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  • New Tennis Court & Bridge in 62 Div Headquarters Opened

    An exhibition Tennis match played at the newly constructed Tennis court at 62 Division Headquarters in Vavuniya under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) marked the inauguration of the new Tennis court on Tuesday (3). 62 Division General Officer Commanding, Brigadier K.G.D Perera taking the initiative in this connection mustered the support and skills of the troops serving the 621 and 622 Brigades.
  • Mullaittivu Troops Salute Former Commander's Services

    A Guard Turn Out and a Guard of Honour in accordance with military formalities saluted Major General Jagath Dias who relinquished his office as the Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullattivu (SFHQ-MLT) to accept the new appointment as the Chief of Staff of the Army during a formal ceremony, held on Thursday (21) at the SFHQ-MLT premises.

  • Defence Secretary Commends Army.lk & defence.lk Roles -“ Sunday Island

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that an influential section of print and electronic media which worked overtime against the ruling SLFP-led coalition as it battled the LTTE during the past three years, had now switched sides. "They are playing a different tune now," he said, accusing them of being a critical element of the overall strategy directed against the state. Nothing could be as ridiculous as what they say now if one bothered to check their background, he said. In an interview with The Sunday Island, the veteran soldier said that they had no option now but to play ball with the government following the defeat of the LTTE. They wouldn’t have quit what he called the LTTE’s macabre cause, had LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his chief lieutenants survived the armed forces onslaught, he said.

  • Pakistan Army De-mining Team Here to Share Their Experience & Knowledge

    Sri Lanka Army Engineers, now fully committed to rid the North and East of LTTE landmines, estimated to exceed more than 1 million, received a boost on Thursday (27) when a delegation of Pakistan Army de-mining veterans after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, offered their technical know-how and experience further, to ongoing de-mining work of the Army.
  • 'Viru Sisu Pradeepa - VI' Scholarships for Who Excelled in Grade 5

    The sixth phase of the "Viru Sisu Pradeepa" scholarship scheme for children of war heroes was held at the Defence Services College under the patronage of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday (1). The "Viru Sisu Pradeepa" Scholarship Scheme was launched in 2006 to assist the children of war heroes who......
  • 23 Division Silver Jubilee Marked

    23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) conducted a blood donation campaign to celebrate its Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) on Monday (20) at the 23 Division Headquarters, Punani. The blood donation campaign was organized on a request made by the Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa since the hospital.......
  • SFHQs in Kilinochchi & Jaffna Conduct Elaborate Poson Programmes & Dansel

    Different commemorative programmes, in connection with Poson festival, organized by Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and  52 Division and 521 Brigade of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), took place for two days (June 23 & 24) in their respective areas. The new protective wall of the Bo tree......
  • Royal College Felicitates Two of Her Proud Old Boys; Army Commander & Navy Commander

    A CEREMONY was organized by Royal College Colombo on Tuesday (04) to felicitate two of its proud products, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, who played a pivotal role in fighting terrorism during victoriously concluded Wanni Humanitarian war. These two distinguished old Royalists were received at the entrance by the principal of the college and accompanied to the College War Memorial in a colourful procession preceded by the College Cadet Band. After paying floral tribute to the fallen old Royalists who laid their lives for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the motherland, two military chiefs were honoured by Royal Scouts with Grand Yell.

  • President Opens New Building Complex at Defence Services College

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (26), joining the 5th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka’s one and only Defence Services College (DSC) for children of War Heroes during a brief ceremony, gifted one more new five-storeyed building to its  students for further expansion of their studies. The DSC, founded in 2007 for the benefit of children of tri-service and Police families, on a concept mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development......
  • SFHQ-C Troops in 'Shramadana' Campaigns

    Two formations under the 11 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) conducted two many welfare projects on 14 and 17 September. Troops serving the 2 Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC) under the 111 Brigade conducted a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clear the surroundings in the Roman Catholic School, Kandy on Monday (14).