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  • Second Wellness Resort, 'Abimansala-2' Project for Southern Dependent War Heroes Launched with Overwhelming Public Support

    Three separate auspicious timings for three phases of the inaugural ground-breaking and foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Army’s second wellness resort, ‘Abimansala’ for dependent War Heroes, kicked off the project’s formal launch at the southern village of Wilpitawatta, Udumulla Thursday (19) morning, amidst religious blessings and heartening gestures of goodwill and thoughtfulness. The proposed state of the art complex for lifetime rest and relaxation of 48 more South-based dependent.....
  • Student Officers Visit Wanni Headquarters

    One hundred and fifty officers together with ten foreign student officers presently studying at the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Batalanda, visited the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Tuesday (9) as a part of their training programme.
  • Jaffna Civil-Military Relations To Reach Record High

    WHILE the shift of focus is fast changing, Sri Lanka Army is earnestly determined to do its maximum by bringing about the reconciliation between Jaffna people and Security Forces serving the Jaffna peninsula. Tuesday’s (9) ceremonial opening of the new Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office at Hospital Road, Jaffna by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, on the invitation of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna, (SFHQ-J) marked a milestone and  further broadened Army’s new horizons and prospects on its march to reconciliation and redevelopment.

  • Officers & Soldiers Enjoy New Year Festival

    Officers and soldiers serving the 62 Division in the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), giving pride of place to traditional folk games, associated with the dawn of Sinhala and Hindu New Year, held a New Year festival at the 62 Division Headquarters premises on May 1. Various fun-making games such as fancy dress, musical chairs, grease pole climbing.........

  • Now, SL Mission in the Hague Targeted

    THE Foreign Ministry yesterday said that LTTE activists had thrown missiles at the Sri Lankan Embassy in the Hague, Netherlands on Monday night. The Netherlands police were investigating the incident, a spokesman said. He said that the international community should take immediate action to neutralise the threat posed by LTTE operatives in their country. He pointed out that the LTTE had also targeted the Indian HC and the Chinese Embassy in London.

  • Servicemen to Undergo Meditation for Spiritual Development in New Complex

    Sri Lanka Army, in a new and giant step, designed exclusively towards the promotion of spiritual development of all Army members, is to construct a huge meditation complex (Bawun Seth Manasika Suwa Sevana) for mental peace of soldiers at Helummahara, Dekatana with the patronage of sister services, Welfare Association of the Department of Immigration and Emigration and Hatton National Bank.
  • Guess What LTTE was to Do with This Monster !

    MULLAITTIVU: EYEBROWS were raised when the troops dominating areas deep down in IRATTAVAIKKAL after terrorists were evicted, came across one more huge monstrous cylindrical metal structure, identical to a device that enables to live underwater. (See photos).Tigers appeared to have been weilding the structure just before the troops rolled in, as all the hallmarks confirmed. This 360-ft long and 25 ft wide structure, apparently compartmentalized into three major sections, i.e. front (engine), office and the rear (relatively bigger), has been made of strong iron, and set on iron rails, like a railway carriage. In addition, a huge 300 ft-long canal with 30 ft deep water that leads to the seas beyond, has been dug touching this underwater structure, enabling it to float directly into the seas at any given time after induction. A few rotor blades that had been kept dismantled and hidden by terrorists were also found by the troops.

  • Asgiri-Malwatte Prelates Laud Army's Role in Development

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, on the eve of the Poson Festival paid homage to the sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy and called on both Maha Nayake (prelates) of Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters with the intention of enlightening the prelates on the Army’s role in development projects and.....

  • "Ranaviru Real Star Mission III" Glitters Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium

    "Ranaviru Real Star Mission III" that went on boards at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last evening (27) to a packed crowd of music fans selected Sri Lanka Air Force Leading Aircraft Woman, Thushani Perera as the final ‘Real Star’, making both Army contenders to be first and second runners-up. "Real Star Mission III " winner is to receive a new house, worth about Rs 8 million as the gift. Runners-up will receive a car and cash prizes for their respective 2nd and 3rd slots in the programme. However, the 4th runner-up was also from the Army.

  • Medal Parade of 19th UN Contingent Held

    The customary medal parade of the 19th Sri Lankan contingent of the UN Peace Keeping Mission (MINUSTAH) in Haiti, was held recently during a formal ceremony, headed by Major General S.W.L Daulagala, Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) as the Chief Guest.