Barely six hours after the ad hoc Disaster Relief Centre (DRC) at Galle Face esplanade was established on Monday (27) by tri-services (Army, Navy & Air Force), the DRC was able to dispatch three lorry loads of essentials to affected Trincomalee area following the tremendous response it received from the public.
Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda, Commander of the Army in his customary New Year Day 2005 message calls upon all Army personnel to rise to the occasion and continue to dedicate their today for country's re-building in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster that claimed thousands of lives, including his own men.
MULLAITHIVU: SUPERSONIC FIGHTER CRAFT of the Sri Lanka Air Force, in another successful mission struck LTTE's Black Tiger Indoctrinating Center in the dense KEEVELIKULAM jungles, about 4 km northwest of PUTHUKUDIRIPPU, MULLAITHIVU this evening (31) at about 5.15 p.m.
SRI LANKA ARMY firmly and categorically refutes pro-LTTE media reports that shed crocodile tears on alleged â€œdumping of tractor loads of dead soldiersâ€, â€œhospitalization of hundreds of injured soldiersâ€, â€œnon-conduct of military funerals or proper funerals,â€ etc with special emphasis given to Mannar sector where Tiger terrorists are almost on the run.
JAFFNA: AN APPARENT premature explosion of a terrorist suicide jacket while being taken by an LTTE suicide cadre on a push bicycle to be placed in a public place in THIRUNAVELI, JAFFNA this morning (31) around 11.20 a.m. claimed the lives of three civilians and injured thirteen more.
JAFFNA: HUNDREDS OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS in THINNAVELI, JAFFNA who were proceeding to the village fair had a miraculous escape this morning (31) when the Tiger suicide cadre fell victim to his own explosion.
WITH THE INTENTION of further strengthening relations between civilians and members of the Security Forces providing security to the peninsula, security authorities in the Jaffna town sector met members of the Citizens Committee that comprises religious leaders, school principals, village officials and a section of other leading men in society.