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  • New Therapy Center for Disable War Heroes in the Offing

    A PRELIMINARY round of discussion to explore possibilities of promoting mental and physical well-being of the physically-handicapped War Heroes affected by terrorism was recently held at Army Headquarters auditorium, chaired by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). The meeting focused on provision of possible residential therapy and treatment to those War Heroes who need close attention, psychological guidance and counseling while strengthening relations among their next of kin.

  • New Medical Centre Sponsored by Australians Opened

    An Australian sponsorship, supplemented with the labour support offered by 7 Gamunu Watch (GW) troops resulted in the birth of a new medical centre at Valluwarpuram Grama Seva Division in the 68 Division area. The project was enabled by Dr Kelvin Kelly and Mrs Collin Kelly, both Australians, now residing in Australia. There support to the project was channeled through Mrs Shriyani Wickramasinghe.
  • More Civilians Brought for Treatment as Hundreds Flee

    MULLAITTIVU: ONE more batch of four hundred and sixty-six civilians including the injured, feeble adults and patients were ferried to PULMODDAI on Friday (17) late evening on the “Green Ocean” vessel, operated by the ICRC in coordination with government authorities. Meanwhile, one hundred and thirty more people from the “No Fire Zone” escaped LTTE grip and reached north of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU safely for their lives Friday (17) evening. The group included thirty-two men, thirty-eight women and sixty children.

  • Mullaittivu Commander Opens Army Constructed School Laboratory

    Major General L.B.R Mark, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently opened the newly-built science laboratory at Alampil GTM School. It was the 59 Division under SFHQ-MLT which provided all technical equipment and......
  • Army Initiative Gets Direct Bus Service Between Pooneryn & Colombo

    Following Army initiatives, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) on Sunday (2), commenced a direct bus service from Pooneryn to Colombo and back on A- 32 main road for the benefit of commuters who travel to Colombo and back on various commercial and other needs on a daily basis. According to the time table, the bus from Pooneryn........
  • SVAB Goes to Kurunegala, Resolves Issues of Disable War Heroes of VIR and SLNG

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes, had its ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Regimental Headquarters of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) in Boyagane, Kurunegala on Monday (4). Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB accompanied by some senior members of the SVAB attended the mobile service. On arrival, SVAB President was warmly welcomed by VIR Seva Vanitha Unit President, Mrs. Preethi Samaratunge.

  • Commander Opens the New SFHQ Mullaittivu

    AS SERENITY is fast taking root, the law and order machinery is simultaneously shaping up in the Mullaittivu district while restoring full normalcy, freedom, democracy and more significantly, the peace and harmony among Mullaittivu people, badly battered for over three decades due to LTTE terrorism inside the so called former “heartland of LTTE’s de-facto regime”. The ceremonial opening of the newly established Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) complex Tuesday (8) morning by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya further cemented the notion that security in the Mullaittivu sector would not remain an issue any longer since Police personnel in Mullaittivu are now able to well coordinate all security administrative matters with this new Headquarters.   

  • 21 Division's 'Dansela' at Anuradhapura Serves Thousands

    Hundreds of soldiers serving the 21 Division extended their generosity and goodwill to devotees who flocked to Anuradhapura on account of Poson Full Moon Poya Day by entertaining them in a mammoth ‘Rice Dansela’. Arranged on the instructions of Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters.....
  • All SFHQs & Formations Begin New Year's First Working Day with Elaborate Programmes

    Island-wide Security Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Jaffna, Wanni, East, West and Central, in parallel with the main ceremony at the Army Headquarters, began   their first working day on January 01 in their respective Headquarters, Divisions, Brigades, Units and all formations, conducting separate formal ceremonies.
  • Army's Own Service Stations Begin Servicing on Commander's Directives

    Two new vehicle Service Stations, set up at Saliyapura (Anuradhapura) and Kankesanthurai by Directorate of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (DEME) of the Army, as part of the Service Station establishment project, directed by the Commander of the Army, were opened early this week during two brief ceremonies at respective places. Sri Lanka Army, though possessive of a big fleet of different light and heavy vehicles....