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  • Multifunctional Sophisticated Wheelchairs for Bed-ridden Army War Heroes Given to Mihindu Seth Medura

    Deeply concerned about long-term medical recovery and well-being of bed-ridden War Heroes, many of those undergoing rehabilitation in exclusive wellness resorts, like Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura and Anuradhapura Abimansala, the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), has now undertaken a unique project to provide those dependent War Heroes with the most modern and highly sophisticated multifunctional electric wheelchairs of the highest quality and standards.......
  • Tallest X'mas Tree in Kilinochchi Boosts Festive Spirits

    Cementing bonds of goodwill, brotherhood, reconciliation and cultural diversity, hundreds of civilians in Kilinochchi, joined hands together with the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to mark Christmas in a record manner by Army troops erecting Asia’s tallest X’mas tree in the heart of Kilinochchi. Troops at the SFHQ-KLN, as they did in the previous year too, put up the tallest and the largest X’mas tree.....
  • Mullaittivu Students Given Incentives for Schooling

    Nithya Kalyani Jewellers’, ‘Hydramani Apparels’ and UK - based ‘Tesco Company’ jointly sponsored the supply of school uniforms to the students in Mullaittivu area in coordination with the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) during a recent ceremony, held at Mulliyaveli Vidyanandan Vidyalayam. Under the project, 80 students were awarded school books and accessories. In addition, new uniforms for another 373 students, were also given away at the same occasion. 
  • 'Be Prepared for the Cyber War after the Physical War' -“ Commander of the Army

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a Conference on Cyber Warfare - 2011 at Colombo Galadari hotel on Tuesday (22) opined that the whole world is now faced with an emerging threat of a ‘Cyber War’ as cyberspace is the information superhighway across the entire world having made the concept of a ‘global village’ a reality. The keynote address for the ‘Cyber Warfare Workshop - 2011,’.....

  • Netherlands' Academics to Assist Loan Scheme

    Sri Lankan Association of Netherlands-based academics, in coordination with Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), have offered their assistance for implementation of a low-scale loan scheme in Wanni for betterment of economic conditions of poor civilians. In order to provide office-bearers of those community-based committees.....
  • 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.
  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'

    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning. 

  • 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).....