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  • Outraged by Successful Sri Lanka Rally in Melbourne: Demonstrators Attacked

    IN MELBOURNE, Australia - Pro-Tamil Tiger supporters became violent and attacked Sinhalese owned shops in the suburbs and attacked at least one Sri Lankan student in the streets injuring his head.  Outraged by a very successful rally held in front of the Victoria Parliament in Melbourne Australia, to demand that Tamil civilians should be released from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam human shield, pro-LTTE elements became extremely agitated, attacked demonstrators returning home injuring one seriously and attacked Sinhalese owned shops in the suburbs of the city, April 4....

  • Jaffna Based Troops Step Up Dengue Prevention Work


    Troops of the 511 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) with the cooperation of the regional Health Service authorities stepped up its Dengue preventive campaign to face the threat of Dengue in Kopay area on Thursday (18). The team checked over 500 households and their environmental conditions and educated people on this deadly menace. The 511 Brigade employed more than 25 soldiers for the project to which 2 doctors, 25 Public Health Midwives.....
  • Curtains Come Down on 'Exercise Cormorant': Army's New Technically Sound GPS Tracking System Impresses Commander


    Minutes after the closing ceremony of the 16-day long multinational 'Exercise Cormorant Strike III' at Minneriya Army cantonment Monday (24) morning, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jaysuriya, impressed with the successful conduct of the event, was invited to view the most modern technical equipment at the Operations Room of the Exercise which bore the responsibility of the mega event in its entirety. Lieutenant General Jayasuriya, taking a close look at the Operation Room's .....
  • Samanalakulam Students & Civilians Given Relief Packets


    A stock of clothes and footwear, donated by ‘Call Bug’ international institute to the 642 Brigade of 64 Division was recently distributed among students and civilians in Samanalkulam village, Mullaittivu. The brief ceremony for distribution of those items took place near the 642 Brigade restaurant at the 642 Brigade Headquarters.
  • Kandy-Based SLSR Troops Conduct Shramadana


    Troop serving under 11 Division in Kandy on Thursday (19) carried out a cleaning project on both sideways of the road along Ratwatta road. 2 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops took part in the Shramadana that went into late evening under the directions of the General Officer Commanding, 11 Division.
     
  • Armoured Corps 57th Anniversary Celebrations Reach Apex


    The 57th anniversary arrangements of the Army’s one of the pioneering regiments, Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC) reached its climax on Saturday (15) when SLAC troops presented a Guard of Honour to their Colonel of the Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army during a series of ceremonies at SLAC Regimental  Headquarters, Rock House, Mutwal. The SLAC......


     
  • School Principal Impressed with Army's Gratitude Writes to Commander

    Principal at Kuliyapitiya Ilukhena Gunananda Maha Vidyalaya, in a letter addressed to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, has commended the exemplary conduct of troops, who temporarily resided in the same school premises during ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega exhibition......

  • Tigers Prevent Civilian Exodus as Things in NSZ Get Tense

    MULLAITTIVU: TIGER terrorists, cornered to the newly-demarcated ‘New Safety Zone’ (NSZ) in KARAYANMULLIVAIKKAI, have begun a massive inhuman push against civilians trying to escape since this morning (11), prompting the troops to enter the NSZ. Reports said as the numbers under LTTE detention in the remaining NSZ have been turning restless and aggressive, irate Tigers went on infusing fear into those civilians while firing at random, making trapped civilians to run amok.

  • More Weapons & Explosives Collected

    NORTH: ARMY troops on Thursday (30) recovered two  anti personnel mines,  one T-81 weapon, one hundred and thirty-two electric detonators, sixty 60 mm mortar bombs, twenty 60 mm mortar cartridges, nine 60 mm mortar bomb fuses, four claymore mines, two thousand one hundred and twenty four rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, ten Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) charges, one gas bomb, twenty eight grenades, one MPMG barrel, twelve RPG rounds, eight 81 mm mortar bombs, eight thousand three hundred and eighty one rounds of T 56 ammunition, one 82 mm mortar bomb, one booby trap made using 60 mm mortar bomb,.....

  • New Chinese Ambassador Calls on Army Chief


    The newly-accredited Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Mr Wu Jianghao on Thursday (19) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya at Army Headquarters. Mr Wu Jianghao during his cordial interaction with the Army Chief exchanged views on military matters of bilateral importance and ever-strengthening relations between both the armies, with special focus on......