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  • 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. 
  • Budding Educational Achievers in SLAVF Families Given New Impetus

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) troops, who throw their full weight behind multiple services, being performed by the Army at national level launched their third award of financial grants to children of SLAVF families during a ceremony at Colombo Bishop College auditorium on Wednesday (23). Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya............
  • Final Arrangements for 'Abimansala 3' Grand Opening Assessed

    Just four days prior to the grand opening of the newest ‘Abimansala 3’ wellness resort for dependent War Heroes of the North Western Province, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army with a view to having a close.......
  • Secretary Defence Recalls Yesteryear Battlefield Experiences During Visit to Jaffna Fort

    Recalling memories of yesteryear when the Jaffna Fort was under siege as terrorists intensified their onslaught against Security Forces, deployed in and around it, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence on Friday (26) visited Jaffna Fort, spent some time and saw for himself how renovation work was progressing there. Mr. Rajapaksa, now on a two-day tour to the peninsula accompanied....
  • Jaffna's Trade Monopoly to Change

    THE JAFFNA farmers were some of the richest groups of the country especially from 1970 to 1977. They were generally hardworking people at all times. During this period the Jaffna farmers cultivated rice, chilly, red onion, potato, vegetables, fruits including the fine grapes at Urumpirai that were sent to Colombo. The destruction the LTTE brought to the country during the past 30 years brought disaster to the lives, property, of the whole country. The once prosperous Jaffna farmer and trader became mere slaves to this ruthless terrorist organisation and were compelled to pay extortion money to the LTTE.

  • Lecture on Energy Consumption for Eastern Troops

    Troops and officers serving the 23 Division of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) listened to a lecture on ‘energy consumption’ at Welikande College auditorium, conducted by Mr. Nawaneshwaren, Additional General Manager of the Electricity Board, Eastern province and few other officers on Monday (8). Mr. Nawaneshwaren emphasized the importance of careful consumption of energy in the country before 30 officers and 650 other ranks serving at the SFHQ-E who assembled there.
  • Volunteer Force Athletes Make New Records

    Inter Regiment Athletics Tournament of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) where athletes from all 21 of their regiments took part, came to an end Thursday (18) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. The closing ceremony was graced by Major General R. M. Daya Rathnayake.....