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  • Troops Restore Up-country Areas Affected by Rains

    Troops serving 11 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) quickly responded to the damages, caused by inclement weather and torrential rains that swept across Kandy, Nawalapitiya, Talwatta, Meepitiya, Cholakanda, Rajapihilla Mawatha, etc in the Central province and restored transport and other infrastructure facilities in the past three-days. 
  • 'Jaffna Day' of Nucleus Financial Forum to Assist Micro Businessmen

    As winds of trade and commerce are sweeping across the Jaffna peninsula with a new economic boom on the horizon, efforts are underway to enlighten the business community of the opportunities and potential available for promotion of their commercial ventures. The Nucleus Financial Forum 2011, a non-profit umbrella organization, working in close cooperation with.....

  • New Wanni Commander Assumes Office

    Major General M.H.S.B Perera assumed office as the new Commander, Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) during a simple ceremony on Saturday (25). He succeeds Major General A.K.S Perera who is scheduled to leave shortly for overseas training.  Major General Perera upon arrival at the SFHQ-W premises was greeted with a Guard Turnout plus a Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ-W before religious observances of all faiths invoked blessings.....
  • KP Exposes LTTE Friends

    VITAL information relating to persons and organizations here and abroad who had provided assistance to the LTTE in an extensive scale during its hey day have been revealed by LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP who is now in Sri Lanka's custody, said Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister and Government Defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday. Pathmanathan who is now under intense interrogation has also divulged clues about LTTE arms procurement, narcotics trade and gun running activities, Rambukwella said.

  • Supply of Batik Chemicals & Sewing Machines to Enable Women to Make a Living

    Sri Lanka Maha Bodhi Society and National Christian Council jointly gave away Batik producing chemicals and two new sewing machines to the value of Rs 66,400/= to a community centre at Halambewewa village for the benefit of women, resident in the area. Troops serving 622 Brigade and 622 Brigade Civil Affairs Coordinator got the donation organized, enabling poor women in the area to make a living producing Batik works and through sewing. 
  • 'Sammabimani' Goes to 'Aluviharaya' & Naula

    The ‘Sammabimani’ spiritual programme, of Ven Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero organized by the Army in order to promote moral development of the general public, was held at Aluviharaya, Matale on Tuesday (2). Brigadier D.S.N.K Senadeera, General Officer Commanding, 11 Division attended the occasion together with soldiers.
  • Visiting Indian Military Officers Learn More of Wanni Operation during Meeting with Army Commander

    A VISITING delegation of Indian military officers who are currently following Higher Command Course of India met Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this afternoon (26) at Army Headquarters as part of their familiarization with military establishments in Sri Lanka. The delegation, headed by Brigadier Moni Chandi and Brigadier Param Virsingh of the Directing Staff comprised ten senior officers from the Indian Army and three senior officers from the Indian Air Force. Prior to the meeting between the Army Commander and the delegation, Director General Operations at Army Headquarters.....

  • Signallers Construct Eastern Entrance 'Sandakadapahana'

    On behalf of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), Major General E. P. de Z Abeysekara, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel Commandant (SLSC), handed over a cheque worth of Rs. 520,000/= to Brigadier W. A. Ariyarathna, in charge of the ‘Sandhahiru Seya’ project for its construction during a simple meeting at the ‘Sandhahiru Seya ’(pagoda) construction site, Anuradhapura on Full Moon Poya Day (14).
  • Commander as Chief Guest Opens the First Army 'Searchlight Tattoo' in Rajarata

    The year’s most attractive military spectacle, ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ of the Army, the precursor to the Army’s forthcoming 62nd anniversary celebrations was ceremonially opened Friday (19) evening at 5.00 p.m. at Anuradhapura Public Ground. The ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ was declared open to the public by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army who graced the inauguration as Chief Guest. The ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ will continue till Sunday (21) evening.