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  • 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. 

  • Mullaittivu Troops Conduct Seminar for Grade 5 Students

    On the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops of the 59 Division, under command to SFHQ-MLT, conducted a seminar for Grade 5 students sitting the scholarship examination, together with Sampath Bank PLC and Neth FM at Vidyananda College, Mullaittivu on Saturday (26). More than 900 Grade 5 students participated in the project.
  • Troops Clean up Hospital Premises

    Troops serving 221 and 222 Brigades of 22 Division under the Security Force Headquarters, East (SFHQ-E) organized a mammoth Shramadana campaign to clean Ichchalanpattu hospital and Sunandarama temple in 22 Division area during two days. (June 15-16) Ichchalanpattu hospital staff joined hands together with Army troops to conduct the campaign.
  • Japan-Lanka Friendship Assn Repeats Its Goodwill Gestures for Army

    Further cementing long-lasting bonds of goodwill and bilateral cooperation, the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSLFA) once again donated two more ambulances and a fire engine for Army use Monday (25) morning during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters. A 36-member Japanese delegation, comprised of members of the Nakatsugawa Rotary Club and the JSLFA, now in Sri Lanka on a week-long tour, visited the Army Headquarters to represent the donation ceremony this morning.
  • 61 Div Organized Mega Anniversary Musical Show Draw Youngsters in Madu Areas

    Madu area-based 61 Division Headquarters recently marked its 4th anniversary with a series of arrangements on the instructions of its General Officer Commanding, Brigadier A. Kariyakarawana.A mega musical show backed by popular ‘Marians’ band and the Army’s western beat band thrilled both civilians and Army personnel alike throughout the evening when......
  • Another Computer Course at SFHQ-MLT Ends

    The sixth phase of the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) - organized Computer Course with the motive of further enhancing knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops of the SFHQ-MLT, ended successfully on Tuesday (15) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium. 19 other rankers followed this 20-day long course, organized by the SFHQ-MLT with the support of ‘Future Step IT Solution Pvt Ltd’.
  • -œThis Success Would not Have Been Possible without Army: Prof. Krause Criticizes NGOs Influencing Western Govts-

    “It is no surprise that political actions of the EU as well as by respective national governments were shaped by opinions and activities coming from the UN and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Crisis Group which have taken aim at Sri Lanka and conclusions drawn by said NGOs are totally out of proportions, but many European governments are listening to what is being said in the world of NGOs.....
  • China's Minister of National Defence Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Visit

    General Liang Guanglie, State Councillor and Minister of National Defence of People’s Republic of China (PRC) arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday (29) morning on a five-day official visit, together with a delegation of senior military officers. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetillake, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal H.D Abeywickrama and Military Liaison Officer (MLO).......