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  • 23 Paddy Acres Released Back to Owners in Mullaittivu

    An extent of 23 acres of paddy-fields that remained within the Mullaittivu Army camp perimeter were released back to their original owners for cultivation, following an initiative, taken by Major General L.B.R Mark, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).
  • Curtains Come Down on Joint Military Exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' Between Special Forces of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army

    Elevating existing relations to new heights and marking the start of a new era of neighbourly understanding and close cooperation between both organizations, the contingent of 42 Indian Army Special Force troops (5 officers and 37 other ranks), successfully, completed the training ‘Exercise - Mithra Shakthi’ on Sunday (23), together with a corresponding Sri Lankan contingent of 300 Special Forces and Commandos....
  • Mallavi School Re-opened

    YOGAPURAM Vidyalaya, Mallavi in Mullaittivu was re-opened from today (9) for the students in the area. Thunukkai, Mallavi and Poonager areas were cleared of landmines under ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ programme and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in those areas have been in progress after about 30 years of terrorist control. The government had taken steps to rehabilitate the schools in those areas for the use of students and under this project Mallavi Yogapuram Vidyalaya....

  • Wanni Commander Conducts Inspection

    Major General G.D.H.K. Gunaratne, Commander, Security Forces, Wanni recently conducted an inspection tour in the Wanni Headquarters complex in the company of senior officers. He inspected the dental unit, dining hall of the soldiers and the holiday home for officers and gave necessary instructions for.....

  • Brazilian Armed Forces to Offer Training Slots to Sri Lankan Armed Forces

    The Brazilian Army, consequent upon recent successful bilateral discussions, has offered training slots for service officers at Brazilian National War College, High Studies Schools of the Brazilian Armed Forces, Brazilian Peacekeeping Operations Centre and the Jungle Warfare Instruction Centre. The Sri Lanka Army is to reciprocate with offers of training to officers of the Brazilian Army in different Army training centers.
  • Army Chief Attends Ceremonies at SFHQ-J

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army went to Jaffna Security Force Headquarters on Thursday (29) in order to attend a ceremony for distribution of TV sets, library books and open the new swimming pool and the club house, erected in the popular ‘Thalsevana’ Holiday Resort, managed by the Army.

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, in response to a written request made to him by Mrs Anoma Fonseka, wife of General Sarath Fonseka over provision of medical consultations to General Fonseka intimated on Friday (12) that a special medical team from the Military Hospital is on call round the clock for him in case of any emergency. Similarly, Lieutenant General Jayasuriya has instructed.....

  • SLA Salutes its Fallen War Heroes During Anniversary Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment (SLA), during its 123rd anniversary commemoration ceremony on Wednesday (20) at the Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda recalled the vivid memories of their fallen War Heroes with dignity and honour. The day’s agenda got to a start soon after the arrival of the chief guest, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army for the ceremony. A Guard Turnout at the entrance to the venue greeted the visiting Army Chief in accordance with military traditions, seconds after he was warmly received.