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    The Second Court Martial probing into charges against General Sarath Fonseka’s alleged violation of military procurement procedures commenced its sittings at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday (July 27) as scheduled. The second witness’ examination in chief as well as the cross examination by the defence was concluded today (27) and the tribune is to call up the third witness when it resumes sittings on Wednesday (28) at 2.00 p.m. (Ends) 

  • Suicide Jacket & Accessories Found from a House in Modera

    COLOMBO: As a result of investigations conducted by a special Police team in COLOMBO, the flat of a housing complex in MODERA, MATTAKKULIYA was raided on Monday (24) and the Police recovered a stock of explosive items. The recovery included one suicide jacket of 5 kg, one sophisticated gun, one hundred and thirty-five rounds of ammunition used for that weapon, two magazines, five hand grenades, thirteen cyanide capsules, five pen torch batteries set to be fixed on suicide kits, one remote controller, two mobile remote controllers, 15 ft long detonator code and one detonator.

  • Lecture on Energy Consumption for Eastern Troops

    Troops and officers serving the 23 Division of the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) listened to a lecture on ‘energy consumption’ at Welikande College auditorium, conducted by Mr. Nawaneshwaren, Additional General Manager of the Electricity Board, Eastern province and few other officers on Monday (8). Mr. Nawaneshwaren emphasized the importance of careful consumption of energy in the country before 30 officers and 650 other ranks serving at the SFHQ-E who assembled there.
  • Volunteer Force Athletes Make New Records

    Inter Regiment Athletics Tournament of Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) where athletes from all 21 of their regiments took part, came to an end Thursday (18) evening at Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo. The closing ceremony was graced by Major General R. M. Daya Rathnayake.....
  • Prof Bandoro from Jakarta Admits Sri Lanka's Prospects as a 'Rising Nation'

    Prof Bantarto Bandoro, Institute for Defence and Strategic Research (IDSR), Jakarta, Indonesia in his analysis of Sri Lanka’s post recovery admitted that Sri Lanka within a short span, has made great strides in the field of economy and infrastructure. Commencing his presentation on the theme ‘Sri Lanka, a Nation between the Gulf and ASEAN: a Perspective,’ the Professor extracted what his students told him when asked about Sri Lanka.
  • Search & Finds Continue

    NORTH & EAST: CONTINUED search and clear operations conducted by the troops in VISUAMADU, SUGANDIPURAM PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU AKKARAYANKULAM and MULLAYAWALAI areas during Tuesday (10) recovered twelve hand grenades, one anti tank mine, twenty-nine rounds of peddle gun ammunition, eight anti personnel mines, two claymore mines, four Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and one thousand rounds of unidentified ammunition. Meanwhile, Troops in KANCHIKUDICHCHIARU in the east recovered one Sub Machine Gun (SMG), one pistol, five hand grenades, seventeen anti personnel mines, fifteen anti personnel mine fuses and one 10-ft long detonator code.

  • Mullaittivu Commander Undertakes Visits to His Brigades

    Major General P.U.S Vithanage, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Friday (7) undertook formal visits to the 642 Brigade of the 64 Division and the 641 Brigade of the same Division as his first visits after he assumed duties.