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  • Prime Minister Speaks to Tri-Service & Police Personnel in Jaffna

    Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickramasinghe during his visit to the Jaffna peninsula on Saturday (28) called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), Sri Lanka Air Force Station, Palali and Northern Naval Command Headquarters, Kankasanthurai and spoke to a representative gathering of tri-service personnel and the Police.
  • 57 Div Troops Entertain Orphaned Children to Lunch

    Troops serving 57 Division under the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on account of the ‘Day for Child War Victims’ (6 Jan), offered lunch to 345 orphaned children, resident at Mahadeva Ashram Children’s Home, Kilinochchi after launching a cleaning programme in the premises. Army personnel of 5 Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police......
  • Jaffna, Mullaittivu & Kilinochchi SFHQs Facilitate T20 Viewers with LED Screens

    Jaffna, Mullaittivu and Kilinochchi Security Force Headquarters (SFHQs), feeling the pulses of the young and old cricket fans in respective areas, facilitated them to watch T20 World Cup finals on multi-media LED screens, provided by the Army at those SFHQs. Facilitation of watching the finals in wide screens in fact brought about a change of mood of all cricket lovers who thronged to those areas with high spirits....
  • Russian President Assures Support to Sri Lanka

    RUSSIA will continue to assist Sri Lanka for the restoration of peace and reconstruction of the country, said the President of the Russian Federation Dmitriy Medvedev, in a telephone conversation with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday. In discussing the current situation in Sri Lanka after the defeat of the LTTE terrorism, President Rajapaksa thanked the Russian President for the considerable assistance given to Sri Lanka in the fight to eradicate terrorism from the country. President Rajapaksa expressed his gratitude to President Medvedev for the support that Russia had extended to Sri Lanka in the UN Security Council, where attempts were made to obstruct the humanitarian operation to free the Tamil civilian hostages from the LTTE, and also for the support given to Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. 


    The Court Martial - 1, probing charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s participation in political work while in active service convicted him of all three charges during its sittings on Friday (13). The Court is to decide on the sentence and convey it to the convening authority, HE the President who is the confirming officer as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

  • Vakare Commemorates 'World Health Day'

    A Medical Clinic, Medical Science Exhibition, along with Agriculture and livestock Exhibition were held at the Vakare Central College to commemorate the ‘World Health Day’ on recently (07). Security Force Commander (East) Major General S. A. A. L. Perera graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and later distributed wheelchairs, water pumps, gift parcels, school stationeries and sports equipment for the villagers.

  • SFHQ-E Troops Celebrate 'Poson' Poya Day in Many Formations

    Several formations under the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) celebrated ‘Poson’ Poya Day with many programmes. 23 Division organized a ‘Poson’ Zone at the entrance to the 23 Division Headquarters in Punani on Tuesday (02) and Wednesday (03). It was declared open by Major General N.J. Walgama, Commander, SFHQ-E.
  • Former Terrorist Leader in Beach Drama Arrested

     EAST: THE FORMER LTTE leader for BATTICALOA, moving on a boat in KIRANKULAM seas during the wee hours on Saturday (4) staged a terrorist drama when the boat was to be checked by an Army soldier on suspicion. An Army soldier on duty by the side of the beach has spotted this suspicious boat with one man on board and apprehended it and tried to search it after talking to the boatman. But the boatman, now identified as NALLARATHNAM MOHAN, a leading LTTE terrorist for BATTICALOA region suddenly grabbed the soldier is weapon and went on firing at him. 

  • Trade Unions Condemn LTTE Demo

    The Central Council of Ceylon Trade Unions yesterday condemned the LTTE demonstration in London which precipitated the cancellation of the President's lecture to the Oxford Union as a challenge to the whole Sri Lankan nation and called upon the people to make a united stand to defeat the machination of the LTTE diaspora to bring war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka which successfully....