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  • First Lady Shares New Year Joy with 'Ranaviru Sevana' War Heroes Under Rehabilitation

    Inmates at Ragama ‘Ranaviru Sevana’, where differently able War Heroes are rehabilitated and well taken care after their permanent war injuries, took a day off on Thursday (7) and enjoyed a full-day New Year (Aluth Avurudu) festival that brought fun and amusement to them. Traditional New Year games and fun-making competitions under......
      
     
     
  • Army - Renovated Chapel in Jaffna St. Henry's College Opened

     
    The chapel at Jaffna St. Henry’s College, Ilavalai renovated by the troops of the 14 Gemunu Watch(GW) of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was opened by  Major General Nanadana Udawatta, Commander, SFHQ-J on Tuesday (07). Mr. Philip R. Constantine, Vice President, Old Boys’ Association in the UK and his fellow donors sponsored the renovation of the chapel.
  • SFHQ-West Troops Respond to Threats of Floods, Landslides & Dengue


    Troops serving the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) provided meals to flood-affected Walpolakanda North displaced people, now housed at Walpolakanda Poshanaramaya in Kurunegala district. A total of 54 people of 17 families affected badly with landslides and floods in Walpolakanda North thus received meals on the instructions of the 143 Brigade headquarters.
  • Traditional Food Values to be Re-introduced at Army's First Exhibition of Culinary Arts & Skills


    All is set to open the first-ever grand Exhibition of Culinary Arts and Skills of Army personnel (Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya - 2014) in Nuwara Eliya, beginning April 15 when the area adorns festive garbs during the seasonal ‘Wasantha Udanaya’ in the coming week, announced Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), the chief organizer behind the initiation of the programme, on a conceptual......
  • Military Formality Revived: SLA 'Guest Night' Raises a Toast to HE

    Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA),  the regiment honoured by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (23) by awarding President’s and Regimental Colours, had their formal ‘Guest Night’ and the banquet on Wednesday (24) evening at Hotel Hilton Colombo. The historic and momentous formality the Army has inherited from the times of the colonial days, assumed greater significance and dignity this evening (24) when the Commander-in-Chief......

  • SFHQ-KLN Opens Its New Badminton Hall


    A new badminton hall that would help promote sports skills of officers and other ranks was recently opened at the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN). Major General Nandana Udawatte, Commander, SFHQ-KLN ceremonially opened the new hall amidst a gathering of officers and other ranks.
     
  • New Korean Ambassador Greets Commander

     
    Colombo-based new Ambassador for Republic of Korea Mr Chang Won-sam, showing his goodwill towards the Sri Lanka Army, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake Tuesday (17) afternoon at the Army Headquarters.
     
  • Recovered LTTE's T-55 MBT Back on Wheels

    MULLAITTIVU: THE LTTE’s T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) recovered by the Army troops from the west of PUTUMATTALAN in MULLAITTIVU a few days ago was restored to working condition by Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) Tuesday (7). The tank had been toppled and half sunk under the soil due to Air Force bombing while terrorists were using it against the troops. During clearing operations conducted by the troops subsequent to expel of Tigers from the area, this MBT was unearthed and repaired by the 5th Regiment SLAC. It was all evident that the LTTE had been using this tank with 100 mm caliber and 6900 m effective fire range until the last moment. This was the first time that the troops found a T-55 Main Battle Tank from the LTTE.

  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting



    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of the world’s oldest gun as a souvenir of goodwill, excellent relations and close cooperation that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
     
  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone


    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there......