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  • Army Shooters Set New Records in Silhouette Shooting


    Sri Lanka Army shooters making an unparalleled record in the field of shooting, had a clean sweep securing all three first places in the Silhouette Shooting Tournament of the International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union. All three teams who represented the Army won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places after......
     
  • 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...

  • Mahamilankulam Primary School Receives School Uniforms


    Under the direction of the Commander Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ -W), troops of 211 Brigade distributed school uniforms for students of Mahamilankulam Primary School on Friday (02) at the Mahamilankulam Primary school premises. At the request made by the Army, Mr & Mrs Gamini Kariyawasam of Angulana Colombo sponsored this noble deed where 94 students from low-income families were benfited.
  • Commander Extending a Warm Welcome to Delegates Highlights Manifold Military Roles in Post Conflict Civil Cooperation


    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, extending a warm welcome to the delegates attending the ‘Defence Seminar – 2012’ at Colombo Galadari Hotel underlined that the case in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict situation necessitated the engagement of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces for Civil Community, Civil Ministries, Civil Military Cooperation and in Reconstruction since the three-decade conflict had left the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka in disarray.
     
  • Four Digit Number Army Personnel in Jaffna Finish Tamil Proficiency Course


    A four digit number of Army personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) successfully completed a one-month long Tamil language proficiency course and received their credentials during a grand ceremony at Kankasanthurai on Friday (29). Teaching of Tamil language to troops serving the SFHQ-J got underway......
     
  • 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.
     
  • Claymores Brought for Bloodbath Found

    COLOMBO: A SPECIAL Police team on a tip-off conducted a search operation in ANGULANA area and recovered two claymore mines buried in a bare land near the bus stand in front of the ANGULANA church around 1.00 p.m. on Friday (28). One claymore weighs about 24.3 kgs and the other one is about 11.5 kg. 

  • 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.

  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

     
    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.