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  • Govt. to Celebrate the Victory Against Terrorism

    THE GOVERNMENT is to celebrate the Victory against Terrorism in a week long festival islandwide starting tomorrow from schools, said Agriculture Minister Maithripala Sirisena. School Principals have been instructed to get the participation of 3.9 million students for ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ – Hounouring War Heroes -- programmes at schools today. Tomorrow all state institutions, semi-government institutions, local government institutions, provincial councils and district secretariats are to conduct ‘Ranaviru Pranama’ programmes in their respective institutions, he said. On Friday, May 22 there will be a mass ‘National Ranaviru Pranama’ rally at the Parliament grounds in Sri Jayewardenepura. It will be addressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Push Bicycles & Wheelchairs from Singapore Distributed among Civilians

    One more consignment of push bicycles, school accessories, garments, wheelchairs, hospital equipment, etc donated by supporters at Singapore Buddhist Library, was distributed among civilians in Vavuniya area on Monday (4). The gesture of goodwill, organized regularly by Ven Bellanwila Dhammaratana Nayaka Thero, Advisor to Singapore Buddhist Library and Chief Incumbent, Bellanwila Raja Maha Vihara.....
  • Proposed 'Wellness Resort' Continues to Receive Generous Assistance

    THE PROPOSED Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) spearheaded Anuradhapura “Wellness Resort”, a residential complex for rest and recreation of disable soldiers and their families continues to receive further teeth as more and more donors and philanthropists worldwide were lending their helping hand. The concept, mooted by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya is to be a reality soon at a ten-acre land allocation, made by the government in response to the Army’s request for assistance. The surveying of the land has already been done and the architectural approval has been sought from local authorities.

  • New Year Gift of Different Nature: Record Eye-Surgery on War Hero Enables to See His Wife for the First Time

    Corporal D.M Seneviratne of 4 Gemunu Watch (GW), who lost his vision in both eyes, due to a trapping blast while he was throwing his weight behind the success of the Wanni humanitarian operations in January 2008 against terrorists, was born again to see the world, including his beloved wife for the first time in his lifetime, thanks to the magnanimity shown by none other than the Commander of the Army himself who had casually come across this visually-handicapped......

  • President Enshrines Treasure in 'Sandahiru Maha Seya'

    Enshrinement of treasure and relics in the base ring of the 'Sandahiru Maha Seya' (Triumphant Pagoda), under construction at Mahamevunauyana, Anuradhapura, on the initiatives of the Secretary Defence and Urban Development, took place on Poson Full Moon Poya Day, Thursday (12) morning, a day of utmost importance to the Nation with the arrival of Ven Mihindu Thero in Sri Lanka centuries ago. HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the conceptual architect of the Pagoda, 'Sandahiru Maha Seya' arrived at the venue on the invitation of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa......
  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa

    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records

    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On

    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.