Giving a further stimulant to the ongoing house construction project of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) for deserving civilians, 551 Infantry Brigade troops of the 55 Division erected one more new house for a needy family in the general area of Puloly-West Point Pedro and vested it in the beneficiaries during a ceremony on Wednesday (23), headed by Major General Chandana Wijayasundara, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in coordination with the overseas-based expatriate, Mrs. Lucky Gunathilaka of ‘Nethsarana’ Australia Foundation recently gave away spectacles to more than 1500 needy civilians with vision impairment at Pooneryn Central College.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with financial grants allocated by the Wanni District Secretariat constructed a new house for a needy family and vested it in a deserving family at Periyapandivirichchan, Madu recently.
Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (CCC), deployed under the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were recently awarded 'Excellence in MINUSMA Sector East' Badge in recognition of Sri Lankan soldiers' 'adventurous operations with excellence'.
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said that “As a part of the nation building process, we engage in restoration projects of sacred religious places also whenever possible."
Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at the State Ministry of Defence situated at the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) premises in Colombo today (Nov 02).
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops of 3 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) recently reaped the paddy harvest, grown using organic fertilizer at Hingurakgoda.
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne reviewed work of the ‘Mihindu Maha Stupa’ restoration project during a visit to the Mihintale Temple in Anuradhapura today (Oct 23).
The driving force behind the Sandahiru Seya construction project, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne arriving at the Temple premises in Anuradhapura vested the newly constructed Temple ‘Bell’ on devotees amidst the religious blessings yesterday (Oct 22).
1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment troops of the 552 Brigade on a conceptual guidance given by the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division, Major General Prasanna Gunaratne, organized an Inter-Grama Niladari Division Volleyball Tournament (15-16 October) with players of seven Grama Niladhari Divisions, in attempt to further foster civil-military relations in the Jaffna peninsula.
Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship Suraksha organizing series of events in view of her 5th anniversary which was celebrated on Oct 21 this year, conducted a beach cleaning programme at the Galle Face beach recently.
State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne attended as a special guests at the launching of the book ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ at the Government Information Department in Colombo today (Oct 14).
The Ambassador of Egypt in Sri Lanka H.E. Maged Mosleh called on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (12 Oct).
The Sri Lanka peacekeepers in the 8th Contingent of SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in South Sudan in appreciation of their service were awarded medals during a formal UN medal awarding ceremony recently at the UNMISS-Bor compound.
Sri Lanka Navy's (SLN) Able Seaman Nishantha Fernando and Woman Able Seaman Joseph Roshita won silver and bronze medals respectively at the 08th Carrom World Championship -2022, organized by the International Carrom Federation (ICF) in Langkawi, Malaysia, recently.
The newly built three-storied Sanghavasa building at the historic Olabaduwa Raja Maha Viharaya was declared open and vested in the Maha Sangha today morning (Oct 10) during a religious ceremony graced by the Prime Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena.
Her Excellency Bonnie Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and Maldives paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 07).
The Ex-Servicemen’s Association of Sri Lanka (SLESA) has organized a series of events to commemorate the Poppy Day anniversary this year. The programmes include the pinning of poppy flower, a Poppy Day walk and the main parade at the War Memorial Cenotaph at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo with the participation of the President.
‘The President has made an open request to establish another wing of KDU to serve the population of Wayaba’ revealed the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne gracing the opening ceremony of the new Faculty of Computing of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Southern Campus in Sooriyawewa, today (05 Oct).
Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Delhi, Lieutenant Colonel Han Jonghun paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary in Sri Lanka Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry at Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 04).
The government respects the people’s right to peaceful protests. However, protests should not destroy property or disturb the peaceful day-to-day lives of the general public.
A delegation comprising of the High Commissioner (HC) of New Zealand to Sri Lanka, HE Michael Appleton paid a courtesy call on the Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) Major General Ruwan Kulathunga (Retd) at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (21 Sept).
Eight students of the Department of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities (FMSH) of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) were given the valuable opportunity to take part in a Student Exchange Programme to Japan, recently.
The State Minister of Defence Hon. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon paid respect to the nation’s war heroes while placing floral tribute at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Sep 14).
The first group of 54 Army women de-miners was awarded with certificates of proficiency at a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (08 Sep).