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  • 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.
  • Pakistan Always Dedicated to Make Peace - Pakistan's High Commissioner


    HE Major General (Retd) Syed Shakeel, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka in his presentation to the Day 1 Seminar sessions on Tuesday (1) expressed that his country is always prepared to make peace with other nations. “Pakistan seeks peaceful and cooperative relations with the entire global community to acquire its rightful place in the comity of nations”, the High Commissioner for Pakistan said.
  • Cornered Tigers Meet with Their Doom; Forty-five Dead Tigers & 79 T-56 Weapons Collected

    MULLAITTIVU: TIGER terrorists, now cornered further into the northern most PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU belly area and ANALANKULAM received another heavy beating Friday (3) afternoon and suffered losing more than 40 of their front-line cadres. 58 Division troops resisting Tiger onslaught fought valiantly during pitched battles and got rid of more than 40 Tigers. At the time this report was filed, troops have collected 40 dead Tigers, sixty T-56 weapons, four Rocket Propeller Guns, two I-com sets, ten claymore mines, 60 mortars, fifteen anti personnel mines, twenty-eight packs and several LTTE uniforms.

  • Jaffna Civil-Military Relations To Reach Record High

    WHILE the shift of focus is fast changing, Sri Lanka Army is earnestly determined to do its maximum by bringing about the reconciliation between Jaffna people and Security Forces serving the Jaffna peninsula. Tuesday’s (9) ceremonial opening of the new Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office at Hospital Road, Jaffna by Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, on the invitation of Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces Headquarters, Jaffna, (SFHQ-J) marked a milestone and  further broadened Army’s new horizons and prospects on its march to reconciliation and redevelopment.

  • SFHQ-West Officers Learn More About Nuclear Security


    Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) with the motive of educating a group of 25 officers serving the SFHQ-West area, arranged a three-day workshop on ‘Radiological Emergency and Nuclear Security’ at Panagoda Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) auditorium. On the directions of Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, SFHQ-West, the three-day workshop discussed widely.....

  • Meritorious Activities Held to Coincide with Anagarika Dharmapala Anniversary


    Bhodi Pooja and a sermon were conducted by Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero to invoke blessings on handicapped soldiers, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala Thero. It was held at the Non - Commissioned Officers’ training school, Saliyawawe recently. Mr. Gamini Keerthichandra, Chairperson for the Sinhala Association of the UK also took part in this meritorious event.

  • Suicide Jacket & Accessories Found from a House in Modera

    COLOMBO: As a result of investigations conducted by a special Police team in COLOMBO, the flat of a housing complex in MODERA, MATTAKKULIYA was raided on Monday (24) and the Police recovered a stock of explosive items. The recovery included one suicide jacket of 5 kg, one sophisticated gun, one hundred and thirty-five rounds of ammunition used for that weapon, two magazines, five hand grenades, thirteen cyanide capsules, five pen torch batteries set to be fixed on suicide kits, one remote controller, two mobile remote controllers, 15 ft long detonator code and one detonator.

  • Issue at Defence Services College (DSC) Amicably Resolved


    A special meeting, convened by Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Friday (6) morning over an alleged incident that took place at Defence Services College (DSC), Colombo 2 a few days ago between the Director and the Principal, sorted out the differences and negotiated an amicable settlement in the presence of all the parties concerned, says a Press Release issued by the Ministry of Defence.
     
  • 'Abimansala' to be Opened Soon

    The countdown to the ceremonial opening of the much-awaited ‘Abimansala’ at Anuradhapura has already set in with its construction work, tirelessly executed by Sri Lanka Engineer Service (SLE) soldiers day and night, is now being completed several months, ahead of the projected deadline. The ‘Abimansala’, the brainchild of......

  • Hindustan Times: A Visceral Mistake

    THE LTTE is in shambles. Their glorious army has been shattered. They have lost all their territory and are running for their lives. How on earth did this happen to such a ruthless fighting force, led by a master-strategist like Velupillai Prabhakaran? Surely it can't be anything the Sri Lankans have done - they've been fighting without success against the guerrilla group for decades. Why, even the Indian Army couldn't do much against these suicidal guys. No, the blame for the LTTE's great debacle lies squarely on the well-padded shoulders of Prabhakaran himself.....