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  • Troops Initiate Donation of Spectacles & School Items

    A SIMPLE CEREMONY was held in Monaratenna under 14 National Guard Battalion to donate school equipment to students in the village with the support of the Buddhist Association at People’s Bank and Ms Preethi Konarage on 05 December 2009. The Bank’s Buddhist Association President Mr S.K Mayadunna and the philanthropist Ms Preethi Konara, main sponsors of the donation attended the occasion as chief guests.    51 students from Monaratenna Kanishta (junior) Vidyalaya were the recipients of the donation.  

  • 'Sahana Yathra' Relief Project Receives Army Support


    Sri Lanka Army at the request of Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero, Incumbent, Sri Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo, assisted the dispatch of a large consignment of water tanks, bottled water and dry rations to drought affected areas in the North Central Province. On the eve of the ‘Sahana Yathra’ project.......
     
  • More Milking Cows Donated to Kilinochchi Families


    The fifth phase of the distribution of milking cows for low-income families in Kilinochchi area, organized by 17(V) Gajaba Regiment (GR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held at Harmony Center, Kilinochchi on Thursday(30). Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

  • Revived Army Dance, a Roaring Success

     
    The final segment of the 62nd Army Anniversary celebration, ‘Army Dance’ that was revived on Saturday (15) night at Colombo Exhibition and Convention Centre, showcased an enthralling performance, coupled with rhythmic beats that went into the small hours on Sunday (16) after absence of many years. Over 750 couples of Army personnel to the tunes of varieties of rhythmic beats and melodies of yesteryear.....
     
  • Army Initiates Distribution of Coconut Saplings


    In order to promote living standards of the people, newly resettled in Muthiyankaddukulam area, situated in 643 Brigade areas of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), a stock of 1000 coconut saplings were recently distributed among people as a result of an initiative, taken by the 643 Brigade. The project received the blessings of Mr D.M.L Bandaranayaka, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coconut Development and State Plantation Development and Mr Sunanda Gamage...............
  • -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 .....
  • Special Mass Invokes Blessings on Forthcoming Army Anniversary


    The Army Christian Fellowship, representing all schools of Christian faith in the Army, as has been the practice for many years, organized a Special Mass on Tuesday (7) evening at the All Saints Church, Borella with the objective of invoking blessings on the forthcoming 65th Army Anniversary and the Army Day (October 10).
  • CDS Makes His First Visit to Jaffna


    Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), together with several Air Force officers on Friday (25) made his first official visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) after assumption of duties as the CDS. The day’s itinerary began after Major General Nandana Udawatta, Commander, SFHQ- J warmly received the visiting Air Chief Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke on arrival at the Palaly grounds.
  • Second Wellness Resort, 'Abimansala-2' Project for Southern Dependent War Heroes Launched with Overwhelming Public Support

     
    Three separate auspicious timings for three phases of the inaugural ground-breaking and foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Army’s second wellness resort, ‘Abimansala’ for dependent War Heroes, kicked off the project’s formal launch at the southern village of Wilpitawatta, Udumulla Thursday (19) morning, amidst religious blessings and heartening gestures of goodwill and thoughtfulness. The proposed state of the art complex for lifetime rest and relaxation of 48 more South-based dependent.....
     
  • Special Issue of "White Hackle" Dedicated To New Commander Presented


    A special issue of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry's monthly periodical, "White Hackle,"  dedicated to the incumbent Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, himself a distinguished infantryman of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI), was presented to him Saturday (21) morning at Army Headquarters during a brief ceremony, attended by a representative gathering of senior SLLI officers. "White Hackle," the flagship magazine of the SLLI Regiment which has hitherto produced the most number of Commanders of......