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  • Secretary Defence Arrives at 'Abimansala-2' Site On the Eve of its Grand Opening

    South-based  "Abimansala-2" wellness resort complex, built in a serene environment spread over a lush 10 acre land, surrounded by waterways and  is comprised of seven villas, five cottages, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy facilities, medical ward, swimming-pool, gymnasium, medical laboratory, dining hall, kitchen, indigenous medicine unit and.....
  • Army Cricket Does it Again in Premier League

    Sri Lanka Army cricket team, recording the second successive win in the prestigious Sri Lanka Cricket Premier League Cricket Tounament beat the rival, Panadura Sports Club by 52 runs. The Army team, ably guided by its ace spinners, Ajantha Mendis and Sekkuge Prasanna turned the match to their favour, although the whole game continued......
  • Army Athletes Shine & Win 5 Golds, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze

    Sri Lanka Army athletes, attending the Lusofonia Games in Goa, India won five Gold medals (4 x 100 m), one Silver medal (1500 m) and three Bronze medals (400 m hurdles), bringing honour to the country. Lance Corporal D.M.D Fernando (Triple Jump), Lance Bombardier R.D.U Surendra (4 x 100m), Private B.R.A Hasaranga (4 x 100m), Private A.S.M Ashrof (4 x 100m), Lance Corporal E.W.U Ratnakumari (400m), Warrant Officer II P.H Wimal (1500m), Sergeant K.M Gunathilake (400m hurdle), Lance Corporal H.K.M Herath (4 x 100m) and.....
  • Revived Army Dance, a Roaring Success

    The final segment of the 62nd Army Anniversary celebration, ‘Army Dance’ that was revived on Saturday (15) night at Colombo Exhibition and Convention Centre, showcased an enthralling performance, coupled with rhythmic beats that went into the small hours on Sunday (16) after absence of many years. Over 750 couples of Army personnel to the tunes of varieties of rhythmic beats and melodies of yesteryear.....
  • Suicide Jacket & Accessories Found from a House in Modera

    COLOMBO: As a result of investigations conducted by a special Police team in COLOMBO, the flat of a housing complex in MODERA, MATTAKKULIYA was raided on Monday (24) and the Police recovered a stock of explosive items. The recovery included one suicide jacket of 5 kg, one sophisticated gun, one hundred and thirty-five rounds of ammunition used for that weapon, two magazines, five hand grenades, thirteen cyanide capsules, five pen torch batteries set to be fixed on suicide kits, one remote controller, two mobile remote controllers, 15 ft long detonator code and one detonator.

  • Second Wellness Resort, 'Abimansala-2' Project for Southern Dependent War Heroes Launched with Overwhelming Public Support

    Three separate auspicious timings for three phases of the inaugural ground-breaking and foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Army’s second wellness resort, ‘Abimansala’ for dependent War Heroes, kicked off the project’s formal launch at the southern village of Wilpitawatta, Udumulla Thursday (19) morning, amidst religious blessings and heartening gestures of goodwill and thoughtfulness. The proposed state of the art complex for lifetime rest and relaxation of 48 more South-based dependent.....
  • East Troops Indulge in Community Projects

    With the coordination of the staff of the Medical Officer’s of Health (MOH) in Pulipanchikal, the troops of 232 Brigade organized a medical clinic and awareness programme at Pulipanchikal Vidyalayam on Saturday (5). The programme provided medical assistance to more than 650 villagers in Pulukadu, Pondukachchena, Muruthana, Akrana, Kiliveddi, Koralaweli and Kudumbimalai.
  • Medical Clinic for Viru Kekulu Kids in Diyatalawa

    A medical clinic for the children at the Viru Kekulu pre-school in Diyatalawa, was held at the pre-school premises on Wednesday (17). The clinic was organized by the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa. Major T.M.G.N.K. Tennakoon, Chief Medical Officer, together with her medical staff at the Army Base Hospital, Diyatalawa gave their fullest assistance to the clinic......