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  • Eelam War IV: Tiger Captives Down to 7,900, Rehab Programme on Track

    Brigadier Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation says LTTE cadres are being gradually released from government centres following rehabilitation in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Brig. Ranasinghe, who succeeded Major General Daya Ratnayake, says their work is on track thereby allowing small groups of LTTE cadres to rejoin their families every month.In a brief interview with The Island on Sunday (July 25), Brig. Ranasinghe said that 7,948 ex-combatants, including about 1,100 females were still undergoing rehabilitation.

  • Commander Wants New Construction Expedited Expanding Medical Facilities Further

    The prime medical institute of the Army, ‘Military Hospital’ at Narahenpita is to be expanded and well-equipped with new state-of-the-art sophisticated therapeutic machinery and technicalities for provision of best quality medical care to all members of the Army. This was disclosed Tuesday (11) morning during an inspection tour of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to the worksite of the new Military Hospital complex under construction at Narahenpita Military Hospital compound.

  • First Training Round for Army Cooks & Stewards Concludes

    The first stage of the training programmes that were conducted to upgrade the professional knowledge on cookery and stewardship of Army cooks and stewards working in island-wide Army formations concluded recently at the Swiss Lanka Hotel School. On the directions of Chief of Staff and Civil Administration Directorate with the cooperation of......
  • Volunteer Force Hqrs Awards Schols to Ranaviru Children

    Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) Headquarters, Battaramulla with the intention of further promoting educational interest among children of War Heroes, offered scholarships, valued at Rs 2,306,000/= among Ranaviru families during a function held Saturday (13), headed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.

  • Australian Border Protection Minister Visits Jaffna

    The Australian Government’s Minister of Immigration and Border Protection Mr Scott Morrison who was in Sri Lanka on an official visit, called at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Wednesday (9) during his visit to the peninsula. Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-J during the brief meeting at.......
  • Army Coordinates Loan Distribution Project

    A sum of Rs 1.5 million, made available by Colombo Rotary Club in coordination with the Presidential Task Force, was distributed among 29 Wanni civilians as interest-free loans, meant to further improve their self-employment projects, agricultural promotion and infrastructure development. The event took place at the 611 Brigade Headquarters on Wednesday (28).
  • 'LTTE Fall will Alter Drug Trade in India'

    THE DEFEAT of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the death of its chief Velupillai Prabhakaran will change the dynamics of the drug trade in the subcontinent like never before, say experts.Mumbai was a key link in this supply chain as LTTE's conduits often used the city to bring in drugs from Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and the Punjab border. The consignments were then transported to coastal towns in Tamil Nadu such as Tuticorin, Rameshwaram, Ramnad, Nagapattinam, Kochi and a host of localities inhabited by fishing communities on the south-east coast. From there, the drugs would be shipped to Velvettiturai, a township located along the northern coast of Sri Lanka and formerly under LTTE control.

  • Army Headquarters Marks Sinhala-Hindu New Year With a Fun-making Traditional New Year Festival

    Festival atmosphere in the country on account of the Sinhala-Hindu New Year prevailed in the Moors grounds throughout Tuesday (19) morning when officers and soldiers serving at Army Headquarters got together to mark the occasion by holding a fun-making New Year festival. Commander of the Army Lieutinant General Jagath Jayasuriya took time off to attend the festival as Chief Guest. The hoisting of the National and Army flags by the Commander and the Commandant.....
  • First Foreign Diplomat Calls On New Commander of the Army

    Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wu Jianghao Tuesday (13) morning paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the latter’s office at Army Headquarters. Sri Lanka-based Mr Wu Jianghao is the first foreign diplomat to have called on the Commander upon his assumption of office on August 1, 2013. The four-member Chinese delegation, headed by the ambassador was comprised of Senior Colonel Li Chen Glin, the newly appointed Defence Attaché and two other diplomats.