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  • New SLSR Major General Saluted at Ambepussa Headquarters

    A formal military ceremony at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Regimental Headquarters at Ambepussa on Saturday (4), greeted Brigadier M.A.M Dias upon his recent promotion to the rank of Major General. A parade at the SLSR Headquarters greeted the newly-promoted Major General M.A.M Dias on arrival at the premises.

  • Three LTTE Extortionists Gunned Down in Vavuniya

    THREE LTTE cadres were shot dead by the Crime Investigation Division of Vavuniya Police during a confrontation near a school at Thuwankulam in Nelumkulama in the early hours of yesterday. The police carried out the raid on information from the public and the terrorists hiding in a cemetery opened fire at the police party. However the police retaliated the attack and the three terrorists were gunned down.

  • Prabhakaran a Terrorist as far as India is Concerned


    "AS far as the Indian Government is concerned, the LTTE is a terrorist organisation and Prabhakaran is a terrorist. The Government and Congress party consider the LTTE to be responsible for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. We would expect Lanka to hand Prabhakaran over to us. Karunanidhi's remarks saying "Prabhakaran is not a terrorist" are his personal," Congress party spokesperson Kapil Sibal said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka termed Karunanidhi's remarks as a poll stunt and said the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was a "Chanakya" trying to exploit the issue for electoral gains....
  • Kopay Civilians Offered Medical Help


    Over 500 civilians in Kopay, Jaffna during a full-day medical camp together with an eye clinic on Sunday (16) received consultations, following an initiative taken by 511 Brigade in association with District 306 B 1 Kopay Lions’ Club. The one-day medical camp and......
  • Seva Vanitha Extends Cordial Welcome to Visiting AWWA President


    Mrs Bikram Singh, President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) of the Indian Army and the spouse of  the Indian Chief of Army Staff, now in Sri Lanka on a five-day goodwill tour, was accorded a warm welcome by Sri Lanka’s sister organization, the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) at Colombo Galadari Hotel on Thursday (20).


  • Melbourne's Anglican Diocese Visits Jaffna


    The visiting Archbishop Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Rt. Rev. Fr. Dr. Philip Freier and his delegation during a visit to the Jaffna peninsula met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) at Palaly on Thursday (20).

  • Nearly 170 Ex-Tiger Child Soldiers Sit ALs

    NEARLY 170 former LTTE child soldiers sat the GCE Advanced Level in Vavuniya yesterday as a result of the Government’s humanitarian operations to free the North and East people from the clutches of LTTE terrorism, Examinations Department sources said. The Advanced Level Examination 2009 commenced in 1,827 examination centres yesterday (11). The Examinations Department has established 10 special examination centres in Vavuniya for 1,263 displaced candidates who are presently housed in IDP welfare villages in Vavuniya. Sources said 166 ex-child soldiers from displaced camps sat the Advanced Level examination yesterday.

  • Norway's Ambassador Visits SFHQ - KLN and SFHQ - J

     
    Ms Grete Lochen, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador for Norway during a visit to the North called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ -J)  and Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ - KLN) and received updates on civil-military (CIMIC) Cooperation roles in respective Jaffna and Kilinochchi areas during 6-7 of March.
     
  • Army Receives New Fleet of Heavy Machinery for Development Work

    OVER one hundred of earth-moving machinery, bought by the Sri Lankan government from China were handed over to the Sri Lanka Army in a ceremony held at the Defence Ministry premises at Galle Face Saturday (26). Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya received twenty dozers, thirty seven motor graders, nine rollers, fourteen excavators and nineteen wheel loaders from the Senior Presidential....

  • Memory of Fallen Civil Defence Force (CDF) Personnel Revered: President Unveils CDF Memorial at Anuradhapura

     
    President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the company of a distinguished gathering of invitees, including Clergy of all faiths, Mr Lalith Weerathunga, Secretary to President, Ministers, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development,  Chief Ministers, Provincial Ministers and Councillors, Chief of Defence Staff, Tri Service Commanders, Inspector General of  the Police, Senior Civil Defence Force officers.....