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  • ARMY ASSISTS THE ANNUAL DAKSHINA DALADA PERAHERA OF SOMAWATHI RAJAMAHA VIHARAYA

    18th July 2019 09:03:02 Hours

    The annual Dakshina Dalada Perehara of Somawathi Rajamaha Viharaya was held in a grand scale at the sacred ground of Somawathiya yesterday (16) the Esala Full Moon Poya Day amidst thousands of devotees. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is enshrined at the Sacred Somawathiya Stupa. The procession consisted of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants adorned with lavish garments.

  • 22 DIVISION CONDUCTS AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR FOR GCE (A/L) STUDENTS IN MUTHUR

    15th July 2019 09:03:07 Hours

    Troops of 224 Brigade organized a two day seminar at Pearl Grand Hall Muthur on 11 and 12 July with the aim of assisting the students who are expected to appear in the forthcoming G C E (A/L) exam 2019. The seminar was organized under the guidance of Major General Nevil Weerasingha General Officer Commanding 22 Division and with the assistance of Zonal Education Office Muthur.

  • NEW GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 24 DIVISION BRIGADIER ATHULA MARASINGHE ASSUMES DUTIES

    14th July 2019 09:44:04 Hours

    Brigadier A I Marasinghe RWP RSP of the Gajaba Regiment (GR), the newly-appointed General Officer Commanding 24 Division assumed duties yesterday (11 July 2019) at his office at the Headquarters, 24 Division Malwatta Ampara.

  • MAJOR GENERAL MAHINDA MUDALIGE BIDS FAREWELL TO 24 DIVISION

    12th July 2019 08:50:51 Hours

    Major General Mahinda Mudalige RWP RSP ndu, the General Officer Commanding 24 Division relinquished the office of 24 Division on 08 July 2019 and will be appointed as the new Commander Security Forces (West). He will be succeeded by Brigadier AI Marasinghe RWP RSP as the new General Officer Commanding 24 Division.

  • A PROGRAM WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN TO MARK THE NATIONAL DRUG PREVENTION WEEK IN BATTICALOA

    09th July 2019 08:58:57 Hours

    Security Force Headquarters (East) implemented a program to coincide with the National Drug Prevention Week, on 05 Jul 2019 at Vincent Girls' High School Batticaloa as an expression to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of a society free of drug menace.

  • GRAND MUSICAL NIGHT ORGANIZED BY 24 DIVISION

    01st July 2019 17:25:20 Hours

    With the instructions of Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake RWP RSP VSV USP USACGSC, 24 Division Ampara organized a musical extravaganza on 29 June 2019 at H M Weerasinghe playground Ampara under the guidance of Commander Security Force (East) Major General Aruna Jayasekera WWV RSP VSV USP ndc psc, The motive to organized such a mega event was to give the confidence and instill a sense of normalcy and harmony after the tense situation that prevailed in the country.

  • AGRICULTURAL TRAINING SESSIONS AT SECURITY FORCE HEADQUARTERS (EAST)

    01st July 2019 11:16:16 Hours

    In line with the multifarious educative and awareness programmes conducted for the benefit of all ranks of Security Force (East), an initiative was launched with a concept of Major General Aruna Jayasekera Commander Security Force (East) intending to uplift the living standards of the soldiers of Security Forces (East) through agro-based self-employment ventures.

  • 22 DIVISION DONATES BLOOD TO TRINCOMALEE HOSPITAL

    26th June 2019 10:03:55 Hours

    22 Division organized a Blood Donation Campaign at the 22 Division Headquarters in Trincomalee on 23 (Sunday) marking the two month remembrance of 4/21 Easter attacks.

  • COMMANDER SF (EAST) PARTICIPATED IN RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IN TRINCOMALEE

    22nd June 2019 12:59:57 Hours

    Major General Aruna Jayasekera Commander Security Forces (East) visited the Poson Zone of Jayasumanaramaya Trincomalee on 18 June and attended a special \Ashirwada Gilanpasa Pooja amidst the reverberating rhythmic traditional drum beats (Hevisi and Magul Bera) around the Dathu Mandiraya.

  • COMMANDER SECURITY FORCES (EAST) OPENS THE MEGA RICE 'DANSELA' IN POLONNARUWA

    18th June 2019 13:39:32 Hours

    Commander Security Forces (East) opened the mega rice 'Dansela' organized by the Army near Parakrama Samudra under the leadership of HE the President. The Commander served the first meal portion to the sight-seers and opened the eatery together with distinguished guests.