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  • USA only Sympathetic Towards Fonseka: Gota

    DEFENCE MINISTRY Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa spoke to Daily Mirror Hot Seat on the trial of former Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka, the support of the international community in apprehending the remaining elements of the LTTE and his personal feelings on the actions of the General in the past months. Q: How successful have you been in getting vital information from Kumaran Pathmanadan, who is currently in Sri Lankan custody and will be he produced before Court any time soon?

  • SLLI's Regimental Mascot, ' Kandula' Immortalized in Photo Exhibition


    'Kandula VII', the Regimental mascot of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment (SLLI) which traces its distinguished and ancient lineage of descent from the times of King Dutu Gemunu, the country's foremost warrior king, immortalized its service span of 50 years in a three-day long 'Exhibition of Kandula's Photos', declared open by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army on Sunday (18) morning to the public at  Colombo National Arts Gallery.
  • New Year Festival at SFHQ-W Held


    Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) conducted their Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival at the SFHQ-W grounds on Saturday (25) on a grand scale. Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W graced the cheerful event as the Chief Guest where many varieties of traditional games and fun-making features, added excitement and interest to the spectators.


  • FM Tells International Community: Take Punitive Action Against LTTE

    FOREIGN Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told Parliament yesterday the international community should reach a crescendo in calling on the LTTE to lay down arms and allow the people to leave the safe zone, in the absence of which punitive measures would follow. The Minister speaking at the Emergency debate said, “We welcome the ministerial statement issued earlier this month by the British Foreign Secretary Miliband that the LTTE is a terrorist organisation and that the Government of Sri Lanka has a need to root out the threat from terrorism.An aspect of this position was also echoed when the European Council in its conclusions on February called on the LTTE to lay down arms and renounce terrorism and violence once and for all, end the inhuman.....

  • Motherland Devoid of Terrorism Salutes Sacrifices of War Heroes During First 'National Victory Day'

    THE UNFLAGGING courage and dignity of War Heroes, who selflessly contributed to the success story in Sri Lanka  over the long-drawn-out terrorism, received a fitting tribute with all the pomp and pageantry at Galle Face Green on Friday (18) morning during the first anniversary celebrations of the National Victory Day. The National Victory Day parade, a landmark commemorative event that recollects the unbelievable win over brutal terrorism is to be held every year to pay tribute to all War Heroes of Tri Services, Police and the Civil Defence Force.

  • Army Denies Having Found Prabhakaran's Diary

    CONTRARY to media reports that a diary belonging to V. Prabhakaran has been found by the Police from the handbag of a soldier, the Army Headquarters categorically denies having found such a diary from a soldier’s bag as stated in those reports. What the Police have found from the bag was just a diary, believed to be belonging to the LTTE organization and not any of Prabakaran’s diaries.

  • IOM Officials Call on SF-J Commander


    A delegation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during a fact finding mission to Jaffna paid a courtesy call on the Commander,  Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna Major General  Mahinda Hathurusinghe at Palaly on Wednesday (01) morning. The delegation, comprised of the IOM Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Andrew Robert Bruce, Chief of Mission IOM Colombo Mr. Richard Danziger and Project Development and Donor Liaison Officer Mr. Guiseppe Loprete.......

  • Army Soldiers Contribute to 'Vesak' Commemoration


    Hundreds of troops serving island-wide formations, including the Army Headquarters, have extended their fullest assistance to make the annual Vesak celebrations a huge success and an attraction. Special Vesak arrangements, conducted with state patronage at Gangarama Buddha Rashmi Vesak Zone, Battaramulla Diyawanna Vesak Zone, Bauddhaloka Mawatha Vesak Zone.....