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  • Lectures Conducted to Enlighten Service & Police Personnel on Gynaecology & Obstetrics

    A team of medical specialists on Gynaecology and Obstetrics recently conducted a series of lectures for the benefit of service and Police personnel serving Kilinochchi area at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). The arrangement, initiated by Major General A.W.I Crishantha de Silva, Commander, SFHQ-KLN consisted of about 30 medical specialists and medical officers .....
  • New Military Hospital in Narahenpita

    There are plenty of stories from and about war and conflict, but the one story that had the deepest impact is a rather simple one from World War II. Actually, it happened long after the world's biggest war came to an end. Once, a little boy asked a World War II veteran a seemingly simple question when they met a veterans' event: "How does it feel to be a war hero?" His reply, though simple, has a very deep meaning and reveals all you need to know about the harsh reality of the battlefield. "Son, I am just a survivor. We buried all the heroes."
  • Sudan's Military Attaché Calls on Commander

    Military Attaché for Sudanese Embassy Major General Abdul Moniem paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (2) morning at his office, Army Headquarters. Major General Ali and the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jayasuriya exchanged views on.....

  • 222 Brigade Engages in Welfare Projects

    222 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted several welfare projects in the general area of Kantale in the third week of April. Troops of the 222 Brigade provided assistance to build a new meditation room for Sathipattana Meditation Centre in Kantale on 17 April. Meanwhile, another section of the troops is engaged in the construction work of the......


  • Resettled People Now Have Access to Religious Offerings

    Resettled people in remote Bogaswewa area, hitherto remained without a proper place of worship for offerings, spiritual solace and development, got three Buddha statues erected in dilapidated temples with the financial and technical support, extended by Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, MP, and the construction support of......
  • 57 Division Office Staff Join Vesak Commemoration Making a Lantern

    Members of the staff serving the office of the 57 Division Headquarters in Kilinochchi on account of Vesak commemoration prepared a huge Vesak lantern and exhibited it at the Kilinochchi public grounds along A-9 road. On the instructions of the 57 Division General Officer Commanding, the display of the lantern continued until Thursday (10) night.
  • Disable War Heroes Receive Benefactions From MoD Seva Vanitha Unit

    In appreciation of their noble sacrifice to liberate the motherland from the curse of terrorism, the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence provides financial assistance to disabled war heroes of the armed services and the Police. A special function was organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit at the auditorium of the Ministry of Defence.....

  • More Financial Incentives Awarded by Seva Vanitha for Studies

    Offering moral encouragement for conduct of unhindered education and providing financial strength to boost educational prospects among children of fallen, disable and serving War Heroes, the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU), presided by Mrs Nayana De Silva once again displayed its magnanimity and distributed 80 more scholarships to students of War Heroes during a ceremony at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium on Saturday (20) morning.

  • -œIrish Times- Journalist, Tom Farrell sees way out for LTTE Child Soldiers

    IN THE AFTERMATH of Sri Lanka’s war, a lost generation of Tamil youth is seeking rehabilitation, writes Tom Farrell in Ambepussa for “Irish Times”. Ranjendran has the acne and somewhat awkward gait of many a 17-year-old schoolboy. He has already completed his O-Levels and is studying for his A-Level examination. He says he would like to be a teacher in the future, an aspiration that possibly comes from having his own childhood brutally cut short. Ranjendran pulls up his sleeve to reveal a fearful scar arching down his forearm, just below the elbow. “I still have problems. I can’t do any heavy work,” he says, adding that “the doctor is very sure I will recover though”.

  • Commander Inspects Final Phases in the 'Resource Centre' Construction Project

    On the eve of the ceremonial opening of the new state-of-the-art vocational training institute, ‘Ranaviru Sampath Kendraya’ (Resource Centre for War Heroes) at Hendala, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya made an inspection tour to the site Saturday (11) morning, accompanied by several senior officers in order to receive an update on......