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SL contingent with women soldiers to leave for UN duties in Lebanon shortly

Lebanon-bound Sri Lanka’s Force Protection Unit (SLFPU) contingent saluted the Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva during the Passing out Parade at the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regimental Headquarters at Panagoda yesterday (Jan 30).


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Foreign national regains health after treatment at SLN medical facility

A foreign national was successfully treated for Decompression Sickness by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) recentry. According to SLN media, a German woman was admitted to the Naval Hospital in Trincomalee (Jan 28) after suffering from Decompression Sickness while diving off Hikkaduwa in Galle.


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Memory of Fallen IPKF War Heroes Honoured on India's Republic Day

The memory of fallen IPKF War Heroes who laid their lives in Sri Lanka while fighting against LTTE terrorists, hand in hand with Sri Lankan Armed Forces was refreshed at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) monument in Palaly, Jaffna on Wednesday (26) to coincide with the commemoration of the 73rd Republic Day of India.


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UN Special Representative Tweets Saying Sri Lankan Contingent in Mali "a Tremendous Asset"

Mr El Ghassim Wane, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) during a meeting with a visiting Sri Lankan delegation early this week has expressed appreciation for the Sri Lanka Army Combat Convoy Company (LKACCC) serving in landlocked Mali, tweeting that "LKACCC is a tremendous asset for United Nations MINUSMA" and that he appreciates "excellent performance of LKACCC members in protecting MINUSMA convoys in a challenging environment".


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Army-built house vested in a deserving family in Jaffna

The Sri Lanka Army’s Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna as a part of its community-oriented roles built a new house for an underprivileged family in Alvai, Jaffna and gifted to the family recently.


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Artificial limbs worth of Rs. 10 million will be provided to 167 war heroes

The Rana Viru Seva Authority (RVSA) has taken the initiative to provide artificial limbs worth of Rs. 10 million to 167 differently-able war veterans.


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Navy cleans Galle beach

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) conducted a cleaning programme in Galle beach area recently.


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SLN foils Rs. 24 million worth cannabis racket

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in a joint operation with Police nabbed 80 kilos and 500 grams of cannabis worth Rs. 24 million along with a suspect at the Chulipuram area, Jaffna on last Friday evening (21).


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SLN’s Volunteer Naval Force Annual Camp concludes

The Annual Camp of the Sri Lanka Navy’s (SLN) Volunteer Naval Force (VNF) concluded with the inspection of Divisions by the Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne at the SLNS Lanka parade ground in Welisara on Thursday (Jan 20).


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Funeral of former Air Force Commander late Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis held with full military honours

The former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis (Retd), who passed away on Tuesday (Jan 18), was laid to rest with full military honours on Wednesday (Jan 19). According to Air Force media, the final rites were conducted at the ‘Nisala Sewana’ Cemetery in Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia.


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SL Navy conducts exercises with German and JMSDF ships in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) conducted naval exercises with a German Navy’s frigate and two Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships which arrived in Colombo and Trincomalee respectively on official visits recently.


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Combat Firing Meet at MSTS, Now in Full Swing

The integral components, essential for ‘soldiering’ are the ‘discipline’ and ‘commitment’ which overlap with the physical and mental toughness of the soldier with which he would be all the time prepared to undertake combat firing when the need necessitates which also in turn qualifies him to be a full-fledged military man.


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Army gifts school shoes for 100 Mullaitivu students

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) gifted shoes suitable for school attendance for 100 needy students in Mullaitivu district recently.


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Army Squash Players Win Novices Men & Women Events

The senior national squash tournament and the PSA (Professional Squash Association) satellite event got underway during 6-9 January at the SSC squash court


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Navy run COVID – 19 vaccination centres opened in Colombo and Welisara

Two Navy manned COVID-19 vaccination centres commenced operation at the Keththarama Maha Viharaya in Colombo and Nawaloka Ground in Welisara today (Jan 14). According to Sri Lanka Navy media, the two centres began the inoculation drive supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme carried out by the Armed Forces.


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Troops build houses for needy families in the East

Foundation stone for a new house to be built by Army troops for a deserving family in the East was laid recently (Jan 11). According to Army media, the house is to be constructed by troops under Security Forces HQ – East for a family living in Kandakadu, Welikanda.


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US based Sri Lankans gifted a stock of PPEs and ICU Beds to the Army

Sri Lanka Army gifts a large stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 25 island-wide hospitals through the coordination of the Health Ministry and the Army Medical Corps.


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Functioning North based green agriculture project

Senior officers of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna visited the ‘Green Agriculture’ centred organic fertilizer production site in Jaffna recently to inspect the production process. They have also discussed avenues to improve the process further during the visit.


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Army join hands for dengue control

In a bid to curb the spread of dengue fever within the Western Province troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West conducted a special Dengue prevention project covering Gampaha, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara and Matara Districts recently.


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Naval personnel volunteer to cleanup beach to coincide with VNF Annual Camp


A beach cleaning programme was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in Uswetakaiyawa recently (Jan 09). According to Navy media sources, this environment protection cleanup programme was held to coincide with the Annual Camp of the Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force (VNF).


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54 Division Troops Apprehend Ice Drugs from Train

Troops of 7 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment under command to 54 Division recovered 350g of Crystal Meth Drugs (ICE) on 08 January 2022.


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Pooneryn Troops with Sponsor Gift School Accessories to 100 Students

661 Brigade troops of the 66 Division in Pooneryn implemented one more civil-military cooperation project with sponsorship of the Hatton National Bank on Tuesday (4).


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Army grows cashew in 10 acres at Kuttigala

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched a project to plant 700 cashew saplings inside the Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) camp compound at Kuttigala joining the ongoing governmental efforts to promote export crops at local level to earn foreign exchange.


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Army donates essentials to Children’s Homes in Mullaitivu

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with the sponsorship of ‘Loved Charity’ Organization donated a stock of accessories and essentials recently to Children’s Homes in Mullaitivu during a brief event graced by Commander Security Force Headquarters - Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT)  Maj. Gen. Sanjaya Wanasinghe.


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Army repairs Bakmeegama tank bund leak

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) repaired the Bakmeegama tank bund in Bakmeegama Grama Niladahari Division following the notice of a water leak.