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  • Kamaladevi, 'Mother Courage' Given New Lease of Life by 66 Division Army Troops

    The life of a grandmother who braved all the odds in life, but still had courage to steer clear of her way with only one grandson left was made comfortable and meaningful by the timely action of the Army troops serving 66 Division Headquarters in Pooneryn. The village, Vettakadu, one of the most remote coastal hamlets in Pooneryn has about 45 families who maintain close relations with the Army troops, mostly for their livelihood roles.
  • 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.

  • Overwhelming Media Support for 'Defence Seminar' Commended

    Members of the print and electronic Media as well as Sri Lanka-based correspondents of foreign news agencies lavishly extended their best co-operation and maximum support to the successful conduct of the ‘Defence Seminar - 2015’ sessions, held during September 1-2 at Colombo Galadari Hotel. Needless to mention, Media exposures, well in advance of the commencement of the seminar adequately covered arrangements in progress and offered publicity to.......
  • Wanni Headquarters Joins Tree Planting

    To coincide with the national tree planting campaign, ‘Deyata Sevana’ on Tuesday (15), the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ -W) launched a programme to plant 175 splings in the SFHQ - W premises. Senior officers including Brigadier A.K.P. Wickramasinghe, Lieutenant Colonel C.U.V. Marasinghe, Lieutenant Colonel A.A.D.N.S.P. Dunuwila and a few others took part in the programme Tuesday (15) morning.
  • Commander After Assumption of Duties Makes His First Formal Visit to Mullaittivu

    Security Force Headquarters – Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Monday (26) accorded a red carpet welcome to the new Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake who made his first formal visit there upon assumption of office as the Commander of the Army. In conformity with military formalities, a Guard Turnout plus a salutary Guard of Honour greeted the day’s.....

  • 51st Inter Regiment Athletic Meet Now on at Sugathadasa National Stadium

    With more than 1500 athletes, poised to compete, the 51st Inter Regiment Athletics Championship Meet – 2014 of the Sri Lanka Army got to a start this morning (24) at the Sugathadasa National Stadium. Major General Amal Karunasekara, Chairman, Sri Lanka Army Athletics Committee, ceremonially opened the event amid a large gathering of athletes and officers.......
  • Defence Secretary Interacts With War Hero Families in Gampaha

    SECRETARY Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, taking a brief respite from his day’s busy office schedule on Tuesday (16) spent more than six hours with six hundred next of kin of fallen War Heroes of the Tri-services and the Police with a view to learning of their grievances and problems, if any during the 18th Ranaviru welfare workshop, held at Commando Regimental Headquarters in Ganemulla. This 18th round of the Ranaviru welfare programme, founded on a concept mooted by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is actively spearheaded by Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) under the chairmanship of Major General (Retd) Palitha Fernando. On arrival at the Ganemulla Commando Regimental Center, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa, President, Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit, were received by Major General (Retd) Palitha Fernando and Colonel of the Commando Regiment Major General Srinath Rajapakse. 

  • Search Operations Collect more Claymores

    WANNI & WEST: ARMY TROOPS on search and clear operations in the general areas of  KILINOCHCHI, VISUAMADU, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, VELLAMULLIVAIKKAL, AMPAKAMAM, WELIOYA and VADORAMULLA recovered two 81 mm mortar bombs, one anti personnel mine, ten claymore mines each weighing about 1.5 kg, one claymore mine weighing about 5 kg, one claymore mine weighing about 2.5 kg, five 82 mm mortar bombs, fourteen 60 mm mortar bombs, four T-56 weapons, twenty six magazines, four hand grenades.....

  • ICG Report: Sri Lanka Guilty of War Crimes?

    INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG) is preparing an exparte report calling for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. To give credibility to itself, there will also be a vague finding against the LTTE. With the LTTE ceasing to exist - such an adverse finding would cause no impact on a defunct LTTE. ICG naming them too as a guilty party- will be a mere eyewash.It is the backroom boys at the ICG that are playing the role of scripting the ghost report to discredit the Defense Forces of Sri Lanka. Why does the ICG want a ninquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka?

  • Unbelievable LTTE Weapon Stocks & Explosives Uncovered

    MULLAITTIVU: MASSIVE stocks of LTTE explosives, arms and ammunition, lethal weapons, sophisticated technical devices and other accessories continued to emerge as troops were busy clearing captured areas in the north and east of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU on Monday (6) and Tuesday (7) morning. Troops recovered one I-com set, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED), one 60 mm mortar IED and five anti personnel mines from RAMANATHAPURAM area.....