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  • 233 BRIGADE GIVES ASSISTANCE TO 'PADA YAATHRA'

    27th September 2019 16:31:35 Hours

    In view of fostering religious harmony in the Eastern Province, troops of 233 Brigade facilitated the devotees who attended the annual foot pilgrimage, 'Paada Yathra' to Vrugal Kovil on 17 September 2019. With the guidance of Colonel Rajith Elvitigala, Commander 233 Brigade, the troops extended their fullest support to devotees by providing drinking water, tea and biscuits.

  • DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL ITEMS FOR STUDENTS IN ARALAGANWILA AREA

    29th August 2019 10:00:51 Hours

    In another community welfare project under the Civil-Military Coordination in the Security Force (East) area, a Distribution of school items for needy children was organized in Aralaganwila area on (24) Saturday.

  • ARUGAM BAY HALF MARATHON “RISE UP SRI LANKA”

    22nd August 2019 15:47:04 Hours

    Development forum of Arugambay organized a Half Marathon at Arugambay with the assistance of 242 Brigade. The theme of this year was "Rise up Sri Lanka”. Huge numbers of local and foreign competitors have participated. Massive crowd gathered to Arugambay to witness this annual event. 242 Brigade troops have given the fullest support to make the event colorful.

  • ARMY JOINS TO CLEAN UP COASTAL BELT

    11th August 2019 10:47:18 Hours

    Troops serving in 241 Brigade under the Security Force Headquarters (East) launched a coastal belt cleaning project on Wednesday (07) at Sinnamuhuduwaran costal area Akkaraipattu which was highly polluted due to the discarded wrappers, empty beer cans and heaps of polythene.

  • 22 DIVISION CONTRIBUTES CORAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMME

    30th July 2019 15:49:43 Hours

    22 Division joined hands with Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) and organized a Coral Conservation Programme held at the coastline around 22 Division Headquarters on 27 (Saturday).

  • A/L STUDENTS IN VAKAREI ATTEND ARMY - INITIATED SEMINAR PROJECT

    30th July 2019 15:42:02 Hours

    With the objective of assisting students in Vakarei Area who are expected to appear for the forthcoming G.C.E A/L exam 2019 in August, Commander 233 Brigade Colonel Rajith Elvitigala initiated and organized a two day seminar at the main hall of Vakarei Central Collage on 27 and 28 July 2019.

  • GOC - 22 DIVISION OPENED NEW PRIVATE MESS AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF 224 BDE

    01st July 2019 11:22:22 Hours

    The newly constructed Private's Mess of the Headquarters 224 Brigade, Muthur was declared opened at auspicious time by Major General Neville Weerasingha GOC - 22 Division during a simple ceremony on 19 Wednesday.

  • 10 GAJABA TROOPS ORGANIZE A DANSEL ON THE POSON POYA DAY

    19th June 2019 17:31:00 Hours

    In view of enhancing the existing good image about the military among general public in Batticaloa and to mark the Poson Poya day, all ranks of the 10th Battalion the Gajaba Regiment organized a“Rice Dansel” at Bar Road (Close to Batticaloa Railway station) on 16 June 2019 under the direction of its Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Ruwan Ehelepola USP USACGSC. Colonel General Staff - 23 Division and acting Comd of 231 Brigade Colonel Wasantha Bandara graced the occasion and declared the “Dansel” open to the public. The civilian response to this noble event was very high and approximately 2,000 civilians came to the “Dansel”. Further, all officers, other ranks and civil staff of the Battalion immensely contributed to make this event a success. Note : Photos attached.

  • HOUSEHOLD COMMODITIES AND SCHOOL ACCESSORIES FOR KUNJALKALKULA PEOPLE

    30th May 2019 15:50:54 Hours

    Headquarters 233 Brigade organized a programme with the assistance of ‘Gandhi Foundation’, Kottawa to donate household commodities and school accessories to the people of Kungalkalkulam area. The event was held on 25 May 2019 at cultural hall Kungalkalkulam. The commodities packs were distributed among 172 families and 34 school children of the area. The Commander 233 Brigade, Colonel Ranjith Elvitigala USP, Officers and members of the ‘Gandhi Foundation’ attended for the event.

  • ‘PEACE WALK’ IN POLONNARUWA IN MEMORY OF WAR HEROES WHO DEFENDED THE MOTHERLAND

    24th May 2019 14:50:29 Hours

    In order to pay tribute and commemorate fallen War Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice in defence of the Motherland, the Security Force (East) too joined the island wide ‘Dasawarshabhisheka’ Walk for Peace on 22 May 2019 under the guidance of Major General Aruna Jayasekera Commander Security Force (East).