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A symposium on ‘Unity of Effort: Building Military-Civil Partnership to Counter Violent Extremism’ organized jointly by the Association of Retired Flag Rank Officers (ARFRO) and the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA) got underway at the OPA, Colombo 7 Friday (23) evening amid a large gathering of both serving and retired tri-service officers and reputed professionals.

News Highlights

News Highlights

56 Division Headquarters Gets New Office Complex

24th February 2018 18:29:50 Hours

A weekend visit of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake resulted in the inauguration of the new 56 Division Headquarters building of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) on Saturday (24) during a simple ceremony.

9 SLSR Troops Douse Bush Fire

24th February 2018 18:16:14 Hours

9 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops of the 12 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen), took immediate steps to bring a fast spreading bush fire under control in the general area of Weheragoda in Badalkumbura in the Monaragala District on Friday (23).

Creating New Records SLAVF's Mega Athletic Meet Draws to a Close

24th February 2018 11:14:49 Hours

Inter Regiment Athletic Meet - 2018, the year's pride of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), producing several new game records ended this evening (22) in a grand show of colour and new hopes at Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium.

News Features

News Features

‘Kandula’ Goes to Saliyapura to Heal the Minds of Keterians

24th February 2018 18:13:57 Hours

A gathering of more than 10000 religious dignitaries, tri-service and Police personnel, students of Nursing Training school, state officials and civilians around Anuradhapura area in an exceptional gesture of solidarity and understanding enjoyed....

SFHQ-E’s Reality Based Self Defence Course No 4 Ends

24th February 2018 18:13:00 Hours

The passing-out ceremony of the Reality Based Self Defence (RBSD) Course No 04 for 64 graduates, including 17 women soldiers serving the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) was held at 23 Division Headquarters premises on Thursday (22)....

233 New Recruits Passed Out in Glittering Ceremony at Galle

24th February 2018 17:58:42 Hours

233 new recruits in the Course No 98 passed out in a smart parade upon completion of their six-month long basic Recruit Training at the Recruit Training School in Boossa, Galle during a formal ceremony on Saturday (24).

Situation Report


NORTH: Troops recovered one anti personnel mine and one 60 mm mortar bomb from MATHAWALASINGHEKULAM and SUTHANTHIRAPURAM areas on Thursday (22).

Meanwhile, de-mining groups recovered eight anti personnel mines from PERIYAMADHU area on the same day (22).

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Sports News

The Novices Swimming Championship - 2018 organized by Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU), just ended at Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Pool Complex gave the win to Army swimmers in the Male category winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.