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  • Community Projects Given Pride of Place in Jaffna Anniversary Commemorations

    To coincide with the Army’s 63rd anniversary and Army Day (October 10), Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), away from customary military formalities, organized a chain of community welfare projects. On the initiatives of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander SFHQ-J troops at Palaly SFHQ-J Headquarters, Kopay 51 Division, Varani 52 Division and Veththalaikerny 55 Division, participated in a full day Shramadana.....
  • Troops Support Pilgrims Climbing Sri Paada

    Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) at the request of Ven Bengamuwe Dhammadinna Thero, Chief Incumbent for Sri Paada, offered their maximum support for conduct of the ceremonial opening of the newly-established Dolosmahe Lantern and the Temple Bell atop the most sacred Sri Paada hill on Friday (7).

  • Commander Speaks to Sri Lankan Contingent Serving Lebanon After Opening New Shrine

    The visiting Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, now in Lebanon inspecting Sri Lankan troops, engaged in force protection duties at UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had the rare blessing of opening the first-ever Buddhist Shrine (Budu Medura) at SRI Base (Sri Lankan Base) for observance of Buddhist rites among troops.

  • Gifts Received by Security Forces Cricketers Gifted Again to Jaffna Youth

    A CRICKET tournament,  organized by the Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna with a view to promoting goodwill between Security Forces personnel and Jaffna people was recently conducted at Jaffna Central Grounds.   Jaffna district based  cricket teams and the Security Forces Headquarters (male and female teams) participated in the tournament.

  • SFHQ-East Performs Community Projects

    6 Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) and 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops organized “Shramadana” campaigns to clean the playground of the Kiulekada School and  Pashanapabbatha Temple premises on Thursday (29). Meanwhile, 8 (SLNG) troops distributed 1150 cashew plants among the villagers of Kulawadi, Pallathuchenai and......
  • Army Provides Contribution to New 'Sanghawasa' Construction at 'Dharmayathanaya'

    Sri Lanka Army, which is all the time prepared to provide all possible assistance to places of religious significance for their development or restoration work in compliance with the visionary ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’ policy statement, extended its monetary assistance to the Bauddhaloka Mawatha ‘Dharmayathanaya’ in Colombo 7 on Thursday (3).
  • Army Buddhist Association Sets 11 Cattle Free on Behalf of Vesak

    THE ARMY Buddhist Association (ABA) presided by Major General H.L. Weerathunge, as part of the Army’s ongoing Vesak Celebrations, launched a cattle release programme at Sri Bodhirajaramaya in Panagoda on Thursday (27). The series of 'Pinkam' organized on the instructions of Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....

  • New Year Festivals Held by 65, 57 Divisions & 11 GR

    Troops of the 65 Division, 57 Division and 11 Gajaba Regiment of the 651 Brigade, all under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) held their separate New Year festivals with the participation of a large number of civil and Army personnel at the 65 Divisional Headquarter premises, 57 Division at their own premises and 11 Gajaba Regiment troops at Mulankavil playground during April 11 - 14.
  • 611 Brigade Troops Enjoy New Year Spirit with Music

    A New Year festival followed by a vibrant musical show, backed by 9 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) beat group, entertained the villagers of Kidachuri as well as the soldiers serving 611 Brigade on Sunday (7) at the Kidachuri Karuweppankulam school ground. The day’s event, an attempt to further promote harmony and peaceful coexistence among all communities in the North, was organized under the supervision....
  • Army Hockey Players Carry Away President's Cup

    Sri Lanka Army Hockey players Tuesday (22) evening beat their Navy counterparts during the finals in the knockout Hockey Tournament, held at Reid Avenue Astro Hockey Turf and carried away the President’s Cup. The Army scored 3 against 0. Tuesday’s finals came about after a tournament that was conducted nearly for three weeks under arrangements, made by Sri Lanka Army Hockey Committee, chaired by Major General V.U.B Nanayakkara.