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Cherished memories of valour and gallantry of Tri-service, Police and Civil Security Department (CSD) War Heroes of contemporary Sri Lanka were refreshed once again this afternoon (19) at Battaramulla War Heroes’ Monument offering the Nation's deep reverence to their noble memory on National War Heroes’ Day (Ranaviru Day - 2018).

News Highlights

News Highlights

Country-wide Troops Honour Memories of Fallen Comrades

20th May 2018 23:00:29 Hours

In parallel to the National War Heroes' Day (May 19) and its elaborate commemorative arrangements at Battaramulla War Heroes' Monument, Investiture of Medals at Presidential Secretariat and the mega 'Aaloka Puja' at Kelaniya temple, all island-wide....

Spiritual Illumination 'Aaloka Pooja’ at Kelaniya Refreshes Memories of 28,619 Fallen War Heroes

20th May 2018 00:01:17 Hours

The historic and most sacred Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya, sanctified by the visit of the Enlightened One bore the hallmarks of an illuminated paradise of divinities on Saturday (19) as dusk fell when 28,619 oil lamps....

50 Tri-Service Senior Officers Awarded Prestigious Vishishta Seva Vibhushanaya (VSV) Medal

19th May 2018 19:52:56 Hours

To coincide with the National War Heroes' Day (May 19), His Excellency, the President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, in another fitting tribute this morning (19)...

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News Features

Municipal & Urban Council Officials Undergo Army 'Leadership Training'

20th May 2018 13:16:17 Hours

A training workshop on ‘Leadership Abilities and Positive Attitudes’ for officials in Municipal Councils and Urban Councils was conducted concurrently by Army Officers at Diyatalawa Marksmanship and Sniper Training School, Diyatalawa Volunteer Force Training School, Kalaththewa Armoured Corps Training Centre....

“Show Gratitude to War Heroes without Rhetoric & Manipulative Anti-Social Acts” - Commander

19th May 2018 21:58:16 Hours

"Nine years have passed by 19 May 2018 since the eradication of terrorism from our soil. I firmly believe the freedom thus gained should be shared not by exaggerated glorification or through mere rhetoric and hyperbole but by showing our sentiments of deep gratitude to fallen Tri Service....

'Dansel' at Vellamullivaikkal & Iyakachchi Commemorate Memory of Fallen War Heroes

19th May 2018 18:04:45 Hours

Army troops serving Vellamullivaikkal areas where the final phase of the humanitarian operations took place in Mullaittivu held a 'Dansela' on Friday (18) on behalf of fallen War Heroes and distributed refreshments among all civilians who were recollecting memories of their departed ones.

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NORTH: Troops recovered five anti personnel mines from NELUMWILA area on Saturday (19).

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The finals of the Elle Championship of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) was held at the 5 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps playground on 15 April 2018. A total of 45 teams competed in the tournament which was organized by the 512 Brigade.