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  • New Chief of Staff Maj. Gen G. S. C Fonseka assumes duties

    Major General G.S.C Fonseka RWP RSP rcds psc, Deputy Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army and Colonel of the Regiment, Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment assumed duties as Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army after a brief ceremony held in his office this morning (03 January 2005).
  • Pirith chanting to transfer merits &; invoke blessings

    The Army Headquarters in Colombo on January 1, 2005 after suspending all its customary festivities at the dawn of a new year in the wake of the national tragedy, went ahead with its annual Pirith Chanting ceremony to invoke merits and blessings.
  • TROOPS RISE TO THE OCCASION &; CLEAR MAJOR HIGHWAYS

    Troops of the Sri Lanka Army, rising to the occasion were able to clear several main roads including road stretches between Moratuwa – Bentota and Nonagama – Hambantota on the main Colombo – Kataragama road (Galle road) and facilitated transportation by late Monday (27) afternoon.
  • LTTE ATTEMPTS TO FISH IN TROUBLED WATERS BROUGHT TO NOTICE

    Several instances where LTTE cadres forcibly tried to take away lorries laden with essential relief items, destined for Tsunami victims in un-cleared areas in Trincomalee and Wanni districts have been brought to the notice of the Security Forces by disappointed relief workers of State sector and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including a Media agency.
  • Army Officers and Soldiers on duty Among Tsunami Victims

    A Colonel, one Major, one Lieutenant, one Navy Lieutenant and two Warrant Officers (WO II) of the Army and Navy were among the 60 Army and Navy personnel now confirmed killed during monstrous tidal waves that wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka on Sunday (26) after an earthquake in Indonesia sent tidal shock waves across the Indian sub-continent.
  • LTTE HIDDEN AGENDA ADDS MISERY TO TSUNAMI VICTIMS

    LTTE propaganda machine, in what confirmed to be an orchestrated move to discredit the Government of Sri Lanka as well as the Security Forces, has lashed out a barrage of concocted and malicious stories and grapevine at the expense of suffering caused to Tamil civilians in the north and east following the tsunami disaster.
  • Army men line up to donate blood for casualties in un-cleared areas

    Humanity cares no bounds, ethnicities, religions, castes or creeds. So were the experiences, most of us, Sri Lankans appear to be undergoing these days in the aftermath of the most horrendous tsunami catastrophe that devastated a large chunk of our coastal areas on Sunday (26).
  • LTTE RETALIATE AGAINST TSUNAMI VICTIMS FOR ACCEPTING RELIEF ITEMS

    In what could be seen as an LTTE retaliatory measure, suspected LTTE men during early hours on Sunday (2) ordered tsunami victims sheltered inside a cadjan-thatched hall at KUDATHANAI VIDYALAYA (school) north of NAGARKOVIL to vacate the premises before two motorbike-riding LTTE men set fire to the hall.