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  • Indian Experts to Help Speed up Demining in Lanka

    INDIAN Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has directed the Defence Minister to send a team of experts to Sri Lanka to help in speeding up the removal of mines in the war-ravaged Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts to pave the way for speedy resettlement of uprooted Tamils now living in make-shift camps in Vavuniya. This was stated here on Saturday (24) by Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president K. V. Thangabalu who accompanied the team of DMK and Congress MPs from Tamil Nadu.....

  • SL Armoured Corps Marks Its 56th Birth Day with Commander as Chief Guest

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), one of the most widely acclaimed pioneering regiments in the Army, marks its 56th birth anniversary today (December 15) with a series of military and related ceremonies. The highlight of the main ceremony at the SLAC Regimental Headquarters at Rock House, included a military salute accorded to the Colonel Commandant of the SLAC Regiment, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.

  • Delegates from Iran Meet Commander for a Brief Interaction at His Office

    On the sidelines of the ongoing ‘Defence Seminar - 2013’ Sessions, in response to a request, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, had a brief interactive meeting with two visiting Iranian delegates, in the company of the Defence Attaché of the Embassy for Iran in Sri Lanka. Headed by seminar delegate Brigadier General Ali Darabi, Commander Special Forces in Iran......
  • Problems Among War Hero Families in the South Heard & Resolved

    WITH a view to sharing New Year greetings and listening to grievances, if any among War Hero families of the tri-services, Police and Civil Defence Service, the Seva Vanitha Navy Branch, in coordination with the Galle District Association for War Hero families recently organized a friendly get-together at Advance Naval Training Centre, Boossa.The meeting headed by Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, First Lady and Mrs Arya Kusum Wickramanayaka, wife of the Hon Prime Minister was graced by women presidents of Army,....

  • First Batch of ASL Graduates Pass Out in Colourful Ceremony

    Effective and efficient implementation of logistic responsibilities of the Army, received an inspirational boost when the first batch of 24 officers in the Logistics Staff Course - I, trained at the Army School of Logistics (ASL) in Trincomalee, passed out in a colourful ceremony, held at the Defence Services College, Colombo 2 Monday (22) evening. The ASL, meant to groom officers with a sound competence and professionalism in the field of logistics, adding one more feather to the Army sphere of learning.....
  • Sri Lanka-Malaysia Co-operation: Co-ordinated Intelligence to Curb Terrorism

    DEFENCE Spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday (16) said Sri Lankan Intelligence Units are maintaining a close relationship with Malaysian Intelligence Units and Police to curb LTTE activities there. Commenting on a report in the foreign media that Malaysian Police detected the presence of several senior Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leaders in Malaysia, Minister Rambukwella told the Daily News that the LTTE was functioning in several other countries and the Government was dealing with foreign Governments to end LTTE terrorist activities.

  • Indian Army Southern Commander Visits Jaffna

    Southern Commander of the Indian Army Lieutenant General A.K. Singh who is on a goodwill tour to Sri Lanka visited Jaffna on Thursday (13). During his visit he met the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe. Lieutenant General Singh and his entourage comprising Colonel N. Subramaniam, Military Assistant and Captain (Navy) Anil Kapoor.....
  • French & British Foreign Ministers Receive First-Hand Updates from Civilians

    FRENCH and British foreign ministers, accompanied by several Sri Lankan ministers, secretary to Foreign Ministry and senior officials arrived at the Manic Farm Relief Village today (29) to receive a first-hand assessment of the prevailing sanitary and welfare arrangements. British Foreign Minister David Miliband and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner along with Ministers Rizard Badurdeen, Rohita Abeygunawardane, Maheepala Herath and foreign secretary Palitha Kohana on their arrival in Vavuniya were received by Major General Jagath Jayasuriya. Commander Security Frorces Headquarters (Wanni).

  • Trincomalee Islamic Leaders Join Army Organized 'Ifthar' Ceremony

    Trincomalee-based 22 Division Headquarters lent its helping hand to foster religious harmony and amity among all communities by holding a ‘Ifthar’ (fast breaking) ceremony on Tuesday (14) at the Headquarters premises. More than 46 members of Ulama congregations of Islamic faith, together with Maulavis of......