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  • More Land in Jaffna Released to Civilians

    77 houses and 29 land plots which were earlier used for military purposes in Jaffna were released for the use of civilians during two separate ceremonies on Friday (02). This area with some houses was earlier used for military purposes in the 511and 512, Brigades, 9 Sri Lanka National Guards, 25 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and 25 Sri Lanka Light infantry Regiments.
  • Redesigned 'Ranaviruwa' Copy Presented to Commander

    Ranaviruwa,’ the monthly magazine of the Army Directorate of Psychological Operations which represents the entire organization recently, received a boost when the Commander of the Army, instructed its editors to redesign its outlook and increase the number of colour pages, giving more space for soldiers’ roles for the sake of the country. Brigadier B. H.M. A Wijesinghe, Director, Directorate of Psychological Operations, recently met......
  • Distribution of Clothes & Stationeries among Low Income Families

    Mr. Ranesh Hadhunetti from MAS Holdings and Mr. Cormon Thenuwara from S & D International Group on Monday (24) distributed stationeries and clothes among 03 low income families of Mulankavil area.The donation was extended by on the directions given by the Commander 651 Brigade, 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment (GR).

  • Sacred Mailady Virgin Mother's Church Feast Commences After 12 Years

    THE holy Mailady Virgin Mother’s Church in Jaffna, a sacred shrine that boasts a history of more than 300 years, but has remained abandoned and dilapidated for over 12 years due to terrorist threats commenced its daily holy masses last Saturday (20) after Army troops with the support of devotees renovated the place fully. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces, Jaffna after taking the initiative for its revival, harnessed civil support......

  • 'Old Anandians' with Army Members Join 'Katina Pinkama'

    Soldiers serving 9 Battalion of Gajaba Regiment of 622 Brigade under 62 Division, with the co-operation of ‘Old Anandians – 82’ group of the Colombo Ananda College, organized the ‘Katina Cheewara Pooja Pinkama’ of Kiriibbanwewa Sri Dharma Pranntharama temple at Vavuniya on Sunday (20). General Officer Commanding 62 Division......
  • Ratnapura Gem Association Makes Initial Donation to 'Abimansala - 2' Project

    The ongoing ‘Abimansala - 2’ (wellness resort) construction project for dependent Southern War Heroes at Kamburupitiya received an encouraging fillip when members of the Ratnapura Association of Gem Traders met Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Monday (9) to offer their first segment of the promised donation of Rs. 14 million towards the project.
  • Joint Military Exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' Between Special Forces Of Indian Army & Sri Lanka Army to Begin At Uva-Kudaoya

    Elevating existing relations to new heights and marking the start of a new era of neighbourly understanding and close cooperation between both organizations, a contingent of 42 Indian Army Special Force troops, is to launch the training ‘Exercise - Mithra Shakthi’ at Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS), beginning Monday (3), together with a corresponding Sri Lankan contingent of Special Forces and Commandos, along with Navy and Air Force personnel.
  • 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.

  • Over Rs. 2,180m Spent to Clear Landmines Last Year

    DURING 2009 the Government had spent Rs 2,180 million to clear landmines in the North and East, Economic Development Ministry Media Director Kapila Ariyarathna told the Daily News yesterday. He further said up to May this year the Government had conducted 17,654 educational programs on landmines and explosive devices to the people in the North and East.

  • Visiting Chinese Military Team Calls on Commander of the Army

     A Chinese military delegation, currently in Sri Lanka on a friendly familiarization tour, called on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at his office on Thursday (5) morning. The military delegation, headed by Senior Colonel W.U Xiaoyi of the Army was accompanied to the Commander’s office at Army Headquarters.....