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    MULLAITTIVU: PANDEMONIUM has broken out in the PUTHUMATHALAN “No Fire Zone” (NFZ) Monday (20) afternoon as a gathering of some 5,000 or more trapped civilians defied LTTE threats, braved to cross two more LTTE built earth bunds. Those fleeing civilians have been challenged, confronted and surrounded by gun-trotting Tigers inside the NFZ on their way but resisting civilians have gone on arguing against their detention by the LTTE. Heated arguments have prompted Tigers to react to the chaos by firing at them.

  • During His Third Day Stay, Indian Army Chief Tours Wanni, A'pura & Trincomalee

    The visiting Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM AVSM YSM ADC and his delegation during the third day of their stay in Sri Lanka, flew to Vavuniya, Anuradhapura and Trincomalee Tuesday (7). In Vavuniya, Major General G D H K Gunaratne, Commander, Security Forces Wanni warmly received the visiting Indian Army Chief and his delegation on arrival at the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) where ......

  • Foreign Experts to be Invited to Army's 'Defence Seminar-2012' on Post-War 5Rs

    Sri Lanka Army, acclaimed now world-wide as one of the best counter terrorist forces in the millennium, is set to place its new diversified 5R ‘peace warrior’ roles visa-a-vis post-war development assignments before the world during the forthcoming 2nd Defence Seminar 2012 on the theme ‘Towards Lasting Peace & Stability’. The three-day Defence Seminar fixed for Aug 8-10, expected to be addressed by subject experts from foreign countries, is largely centered on post-war spheres of Rehabilitation.....
  • Tamil Course Ends in Certificate Awarding Ceremony

    A spoken Tamil language course conducted intensively for a period of 35 days for the best interest of soldiers serving the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi, (SFHQ-KLN), ended with a certificate-awarding ceremony on Monday (27). The course came into being, following a proposal of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN, was conducted by.......
  • 521 Brigade's Dental Clinic Treats Point Pedro Students

    More than 378 students at Point Pedro Thumapalai Sivaprakash School were made to get their oral hygiene examined during a mobile dental clinic, organized by the 521 Brigade on Thursday (6) at the same school premises. Supported by Manthikai Hospital and its mobile dental service unit, the arrangement offered medical treatment to......
  • LTTE is Now Defunct - JANES Defence Weekly

    THE Janes Defence Weekly said all parties agreed that the LTTE as a conventional fighting force has now become defunct. The magazine quoted UN spokesman Gordon Weiss as saying, without Prabhakaran there is no LTTE. The piece written by the magazine’s Asia Pacific Editor, Trefor Moss in its latest issue of May 27 as the headline of the issue said....

  • 23 Infantry Division Commissions Its New Water Facility

    Fulfilling a much-needed requirement of drinking water for troops serving the 23 Infantry Division in Poonany, steps were taken to drill and install a new tube well, worth over Rs 7 lakhs in the Headquarters premises. Brigadier L. Mahinda Mudalige, General Officer Commanding during a simple ceremony recently commissioned the new tube well which pumps more than 100 litres per minute.....

  • SVAB Launches Island-wide Flood Relief Programme

    Thousands of people mostly in the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces were displaced and their crops destroyed due to floods and prevailing weather conditions in the country. The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) with the able leadership of its President Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya reacting promptly to this situation launched a relief collection programme for these flood affected people all over the country.

  • 5000 More IDPS Exit Welfare Centers

    INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDP) in Vavuniya, Mannar, Welioya and other areas were given permission from Tuesday (1) onwards to move about freely outside those Welfare Centres and return after sometime. Civil authorities with the cooperation of Army and Police personnel facilitated this new procedure in accordance with security procedures. Those displaced civilians, depending on their specific requirements are permitted to either visit any places or their next of kin outside those Welfare Centres and return to their Welfare Centres.