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    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (19th May 2009) morning, at the dawn of a New Era in Sri Lanka, free from the grips of  Tiger (LTTE) terrorism inaugurated the 4th session of the 6th Parliament in Sri Lanka and asserted that there are no more minorities in Sri Lanka but only “patriots” and “non-patriots”. President Rajapaksa and First Lady Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa on arrival at the Parliament complex were warmly received by Speaker W.J.M Lokubandara, Sergeant at Arms and senior administrators and conducted to the main lobby after a bevy.....

  • New Abode, Built by Army Engineers for Monks Opened

    The newly-constructed ‘Sanghawasaya’ (abode for resident monks) at Rankethgama Rajamaha Viharaya in Rankethgama, Vavuniya where more than 71 resettled families live, was ceremonially opened on Saturday (10). Rankethgama temple of historic value was destroyed by LTTE terrorists many years ago and remained abandoned until former villagers returned to Rankethgama for resettlement after a government facilitated their resettlement.
  • New Military Secretary Assumes Duties

    MAJOR General A.W.J Chryshantha De Silva assumed duties on Friday (January 1st) as new Military Secretary in the Army. He succeeds Major General Milinda Peiris who is to continue as the Vice Chancellor at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, Kandawala, Ratmalana. Major General De Silva of Sri Lanka Engineers Regiment.....

  • Staff Sergeant's Rescue of Mother of Three Children Hailed

    Exemplary bravery and presence of mind of the Staff Sergeant W.T.A Chaminda, serving the 3 (Volunteer) Gemunu Watch (GW) Headquarters at Matara who saved the life of a mother who tried to commit suicide by jumping into the ‘Nilwala’ river from the Mahanama bridge last Thursday (23) at about 10.15 a.m., was felicitated by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva at the Army Headquarters.

  • -œAdaptation of a Wartime Army to Peacetime One is Need of The Hour,- - Commander Tells Troops in North

    Taking warm greetings of the forthcoming Sinhala and Hindu New Year and assuring troops serving Jaffna of more comfortable residential requirements, the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, winding up his customary island-wide New Year visits,  arrived in Jaffna on Thursday (4) morning. His first stop at 55 Division Headquarters in Vettalakerni was of twofold importance as he had to open a much-needed new Corporals’ Club in the complex and address the troops serving the area.
  • Joint Troops Salvage Flood-Affected Civilians

    ARMY troops and Sailors in the Navy jointly rushed into action and provided emergency boat services to over 200 trapped civilians who were affected owing to floods in the Kiran lagoon, Batticaloa.  The areas around Kiran lagoon including the main road remained under water for some time as a result of monsoon rains that prevailed in the area. Floods hindered transport services in the area and cut off links between mainland and the villages.

  • Light Infantry's "Kandula" Saga Documented in Two New Books

    A distinguished gathering, headed by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, Senior officers and others, gathered at the Colombo National Arts Gallery on Sunday (18) evening to receive copies of documented history of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry's (SLLI) "Kandula," the Regimental mascot that has served the SLLI uninterruptedly for 50 years.
  • Wanni Troops Warmly Welcome Commander during His Formal Visit

    In order to receive first hand information and meet hundreds of troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W), Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army on Thursday (25) went to the Wanni for the first time after he assumed office as Commander of the Army. The day’s agenda commenced after Major General Boniface Perera....

  • Practise what you Preach; Lanka Tells UK, France to Treat Tiger Supporters like Al-Qeada Activists

    SRI LANKA has strongly objected to the failure by Britain and France to crackdown on demonstrations staged in those countries by pro-LTTE supporters who even raised the LTTE flag, and asked if they would do the same if such protests were staged by pro Al Qaeda groups.Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona told journalists yesterday that the government had made these observations when Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama’s delegation met the Foreign Ministers of Britain and France in Colombo on Wednesday.

  • At SFHQ-KLN Request Two Schools Receive Electricity & Water

    Members of the Kelaniya Rotary Club at the request of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) offered their assistance and provided electricity and drinking water facilities to two schools in the area. The project of those Rotarians accordingly installed a new electricity system to Kilinochchi Nagendra Primary School and......