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  • Island-wide Troops Promote Reconciliation & Contribute to 'Thaipongal' Rituals

    15th January 2021 18:01:29 Hours

    Island-wide Troops Promote Reconciliation & Contribute to 'Thaipongal' Rituals

    Security Force Kilinochchi troops organized religious rituals at Kilinochchi Kandaswamy Kovil to celebrate Thaipongal Day on Thursday (14) on the guidelines given by Major General Sampath Kotuwegoda, Commander...

  • Outgoing Jaffna Commander Pays Courtesies

    15th January 2021 17:50:05 Hours

    Outgoing Jaffna Commander Pays Courtesies

    Major General Senarath Bandara, Commander Security Force - Jaffna made a series of courtesy calls on multi – religious dignitaries and state officials in Jaffna peninsula on the eve of his relinquishment of office as the Jaffna Commander on Saturday (16).

  • Retiring Colonel of the Regiment & DGGS Given Farewell at CR Regimental Centre

    15th January 2021 17:45:05 Hours

    Retiring Colonel of the Regiment & DGGS Given Farewell at CR Regimental Centre

    The retiring Major General Pradeep de Silva, Director General General Services and Colonel of the Regiment, Commando Regiment was accorded a Guard Turnout followed by a Guard of Honour salute at the Commando Regimental Centre on 15 January 2021. He also paid floral tributes to fallen Commandos at the Commando Regiment War memorial at Ganemulla.

  • Major General Ranjan Lamahewage, New Colonel of the Regiment, SLNG Assumes Office

    15th January 2021 17:40:05 Hours

    Major General Ranjan Lamahewage, New Colonel of the Regiment, SLNG Assumes Office

    Major General Ranjan Lamahewage assumed office as the 19th Colonel of the Regiment, Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) on Friday (15) at the SLNG Regimental Centre. He is also the General Officer Commanding...

  • More Flights Expected within the Day-NOPCO

    15th January 2021 17:20:05 Hours

    More Flights Expected within the Day-NOPCO

    As of this morning (17), a total of 719 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Among them, were 04 Sri Lankan expatriates and other 683 are locally-identified ones, including the majority 182 from Gampaha district, 152 from Colombo district, 75 from Kandy district and 306 from different other districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

  • 10 Kg of Cannabis Apprehended

    15th January 2021 17:10:05 Hours

    10 Kg of Cannabis Apprehended

    On information received from civilians, Intelligence troops of the 54 Division recovered 10 kg of Kerala cannabis, worth about Rs 3 million from a hide-out in Pesalai, Mannar this morning (16).

  • New Brigade Commander of 653 Brigade Assumes Office

    15th January 2021 17:05:05 Hours

    New Brigade Commander of 653 Brigade Assumes Office

    Colonel Sudantha Fonseka assumed duties as the new Commander of the 653 Brigade of the 65 Division under the Security Force HQ-Wanni, amid religious blessings at the 653 Brigade Headquarters, Palampiddy on Wednesday (13).

  • RHQ Troops Bid Farewell to Retiring SLSC Colonel Commandant & Chief of Staff

    15th January 2021 17:00:05 Hours

    RHQ Troops Bid Farewell to Retiring  SLSC Colonel Commandant & Chief of Staff

    The retiring 56th Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army and the 13th Colonel Commandant of Corps of Sri Lanka Signal Corps Major General Prabath Dematanpitiya, received his final customary farewell on Thursday...

  • Four More Die of COVID-19 -NOCPCO

    15th January 2021 16:55:05 Hours

    Four More Die of COVID-19 -NOCPCO

    As of this morning (16), a total of 695 more persons were confirmed positive to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Among them, were 8 Sri Lankan expatriates, 4 foreigners and other 683 are locally-identified ones, including the majority 168 from Gampaha district, 147 from Colombo district, 90 from Kandy district and 278 from different other districts, states the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

  • 58 Division's New GOC Takes Over Duties

    15th January 2021 16:50:05 Hours

    58 Division's New GOC Takes Over Duties

    Major General Champaka Ranasinghe assumed duties as the 16th General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 58 Division on Thursday (14) at the Divisional Headquarters in Puttalam. He succeeds Major General Priyanka Fernando who has now been appointed the Director General General Staff (DGGS) at the AHQ.