Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda with a view to assessing most recent security developments in the peninsula and speaking to the troops paid a brief official visit to Jaffna on Thursday (18 August 2005).
A three storied building converted to an oasis of welfare services, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) headed by Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda, President ASVU was declared open Wednesday (17) morning by Mrs. Pearl Sandagiri, President Seva Vanitha Unit, Sri Lanka Navy.
Palaly Military hospital was sanctified on Full Moon Poya day by Major General S.D. Tennakoon, Commander Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna when he gifted a Buddha statue to be placed inside the newly built shrine room at the hospital premises.
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri during a brief visit to Jaffna last Thursday (18) spoke to a cross section of his Senior Officers and sailors and attended a religious ceremony to coincide with the Full Moon Poya.
The crusader against LTTE terrorism and the leading proponent of peace and unitary status of Sri Lanka, Mr. Lakshman Kadiragarmar (MP), Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, who adorned the Sri Lankan image across the world, bade farewell to the Nation he adored so much at a simple but dignified funeral ceremony with full state honours on Monday (15) evening at Independence Square, Colombo 7.
Beloved parents, affectionate wife and true friends of the posthumously promoted LTTE slain Corporal H.K.A. Hendeniya paid their last homage to their son, husband and comrade at Akuramboda general cemetery in Matale.
LTTE mobs numbering over sixty swooped on three major United Nations (UN) compounds at KILINOCHCHI and tried to bring down UN flags flying at half-mast to coincide with the day of National mourning and of the funeral of Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mr. LAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR who was tragically assassinated by LTTE snipers on 12 August 2005.
A Cementing bonds of goodwill and co-existence between troops and members of the civil society is certainly a positive step taken in right direction, aimed at fostering relations among civilians that contribute to peace-making in the long run.
A delegation from the Japanese Non-Governmental organization, JICA, dedicated to promote health interests among north-based civilians met Commander, Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna Major General Sunil Tennekoon at his office in Jaffna on Tuesday (24) morning.
SEVA VANITHA ARMY BRANCH (SVAB) on Saturday (19) made a donation of essential items to soldiers who are undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital, Colombo after they were injured during terrorist attacks.