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  • Tsunami Victims Remembered


    Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division as the Chief Guest on Thursday (25) participated in a ceremony that commemorated Tsunami tragedy at Kadeikadu, Vettalakerni cemetery. A monument to these effect was also unveiled at the same time......
     
      
  • 511 Brigade Civil-Military Relations Reviewed


    A meeting organized by the 511 Brigade in Jaffna to review progress as regards various humanitarian and development-oriented roles that have been pursued to-date took place at Jaffna Urumpirai Hindu College where state and civil agency representatives met Civil Affairs Officers of the 511 Brigade. The cordial meeting......
     
  • Troops Collect Fifteen Dead Tigers & Twenty Weapons

    MULLAITTIVU: ARMY troops engaged in extensive search and clear operations in captured areas, north of PALAMATTALAN, PUTHUKUDIYIRIPPU this morning (30) collected dead bodies of fifteen more Tigers along with twenty T-56 weapons and one Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG).....

  • Troops Continue Their Search

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY TROOPS conducted search and clear operations in the general areas of ALANKULAM, IRANAMADU, VISUAMADU, AKKARAYANKULAM and PUTHUKKUDDIYIRUPPU on Tuesday (3) and recovered one T-56 weapon, one T-56 magazine, eight rounds of T-56 ammunition, one Light Machine Gun (LMG), one LMG drum, fifteen hand grenades, one  Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG), twenty-six  anti personnel mines, one 81 mm mortar bomb, one 40 mm GL cartridge, ninety-nine locally made 81 mm mortar bombs and one shot gun. 

  • Final Touches to New Hospital Complex Inspected

     


    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, paying a visit to the new ten-storied Military Hospital construction complex at Narahenpita, now on the verge of its ceremonial opening, took time off on Wednesday (12) to see how new medical equipment, are being installed......
     
  • Emerging Army's Seekkuge Prasanna Selected for Sri Lanka National Cricket Team


    Promising right-arm leg-spinner, Lance Corporal Seekkuge Prasanna of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps represented Sri Lanka National Side in the 4th and 5th One Day International (ODI) matches, played against Australia on 20 & 22 Aug 2011 at the Keththarama International Stadium. In his debut ODI, he captured 3 wickets in one over including the brilliant catch of the former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting.  Further, he     showed his potential in the final ODI by bowling the match winning fine spell of 1 for 37 in 10 overs. He joined the Sri Lankan team after his successful tour to England with the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Cricket Team for participation in the matches, held between July 17-August 19, this year. Prasanna has already represented Sri Lanka ‘A’ for the tour of Australia last year and the Triangle series with Pakistan......
  • New Military Spokesman Takes Office

    MAJOR GENERAL Prasad Samarasinghe assumed office as Military Spokesman and Director, Directorate of Media in the Army this morning (8) during a brief ceremony, held at Media Center for National Security (MCNS). Major General Samarasinghe as Military Spokesman had the rare opportunity of contributing to the initial phase of the onset of the Humanitarian Operations that started off from Mavil Aru in the East during the years 2006-2007.

  • Visiting China's Armed Police Chief Assures More Training Slots for Officers


    Lieutenant General Niu Zhizong, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People’s Armed Police, now in Sri Lanka on a three-day long official visit, together with five more senior Colonels, paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at the Army Headquarters this afternoon (22).
  • New Wanni Computer Laboratory Starts Its First Training Course


    The Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), with the motive of further expanding knowledge on Information Technology (IT) among troops serving Wanni areas, recently commenced an IT course for its troops at its newly-established computer laboratory at the SFHQ-W premises. 30 officers and other ranks began their two-week long course with the support, the SFHQ-W received from the IDM....