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  • Mullaitivu Commander Visits 59 Div & Later Graces Volleyball Finals

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander Security Force Headquarters –Mullativu (SFHQ-MLT) paid his first visit to the 59 Division Headquarters on Thursday (17) upon his assumption of office as the Commander SFHQ-MLT. The day’s programme got underway after Major General P.U.S Vithanage was warmly received by Brigadier Nishantha Wanniarachchi, General Officer Commanding......
  • Bangladesh Army Chief Views Sniper Demonstration

    General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army, now on a five-day goodwill visit, arrived at the Sri Lanka Army’s premier training institution, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa Saturday (26) morning, to be warmly received by Brigadier J. R. Kulathunga, Commandant SLMA. A special Guard Turn Out greeted him at the main archway to the SLMA complex in conformity with military traditions. General Mubeen before the programme’s commencement laid a floral wreath at the foot of the SLMA War Memorial and commemorated the memory of fallen War Heroes.

  • They Give Blood to Patients at Jaffna Teaching Hospital to Mark Anniversary

    Commemorating the 18th Anniversary of the 51 Division, now based in Kopai, troops donated blood for the use of patients at Jaffna Teaching Hospital during a recent special arrangement. More than 163 officers and other ranks of the 51 Division voluntarily offered blood to the blood bank unit of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Dr T. Pradeepan, several members of the medical staff assisted the project.
  • 68 Division Entertains Deaf & Blind Students to Lunch

    To coincide with the ‘World Deaf Day’, 68 Division troops under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Friday (26) conducted a Shramadana (self-help) campaign to rid garbage surrounding the Walvu Illam School for the Deaf and the Blind at Wallipulam village in Mullaittivu.  More than 30 soldiers and officers on the directions of Major General A Kariyakarawana, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division............
  • New Military Secretary Takes Office

    Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke assumed duties as the new Military Secretary at Army Headquarters Tuesday (20) morning during a brief ceremony. Major General Goonetilleke succeeded Major General A.W.J.C de Silva. Major General Goonetilleke joined the Sri Lanka Army on 31 August 1981 as an officer cadet and.....

  • Students Serve Alms to Monks on 'Pindapatha'

    Students readying for the forthcoming Year 5 Scholarship Examination at the Defence Services School (DSS) at Kompannavidiya, Colombo 2 had a special religious ceremony (pinkama) Wednesday (3) morning with the participation of 50 Buddhist monks on Pindapatha (alms-begging). Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence gracing the ceremony as.....
  • 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.