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  • Regimental Boxers Show Colours in Tournament


    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, himself an international judge for boxing watched the final championship bout in the Inter Regiment Boxing Tournament, held at Panagoda Army Cantonment Physical Training School Friday (10) afternoon. Organized by the Army Boxing Committee a total of 73 male boxers and 8 woman boxers from 17 regiments......
     
  • Mullaittivu Woman Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony


    In compliance with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, the first batch of 30 woman recruits from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Wednesday (2) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT).  The ceremony, headed by Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT as the Chief Guest............
  • Special UN HRC Session on Lanka

    HUMAN Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said that over 9,000 LTTE cadres now in government custody would be put through a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council Special Session in Geneva on Tuesday (May 26), he said the government would help them to reintegrate with the civil society. He said, "We work very closely with several UN Organisations such as UNDP, UNICEF and ILO as well as international organisations such as the International Organisation for Migration, IOM in this endeavour.

  • Army Appoints Board of Inquiry for Weliweriya Incidents


    A 5-member special Board of Inquiry appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake is to inquire into the recent incidents that took place in Weliweriya. The Board of Inquiry chaired by Major General Jagath Dias, Adjutant General is expected to submit the report within two weeks......
     
     
     
  • Sri Lankan Peace Keepers Put up New Open Cinema Theatre

    Haiti-based Sri Lanka’s UN Peace Keeping contingent, SRIBAT made an impressive contribution to the entertainment of the officers and other ranks serving the mission when the SRIBAT constructed an open cinema theatre in the SRIBAT Headquarters premises in Leogane. The entire construction was carried out by Sri Lanka Engineers serving the mission in Haiti on the instructions of the SRIBAT Commanding Officer Colonel A M R Dharmasiri.

  • Pre Retirement Course for Army Personnel Awards Certificates


    On the directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Training School on Monday (25) commenced a Special Course, named ‘Spiritual Biodynamic Traditional Agriculture’ for officers and other ranks who will retire from service, together with the ‘Sanasa’ Natural Farm, Ukuwela with the coordination of famous environmentalist.....
  • 112 Brigade Troops Do More Welfare Activities


    Troops of the 3 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the 112 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign on Wednesday (19) at the Bamberekale Sri Maha Viharaya, Nuwaraeliya to clean the temple premises.
  • I Never Underestimated the LTTE -“ President

    MR. PRESIDENT, when you were elected in 2005 what was your expectation of this conflict? This is what you said in your 2005 Presidential Election manifesto, Mahinda Chintana: “The freedom of our country is supreme. I will not permit any separatism. I will also not permit anyone to destroy democracy in our country...I will respect all ethnic and religious identities, refrain from using force against anyone, and build a new society that protects individuals and social freedoms.”.....

  • 75 Lankan & Foreign Military Officers Receive DSCSC Graduation

    The fourth graduation ceremony at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Sapugaskanda was held Monday (13) morning at the DSCSC auditorium, chaired by Foreign Minster G. L. Peiris as Chief Guest. Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Roshan Gunatillake, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe....