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Army Facilitates Cataract Surgery for 20 Civilians in the Jaffna Peninsula
[2018-07-12 15:45:30]
The Security Force - Jaffna, under the guidance of Commander - Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, conducted an Eye Clinic for civilians in the Jaffna Peninsula on 10th June 2018 in that 159 civilians were diagnosed as Cataract patients. Cataract surgeries for 20 civilians out of total number diagnosed were carried out under the phase 1 of the programme......................
More Donations for Civilians Suffering From Poverty in Jaffna
[2018-07-12 15:28:12]
Distribution of 100 Bicycles and 3000 Coconut seedlings for the deserving children and low income families in the Jaffna Peninsula took place at the Weerasingham hall in Jaffna on 09th July 2018. The programme was organized according to a concept of the Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi with the patronage of Brother Charles Thomas and other donors of the Daham Pahana Foundation......................
A great encouragement to Jaffna students by the Army
[2018-07-02 17:39:05]
Accommodating a request made by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna, the Lions Club of Makola district 306 B2 donated Laptop Computers to 3 students of Jaffna district who secured Island 1st and 3rd places in Physical Science and Island 3rd place is Bio System Technology at the GCE (A/L) Exam 2017. In addition to Laptop Computers, each student will receive Rs 5000/= per month as a scholarship for their higher studies......................
Chavakachcheri Poson Zone ends
[2018-06-29 17:55:21]
Another Poson Zone to mark the Poson Festival was organized by 522 Brigade under the supervision of the 52 Division, on 27th and 28th June 2018 at the Municipal Council Ground in Chavakachcheri. The programme was opened to the public from 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm on the two days.....................
Poson Zone at Kunjalkadei Ground in Point Pedro ends successfully
[2018-06-29 17:39:10]
A Poson Zone to mark the Poson Festival was initiated under the instructions and guidance of Commander Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, and organized by 551 Brigade under the supervision of the 55 Division, on 27th and 28th June 2018 at the Nelladdi Kunjalkadei Ground in Point Pedro. The programme was opened to the public from 07:00pm to 11:00 pm during the two days.....................
Army distributes Spectacles for visually impaired civilians in Nelliaddi-Jaffna
[2018-06-27 18:15:25]
The 55 Division, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society carried out a free distribution of spectacles for the visually impaired civilians at the Kunjalkadei Collins Sports Club, Point Pedro on 27th June 2018. The programme was carried out under the instructions of Commander Security force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, and under the supervision of Commander 55 Division - Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathna.....................
Purified drinking water to the troops deployed in Jaffna Peninsula
[2018-06-27 18:10:45]
Solving one of the most essential and important requirements of troops in the Jaffna Peninsula, 7 Water Treatment Plants commonly known as Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants, were handed over to troops of 7 military establishments in Jaffna Peninsula. These treatment plants are manufactured by Sri Lanka Navy..................
Retired Warrant Officer Class II Kurushumuththu SP passed away
[2018-06-26 23:07:18]
Retired Warrant Officer Class II Kurushumuththu SP of 1 Field Engineer Regiment, Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers who resided at 1st lane, Shivan street, Urumpirai East passed away on 24 June 2018. He retired from Sri Lanka Army after completing 22 years of Service.....................
22nd Anniversary Celebrations Of Security Force Headquarters Jaffna
[2018-06-26 11:50:02]
The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna celebrated its 22nd Anniversary with a series of events from 17th to 25th June 2018. The series of programmes commenced on 17th June 2018 along with paying a floral tribute to the fallen war heroes at the War Heroes' Monumentfollowed byreligious activities of Chanting Pirith and a Bodhi Poojaon 18 June 2018. A Shramadhana Campaign was organized at the Cancer Hospital - Thelippalai on 19 June 2018 and a Musical Extravaganzawas held on the evening of 20 June 2018. The musical show paved the way for much needed musical excitement and enjoyment to the troops at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna.....................
Another computer course at Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna ends successfully
[2018-06-26 10:35:55]
A computer course for soldiers within the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna area was held at the 3rd Battalion of Sri Lanka Signal Corps from 1st to 25th June 2018. This computer course was conducted by Orient Lanka Academy with the aim of improving the computer literacy of the soldiers of the Jaffna Peninsula.....................
More Bicycles to Jaffna Students by the Army
[2018-06-22 21:04:22]
The Security Force Headquarters organized another distribution of bicycles to needy students in Jaffna on 17 June 2018. Accordingly 5 students selected from the low income families in Nalli Nakkapuram village were given bicycles at the Security Force Headquarters under the guidance of the Security Force Commander - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi.....................
The Firing Competition of Security Force - Jaffna
[2018-06-16 22:19:45]
The Firing Competition of Security Forces - Jaffna was held from 10 June 2018 to 14 June 2018 at Mailaddy Firing Range. The event was conducted on the directions of the Security Force Commander - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi to improve the firing skills of the officers in the Security Force, Jaffna area of responsibility....................
Celebration of the 4th Anniversary of 6th Regiment Sri Lanka Signal Corps
[2018-06-16 18:11:14]
The 6th Regiment Sri Lanka Signal Corps organised an alms-giving at the 'Mother Theresa Elders Home' on 10 June 2018 to commemorate the 04th anniversary. Further, a blood donation camp was held at the battalion premises in Gurunagar on 12 June 2018. 55 military personnel including Officers and Other Ranks donated....................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Organized Another Donation of Bicycles, Coconut Seedlings and Artificial Limbs
[2018-06-15 23:40:50]
The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna organized another donation of 100 Bicycle, 2000 Coconut Seedlings, and 4 Artificial Limbs to needy people in Jaffna in collaboration with the 'Daham Pahana' foundation on 12 June 2018. The event was held at Ilankai Venthan Art College in Jaffna. Further, donors laid the cornerstone to construct another two new houses for two under privileged families in Kaytes on 13 June 2018....................
Yoga Training Programme at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
[2018-06-15 11:30:10]
16 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment organized a Yoga programme for the troops at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 8th and 9th June 2018 under the guidance of a Yoga Guru...................
Security Force - Jaffna Conducted an Eye Clinic
[2018-06-15 08:05:45]
An Eye clinic was conducted for the civilians in Jaffna Peninsula by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna at the base hospital - Palali in collaboration with Lions Club - Enderamulla on 10 June 2018....................
Donation of Artificial Limbs to Disabled Persons in Jaffna Peninsula
[2018-06-11 15:30:10]
A programme to donate Artificial Limbs to disabled persons was organized by the 55 Division at the Headquarters of 12 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment - Iyakkachchi in collaboration with Centre for Handicapped - Kundasale on 06 June 2018...................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Celebrates the World Environment Day - 2018
[2018-06-05 15:00:00]
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna has conducted a variety of environmental protection campaigns in Jaffna peninsula, in commemoration of the World Environment Day - 2018 which falls on 05 June 2018...................
Visit of Indian Official to Security Force Headquarters - (Jaffna)
[2018-06-01 19:12:49]
The Indian Assistant Defence Adviser Lieutenant Colonel Ravi Mishra visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 30 May 2018. During the visit he had an official meeting with the Commander Security Force - Jaffna..................
Blood Donation Camp Organized by 10 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment
[2018-06-01 18:40:18]
In commemorationof the 24th anniversary, 10 (V) Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment organized a blood donation camp with the aid of Jaffna Teaching Hospital on 24 May 2018 at the battalion premises in Maradankerni..................
Distribution of Coconut Seedlings in Jaffna Area
[2018-05-28 13:23:42]
A programme to donate Coconut Seedlings to Vallipuram Kovil and 36 families in Vallipuram, took place at the Vallipuram Kovil on 26 May 2018. The donation programme was organized by 551 Brigade to facilitate the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettirrachchi's coconut cultivation programme in Jaffna Peninsula.During the event, a lecture was conducted by the Coconut Development Officer in the area for the villagers to educate them about coconut cultivation. Coconut Seedlings were planted in Vallipuram Kovil by the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna to symbolize the initiation of the Coconut Seedlings plantation in the area of Point Pedro....................
Nigerian Army Delegation visits Jaffna
[2018-05-24 23:46:03]
A Nigerian Army delegation, consisting senior officers / lady officers, visited the Jaffna peninsula on 22nd and 23rd May 2018. Brigadier General PB Fakrogha, Colonel JO Are, Major NH Longpoe and Major JT Ancha of Nigerian Army paid a visit to Security Forces ....................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Launches Another Step of Social Welfare
[2018-05-24 16:09:58]
The Commander Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi has directed the under command troops to initiate another step of social welfare to develop the Kovils in Jaffna Peninsula. The Commander Security Force - Jaffna, arranged 680 cement bags (20 per each) for 34 Kovils through a donor during the event which was organized near the Vasavilan Central College on 23rd May 2018....................
Palmyra Ingenuity -2018
[2018-05-24 14:08:15]
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna organized innovative exhibition themed as 'Palmyra Ingenuity - 2018' for the third consecutive year under the guidance of Commander Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi. The two days exhibition was held on 10th and 11th May 2018 at the Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna and opened to the public...................
Ranaviru Commemoration day 2018 Held in the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
2018-05-20 13:09:58]
The Ranaviru Commemoration Day held on 18 May marks the capitulation of ruthless terrorism in this country in the year 2009. The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna held the Ranaviru Commemoration Day 2018 headed by the Security Force Commander Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi on 18 May 2018 with the participation of all ranks. The event was followed by the National Anthem and Army song, and held a moment of silence to honour the sacrifices made by the soldiers to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. Subsequent to the reading of the of the Army Commander's Messagen,..................
Sri Lanka Army Soldiers Offered Refreshments for the People in Jaffna on Commemoration Day of War Heroes 2018
[2018-05-19 21:18:01]
Troops of Security Force Jaffna offered refreshments for the public in Jaffna on the Commemoration of War Heroes who have sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the clutches of Terrorism. Under the directives of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander Security Force - Jaffna and the supervision of 55 Division,..................
Visit of Australian Delegation to Security Force Headquarters - (Jaffna)
[2018-05-18 13:13:04]
The representatives from Australia's Office of National Assessment, Dr Paul Chambers and Mr. Ash Khan, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr Michel Forster visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 18 May 2018..................
Pre - School Children Visit Palaly Airport
[2018-05-18 12:55:01]
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna facilitated another visit of Pre-School children to Palaly Airport on 18 May 2018. Forty Seven Students of Tholpuram Central 'Praja Shakthi' Pre-School and Kadduwan 'Durga' Pre-School, along with their parents and teachers.................
Elle Championship of Security Force - Jaffna
[2018-05-16 07:38:25]
The Finals of the Elle Championship of the Security Force - Jaffna was held at the 5 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps playground on 15 April 2018. The tournament was organized under the direction of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi to improve sportsmanship of soldiers and to develop cohesion among them. A total of 45 teams competed in the tournament which was organized by the 512 Brigade. The 5 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment and the 23 Gemunu Watch qualified for the finals. The 23 Gemunu Watch won the Championship.................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Takes Another Major Step Towards the Reconciliation Process in Collaboration with Daham Pahana
[2018-05-12 16:02:25]
The Commander Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi takes another major step towards the reconciliation process in Jaffna under the patronage of 'Daham Pahana' awarding 300 scholarships with Ran Kekulu Savings Accounts to students from low-income families to support their education for five years. The event was held at Ilankai Venthan Art College on 10 May 2018. In addition, 100 Bicycles, 7500 Coconut Seedlings, 20 Sewing Kits worth Rs. 20000.00 each and financial assistance providing Rs. 20000.00 each for 20 needy families to construct sanitary facilities were distributed in Jaffna on the same day. The donors also laid the cornerstone to construct a new house for an under privileged family in the area on 11 May 2018.Religious Leaders, Brother Charles Thomas,,................
Distribution of Bicycles and Scholarships for School Children
[2018-05-10 08:10:12]
An event was organized at the SF HQ (J) to distribute bicycles and award scholarships for students from low-income families in Jaffna 06th May 2018. In order to accommodate a request made by Commander Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, Mr. A. Selva donated 11 bicycles, two vouchers worth rupees 20000 and 15000 each, and awarded a scholarship of one thousand rupees per month for a period of one year for 15 needy school children in Jaffna Peninsula. The distribution event was witnessed by the Senior Officers, Soldiers and Parents of the Students,................
The Grand Finale of the Badminton Tournament of Security Force Jaffna
[2018-05-09 21:10:12]
The Grand Finale of the Badminton Tournament in Security Forces - Jaffna was held at the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna Indoor gymnasium on 04 May 2018. The Commander Security Force Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. General Officer Commanding of 52 Division Major General Laksiri Waduge and General Officer Commanding of 51 Division Major General Roshan Senavirathna attended as the Special Guests. This event was a concept of the Commander Security Force Jaffna to improve sportsmanship and to develop cohesion among officers and soldiers while grooming them to become national level players. All establishments under command to Security Force Jaffna had an opportunity to participate in this event after many years,................
Remembrance of Fallen War Heroes
[2018-05-05 20:46:12]
In remembrance of Fallen War Heroes of the Tri Forces and the Police, a commemoration ceremony was organized by the Northern Governor’s Office and Ranaviru Seva Authority in coordination with Headquarters Security Force - Jaffna on 04th May 2018 at Palaly. Religious dignitaries of Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic and Christian religions attended the event which was held at the War Heroes Monument at Palaly. Mr. Reginald Cooray, Hon. Governor Northern Province and the Chief Guest of the event and Mrs. Anoma Fonseka, Chairperson of Ranaviru Seva Authority addressed the gathering at the commemoration event. The Indian Consulate General in Jaffna - Mr. S Balachandran, District Secretary, Jaffna - Mr. N Vethanayahan, Commander, ................
'Yapapatunai Daham Amavai' Vesak Celebration in Jaffna from 29 April to 01 May 2018
[2018-05-03 16:54:20]
The 'Yapapatunai Daham Amavai' Vesak Zone was inaugurated in the Jaffna town on 29th April 2018 as a concept of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi. Prior to the opening of the Vesak Zone Commander, Security Force - Jaffna and all ranks attended the exposition of Sacred Relics which was organized for the first time in the history in Jaffna Peninsula................
Students of Urumpirai Vidyalaya and Kathiraly Pre-School Visited The Palaly Airport
[2018-05-01 16:00:11]
Students of Urumpirai Vidyalaya and Kathiroly Pre - School visited the Palaly Airport on 27 April 2018. During the visit the students had an opportunity to experience the onboard processions in air craft................
Awareness Programme on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Aids at Headquarters 55 Division
[2018-04-29 15:02:11]
An awareness programme on 'Sexually Transmitted Diseases' and AIDS was conducted by Dr. Venuri Fernando, Venereology Consultant of Venereal Disease Unit, Kilinochci District Hospital for Amy personnel serving in 55 Division on 25 April 2018.The workshop was organized by 55 Division on the direction of Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne,General Officer Commanding - 55 Division with the aim of educating military personnel on 'Sexually Transmitted Diseases' and AIDS................
New Consul General of India in Jaffna Visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
[2018-04-23 18:51:03]
New Consul General of India in Jaffna, Mr. S Balachandran visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 23 April 2018. Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna received the new Consul General of India in Jaffna and had a cordial discussion with him
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Progress Review Meeting on Extensive Coconut Plantation in Security Forces - Jaffna Area
[2018-04-14 18:07:10]
The Chairman and top officials of the Coconut Development Board arrived at the Headquarters, Security Forces - Jaffna on 10th April 2018 to discuss the progress of extensive coconut Plantation project initiated by the HQ, SF (J). The officials of the Coconut Development Board indicated their utmost satisfaction on the progress of the project and agreed to provide coconut saplings to achieve the target of 100,000 plants by the end of year 2018. Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna commenced the Coconut Plantation Project about six months back and approximately 10,000 saplings have been implanted at present,
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Handing Over of Lands to Rightful Owners
[2018-04-13 14:50:02]
Initiating another phase of resettlement programme in Jaffna Peninsula, 683 acres of land was handed over to 964 families (3309 members) by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at a ceremony held at Mailadi on 13 April 2018. Under the guidance of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, lands belong to 4 GS Divisions in DS Division - Theleppalai were handed over to civilians who were in IDP camps and their relations' houses. Speaking at the ceremony, the Commander of the Army highlighted "This is your Army. This is the Army of the country. Our responsibility is to ensure look after wellbeing of all human being in this island whether in the South or North, whether Sinhala, Muslim, Tamil, Buddhist, Christians, Islamic or any other religious",
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Troops of 55 Division Celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival - 2018
[2018-04-12 18:10:01]
Troops of the 55 Div organized the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration at the 55 Div Play Ground on 07 April 2018 with the guidance of Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne, General Officer Commanding - 55 Division. All Brigade Commanders, Commanding Officers, Senior Officers, Officers and all Other Ranks from Division Headquarter, under command Brigades and Battalions participated in the event. General Officer Commanding - 55 Division graced the event as the Chief Guest. Lighting of the traditional oil lamp signified the commencement of the day's event. This festival included a variety of traditional/modern games, amusing events and special events for Officers as well. In the evening, the gathering of the troops was entertained by the music band at the colorful Musical Show held at the same venue.
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Jaffna Soldiers Celebrate Sinhala & Hindu New Year 2018
[2018-04-11 11:17:39]
Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival which symbolizes cultural unity between the two communities organized by the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna was held on 9th of April at Polsewana playground under the guidance of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander Security Force – Jaffna. Troops participated a range of traditional games which can be seen in the North and the South especially during this festival season, ...............
The Grand Finale of the Bodybuilding Competition 'Mr. Jaffna - 2018'
[2018-04-06 21:50:15]
The Grand Finale of the bodybuilding competition 'Mr. Jaffna - 2018' was held at the Security Force Headquarters Auditorium on 05 April 2018. The Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The 'Mr. Jaffna - 2018' is a concept of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna in order to empower the talents of soldiers in the Jaffna Peninsula. Among Seventy five competitors, fifteen competitors were selected into the final round. 'Mr. Jaffna - 2018' was guided and judged by a professional board of judges; Mr. M Padhmasiri (Chief Judge of the Sri Lanka Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation), Mr. Sanjeewa Silva (Former Professional Bodybuilder and Grade, ...............
Donation of Spectacles for needy people
[2018-04-06 21:30:10]
A programme to distribute free spectacles for needy people in Jaffna area was held on 30 March 2018 at the 10 (v) Vijayabahu Infantry Battalion Headquarters. The event had been organized under the directions of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander Security Force - Jaffna as a community project to assist people with optical defects in the area. The event was coordinated by the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division, Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathna with the patronage of Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society.Over 600 people had the opportunity to get their vision checked by the specialists who attended the programme and 415 were given free spectacles during the event.Chairman of the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society, Colonel General Staff - 55 Division, Army officers, Soldiers and civilians also attended the event...............
Sri Lanka Army Provided Assistance to Construct Another 30 Houses to Resettle Internally Displaced Persons
[2018-04-06 10:10:45]
The government has made a special arrangement to provide a grant of Rs 400000.00 to buy a land and Rs 800000.00 to construct a house for each extended family that has been living in welfare centers during the last so many years. The Army troops serving in Jaffna peninsula provided assistance to the families those received grants from the government to construct their houses in Telippalei area. The assistance by Army troops gave a great relief to the house owners to save their money and spend on purchasing building materials.
Hon Mawei Senadhiraja MP handed over the houses to the house owners on 5th April 2018. Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake handed over 25 houses constructed by the Army at Keeramalei area to resettle the Internally Displaced Persons on 30 March 2018..............
Visit of Pacific Command (PACOM) Augmentation Team of the US Embassy to Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna)
[2018-04-04 10:35:45]
PACOM Augmentation Team of the Embassy of the United States visited the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna on 03 April 2018. The Commander, Security Force – Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi received the delegation and had a cordial discussion with them. The Commander briefed the delegation on the ongoing reconciliation activities, the progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction works including the role of Security Forces in the reconciliation process in Jaffna Peninsula.............
Army Renovated Muththumare Amman Hindu Temple in Thelippalai
[2018-04-03 15:21:10]
The Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) initiated a project recently to renovate 100 Hindu Temples in Jaffna District which were damaged during the period of conflict. Accordingly the Army troops renovated "Muththumari Amman Hindu Temple" at Thelippalai and the first Pooja after the renovation was held on 30 March 2018. The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake attended this special pooja to mark the commitment of the Sri Lanka Army towards the reconciliation process initiated by the government. Mr. Parthy Kumarasamy who is residing in the UK provided financial assistance for the renovation................
Distribution of Sewing Machines to Low Income Families in Jaffna Area
[2018-03-31 21:40:05]
A programme to donate sewing machines to selected low income families in Jaffna area held at the Security Forces Headquarters Auditorium on 28 March 2018. On the request of the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettirrachchi, the project was initiated with the financial support of Mr. Mohan Shankar and Mrs. Vadani Shankar. The event was coordinated and organized by the 7 Sri Lanka Army Women's Corps .....................
Student Officers of Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare Course Visited Area of Jaffna
[2018-03-31 21:50:30]
Twelve local officers and six foreign officers (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives and Nepal) of Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare Course (CIJW) of Army Training School - Maduruoya paid a visit to the Security Force Headquarters Jaffna on 26 March 2018. ......................
Second Stage of Nallinakkapuram Model Village Project Handed Over to Civilians
[2018-03-31 22:35:25]
Newly constructed 25 houses in the Keeramalai housing project were handed over to 25 families in Jaffna area by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at a ceremony held at Keeramalai on 30 March 2018. These houses were constructed as the second stage of Nallinakkapuram Model Village Project. The project is aimed at providing houses for displaced persons in Jaffna area in line with the government reconciliation plan......................
The Grand Finale of the 'Jaffna Got Talent'
[2018-03-31 22:45:30]
The Grand Finale of the 'Jaffna Got Talent'’ held at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 29 March 2018 and the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake attended the event as the Chief Guest. 'Jaffna Got Talent' is an initiative of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi to unveil the singing and dancing talents of Army/ Navy/ Air Force officers and soldiers serving in the Peninsula. The event not only provided the opportunity to excel their talents but also gave them a time to break their routine....................
4th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Emerged Champions of the Volleyball Tournament - SF (J)
[2018-03-28 22:10:10]
After a tight competition, the 4th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment emerged champions beating 4th Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police at the finals of the Volleyball tournament of the Security Force - Jaffna. The Volleyball tournament, which had the participation of 32 teams under command to SF HQ (J) was organised by the 511 Brigade following the guidelines of the Security Force Commander Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi to improve the sportsmanship of officers/ soldiers and to develop cohesion among them. 4th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment team won the tournament and 4th Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police got the second place and 2nd Military Intelligent Corps became the third place in the tournament. The best all rounder was S/2079503 Pte Sadeesh M of 4 VIR and the best dasher was entitled......................
Study by Coconut Research Institute on Coconut Cultivation Initiated by Security Force Headquarters Jaffna
[2018-03-21 15:25:27]
The Security Force Headquarters has commenced a coconut cultivation project in Jaffna district and more than 6000 seedlings have been planted during the last six months. The target is to plant hundred thousand seedling before end of the year 2018, in line with the Government "Api Wawamu Rata Nagamu" programme......................
Army Assistance to Facilitate Requirements at Madihe Pangnaseeha Vidyalaya, Putur
[2018-03-21 15:25:27]
The Dharma Vijaya Foundation form Colombo donated Band Instruments, Electric Fans and a Public Address System to Madihe Pangnaseeha Vidyalaya at Puttur in Jaffna on 20 March 2018. The donation was made by Dharma Vijaya Foundation upon a request made by the Security Force Commander, Jaffna with an intention to provide more facilities for the students in Jaffna......................
A Switzerland Delegation visited Jaffna
[2018-03-15 14:39:07]
A Switzerland Delegation comprising H.E. Heinz Walker - Nederkoom, the Ambassador of Switzerland for Sri Lanka and Mr. Damiano Sguaitamati, the First Secretary (Political) visited the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 12 March 2018. Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna received the delegation and had a cordial discussion with them.....................
Lecture on 'Practical Application of Buddhism into the Life' by Mr Nalaka Hewamadduma
[2018-03-11 17:25:05]
Mr Nalaka Hewamadduma who is an Educator, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and a Writer conducted a series of lectures on 5th, 6th and 7th March 2018 for the Officers and the Soldiers of Security Force Jaffna and to the Managers' Forum of Jaffna on the invitation of Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander Security Force Jaffna. He delivered a lecture on the ‘Practical Application of Buddhism into the Life' at the Security Force Headquarters and 'Well Being at the Work Place' for Managers' Forum of Jaffna at the Institution of Engineers respectively....................
10 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment won the Football Championship of Security Forces - Jaffna
[2018-03-10 17:27:22]
The finals of the Football Championship of the Security Forces - Jaffna held at the 5 Sri Lanka Army Ordinance Corps playground on 8 March 2018. The tournament was a concept of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna to improve sportsmanship of Officers / Soldiers and to develop cohesion among them ....................
Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Competition in Jaffna
[2018-03-08 16:50:05]
Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System, generally referred as PACES is an initiative to improve the physical standards of military personnel which help them in enhancing their strength, ability and coordination between the mind and the body. As conceptualized by the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, a PACES Competition was introduced in Jaffna Peninsula with the objective of improving physical standards of Officers / Soldiers, that are so essential for future multi-dimensional battlefield environments....................
Donation of Books for 30 Students in Keeramalai
[2018-03-07 17:13:10]
The Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna organised another programme to assist students in Jaffna District and 30 students from the Keeramalai area were given book-packs. This programme was coordinated by the 515 Brigade and 2(V) Gemunu Watch in Keeramalai Nellinakkapuram on 03 March 2018...................
More Scholarships for Students Excelled at the GCE (A/L) Examination in Jaffna
[2018-03-02 22:25:20]
Lions Club 306 B2 of Makola in collaboration with the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna awarded scholarships for students excelled at the GCE Advanced Level Examination 2017 in Jaffna district at the Auditorium of SF HQ (J) on 02 March 2018...................
Awareness Programme on Moral Values and Ethics
[2018-03-02 21:35:14]
Conceptualized by the Commander, Security Force – Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, a programme to educate Soldiers on a very relevant and important topic of moral values and ethics was held at the auditorium of the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna on 24 February 2018. The programme jointly sponsored by the Lakbima daily, the Ridam World Radio and the Peoples Bank...................
20 Sri Lanka National Guard won the Kabaddi Championship in Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna
[2018-03-01 16:30:51]
Finals of the Kabaddi Championship of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna held at the Security Forces Headquarters Playground in Palaly on 28 February 2018. The championship was a concept of the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna to advance the sportsmanship of Officers /Soldiers, instill esprit-de-corps and to develop their cohesion. 20th Sri Lanka National Guard emerged champions during the finals after beating 4th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment in a hard contest. Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna presented trophies to the winning teams and gave away medals /certificates to winners during the awarding ceremony. Many Senior Officers / Offices and Other Ranks presented to witness the championship...................
School Items Donated for the Students in Jaffna
[2018-02-27 12:25:35]
Some school item packs worth of Rs.5,000.00 each were distributed among 25 children of low-income families living in welfare centres at Yogapuram and Selvapuram in Jaffna District. Two benefactors, Mr Madawa Manchanayake and Mr Thusitha Fernando participated alongside with the 52 Division staff on 24 February 2018 to provide school items. This event was conceptualised by the Commander, Security Force - Jaffna, Major General Dharsana Hettiarrachchi and supervised by the Brigade Commander, 521 Brigade. Colonel Sujeewa Hettiarachehi...................
An Australian Government Delegation Visited Jaffna Peninsula
[2018-02-20 16:05:45]
An Australian Delegation consisting Mr. Tim Huggins - Deputy High Commissioner, Group Captain Sean Unwin - Defence Adviser, Mr. Scott Matheson - Minister Counsellor Border Protection, Mr. Hasan Sowaid - Counsellor Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Jacob Purcell - Federal Agent / Australian Federal Police and Ruvi Jayawickrema - Office Manager / Department of Defence of Australian Government visited Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna during their visit to North on 19 February 2018. The visiting delegation had a cordial discussion with Colonel Anuruddha Seneviratne, the Colonel General Staff, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna and was briefed on the ongoing reconciliation process and the progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction activities in Jaffna Peninsula..................
The programme 'Kandula' held in Jaffna for the second consecutive time
[2018-02-19 10:12:15]
The Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna organized the second phase of 'Kandula' programme conducted by Brother Charles Thomas at the premises on 17 February 2018. The programme focused on promoting human values and bringing communities together through his vision towards a spiritually empowered nation where all people believe in love. Over 5000 participants consisting of troops from Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, School Children and University Students in Jaffna peninsula attended the programme. Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi - Commander Security Force, Jaffna along with a few religious dignitaries in Jaffna, Government Officials, Senior Military Officers, Police Officers and some Sri Lankans who are living abroad graced the occasion..................
14 Gajaba Regiment Emerged Champions at the Basketball Tournament in Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna
[2018-02-18 10:12:15]
The finals of the Basketball Tournament of Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna was held at the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna playground on 16 February 2018. The tournament was another sporting event in a series, organised by the Security Forces Headquarter - Jaffna to improve sportsmanship of Officers / Soldiers and to develop cohesion among them.................
Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna conducted a Programme on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
[2018-02-17 18:01:54]
On the invitation of Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna, Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) conducted a two-days programme on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for the Officers and Other Ranks in Jaffna peninsula. The lectures of the programme were conducted by SLHRC Officials, Mr. Rohita Priyadarshana and Dhanushka Chamil from 15 to 16 February 2018 at the Auditorium of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna and attended around 500 participants. This two-days programme enhanced the knowledge of officers on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, .................
Sri Lanka Army Offers Job Opportunities to the Unemployed in Jaffna
[2018-02-16 09:36:06]
As a part of the reconciliation process and to uplift the living standards of Civil Community in Jaffna, the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna decreed to recruit 50 unemployed youth, both male and female, to employ in the Army Farm at Palaly. Addressing the newly enrolled personnel including some rehabilitated ex-LTTE members at the auditorium of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 15 February 2018, the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi emphasized that the Sri Lanka Army is fully committed to implement the reconciliation process to ensure the lasting peace in Sri Lanka.................
The Head of the Security Section at the Embassy of Japan paid a courtesy call on the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna
[2018-02-16 09:35:06]
Mr. Junji Asaba, the Head of the Security Section at the Embassy of Japan paid a courtesy call on the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna during his visit to Jaffna peninsula on 15 February 2018. Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna briefed Mr. Junji Asaba and the delegation on commitment of the military towards the reconciliation process and its involvement in social welfare in the peninsula................
Security Forces - Jaffna Netball Championship Clinched by the 'C' Company of 7 SLAWC
[2018-02-14 21:01:08]
The finals of the Netball Championship of Security Forces - Jaffna was held at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna playground on 13 February 2018. The tournament was a concept of the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna to improve sportsmanship of Officers / Soldiers and to develop cohesion among them. 515 Brigade under the guidance and instructions of the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna organized the tournament and 5 teams participated the tournament. The 'C' Company of 7 SLAWC clinched the championship and 'A' Company of 7 SLAWC was placed the runners-up. Third place was secured by the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna team. Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi, Commander, Security Forces -Jaffna,................
A Lecture on Fitness and Nutrition at Security Force Headquarters -Jaffna
[2018-02-13 10:01:05]
Ms. Tiffany Batsakis MSC, a registered dietitian and a personal trainer from the United States America conducted a lecture on Fitness and Nutrition for the Officers serving in Jaffna on 12 February 2018 at the Auditorium of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna. Ms. Tiffany visited Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on the invitation of Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna to educate Officers on the importance of Fitness and Nutrition. She emphasized the values and benefits of maintaining body fitness and shared her knowledge on nutritional counseling during the lecture. More than 230 Officers from different formations in Jaffna area attended the lecture. Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna presented a memento to Ms. Tiffany at the conclusion of the lecture in appreciation of her valued contribution.
Blood Donation by the Troops of 51 Division
[2018-02-08 10:17:10]
The 51 Division in SF (J) organized a blood donation programme at Kopay - Jaffna and more than 150 Army personnel donated blood on 6th February 2018 to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations. General Officer Commanding 51 Division Major General Roshan Senavirathna and several senior Army officers participated the event.
Coast Conservation Programme in Jaffna
[2018-02-08 09:50:20]
The 55 Division organized a beach cleaning programme in order to celebrate 70th Independence Day with the guidance of General Officer Commanding 55 Division Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne in line with the concept of the Commander Security Force - Jaffna Major General Dharsana Hettiarrachchi's coast conservation programme. Programme was conducted along Kaddaikadu to Chundikulam costal line and approx 3 km stretch cleaned on o4 February 2018 and more than 160 Army personnel participated to the event.
Re-Opening of Kankesanthurai - Point Pedro Road for Public Transport
[2018-02-08 21:18:45]
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna re-opened the road patch that runs between Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro along the AB 21 road for public transportation on 6 February 2018 after 28 years.
Due to non availability of this road access, the civilians living in both sides (Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro) were compelled to make a long detour around 35 km by private vehicles and approx 50 km in public transportation facility. This reopening of the AB 21 road will ease off all the difficulties which were experienced by the civilians in Kankesanthurai and Point Pedro areas. Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna Major General Roshan Seneviratne, General Officer Commanding, 51 Division, Mr Nagalingam Vedanayagam, District Secretary Jaffna, senior military officers and a few other government officials and civilians were present to join the 1st bus trip from Kankesanthurai to Point Pedro.
Sri Lanka Army Facilitated the Student Jaffna Who Became 1st In Physical Science Stream at GCE (A/L) Examination 2017
[2018-02-08 21:01:24]
On the instructions of the Commander Security Force - Jaffna Major General Dharsana Hettiarrachchi, Brigadier Jayantha Gunaratne General Officer Commanding 55 Division organized a community programme on 27 January 2018 at Point Pedro in order to provide a helping hand to talented youth in the area for their higher studies. During this event 55 Division donated a laptop computer in collaboration with Singer Sri Lanka PLC to Master Sridharan Duwakaran of Hartly Collage at Point Pedro who was top in the island ranking in Physical Science stream at the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2017.......................
Milk Powder Donation Programme Jaffna
[2018-02-07 18:50:30]
52 Division in SF (J) area of responsibility organized a blood donation programme and more than 100 Army personnel donated blood on 3rd February 2018 to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations. This community programme was organized by the General Officer Commander 52 Division Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi on the directions of the Commander Security Force - Jaffna Major General Dharsana Hettiarrachchi......................
Blood donation by the troops of 52 Division
[2018-02-07 11:50:30]
52 Division in SF (J) area of responsibility organized a blood donation programme and more than 100 Army personnel donated blood on 3rd February 2018 to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations. This community programme was organized by the General Officer Commander 52 Division Major General Aruna Wanniarachchi on the directions of the Commander Security Force - Jaffna Major General Dharsana Hettiarrachchi......................
70th Independence Day Celebrations Jaffna
[2018-02-06 19:00:05]
A volleyball tournament was organized to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations and the tournament commenced on 2nd February at Kachchai Vakaiadi playground. The final match was played between Volley Kings team Vs Sima Puththur Junction teams on 4th February 2018. This tournament was organized by the battalions under command to 522 Brigade on the direction of 522 Brigade Commander Colonel Kamal Pinnawala. The Jaffna branches of National Saving Bank, Bank of Ceylon and Hatton National Bank assisted to organize the tournament......................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Organized Donation Program for Students
[2018-01-29 08:20:40]
Another event was organized under the guidance of Security Forces Commander - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi in collaboration with Maha Karuna Buddhist Association of Malaysia to support students in Jaffna District for their education. They manifested their welfare Campaign by facilitating the students from low income families in Jaffna District.......................
Commemoration of fallen soldiers of Indian Peace Keeping Force During the "Operation Pawan"
[2018-01-28 16:40:30]
Commemoration of fallen heroes of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) operations including "Operation Pawan" conducted during the period of 1987 to 1990 was held at the IPKF Monument located in Palaly on 26 January 2018, in parallel to the 69th Indian Republic Day. Consul General of India in Jaffna,......................
Pistol Firing Competition in Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna
[2018-01-23 13:30:45]
The Pistol Firing Competition of Security Forces - Jaffna was held from 18 January 2018 to 21 January 2018 at Mailaddy firing range for the first time in the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna history. The event was a concept of the Security Force Commander - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi to improve the much needed pistol firing skills of the officers in the area......................
Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna Organized Scholarship program for 50 Students
[2018-01-23 13:30:45]
Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna is continuing to support students in Jaffna District for their education and another event in a series held today, 21 January 2018 at Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna. The event was organized under the guidance of Security Forces Commander - Jaffna, Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachchi and in collaboration with the Hounslow Sri Lankan Janahanda Foundation in the UK. 50 students from low income families in Jaffna area were given with scholarships during the event. These students will be given Rs. 5000 per month for a period of 5 years to assist their education .....................
Sri Lanka Nippon Educational and Cultural Centre Provided Scholarships for Students in Jaffna
[2018-01-22 08:05:17]
Sri Lanka Nippon Educational and Cultural Centre in collaboration with Sri Lanka Army, organized scholarships for needy students in Jaffna District on 19 January 2018 at Sri Nagaviharaya Temple, Jaffna, 50 Students from Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Point Pedro who have excelled in studies were awarded with scholarships and were given with books and stationeries at the even.....................
AIndigenous Medical Camp in Jaffna
[2018-01-19 11:00:05]
Another event of welfare projects for the civil community in Jaffna peninsula was initiated by the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna in collaboration with the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, Rajagiriya on 17 January 2018 at the Cultural Centre in Chavakachcheri. Dr. MHM Hafil, senior lecturer and his specialist medical team gave their assistance to uplift the healthcare standards of the people in the area....................
Awareness programme for the Staff of the Army Farm - Palaly
[2018-01-13 20:58:21]
An awareness programme was held at the Army farm - Palaly at Security Force - Jaffna, to educate the troops employed at the farm on preserving the quality of agriculture corps and meditation of issues based on agriculture. The lecture was held on 12 January 2018 and it was conducted by the Agri - Instructors of the Awareness Centre at Agriculture Department - Nuwaraeliya.....................
The officers of Security Force - Jaffna were made aware of Sports Health
[2018-01-13 20:13:51]
Upon the instructions of Major General Dharshana Hettiarrachichi, Commander Security Force Jaffna, Mr. RMN Sanjeewa who is a veteran physical fitness instructor delivered a lecture on the topic of 'Sports Medicine and Nutrition' with addressing the benefits of Sportsmanship for a healthy life, on 10 January 2018 at the auditorium of Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna). At the programme the veteran instructor emphasized that Sports Nutrition is a segment of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sports nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet with regard to fuelling our athletic performances. Also the veteran stressed that nutrition is an important part of many sports training programmes, being popular in strength sports and endurance sports....................
A Delegation led by the Chairman of the all party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka in the UK met the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna
[2018-01-08 11:40:30]
A delegation led by the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka (APPG - SL) in the UK, Hon. Ranil Jayawardana paid a visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna on 6 January 2018 and had a discussion with the Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna...................
Donation of school uniforms for students by the Guna Jaya Sathuta Foundation
[2018-01-05 23:11:56]
The Guna Jaya Sathuta Foundation donated 723 school uniforms for the needy students Of Jaffna Muththu Thambi Maha Vidyalaya, Kondavil Paramajothi Vidyalaya and Kokuvil RCTM School, on 04 January 2018 on the request of the Security Force Headquarters, Jaffna. The event was organized by 511 Brigade with the collaboration of Guna Jaya Sathuta Foundation..................
 
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