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  • SFHQ Wanni Greets the New Year

    DAWN of the New Year 2010 was marked at Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) during a simple ceremony on 01st January morning on the directions of the Wanni Commander Major General Kamal Gunaratne. The chief guest on the occasion, Brigadier M.A.M Dias hoisted the National Flag and inaugurated the event. Recital of National anthem and Army song followed as troops stood in attention. Reading of the service oath afterwards added a new flavour to the occasion. The New Year message of the Commander was also read out by the chief guest. The proceedings ended after a tea party. 

  • China Pledges USD One Million in Aid for Tamil IDPs in Lanka

    SRI LANKA has praised China for its cooperation during its decades long conflict with the LTTE, as Beijing pledged USD one million in aid for the rehabilitation of the displaced Tamil civilians housed in the relief camps in the country. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama conveyed Colombo's appreciation to China during his talks with Lt Gen Ma Xiaotian, Deputy Chief of General Staff, People's Liberation Army (PLA), for assisting Colombo "during the demanding times", a Sri Lankan foreign ministry release said.

  • Commandos' Novel 4 x 4 Expedition Ends in Triumphant Note at Kudaoya

    Sri Lanka Army’s most novel project, ‘4 x 4 Expedition 2014’ - ‘Experience Sri Lanka with Commandos’, that covered a distance of 720 km along the eastern coastal belt, commencing from Jaffna on August 3, ended on Saturday (9) on a triumphant note after reaching Kudaoya Commando Training School.....
  • President Encourages Grade 5 Scholarship Exam Achievers Offering Incentives

    The seventh phase of the ‘Viru Sisu Pradeepa’ scholarship scheme, being implemented annually to appreciate and encourage children of tri-service War Heroes and the Police who excelled in Grade 5 scholarship examination, got underway Thursday (30) morning at the Defence Services College (DSC) for the year 2015 under the auspices of HE the President, Maithripala Sirisena as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Ministry of Defence.  
  • 61 Division Organizes Water Pumps, Sewing Machines & Cash Donations for Vellankulam Civilians

    Vellankulam, the fertile landmass that remained a thriving ground for LTTE terrorism several years ago, has resumed its agricultural practices in full swing with the support of the government, donors and members of the Security Forces serving 61 Division under Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni. 50 water pumping machines, 18 sewing machines, financial grants and gift parcels of nutrients to children, sponsored by Allian Development Trust, to the value of Rs 2 million were among the latest to be distributed for the benefit of farmers.....
  • Kilinochchi Combined Cricket Team Beats Australia's Melbourne Team

    A friendly cricket tournament between Kilinochchi combined team of school cricketers and a visiting team from Melbourne school in Australia took place on Tuesday (2) at Kilinochchi Madya Maha Vidyalaya grounds amidst a large gathering of cricket fans. Kilinochchi combined team, selected from the recent Murali Cricket Cup tournament during these 20............
  • Post-War Achievements, Made with Support of Tri-services Unparalleled, Says Secretary Defence During Kilinochchi Visit for new 'Dagoba' Opening

    Unveiling of the pinnacle atop the new Chetiya (pagoda), erected at historic Sri Lumbini Maha Viharaya at Kilinochchi and foundation stone-laying ceremony for a new Pilgrims' Rest, took place Saturday (29) morning amidst a gathering of members of the Maha Sangha, Ministers, State officials, senior military officers, laity, et al, including Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban development and Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.


  • SF-KLN Launches Livelihood Promotion & Health Projects

    Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) continuing its community-oriented services with the sponsorships received from various donors in the past few days distributed milking cows, chicks, baby goats, sewing machines, water pumps and cash among low-income groups. Coordinated by Mr S. Hettiarachchi, Additional Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development....
  • CTS Invokes Blessings on the Army

    THE STAFF at Ampara Combat Training School (CTS), on the instructions of its Commandant recently conducted a day of religious observances in order to invoke blessings on President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, all members of the Army and the country.

  • SFHQ-KLN Initiates Free Distribution of Spectacles to Civilians

    Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) continued its public welfare projects for the needy people in Kilinochchi by supplying spectacles and reading glasses during a brief ceremony on Saturday (26) at the ‘Nelum Piyasa’ Auditorium, Kilinochchi. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.