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  • Fifty Discarded Buses on Track Under -œUthuru Wasanthaya-

    A CO-ORDINATING conference in connection with the government’s development programme, “Uthuru Wasanthaya”, (northern spring) was held recently at the Jaffna library auditorium. The meeting, chaired by Senior Presidential Advisor and Parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa was attended by senior administrative officials and administrators involved in projects. Fifty Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses of three northern depots, which remained non-operational due to technical failures and shortage of spare parts, had been brought back on track after repairs, the meeting was told. 

  • Fifteen Canadian Tiger Supporters Held; Security Costs Exceed Millions

    AT LEAST fifteen overseas based Tiger terrorists, their proxies or supporters who have been for the last 1-2 weeks blocking Canadian highways and public places disturbing peace in TORONTO, OTTAWA and ONTARIO have now been arrested by the Canadian Police, bringing the string of LTTE provoked protests to an apparent abrupt end. Thousands of LTTE backed youngsters of the third generation who knew nothing about what was on in Sri Lanka were made to protest in the streets talking of the “genocide” of Tamils. Some of them were herded to wage assaults on Sri Lanka’s Consular General’s office and demonstrate in front of Parliament Hill, US embassy, UN organization and a few more public places in the past fortnight. 

  • Army Troops Give Away Their Own Daily Ration Packets To Flood Victims

    Treating them with generosity and magnanimity, East-based Army troops in their hundreds were extending their  humanitarian services further, offering their own food rations to flood victims as of Thursday (10) afternoon as per direct instructions of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya who has given a free hand to his troops to meet with the challenge. Thoppigala, one of the worst affected areas in the Batticaloa district with torrential rains wreaking havoc.....

  • Kovil to Commence a Library in Army-Released House

    A house, hitherto used by the Army in Jaffna was handed over back to the Ushan Murugan Kovil temple during a recent brief ceremony organized jointly by the 52 Division and 522 Brigade Headquarters for establishment of a library. On the same occasion, the chief priest, Rev Kandaswamy at the temple donated two computer units to the Army for distribution among two visually-handicapped persons in the area.
  • Forty Three More Claymores Found

    NORTH: ARMY TROOPS during their search and clear operations in the general areas of KILINOCHCHI, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU and KAPPUKULAM recovered forty-three claymore mines, four pressure mines, four anti tank mines, four disposable Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers, two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) made using 120 mm mortars, three  IEDs made of artillery shells, fifteen C-4 explosive chargers, sixty-two anti personnel mines, fourteen 60 mm mortar bombs......

  • Nutrients Distributed Among Kids

    Pre-school students at Alex pre-school in Wadduwakkal village under 59 Division area received gift parcels, containing nutrients such as green gram, cowpea, chickpeas, dhal, red rice, Samaposha, etc, following initiatives taken by troops of the 23 Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment. 60 kids of those low-income group families lined up to receive.....
  • Sampoor IDPs to Get 50 New Houses

    224 Brigade and 22 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) at the request of state authorities extended their full support for ongoing housing projects and commenced initial construction of 50 new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sampoor area during a brief ceremony held on Monday (01).