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  • Army Shooters Clinch Handgun Championship

    Sri Lanka Army team clinched the year’s championship in National Handgun Championship 2010, held at ICSP range at Welisara Naval Base on Sunday (29). HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa witnessed the event as Chief Guest in the company of the First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe and Inspector General of the Police Mahinda Balasuriya.     

  • Commander's Visit Covers More Peripheral Units


    The third leg of the Army Commander's Haiti visit commenced on Thursday (22) with more visits to peripheral Sri Lankan Battalion's (SRIBAT) Company Headquarters, away from Leogane. The 'A' Company Headquarters in the Brache Sector, the closest one to the Leogane Headquarters warmly received the visiting Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and was conducted to meet special guests and other invitees, awaiting his arrival at the Headquarters.
     
  • Wanni Troops Warmly Welcome Commander during His Formal Visit


    In order to receive first hand information and meet hundreds of troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Thursday (25) went to the Wanni for the first time after he assumed office as Commander of the Army. The day’s agenda commenced after Major General Boniface Perera....


  • Wanni Vesak Arrangements Open New School & Conduct Varied Programmes


    To coincide with the annual Vesak festival, a new school built by Army troops for recently resettled people in Bogaswewa, Vavuniya was opened by Major General (retd) G.A Chandrasiri, Governor for Northern Province in the company of Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Thursday (23). On hearing that Bogaswewa students lack a school of......
     
  • At SFHQ-KLN Request Two Schools Receive Electricity & Water


    Members of the Kelaniya Rotary Club at the request of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) offered their assistance and provided electricity and drinking water facilities to two schools in the area. The project of those Rotarians accordingly installed a new electricity system to Kilinochchi Nagendra Primary School and......
     
  • New CDS Assumes Office

    FORMER Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka, Now the new Chief of Defence Staff  (CDS) assumed duties in his office at the Joint Operations Headquarters (JOH) Wednesday (15) morning. New CDS, after inspecting the Guard Turnout, received the salute given in front of the JOH and received a tri-service Guard of Honour. The outgoing CDS Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera, in the company of Army, Navy and Air Force commanders and the Inspector General of Police, thereafter welcomed General Sarath Fonseka at the entrance to the JOH and accompanied .....

  • Foundation Stone Laid for Construction of Central Bank Wing in Northern Province


    In response to an invitation, extended by the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a delegation of bankers, headed by Mr Ajith Nivard Cabral, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka arrived in Kilinochchi on Sunday (11). During the tour, Hon Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development who also arrived in Kilinochchi.....
     
  • Army Christmas Carols Get Underway at St. Joseph's College


    As the season of sharing and caring with compliments set in with the forthcoming Christmas and the dawn of a New Year, the Sri Lanka Army contributed its share to the phenomenon by holding a Christmas Carols service at St. Joseph’s College Chapel Wednesday (21) evening.

  • Sampoor IDPs to Get 50 New Houses

     
    224 Brigade and 22 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the request of state authorities extended their full support for ongoing housing projects and commenced initial construction of 50 new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sampoor area during a brief ceremony held on Monday (01).
     
  • Western Asian Perspectives to be Taken Note of - Seminar Contributor


    Giving an analytical review to the historic and current perspectives on the evolution of security and threat perceptions, Prof. Rashed Uz Zaman, Dept. of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh enlightened the ‘Defence Seminar’ participants on the subject of ‘Challenges and Implications to National Security: West Asian Perspective’ told the gathering that threats of all forms need to be given due assessment before methodologies are to be introduced to tackle them.