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  • '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.......
  • Indian National Cadet Corps Chief Meets Commander

    DIRECTOR General, Indian National Cadet Corps (NCC) Lieutenant General R.K Karwal currently in Sri Lanka in connection with several military ceremonies called on Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Wednesday (21) morning at his office in the Army Headquarters. Lieutenant General R.K Karwal, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Karwal is presently in the island following invitations extended to them by Ministry of Defence in connection with the conduct of Hermann Loos and De Soysa Camps at National Cadet Corps Training Centre at Rantambe.

  • Anti-LTTE Demo in Jaffna

    People in Jaffna yesterday (7) held a massive demonstration against  pro-LTTE Tamil groups who held a protest last week in London against the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Over 4,000 civilians including women and children carrying black flags and holding banners and placards marched through Jaffna town. The demonstration was organized by the Tamil People for Peace. Here the protesters .....

  • KDU General Convocation Confers Bachelor's & Master's Degrees on Tri Service Officers

    General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), one of Sri Lanka’s esteemed degree awarding seats of military learning on Friday (2), held its General Convocation-2012 at Temple Trees for conferment of Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees (Defence Studies) on 139 graduands who successfully completed studies in Management, Engineering, Management and Technical Sciences, Commerce and Arts streams.
  • Australian Envoy Receives an Update from Jaffna Commander

    Mr. Jonathan Bonnar, Assistant Director of Country Information Section at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during a visit to the Jaffna peninsula on Saturday (15) had a meeting with Major General Udaya Perera, Commander Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna (SF-J). He told the envoy and his team that different groups with vested interests are still instigating separatist ideology by trying to.....
  • Giving Tigers 'Oxygen of Hope' - "The Island" Editorial

    PRESIDENT Barack Obama is a leader one is loath to criticise. But, unfortunately he doesn't seem to follow the policies of the great man whose bible he used at his inauguration in January, where a sovereign nation's right to protect itself against separatist terrorism is concerned. Hadn't President Abraham Lincoln––President Obama's hero––defended America through military means and prevented its disintegration, there would not have been a country left for President Obama to lead today.

  • India's External Affairs Minister Salutes Memory of Late IPKF War Heroes

    India’s External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj, currently in Sri Lanka for review of preparations for the Indian Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka, paid her respect to the memorial of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) at Battaramulla Saturday (7) morning in a solemn ceremony. The visiting India’s External Affairs Minister upon arrival at the location was welcomed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters.
  • Historic Army Conference on Defeating Terrorism Ends With Positive Note

    Curtains came down on the landmark three-day international seminar, ‘Defeating Terrorism – The Sri Lankan Experience’ on Thursday (2) forenoon at Colombo Galadari Hotel, in which transparent deliberations and presentations over Sri Lanka’s military success against terrorism were comprehensively discussed in an assembly of more than 80 delegates, representing 41 countries, including Sri Lanka. The seminar, first of its kind in the island was attended by a panel of......
  • 114-Special Telephone Number For Colombo Security

    THE PUBLIC are requested to use the telephone facility 114 if they need to inform the Security Forces of any suspicious items or parcels or activity that would affect peace within city limits in Colombo or in the suburbs. Such information will be treated highly confidential, the Army Headquarters announced.