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  • Army Troops Restore & Reopen War Damaged Wanni Church

    Sri Lanka Army troops serving the 61 Division under the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), in collaboration with the sponsorship provided by donors, completed the renovation of the St. Doroti church in Periyapandivirichchan, Madu and officially handed over to the clergy on Saturday (26). The church, venerated much by the community in the area remained partly destroyed and badly damaged as a result of terrorist violence in the past few years before May 2009.

  • Final Preparations for 'Victory Day Parade' Done


    ‘Victory Parade’, the highlight of the National War Hero Commemoration Month, (Jathika Ranaviru Semarum Maasaya), scheduled on Sunday (May 18) with tri-service, Police and Civil Security Department War Heroes at Matara, is now fully geared to......
  • SFHQ-W Commander Visits Several Logistics Battalions

    Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Wanni recently visited several Logistic Battalions in the SFHQ-W area in order to review their roles. Major General Perera visited the 5th Battalion Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) at Saliyapura and 2nd Engineer Service Regiment (ESR) at Tisa Wewa. The Commanding Officers of 5 SLEME and 2 ESR warmly welcomed the visiting SF Commander.....
  • Nearly 30,000 Children Under 18 in Welfare Villages

    THERE are nearly 30,000 children under the age of 18 staying in welfare villages and transit centres. Around 850 have lost one or both parents. The Probation and Child Care Services Department and Provincial Departments hold the responsibility of caring for those children, Probation and Child Care Services Commissioner D.M.S. Abeygunawardana told the Daily News yesterday. Abeygunawardana said these children are staying in welfare villages and transit camps with their relatives. 

  • Ambalangoda Dharmashoka Centenary Celebrations Give Red Carpet Welcome to Commander

    Dharmasokians at Ambalangoda Dharmashoka Vidyalaya, now marking her centenary (1913-2013) celebrations,  gave the red carpet welcome to the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Tuesday (26) afternoon when he graced the grand prize-giving ceremony of the centenary Drill and Band Competition at Ambalangoda  Dharmashoka Vidyalaya auditorium.

  • Mannar Troops Mark X'mas Giving Gift Parcels to Patients

    54 Division troops in Mannar marked the holy birth of Jesus Christ with a series of humanitarian projects in the area. With the support from the Christian Association at People’s Bank in the 543 Brigade area and various donors, troops distributed gift parcels to over 250 inmates receiving treatment in the Mannar District Hospital on Friday (23). In addition, Christmas Carols were presented jointly by...... 
  • Thrilling & Scaring '4 x 4 Expedition' Set to Kick Off

    The newest and exciting ‘4 x 4 Expedition 2015’ on wheels, introduced and organized by Sri Lanka Army’s Commando Regiment (CR) with the catchy slogan ‘Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos’ is well geared to launch its second mission on August 2, it was announced at a special Media briefing Thursday (2) evening at Nelum Pokuna auditorium.
  • New Army Commander Takes Reins Paying Tribute to All Soldiers

    SRI LANKA Army’s 19th Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya USP ndu psc took office this morning (15) amidst religious blessings and formal military honours. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya was warmly received at the gateway to the Commander’s Secretariat for inspection of the Guard Turn-out, to be followed by a Guard of Honour, offered by Commander’s own Regiment, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps. As glittering Army and Regimental flags were fluttering in the gentle morning breeze, the new Commander in the company of the parade commander inspected the Guard of Honour in line with military tradition and accepted the salute. Minutes after it the new Commander shook hands with his Principal Staff Officers who in return greeted him.      

  • Army Coordinates Supply of Solar Power Units

    Villagers in No 20 Wattewewa and Herath Halmillewa Grama Seva sectors under Kebithigollewa Divisional Secretariat in the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) began using solar power as an alternative solution to their lack of electricity, thanks to the efforts of Empower Sri Lanka Institute, manned by students at University of Colombo, following initiatives taken by 17 Battalion Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) of the 62 Division.
  • Prabhakaran Guilty of Atrocities against His Own People

    FORMER Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students (EROS) stalwart Arular Arulpragasam, who taught LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran the art of handling the AK 47 assault rifle said that it was high time for the LTTE leader to give up his struggle. Arular Arulpragasam, a mechanical engineer who is currently domiciled in Britain was one of the pioneers of Tamil militancy in Sri Lanka.