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  • More War Heroes & Their Families Honoured by President Rajapaksa

    HIS EXCELLENCY the President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose unchallenged leadership that brought about peace to the country, once again honoured fallen and still working War Heroes Sunday (11) morning after opening a mega housing project, close to the hill capital, Kandy. President Rajapaksa symbolically handed over the keys of a newly built house......

  • East-based Troops Take Sinhala-Tamil Students on Educational Tour

    Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters – East (SFHQ-E), continued to be engaged in different social activities, including Shramadana campaigns, conduct of seminars for school children, organizing  musical shows and educational tours in the past few days.
  • T-56 Weapons & Cyanide Capsules Found

    VAVUNIYA : TROOPS on search and clear operations recovered four T-56 weapons, four T-56 magazines, one hundred and fifty rounds of T-56 ammunition, one 40 mm Grenade Launcher, twelve 40 mm Grenade Launchers, two cyanide capsules, four hand grenades, one mobile phone, two field dressing,  one area map, three batteries, three packs and some stationery from ECHCHANKULAM area.

  • Prolonged Illness Causes Death of University Entrant Under Leadership Training

    A university entrant undergoing "Leadership and Personality Development" Joint Training Programme at Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Training School of the Army at Gannoruwa, passed away in the wee hours on Saturday (1) while receiving medical treatment at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital after a surgery for a prolonged illness.
  • Gusi Peace Award 2010 Conferred on Jaffna Commander

    The prestigious Gusi Peace Prize, nominated by Philippines-based Gusi Foundation has been awarded to Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the promotion of civil-military relations, reconciliatory measures.....

  • Welikanda Maha Vidyalaya Students Get More Books To Their Library

    Welikanda  Maha Vidyalaya library on Thursday (22) received a stock of  176 books, useful to students following  coordination done by  Lieutenant Colonel W.R.J Makawita, Civil Affairs Coordinating Officer at the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E). Seen as another humanitarian project for the benefit of students living in the area, the project has got the blessings of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E.
  • Anuradhapura 'Abimansala' Wellness Resort Marks Its First Anniversary

    The maiden sanatorium-type wellness resort, ‘Abimansala’ for dependent War Heroes, which saw its birth on the banks of Nuwara Wewa at Anuradhapura as a conceptual notion of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, marked its first anniversary on Thursday (26), giving prominence to religious observances. 
  • 28 More Rehabilitated Combatants Go Back Home

    One more batch of 28 former LTTE combatants after government’s rehabilitation left for their homes on Saturday (20) during a ceremony, held at Marathamadu Rehabilitation Centre, Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W). During the ceremony, 9 former LTTE female cadres and 19 former combatants showcased their cultural and......

  • Matters Related to IDP Camps Discussed

    SENIOR ARMY OFFICERS, headed by Major General Kamal Gunaratne, Commander Security Forces, Wanni cum Competent Authority for Northern IDP Resettlement met state officials working in IDP centers and conducted observation tours on Army, Navy, Police and Special Task Force camps. The visiting military officers during a meeting at 21 Division Headquarters under Security Forces Headquarters..........

  • Army Had Multiple Humanitarian Roles to Play Fighting LTTE - Minister Peiris Tells Seminar Delegates

    Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris contributing to the Session One on ‘Challenges and Prospects of Counter Terrorism’ in the ongoing ‘Defeating Terrorism - The Sri Lankan Experience’ international seminar at Colombo Galadari Hotel said on Tuesday (31) that the Sri Lanka Army, not only defeated LTTE terrorism, but also enabled Tamil civilians en masse to get access to livelihood.