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  • New Buddha Shrine of 661 Brigade Premises Opened

    The newly constructed Buddha shrine of the 661 Brigade Headquarters under the 66 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was opened for veneration during a simple religious ceremony on Tuesday (29). The religious unit remained a spiritual need for the soldiers serving the Brigade premises for a long time.

  • "Jaya Piritha" Invokes Blessings on Country, President and War Heroes

    The "Jaya Pirith" chanting was held at BMICH yesterday, (10 May) invoking blessings to the country, the President and the war heroes with the participation of 3000 monks invited from all parts of the Island. The Ministry of Defence organized the "Jaya Pirith" chanting for the fourth time in succession. Mahanayaka of Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven Udugama Buddarakkitha Thera, Anunayaka Thera of Malwatta Chapter Ven Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, President of Amarapura Sangha Sabha and.....
  • Bangladesh Army Chief Views Sniper Demonstration

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army, now on a five-day goodwill visit, arrived at the Sri Lanka Army’s premier training institution, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa Saturday (26) morning, to be warmly received by Brigadier J. R. Kulathunga, Commandant SLMA. A special Guard Turn Out greeted him at the main archway to the SLMA complex in conformity with military traditions.

  • Troops Provide Assistance to Flood Victims

    TORRENTIAL rains have rendered more than one hundred and ten families in Uriankattu and Sinnattamunai areas under 233 Brigade in the east. One hundred and forty-four civilians, belonging to 41 families have been temporarily housed at Uriankattu Government school for the time being. Another group of 210 affected civilians of  70 families have been provided temporary shelter at Sinnattamunai Vidyalaya with the coordination work done by Army troops considering the emergency circumstances.

  • 65th Anniversary Commemorative Programmes Draw to a Close at Panagoda

    The Army 65th Anniversary and Army Day commemorative ceremonies in the year 2014 drew to a close on Saturday (11) afternoon at Panagoda Sri Bodhi Rajaramaya (Army temple) after an all-night Pirith chanting ceremony, the previous evening and an alms-giving to 65 monks, led by Ven Dr Ittepaane Sri Dhammalankara Mahanayaka Thero.......
  • North to Get 21 Police Stations

    AS PART OF ESTABLISHING civil administration in the North after eradicating terrorism, the Police Department is to set up 21 police stations in the North and a Tamil language training centre for police personnel in Kilinochchi. Addressing the media at the Police Headquarters yesterday, IGP Jayantha Wickramaratne said after eliminating terrorism from the country after three decades, particularly in the North, it is important to establish civil administration in the liberated areas. A Tamil Language Training Centre will be established in Kilinochchi in addition to the existing one in Kalladi. He said a Tamil Language Training Centre (TLTC) will be established in Kilinochchi in addition to the existing TLTC in Kalladi.

  • Rugby Training Takes Root in Jaffna

    Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) recently organized a rugby training programme for both Jaffna teachers and students. The training session was organized with the aim of popularizing the sport among sport lovers in the peninsula and imparting knowledge on rules and regulations of the play.
  • SFHQ-C Army Members Join 'Sil' Campaign

    Nearly one hundred Army personnel including officers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on account of Binara Full Moon Poya Day (19) participated in a Sil observance campaign at Kahagolla Sri Gnanarama monastery.


  • Commander Recognizes '5S Excellence Special Award' of Ranaviru Apparels War Heroes

    The Ranaviru Apparels at Yakkala, managed by the Army where more than 460 disable War Heroes produce complete uniform sets for use in the Army, has gained world-class recognition with the award of ‘5S Excellence Special Award,’ on the recommendation of the Japanese 5S Guru Prof. Seiichi Fujitha and the team. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, on being informed of this achievement of disable War Heroes, paid a visit to the Ranaviru Apparels on ..........