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  • Sri Lanka Army Turning a New Page in UN Peace-Keeping Opens New Hospital in South Sudan


    The Sri Lanka Army, taking its increased and matured professionalism to foreign shores with an urgent medical project at the request of the UN, succeeded in establishing its first-ever SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) which has been reportedly hailed as ‘one of the fastest and well-planned projects ever seen in Mission Director’s entire UN career’.
     
  • Mock Tsunami Rehearsal Conducted


    Thewanpiddi, Iranamathanagar, Nachchikuda and Nochchimunai coastal hamlets under 651 Brigade area in 65 Division in Kilinochchi on Wednesday (14) had a new experience when the residents there, were subjected to a mock Tsunami contingency exercise. More than 500 civilians during this mock rehearsal were alerted to measures that should be adopted before..................
  • Director General CSD Shares Views with the Commander


    The recently-appointed Director General of the Civil Security Department (CSD) Mr Chandrarathne Pallegama Friday (5) morning, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters. During the course of cordial discussions....


  • Army Extends Support to National Dengue Control Week

    The inauguration of the countrywide National Dengue Control Week (7-13 Oct), assisted by Presidential Task Force, Tri-services, Police and all state agencies  took place Wednesday (6) morning during a brief ceremony at D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo. The campaign, spearheaded by Hon Minister of Health......

  • Pilgrims Proceeding to A'pura Given Free Dinner


    Vavuniya-based 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) officers and soldiers serving the 211 Brigade conducted a free distribution of dinner to thousands of pilgrims proceeding to Anuradhapura for religious observances on account of Poson commemoration. The Dansela, which provided dinner beginning around 5.00 p.m. went on till late into the night due to the popular demand.
  • Suspected LTTE Supporters Arrested

    TWO MALAYSIANS suspected to be LTTE supporters have been arrested while staying at a lodge at 37th Lane in Wellawatte by a special police team, according to police sources. In the search that followed a “pen drive” containing pictures of scenes of the Wanni battlefield as well as LTTE Leader Prabhakaran have been found and taken into custody. Police sources further said that the two suspects are being interrogated in order to find out the purpose for which such material were in their possession and also to ascertain whether they are LTTE members.  It has transpired that the two suspects had arrived in Sri Lanka three months ago.