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  • Prabhakaran a Terrorist as far as India is Concerned


    "AS far as the Indian Government is concerned, the LTTE is a terrorist organisation and Prabhakaran is a terrorist. The Government and Congress party consider the LTTE to be responsible for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. We would expect Lanka to hand Prabhakaran over to us. Karunanidhi's remarks saying "Prabhakaran is not a terrorist" are his personal," Congress party spokesperson Kapil Sibal said. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka termed Karunanidhi's remarks as a poll stunt and said the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was a "Chanakya" trying to exploit the issue for electoral gains....
  • Prosecution Closes the Case

    The Court Martial – 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Monday (23) as scheduled. Prosecution closed the case this afternoon after the completion of recording evidence from all witnesses. Defence counsel appeared for the accused. The sittings will resume on 26th at 3.00 pm.

  • 611 Brigade's New Headquarters and 56 Div Battalion Training School Opened

    In keeping with ongoing Army reforms, the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) has begun to locate its ground formations in different locations, making more and more civilians to return to their places of original residence. As recent as March 15,   the 611 Brigade Headquarters ceremonially opened its newly constructed......
  • Governors Meet Up in Jaffna


    Governors of all 9 provinces in the country assembled together in Jaffna for conduct of their ‘XV Governors’ Conference’ a few days ago. The conference, chaired by Major General (Retd) G.A. Chandrasiri, Governor for Northern Province at the invitation of the Western Province Governor, was inaugurated at Tilko Jaffna City Hotel in accordance with Hindu religious traditions.
  • Former Combatants During Wanni Vesak Celebrations Sing Devotional Songs

     
    A series of Vesak commemorative ceremonies organized under the auspices of the Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) attracted hundreds of Wanni civilians during the Vesak week (May 1-7). To begin with, the SFHQ-W distributed more than 20 first aid boxes among pre-schools / schools under 211 Brigade Headquarters areas, together with a stock of medicine to each box.
     
  • Commander Visits New Service Headquarters Complex Nearing Completion

     
    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army Friday (8) made a surprise visit to the new Defence Headquarters complex, now nearing completion at Pelawatte, Battaramulla. Major General Udaya Nanayakkara, Director, Project Management Unit on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, received the Commander and conducted him to the site.
     
  • Commander Commends Army Performance in South Asian Games

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAGATH JAYASURIYA, Commander of the Army this morning (18) during a special interaction with Army sportsmen and women who excelled in the recently-concluded 11th South Asian Games (SAG) tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh commended them for their achievements and glory brought to the Army.  

  • Scholarships Give to Kilinochchi Students


    With the intention of helping school children in Kilinochchi area for their higher studies, a student at St. Theresa’s Girls College, Kilinochchi was awarded  a monthly scholarship worth Rs 2500/= in an event, organized by the 57 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Wednesday (22) at Harmony Centre, Kilinochchi.


  • Dogs Played Role in Defeat of LTTE -“ Army Vet.

    DOGS were part of the success of the Sri Lanka Army due to the significant role they played in the Eelam War, Captain Dr. Sudeera Talagala said. Speaking at the launch of the new postage stamp to mark the Humane Policy for Rabies Eradication at the BMICH yesterday, he said the 75 dogs in the Army are the best known in the world for their roles in detecting mines, explosives, warning the soldier and carrying out other important activities. Dr. Talagala, who is the only veterinarian in the Army, said that what a dog needs in return is only love and affection.