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  • SVAB Goes to Kurunegala, Resolves Issues of Disable War Heroes of VIR and SLNG

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes, had its ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Regimental Headquarters of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) in Boyagane, Kurunegala on Monday (4). Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB accompanied by some senior members of the SVAB attended the mobile service. On arrival, SVAB President was warmly welcomed by VIR Seva Vanitha Unit President, Mrs. Preethi Samaratunge.

  • Military Police to Apprehend Producers of Ridiculous Video Documentary

    Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP), investigating into the release of a video documentary on rigorous military training sessions for woman recruits to the Internet by a few interested elements, have now found that the highly likely stage-managed training in question, has been devised by a group of persons around October in 2012 with the express intention of bringing the Army into disrepute and condemnation.

  • Kilinochchi Widows get Tailoring Knowledge on Women's Day

    A workshop on tailoring was organized for widows residing in Kilinochchi area by troops of the 57 Division and 6 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps during March 7 - 8 to mark the International Women’s Day. The workshop attended by around 90 widows was patronized by Alliance Center Development Trust (Pvt) Ltd. This was held to enhance the knowledge of women in the area in this sphere.

  • 561 Brigade Anniversary Promotes Civil-Military Relations

    On account of the second anniversary of the 561 Brigade under 56 Division area in Vavuniya, troops recently conducted a series of religious and community projects that would help promote good relations between the Army and civilians continuously for five days in Vavuniya. Religious performances in Hindu Kovils, Buddhist temples, Mosques and Churches....

  • Cardiology Clinic Treats More Than 450 Civilians

    A special mobile clinic on heart diseases, organized by the 54 Division for the benefit of Mannar civilians got underway in Mannar on Tuesday (26). A medical team from the Colombo National Hospital’s Cardiology unit conducted ECG and ECO tests on more than 450 civilians during the full-day clinic and referred some of them for further treatment after consultations.

  • 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. .
  • Army to Re-Launch Fight Against 'Dengue' on Commander's Instructions

     On the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, a comprehensive cleaning campaign to wipe out the threat of resurgence of Dengue epidemic in Puttalam and other surrounding areas in western province-based Army formations and Army residential quarters, will come into effect, beginning Monday (June 2, 2014) from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The cleaning programme to be launched under the close supervision of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West).....

  • Kilinochchi Students Learn More about New Technology

    A workshop to educate school students in Kilinochchi area on ‘Evolution of the Telecommunication’ was conducted by Mr. Upual Ekanayaka, a lecturer from the University of Moratuwa on Monday (18) to coincide with the World Telecommunication Day. It was conducted at ‘Nelum Piyasa’ auditorium, Security Force Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) with the participation of more than 300 students with the blessings of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN.
  • Bangladesh's Army Chief General Mubeen Arrives in Colombo

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen ndc psc, Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday (23) early morning on a five-day goodwill visit. Beating of Magul Bera (auspicious drums) and a traditional ceremonial reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, greeted the visiting Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen and the delegation....