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  • Inter Regiment Shooting Contest Ends in Diyatalawa

    The annual Inter Regimental Combat Shooting Contest, that got underway at 1000 metres range, Diyatalawa firing range from May 26 ended on June 4. The programme was organized by the Army Small Arms Association with the participation of 430 male and female shooters from 43 shooting teams representing all Regiments. Major General Jagath Dias......
  • LTTE's Chemicals for Bomb Production Unearthed

    VAVUNIYA:AN ESTIMATED quantity of 3500 kg of Potasium Chloride, used for production of C-4 explosives and other deadly mines, etc by Tigers was unearthed by the troops in OLUMADU, VAVUNIYA last evening (31) while the stock remained buried in a container.The consignment in 70 bags of 50 kg each has been apparently brought to the.....

  • 'May All Beings be Well & Happy !' -“ Sri Lanka Army

    Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi commemorative Vesak ceremony that marks the 2600th Anniversary of the Enlightenment of the Buddha is today (May 17, 2011). On this historic day, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, all the principal staff officers, officers and all ranks join millions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka and across the world in wishing them a very peaceful Vesak, replete with tolerance, loving kindness, equanimity, equality and generosity.
  • Investiture of Gallantry Awards on North - East War Heroes Inaugurated at Temple Trees

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces refreshed the memories of invaluable dedication, commitment and sacrifice, made by 19,158 War Heroes of the Armed Forces during Humanitarian Operations in the North and East by awarding prestigious Gallantry Medals, Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya (WWV) and Rana Wickrema Padakkama (RWP) in a glittering ceremony at Temple Trees Monday (15) afternoon.
  • Sri Lanka Navy Outlines Importance of Maritime Hub in Seminar Sessions

    The ongoing ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ sessions on Tuesday (19) morning accommodated Sri Lanka Navy’s contributor, Rear Admiral D.C Gunawardena’s views on the theme, ‘Security Challenges Faced by an Island Nation in Pursuit of a Maritime Hub’ in the panel, chaired by Major General Milinda Peiris.
  • 51 Division Troops Donate New House to Ex-LTTE Intelligence Wing Combatant

    Symbolizing the magnanimity of the soldiers who once fought against the bitter enemy until peace dawned, 25 Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) built a new house to an ex-combatant, now living in Urelu, Jaffna at their expense. Responding to the woes of Mrs M.Kumajini, the spouse of the rehabilitated former combatant........
  • 241 & 211 Troops Donate Blood for Urgent Surgeries

    Two blood donation campaigns organized by the troops of the 241 Brigade, serving under the Security Forces Headquarters – East (SFHQ – E) and troops of the 211 Brigade, serving under the Security Force Headquarters – Wanni (SFHQ – W) were held at  Maligatenna Temple and Base Hospital, Vavuniya respectively on Wednesday (5) and Friday(7).

  • Fifteen Canadian Tiger Supporters Held; Security Costs Exceed Millions

    AT LEAST fifteen overseas based Tiger terrorists, their proxies or supporters who have been for the last 1-2 weeks blocking Canadian highways and public places disturbing peace in TORONTO, OTTAWA and ONTARIO have now been arrested by the Canadian Police, bringing the string of LTTE provoked protests to an apparent abrupt end. Thousands of LTTE backed youngsters of the third generation who knew nothing about what was on in Sri Lanka were made to protest in the streets talking of the “genocide” of Tamils. Some of them were herded to wage assaults on Sri Lanka’s Consular General’s office and demonstrate in front of Parliament Hill, US embassy, UN organization and a few more public places in the past fortnight. 

  • DSC's 4th Sports Meet Gets Commander as Chief Guest

    Defence Services College (DSC) at Kompannaveediya, Colombo 2 had its 4th annual Sports Meet at Malay Street play ground Wednesday (22) morning. The eventful and much-awaited annual feature, filled with excitement, skills and entertainment assumed greater significance when the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, together with Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.....
  • Halambewewa Showers with Gifts & Donations on Children's Day

    Troops of the 622 Brigade under the 62 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) formally handed over the possession of the newly constructed preschool complex at Halambewewa to children on account of the recent International Children’s Day on October 1. Following the coordination of Brigadier D.T Weerakoon, Brigade Commander.......