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  • Those Accusing SL Have Hidden Agendas - Defence Secy

    Baseless allegations are levelled against Sri Lanka continuously and the government responded to them as they have a hidden agenda, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said yesterday. The Defence Secretary made this observation as chief guest at a ceremony to launch the website of Strategic Initiatives for the Protection of Sri Lanka (SIPOS) (www.outofwar.com) at the BMICH yesterday. He said that the accusers were fully aware of the genuine scenario and they yet level charges since their aim is to achieve their ends.
  • Api Wenuwen Api Fund: Highest Ever Donation from AASL

    AIRPORT and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) has donated the highest ever sigle donation - Rs. 14 million - to the fund in aid of the war heroes who sacrificed their lives and fought the three decade old terrorist war to an end. This large sum of money collected under the guidance of Ports and Civil Aviation Minister Chamal Rajapaksa was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Chairman of Airport and Civil Aviation Company Prasnna Wickremasuriya.

  • First Joint Sinhala-Tamil Women Recruitment, a Stimulus to Co-existence & Reconciliation

    Wanni-resident 45 young Tamil women and 10 Sinhalese women amid blessings of their parents and guardians, on Monday (26) joined Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) as new Army recruits for training, creating a milestone phase as far as such simultaneous Tamil-Sinhala collective recruitment to the Army was concerned. The ceremony of recruitment at Wanni Security Force Headquarters auditorium............
  • Commander Pays Courtesy Call on Prime Minister

    Hon Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe Thursday (26) morning, extended greetings and best wishes on the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva when the latter, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Temple Trees, Colombo 3.
  • Exam Candidates Receive Meals

    CIVIL-ARMY relations in the Jaffna peninsula are getting further strengthened day by day as the Army after assessing ground realities has come forward to assist the students, too. Towards the end of December 2009, 521 and 523 Brigade troops under 52 Division visited several schools in their areas and donated gift parcels and lunch packets to candidates sitting the GCE (O/L) examination. Gift parcels contained exercise books, pens, instrument boxes, drawing books, etc that can be used by students for their examination work and further studies.

  • Soldiers Rejuvenate Roads & Places of Worship

    On par with age-old practices of the Sri Lankan warriors, soldiers serving the 62 Division under the guidance of General Officer Commanding Brigadier G. J. L. Waduge, have recently carried out many construction projects in Mullaitivu, Trincomalee and Anuradhapura districts. Troops of the 9th (Volunteer) Battalion......

  • Signallers Construct Eastern Entrance 'Sandakadapahana'

    On behalf of the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), Major General E. P. de Z Abeysekara, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel Commandant (SLSC), handed over a cheque worth of Rs. 520,000/= to Brigadier W. A. Ariyarathna, in charge of the ‘Sandhahiru Seya’ project for its construction during a simple meeting at the ‘Sandhahiru Seya ’(pagoda) construction site, Anuradhapura on Full Moon Poya Day (14).
  • Foreign Delegation Visits Kilinochchi Harmony Centre

    A team of foreign delegates attending Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), during a visit to Kilinochchi area on Wednesday (13). After the visitors were warmly welcomed, the Commander, SFHQ-KLN.....
  • Headquarters Logistic Command Organizes Many 'Vesak' Programmes

    Headquarters Logistic Command held a series of meritorious activities on account of Vesak commemoration. Troops cleaned up the Boralugoda temple premises and Kosgama Government Hospital on Wednesday (29). Next day, troops cleaned up the Children’s Home premises of the Kosgama Sarvodaya Suwasetha Seva Society and offered lunch to the inmates and the staff of the children’s home.
  • Light Oil Lamp to Remember War Heroes

    THE RANAVIRU SEVA AUTHORITY (RSA) requests all Sri Lankans to light an oil lamp on Ranaviru Day (tomorrow) at 7.00 p.m. to remember War Heroes who sacrificed their lives to free the country from LTTE terrorism. Ranaviru Seva Authority Director Sriya Danansuriya said special religious observances will be held on Ranaviru Day.