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  • Lanka Accuses UN, News Agencies of Collaborating With LTTE

    FOREIGN Secretary Dr. Palitha Kohona yesterday (17) dismissed the threat of hauling the Sri Lankan political and military leadership before an international war crimes tribunal as a cynical exercise. Addressing a press conference at the Met Department auditorium, Kohona said that like any other state Sri Lanka had a legal responsibility to rescue hostages held by terrorists. The Sri Lankan government couldn’t be held accountable for taking measures to liberate civilians held at gunpoint by the LTTE.

  • On His Birth Day, President Gifts 112 More Houses to Colombo-district Based War Heroes

    The fourteenth phase of the ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ house construction project for War Heroes under the stewardship of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, was inaugurated Monday (18) morning at Homagama, Pitipana Maha Vidyalaya grounds, headed by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose inspirational vision saw 13 such previous projects implemented.
  • Seva Vanitha 'Rana Aruna Udanaya' New Year Fair During April 7 - 8, 2012

    This year’s ‘Rana Aruna Udanaya’ New Year fair of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), designed to raise funds for the welfare of disable War Heroes and families of fallen War Heroes, is to be held at Panagoda Army cantonment school grounds during April 7-8, 2012. The fair offers a great variety of food commodities, ready-made garments, spices and almost all the essentials.....
  • Both Soldiers Interdicted & Army to Support Victims & Funeral Arrangements

    A special team of the Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) of the Army, dispatched from the Colombo Army Headquarters on the orders of the Commander of the Army, has begun investigations into the fatal water bowser accident at Anuradhapura where one school girl and a woman, lost their lives and eight more were injured on Sunday (16) at about 5.30 p.m. Commander of the Army, condoling with.........
  • Army Chief Makes Historic Donation to Enhance Welfare of Civil Staff

    Nearly 5800 members of the Sri Lanka Army’s Civilians’ Benefit Association (CBA) of the Directorate of Civil Administration, due to a historic gesture of goodwill donation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, are to be benefitted further, enabling the CBA to provide enhanced welfare projects towards its members. It all happened on Friday (24) when the Commander as the Chief Guest at the CBA’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) ............
  • Troops Support Palai Dengue Programme

    Troops of the 552 Brigade under 55 Division at Vettalakerni, Jaffna threw their weight behind the government’s ongoing Dengue eradication drive in the peninsula by expanding different awareness programmes.Palai Public Health Inspectors, Health Department Officials, Police personnel and troops visited each and every public place in and......
  • 'Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Kilinochchi

    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), together with a large gathering of Hindu devotees in the area celebrated ‘Thai Pongal’ at Thirimurukkandi Kovil. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN was also present at the moment. ‘Thai Pongal,’ the thanksgiving or the festival......
  • Stuffed Tigers, Conmen, Ectopic Pregnancy, etc -“ -œThe Island- Editorial

    CLOSE on the heels of the miscarriage of Eelam in Sri Lanka, there has come the news of an ectopic pregnancy overseas. The LTTE rump has declared the formation of a 'government in exile' as a prelude to Eelam. Much hullabaloo is being made in some quarters about this pronouncement but it is nothing but a big ruse to prevent funds to the LTTE war-chest from drying up. Anyway, who is the lucky head of the 'government in exile'?

  • President Arrives Home to a Tumultuous Welcome

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his retinue after a successful three-day state tour to Russia returned to the island this morning (9) to a tumultuous welcome at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Senior ministers, Parliamentarians, Chief of Defence Staff, Army and Navy Commanders, Inspector General of Police, state secretaries and a large crowd greeted the President on his arrival at Katunayake. President Rajapaksa was conferred an honorary Doctorate by Russians in appreciation of his contribution to the world peace by eradicating LTTE terrorism. During his stay in Russia, President Rajapaksa met his counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and held a series of bilateral talks with many senior state officials.      

  • No Fear of Baseless War Crime Charges: President

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that attempts to frame ‘war crime charges’ against security forces commanders at international tribunals by certain international elements and their local agents will never be a success as long as he remains the Commander in Chief. Addressing a UPFA election propaganda rally held at the Pelwatte Sugar plant premises yesterday, President Rajapaksa said some political leaders took great efforts to let the LTTE off the hook when they had been cornered by the security forces on May 18 and 19.