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  • Foundation Stone Laid for Construction of Central Bank Wing in Northern Province

    In response to an invitation, extended by the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, a delegation of bankers, headed by Mr Ajith Nivard Cabral, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka arrived in Kilinochchi on Sunday (11). During the tour, Hon Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development who also arrived in Kilinochchi.....
  • Sampoor IDPs to Get 50 New Houses

    224 Brigade and 22 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the request of state authorities extended their full support for ongoing housing projects and commenced initial construction of 50 new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sampoor area during a brief ceremony held on Monday (01).
  • Western Asian Perspectives to be Taken Note of - Seminar Contributor

    Giving an analytical review to the historic and current perspectives on the evolution of security and threat perceptions, Prof. Rashed Uz Zaman, Dept. of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh enlightened the ‘Defence Seminar’ participants on the subject of ‘Challenges and Implications to National Security: West Asian Perspective’ told the gathering that threats of all forms need to be given due assessment before methodologies are to be introduced to tackle them.
  • President Welcomes US clarification: State Department Exonerates Security Forces

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”

  • New Housing for Displaced People in Progress

    THE housing project launched by the Army under the guidance of Jaffna Commander Major General M Hathurusinghe to provide alternative homes or renovated houses for displaced persons is in progress. General Officer Commanding 52 Division, Brigade Commanders and Commanding Officers that come under the Command of 52 Division made an observation tour to the housing project a few days ago.

  • Sarath Fonseka Has Displayed Qualities of A Great Military Leader'- "Indian Express"

    WRITING in the Indian Express newspaper, Satish Nambiar said, Sri Lankan Army Commander Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka "has displayed the qualities of a great military leader nations are blessed with from time to time." Nambiar is a retired Lieutenant General in the Indian Army who headed the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia (1992-93). Writing on the Army Chief Nambiar further said, "Resurrected from the grave as it were after the attack on him some years back, he has displayed a single-mindedness of purpose in pursuing his goal of.....

  • New Medical Centre Sponsored by Australians Opened

    An Australian sponsorship, supplemented with the labour support offered by 7 Gamunu Watch (GW) troops resulted in the birth of a new medical centre at Valluwarpuram Grama Seva Division in the 68 Division area. The project was enabled by Dr Kelvin Kelly and Mrs Collin Kelly, both Australians, now residing in Australia. There support to the project was channeled through Mrs Shriyani Wickramasinghe.
  • Army Initiative Gets Direct Bus Service Between Pooneryn & Colombo

    Following Army initiatives, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) on Sunday (2), commenced a direct bus service from Pooneryn to Colombo and back on A- 32 main road for the benefit of commuters who travel to Colombo and back on various commercial and other needs on a daily basis. According to the time table, the bus from Pooneryn........
  • Ratnapura Gem Association Makes Initial Donation to 'Abimansala - 2' Project

    The ongoing ‘Abimansala - 2’ (wellness resort) construction project for dependent Southern War Heroes at Kamburupitiya received an encouraging fillip when members of the Ratnapura Association of Gem Traders met Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Monday (9) to offer their first segment of the promised donation of Rs. 14 million towards the project.
  • Commander Calls on Premier & President's Secretary

    COMMANDER of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (03) paid two courtesy calls in conformity with military traditions after he took office as Commander of the Army. The first visit was to the Secretary to the President, Lalith Weerathunga at the Presidential Secretariat. Mr. Lalith Weeratunge, himself a distinguished career administrator welcomed the visiting Army Chief on arrival at the Secretariat after offering him a warm handshake. Both of them exchanged matters of mutual interest and views on security concerns during the brief meeting.