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  • Court Martial to Resume Sittings on 21st June 2010

    The first Court Martial hearing charges against General Sarath Fonseka resumed its sittings at Navy Headquarters Tuesday (01) afternoon. Both prosecution and defence counsel continued their submissions for about three and a half hours. The case was postponed to 21st June 2010.

  • Foreign Experts to be Invited to Army's 'Defence Seminar-2012' on Post-War 5Rs

    Sri Lanka Army, acclaimed now world-wide as one of the best counter terrorist forces in the millennium, is set to place its new diversified 5R ‘peace warrior’ roles visa-a-vis post-war development assignments before the world during the forthcoming 2nd Defence Seminar 2012 on the theme ‘Towards Lasting Peace & Stability’. The three-day Defence Seminar fixed for Aug 8-10, expected to be addressed by subject experts from foreign countries, is largely centered on post-war spheres of Rehabilitation.....
  • LTTE Top-Rung Leaders, AMIRTHAP & KOBITH Lose Their Lives

    MULLAITTIVU: TWO more top-rung Tiger leaders, AMIRTHAP alias AMUTHAB and KOBITH alias GOBITH have perished during the very same PUTHUKUDIYIRIPPU fighting on 31st March 2009, in which PRABHAKARAN’s son, CHARLES ANTHONY was confirmed injured. AMIRTHAP was the leader of the so-called LTTE’s “Charles Anthony Regiment” at the time of his loss following military confrontations. He became the leader in 2008 after serving as the special leader for the so-called “Imran Pandiyan Regiment” in 2006. He was in charge of the LTTE Forward Defence Lines in NAGARKOVIL in the year 2007. 

  • Army Finds Donors for Mullaittivu Kuruvil Tamil Vidyalaya Library

    Security Forces Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), commanded by Major General L.B.R Mark, fulfilling a long-felt need of the library at Mullaittivu Kuruvil Tamil Vidyalaya, donated a large consignment of books with the support given by a few philanthropists, resident in the US. The donation, worth more than Rs 1 lakh was coordinated by Major General L.B.R Mark.....

  • Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya's Message on Account of Sinhala & Hindu New Year

    "THE PEACEFUL New Year that all our people wished in the past three decades has dawned this year in our motherland after barbaric terrorism was completely eliminated. It comes as a huge relief to the entire Nation and we, as members of the Army take pride in that noble and sacred mission as those who contributed to it. We were held in high esteem and respect by our Nation as contemporary heroes. We received laurels as one of the best Armies in the world.....

  • Engineer Troops & Gun Salutes Honour Visiting Afghanistan President

    A warm welcome with military honours, including a gun salute, greeted the visiting HE the President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan when he arrived at the Presidential Secretariat complex this morning (6), to be received by HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Karzai who arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (5) on a formal two-day visit on reaching the Presidential Secretariat this morning (6), was accorded a warm welcome by his host, President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
  • Army Shooters Clinch Handgun Championship

    Sri Lanka Army team clinched the year’s championship in National Handgun Championship 2010, held at ICSP range at Welisara Naval Base on Sunday (29). HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa witnessed the event as Chief Guest in the company of the First Lady Mrs Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Tisara Samarasinghe and Inspector General of the Police Mahinda Balasuriya.     

  • Final Preparations for 'Victory Day Parade' Done

    ‘Victory Parade’, the highlight of the National War Hero Commemoration Month, (Jathika Ranaviru Semarum Maasaya), scheduled on Sunday (May 18) with tri-service, Police and Civil Security Department War Heroes at Matara, is now fully geared to staging it on......
  • Guess What LTTE was to Do with This Monster !

    MULLAITTIVU: EYEBROWS were raised when the troops dominating areas deep down in IRATTAVAIKKAL after terrorists were evicted, came across one more huge monstrous cylindrical metal structure, identical to a device that enables to live underwater. (See photos).Tigers appeared to have been weilding the structure just before the troops rolled in, as all the hallmarks confirmed. This 360-ft long and 25 ft wide structure, apparently compartmentalized into three major sections, i.e. front (engine), office and the rear (relatively bigger), has been made of strong iron, and set on iron rails, like a railway carriage. In addition, a huge 300 ft-long canal with 30 ft deep water that leads to the seas beyond, has been dug touching this underwater structure, enabling it to float directly into the seas at any given time after induction. A few rotor blades that had been kept dismantled and hidden by terrorists were also found by the troops.