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  • SFHQ-J Organizes Rugby Training for Students

    A training camp on Rugger playing / coaching, organized by the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), in collaboration with the Sabaragamuwa Stallions Club was conducted at Duraiappa Stadium Jaffna on Saturday (17). With the aim of raising Rugger standards among Jaffna players and improving their coaching practices, the SFHQ-J initiated.......
  • Schols & Housing Loans to Ranaviru Children & Disable War Heroes Awarded

    SIXTY-EIGHT sons and daughters of late War Heroes and disable War Heroes on Wednesday (20) received a stimulus for their studies under the fifth phase of the Ranaviru Scholarship Scheme, sponsored by Ministry of Defence (MoD) Seva Vanitha Branch, presided by Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa. The ceremony to award scholarships to those children and interest-free housing loans to the next of kin of War Heroes......

  • 12 Army Personnel Who Made Army Proud with Dedicated Heroic Acts Awarded Laurels


    Five officers and seven other rankers of the Army who most recently brought fame and honour to the organization they serve, including four soldiers who rescued two kids at Matara, received laurels for their heroic acts from Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army during a special ceremony at Army Headquarters on Wednesday (30).
  • Army Commercial Recognized for Sumathi Awards Night For The First Time In Army History

    Organizers of the 16th Sumathi Tele Award Ceremony-2011 has selected one of the recent Army commercials as a nominee to the final round under the category of ‘Television Commercials’. The ‘Sumathi Awards’ Director Events, in a letter addressed to the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has congratulated the Army on its achievement and ability to enter as a nominee in the above category for the biggest tele award event in Sri Lanka.
  • Commander Undertakes 'Avurudu Negam' Trip to Dependent War Heroes


    Reminiscing about age-old practices during the times of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the ‘Negam Yama’ (visit to relatives) tradition was revived on Friday (24) morning by Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army when he arrived at the Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura, together with Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit and senior officers where a two-digit number of dependent Army War Heroes are receiving rehabilitation, rest and recuperation, having sustained permanent injuries in the war for peace.
  • 3500 Students in Puthukkuddiyirippu Receive Exercise Books

    More than 3500 students from several schools in Puthukkuddiyirippu area, Mullaittivu received exercise books and educational accessories during a recent ceremony at Puthukkuddiyirippu Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Puthukkuddiyirippu. Hon Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament as the Chief Guest attended the distribution ceremony. Lighting of the traditional oil lamp after the Chief Guest was welcomed by Major General L.B.R Mark, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT)......
  • Independent State Not The Solution - Australia

    NEITHER Australia nor the international community believed the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka could be solved by the creation of an independent Tamil state, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday. In an interview with ABC Television Minister Smith said the safety and protection of civilians must be the absolute priority for all sides engaged in fighting in northern Sri Lanka He said Australia would commit an additional $4.5 million in humanitarian assistance for civilians caught up in the conflict in northern Sri Lanka. This assistance will provide urgent support including medical supplies, shelter, water and.....

  • National Victory Day Celebrations Postponed

    The National Victory Day Celebration, scheduled on Thursday (20) at Galle Face Green has been postponed due to prevailing bad weather. Similarly, the ceremony at Parliamentary Grounds before the War Memorial has been put off, Media Centre for National Security announced late Monday (17) evening.

  • Troops Listen to Lecture on Social Development

    The well-known orator, Professor Sarath Wijesuriya, University of Colombo at the invitation of the 52 Division Headquarters, recently conducted a public lecture on sociological development and social attitudes to the troops serving the area. Lieutenant Colonel B.M.R.J Bandara, 16 (v) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Commanding Officer coordinated the lecture at Eludumaduwal, Jaffna.
  • MIR 'Ranaviru Udanaya' Entertainment Attracts Thousands

    Ranaviru Udanaya - 2015’, the annual musical entertainment and the carnival organized by the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) was held during June 10-14 at Gam Udawa grounds, Dambulla. This mega event was organized to raise funds for various welfare projects of fallen and disabled War Heroes and their families as well as to uplift the standards of the Regiment and Battalions.