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    MULLAITTIVU: DISORGANIZED and panicking Tiger organization, now breathing its last, unable to survive in the absence of moral and material support, appeared to have got their priorities mixed, if not torpedoed. The Sea Tiger base they had been running in the PUTHUMATTALAN “No Fire Zone” lagoon area had been reduced to a mere tiny pier, it was found by the troops found as they rolled in to the base. 


    WANNI: ARMY troops continued their thrust further into terrorist-held areas in “New Safe Zone” and attacked pockets of terrorists causing extensive damages to terrorists during Friday (15). During search and clear operations subsequent to confrontations in the general area of PALAMATTALAN,    53, 55 and 58 and Division, troops recovered thirty-three LTTE dead bodies, two LTTE decomposed dead bodies, two hundred and six T-56 weapons, one 12.7 mm gun, two paddle guns, four Multi Purpose Machine Guns (MPMG), one Navy-boat gun, one radar, six suicide boats, three Light Machine Guns (LMG), seven FNC weapons, two 2.0 mm grenade launchers, one M-16 weapon, one hundred and twenty-seven 60 mm mortar launchers, sixty-five 60 mm mortar sites, nine Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG), .....

  • Mannar Troops Do their Part in Dengue Eradication

    Troops based in Wanni have come forward to perform their share of responsibility in connection with the ongoing island-wide Dengue eradication programme. Under the guidance of Major General D.G.H.K Gunaratne, Commander, Security Forces, Wanni, the programme started off in Mannar area along with the troops commanded by Brigadier M.A.M Dias, Area Commander, Mannar. 

  • 4 SLLI Troops Join Civilians to Repair Road Patch

    Troops serving the 4 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (4 SLLI) of 592 Brigade in 59 Division under Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) with the corporation of civilians repaired and renovated the road patch between Mulliyaweli and Kumalamunai on Friday (28). Troops provided labour and machinery assistance to repair the road.
  • Commander Extending a Warm Welcome to Delegates Highlights Manifold Military Roles in Post Conflict Civil Cooperation

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, extending a warm welcome to the delegates attending the ‘Defence Seminar – 2012’ at Colombo Galadari Hotel underlined that the case in Sri Lanka’s post-conflict situation necessitated the engagement of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces for Civil Community, Civil Ministries, Civil Military Cooperation and in Reconstruction since the three-decade conflict had left the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka in disarray.
  • Cardiac Clinic for Army Personnel and Their Families at Panagoda

    Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Vivek Gupta of the Asiri Group of Hospitals responded positively to a request of Major General Ubaya Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) to conduct a cardiology clinic for SFHQ-West Army personnel and their family members at Weerakekulu pre-school, Panagoda on Monday (25).

  • Ranaviru Suwanda Literary Awards

    The "Ranaviru Suwanda" literary awards which recognized the literary excellence of the Security Forces and Police personnel and their family members was held at the John De Silva Memorial Theatre yesterday. Awards were presented to both servicemen and their family members who excelled in multiple events at the 'Ranaviru Suwanda' Literary contest.

  • Splendours of 'Poson' Festival Assumes More Colourfulness And Grandeur As SVAB Joins Army In Devotional Song Presentation

    A rare spectacle of ‘Poson’ devotional songs, coloured with symbolic events of historic importance was staged at the Army Gymnasium Panagoda by Army personnel and their family members on Sunday (19) evening before a galaxy of distinguished guests.  Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accompanied by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
  • Ranaviru Apparels Continues to Shine with New Innovative Brands Introduced to the Market

    Sri Lanka Army-managed Ranaviru Apparels Industries at both Yakkala and Alawwa which have now gained international standards after their simple founding in the 1990s, once again saluted their workforce, mainly the differently able War Heroes for their excellent contribution to the phenomenal growth of the industry in the year 2014 during a fabulous ceremony at the Bishop's College Auditorium on Monday (6).