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  • 60 New 'Api Wenuwen Api' Houses in Gampaha Handed Over to War Heroes

    Under the tenth phase of the 'Api Wenuwen Api' housing project for War Heroes, the ownership of 60 more houses completed in Gampaha district were given to War Heroes today (15th September) by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The main event was held at C.W.W. Kannangara Central College in......
  • No Rest in Hunt for LTTE Remnants - Dr. Kohona

    FOREIGN Secretary Dr.Palitha Kohona said KP's arrest will not relax Sri Lanka's hunt on LTTE remnants operating in the international front. "No, we are not going to relax until we get all of them," he said when asked if the arrest of the LTTE's International Head and Chief Procurement Officer Kumaran Pathmanathan better known as KP gave some breathing space for the Sri Lankan officials because they have got their 'prize-catch'.

  • Commander, a Keynote Contributor to PGIM Course Sessions

    Sri Lanka's prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Management (PGIM) on Wednesday (18) evening honoured the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake by inviting him to be a keynote contributor to the ongoing 'International Business Structures and Practices for Business Leaders' Course under the theme 'Military Leadership and Lessons for the Corporate World'.
  • Diplomats & UNHCR Official Meet Jaffna Commander

    Two diplomats, Ms Megan Foster, Canadian High Commission Counsellor and Ms Esther Van Nes, First Secretary of the High Commission during a trip down to the Jaffna Peninsula paid a courtesy call on  Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Tuesday (4).

  • -œKatina Pooja- at Naga Vihara -“ Jaffna on a Grand Scale

    AFTER a lapse of about 30 years, the “Katina Pooja” at Jaffna Naga Vihara was conducted on a grand scale under the instructions of the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna Major General L B R Mark, supervised by Divisional Commander 51 Division Brigadier Kumudu Perera. Officers and ORs of the units under 51 Division supported the arrangements held last week..Religious observances of the “Katina Pooja” were conducted by the Chief Incumbent of the Naga Vihara Ven Meegahajandure Gnanarathana Thero near the Bodhiya in the evening.

  • Kilinochchi Commander Attends Railway Track Opening

    Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was among invitees in the ceremony that saw the ceremonial opening of the newly-built railway track between Kilinochchi and Pallai on Tuesday (4). Ministers, Governor for......
  • SFHQ-W Enlightens Public on 'Grease Devil'

    Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) quickly responding to fast spreading rumours, related to menace of a ‘grease devil’, has so far conducted 607 awareness programmes to a crowd of more than 24,835 civilians in the Wanni sector. These programmes in Vavuniya, Mannar, Anuradhapura and Welioya areas, supported by the Police enlightened the public on spread of baseless rumours, criminal elements.....
  • New Officer Mess of SFHQ-W, 'SPIRIT' Provides All Facilities

    The new Officer Mess of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), named ‘SPIRIT’ was recently opened by Mr Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence during his recent visit to the north. On a concept by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, the three storied Officer Mess was built to suit natural surroundings at a cost of Rs 53 m.
  • Seva Vanitha Extends more Assistance to War Heroes & their Families

    THE SEVA VANITHA ARMY BRANCH (SVAB) awarded some more valuable donations to War Heroes and scholarships to their children in a simple ceremony, held this morning (24) at the indoor sports complex, Army Headquarters. Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady attended the occasion as the Chief Guest. She was received on her arrival by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch.