Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

logo logo logo

News Archive

  • Sri Lanka's Success Story on Rehabilitation

    Sri Lanka’s success in rehabilitating former terrorists would make it the best model for other countries which face similar conflicts and also in the rehabilitation of ex-cadre, said the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation, Brigadier Darshana Hettiarachchi. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, he said “Nearly 11,000 ex-tigers are back with their families and living peacefully.
  • Disable War Heroes Enjoy SLLI Project Under One Roof at Maharagama


    In a rare gesture of fellowship and interaction, more than 1500 disable War Heroes from all corners of the island gathered under one roof on Monday (21) evening at Maharagama National Youth Council auditorium to enjoy a mammoth and finely choreographed musical fiesta, presented by the popular ‘Marians Unplugged’ band.
  • Defence Attaches Interact with Poonthottam Rehabilitees & Visit Kilinochchi

    A group of India-based Defence Attaches who took part in the recently-concluded ‘Defence Seminar - 2013’ as part of their familiarization programme in Sri Lanka went to Wanni on Saturday (7) and met a cross section of senior officers before visiting Poonthottam Rehabilitation Centre for ex-combatants.
  • SFHQ-E Troops Conduct More Community Projects

    Troops of the 2 and 12 Gajaba Regiment (GR) and 5 Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) under 221, 224 and 231 Brigades of 22 and 23 Divisions of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) conducted ‘Shramadana’ campaigns to clear the surroundings of Manayaweli St. Mary’s Church, Linganagar Elders Home, Patalipuram Family Health Centre, Pattlipuram Public Ground and the Mari Amman Kovil in Trincomalee area in the past week.
  • Secretary of Defence Inspects the Sulfiquar

    PAKISTANI Naval Ship PNS Sulfiquar on a voyage home called at the Port of Colombo on September 5 on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka. Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa visited the ship on the September 7 to acquaint himself of the vessel. Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe along with Commanding Officer Captain Zahid Liyas on a tour of the ship, explained to Mr Gothabaya the working of the ship and the special features it carried.

  • They Pass Out After Learning Tamil

    More than 1018 soldiers who underwent Tamil language training at Bharatipuram Army Advanced Infantry Training School passed out on Tuesday (21) during a simple ceremony. Those other rankers, selected from Divisions, Brigades and Units successfully followed the Tamil Language Course on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).
  • O/L Students Given Helping Hand

    A “Sith Sevana Sahayogitha Sansadaya,”-sponsored humanitarian project saw both 5 Sri Lanka Artillery Regiment and 15 Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment serving the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) organized a two-day seminar on Mathematics for more than 200 G.C.E (O/L) candidates of 13 schools in Muttur Educational Zone during November 18-19 at Alhidiya Muslim School and Mollipothana Sinhala School.
  • Bangladesh's Army Chief General Mubeen Arrives in Colombo

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen ndc psc, Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, arrived in Sri Lanka Wednesday (23) early morning on a five-day goodwill visit. Beating of Magul Bera (auspicious drums) and a traditional ceremonial reception at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, greeted the visiting Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Mrs Begum Syeda Sharifa Mubeen and the delegation....

  • More Community Projects Launched

    6 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops in the 221 Brigade of the 22 Division organized two “Shramadana campaigns” in the premises of the Public library of Nilaweli, Kuchichiweli and Nawachchilei Junior School, Kuburupiddi during Nov 22- 23. Meanwhile, another “Shramadana campaign” was organized by 27 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops in the 222 Brigade to clean Sanpahan......

  • Signallers Facilitate Return of Fishermen to Abandoned Jetty

    Troops of 6 Sri Lanka Signal Corps (6 SLSC) deployed at Gurunagar area took measures to clean the old Ceynor jetty which remained unused. The move was to help fishermen to anchor their boats in the jetty. The jetty remained unusable for a long time due to garbage dumped around the jetty, inconveniencing fishing folk of Gurunagar to use it.