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  • Jaffna Security Forces Stimulate Ongoing 'Abimansala - 2' Project

    Abimansala - 2’, the lifetime care centre for dependent War Heroes of the South, now nearing completion at Wilpitawatta, Kamburupitiya received a stimulus when the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J) undertook the entire cost of a villa (Rs 5.25 m) in the complex. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J after meeting Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya ..........
  • New Officers' Mess for 61 Div Headquarters

    The officers’ mess at 61 Division Headquarters of Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) was opened in a ceremony on Monday (2). Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W as the Chief Guest opened the mess at the auspicious time. After the opening, the Commander, SFHQ-W addressed the troops serving 61 Division.
  • 621 Brigade with a Long History Marks Its Anniversary

    Troops of the 621 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) which had actively contributed to the eradication of terrorism, particularly from Welioya area, commemorated its 4th anniversary, although its history is traced to way back in 1983. Formal military honours to the Brigade Commander.....
  • Army's Demining Work Receives Boost: UNICEF Gifts Equipment to Ministry

    Sri Lanka Army’s ongoing demining work and mine risk education programmes received a heartening stimulus on Wednesday (3) when the UNICEF gifted vehicles, equipment and supplies, worth over Rs 30 million to the Ministry of Economic Development for acceleration of demining work and promotion of mine risk education. The UNICEF donation, including four Toyota land cruisers, six motorbikes and a range of multi-media equipment, including lap top computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, TVs and DVD players.....

  • Islamic Religious Prayers Invoke Lord Allah's Blessings on Army Anniversary

    The famous and most sacred Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid mosque and Shrine at Colombo Town Hall junction on Wednesday (3) evening, welcomed the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya when he, together with his senior officers, attended a special prayer session to receive blessings on the forthcoming 63rd Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10).

  • Jaffna Tour of the Visiting Southern Command Enlightens Him on Status Quo

    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka, flew to Jaffna on Thursday (20) with a view to paying a courtesy call on Security Force Commander, Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Major General Udaya Perera. After he was received by Major General Perera, the visiting Army Chief had a round of discussion with the SFHQ-J Commander at the SFHQ-J...........
  • Annual Nagulesvaram Temple Festival Begins

    The annual festival of the historic Nagulesvaram Sivam temple at Keerimalai commenced on 5 February 2015  attended by a large gathering of devotees. Around 70 troops of the 513 Brigade cleaned the temple premises in a Shramadana campaign as their contribution to the festival. In response to a request of the temple, the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna......
  • Ceremony for School Text Book Distribution Held in Jaffna

    THE NATIONAL ceremony for distribution of school text books for the year 2010 was held in Jaffna on Wednesday (9), attended by several cabinet ministers. Ministers Susil Premajayantha (MP), Anura Priyadarshana Yapa (MP), Douglas Devananda (MP), Nirmala Kotalawala (MP), and M Sachithranandan, Deputy Minister for Education who flew to Jaffna were received by Major General L.B.R. Mark, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna at the Palaly air base. .
  • Bishop of Jaffna Thanks Defence Secretary

    Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Thomas Savundranayagam has thanked Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for granting permission to celebrate the feast of St. Anthony at the Kachchativu island. He has written expressing gratitude for the assistance provided by the Sri Lankan Navy which had taken much pains to carry out the necessary preparations for the feast.....

  • Commander Congratulates Paralympic Medal Winner, Recognized as 'LMD Man of the Year'

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on the eve of festive spirits Monday (24) morning recognized and appreciated the achievements of the Army’s Staff Sergeant Pradeep Sanjaya who brought home a Paralympic Bronze Medal to the country recently in 2012 Paralympics and who was also awarded the LMD’s – 2012 recognition. LMD magazine which has a wide a circulation with promotion of many personalities and budding young men in different fields has selected Staff Sergeant Pradeep Sanjaya as the LMD’s choice for the year 2012 for this recognition.