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  • Jaffna Bishop Happy About Security in Jaffna

    Jaffna Bishop Rt Rev Fr Dr Thomas Saundernayagam, in a letter addressed to Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, attributes the significant drop in the Jaffna crime rate to the intensified new security measures of the Army and the Police now in effect. The Bishop commending the role of the Army, assisted by the Police went on to state that timely action of the Security Forces in the peninsula drastically lessened the number of.....

  • 'Traitors Should be Given Capital Punishment'

    DEFENCE Secretary Rajapaksa says the LTTE rump is exploring every avenue to avenge Prabhakaran’s killing on the banks of the Nanthikadal lagoon last May. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says anyone seeking to undermine Sri Lanka’s sovereignty should be treated as a traitor regardless of his or her position. It will be a grave blunder on the government’s part to pave the way for the so-called international community to interfere in Sri Lanka, he says.

  • Friendship of Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Assn. with the Army Renewed Once Again


    The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated an ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (23). The JSFA, presided by Dr Lal Thilakarathne with the generous support of the Japanese philanthropists and members of Japanese Lions Clubs...........
     
  • Over 1,200 mt of Essential Food Items for Civilians

    OVER 1,200 metric tonnes of essential food items have been shipped for the civilian polity in the High Security Zones of Mullaitivu and Pudumathalan from the Trincomalee harbour yesterday (19). These essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, dhal and soya meat have been transported by the ship Thirupathi, Resident Manager of the Trincomalee Ports Authority Nimal Jayatissa said.....

  • Tamil Course Ends in Certificate Awarding Ceremony


    A spoken Tamil language course conducted intensively for a period of 35 days for the best interest of soldiers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi, (SFHQ-KLN), ended with a certificate-awarding ceremony on Monday (27). The course came into being, following a proposal of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, was conducted by.......
     
     
  • Army Rugby Receives Fillip from Milco Company

    Army Rugby received a welcome fillip on Friday (29) when Milco Company Limited as an organization that generally lends its helping hand for promotion of sports in Sri Lanka, offered year-round sponsorship assistance to the Army Rugby team. This goodwill gesture of sponsorship was symbolically handed over to the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya this morning (29) by Mr Sunil Wickramasinghe.....

  • 2nd Witness Expected to be Cross Examined

    The Court Martial 1 probing charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged participation in political work resumed its sittings on 9th August 2010 at 9.30 a.m. Examination in chief on the 2nd witness was concluded by prosecution during this morning (9). When the trial begins at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday (10) again, the 2nd witness is to be cross-examined by the defence. However, defence counsel was not present at today’s session. (Ends)  

  • Northern Naval Commander Calls on Jaffna Commander

    THE NEWLY APPOINTED COMMANDER Northern Naval Area Rear Admiral J.S.K Kolambage paid a visit to the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) Saturday (28) morning. The visiting Northern Naval Commander was greeted to a Guard of Honour by Army troops, attached to the Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna on his arrival at the premises. He was received by the Commander SFHQ-J Major General L.B.R Mark who later conducted him to his office for mutual discussions. Discussions mainly covered security concerns in Jaffna.....

  • Jaffna Troops Built Two More Houses Given Away


    Two more new houses, built by 511 Brigade troops serving under the Security Forces Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J), were handed over to two families with children in Achchuveli and Achelu Colony during a brief ceremony, headed by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, SFHQ-J on Saturday (29). The houses, built by soldiers of........