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  • Seva Vanitha Pre-Schools Conduct their Annual Concerts

    SEVA Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) conducts seven pre-schools across the island and nearly 600 small children from Army families continue to receive primary education. With a view to promoting their born talents and aesthetic skills, the SVAB annually organizes variety concerts in each pre-school for kids learning there. Concerts for the year 2009 were organized on 7th, 9th and 10th August in Colombo, Kandy and Diyatalawa.

  • Commander Attending Malaysian Security Conference Becomes One Key Speaker

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Commander of the Army who has been invited to be one of the Guest Speakers at the second ‘Putrajaya Forum’, the International Defence and Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (17-19 April), delivered his brief address to the Chief of Army Round Table Talk on Tuesday (17) afternoon on the topic ‘The Role of Army in Nation-Building in the New Security Environment: Opportunities and Challenges’.

  • Special Mass Blesses Army Anniversary

    A SPECIAL Mass and Thanks giving Service to bless the Army’s 60th Anniversary and forthcoming Army Day (October 10th) was conducted Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 with the participation of the First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa as a special guest. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Mrs. Jayasuriya received the First Lady on her arrival there. Archbishop for Colombo, Most Rev. Fr Malcolm Ranjith performed the mass, an annual event organized by the Army Christian Fellowship in connection with the Army Day. The Sinhala and Tamil Mass held on Wednesday (7) evening was attended by a large group of Christians in the Army. Army flags were also blessed on the occasion.

  • War Hero Children Receive New Year Gifts from Commander

    A SELECTED group of children of War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice, became disable and went missing were awarded school stationery, accessories and equipment on Friday (8) as New Year gifts during a special ceremony held at the Army Headquarters. On the invitation of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army gave away those gift parcels to the recipients in the company of Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya, President SVAB.  

  • SFHQ-KLN Plays Multi-pronged Roles to Help Students & Civilians

    Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), in its multi-pronged approach to extend humanitarian assistance to the people of Kilinochchi launched several projects in the recent past by harnessing the support of donors and philanthropists. Encouraged after the recent establishment of a new......
  • History Repeating Itself?

    I AM no historian. Only an ordinary reader with a penchant for history. Like millions of other Sri Lankans I was avidly following the humanitarian mission launched by the armed forces to rescue the innocent Tamil people from the clutches of the bestial L.T.T.E and clear the north from this evil. Military experts attribute this magnificent victory to many factors like, astute leadership both political and military, singleness of purpose, excellent morale and dedication of the soldiers, perfect coordination of the tasks between the three forces, technical superiority over the enemy etc. But among all these factors military strategists single out one strategy that the armed forces adopted which has contributed substantially to this victory. That is the encirclement of the enemy by many divisions (53, 55, 58, 59 divisions....

  • Dr. Shanmugarajah Gives Evidence Before the LLRC: 'We Served Pregnant Mothers Even During Last Stages of War, no Mortality'

    Dr. V. Shanmugarajah, who worked as the Medical Superintendent of the District General Hospital in Mullaitivu during the war in Wanni (Sept. 2006 to May 15, 2009) appearing before the LLRC on November 18 at the Kadirgamar Institute of Foreign Relations said that he and the staff with support of the health volunteers had ensured that neither pregnant mothers nor their babies died during the last phase of the war in Wanni. He said that all medical supplies and medicine including antibiotics for children had been sent by the Government of Sri Lanka.....

  • Afghanistan President Salutes Sri Lanka's Fallen War Heroes

    Afghanistan President HE Hamid Karzai, currently in Sri Lanka on a state visit saluted the memory of fallen War Heroes in the country on Thursday (6) evening at Battaramulla War Hero Memorial. Upon his reach at the Battaramulla memorial, the visiting President Hamid Karzai....
  • Donor Organizations Help Jaffna People

    Two donation programmes were held with the assistance of the 551 Brigade in Jaffna area on 21 February. The donations were sponsored by ‘Janasarana’ Foundation, Lions’ Club and Edna Company. One donation programme was held at the Methodist Mission Mixed school in Mathanai where school items including whiteboards, chairs, library books, whiteboard markers and sportswear were donated to the school.