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  • Japan-Lanka Friendship Assn Repeats Its Goodwill Gestures for Army

    Further cementing long-lasting bonds of goodwill and bilateral cooperation, the Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSLFA) once again donated two more ambulances and a fire engine for Army use Monday (25) morning during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters. A 36-member Japanese delegation, comprised of members of the Nakatsugawa Rotary Club and the JSLFA, now in Sri Lanka on a week-long tour, visited the Army Headquarters to represent the donation ceremony this morning.
  • 67th National Independence Day Commemorated; Simple Yet Dignified with Grandeur

    The 67th National Independence Day ceremony of the motherland under the theme ‘Piripun Mawubimak - Abhiman Hetadinak’ (A Splendid Country - A Glorious Tomorrow) at Battaramulla Parliament Grounds, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, mirrored the determined commitment of all Sri Lankans to march forward in her quest for prosperity and long-lasting stability.
  • Secretary Defence Arrives at 'Abimansala-2' Site On the Eve of its Grand Opening

    South-based  "Abimansala-2" wellness resort complex, built in a serene environment spread over a lush 10 acre land, surrounded by waterways and  is comprised of seven villas, five cottages, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy facilities, medical ward, swimming-pool, gymnasium, medical laboratory, dining hall, kitchen, indigenous medicine unit and.....
  • Pakistan Army De-mining Team Here to Share Their Experience & Knowledge

    Sri Lanka Army Engineers, now fully committed to rid the North and East of LTTE landmines, estimated to exceed more than 1 million, received a boost on Thursday (27) when a delegation of Pakistan Army de-mining veterans after meeting the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, offered their technical know-how and experience further, to ongoing de-mining work of the Army.
  • LTTE Top-Rung Leaders, AMIRTHAP & KOBITH Lose Their Lives

    MULLAITTIVU: TWO more top-rung Tiger leaders, AMIRTHAP alias AMUTHAB and KOBITH alias GOBITH have perished during the very same PUTHUKUDIYIRIPPU fighting on 31st March 2009, in which PRABHAKARAN’s son, CHARLES ANTHONY was confirmed injured. AMIRTHAP was the leader of the so-called LTTE’s “Charles Anthony Regiment” at the time of his loss following military confrontations. He became the leader in 2008 after serving as the special leader for the so-called “Imran Pandiyan Regiment” in 2006. He was in charge of the LTTE Forward Defence Lines in NAGARKOVIL in the year 2007. 

  • IDPs Can Now Exit Welfare Centres & Return

    INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDP) in Vavuniya, Mannar, Welioya and other areas are given permission from today (1) onwards to move about freely outside those Welfare Centres and return after sometime. The Government’s initiative under “Freedom of Moment” will thus enabled about 6769 civilians comprised of 2100 civilians from Zone zero, 718 from Zone-I, 2022 from Zone-II, 620 from Zone-III.....

  • Deeply Touched President Wants Army to Get Affected Law Student a High Quality Prosthetic Arm

    Sri Lanka Army on the directions of HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered a prosthetic arm to Ms Achala Priyadarshani, the final year Law student, whose arm on alleged medical negligence, was amputated after an accidental fall from a flight of stairs at her home in Urubokka. President Rajapaksa, deeply touched after reading media reports on the incident, spoke to the Commander of the Army....
  • Army Soldiers Risk Own Lives & Rescue Two Toddlers Thrown Into 'Nilwala'

    Four Army soldiers rose to the occasion on Thursday (24) and rescued the lives of two toddlers who were thrown into the crocodile-infested Matara Nilwala River by an irate father. Those four soldiers, Lance Corporal S.S Manage, Private E.H De Silva, Private H.K.C Madushanka, all three from Matara-based 3 Gemunu Watch (GW) and......
  • 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,.....