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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.....

  • India's Southern Army Command Calls on Commander of the Army

    Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day goodwill visit, called on Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Monday (12) morning at the Commander’s office, Army Headquarters, Colombo 3. Lieutenant General Ajay Kumar Singh’s five-member delegation is comprised of Mrs Suneeti Singh.........
  • New Commander Joins Fast-Breaking 'Ifthar' Ritual

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake joined Muslim members of the Sri Lanka Army to celebrate ‘Ifthar’, breaking of 'Ramadan' fast Monday evening (05) at a fast-breaking event, organized at 'Laya Beach' Hotel, Wadduwa. The event was organized by the Muslims Association of the Sri Lanka Army under the patronage of its President Brigadier M. Z. R. Sallay. ‘Ifthar’ celebrations marked for the third time in the Army took place in accordance with the wishes of the Commander who wants all religious and cultural identities be accommodated equally in the organization.

  • SFHQ-KLN Conducts English Language Course for NCOs

    Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) ended its 45-day long English Language Course for Non Commissioned Officers (NCO) serving SFHQ-KLN under directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, in order to enhance basic English knowledge of the other rankers. Private K.B Ruwansiri......
  • Kilinochchi Footballers Given a New Lease of Life

    Hundreds of sports men and women from school clubs and other sports clubs in Kilinochchi area gathered at Paranthan, Kudirippu sports ground on Sunday (27) and participated in a football championship tournament, organized by 573 Brigade Headquarters on the instructions of Brigadier K.R.P Rowel, General Officer Commanding, 57 Division.

  • Ridiculous Sex Charges Against Army

    The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) denied allegations by a rights group that its troops are responsible for alleged ‘insecurity’ experienced by the women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said there have been repeated attempts to pin incidents of sexual violence on minority women in the North on the troops though in a majority of these cases perpetrators are of Tamil ethnicity.

  • Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony

    In conformity with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, 46 recruits enlisted to the 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Tuesday (28) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu.....
  • Soldiers Extinguish Raging Manalkadu & Mamaduwa Wildfires

    More than 200 Army soldiers by Saturday (18), effectively brought a raging wildfire in Peduruthuduwani-Manalkadu areas without letting it spread further. Troops dug drains around the area where the fire was raging and simultaneously pruned trees and branches that were in contact with affected areas.

  • 'Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya' Opened in Battaramulla

    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 fourth appearance at Kimbulawala, Battaramulla ‘Kamatha’ premises on Thursday (25) evening when the mega exhibition of food varieties.......