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  • Culinary Skills of Army Personnel to be Showcased

    A meeting for coordination of different tasks and roles in the forthcoming Exhibition of Culinary Skills of Army personnel, scheduled  in Nuwara Eliya, in parallel with the annual ‘Wasantha Udanaya’ season during April 15 - 22, took place at Nuwara Eliya Hotel Alpine on Tuesday (4), headed by Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).
  • New SFHQ- Jaffna Commander Assumes Duties

    Major General Nandana Udawatta assumed duties as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on 21 February during a brief ceremony. In accordance with military traditions, Major General Udawatte reviewed the Guard Turnout and received the salute of the Guard of Honour, presented by the troops of the SFHQ after his arrival at the SFHQ-J premises.

  • Army Troops Prevent Sea Water Seeping

    ARMY troops standing up to the immediate requirements rushed to the Hamilton Canal bay mouth at Dik Owita, Lunawa and started closing it to prevent sea water coming into land this afternoon. This bay mouth had to be opened a few days due to flood levels enabling the waters to flow into the sea.

  • Micro Pistols & T-56 Weapons Found

    NORTH: TROOPS continued search and clear operations in the general areas of KILINOCHCHI, VISUAMADU, MURUSUMODDAI, IRANAMADU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL and PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Tuesday (25) and recovered eleven T-56 weapons, one thousand six hundred and two rounds of T-56 ammunition, four T-56 magazines, six anti personnel mines, six diesel barrels with diesel, four 120 mm mortar bombs, fourteen Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), thirty-four hand grenades, 30 kg of C-4 explosives, twenty 60 mm mortar bombs, one 60 mm mortar fuse, two hundred.....

  • Practise what you Preach; Lanka Tells UK, France to Treat Tiger Supporters like Al-Qeada Activists

    SRI LANKA has strongly objected to the failure by Britain and France to crackdown on demonstrations staged in those countries by pro-LTTE supporters who even raised the LTTE flag, and asked if they would do the same if such protests were staged by pro Al Qaeda groups.Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona told journalists yesterday that the government had made these observations when Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s delegation met the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • Tri-Service Guard of Honour Greets Visiting PRC Air Chief Marshal

    The visiting Air Chief Marshal Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People’s Republic of China was accorded a tri-service Guard of Honour at Ministry of Defence and Urban Development grounds Friday (16) afternoon. The high level military......
  • On Commander's Instructions, SFHQ - C Holds Workshop to Screen Welfare Needs of Army Retirees & the Disables

    With the singular intention of looking into the grievances or requirements of retired / disabled Army personnel, confined home or still serving at respective Army formations with own disability, the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), on specific directions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, organized an interactive workshop for them on welfare matters for.....
  • RPGs, AP Mines & Detonators Found

    NORTH, EAST & COLOMBO : ARMY troops during their search and clear operations on Wednesday (11) recovered one claymore mine, two mobile phones, four 81mm mortar bombs, four 60mm mortar bombs, six Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), five hand grenades, one Arul bomb, fourteen anti personnel (AP) mines, eight trip flares from the general areas of IRUPPALAI, VISUAMADU, AKKARAYANKULAM, SUGANDIPURAM and MULLAITTIVU.

  • Deeghawapiya Temple Receives Army Patronage for Its Development Work

    Sri Lanka Army, which has been in the practice of lending all possible assistance to various places of religious significance, offered its patronage to the sacred Deeghawapiya at Ampara once again on Monday (25) when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, called at the temple. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, who was in Ampara in the weekend to evaluate ongoing final touches of Army.....

  • KDU Symposium on 'Sharing Knowledge for Sustainable Peace' Inaugurated

    The third annual symposium, organized by General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) for the express purpose of ‘Sharing Knowledge for Sustainable Peace’ among researchers and scholars got underway Friday (20) morning at the KDU auditorium with the participation of Secretary to HE the President, Secretary Defence, Tri-service chiefs and a host of other distinguished guests.