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  • Once Army Demining Completes, Jaffna Fort is to Receive Facelift

    One of our historic heritage sites in the North, the Dutch-built Jaffna Fort is to be restored to bring back its ancient majesty at a cost of Rs 100 million, provided by the government of Netherlands. Maintenance of the Fort remained completely neglected until the Fort was recaptured by the Security Forces in the Riviresa operation in early 1996. The Fort was used by terrorists as a strong point.....

  • Commander Seeks Possible Training for Sportsmen and Athletes in the British Army

    Possibilities for exchange of sports programmes and sports training opportunities between Sri Lanka Army and British Army are to be explored in the future through diplomatic channels in the UK as a result of extensive discussions that ensued when Dr Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner for United Kingdom called on the Commander......
  • Ratnapura Gem Association Makes Initial Donation to 'Abimansala - 2' Project

    The ongoing ‘Abimansala - 2’ (wellness resort) construction project for dependent Southern War Heroes at Kamburupitiya received an encouraging fillip when members of the Ratnapura Association of Gem Traders met Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Monday (9) to offer their first segment of the promised donation of Rs. 14 million towards the project. Mr Nihal Premasiri of Nihal Gems, Ratnapura......
  • Training Day Programme at SFHQ-MLT Consists of Presentations

    Officers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) as part of their training  day programme conducted several presentations during their symbolic Training Day Programme on Wednesday (12) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium.

  • Thousands of Army Troops Busy in Flood Relief Work

    Thousands of Army troops, on the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, have rushed to the rescue of flood-affected civilians in Colombo, Kolonnawa, Sapugaskanda, Ratmalana, Piliyandala, Bokundera, Borella, Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Kelaniya, Mahabage, Beddagana, Pepiliyana, Elpitiya, Mattakkuliya, Maligawatta, Thotalanga, Pettah......

  • National Cricketers Attend Award Ceremony for Jaffna Cricketers

    Jaffna Premier League 2012 (JPL 2012) that mobilized all peninsula-based sports clubs to Jaffna Hindu College  ground for three-weekend long Cricket Tournament  concluded on June (23) at Jaffna Hindu College ground. The closing ceremony and award ceremony for winners took place at the Jaffna Hindu College premises with attendance of distinguished guests and national cricket stars.
  • Govt. Dismisses LTTE's "Transitional Government" Theory

    THE " Transitional Government", declared by the LTTE, does not deserve recognition because it has been defeated and no longer exists, the government said yesterday (18). Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, when questioned, at yesterday’s Cabinet press briefing in Colombo, about the LTTE’s declaration, said that claims by a non-existant LTTE did not bother the government nor could it be recognised. "The LTTE has been wiped out. We are more capable of looking after the Tamils and they will be given equal opportunities in every sphere of life ,including education and employment."

  • Hindu 'Pooja' Blesses Army Anniversary

    The ‘Abishekam’ Pooja of Hindu tradition on Tuesday (8) invoked blessings on the forthcoming 64th Army Anniversary and Army Day (October 10) during a special ceremony, attended by Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest. The ‘AbishekamPooja at Sri Ponnambalam Vaneshwarar Kovil, Colombo 13, organized by Sri Lanka Army Hindu Association, symbolically blessed the Army Flag after taking it into the inner chamber of the Kovil amidst religious rites and rituals.
  • 'Abimansala is to be Opened Shortly', Says Commander of the Army

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya en route to Kilinochchi, for another assignment made a surprise visit Thursday (7) afternoon to Abimansala, the Wellness Resort under progress at Anuradhapura. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, the architect of the 'Abimansala' project saw for himself how the work was nearing completion at the site where permanently disable War Heroes are to be housed for rest and recreation.