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  • SFHQ-Jaffna Launches English Training Course

    20th January 2022 08:11:35 Hours

    SFHQ-Jaffna Launches English Training Course

    A group of 35 Army personnel serving under the Security Force HQ - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) joined a special English Language Training Course that got to a start on Tuesday (18) at the SFHQ-J premises. Intended to improve the proficiency of English language among the troops...

  • Chief of Defence Staff Salutes Remains of 1st Air Force Commander

    19th January 2022 21:06:55 Hours

    Chief of Defence Staff Salutes Remains of 1st Air Force Commander

    General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Centre this morning (19) paid his last respect to the remains of the 1st Commander....

  • Recently-Excavated Relics & Artifacts Placed in Special Chamber at 'Deegawapiya' Temple

    19th January 2022 21:05:00 Hours

    Recently-Excavated Relics & Artifacts Placed in Special Chamber at 'Deegawapiya' Temple

    The East-based ancient 'Deegawapiya', one of the sixteen places of Buddhist worship (Solosmasthana), sanctified by the arrival of the Buddha, now in the process of receiving a facelift and a complete renovation...

  • 52 & 55 Divisions Invoke Blessings on Thaipongal

    19th January 2022 21:04:40 Hours

    52 & 55 Divisions Invoke Blessings on Thaipongal

    The main morning Pooja on the Thaipongal day at the Selva Sannaddi Kovil was co-sponsored by the 521 Brigade Headquarters and the 11 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment. Brigadier Samantha Wickramasena, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 52 Division....

  • GW-SVU Supports Medical Costs of Two Ailing Daughters

    19th January 2022 21:04:30 Hours

    GW-SVU Supports Medical Costs of Two Ailing Daughters

    The Gemunu Watch - Seva Vanitha Unit (GW-SVU), headed by Mrs Geetha Athukorala and members of the Seva Vanitha Unit decided to provide medical assistance, valued at Rs 5000/=per month for a period of one year for two ailing daughters of a GW soldier....

  • Joint Sponsorship Buys School Accessories for Jaffna Students

    19th January 2022 21:04:18 Hours

    Joint Sponsorship Buys School Accessories for Jaffna Students

    Determined to help needy students to uplift their educational standards, 521 Brigade troops of the 52 Division of the Security Force HQ-Jaffna gifted some 50 stationery packs to fifty well-deserved school students in areas served by 521 Brigade troops after....

  • 54 Division Troops Detect Drugs

    19th January 2022 21:00:53 Hours

    54 Division Troops Detect Drugs

    Intelligence and 54 Division troops under the Security Force HQ - Wanni detected 360 g of Crystal Meth Drugs (ICE) from Thalai Mannar area on Sunday (16). The approximate value of recovered drugs is about Rs 3.6 m and recovered drugs were handed over to Thalai Mannar Police Station for....

  • Chief of Staff Welcomed at His Mother Regiment

    17th January 2022 12:07:00 Hours

    Chief of Staff Welcomed at His Mother Regiment

    The Gajaba Regiment HQ at Saliyapura on Sunday (16) extended a warm welcome to the recently-appointed Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General Vikum Liyanage when he made a formal visit to his Regimental Centre. The Centre Commandant...

  • SFHQ-J Launches Awareness Projects for Students on Organic Fertlizer

    17th January 2022 10:57:42 Hours

    SFHQ-J Launches Awareness Projects for Students on Organic Fertlizer

    Launching a pilot project to encourage home gardening with organic fertilizer to be in line with the Green Agriculture concept of General Shavendra Silva, Head of the Green Agriculture Operation Center (GAOC)...

  • Novel ‘Kite Flying’ in Jaffna Colours ‘Thai Pongal’ Day

    17th January 2022 09:45:53 Hours

    Novel ‘Kite Flying’ in Jaffna Colours ‘Thai Pongal’ Day

    A large gathering of youngsters, kids and civilians flocked to the Kankesanthurai coastal area on Thai Pongal day (14) to witness and enjoy a mammoth kite-flying festival, held along the beach as a novel feature to the commemoration of this festival of Hindu faith.