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  • Ridiculous Sex Charges Against Army

    The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) denied allegations by a rights group that its troops are responsible for alleged ‘insecurity’ experienced by the women in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said there have been repeated attempts to pin incidents of sexual violence on minority women in the North on the troops though in a majority of these cases perpetrators are of Tamil ethnicity.

  • Mullaittivu Soldiers Pass Out in Glittering Ceremony

    In conformity with military formalities, generally conducted in all military ceremonies elsewhere, 46 recruits enlisted to the 6 Sri Lanka Army Service Corps (SLASC) from Mullaittivu area, passed out on Tuesday (28) during a colourful ceremony upon completion of their three-month long training period at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu.....
  • How The War was Won - Army Media Played a Critical Role

    SHAMINDRA Ferdinando documents the history of the current phase of the military campaign that has boxed the LTTE to a small sliver of territory on the Mullaitivu coast.Last Thursday’s bloody battle at Anandapuram on the eastern flank brought an end to organized LTTE resistance in the Puthukkudiyirippu area in the Mullaitivu district. The 58 Division troops had fought their way into heavily defended Anandapuram after 53 and 55 Divisions sealed off the area the previous day. The latest loss of territory would thwart any attempt on the part of the LTTE to hold off the army outside the civilian safety zone on the Mullaitivu coast....

  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse

    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
  • 'Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya' Opened in Battaramulla

    The newest Army project, meant to enlighten the public on the quality and nutritional value of exotic and traditional food varieties from different corners of the island, ‘Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya’ made its fourth appearance at Kimbulawala, Battaramulla ‘Kamatha’ premises on Thursday (25) evening when the mega exhibition of food varieties.......
  • Ceremony for School Text Book Distribution Held in Jaffna

    THE NATIONAL ceremony for distribution of school text books for the year 2010 was held in Jaffna on Wednesday (9), attended by several cabinet ministers. Ministers Susil Premajayantha (MP), Anura Priyadarshana Yapa (MP), Douglas Devananda (MP), Nirmala Kotalawala (MP), and M Sachithranandan, Deputy Minister for Education who flew to Jaffna were received by Major General L.B.R. Mark, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna at the Palaly air base. .
  • Paris Temple Attacked

    SRI LANKAS main Buddhist temple in Paris, France was attacked by suspected LTTE supporters on Sunday evening, said a spokesman from the foreign ministry. He said a group of seven masked men had arrived at around 7.00 pm on Sunday and smashed the windows of the temple. The Chief Monk of the temple, the Ven. Paravahera Chandraratane Thero, and another monk had been present at the time, but no one had been hurt. On the same evening, a group of Sri Lankan Buddhists had held Vesak celebrations at the temple --   including a ‘Dansela’.

  • 51 Division Troops Donate New House to Ex-LTTE Intelligence Wing Combatant

    Symbolizing the magnanimity of the soldiers who once fought against the bitter enemy until peace dawned, 25 Battalion Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) built a new house to an ex-combatant, now living in Urelu, Jaffna at their expense. Responding to the woes of Mrs M.Kumajini, the spouse of the rehabilitated former combatant........
  • Jaffna Based Army Battalions Built 680 New Houses to be Handed Over Soon

    THE MEGA PROJECT for construction of 680 new houses for poverty-ridden families who have arrived in the Jaffna peninsula for resettlement is fast nearing completion, as each Jaffna-based Army battalion has undertaken the responsibility for erection of 15 houses when the project was launched on 1st March 2010. Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces, Jaffna......