at the same venue.  
  • 5 SLA Troops Conduct Humanitarian Assistance Programmes

    Troops, belonging to 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment serving Thopur area of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ - E),  organized distribution of school items  for 74  students of low-income group families at Dehiwatta School and  86 Students  of  Venayur Central College.

  • Colombo Sleuths Uncover LTTE Satellite Antenna

    MANNAR: A five - member team of sleuths from the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) on Monday (04) rushed to MANNAR and detected a powerful satellite antenna that had been kept buried in fertilizer bags to be sent to Tiger terrorists in the north. Investigators on information given by an informant uncovered dismantled accessories and spares of this most modern satellite antenna from ERUKKULAMPIDDI area in the presence of the Police when they had been kept neatly buried in five large fertilizer bags. 

  • Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Preaches in Polonnaruwa

    The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, conducted by Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera, meant to enhance moral development of the general public, got underway at Prathiba Hall, Manampitiya in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday (9). The programme, facilitated by the Army was organized on the directions of Major General Lal Perera.....

  • Commander Takes Time Off to Watch Rugby

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya took time off his busy day’s schedule last evening (8) and made a surprise entry into the sports pavilion at Army Headquarters in order to witness the inauguration of the annual Inter-Regiment Rugger Tournament. Monday’s (8) first match occurred between Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) and.....

  • Wanni Students Get Schols & More Accessories

    50 Wanni-based school students received books and school accessories, together with 31 scholarships, each worth Rs 2000/= during a ceremony, organized by 61 Division Headquarters at Maravankulam Vidyalaya in Vavuniya on November (28). Those items, donated by generous donors, following coordination done by the 61 Division on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W)....