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  • 22 INFANTRY DIV TROOPS STACK A SAND BAG BUND TO TAKE WATER FROM MAHAVELI RIVER TO KANTHALE WATER PURIFICATION PLANT

    15th September 2021 12:06:51 Hours

    Due to the prevailing weather condition, the water level of Mahaveli River has been decreased. Therefore, as per the request made by National Water Supply and Drainage Board – Kanthale, with the direction of GOC 22 Infantry Division Major General WBWMRSP Aluvihare RWP RSP and with the supervision of Commander 222 Infantry Brigade, 01 x 10 troops of 22 VIR and 00 x 10 troops of 5(V)SLA constructed a sand bag bund to take water from Mahaveli River to Kanthale Water Purification Plant.

  • SFHQ (E) NEW BGS ASSUMES DUTIES AT AUSPICIOUS TIME

    14th September 2021 13:41:43 Hours

    Brigadier M K S S P Jayasingha RWP RSP ndu assumed duties as the Brigadier General Staff of Security Force Headquarters (East) at auspicious time after observing religious rituals on 14 Sep 2021.

  • 24 DIVISION TROOPS CONDUCT A DONATION OF DRY RATION PACKS FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND “SUWADHARANI” MEDICINE DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMME

    13th September 2021 12:52:28 Hours

    With the aim of uplifting the living standards of the people affected by the rapidly spreading COVID - 19 pandemic, troops of 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion of Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment conducted a donation programme to distribute dry ration packs for selected 20 low income families in the Periyanilkaweni 1B GN Division in Ampara on 10th September 2021.

  • NEW BAQ SFHQ (E) ASSUMES DUTIES AT AUSPICIOUS TIME

    11th September 2021 11:00:50 Hours

    Brigadier J S Weerakoon AATO assumed duties as the Brigadier Admin & Quartering of Security Force Headquarters (East) at auspicious time after observing religious rituals on 09 Sep 2021.

  • 24 DIVISION VACCINATION DRIVE COVERS UHANA AND POTHUVIL

    04th September 2021 13:11:29 Hours

    The island-wide COVID-19 vaccination programme of the Army, launched with the blessings of HE the President under the directions of General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army covered Uhana and Pothuvil areas on Friday (03) under the supervision of the Major General Chaminda Lamahewa, General Officer Commanding 24 Infantry Division.

  • 231 INFANTRY BRIGADE CONDUCTS COVID 19 VACCINATION DRIVE

    30th August 2021 14:26:07 Hours

    A Covid 19 vaccination programme was conducted in Batticaloa district on Saturday (28) under the supervision of the Commander 231 Infantry Brigade, Colonel Dilupa Bandara.

  • 24 DIVISION LAUNCHES A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON COVID HEALTH GUIDELINES

    30th August 2021 14:21:50 Hours

    In the wake of rapid spread of Covid-19 virus in Ampara district, 24 Infantry Division launched a public awareness campaign by displaying educative banners on Covid preventive measures and health guidelines covering every town in Ampara district.

  • ARMY MOBILE VACCINATION DRIVE COVERS NINDAVUR & KARATIVU

    30th August 2021 11:42:21 Hours

    The Army mobile COVID-19 vaccination fleet that prioritizes the vaccination of the elderly, sick, handicapped and feeble sections in society over 60 years of age in Ampara District started its inoculation in the Karative and Nindavur areas on Thursday (26), covering 17 GS divisions in Karativu and 25 GS divisions in Nindavur. The arrangement was fully supported by the Security Force Headquarters - East on the directions of Major General C D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu, Commander, Security Forces - East.

  • 24 DIV ORGANIZES AN AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON COVID HEALTH GUIDELINES

    18th August 2021 20:40:07 Hours

    24 Infantry Division organized an awareness program on 12.08.2021 at Jumma Grand Mosque Kalmunai in order to educate the people on the health guidelines to control the corona virus which has been rapidly spreading in Ampara district.

  • ORGANIC FERTILIZER PRODUCTION UNDERWAY IN EAST

    17th August 2021 20:21:19 Hours

    Giving a boost to the Government's Organic Fertilizer Production Process as per directions of the Directorate of Agriculture and Livestock, troops under the Security Force East on the directions of Major General Channa Weerasuriya, Commander Security Forces East are presently producing Organic Fertilizer at several processing sites located at under command divisions.