TERRORISM FEATURED prominently in the addresses of the SAARC leaders at the inauguration of the 15th SAARC Summit. They were united in condemnation of terrorism and warning of the threat it posed to development of the region.
VAVUNIYA: A SPECIAL POLICE team from TRINCOMALEE acting on information given by some civilians made their way to NAGAILUPPUKULAM in VAVUNIYA late Sunday (3) evening and uncovered an LTTE suicide belt, one hand grenade, two 9-V batteries and two detonator cords.
Firing teams representative of the Sri Lanka Army claimed victory in all major events at the recently ended National Pistol Firing Competition, organized by the National Rifle Association for the 12th consecutive time at Ganemulla Commando Regimental Centre firing range.
Thirty-five trainees from the Army and another ten from the Navy, who successfully completed their first year of nursing training, took their oaths before Major General K.D.P Perera, Director Medical Services, Army Hospital who was also the chief guest on that occasion.
First Field Engineer Regiment defeated the 5 Gajaba Regiment (V) by 2-0 in the inaugural volleyball match played at the newly built out-door sports complex for volleyball and basket ball at the Security Forces Headquarters premises in Jaffna last week.
SRI LANKANS LIVING in UK held a massive protest demonstration in front of Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on 25 August. This was organized by the London branch of Campaign Against Separatist Terrorism In Sri Lanka (CASTIS). CASTIS is represented by all major political parties and other Sri Lankan civil societies to campaign against separatist terrorism in Sri Lanka, a report from the UK confirmed.