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  • English Proficiency Course for Jaffna Army Officers Ends

    Thirty nine officers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) received certificates on successful completion of their four-month long English language course on Friday (13) at the SFHQ-J auditorium with the participation of Commander, SFHQ-J, Major General Jagath Alwis. Lectures for this course were conducted by Army and......
  • Troops Find Over 7000 Electric Detonators

    NORTH & EAST: TROOPS conducting search and  clear operations in MAHILANKULAM, PARANTHAN, OLUMADU, AMPALAWANPOKKANAI, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, KARYALAMULLIVAIKKAL, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and UDAYARKATTU areas in the NORTH recovered seven T-56 weapons, four T-56 magazines, six micro pistols, twelve pistol magazines, three Chinese pistols with magazines, thirty-eight rounds of 9mm pistol ammunition, forty-two rounds of micro pistol ammunition, eight explosive slabs, three thousand two hundred and thirty-one rounds of T-56 ammunition.....


    Members of the general public in Kilinochchi, Mullaittivu, Vavuniya and Jaffna districts are warned against certain manipulative moves, currently set in motion in above areas by an organized ring of swindlers, aimed at exploiting grievances or concerns of war-affected northern civilians, including parents who have not yet been able to trace whereabouts of their missing ones. Evidence as regards such fraudulent practices came to light recently.....

  • Record 5000 Civilians Escape into Government Held Area

    MULLAITTIVU: A RECORD five thousand besieged civilians in the PUTHUMATHALAN “No Fire Zone” exited from the grip of LTTE terrorism and escaped into troop-held areas in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU early this morning (20) as this report was pasted. Ground troops in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU confirmed a huge exodus of people was still on the way. Most of them made their way across the lagoon area.   

  • A Joint Search for Arrest of Suspects Continues in Ichchalanpattai

    A joint investigation launched by Army-Navy and the Police in the general area of Ichchalanpattai, Trincomalee is now underway to apprehend suspects following the recovery of a bag containing a T-56 weapon with ammunition at Lanka Patuna beach near a Naval detachment on Monday (5). A Press Release in this connection, issued by Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Military Spokesman at Media Centre, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development is as follows;

  • Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims

    The first segment of the emergency rescue and relief contingent of 44 Army personnel and 4 Civil Medical Consultants, aboard an SLAF flight, left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for the earthquake-struck Nepal a short while ago this morning (26) at about 5.30 a.m. to assist ongoing rescue and......
  • Bogaswewa Civilians Assured Better Living Conditions

    Distribution of wheelchairs and pairs of crutches, push bicycles, coconut seedlings, fishing nets, mosquito nets, cement bags, corrugated tin sheets, opening of nursing quarters and two new Buddhist places of worship, foundation stone-laying for community projects, inauguration of electrification schemes and a few other social development schemes, meant for Bogaswewa resettled people in Vavuniya....
  • Secretary Defence Opens 'Vesak Kalapa ' "Dansel" and Bakti - Gee Presentations

    To mark the 2600 th "Sambuddhatva Jayanthi", several Vesak Zones, "Dansel" and " Bakti -Gee" presentations were inaugurated by the Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksha Vesak Poya day (17), evening the first day of the Vesak commemoration. 'Bhakthi Gee' programme which was organized by the Department of Civil Security at "Bauddhaloka Mawatha" was opened by the Secretary Defence. Before the commencement of the event......
  • IDPS Settlement Accelerated in Mannar

    IN THE SECOND phase of the resettlement process the Government has resettled 442 families numbering 1,898 persons in Musali Divisional Secretariat Division in Mannar District last Friday. Accordingly 94 Tamil fishing families numbering 347 persons displaced during 2007 from Kokkupadayan were resettled in their own places while 348 Muslim families numbering 1,551 persons who were forcibly evicted by the LTTE in 1990 from Pandaraweli, Weppankulam, Poonarachchikulam, Periya Pollachchi Paranthankeni, Puthuweli, Kulappankulam and Maithanweli villages in Musali Divisional Secretariat Division staying in the IDP camps in Puttalam were resettled in their own places.

  • Commander SFHQ-MLT Visits 64 Division

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander Security Force Headquarters –Mullativu (SFHQ-MLT) paid his initial visit to the 64 Division Headquarters on Saturday (20) upon his assumption of office as the Commander SFHQ-MLT. The day’s programme got underway after Major General P.U.S Vithanage was warmly received by Brigadier U.A.T Hennadige, Commander, 642 Brigade.....