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  • Dilapidated Buddhist Temple Re-established & Community Centre Restored

    THE FORMER Buddhist temple, adjacent to the perimeter of the old Mankulam Army camp, abandoned some twenty years ago during the height of LTTE terrorism, was re-established and recently re-opened with the support of Task Force 3 troops who re-captured Mankulam. Governor for Northern Province Major General.....

  • New Officers' Mess for 61 Div Headquarters


    The officers’ mess at 61 Division Headquarters of Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) was opened in a ceremony on Monday (2). Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W as the Chief Guest opened the mess at the auspicious time. After the opening, the Commander, SFHQ-W addressed the troops serving 61 Division.
     
     
  • Islamic Religious Observances to Mark Army 61st Anniversary Performed at Davatagaha Mosque

    The Islamic religious ceremony to bless the Sri Lanka Army on its 61st Anniversary and the Army Day on 10th October took place on Tuesday (5) at the Davatagaha Jumma Masjid Shrine Colombo 2. A series of religious observances coinciding with the 61st Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Army commenced on Saturday (2) with the Flag Blessing ceremony at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Anuradhapura.

  • 621 Brigade with a Long History Marks Its Anniversary


    Troops of the 621 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) which had actively contributed to the eradication of terrorism, particularly from Welioya area, commemorated its 4th anniversary, although its history is traced to way back in 1983. Formal military honours to the Brigade Commander.....
      
  • Ratnapura Gem Association Makes Initial Donation to 'Abimansala - 2' Project


    The ongoing ‘Abimansala - 2’ (wellness resort) construction project for dependent Southern War Heroes at Kamburupitiya received an encouraging fillip when members of the Ratnapura Association of Gem Traders met Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Monday (9) to offer their first segment of the promised donation of Rs. 14 million towards the project.
  • Jaffna Tour of the Visiting Southern Command Enlightens Him on Status Quo


    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of India’s Southern Army Command Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, now in Sri Lanka, flew to Jaffna on Thursday (20) with a view to paying a courtesy call on Security Force Commander, Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Major General Udaya Perera. After he was received by Major General Perera, the visiting Army Chief had a round of discussion with the SFHQ-J Commander at the SFHQ-J...........
  • Annual Nagulesvaram Temple Festival Begins


    The annual festival of the historic Nagulesvaram Sivam temple at Keerimalai commenced on 5 February 2015  attended by a large gathering of devotees. Around 70 troops of the 513 Brigade cleaned the temple premises in a Shramadana campaign as their contribution to the festival. In response to a request of the temple, the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna......
      
  • Visiting Chinese Military Team Calls on Commander of the Army

     A Chinese military delegation, currently in Sri Lanka on a friendly familiarization tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office on Thursday (5) morning. The military delegation, headed by Senior Colonel W.U Xiaoyi of the Army was accompanied to the Commander’s office at Army Headquarters.....

  • Jaffna Bishop Happy About Security in Jaffna

    Jaffna Bishop Rt Rev Fr Dr Thomas Saundernayagam, in a letter addressed to Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, attributes the significant drop in the Jaffna crime rate to the intensified new security measures of the Army and the Police now in effect. The Bishop commending the role of the Army, assisted by the Police went on to state that timely action of the Security Forces in the peninsula drastically lessened the number of.....

  • MORE DEAD TIGERS IDENTIFIED

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops engaged in clearing and search operations in the finally-cleared areas found and identified dead bodies of several more leaders of the terrorist outfit today (20), the Army said. They include VETTRI of the LTTE Intelligence wing, VINODAN and RAM KUMAR of the Intelligence attack wing, MANIMEKALA (KOMALI) the female leader of Intelligence, ANNA THURAI the political wing leader for BATTICALOA and RANGAN, a leader of the Sea Tigers wing.