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  • Korea Based Sri Lankans Offer Their Help to Soldiers

    EXPATRIATES in  South Korea, under the auspices of Ven Dr. Welangiriye Vachissara Thera, incumbent, Maha Bodhi Monastery in South Korea, were among the latest group of  patriotic philanthropists to offer their share for the benefit of  War Heroes fighting the most ruthless terrorist outfit in the world. Korea based donors, led by Korea – Sri Lanka Cultural Association’s   President Ven Dr. Welangiriye Vachissara Thera...

  • Secretary Defence Participates in Vesak Celebrations

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participated in a series of activities organized in view of the "Sambuddha Jayanthiya" in the eve of the first day of Vesak celebrations, (05th May). Accordingly, the Secretary Defence opened Vesak "Dansal" and "Bakthi -Gee" presentations.
     
     
  • Central Troops Engage in Social Service Projects


    Troops of the Security Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) carried out several welfare projects for the well-being of soldiers and civilians in the past week.  Troops of the 122 Brigade of the Security Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) on Thursday (27) gave their contribution to the blood donation campaign, organized by Koonwalana Grama Niladari Welfare Association and the Forest Conservation Officers’ Welfare Association, Thissamaharama.
     
  • New Commander Pays Courtesy Calls on CDS & Navy Commander


    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army paid courtesy calls on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Jagath Jayasuriya and the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on Monday (19) after Lieutenant General Ratnayake assumed duties as the 20th Commander of the Army on 1 August 2013.During his meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, both of them exchanged mementoes as tokens of cooperation and goodwill.

     
       
  • Army Helps Distribution of Dry Ration Packets


    Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) facilitated the distribution of 250 dry ration packets among resettled families in Veheratenna, Vavuniya on Saturday (6). Each packet consisted of rice, dhal, potatoes, salt, soya meat, sugar, tea, manioc yams, flour, garlic, chili powder, curry powder, turmeric powder, etc. The social service organization, ‘Sath Sith’ sponsored the donation and the event was headed by Ven. Jinawansa Thero.....
  • Army Tells Jaffna Businessmen: Don't Give in to Ransom Demands


    Security Forces Headquarters in Jaffna asked the business community in Jaffna to engage in their lawful businesses without submitting to ransom demands from certain groups since the Army will provide them protection. A meeting was organized by the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office in Jaffna to discuss constraints and difficulties faced by businessmen in the peninsula, following a few incidents of ransom demands were reported by businessmen during the past six months.
     
  • Mortar Bombs Emerge from Abandoned Well

    BATTICALOA: SPECIAL TASK FORCE (STF) troops during a search and clear operation in PUTTUR area found sixty 81 mm mortar bombs on Friday (2). They had been hidden in an abandoned well in the area.

  • Private Sector Offers 300 Jobs to Youngsters in Jaffna

    NEARLY 300 unemployed young men and women in the Jaffna peninsula are to receive employment openings in the garment industry sector immediately after a brief training given to them. Following an initiative launched by Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna (SFHQ - J), on the instructions of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who recently toured Jaffna....

  • More Land Blocks Distributed among Serving Troops


    The phase II of the ‘Kambiliwewa Ranaviru Piyasa’ project which allocates housing facilities for military personnel in very areas of their service recently gave away 15 more plots of land during a simple ceremony. The chief guest in the ceremony, Brigadier K.G.D Perera, General Officer Commanding 62 Division under the......