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  • Ex-combatants Entertained in New Year Treat

    In what appeared to be a new initiative, all rehabilitated ex-combatants and their families living in the 62 Division area were invited to join a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival and a festive lunch at Sampathnuwara school premises on Sunday (20). On the directions given by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander.......
  • Sri Lanka's High Commissioner for Bangladesh hosts visiting Army Commander

    Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner for Bangladesh Mr. W.A. Sarath K Waragoda on Saturday (14) hosted a welcome reception to the visiting Sri Lankan Army Chief and his delegation at his official residence. The Sri Lankan delegation, headed by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, together with his spouse, Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), were welcomed by Mr. Waragoda and his spouse on arrival at the venue. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, during the reception.....
  • Stationery & Readymade Garments for Low Income Families

    Mrs. Sumithra Karunathilake from Melbourne, Australia and Mrs. Ganga Dissanayake from Colombo donated stationery and readymade garments, to the value of Rs.25,000/= to 20 low income families in Pallawarayankaddu, Mulankavil on Monday (08). 1 (V) Gajaba Regiment troops organized this donation programme as per instructions of the Commander 651 Brigade with a view to enhancing the living standards of  these poverty-stricken people in the area.
  • Etisalat Sponsorship Gives a Fillip to Army Rugby

    Etisalat repeating its encouraging initiatives for the promotion of Army Rugby in the organization is to sponsor the Army Rugby team participating in the forthcoming Rugby Tournament - 2013. Mr Duminda Ratnayake, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Monday (6) morning, extended his company’s Rs 5 million worth sponsorship......
  • US Government Reassures Her Support to Army Demining Engineers

    THE US government, pledging her continuing support to demining tasks being successfully undertaken by Army Engineers, donated a new stock of safety equipment for the use of Army deminers, engaged in humanitarian demining work in the North. The gifted stock containing visors, parts of helmet that can be used to cover eyes and face while demining and Deminer Protective Equipment, the kit that covers the whole body of a deminer......

  • East Commander Enlightens Civilians on Peace Prospects

    Major General Lal Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) in a bid to defuse growing tension in the East, following recent violent acts in Alutgama and Beruwala areas, met a cross section of religious, community and local leaders in the general areas of Batticaloa, Eravur and Trincomalee on Thursday (19) and appealed them to make Muslims enlightened on the rumours and pacified.
  • Statement from the President's Office

    AS THE nation celebrates the traditional Sinhala and Tamil New Year, His Excellency the President is deeply conscious of the need to give the civilian population entrapped as hostages by the ruthless actions of the LTTE, the opportunity to celebrate these festivities in a suitable atmosphere and to have uninhibited freedom of movement from the No Fire Zone to the cleared areas. With this objective in view, His Excellency has directed the Armed Forces of the State to restrict their operations during the New Year to those of a defensive nature.


    Flash !

    SRI LANKA adding a new chapter in the annals of national leaders in her contemporary history received a tremendous moral, economic and socio-cultural boost Monday (18) evening at 1830 hrs when Secretary Defence, Chief of Staff, Tri-Service Commanders, Inspector General of Police and Director General, Civil Security Department formally conveyed HE President MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA of the end of the country’s long-drawn War.
  • Workshop to Promote Skills of Warrant Officers Begins

    In order to promote skills and attitudinal changes among Warrant Officers serving in all units under the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), a three-day workshop was inaugurated on Thursday (17) at Ampakamam Battalion Training School, Kilinochchi. The workshop focused on tapping of potentials and skills.....