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  • Army Hospital Receives Donation of Twelve Adjustable Beds

    EXTENDING a gesture of gratitude towards War Heroes who are receiving medical treatment in hospital, one more Sri Lankan living in the USA donated some beds to the Army hospital for the use of needy inmates. Mr. Leonard Weerasinghe presently living in New York during his visit to the island found the opportunity to donate twelve adjustable beds, each costing Rs. 65,000/= to the Army hospital in recognition of the commitment of soldiers during the war to eliminate terrorism from the motherland. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya received the donation from Mr. Leonard Weerasinghe during a brief function held at the hospital premises in the Army Headquarters Thursday (24) morning.

  • Creating Renewed Enthusiasm Among Disable War Heroes, The Army Para Games - 2012 Commences

    The most-awaited Sri Lanka Army Para Games - 2012, the year’s platform for more than 1000 differently able War Heroes to showcase their multiple talents in track and field sports events, together with other internationally-recognized sportsmen, kicked off on Tuesday (14) evening at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest read out the official declaration of commencement of the Army Para Games - 2012 soon after all athletes took the formal oath after lighting the symbolic Olympic Torch and hoisting respective flags.

  • SVAB Marks Anniversary Offering more Grants to War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), one of the leading welfare branches that continues to throw its full weight behind the well-being of dependent, disable and other Army personnel and their family members, marked its 27th anniversary of founding on Wednesday (6) during a special ceremony that awarded financial grants, scholarships and artificial limbs. Wednesday’s anniversary ceremonies that......
  • ICRC Head Pays Courtesy Call on Commander

    Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Sri Lanka Ms Cherine Pollini Tuesday (19) evening, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at Army Headquarters. Ms Pollini who has been the Head of the ICRC in Sri Lanka since April 2013 was accompanied to the......
  • 'Sith Ru Udana' Art Exhibition Takes Shape at SFHQ-C

    The third phase of art exhibition ‘Sith Ru Udana’ showing over 65 paintings, drawn by veteran artists Mr. Bandula Harischandra and his spouse, Mrs. Kusum Mangalika was held at 2 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) under the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) on Friday (7). On the directions of.......
  • Islamic Religious Rites Invoke Blessings on Forthcoming Army Anniversary

    The famous and most sacred Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid Mosque at Colombo Town Hall junction welcomed the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday (5) evening when he, alongside his senior officers visited the shrine to receive blessings on the forthcoming Army’s 62nd Anniversary and Army Day (October 10). The customary Islamic religious prayers, led by Maulavis, Rev Sayed Hassan, Rev Rauf and Rev Faizalkari commenced after the.....

  • Delft Island Maha Vidyalayam's New Sports Pavillion Opened

    Students at Delft Maha Vidyalayam, Jaffna, who showed their colours at the recent Inter House Athletic Meet, held their prize-giving ceremony on Wednesday (29) at the school playground. Commander Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Major General Udaya Perera graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest at the invitation of the Principal.
  • Brigadier K.J Jayaweera Appointed, New Military Spokesman & Director MoD Media Centre

    Brigadier K.J Jayaweera, currently the Director, Directorate of Media at Army Headquarters has been appointed temporarily as new Military Spokesman, Director Training & Coordination and Spokesman-Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters. Former Military Spokesman, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, who was holding above appointments, has been attached to the Army Headquarters with immediate effect.   
  • Three Tiger Infiltrators Shot Dead

    VAVUNIYA: THREE LTTE terrorists who had infiltrated the area west of OMANTHAI were shot dead by the alert troops serving in the area Sunday morning (19) around 6.00 a.m. Later troops recovered the three LTTE dead bodies, two T-56 weapons, one I-com set, three T-56 magazines, three hundred and forty-two rounds of T-56 ammunition, forty-two Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunitions, six hand grenades, two silver compass, one laser range finder, one Global Processing System (GPS), two cyanide capsules, one VAVUNIYA colour maps and two LTTE packs from the area.