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  • SLNG Troops Treat Children to a Lunch


    Troops of the 22 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) serving the 112 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on account of the International Children’s Day and Elders’ Day provided a sumptuous lunch to the school students at Lakshapana Maha Vidyalaya on Wednesday (1). In addition, the treat was extended to the tutorial staff of the school and parents attending the occasion.
  • Headquarters Battalion Taps Musical Talents of Its Soldiers


    Hundreds of troops, serving the Army Headquarters at Colombo 3 took time off early last week to enjoy a musical evening, organized by the Headquarter Battalion at the Army Headquarters premises. The occasion, aimed at providing the soldiers with mental relaxation, happiness and tranquility in mind was made a reality by the Commanding Officer at the Headquarters Battalion in response to a directive, proposed by the Commander of the Army.
     
  • Islamic Religious Rites Invoke Blessings on Forthcoming Army Anniversary


    The famous and most sacred Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid Mosque at Colombo Town Hall junction welcomed the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday (5) evening when he, alongside his senior officers visited the shrine to receive blessings on the forthcoming Army’s 62nd Anniversary and Army Day (October 10). The customary Islamic religious prayers, led by Maulavis, Rev Sayed Hassan, Rev Rauf and Rev Faizalkari commenced after the.....

  • Army Coordinates Kelaniya Rotary Club's Gift Parcel Distribution


    Kelaniya Rotary Club, considering hardships of school students in four schools under Thirukkovil Educational Zone of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) with the coordination of Komari-based 632 Brigade of Task Force 3, gave away gift parcels to selected 806 students during a simple ceremony on Thursday (12)......
     
     
  • Army Chief Appraises Troops Involved in Rescue Operations

    IN ORDER to learn ground realities and the methodical, but steady progress in the final rescue operation in the “No Fire Zone”(NFZ), meant to decapitate the world’s most ruthless terrorist outfit, Commander of the Army  Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka Thursday (30) morning undertook one more trip to Wanni Security Forces Headquarters in Vavuniya. Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka during the meet  listened to detailed accounts, given to him by ground commanders who particularly rescued hundred thousands of trapped civilians from the NFZ in Puthumattalan.

  • Defence Services Annual Games Opened; Two New Records Made in 800m & 5000m

    In a unique spirit of true sportsmanship, coupled with camaraderie and enthusiastic vigour, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development whose vision saw this mammoth arrangement a reality a few years ago, declared the 7th Defence Services Games - 2012 opened at Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium on Saturday (1). Over 1200 athletes of Army, Navy and Air Force who have exceptional talents in athletics gathered at the venue to showcase their prowess in athletics. Badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, cricket, kabaddi, karate, parachuting, sailing, rugby, football, swimming, squash, table tennis, water games......
  • TNA Provincial Councillor Hails Army's Mullaittivu Development Roles


    The Non Governmental Organization (NGO), FRIDSRO, chaired by Rev. Jacob Perera, working in close liaison with the Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), provided raw materials to the value of Rs 4.3 million for construction of a much-needed new building to the Keppapilavu Primary School which was without......