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  • Old Dharmasokians Appreciate Commander's Role

    PAST Pupils' Association in Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College paid their tribute to General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army, himself a distinguished and an outstanding old product of the college for his contribution to the successful elimination of the LTTE terrorism that lasted for over 30 years.

  • 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.

  • New Three-Week Computer Course Ends


    The new computer course for beginners that began three weeks ago at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) ended on Saturday (21) with presentation of proficiency certificates to the trainees. Orient Academy Limited as in previous instances offered its support and tutorial guidance for training of the soldiers in computer literacy for the second time.

  • President's Message on 67th Independence Day


    The celebration of this 67th anniversary of our Independence is of special significance as it sees the launch of a new era of Good Governance in the country. This comes with a new commitment to the unity of our people, to safeguard freedom and democratic rights, and proceed to a future that moves further from the re-emerging forces of colonialism. The strengthening and progress of peace in our country requires social, political and economic policies that give the highest priority to the needs of the people.

  • 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.

  • SLSR Troops at Ambepussa Contribute Their Part to Vesak Commemoration


    Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) Headquarters at Ambepussa, together with its hundreds of Army members, contributed to the successful conduct of the Vesak ceremony by declaring a Vesak zone in the area, open to the general public. Many colourful and giant Vesak lanterns, Bakthi Gee (devotional songs) recitals, conduct of Dansel (free eateries), observance of religious programmes.....
  • '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.....