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  • Sri Lanka Army Service Corps Boxers Show Colours in Annual Meet

    Boxing, a combat sport and martial art that uses fists is nothing new to the sportsmen and women in the Army. The Inter Regiment Boxing Championship Meet, organized every year on a grand scale testifies to the enormous enthusiasm of officers as well as ordinary soldiers in the organization. This year’s Inter Regiment Boxing Championship, as scheduled took place at Panagoda Indoor Stadium between 29 - 30 July. The climax of the Championship Meet reached as the finals got underway Friday (30) evening after arrival of the Commander of the Army.....

  • Bank Donor Distributes Gift Parcels

    100 newly resettled civilians in the 563 Brigade area in Kelebogaswewa village under 56 Division, thanks to initiatives taken by the Army received gift parcels, sponsored by Mr B.G Kollonna at People's Bank. Torches, torch batteries, lanterns, kerosene lamps, school items, toys, etc were among those essentials that were distributed among them.
  • Release of 1000 Acres From HSZ Completed

    An extent of 570 more acres of land in Valali and Kankasanthurai South in the Grama Seva Division, Valikamam sector in the Jaffna peninsula were released by the Security Forces to the District Secretary for Jaffna Friday (10) morning for distribution among rightful owners. Under today’s phase, 397 acres from Kankasanthurai South and 173 acres from Valali in the Valikamam sector have now been released to the District Secretariat, thus completing the extent of 1000 acres assured by the Government. 

  • Mannar Irrigation Engineers Want Army Troops to Conduct Canal Restoration

    Mannar’s famous ‘Rice Bowl’ region, which earlier used to provide bumper rice stocks to the country, is fast returning to its past glory with active support, being extended by the Army for re-cultivation of the entire stretch of paddy fields. Chief Resident Engineer’s Office and Murukkan Irrigation Department which reportedly allocate government funds annually to area-based farming organizations for restoration of the 13 km - long D/7 main canal, have found that although grants....
  • 50 More New Houses Given to Wanni People

    A 50 newly constructed houses in Periyakulam, Kanagarayankulam were given away to the beneficiaries Saturday (20) morning by Minister of Industry & Commerce Mr. Rishad Baddiudeen after handing over the keys of the houses symbolically. The houses constructed with the assistance of ‘Thisarana Sarana Foundation’ were coordinated by General Officer Commanding 56 Division.....

  • Crab-rearing Project For Ex-Combatants Making Progress

    Crab-rearing project jointly implemented by former LTTE combatants and Jaffna troops in Karampan, Kayts as a commercial venture, is fast progressing with the financial blessings of the Northern Province Governor’s Office. Office of the civil affairs in Jaffna with instructions received from Secretary Defence and Commander of the Army, commenced the project three months ago .....
  • New 'Abimansala - 3' at Kurunegala Pangolla Ready for Service of Permanently Disable War Heroes

    Attaching greater significance to the eternal welfare concerns of North West-resident dependant Army War Heroes, the new wellness resort, `Abimansala - 3' at Pangolla, Kurunegala is set to be opened ceremonially on April 25, 2014 said Major General Mano Perera, Director General Rehabilitation during a media briefing at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) ........
  • 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.

  • Pakistan Army Chief's Gift Enables SLMA To Promote Equestrian Training Skills

    Student officers at the country’s most hallowed Sri Lanka Army Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa are to commence training in equestrian skills shortly as an additional curriculum following a recent request, made to his counterpart in Pakistan by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya. Receipt of six horses of high breed a few days ago to the SLMA,  became a reality when Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, himself a former SLMA Commandant........


  • 42 More Jaffna Civilians Complete Sinhala Proficiency Course

    Conduct of Sinhala language courses for Tamil civilians and Tamil courses for Army personnel in the Jaffna peninsula recently marked a significant turning point in its efforts to bridge communication gaps between civilians and Security Forces when 42 Tamil youngsters after completing their seventeen-week long Sinhala language course received their proficiency certificates.