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  • Special Medals Honour Tri-Service & Police War Heroes

    A representative group of one thousand War Heroes of Tri services and the Police, whose unrelenting pursuit of military operations in the North and East against ruthless terrorists brought peace to the nation, were felicitated and their dedication lauded during a special ceremony at Temple Trees Tuesday (14) morning. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces graced the occasion as Chief Guest, flanked by.......

  • Asgiri Mahanayake Thero Invites Hindu Clergy to Visit Kandy

    A cordial interaction between North-based Hindu clergy and Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter, took place at Jaffna on Wednesday (26) with the participation of several Buddhist monks, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Deputy Inspector General of the Police Mr Pujitha Jayasundara and several senior officers.
  • Wednesday's 'Defence Seminar on 5Rs' to be Attended by Over 42 Countries

    Focused on the thematic 5Rs (Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, Reconciliation) in post-conflict Sri Lanka, final touches are being given to hold the Army-initiated international ‘Defence Seminar - 2012’, titled ‘Towards Lasting Peace and Stability’ from Wednesday (8). It will continue till Friday (10) at Colombo Galadari Hotel. The three-day ‘Defence Seminar - 2012’, slated to open, share and discuss a wide range of strategic and......
  • ICRC Delegates Visit Kilinochchi Commander

    Several representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a visit to the north called at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to meet its Commander, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on Thursday (19).
  • Court Martial to Resume Sittings on 21st June 2010

    The first Court Martial hearing charges against General Sarath Fonseka resumed its sittings at Navy Headquarters Tuesday (01) afternoon. Both prosecution and defence counsel continued their submissions for about three and a half hours. The case was postponed to 21st June 2010.

  • Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) Conferred on 33 Tri-Service Senior Officers

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces felicitated 33 Army, Navy and Air Force Senior Officers on Tuesday (7) by awarding the prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) decoration as one more important segment of the month-long ongoing War Hero commemorative ceremonies. The ceremony to award the VSV that signifies 25 years of outstanding and unblemished service.......
  • New Abode, Built by Army Engineers for Monks Opened

    The newly-constructed ‘Sanghawasaya’ (abode for resident monks) at Rankethgama Rajamaha Viharaya in Rankethgama, Vavuniya where more than 71 resettled families live, was ceremonially opened on Saturday (10). Rankethgama temple of historic value was destroyed by LTTE terrorists many years ago and remained abandoned until former villagers returned to Rankethgama for resettlement after a government facilitated their resettlement.
  • Staff Sergeant's Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed

    Exemplary bravery and presence of mind of the Staff Sergeant W.T.A Chaminda, serving the 3 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch (GW) Headquarters at Matara who saved the life of a mother who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the ‘Nilwala’ river from the Mahanama bridge last Thursday (23) at about 10.15 a.m., was felicitated by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters.

  • Parliamentarians Watch Friendly Football Tournament

    Parliamentarians, Hon Mahinda Yapa Abegunawardena and Hon Namal Rajapaksa during a recent tour to Kilinochchi area gave away school books and accessories, along with a few sets of computers to a large gathering of students. As another segment of their itinerary ........
  • 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.