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  • Engineer Troops & Gun Salutes Honour Visiting Afghanistan President

    A warm welcome with military honours, including a gun salute, greeted the visiting HE the President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan when he arrived at the Presidential Secretariat complex this morning (6), to be received by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Karzai who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (5) on a formal two-day.....
  • Bravery at World's End Ordeal & Rescue Operation Hailed; Commander Promotes Dutchman's Saviour

    Bravery, Presence of Mind and Life-threatening adventure of Corporal A.M Sudesh Lalinda of 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR), his platoon commander, and fellow - workmates who rescued the Dutch national who fell off the World’s End at Horton Plains on Saturday (21) while photographing, received due recognition and appreciation when the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Wednesday.....
  • GW Marks its 24th Anniversary

    Officers and soldiers, attached to Gemunu Watch (GW) at Kuruwita Regimental Headquarters commemorated GW’s 24th anniversary giving pride of place to religious observances. A special Bodhi Pooja followed by an all-night Pirith Chanting at the premises culminated on the ................

  • New Military Hospital Reintroduces 'Healthy Army Healthy Nation' Programme

    A novel and innovative health approach, ‘Healthy Army Healthy Nation’, campaign, aimed to reduce disability and death (morbidity and mortality) among Army personnel due to Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) and Diabetes, is now on to increase awareness and prevent them from falling prey to these non-communicable diseases.
  • Terrorists' One More Armour-Plated Truck Found

    Flash !

    TROOPS now dominating VALAYANMADAM area, in what said to be a stunning recovery, Tuesday (28) afternoon found an improvised armour-plated six-wheel truck, as troops advanced, apparently used for transport of LTTE terrorist leaders across un-cleared areas in the most recent past. This bullet-proof vehicle could accommodate a few passengers inside in addition to its driver.  

  • President Welcomes US clarification: State Department Exonerates Security Forces

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”

  • SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration

    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters at Ambepussa, together with its hundreds of Army members, contributed to the successful conduct of the Vesak ceremony by declaring a Vesak zone in the area, open to the general public. Many colourful and giant Vesak lanterns, Bakthi Gee (devotional songs) recitals, conduct of Dansel (free eateries), observance of religious programmes.....
  • Commander Ends His China Tour Boosting Friendship & Bilateral Cooperation

    Just hours before the conclusion of the visiting Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya’s six-day tour in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the invitation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of the PRC, he had the rare chance of meeting with one more prominent military leader in charge of the PLA’s Shanghai Garrison Area Headquarters.....
  • New High Commissioner Meets Commander Hours after Presenting Her Credentials

    MS. Nimisha J. Madhvani, High Commissioner of Uganda to Sri Lanka, just a few hours after she presented her letter of credence to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday (26) morning, called on Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka at his office in the Army Headquarters. This was the first ambassador to meet the Army Chief after Army’s victory over LTTE terrorism.Focus during the meeting was largely on opportunities for exchange of military training programmes between both.....