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  • Bravery at World's End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman's Saviour

    Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
  • 'Defence Seminar -“ 2012' Inaugurated; Secretary Defence Sums Up Sri Lanka's Journey Towards Peace & Stability

    The inaugural sessions of the ‘Defence Seminar 2012’ for lasting peace and stability with special focus on ‘Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation (5Rs)’ kicked off this morning (8) at Colombo Galadari Hotel with the participation of a galaxy of state administrators, academics, military leaders and resource personnel drawn from both home and abroad.
  • Over 1,200 mt of Essential Food Items for Civilians

    OVER 1,200 metric tonnes of essential food items have been shipped for the civilian polity in the High Security Zones of Mullaitivu and Pudumathalan from the Trincomalee harbour yesterday (19). These essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, dhal and soya meat have been transported by the ship Thirupathi, Resident Manager of the Trincomalee Ports Authority Nimal Jayatissa said.....

  • New Military Hospital Reintroduces 'Healthy Army Healthy Nation' Programme

    A novel and innovative health approach, ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’, campaign, aimed to reduce disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) and Diabetes, is now on to increase awareness and prevent them from falling prey to these non-communicable diseases.
  • President Welcomes US clarification: State Department Exonerates Security Forces

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”

  • SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters at Ambepussa, together with its hundreds of Army members, contributed to the successful conduct of the Vesak ceremony by declaring a Vesak zone in the area, open to the general public. Many colourful and giant Vesak lanterns, Bakthi Gee (devotional songs) recitals, conduct of Dansel (free eateries), observance of religious programmes.....
  • Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa inspects new house under construction in Nikaweratiya

    Mrs Ioma Rajapaksa, Chairperson at the Seva Vanitha Unit, Ministry of Defence (MoD), on Friday (26 Nov) inspected the progress of the construction work of the house under construction for Lance Corporal H.M.D.M.B Herath of 1 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment in Nikaweratiya. One of Sri Lanka's highly reputed Gynecologists, Dr. Ajith Rajapaksa along with members of his family.....
  • Mannar Service Station for Army Vehicles Opened

    One more new vehicle Service Station, set up at Mannar by Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) of the Army, as part of its Service Station establishment project, directed by the Commander of the Army, was opened on Tuesday (16) by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) at the invitation of Brigadier M.A.M Dias, General Officer Commanding, 54 Division.

  • New High Commissioner Meets Commander Hours after Presenting Her Credentials

    MS. Nimisha J. Madhvani, High Commissioner of Uganda to Sri Lanka, just a few hours after she presented her letter of credence to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday (26) morning, called on Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka at his office in the Army Headquarters. This was the first ambassador to meet the Army Chief after Army’s victory over LTTE terrorism.Focus during the meeting was largely on opportunities for exchange of military training programmes between both.....