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  • India Updated on War Against LTTE: Gota

    INDIA was kept updated about the situation in Sri Lanka's north ''from day one'' of the security forces' final assault against the Tiger rebels till the eventual defeat of the LTTE, the powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has revealed. "From the very beginning, from day one, we kept India very well briefed and we prevented any suspicion being created whether it was because of our relationship with China or Pakistan or anybody else," said Rajapaksa, who played a major role in the victory against the LTTE. "We created a mechanism with India, away from the contacts of the Foreign Ministry, for us to develop a close relationship mechanism between the officials," he said.

  • Stage Set For Military Honours For President As He Swears In For The Second Time

    Tri-Service Commanders Tuesday (9) morning visited the venue near the  Presidential Secretariat, from where His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to receive the Nation’s salute upon his swearing in of the office of the President of Sri Lanka for the second time. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe.....

  • SLAGSC Tradesmen Join Active Service in Wanni After Training


    Newly enlisted 275 Sri Lanka General Service Corps (SLAGSC) tradesmen of the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) joined the active service after completion of the recent three-month military training at 24 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) training school and 2 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) training school.The opening address was conducted......
  • Troops Support Palai Dengue Programme


    Troops of the 552 Brigade under 55 Division at Vettalakerni, Jaffna threw their weight behind the government’s ongoing Dengue eradication drive in the peninsula by expanding different awareness programmes.Palai Public Health Inspectors, Health Department Officials, Police personnel and troops visited each and every public place in and......
  • Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV - 2013 Kicks Off From Ellewewa


    The Army’s fourth mock ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike IV – 2013,’ attended by 2698 tri-service personnel and 40 foreign military participants and observers in the east of Sri Lanka is now in full swing after it kicked off on Wednesday (11). Foreign military participants and observers arrived at Minneriya Exercise Operation Headquarters on Wednesday (11).....
     
  • Inter Regiment Athletic Championship Ends with New National & Army Records


    The closing ceremony of the 52nd Inter Regiment Athletics Championship of the Army and award of trophies to winners, took place at the Sugathadasa National Stadium Thursday (27) evening during a grand and wonderful ceremony. Organized by the Army Athletics Committee, chaired by Major General Amal Karunasekara, the closing ceremony was graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest.
     
  • Preparatory Phases of forthcoming 'Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014' Now, On


    The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.
  • VIR First to Receive President's Colours After War; President Rajapaksa Says Not Surprised with 'Surprise Attacks'


    Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), one of the most renowned and recognized regiments, comprised of veteran infantrymen of the best quality and standards, received another notable feather in its cap when the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for the first time after culmination of Wanni battles, conferred most admired President’s Colours and Regimental Colours on it during a ceremony at Kurunegala, Boyagane, VIR Regimental Headquarters Friday (22) morning.