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  • Troops in Wanni Welcome New Year

    OFFICERS and soldiers at the Security Forces Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ - W) welcomed the New Year according to traditions by organizing a special tea party for all ranks at SFHQ - W auditorium on 14th April morning. Brigadier A.P. De Z. Wickremaratne, Brigadier General Staff at SFHQ - Wanni lit the traditional oil lamp inaugurating the tea party rich with traditional sweetmeats. Towards the end of the party, the chief guest .....

  • Seva Vanitha 30th AGM Held with New Spirits

    The 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) which has been engaged in numerous welfare measures for the benefit of war heroes and their families was held on Saturday (13) at Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla on a grand scale with participation of more than 300 of regimental Seva Vanitha chairpersons, executive board members and senior members.
  • India to Seek Proof P'karan Dead to Close Gandhi Case

    INDIA will seek forensic evidence from Sri Lanka to confirm the deaths of Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran and his intelligence head to finally close the case on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi 18 years ago. Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman, who oversaw all covert killings in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), were the last of two suspects still wanted in India for the killing of Gandhi, who was blown up by a woman suicide bomber at an election rally near Chennai May 21, 1991. The LTTE initially denied killing Gandhi but in later years some of its leaders privately and otherwise voiced regrets over his death, which led to the Tigers being outlawed in India in 1992.

  • Training Workshop on Football

    In order to promote enthusiasm among sportsmen, a week-long training workshop on football was arranged by the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) during July 24 - August 01 at Mankulam and Mulankavil areas. The programme was conducted with the assistance of Training Instructors of Soccer Outreach Services......
  • Volunteer Force Athletic Meet Begins

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Inter Regiment Athletic Meet 2010, a major event in the Army sports calendar was inaugurated this morning (27) by SLAVF Commandant Major General D.R.A.B Jayathilake at Sugathadasa Stadium. Around 800 participants representing 111 Volunteer Battalions, including 5 women teams are expected to compete for medals during this .....

  • SFHQ-J 'Harmony Centre' Ready to Provide IT Training to Jaffna Children

    Recognizing diverse civic-oriented welfare projects being carried out by the Army in Jaffna, ‘We Are One Sri Lanka’, an organization based in the UK, extended its support by donating 18 computers to the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Sunday (09) morning. Mr. Mohan Samarasinghe, representing the organization handed over the computers, each to the value of Rs. 80,000/=, to Major General Priyatha Jayasundara.............
  • 'Viru Daru' Society Members During their New Year Festival Receive a Special Guest

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment’s ‘Viru Daru’ society, comprised of children of Ranaviru families marked the Sinhala and Hindu New Year with a ceremony, full of New Year games and amusement. Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), the driving force behind founding of ‘Viru Daru’ societies under purview of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch.....
  • The Child in the Soldier Died Long Ago

    FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Amuthavasagam Lourthamma is one of the 94 inmates at the state-run rehabilitation centre for LTTE child.soldiers who have either surrendered or been captured, which is located at Ambepussa, about 70 km on the Colombo-Kandy road, There are 44 girls on the rolls here, and what is special about Lourthamma is that her brother, older by just a year, is also there for rehab. Abhiraj was grabbed by the Tigers when his sister fled the training camp after just two days.