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  • 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.
  • Mannar Farmers Donate Rice & Food Items for Poson Eating Houses

    RICE, dried fish and food items to the value of Rs 2 lakhs were donated by farmers and irrigation officers in Manthai, Mannar for the use of Anuradhapura ‘Poson’ Dansala (free meal distribution) after absence of nearly 30 years. The goodwill gesture for promotion of reconciliation among ethnic communities has been organized by 215 Brigade in Mannar following an initiative taken by those farmers and irrigation officers.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Special Mass Invokes Blessings on Army

    The special Mass and Thanksgiving Service to bless the Army Day and its 61st Anniversary was conducted Thursday (7) evening at Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo 03 with the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya participating as the Chief Guest. With Thursday’s service, pre Army Day religious observances of Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian denominations came to an end before this year’s Army Day is commemorated on......

  • 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......

  • Russian Military Attaché Calls on Commander

    MILITARY, Air and Naval Attaché to the Embassy of Russian Federation Colonel Vladimir K. Chernenko called on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya in his office at Army Headquarters Colombo Tuesday (29). The Russian diplomat during this first official visit to the Army Headquarters conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the Commander on his appointment as the new Commander.