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  • Where have all the Human Right Activists and Peaceniks Gone? - "The Island" Reader

    THERE was a time when our Human Rights Activists were seen regularly at the Lipton Circus, Fort Railway Station and various other venues at the drop of a hat, protesting against rights violations and killings. If the totality of such human right violations and killings are taken as a whole, the current human rights violations and killings that have been taking place in the North and also the killings outside the North, but planned by those in the North, are many times worse, by any standard, I would require more than.....

  • 'Gota's War' First Copies Handed to President & Book's Protagonist


    ‘Gota’s War - The Crushing of Tamil Tiger Terrorism in Sri Lanka’, a book that encompasses history of terrorism, a wide range of issues, discussions and related decision-making moments, etc when the War for Peace in Sri Lanka was taking a decisive turn, saw its birth Monday (14) evening during a ceremony at Battaramulla Water’s Edge.  The first two copies of the book, authored by the famous feature writer cum journalist.....
  • State Minister of Defence Assumes Duties

    The newly sworn State Minister of Defence, Hon Ruwan Wijewardene (MP) on Friday (11) morning assumed duties at his office in the Ministry of Defence, amid religious observances. Members of the Maha Sangha, led by Ven Banagala Upatissa Nayake Thero, Chief Sanghanayake of Japan and Ven Dr Kirinde Assaji Thero of Gangaramaya invoked blessings on the new office after a brief Anusasana (oration) by one of them.

  • 'Those Involving in Undisciplined Acts will be Expelled from the Army' - Commander

    ‘You must be the most disciplined person in the whole of the country and should never commit any undisciplined act since everything in the Army depends on strict discipline. Those engaged in most serious disciplinary violations will be expelled from the Army, and all attempts should be made to lead others in the correct path, if not ensure that they are transferred out to serve another Regiment because no soldier with indiscipline is supposed to be in.....
  • New Development Vistas in North & East

    THE COUNTRY'S development and progress will receive a major boost with the development activities launched in the North after a lapse of 30 years said Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka when he met a group of visiting US investors at the Prime Ministers office recently. The Prime Minister said eventhough Nature has gifted the Northern and Eastern Provinces with fertile soil those regions were unable to make a contribution towards agricultural development due to the scourge of terrorism.

  • Pre-school Project at Veheratenna Gets Underway

    Veheratenna, the village, resettled by former displaced civilians in Vavuniya is fast developing, following initiatives taken by the 62 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W). With the financial support of world-famous Sri Lankan cricketer, Roshan Mahanama, now a renowned umpire, two sections of the.....
  • Wishing You a Wonderful New Year

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, all Officers and soldiers in the Sri Lanka Army wish all our readers a very happy and prosperous New Year 2011.

  • Army Troops Assist Funeral Arrangements after Helping the Police Arrest Gunmen

    Sri Lanka Army troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), offered all possible assistance to the bereaved family members of the slain, Sabharatnam Naguleshwaran, an ex-combatant at Wellankulam, Manthai West, following a request, made to the troops by close relatives of the family and.........
  • Special Traffic Plan for Army 60th Anniversary Exhibition

    SEVERAL roads in Colombo will remain closed during the Army 60th anniversary exhibition at the BMICH from 3rd to 7th October. Baudhaloka Mawatha, Gregory Avenue, Wijerama Mawatha, Maitland place, Malasekara Mawatha, Bullers lane, Coniston place and Sarana road will be closed for traffic. Police announced that following alternative roads can be used for transport requirements. From Bauddhaloka Mawatha to Fort and Borella Jawatta road, Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Reid Avenue, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Albert crescent and Anada Kumaraswami Mawatha