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  • Army Baseball Players Beat DS Knights

    Army Baseball Team did it again, wining the second match in the Sri Lanka National Baseball League Championship – 2013 Tournament, organized by Sri Lanka Amateur Baseball/Softball Association at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa grounds on Sunday (12). The first match was also earlier won by Army baseball players against the team, Frontiers with 20-2 points.
  • Commander's Visit Covers More Peripheral Units

    The third leg of the Army Commander's Haiti visit commenced on Thursday (22) with more visits to peripheral Sri Lankan Battalion's (SRIBAT) Company Headquarters, away from Leogane. The 'A' Company Headquarters in the Brache Sector, the closest one to the Leogane Headquarters warmly received the visiting Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and was conducted to meet special guests and other invitees, awaiting his arrival at the Headquarters.
  • Army Boxers Won all Major Boxing Meets held in 2009

    SRI LANKA ARMY Boxers performed exceptionally well during the year 2009 winning all major championships conducted by the Amateur Boxing Association of Sri Lanka, namely theClifford Cup, National and the Defence Services.  Army was also awarded the Muththaiyah Zavior Shield, being awarded to the most successful Boxing Club. Army Boxers secured major honours in the Layton Cup boxing meet held on 27, 28, 29 and 30 July 2009 by winning the highest number of gold medals in the men’s category by winning five weight categories (five Gold) and four Silver medals.  Army woman boxers won three Gold Medals.

  • Sniper Trainees Pass Out in Grand Ceremony

    The eight-month long Sniper Training Course - 16 at Sniper Trainers School at Diyatalawa had its Passing out Parade (POP) recently during a grand military ceremony. The course was followed by 6 foreign military officers and other ranks, 2 Army officers and 23 other ranks, and three Navy personnel including an officer. Chief Guest for the occasion Major General H.M.H.A. Herath, Commander, Army Training Command (ARTRAC) attended the graduation ceremony, together with 112 Brigade Commander........
  • Kilinochchi Commander Alerts Rehabilitated Ex-combatants to External Pressures

    Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) recently met rehabilitated ex-combatants who were resettled in Kilinochchi area. During the visit (March 25 - 26) Kilinochchi Commander discussed current issues, related to the re-settlers and solutions to their problems.
  • Troops Learn About Traffic Control

    An awareness programme on traffic control for troops who are presently serving the Security Forces Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was held on Sunday (15) at the SFHQ-KLN auditorium. Deputy Inspector General (Traffic) P.Perimpanayagum (Retd), Director of Motor Traffic Training Institute conducted the programme.
  • Madhu Feast on a Grand Scale in August

    ALL plans are afoot to hold the annual feast of Our Lady of Madhu on a grand scale from August 6, with Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa MP, personally monitoring the arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims. A discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday chaired by Basil Rajapaksa MP with the participation of the Catholic clergy and Government officials involved in facilitating the Feast through various channels to evaluate the progress of the preparations for the occasion. MP Rajapaksa instructed officials to finalise all pre-arrangements by the end of this month, including the upgrading of infrastructure facilities with the provision of other amenities to cater to the large number of devotees expected at this year’s feast.


    AT the request of the Sri Lanka Army, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held several training programmes on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for Army personnel, scheduled to leave for Haiti shortly on UN peace keeping support missions. These programmes took place on 13th and 17th of May at the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) in Kukuleganga. More than 800 Army personnel including officers benefited from these pre deployment training sessions, aimed at creating awareness about the basic rules of IHL and the ICRC activities worldwide as well as in Haiti.

  • Commander Invited to Lay Corner-stone for the First 'Ranaviru Maha Seya' in the East

    Unparalleled heroism and unforgettable memories of hundreds of fallen War Heroes who liberated the entire Eastern Province from the grip of brutal LTTE terrorism a few years ago are to be immortalized by erecting the Digamadulla ‘Ranaviru Maha Seya’ (Pagoda for War Heroes) at Namalthalawa Sri Shailabimbarama Viharaya premises. Ven Gampaha Narada Thera, Chief Incumbent, together with the temple’s Dayaka Sabha after taking the decision.....
  • International Environment Day Marked in Jaffna

    To keep the public reminded of the importance of International Environment Day (June 5), 51 and 52 Divisions and 523 Brigade of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), launched an elaborate programme with a procession of light vehicles and push bicycles. Using more than 100 push bicycles, a cycle tour across the peninsula took place, accompanied by a few light vehicles, provided by those Divisions from Palali to Duraiappa Stadium.