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  • Vavuniya Police Find Two Barrels of Explosives

    VAVUNIYA: ON information received by the VAVUNIYA Police, a special search operation was conducted by the Police in SKANDAPURAM area and recovered fifteen bombs this morning (24) around 7.40 a.m..The bombs, each weighing about 9 kg, had been hidden in two barrels and buried in the area when the Police found them. A detonator cord was also found from the scene.

  • Spectacles Distributed Among Civilians

    With the coordination of the Army, Wellawatte Cosmopolitan Lion Club came forward to give 271 pairs of spectacles free of charge for the use of villagers in Vavuniya, Madukanda and Ulukkulama areas. Organized by 211 Brigade Headquarters, distribution of those spectacles took place at Madukanda Dalada Temple and Ulukkulama Sri Sumanaramaya during two days (June 24-25) in separate ceremonies.
  • Vietnam Mourns Her Legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap's Death

    One of history’s greatest military strategists and the architect of Vietnam’s milestone battlefield victories against the US and France, General Vo Nguyen Giap of Vietnam’s People’s Army (VPA) is no more. He died Friday (4) at the age of 102. Second only to late revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh as modern Vietnam’s most admired figure, General Giap defeated Vietnam’s colonial masters in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu where French rule ended but started direct US involvement leading to the Vietnam War.
  • Secretary Defence Recalls Yesteryear Battlefield Experiences During Visit to Jaffna Fort

    Recalling memories of yesteryear when the Jaffna Fort was under siege as terrorists intensified their onslaught against Security Forces, deployed in and around it, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence on Friday (26) visited Jaffna Fort, spent some time and saw for himself how renovation work was progress there. Mr. Rajapaksa, now on a two-day tour to the peninsula accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilaka.....
  • Forces' Images Barred From Polls Campaign

    POLITICAL parties and candidates contesting the upcoming elections are prohibited from misusing Security Forces’ victories over terrorism in the election campaign. Media Centre for National Security Director Lakshman Hulugalla said the Government has completely prohibited the use of Forces’ images in cutouts, posters or in print or electronic media without Defence Ministry approval.

  • Glittering SLMA Ceremony Commissions 113 More Cadet Officers

    One more batch of 113 Cadet Officers, including two Maldivian cadets, affiliated to Intakes 77, 77B, Lady Intake 12/10 C and Volunteer Intake 53 who newly received their commissions at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, passed out on Saturday (21) during a colourful and elegant Passing out Parade (PoP).
  • Retired Brigadier S.P. Ekanayake's Funeral on Thursday (18)

    Brigadier (Retd) S. P Ekanayake USP of Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) passed away on 15 December 2014 in Colombo after a brief illness. His funeral with military honours takes place at the General Cemetery, Borella on Thursday (18) with military honours. The Commander of the Army, Officers and Other Ranks express their immense grief with intense feeling and profound sorrow on the demise of Brigadier S P Ekanayake (Retired) USP, a former Regimental Commander of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers, on 15 December 2014 in Colombo. Sahampathi Piyasoma Ekanayake was born in Matale on 01 February 1938. He was educated at St Thomas’ College, Matale and Ananda College.....
  • 22 Div Troops Gift Public Address System to Pre-school

    The popular pre-school run by ‘Vijitha’ Sarvodaya self-help organization in Vijithapura, Trincomalee for the benefit of kids in low-income group families recently received a complete set of public address system that can be used for various purposes in the pre-school. The pre-school that conducts multiple projects like children’s sports events, educational and cultural programmes, religious observances, meetings, etc was all this time compelled to hire those technical equipment from the private sector at exorbitant cost and found it not any longer possible.
  • Grade 5 Scholarship Recipients in Vavuniya Rewarded

    Distribution of gift parcels among students who excelled in the recent Grade 5 Scholarship Examination in the Vavuniya Educational Zone took place on Thursday (6) at Vavuniya Ceylon Catholic Tamil Mixed School (CCTMS) with the coordination of 211 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W).