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  • Army Para Athletic Medalists Showered with Promotions, Cash Gifts & Other Incentives

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake felicitated all five Army personnel who did the organization proud in the recent 13th Asian Para Games in South Korea by showering them with promotions, cash gifts and many other incentives during a special ceremony, held at the Army Headquarters this morning (27).  Corporal Anil Prasanna Jayalath of Commando Regiment won a Gold in 200 m (T42) event............
  • Our Present Day Roles & Tasks are More Admired - Commander

    Recapitulating all what the Army has been doing since he took office after humanitarian operations brought about the culmination of terrorism, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Tuesday (17) spelt out the series of progressive projects that had so far been undertaken and successfully performed. Talking to all the top-level senior officers, including the Chief of Staff, Principal Staff Officers, Commanders of Security Forces Headquarters.......

  • Army Celebrates Vesak Commemorations

    THE annual Vesak decorations organized by Sri Sambodhi Viharaya on Gregory road, Colombo 07 were declared open a couple of hours ago on Thursday (27) evening on the first day of Vesak celebrations. These decorations, many of which have been done by the members of the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force saw Army, Navy Chiefs and Senior Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Force officers inaugurated those decorations in connection with the commencement of Vesak.

  • Soldiers Help Fight Forest Fire in Ambuluwawa Hills

    More than one hundred soldiers, deployed to control the forest fire that broke out at Ambuluwawa hill reserve in Gampola Wednesday (22) joined hands together with other fire-fighters to contain its further spread. The fire broke out in the early hours on Wednesday was brought under control by late afternoon with the help of Air Force, Police and other Fire and Rescue teams, dispatched from Kandy.....
  • Bangladesh Envoy Visits Kilinochchi

    Defence Adviser of the High Commission for Bangladesh, Commodore S. Aalam Parvez paid a courtesy call on Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) at SFHQ-KLN on Tuesday (23) during a visit to the North. The discussion centered on different roles, being performed by SFHQ-KLN troops in the region for the best interest of the people.
  • Troops Built Two More New Houses Given to Beneficiaries at Mulliyaveli

    Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) after careful observation, offered its support for construction of two new houses for two low-income group families in Kumarapuram and Mulliyaveli West. Several donors, Messrs J.R. Anthony Britto, S. Aravindan, K. Prasad & B. Sudaharan jointly donated a sum of.......
  • Island-wide Security Force Headquarters Ceremonially Commence First Working Day

    Security Force Headquarters Wanni, Kilinochchi and Central commenced their first working day, adhering to customary formalities and brief ceremonies held   at respective Headquarters, in parallel with the event at Army Headquarters. Hoisting National flag and SFHQ flags at the beginning marked the event. Afterwards.............
  • No More Wars for Sri Lanka - Minister Ashraff

    FOLLOWING are extracts from an interview given by minister Mrs. Ferial Ashraff. Q - How could Muslim aspirations be met in a political solution that follow the defeat of the LTTE? A - Just like any other community, Muslims also have their own aspirations. One is to be treated equally. No community in Sri Lanka should be treated as second class citizens. All should have equal rights. When talking about rights, here in Sri Lanka all talk only about rights, not responsibilities. We have responsibilities towards the country as countrymen. It is very nice to talk about it theoretically but in real practice, we may find it is very difficult to achieve all these.

  • Court Martial - 2 Postponed

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Tuesday (31) afternoon. Medical Officer intimated to Court that the accused was not fit to be present for the proceedings. Hearing was postponed until Wednesday (1st September) at 2.00 p.m. (Ends)   

  • Troops Offer School Accessories & Labour for House Construction

    Groups of soldiers serving 623 and 621 Brigades under the 62 Division of the Security Forces Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) offered their labour assistance for construction of houses, sponsored by Divisional Secretariats and National Housing Development Authority. 11 Gemunu Watch (GW) troops actively.......