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  • Soldiers Serving 59 Division Meet Over Cricket

    Soldiers serving Brigades and Units in the 59 Division Headquarters met together in a recent two-day cricket tournament, organized by Brigadier G.R.H Dias, General Officer Commanding, 59 Division. The tournament kicked off in the 59 Division Headquarters ground in the presence of Brigadier C.M.E Chandrasekara, Commander, Forward Maintenance Area, Brigadier G.R.H Dias.....
  • Army-produced Sachith Maduranga Improves National Record in Army Athletics Championship


    National javelin record holder Sachith Maduranga brought the curtain down on his short but exciting athletics career with a throw of 78.20m which improved his own meet record of the SL Army Athletics Championships under a floodlit Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday. The athlete trained by A. J. Rodrigo (jr.) came close to breaking his national mark when his penultimate throw sailed well beyond the final flag. It was ruled a no-throw when Maduranga failed to control his balance falling at the throwing line.
  • Community Based Projects to Uplift Living Condition of Civilians in East Continued

    Many community based activities were conducted by the Security Force Head Quarters –East (SFHQ-E) during the last week. Two “Shramadana Campaigns” were organized by 2 Gajaba Regiment (2 GR) and 6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (6 VIR) of the 221 Brigade, to clean the premises of Annandakulam pre-school in Annandakulam and  Girihadusaya Viharaya in Thiriyaya during Thursday (20) and Friday (21).
  • Memory of War Heroes Revered at Cenotaph as National Victory Day Anniversary Events Culminate

    VALOR and gallantry of War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police received a deep reverence at the cenotaph at Battaramulla Parliament ground on Friday (18) afternoon as the second leg of the National Victory Day anniversary ceremonies. Just a couple of hours after the day’s main ceremony at Galle Face Green was over, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Navy Commander, Army Commander.....

  • Two more LTTE Suicide Boats & Three Vehicles Found

    MULLAITTIVU: 53 DIVISION troops, commanded by Major General KAMAL GUNERATHNE during extended search and clear operations in KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAL area where they recovered a 55-ft long LTTE suicide boat uncovered two more suicide boats, two armour-plated unicorn vehicles and one buffel vehicle by Wednesday (13) evening. Explosive- laden boats and other three passangers movement  vehicles had been covered with foliage when they were recovered by the troops.

  • Army Chief warns Ex-Army Personnel Against Abusing Uniform

    Army Chief Lt. Gen. Daya Ratnayake yesterday (9) said that the ex-army personnel contesting the forthcoming Provincial Council polls for Southern and Western Provinces shouldn’t wear uniform of any type under any circumstances. Anyone abusing the uniform should be prepared to face the consequences, Lt. Gen. Ratnayake said. Lt. Gen. Ratnayake insisted that the Military Police would take necessary action to prevent ex-personnel from using the uniform for political purposes.

  • Final Touches Given to Independence Day Parade

    Final preparations for conduct of the 67th Independence Day (February 4) are now underway at the Battaramulla Parliament grounds with the rehearsals of the military parade. On Monday (2) morning, accompanied by Mr Uthpala Basnayake, Secretary Defence, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, Commanders of the Navy and Air Force, Inspector General of Police, went to the venue to review the arrangements.
  • SVAB 'Mobile Service' Resolves Issues Related to Disable Gajaba War Heroes

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), intending to resolve issues pertaining to war-affected disable War Heroes had its fifth ‘mobile service’ arrangement at Senapura Gajaba Regiment (GR) Re-enforcement Battalion Headquarters on Saturday (25). Saturday’s (25) mobile service at Senapura awarded a few hundreds of GR disable Officers and Other Ranks the chance of directly meeting most senior officers from.....

  • VIR 'Ranaviru' Monument Dedicated to Eternal Memory

    At the invitation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development as the Chief Guest, unveiled the new ‘Ranaviru’ Monument at Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) Headquarters at Boyagane and dedicated it to the eternal memory of all those VIR fallen War Heroes during a simple ceremony on Saturday (3).
  • 22 Division Marks Army Day with Tree Planting

    To coincide with the 62nd Army anniversary and Army Day, the 22 Division Headquarters in Trincomalee launched a tree-planting campaign in their camp premises and outside pathways on 10th October with the participation of hundreds of troops. Brigadier D. Hettiarachchi, General Officer Commanding, 22 Division inaugurated the programme after planting a few coconut and jak saplings in the 22 Division Headquarters premises.