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  • Commander Shares Views with Hospital Inmates


    Lieutenant General A. W. J. Crishanthe De Silva, the new Commander of the Army, just hours after assumption of office this morning (23), went to see the well-being of the hospital inmates at the Narahenpita Military Hospital, together with several senior officers. Lieutenant General De Silva speaking to a section of those inmates shared views with them and made inquiries into their well-being and gave away some gift parcels.
  • The Accused Sick; Case Postponed

    The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings as scheduled on Friday (3). The case was called up but the Medical Officer intimated to court that the accused is still not fit enough to appear before the Court. The case was postponed until 9th September 2010 at 8.00 a.m. (Ends)

  • "Uththama Pooja" Medal Awarded to Next of Kin of War Heroes During Ceremony at Tangalle


    War Heroes of Army, Navy, Air Force and Police who scarified their lives to save our motherland from the ruthless LTTE terrorists in the past three decades were commemorated by symbolically presenting the "Uththama Pooja Pranama" medal to their beloved parents and wives. The ceremony was held at Tangalle Navy base on Tuesday (28) under the patronage of Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
     
  • Search Operations in North Continue

    NORTH: TROOPS on their search and clear operations in the general areas of MIRUSUWIL, ILLUPPAKADAVAI, KILINOCHCHI, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL recovered two thousand one hundred and fifty rounds of 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition, five hundred and twenty-two rounds of 7.62 x 54 mm ammunition, 1.5 kg of explosives, one Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), one firing device, one hundred and eighty-three rounds of T-56 ammunition, eighteen rounds of 25 mm ammunition, one hundred and fifty rounds of 23 mm ammunition.....

  • Tri-Service Commanders Inspect 'Victory Day Parade' Rehearsals


    Prior to the final few days before the fifth ‘Victory Day’ parade at Matara, Chief of Defence Staff, General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage, Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal, K.A Gunatilleke, Inspector General of the Police (IGP), N.K. Illangakoon.....
     
  • Another Yoga Course Commences in Kilinochchi


    The third Yoga course, with the motive of enhancing discipline, mental and physical strengths of military personnel serving the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) commenced on 23rd April at the Advanced Infantry Platoon Training (APIT) school, Bharathipuram. The course will continue until 28 May with the participation of 54 other ranks.
  • Disability No More a Setback; 86 War Heroes to Erect New Houses with Army Grants

     “Write me as one that loves his fellow men” - Leigh Hunt (Poet & Essayist)

    The unified sense of strong and genuine comradeship that prevails among all ranks in the Army came to the fore and paid its deserving dividends on Thursday (21) when 86 more disable War Heroes and spouses showed up at Army Headquarters to receive five-digit financial grants to build their........

  • Army Organizes Distribution of Wheelchairs & Artificial Limbs for Jaffna Civilians

    Nineteen differently-able civilians who needed attention and assistance of the society were recently provided wheelchairs and artificial limbs by the 511 Brigade at Achchuveli, Jaffna. During a brief ceremony, held at the Headquarters of 9th Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry at Achchuveli, nine wheelchairs and ten artificial limbs were recently distributed among ten men and nine females. This donation, coordinated by the 511 Brigade was sponsored by “Centre for Handicapped”, a Kandy-based charity organization. 

  • Foreign Experts to be Invited to Army's 'Defence Seminar-2012' on Post-War 5Rs

    Sri Lanka Army, acclaimed now world-wide as one of the best counter terrorist forces in the millennium, is set to place its new diversified 5R ‘peace warrior’ roles visa-a-vis post-war development assignments before the world during the forthcoming 2nd Defence Seminar 2012 on the theme ‘Towards Lasting Peace & Stability’. The three-day Defence Seminar fixed for Aug 8-10, expected to be addressed by subject experts from foreign countries, is largely centered on post-war spheres of Rehabilitation.....
  • Sangaree Demands Resignation of TNA MPs

    TULF Leader V. Anandasangaree has demanded the resignation of all Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs from Parliament for having represented the now defeated LTTE, locally and internationally. "Such persons should no longer represent the Tamil community, and they should now resign and go home", he has told the media.The Tamil National Alliance is the proxy political party of the LTTE. It was formed as an amalgamation of moderate Tamil political parties as well as a number of former rebel groups.