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  • Newest Project, 'Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya' Goes to Matara with Army Culinary Experts

    The newest Army project, meant to enlighten the public on the quality and nutritional value of  exotic and traditional food varieties from different corners of the island, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ made its second appearance at Matara beach road on Thursday (25) evening when the mega exhibition of food varieties was  formally opened by.........
  • Commander Thanks All Who Made Army Anniversary a Success Story

    THE successful culmination of the Army 60th Anniversary celebratory events is attributed to months of hard work, planning, commitment and indefatigable contribution made by a multitude of different sections in the Army and many segments in our society who have been right throughout assisting the Army in numerous ways. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army is pleased to record a deep sense of gratitude to religious dignitaries, His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.....

  • First Phase of the Partially Complete House Scheme for War Heroes Commence Today

    The Ministry of Defence has launched a new housing project to assist war heroes who have partly built their houses with financial difficulties to accomplish their aspirations and to uplift the living standard of their families. This project is being conducted under the guidance and close supervision of Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.....
  • Repatriates Donate 144 Wheel Chairs to Army Hospital

    SRI LANKAN community in Hong Kong got-together under four organizations, Organization of Sri Lankan Youth, Association of Sri Lankans in Hong Kong, Association of Sri Lankan Children in Hong Kong and ‘Veritas’ Listeners’ Foundation in Hong Kong, organized a donation of 144 wheel chairs to the military hospital in appreciation of the sacrifices made by the War Heroes to free the motherland from LTTE terrorism.

  • Madhu Feast on a Grand Scale in August

    ALL plans are afoot to hold the annual feast of Our Lady of Madhu on a grand scale from August 6, with Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, personally monitoring the arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims. A discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday chaired by Basil Rajapaksa MP with the participation of the Catholic clergy and Government officials involved in facilitating the Feast through various channels to evaluate the progress of the preparations for the occasion. MP Rajapaksa instructed officials to finalise all pre-arrangements by the end of this month, including the upgrading of infrastructure facilities with the provision of other amenities to cater to the large number of devotees expected at this year’s feast.

  • Commander in His Presentation to the Visiting Ugandan President Shares His Experiences as Wanni Commander During Humanitarian Operations

    His Excellency the President of Uganda, Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, now in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart was enlightened about the sequence of military achievements that led to the successful completion of the Wanni humanitarian operations by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday (14) during a special meeting at Hotel Hilton.
  • Nation Salutes Mother Lanka in Her 66th Independence Day


    AS TEMPLE BELLS in Kegalle, that lies on the way to hill capital, Kandy struck the dawn of a new era of prosperity and development Tuesday (February 4th) early morning, the stage was set to herald the blue-print of development during Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day with......
  • Recruit Under Compass Training Met with Train Accident & Succumbs to Injuries

    A recruit of Special Forces (SF) under training in the general area of Habarana succumbed to injuries after he collided with a night train while engaged in a compass training module during early hours of Saturday (31). The Recruit, H.W Kumara together with a few others under training was continuing with his target finding training using a compass when he met with this accident and received injuries after he was knocked down by the train.
  • War Won't Stop Until Prabhakaran is Taken, Dead or Alive - Gota Tells Miliband and Kouchner

    "MY problem is not what the LTTE will do to you," the Defence Secretary said laughing, "instead it is that should such a thing happen, we would not be able to take Prabhakaran as planned!" He said after thirty years, the time had come finally for Prabhakaran and other terrorist leaders to be captured dead or alive and the government would not stop until that end was achieved. Defence Sectary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday (29) rejected visiting British Foreign Secretary David Miliband’s call for a ceasefire and access for aid workers to the civilian zone, and told him that the government would not stop its war on terror until the LTTE was crushed and its leader Velupillai Prabhakaran captured, dead or alive.