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  • Fourth 'National Victory Day' Parade Salutes Unparallel Sacrifices of War Heroes; President Awards PWV Gallantry Medals

    The fourth annual ‘National Victory Day - 2013’ parade that pays tribute to Sri Lanka’s success story over the long-drawn-out separatist war and recognizes unparalleled sacrifices of the tri-services, civil security department and the Police, got underway this morning (18) at Galle Face Green. HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces during this landmark anniversary event...........
  • Multiple Community Oriented Projects Launched in Jaffna

    The Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ-J), as one more assignment of its ongoing community-oriented projects of the Civil Military Coordination (CIMIC) center recently distributed uniforms and clothes, worth over Rs 800,000/= among carefully selected Jaffna students and denizens. The CIMIC programme organized by Uduvil-based 513 Brigade saw 640 uniform sets were distributed among 320 children of 10 pre-schools in.....

  • Thousands of LTTE Ammo Still Found

    NORTH: DURING search and clear operations conducted by the troops in the general areas of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, SUGANDHIPURAM, GURUNAGAR, VISUAMADU, AMPAKAMAM and KANAGARAYANKULAM, troops recovered one thousand and five hundred rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, five thousand and thirty-eight rounds of T-56 ammunition, seven hundred and fifty rounds of .50 ammunition, three T-56 weapons, fifteen Arul bombs, fifty-six hand grenades, ten 60 mm mortar bombs, one 81 mm mortar bomb, three 130 mm mortar bombs.....

  • Mullaittivu Based 68 Division Celebrates Christmas

    Battalion and Brigade troops under the 68 Division in the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) organized a Christmas celebration in the area on Thursday (25) providing snacks and gifts to the members of the general public and children. 14 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops offered coffee and sweetmeats to the devotees in the Walemadam Church.
  • CDF Sets an Exemplary Record & Buys Tractors From its Own Profit Money

    Civil Defence Force (CDF), the auxiliary wing that provided maximum support behind the screen to the tri-services and the Police during battles against terrorists, created a novel feature for the first time in its history by buying new tractors to the CDF, using its own hard-earned money from agricultural cultivations. Twenty-six new tractors, bought from the profits the CDF accumulated in the past one year through its paddy cultivations.....
  • Nedunkerni Divisional Secretariat Opened

    The Nedunkerni Divisional Secretariat was re-opened in a new building complex when a ministerial delegation recently visited the area. Minister of Economic Development Mr Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Public Administration Mr W.D.J Senevirathna and Minister of Power and Energy Mr Patali Champika Ranawaka attended the opening ceremony in the company of new Divisional Secretary.......

  • MINUSTAH Force Commander Shows Exact Locations of SRIBAT Deployments

    Major General Luiz Ramos, Force Commander to the MINUSTAH, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti towards the end of his meeting with the visiting Sri Lanka’s Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya using an area map, explained to him where Sri Lankan troops (SRIBAT) have been deployed and how operational duties are performed.
  • -œArmy on Its Way to be More Professional & A Gentlemen's Army as President's Wish- - Commander

    Commanding Officers (COs) of all battalions of the Sri Lanka Army around the country met with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on two separate days and  received commendations and assessment of their ongoing roles and tasks. Early this week, all 274 Commanding Officers on staggered basis for two days listened to the Commander who extolled continuing ‘good work’ of all the field commanders.
  • Chinese Envoy Greets New Commander

    Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Li Chenglin, paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters Friday (13) morning. During the interactive meeting, both the visiting envoy and the Commander exchanged.........
  • New House Constructed for Reputed Athlete Chaminda Wijekoon Warmed in Ceremony

    Warrant Officer I Chaminda Wijekoon of Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment who brought laurels to the country securing the world’s 12th place in 1500 m Marathon Run after collecting South Asian Gold Medal (2010), Asian Silver Medal (2011) and acquiring the fourth place in Commonwealth Games in 2010 in an unbroken record spree became the owner of a brand new house on Friday (6)....