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  • Army Resolves Water Diversion Issue

    Following initiatives taken by the Army, farmers as well as animals in drought-hit Lahugala and Panama areas are to receive water from the Muthukandi reservoir. Farmers in Pottuvil, Lahugala and Panama sanctuary area pointed out that the prolonged drought continues to affect their farming and animal life and highlighted the need to divert a section of water to those areas, curtailing the daily quantum, being pumped to them three times a week.
  • They Learn More on Dangerous Drugs

    Three more lectures on the use of dangerous drugs were conducted in the formations under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) with a view to broadening their knowledge on dangerous drugs and narcotics. Organized by the Directorate of Psychological Operations at the Army Headquarters on......
  • Villagers in their Hundreds Volunteer & Clean up New 'Abimansala-2' Project Complex

    Hundreds of villagers in and around new ‘Abimansala-2’ (wellness resort for dependent war heroes) complex at Wilpitawatte, Kamburupitiya, taking their own initiative and showing overwhelming support, participated in a mammoth Shramadana campaign Sunday (4) morning and cleaned the entire wellness resort premises, ahead of its ceremonial opening on November 10, 2012.
  • More LTTE Arms & Ammunition Uncovered

    NORTH: TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of VISHUAMADU and  KARIYALAMODDEI on Sunday (28) recovered one 150 m detonator code, 2 electric detonators, ten claymore mines, fifteen anti personnel mines, three 40 mm grenades, twenty various type of bombs and ammunition, forty-nine Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG) and  six 60 mm mortar bombs.

  • 42 More Jaffna Civilians Complete Sinhala Proficiency Course

    Conduct of Sinhala language courses for Tamil civilians and Tamil courses for Army personnel in the Jaffna peninsula recently marked a significant turning point in its efforts to bridge communication gaps between civilians and Security Forces when 42 Tamil youngsters after completing their seventeen-week long Sinhala language course received their proficiency certificates.
  • General Amnesty for Army Absentees Extended up to April 25

    The general amnesty period, offered to Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army has now been extended by ten more days until April 25, 2015 after its previous deadline expires on Thursday (16). The positive response, hitherto received from the absentees crossed the total figure 13,600 who reached respective Regimental Centres in search of discharge after the general amnesty period came into effect on April 1, 2015. 
  • Army Personnel Enable Police to Arrest Three with 501.6 grams of Heroin

    Active assistance given by Army personnel enabled the Police Narcotics Bureau to arrest three suspects, engaged in the sale of narcotics to foreign tourists on Tuesday (29) late night, together with 501.6 grams of Heroin from Dehiwala area. Army personnel on being informed of this clandestine business remained vigilant for a couple of days before the Police were tipped to take those drugdealers into custody with Heroin, brought down here to be sold to foreigners visiting Sri Lanka.

  • -œAbimansala- Construction Receives a Boost From Seylan Bank

    THE Seva Vanitha Army Branch’s (SVAB) “Brave Hearts” project that constructs the “Abimansala” (Wellness Resort) at Anuradhapura for totally disabled War Heroes received another fillip Thursday morning (17) when Seylan Bank volunteered to donate Rs 1 million towards the construction fund.

  • 12 Division Organizes Dengue Eradication Programme

    Under the guidance of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), 12 Division troops in coordination with the Hambantota Divisional Secretariat organized a Dengue eradication campaign on April 8. The campaign was conducted in several places including Beddewela, Karagamlewaya, Samodagama and Sittakulama in Hambantota.
  • 23 Div Troops Learn on Importance of Energy Conservation

    Officers and other ranks serving under the 23 Division Headquarters on Monday (8) gathered together, headed by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding and listened to a lecture on ‘Economical Use of Electricity’ to be in parallel with the ongoing government’s programme on conservation of electricity and power.