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  • One More 'Shramadana' Held in Pothuvil

    Troops of the 23 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment organized a ‘Shramadana’ campaign to clean the surroundings of Inspector Eatham Tamil Maha Vidyalaya on Friday (27).......
  • New Therapy Center for Disable War Heroes in the Offing

    A PRELIMINARY round of discussion to explore possibilities of promoting mental and physical well-being of the physically-handicapped War Heroes affected by terrorism was recently held at Army Headquarters auditorium, chaired by Mrs. Manjulika Jayasuriya, President, Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB). The meeting focused on provision of possible residential therapy and treatment to those War Heroes who need close attention, psychological guidance and counseling while strengthening relations among their next of kin.

  • Army Finds Jobs for Unemployed Jaffna Youths

    THE MAIN company, K.B. Ebert & Sons Ltd, engaged in the Jaffna- Point Pedro main road reconstruction work, following a request made by the Army offered job opportunities for eight youths in Mirusuvil, Jaffna. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya during a recent visit to the peninsula instructed Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna to explore possibilities of finding as many employment opportunities as possible to unemployed Tamil youngsters in the area. 

  • China Pledges USD One Million in Aid for Tamil IDPs in Lanka

    SRI LANKA has praised China for its cooperation during its decades long conflict with the LTTE, as Beijing pledged USD one million in aid for the rehabilitation of the displaced Tamil civilians housed in the relief camps in the country. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama conveyed Colombo's appreciation to China during his talks with Lt Gen Ma Xiaotian, Deputy Chief of General Staff, People's Liberation Army (PLA), for assisting Colombo "during the demanding times", a Sri Lankan foreign ministry release said.

  • Ranaviru Month (May 19 - June 19) Inaugurated

    May 19 to June 19 was declared Ranaviru month and simultaneously the first Ranaviru flag was pinned on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (19). The daughter of War Hero, A. Weerasinghe who was honoured with the Weera Prathapa Jathika Sammana and Ranawickrema complementary badge and Mallika Jayawardena....
  • New Volunteer Force Commandant Takes Over

    Major General S.W.L Daulagala, the newly appointed Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) assumed office on Friday (23) morning during a brief ceremony, held at SLAVF Headquarters in Kosgama. A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour saluted the new Commandant in accordance with military formalities after he was welcomed on arrival at the premises.

  • CES Vesak Lantern Wins Second Place at 'Buddha Rashimi' Vesak Zone

    The ‘Vesak’ Lantern presented by the Corps of Engineer Services (CES) of Sri Lanka Army won the second place at the ‘Buddha RashmiVesak Zone in Gangaramaya, Hunpitiya.The lantern, depicting two important events of the life of the Buddha, the Great Renunciation and the attaining of enlightenment, has been able to draw large crowds at the Vesak Zone. The lantern was made of organic material using coconut shells and coconut dries Matalu, Kithul seeds, cane and Bo leaves.
  • Colossal Multi-Functional Building & Sports Projects Adorn VIR Infantrymen's Headquarters

    Infantrymen of the Sri Lanka Army’s Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR), who played a commendable role behind elimination of ruthless terrorism from the Mother, Lanka a few years ago, were overjoyed to see that their Regimental Headquarters at Boyagane, Kurunegala, emerge a fully-fledged complex with all new amenities on hand, beginning Thursday (14).
  • Yakkala & Alawwa 'Ranaviru Apparels' Applaud Their Achievers in Glittering Ceremony

    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 2013 during a glittering ceremony at the BMICH on Tuesday (22).
  • Commander Opens the New SFHQ Mullaittivu

    AS SERENITY is fast taking root, the law and order machinery is simultaneously shaping up in the Mullaittivu district while restoring full normalcy, freedom, democracy and more significantly, the peace and harmony among Mullaittivu people, badly battered for over three decades due to LTTE terrorism inside the so called former “heartland of LTTE’s de-facto regime”. The ceremonial opening of the newly established Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) complex Tuesday (8) morning by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya further cemented the notion that security in the Mullaittivu sector would not remain an issue any longer since Police personnel in Mullaittivu are now able to well coordinate all security administrative matters with this new Headquarters.