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  • 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......

     
  • 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......
     
  • Troops Continue to Support Dengue Eradication Programme


    Troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters-South (SFHQ-S) extending their fullest cooperation to the government’s Dengue Eradication Programme, joined Health Ministry officials during the weekend (June 23-24) for a house to house awareness programme. 
     
  • General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University : Making professionals for the Tri-Services

    THE General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy was established in 1981 and elevated to a University in 1986. More than 1,600 undergraduate and 140 postgraduate degrees have been awarded by General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) during the past 28 years. KDU offers nine undergraduate degree programs in Defence Studies and related Post Graduate Degrees. Among them, five degree programs lead to Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Engineering, namely Mechanical, Marine, Electrical and Electronic, Civil and Aeronautical Engineering.

  • -œUndaunted Leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the key to Humanitarian Operations Victory- - PM Tells Newly Commissioned Officers

    THE CEREMONIAL passing out parade of 100 Officer Cadets at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa occurred Friday (24) attended by Hon Prime Minister D. M. Jayarathne as Chief Guest. These newly commissioned officers, including five trained in India Military Academy, are of Regular Officer Cadet Intake 67, Intake 69 and Short Commission Intake 17A...

  • 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......
     
     
  • Commander Makes Offerings to 'Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya' & Other Sacred Places


    The new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, giving pride of place to religious observances soon after he assume duties, went to Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya and other sacred places on Sunday (4) evening and paid his respect. Lieutenant General Ratnayake, accompanied by Mrs Damayanthi Ratnayake, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch and three children at first called on......