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  • 11 Division Troops Clean Up Sacred Kandy before Esala Festival

    Prior to the commencement of the forthcoming Kandy Esala Perahera season, troops of the 11 Division under command to the Security Force Headquarters Central (SFHQ-C) carried out a ‘Shramadana’ campaign, together with members of the general public in Kandy town area to get rid of garbage and clear the areas on Monday (21)......
  • UN, European Nations Angry With LANKA for Defeating Tigers

    THE UN, and many European nations, are very angry at Sri Lanka for defeating the separatist Tamil rebels, after nearly 30 years of fighting. The UN, and particularly Norway, were trying hard to work out a peace deal. The Tamils, represented by the LTTE (an organization eventually recognized as an international terrorist group) refused to budge on their demand for partition of the island. A decade ago, the LTTE controlled a third of the island, although Tamils are only 13 percent of the population. It used to be 18 percent, but many have fled because of the LTTE violence, and government attempts to cope. Three years ago, fed up with over a decade of failed peace efforts, the government was determined to crush the LTTE and regain control of the entire island.

  • SLAVF Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Begins

    The finals of the Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Tournament of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) commenced on Tuesday (14) at Diyagama Stadium. Major General Channa Goonetilleke, Commandant, SLAVF graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
  • Pangolla Cavalry Supercross Stuns Racing Enthusiasts

    Amidst a sea of racing enthusiasts, including the Commander of the Army General Jagath Jayasuriya,  Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) organized thrilling  ‘Cavalry Supercross’, the exciting racing event held for the 4th time  stormed the Pangolla racing track at Kurunegala Sunday (16). ‘Cavalry Supercross’, a novel experience of the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps on this 60 ft wide 1.4 km long gravel track with 5 corners, came about.....

  • Delegation for 'SL - Pakistan Defence Talks' Speaks to Commander

    A delegation from Pakistan Defence Forces and her Ministry of Defence, now in Sri Lanka for the annual ‘Sri Lanka - Pakistan Army to Army Defence Talks’ Round 3 of the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) called at the Army Headquarters Monday (14) afternoon and met the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva.
  • More Families Given Land After Demining

    Troops in the East handed over more land to its original owners in a ceremony, held at Koonathive East, Sampoor recently. There areas before handing over to the owners were cleared of landmines by troops. A total of 56 families from Koonathive east Sampoor were resettled with necessary assistance provided to them by the troops. Several Senior officers, civil invitees attended the occasion.

  • 62 Division Provides Water & Coordinates Medical Assistance

    Troops of 62 Division serving under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) during past two days (Sept 20-21) conducted several community-oriented projects for the benefit of civilians in areas, served by them on the directions of the General Officer Commanding, 62 Division. On Saturday (20), troops organized the donation of two wheelchairs, received from Mr P. Senevirathne, a donor coordinated by the Army to Mr P.G Harsha of Nikawewa.....
  • Commander Security Forces (Jaffna) Takes Leave of His Soldiers

    COMMANDER of the Security Forces (Jaffna) Major General Mendaka Samarasinghe bade goodbye to officers and soldiers at Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna) last morning (23) and left Jaffna to take up duties as the Chief of Staff at Army Headquarters, Colombo. Major General Samarasinghe was accorded a Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour by the troops of the 1st Field Engineer Regiment. He also planted a mango sapling in the Security Forces Headquarters (Jaffna) premises after the......

  • Commander in Chief of Armed Forces Salutes GW Achievements During Colours Re-awarding Ceremony

    Gemunu Watch (GW), one of the prestigious and veteran regiments in the Army, having produced a number of valiant War Heroes to serve the nation, once again received honours on Wednesday (15) with re-awarding of new Colours to all units by none other than the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Chief Guest on the occasion. Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence & Urban Development was among one of the firsts to arrive at the GW Regimental Centre at Kuruwita.....