THE authorities of the army in Mullaitivu informed a delegation of the Catholic Church who visited the area recently that they had expedited the de-mining process in the area though it would take them a few years to make the entire conflict area free of mines. The delegation of Caritas Sri Lanka, the social service arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Sri Lanka led by its National Director Fr. Damian Fernando who visited the area said thousands of IDPs had been resettled in the area.
The Court Martial - 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Wednesday (September 1st) afternoon. Medical Officer for the second consecutive day intimated to Court that the accused was not fit to be present for the proceedings. Hearing was postponed until Friday (3rd September) at 2.00 p.m.
Members of the Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), led by SVAB President, Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya visited Mulleriyawa Mental Hospital for Women and offered a Christmas treat to the inmates in Ward no 16 on Friday (24). The Ward 16, being maintained by the SVAB for the last few years, receives this special SVAB treat every year as part of the SVAB’s Christmas programmes. All the inmates received gift parcels, containing clothes....
MULLAITTIVU: LTTE terrorists who continue to occupy “No Fire Zone” keeping entrapped civilians as hostages directed a sniper gunfire towards troops this morning around 9.00 a.m. killing one soldiers on duty at a distant defensive position in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU. In the meantime, LTTE also directed artillery gunfire on troops in the general area of PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU this morning (13) injuring one more soldier. Those are the latest acts of terror conducted by LTTE hours after His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered a humanitarian pause for the ongoing counter terrorists operations.