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  • Troops Offer Skeletal Emergency Support for Hospitals on Strike

    26th February 2021 12:43:15 Hours

    Troops Offer Skeletal Emergency Support for Hospitals on Strike

    A group of about 185 troops of the 14 Division HQ in Colombo offered their assistance to all hospitals in Colombo, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts for management of skeletal health services after sections of the minor staff went on strike on trade union issues on Wednesday (24).

  • Commander Heaps Laurels on Retiring Major General Kumara Jayapathirana

    25th February 2021 22:32:57 Hours

    Commander Heaps Laurels on Retiring Major General Kumara Jayapathirana

    Major General Kumara Jayapathirana who just relinquished the office of the Commander, Security Forces - Central on the eve of his retirement from the Army was invited to the office of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army...

  • New Central Commander Assumes Duties

    25th February 2021 16:02:10 Hours

    New Central Commander Assumes Duties

    Major General Ranjan Lamahewa of Gajaba Regiment assumed office as the new Commander, Security Forces - Central (SF-C) at his office in the Diyatalawa Army Cantonment on Wednesday (24) during a simple ceremony. He succeeds Major Kumara Jayapathirana who will shortly retire from the Army.

  • COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 459–NOCPCO

    25th February 2021 15:45:46 Hours

    COVID-19 Death Toll Rises to 459–NOCPCO

    As of this morning (26), a total of 466 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 02 Sri Lankan expatriates and 464 of those positive cases are locally-identified ones, including the majority 164 from Colombo district, 76 from Gampaha district, 48 from Nuwara Eliya and 176 others from different districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

  • Prime Minister of Pakistan Arrives in Sri Lanka to a Warm Reception

    25th February 2021 15:25:46 Hours

    Prime Minister of Pakistan Arrives in Sri Lanka to a Warm Reception

    Promoting bilateral understanding and bonds of friendship between Sri Lanka & Pakistan, Hon Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan this afternoon (23) arrived in Sri Lanka to a warm welcome, hosted in his honour at the Bandaranaike International Airport. The red carpet reception...

  • Retiring Major General Kithsiri Ekanayake's Dedication to the Army Appreciated

    25th February 2021 14:25:46 Hours

    Retiring Major General Kithsiri Ekanayake's Dedication to the Army Appreciated

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI)-produced one of the proud warriors, Major General Kithsiri Ekanayake, Director General Plans at Directorate of Plans at the AHQ received appreciative compliments from none other than his Chief, General Shavendra Silva...

  • New Director Plans Commences Duties

    25th February 2021 14:20:46 Hours

    New Director Plans Commences Duties

    Brigadier Jayantha Balasooriya of the Commando Regiment assumed office as the 23rd Director, Directorate of Plans at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (25) during a brief ceremony. After religious observances, Brigadier Jayantha Balasooriya signed an official document...

  • New FMA- East Commander Takes Over Duties

    25th February 2021 14:15:46 Hours

    New FMA- East Commander Takes Over Duties

    Brigadier Mahesh Abeyrathna recently assumed duties as the 33rd Commander of the Forward Maintenance Area-East (FMA- E) HQ of the Security Force Headquarters - East.

  • Demining Agency Manager Meets Jaffna Commander

    25th February 2021 14:10:46 Hours

    Demining Agency Manager Meets Jaffna Commander

    Ms Eleanor Porritt, Programme Manager of the HALO Trust working with de-mining work in the North met Major General Priyantha Perera, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna at the latter’s office in Jaffna on Tuesday (23).

  • 57 Division GOC Begins Duties

    25th February 2021 14:05:46 Hours

    57 Division GOC Begins Duties

    Major General Priyantha Jayawardana assumed duties as the 15th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 57 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi, amidst religious blessings and military formalities at the 57 Division Headquarters on Monday (22).