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  • Special Service at All Saints Church Invokes Blessings on the Army

    A special Mass at All Saints Church, Borella on Thursday (6) evening invoked blessings on the forthcoming 62nd Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) as part of the religious observances, prior to the date of commemoration. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army together with.....
  • Religious & Military Formalities Mark 21 Division Anniversary

    21 Division Headquarters in Anuradhapura organized a Bodhi Pooja Pinkama at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya and Shramadana campaign to clean Rienzi Alagiyawanna Deaf and Blind School to coincide with its 26th anniversary on Monday (28). On the following day (29), troops offered a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour to......


    MULLAITTIVU: THE paternal love of a father sees no boundaries or restrictions, as evinced in this heartbreaking story, accompanied by the photo that follows. LTTE terrorists in PUTHUMATTALAN “No Fire Zone” went on firing indiscriminately on civilian groups that were on the move Tuesday (21) afternoon and this small boy of 5 years, fearing for his life clung onto his father, unaware of his own fate that would befall within seconds.   

  • New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action

    Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army during an interactive meeting with all Principal Staff Officers, Security Force Commanders, Colonel Commandants, Colonels of the Regiments, Centre Commandants and all Directors on Thursday (23) at the Army Headquarters for the first time after he assumed office, explained the series of welfare measures and the status quo in relation to the conduct of affairs in the Army. Giving a very thoughtful consideration towards the families of War Heroes, killed in action.......

  • Akkaraipattu Schools Mark Independence Day Hoisting National Flags

    Task Force 3 Headquarters at Akkaraipattu gave their cooperation and facilitated the conduct of parallel National Independence Day celebrations at several schools in the area at the request of school authorities. Vipulananda Vidyalaya at Kartheeve, Bakmitiyawa Vidyalaya, Tamil Methodist School at Pothuvil and Thirukkovil Town Vidyalaya joined these Independence Day commemoration......
  • Army Commander Rectifies Anomalies & Provides Relief to Disable War Heroes

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya taking immediate steps on behalf of the War Heroes who received injuries and became disable or totally handicapped under different medical categories has adopted unprecedented measures to provide urgent relief to them. Up to most recent times, disabled War Heroes of regular and volunteer force were deployed for some duty arrangements on the recommendations of the Director of Army Medical Services while giving due promotions up to two subsequent ranks to them.

  • 'Appalling' Propaganda - "The Island" Editorial

    THAT THE INTERNATIONAL media are functioning as hired guns of some western governments, hell bent on giving this country a bad name for the crime of having demonstrated to the world that terrorism could be neutralised militarily, is evident from yesterday's CNN report on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's visit to Sri Lanka. Under a screaming headline on its website, Ban tells CNN: Sri Lanka sites for the displaced 'appalling', CNN tries to have the world believe that the UN Chief's reported revulsion is at the conditions of the welfare centres for the displaced.

  • Underprivileged Family Receives New House

    During an event, organized by the 62 Division of the 623 Brigade and 26 Battalion, Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops (SLSR) of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), one Mr. P.G Vijitha Senarathne and his family received a new house at Veherathenna resettled village following patronage of a donor. This generous effort was implemented by the 62 Division on the directions of Major General Boniface Perera......
  • New Computer Donated to Sakalakala Valli Vidyalayam

    Considering the importance of spreading and promoting knowledge on IT, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) has been in the practice of assisting all the schools in the area by way of donating software and IT accessories. SFHQ-J on hearing that Maravanpulo Sakalakala Valli Vidyalayam in Navathkuli in the peninsula lacked IT equipment for the school to begin IT training,.....
  • Army Begins Extraction of Water to Reactivate Elephant Pass Salt Production

    Sri Lanka Army troops, undertaking another giant national development project at the request of Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, commenced extraction of clogged and stagnant water out of abandoned Elephant Pass saltern for proposed reactivation of its production process, following an MoU signed with the Army for this specific purpose in late June......