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  • Commander Speaks to 7 SLLI Officers & Other Ranks

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army soon after the programmes at national level in Jaffna were completed or inaugurated, headed by HE the President, took time off on Wednesday (15) and inspected the 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) Headquarters at Kanagapuram, Jaffna. In conformity with military formalities, a drive-past Guard Turnout, presented to the visiting Commander at the entrance to the 7 SLLI, saluted the visiting Commander before he was warmly welcomed.....
  • Curtains Come Down on 'Exercise Cormorant': Army's New Technically Sound GPS Tracking System Impresses Commander

    Minutes after the closing ceremony of the 16-day long multinational 'Exercise Cormorant Strike III' at Minneriya Army cantonment Monday (24) morning, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jaysuriya, impressed with the successful conduct of the event, was invited to view the most modern technical equipment at the Operations Room of the Exercise which bore the responsibility of the mega event in its entirety. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya, taking a close look at the Operation Room's .....
  • UN Special Envoy Meets Vanni Commander

    IN ORDER TO receive first hand experience on the life of civilians at the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) centres in Vavuniya, the special UN envoy Mr. Walter Kalin and Secretary General Secretariat for Coordinating of Peace Process (SCOPP) Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe visited Vavuniya during the weekend and met the authorities and Commander, Security Forces Vanni, Major General Jagath Jayasuriya. The UN special envoy visited the IDP centres at Menik Farm, Vavuniya Tamil Maha Vidyalaya and Omanthai IDP registration centre and spoke to a cross-section of the inmates.

  • LTTE Still Active Abroad

    THOUGH the terrorist outfit LTTE was defeated we still face challenges after the war. We still discuss security concerns with Indian officials openly, Mass Media and Communication Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. Addressing a press conference at the information ministry auditorium, Colombo, he said some diaspora elements and UN human Rights High Commissioner Navaneethan Pillay were supporting the LTTE . Yet he appreciated the Indian government’s stand on the LTTE banning them for another two years which was beneficial for Sri Lanka.

  • SLLI 'Paabala Melaa' Begins at Hikkaduwa

    ‘Paabala Melaa’, the Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) Trade Fair and Carnival for fund-raising,  was declared opened by  Major General Amal Karunasekara, Colonel of the Regiment, SLLI as the chief guest at Hikkaduwa public ground today (19) at 2.00 p.m. Several Senior Officers and Other Ranks, together with a large gathering participated in the event.

  • 59 Division Anniversary Events Select 'Strongest Soldier'

    Religious and military formalities marked the series of the 7th anniversary commemorative arrangements of the 59 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT). On the directions of Brigadier N.A.P.C Napagoda, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division, the ceremonies started with an all night Pirith chanting plus a Heel Daana (breakfast), the following day (Dec 12). 
  • More Weapons & Explosives Collected

    NORTH: ARMY troops on Thursday (30) recovered two  anti personnel mines,  one T-81 weapon, one hundred and thirty-two electric detonators, sixty 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty 60 mm mortar cartridges, nine 60 mm mortar bomb fuses, four claymore mines, two thousand one hundred and twenty four rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, ten Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) charges, one gas bomb, twenty eight grenades, one MPMG barrel, twelve RPG rounds, eight 81 mm mortar bombs, eight thousand three hundred and eighty one rounds of T 56 ammunition, one 82 mm mortar bomb, one booby trap made using 60 mm mortar bomb,.....

  • Educational Seminar Helps O/L Students

    211 Brigade Headquarters in Vavuniya on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) launched a project to assist G.C.E (O/L) students by conducting a seminar for them at Vavuniya Periyakomarshankulam Maha Vidyalaya on Monday (3). The seminar attended by over 175 students was sponsored by Vavuniya People’s Bank at the invitation of the 211 Brigade Headquarters.

  • Double Delight for Army SC in Jaffna

    The Army football team created history by winning both the Cargills Food City FA Cup and the Champions of Champions trophy beating the DCL champs Air Force on penalties to become champs of champions of champions in front of more than 10,000 football fans in Jaffna. Both......