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  • Army Seva Vanitha Showers War Heroes & Their Families with Millions Worth Gifts

    A wide assortment of gifts, including deeds for blocks of land and new houses, financial grants for completion of partly-built houses or for renovations, artificial hands and legs, wheelchairs and automatic chairs, laptops and computers, medical appliances, scholarship grants, medicine, sports accessories, etc, valued over Rs 18 million, were awarded to 759 War Heroes, War Hero families, ‘Abimansal’ (1, 2 and 3) and ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ inmates, following initiatives, taken by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (17) as the Phase - 2 of the project.
  • MIC Conducts Personality Development Workshop

    Karandeniya Headquarters-based Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) troops on the directions of the Army Headquarters conducted a workshop on Personality Development for ‘students’ at Karandeniya Central College at the MIC Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) in Karandeniya on 30 June. Professor Praneeth Abeysundara, former Head, Department of Sociology & Anthropology......
  • LTTE is Immune to International Pressure

    A TEAM of Tamil Diaspora, professionals from all walks of life, from nine countries including Canada, Australia, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Germany were in Sri Lanka on a fact finding mission last week. The visit took place on the initiative of the Australia based Tamils. They visited IDP camps in Vavunia as well as the Ambepussa rehabilitation centre for ex-LTTE cadres. They also met Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP in Colombo and expressed their concerns over the trapped civilians. Here is an interview with some members of this delegation....

  • Ranaviru REAL Star Grand Finale on Sunday

    The scintillating reality TV talent show of the year, ‘Ranaviru REAL Star’ where tri-service War Heroes display their non-military prowess and aesthetic talents, is to host its grand finale on Sunday (29) at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo. Ministry of Defence on a concept mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence organized the programme started in November last year with the sponsorship of Dialog. A media briefing at Galadari Hotel on Tuesday (24), headed by Mr Lakshman Hulugalle, Director General, Media Centre for National Security.....
  • Army Swimmers Shine in Open Swimming Competition

    THE 2-MILE OPEN swimming competition organized by Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union at Mount Lavinia beach last Sunday (7) offered major winning slots to Army swimmers. Overall Team Championship, Best Team among tri-services and the Police, HPN Challenge Trophy and Best Disabled Swimmer Category were clinched by Army Swimming Team Members. 

  • New ICRC Head in Sri Lanka Calls on Commander

    Ms Claire Meypraud, new Head of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Sri Lanka, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva on Tuesday (8) at the Army Headquarters.
  • VIR Troops Carry Para Beach Volleyball Championship

    The Inter Regiment Para Beach Volleyball Tournament, competed by 10 teams of different Army Regiments on the Beach Volleyball Court of the Corps of Engineers for two days (August 13 and 14) made the players of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Champions after beating Gajaba Regiment (GR) players in the finals........
  • Basket Ball Becoming Popular Among Soldiers in Wanni

    Security Force Headquarters Wanni’s (SFHQ-W) 21 Division basket ball players after a very close contest on the final day of the Inter Divisional Basket Ball Championship 2014, defeating their 54 Division counterparts, carried away the 2014 Championship on Tuesday (16). A large gathering of spectators, including Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W as the Chief Guest for the finals, watched the contest.
  • Tigers' Two more Anti - Aircraft Guns in Army Hands

    MULLAITTIVU: TWO more anti aircraft Guns belonging to Tiger terrorists along with a few more weapons and ammunition were found by the troops during a search and clear operation in newly-captured KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAI area on Sunday (10). Both weapons of six barrels with 27 mm caliber, mounted on two double cabs had been left behind by terrorists as the troops were rolling onto the area a few days ago.