POLICE headquarters informs motorists that the Galle Face road will be closed for traffic from 6 am to 2 pm from May 13 to 19 in view of the parade rehearsals for the Victory Day celebrations to be held at Galle Face on May 20. Accordingly, all buses and heavy vehicles will be diverted from the Kollupitiya junction to proceed up to the Pittala junction from where they could turn left and proceed through Slave Island to Pettah. All light vehicles can proceed up to the Galle Face roundabout and proceed along Macan Markar road to Slave Island from where they could turn left and proceed to Pettah.
PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomed the clarification made by the US State Department yesterday which exonerated the Security Forces from an accusation of using rape as a weapon during the recent conflict. President Rajapaksa described the US clarification as one which upheld the respect and dignity of our war heroes. The US State Department reacting to the disputed statement said yesterday that during the most recent phase of the conflict, from 2006 to 2009 they had not received reports that rape and sexual abuse were used as tools of war, as they clearly have in other conflict areas around the world.”
Troops serving the 16 Gemunu Watch (GW) of 515 Brigade under Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), offered free meals and refreshments to over 1000 devotees who participated in the Theru festival, held during Feb 14 - 28 at Keeramalai Naguleshwaram Kovil in connection with the Maha Shiva Rathri festival......
THE PARADE to hand over the UN flag to the 12th contingent of Sri Lanka Army’s Peace-Keeping Force bound for Haiti on 30th June 2010 for a period of six months was held yesterday (Saturday 12) at Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment Headquarters in Ambepussa. The contingent comprising 749 soldiers is to be commanded by Colonel A.M.R Dharmasiri while Lieutenant Colonel K Liyanage will function as the Second in Command.