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  • One More Batch Trained in Tamil Language Receives Proficiency Certificates

    Culmination of the 3rd phase of Tamil Language Training Course and award of certificates and trophies to all those officers and other ranks who completed all previous Tamil Courses took place during a ceremony at Bharathipuram Advanced Infantry Training School at Kilinochchi on Thursday (3). A total of 36 officers and 1448 other ranks, who followed Tamil Language Training Courses....
  • Bicycle Races & Joint New Year Festival in Jaffna Draw Crowds

    Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), District Secretariat for Jaffna and Sri Lanka Police in the peninsula joined hands together to mark the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year through a series of traditional, entertaining and sports events. A cycle tour with the participation of 51, 52, 55 Divisions of the SFHQ-J and Forward Maintenance Area (FMA), Kankesanthurai riders....
  • 211 Brigade Organizes Uniforms & Drinking Water Facilities to School

    A simple ceremony for donation of additional school uniforms and inauguration of a drinking water project took place recently at Etaweeragollewa Vidyalaya, Anuradhapura, following patronage extended by two donors and Kelaniya Rotary Club. The event, organized by 211 Brigade Headquarters under the Security Forces Headquarters.....
  • Army Headquarters Marks Sinhala & Hindu New Year With a Traditional New Year Festival

    Festive atmosphere across the country on account of the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year made its presence at Colombo Malay Cricket Club Grounds throughout Thursday (11) morning when both officers and soldiers serving the Army Headquarters, got together to mark the event by holding a New Year festival giving prominence to the age old Traditions.
  • Independent State Not The Solution - Australia

    NEITHER Australia nor the international community believed the ethnic problem in Sri Lanka could be solved by the creation of an independent Tamil state, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said yesterday. In an interview with ABC Television Minister Smith said the safety and protection of civilians must be the absolute priority for all sides engaged in fighting in northern Sri Lanka He said Australia would commit an additional $4.5 million in humanitarian assistance for civilians caught up in the conflict in northern Sri Lanka. This assistance will provide urgent support including medical supplies, shelter, water and.....

  • Soldiers at AHQ Carry Out Dengue Prevention Campaign

    More than 1200 soldiers of the Army Headquarters, together with five teams of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) on Wednesday (11) forenoon conducted a full-scale Dengue prevention cleaning campaign to be in parallel with the national drive. Those soldiers serving all Directorates in the Army, including those wings, situated outside the Army Headquarters joined the programme by clearing their surroundings and neighbourhoods throughout the entire morning.
  • US Ambassador Calls on Army Commander

    THE US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ms. Patricia A Butenis called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this afternoon (03) in his office at Army Headquarters.During her first official meeting with the Army Commander, Ms Butenis learnt more about Army’s involvement in the North and East development work now being carried out by the government, and security updates in those areas.

  • 14 Div & 143 Brigade Troops Contribute to 'Poson'

    Troops of the 14 Division and the 143 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) contributed to the successful conduct of the Poson ceremony by declaring a Poson Zone under the theme of ‘Mihinthalawai Daham Amawai’ in Bingiriya Dewegiri Purana Viharasthanaya, Chilaw opening  to the general public on Tuesday (2). This Poson Zone will be opened till Saturday (6).
  • Sri Lankan Experience Against Terrorism To be Placed Before the Globe

    An Army-organized international seminar to share Sri Lankan experience on the road to military defeat of the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization, the LTTE, is to be held on May 31, 1 & 2nd June 2011 at Colombo Galadari Hotel for three consecutive days. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army Wednesday (26) afternoon during the maiden media briefing on the forthcoming arrangement, spelt out how this international event.....

  • 552 Brigade & 17 Gemunu Watch Troops Coordinate Donation of School Items

    In what is seen as another community project in the Jaffna peninsula, 552 Brigade troops at Iyakkachchi harnessed the support of Three-wheeler Drivers’ Association, Traders’ Association and the Cooperative Society of the Pallai town and recently donated exercise books and school accessories to 24 students of Arathinagar Roman Catholic Tamil Mixed School......