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  • Commander Calls on Premier & President's Secretary

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (03) paid two courtesy calls in conformity with military traditions after he took office as Commander of the Army. The first visit was to the Secretary to the President, Lalith Weerathunga at the Presidential Secretariat. Mr. Lalith Weeratunge, himself a distinguished career administrator welcomed the visiting Army Chief on arrival at the Secretariat after offering him a warm handshake. Both of them exchanged matters of mutual interest and views on security concerns during the brief meeting.

  • 'Ranaviru' Commemorative Month Commences with Its Flag Release at Temple Trees

    The annual ‘War Hero’ (Ranaviru) commemoration month, organized jointly by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development and Ranaviru Seva Authority commenced on Friday (2) after the first Ranaviru flag was pinned on HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during a brief ceremony at Temple Trees. The Ranaviru flag month coincides with elaborate War Hero commemorative programmes across the country that would reach its apex.......

  • CIVILIAN FLOW EXCEEDS 100,000 FIGURE

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    COLOMBO: THE civilian exodus from the “No Fire Zone” in PUTHUMATTALAN into government-held areas crossed the figure 100,000 (one hundred thousand) at about 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday (22) after the flow started early Monday (20) morning, the Army Headquarters declared. 

  • Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross Attracts Record Crowds


    This year’s Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Motor Sports event, ‘Fox Hill Super Cross’ that brought thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, Diyatalawa, took place on Saturday (16) with several distinguished guests in attendance. First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) were among distinguished guests who witnessed the mammoth event.
     
  • Commander Hails Artistes' Contribution to the Fund-Raising 'Tharu Dilena Reyak 3' Mega Show

     
    The galaxy of singing and dancing stars that readily made their artistic talents available gratis to the ‘Brave Hearts’ fund-raising project of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) in the recent ‘Tharu Dilena Reyak 3’ musical fiesta was feted and their contribution hailed by the Commander of the Army himself in a get-together at his official residential quarters Wednesday (6) evening.
  • Army Ruggerites Carry Away 'A' Division Plate Championship Trophy


    Championship (Plate) Trophy of the Inter Club Rugby Tournament ‘A’ Division was clinched by Army ruggerites Sunday (16) evening at Havelock Grounds beating their rival, the Police team to 21-19. The Army team secured victory with 02 tries, 01 conversion and 03 penalties, most of them in the second half of the match, witnessed by a large gathering of spectators including....
  • Army Tattoo Set to Begin Ceremonially

    THE Army Tattoo, the final and most thrilling phase of the Army 60th Anniversary celebrations begins Saturday evening (17) at Kettarama stadium, Colombo. A galaxy of distinguished guests, administrators, military chiefs, tri-service officers, former military chiefs and invitees are expected to grace the inaugural ceremony Saturday evening (17). This mega spectacle that highlights Army heroism, gallantry, acrobatics and an assortment of undisputed skills of the Army.....

  • Medical Clinic for Viru Kekulu Kids in Diyatalawa


    A medical clinic for the children at the Viru Kekulu pre-school in Diyatalawa, was held at the pre-school premises on Wednesday (17). The clinic was organized by the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa. Major T.M.G.N.K. Tennakoon, Chief Medical Officer, together with her medical staff at the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa gave their fullest assistance to the clinic......
     
  • All SFHQ-MLT Formations Join Together in Cricket Tournament


    Cricketers in all formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) got together at 643 Brigade Headquarters playground and Oddusudan school ground in order to participate in a cricket tournament, organized by the SFHQ-MLT, following instructions, given by.......