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  • Troops Conduct Sharamadana

    Troops of 2 Sri Lanka Rifle Corps (SLRC) under the 111 Brigade serving the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) conducted a Dengue prevention Shramadana campaign and a environment  beautification programme at Kandy Wimaladharmasuriya Maha Vidyalaya, Peradeniya on Thursday (04). On the directions of Major General A.M. Perera, Commander, SFHQ – C, ground troops conducted this Shramadana campaign.  
  • Three LTTE Extortionists Gunned Down in Vavuniya

    THREE LTTE cadres were shot dead by the Crime Investigation Division of Vavuniya Police during a confrontation near a school at Thuwankulam in Nelumkulama in the early hours of yesterday. The police carried out the raid on information from the public and the terrorists hiding in a cemetery opened fire at the police party. However the police retaliated the attack and the three terrorists were gunned down.

  • Soldiers Support Conduct of Scouts' 'Jamboree'

    12 Gajaba Regiment troops of 231 Brigade under 23 Division serving Kallady area at the request of the Sarasvathi School in Urani, Batticaloa facilitated the conduct of a ‘Jamboree’ of the school’s boy scouts. More than 60 boy scouts participated in the arrangement with the participation of a group of Army personnel who volunteered to support the project. 
  • Special Medals Honour Tri-Service & Police War Heroes

    A representative group of one thousand War Heroes of Tri services and the Police, whose unrelenting pursuit of military operations in the North and East against ruthless terrorists brought peace to the nation, were felicitated and their dedication lauded during a special ceremony at Temple Trees Tuesday (14) morning. President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces graced the occasion as Chief Guest, flanked by.......

  • 'HR Leadership Award' Conferred on Major General Goonetilleke

    Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke was honoured awarding the ‘HR Leadership Award’ at The Asia Pacific HRM Congress Awards 2014 held recently at Vivanta Taj Bangalore, India. The award was conferred by the Jury and Council of Board Members of the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. The Asia Pacific HRM Congress is governed by a Global Advisory Council and a National Advisory Council which guide the strategic intent of the Congress to its logical success.........
  • Commander Joins 'Ifthar' Celebrations for the Second Consecutive Year

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya joined Muslim members of the Sri Lanka Army to celebrate ‘Ifthar’, breaking of Ramadan fast last evening (30) at a fast-breaking event, organized at Wadduwa Holiday Resort, Wadduwa. The event was organized by the Muslims Association of the Sri Lanka Army under the patronage of its President Brigadier M. Z. R. Sallay. ‘Ifthar’ celebrations marked for the second time in......

  • Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) Conferred on 33 Tri-Service Senior Officers

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces felicitated 33 Army, Navy and Air Force Senior Officers on Tuesday (7) by awarding the prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) decoration as one more important segment of the month-long ongoing War Hero commemorative ceremonies. The ceremony to award the VSV that signifies 25 years of outstanding and unblemished service.......
  • SFHQ-E Social Service projects

    Many welfare projects were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) in different Division and Brigades under the SFHQ-E area. 23 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops of the 24 Division took necessary steps to ease off the inundation at Panama-Silmatha road which was under water.
  • LTTE Pistols, Hand Grenades & Magazines Found.

    WANNI: ARMY TROOPS continuing the search and clear operations in AKKARAYANKULAM, PUTHUKKUDDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, KAPPUKULAM and TANNIYATTU areas found one 60 mm mortar trapping, twenty five Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) links, one T-56 weapon, two micro pistols, eight micro pistol magazines, forty-two micro pistol rounds, nineteen hand grenades, twenty-two Rocket Propelled grenades (RPG), nine anti personnel mines, one claymore mine and one trapping bomb on Tuesday (27).

  • Dazzling "Tharu Dilena Reyak III" To Go On Boards at Nelum Pokuna

    Tharu Dilena Reyak III’, the fund-raising musical extravaganza with a galaxy of popular vocalists and artistes is to be staged by the Sri Lanka Army in collaboration with the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) on 29th December at Nelum Pokuna for the express purpose of harnessing financial support for construction of 'Abimansala' wellness resorts. The entertainment, featuring many surprises and popular stars is spearheaded by............