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  • BOOK DONATION PROGRAMME TO KARAWEDDIYARU VIJITHA VIDDYLAYA AND ERUNURUVIL TAMIL MIXED SCHOOL

    02nd March 2019 10:53:54 Hours

    Troops of 4 Battalion the Gemunu Watch conducted a donation programme of school accessories for Karaweddiyaru Vijitha Vidyalaya and Erunuruvil Tamil Mixed School on 20 Feb 2019 at Karaweddiyaru Vijitha Vidyalaya premises.

  • 233 BRIGADE CONDUCTED A DONATION TO NEEDY FAMILIES

    17th February 2019 20:40:44 Hours

    Troops of 233 Brigade of the 23 Division under the Security Force Headquarters – East conducted a donation programme for under-privileged families at Kadiraweli Vigneshwara College on Saturday (16) with the sponsorship, provided by “Royal Enfield Riders Club”.This community-oriented empowering programme was an initiative aimed at encouraging education of of under-privileged children and supporting the livelihoods of poor families.

  • CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER’S VISIT TO 2(V) SLSC

    13th February 2019 14:51:48 Hours

    The Chief Signal Officer, Major General N M Hettiarachchi USP psc Hdmc made his maiden official visit to the 2nd Volunteer Signal Regiment in Welikanda on 23 January 2019. On the arrival, the Chief Signal Officer was warmly welcomed by the Commanding Officer, Lt Col B M Jayaweera psc in line with military traditions.

  • 22 DIVISION JOINS THAIPONGAL CELEBRATIONS IN TRINCOMALEE

    27th January 2019 20:11:16 Hours

    The National Youth Thaipongal (Festival of harvest) celebration, organized by National Youth Services Council and Thambalagamam Divisional Secretariat with the coordination of 22 Division was held at Thampalagamam Aathikananayakar Hindu Temple on Saturday (19).

  • TROOPS OF 4 GW ASSIST TO RENOVATE A TANK BUND

    25th January 2019 13:40:33 Hours

    The troops of 4th Battalion, the Gemunu Watch timely intervened to renovate the tank bund in Kalikkulam Tank, Nediyamadu on 18.01.2019 plastering the leakages reported. Under the directions of the Commander 231 Brigade, Col GMN Perera RWP RSP, 2 x 20 troops coordinated with the Department of Agrarian Development and Disaster Management Centre - Batticaloa in order to enhance the civil-military coordination in the area.

  • MILITARY COLLABORATION FOR THAIPONGAL FESTIVAL

    21st January 2019 20:49:50 Hours

    The troops of Security Force (East) organized several programmes on Thaipongal day in collaboration with the Tamil people in the Eastern Province.

  • 10TH BATTALION, THE GAJABA REGIMENT COMMEMORATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    16th January 2019 14:21:22 Hours

    The Officers Get-together of 10th Battalion, the Gajaba Regiment to commemorate its 25th anniversary was held on 12 January 2019 at the Battalion Headquarters Batticaloa with the presence of Maj Gen Shavendra Silva - Chief of Staff and Colonel of the Regiment of the Gajaba Regiment. His Lordship Rt. Rev Joseph Ponnaiah - Bishop of Batticaloa Diocese, Lt. Gen (retd) Jagath Dias - first Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Maj Gen Aruna Jayasekera - Comd SF East, Mr. Kapila Jayasekara - SDIG Eastern Province and a large gathering of invitees representing Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and distinguished civilians attended the event. The highlight of the evening was the felicitation given to all former Commanding Officers of the Battalion in recognition of their dedicated services rendered in upbringing the Battalion to the present status. A colourful entertainment programme concluded the proceedings.

  • NEW COMMANDER 233 BRIGADE ASSUMED DUTIES AT AUSPICIOUS TIME

    13th January 2019 14:43:18 Hours

    Colonel R Elvitigala USP assumed duties as the Commander 233 Brigade at auspicious time after observing religious rituals on 06 January 2019.

  • NEW BGS SFHQ (EAST) ASSUMED DUTIES AT AUSPICIOUS TIME

    13th January 2019 14:39:15 Hours

    Brigadier G W L Mahinkanda assumed duties as BGS of SFHQ (East) at auspicious time after observing religious rituals on 12 January 2019.

  • 22 DIVISION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BASIC ENGLISH AND TAMIL LANGUAGE COURSES

    12th January 2019 17:25:05 Hours

    22 Division successfully completed Basic English and Tamil language courses scheduled for year 2018, for Other Ranks of under command battalions to enhance their language skills to achieve modern language demands enabling them to provide an efficient service without any language barrier. The English language course consisted with 45 working days while Tamil language course was conducted for a period of 30 working days including theoretical and practical aspects.