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  • A Fly on P'karan's Lip

    I HAD A GLIMPSE of an ennobling sight on TV, through the endless euphoria at the end of the war. Prabhakaran’s body was placed on a stretcher and some soldiers were standing by. I became apprehensive that they would desecrate the body physically in the background of the bitter experiences they had suffered at Prabhakaran’s hands when he was alive. But my tension was short-lived. In a moment I saw a hand partly covered by an army shirt-sleeve, stretched towards the cadaver. There was a fly perched on the lip of the corpse. The hand brushed the fly away, not once but several times as it reverted to its perch obstinately.

  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of......
  • Mullaittivu SF Headquarters Renders Community Work

    Under the direction of Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops coordinated a cash donation for construction of a house to a needy woman, Ms Madavan Sarojana Devi of Nayaru, Vemmalai in Mullaittivu. The new house sponsored by ‘Siyara’ Construction Company cost Rs 300,000/= and the project was performed by 5 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops who sweated.....
  • Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective

    Elaborating on Sri Lanka’s prospects of emerging as a nation, markedly with further expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade, Sri Lanka’s economy, etc, Mr Patryk Kugiel, Senior Researcher, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, Poland maintained that the momentum of growth, has to be further promoted while increasing export trade with the EU.
  • Troops Initiate Donation of Spectacles & School Items

    A SIMPLE CEREMONY was held in Monaratenna under 14 National Guard Battalion to donate school equipment to students in the village with the support of the Buddhist Association at People’s Bank and Ms Preethi Konarage on 05 December 2009. The Bank’s Buddhist Association President Mr S.K Mayadunna and the philanthropist Ms Preethi Konara, main sponsors of the donation attended the occasion as chief guests.    51 students from Monaratenna Kanishta (junior) Vidyalaya were the recipients of the donation.  

  • Nachchikkuda Police Station Re-established

    THE SIXTH Police Station established in the Mannar District after liberating the area from the LTTE was declared open in Nachchikuda on Saturday (20). Senior Deputy Inspector General Nimal Lewke unveiled the plaque of the new Police Station and declared it opened. Silawathura, Madhu, Vedattalativu, Illuppukaddavai and Mulangavil were the other Police Stations to commence their operations shortly after the Wanni humanitarian operations were over. 

  • Friendly Volleyball Match Win Goes to Sri Lankan Army Team

    Long-lasting bonds of mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill that exist between Sri Lanka Army and Indian Army continue to grow further with the re-introduction of exchange of sports programmes to both organizations. Arrival of the Indian Army Volleyball team in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (25) to have two friendly matches at Colombo Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium and Kahawatta Public Grounds.....

  • Army-Built Bosath Statue Unveiled in Nuwara Eliya Temple

    The Army-built new Bosath statue at the Nuwara Eliya - Kiriwaneliya Sasana Pradeeparamaya was formally entrusted to the temple during a brief religious ceremony on Saturday (8). 22 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 112 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).....