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  • Tiger Confessions And Intentional 'Blindness' of The WEST - Reader's Opinion

    TAMILNET and other like minded web-sites are replete with harrowing stories, some authored by the Tigers themselves, of starvation among Tamil Civilians in the `Safe Zone’ to whom the Government has been supplying food and drugs. What is significant in these horror stories is that no one, not even the Tigers, say that a single Tiger is starving. If there is any truth in these stories, that can only be if the Tigers are robbing the Tamil Civilians of the food and drugs sent to them for their own purposes, thereby forcing those Civilians to starve.

  • 11 Division Marks Anniversary with Different Programmes

    Giving prominence to religious ceremonies, the 11 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) proudly marked its 5th anniversary with an all rank lunch, military salutes, tree planting and other arrangements during February 12-15. The anniversary programmes, organized on the directions of Major General D.N.S.K Senadheera, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 11 Division.....
  • Commander in New Zealand Interacts with US Army Chief of Staff & a Few More Army Chiefs

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, is currently in Auckland, New Zealand, attending the biennial 8th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC), themed on “The sum is greater than the parts – 21st century peace operations in a United Nations context”, organized jointly by US and New Zealand Armies. The PACC provides a forum for regional Chiefs of Army (COAs) to exchange views, establish, enhance interpersonal relationships and.....
  • Year's Inter Regiment Drill & Band Competition Selects Best Drill & Band Platoons

    Prize awarding ceremony of the year's colourful Inter-Regiment Drill Competition, took place at Sri Lanka Engineers Regiment Headquarters, Panagoda Tuesday (23) morning where Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya graced as the Chief Guest. The day’s proceedings started with the Army Song soon after the arrival of the day’s Chief Guest. Display of Drills by the Best eight Regiments and the Best Women’s Team that symbolized......
  • Army Engineers Help Restore Disrupted Train Service

    Army Engineers serving Nuwara Eliya sector, as is the Army practice in case of any national emergency or disaster, rushed to the 124 km post area between Nanu Oya and Great Western railway stations on Colombo - Badulla railway line on Monday (12) at about 10.30 a.m. and cleared a few huge boulders that had fallen on the track, stalling train passage between those two destinations. 
  • Secretary Defence Opens New SLAC Utility Building With Panoramic View

    Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (SLAC), now on the eve of celebrating its cherished 57th birthday as one of the most senior regiments in the Army, made one more milestone in its life-span on 12.12.12 (Wednesday) when Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, ceremonially opened the new 3-storied building complex at the SLAC Regimental Headquarters, Rock House, Mutwal.
  • Govt to Sign Agreements With Indian, Chinese Companies: Northern Railway Line Reconstruction Expedited

    THE GOVERNMENT will sign agreements with an Indian and a Chinese company to reconstruct the Northern railway line from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai next week.The Indian company IRCON will construct the railway line from Omanthai to Pallai while China Railway Number Five Group will undertake the construction of the railway line from Pallai Kankensanthurai, Sri Lanka Railway’s General Manager P.P. Wijesekara told the Daily News. 

  • Army Occupied 50 Houses & 22 More Land Plots Released Back to Owners

    50 more houses and 22 plots of lands in Jaffna, Point Pedro, Valvettithurai and Sakkottai areas, hitherto occupied by the Army for service purposes were released back to their legitimate owners by the 521 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna (SFHQ - J) on Saturday (9). 521 Brigade Commander, together with the Divisional Secretary for Point Pedro, released.....
  • Pistols & Boat Engines among Recovered LTTE Items

    WANNI & EAST: TROOPS continued search and clear operations in the general areas of PUTHUKUDIYIRUPPU, AMPAKAMAM, KALAMANKULAM and PIRIPPU on Tuesday (11) and recovered ten T-56 weapons, one 81 mm mortar trap, one thousand one hundred and eleven rounds of T-56 ammunition, thirteen hand grenades, one pencil shooting weapon, one hundred and ten .22 rounds.....