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  • 'Ranaviru' Commemorative Month Commences with Its Flag Release at Temple Trees

    The annual ‘War Hero’ (Ranaviru) commemoration month, organized jointly by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development and Ranaviru Seva Authority commenced on Friday (2) after the first Ranaviru flag was pinned on HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during a brief ceremony at Temple Trees. The Ranaviru flag month coincides with elaborate War Hero commemorative programmes across the country that would reach its apex.......

  • Public Warned of Flags Sold to Help Injured Soldiers

    THE Ranaviru Seva Authority  yesterday asked the public to be aware of con men who are selling flags stating they are collecting funds to help the injured soldiers. Ranaviru Seva Authority President Major General Palitha Fernando told a news conference yesterday that no permission is given to any state organisation or any other institution other than the Ranaviru Authority to collect funds for the soldiers. “We have been informed of these fraudulent acts and we ask the public to be informed and aware of this situation,” he said. The authority has made arrangements to issue a flag to mark the Ranviru Day on June 7 this year. “This is the only flag which is authorized by the government,” Major General Fernando added. 

  • Meetings Evaluate Ground Realities

    In order to take all necessary preventive measures as regards harmful rumours, concocted stories and anti-social propaganda schemes, the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi had a joint meeting with divisional General Officers Commanding, Brigade Commanders, Police authorities and other relevant officers on Tuesday (16). The same meeting focused adverse effects being propagated following telecast of the Channel 4 video film among civilians living in the region.
  • -œRata Wenuwen Api- Donates Money to Buy Knitting Machine at Ranaviru Sevana

    UK based ‘Rata Wenuwen Api’, an organization of Sri Lankan expatriates, mindful of numerous sacrifices made by War Heroes in the battlefields for defence of our motherland, recently offered their share of assistance to the Ragama Ranaviru Sevana during a ‘Talent Show’ organized for them. Ms Kanthi Silva, a representative expatriate from the above organization during the weekend entertainment .....
  • Medical Clinic for Viru Kekulu Kids in Diyatalawa

    A medical clinic for the children at the Viru Kekulu pre-school in Diyatalawa, was held at the pre-school premises on Wednesday (17). The clinic was organized by the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa. Major T.M.G.N.K. Tennakoon, Chief Medical Officer, together with her medical staff at the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa gave their fullest assistance to the clinic......
  • Two Tigers on Infiltration Attempt Shot Dead

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops operating in the north of PUTUMATTALAN observed two LTTE terrorists on their abortive attempt to infiltrate the 55 Division Defence Line east of CHALAI lagoon Thursday (9) evening around 6.15 p.m.. Alert soldiers on duty shot and killed both the terrorists before they executed their mission.

  • All SFHQ-MLT Formations Join Together in Cricket Tournament

    Cricketers in all formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) got together at 643 Brigade Headquarters playground and Oddusudan school ground in order to participate in a cricket tournament, organized by the SFHQ-MLT, following instructions, given by.......
  • 68 Division Kicks off Construction of 50 More New Houses

    Sri Lanka Army troops, now at the forefront of erecting more and more new houses in the north for resettled civilians, on the directions of the government and other relevant agencies, embarked on another house construction project in Kombavil area under 68 Division in Puthukudiyiruppu on Tuesday (15). Brigadier K.P.A Jayasekara, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 68 Division at the auspicious minute.....