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  • Sri Lankan Peace Keepers in Haiti Celebrate 67th Independence Day

    UN Peace Keepers of the Sri Lankan contingent (20th SRIBAT) serving under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) celebrated the 67th Independence Day on Wednesday (4). The ceremony commenced with the arrival of Colonel Asoka Wijenayaka, Contingent Commander, 20th SRIBAT at the main flag post......
  • 55 Division Gets Books Distributed for 7 Schools in Jaffna

    A book distribution ceremony, organized by 551 Brigade Headquarters, following a proposal made by Brigadier B.H.M.A Wijesinghe, General Officer Commanding, 55 Division under Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), took place on Saturday (10) at Thalaiadi RCTMS Vidyalaya in Jaffna.

  • MILCO Provides Music Instead of Milk

    Music fans and youngsters in their hundreds flocked to the public esplanade at Kilinochchi recently to listen to Tamil and Sinhala singers when the MILCO, a subsidiary under Ministy of Livestock Development staged a mammoth musical evening. Minister Arumugam Thondaman, MILCO Chairman, Mr Sunil Wickremasinghe, Mrs Anuri Dissanayake, Chairperson, Mahaweli Livestock Enterprises, Major General Chandana Rajaguru.....

  • Thrill & Sensation Dominate in SLMA-Organized 'Fox Hill Super Cross-2015'

    Sri Lanka’s No. 1 ‘Diyatalawa Fox Hill Super Cross’, the year’s biggest motor racing event  that brings thousands of fans to the chilly garrison town, ended on Saturday (18) evening with several distinguished guests, including Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and his spouse, Mrs Nayana De Silva, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit.......
  • Kilinochchi New Woman Soldiers to Receive Housing Bonanza

    Parents of those newly-enlisted woman soldiers from Kilinochchi were invited to the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (31) for a friendly interaction while their daughters are undergoing military training. During this exchange of views, the 6 (v) Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (SLAWC) with the support of the SFHQ-KLN.....

  • Health Ministry Questions Dr. Shanmugarajah's Credibility

    THE Secretary to the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Dr. H. A. P. Kahandaliyanage has questioned the veracity and credibility of statements attributed to a doctor said to be working in the no-fire zone in north-eastern Sri Lanka. "I wish to draw your attention to a statement released by one Dr. Shanmugarajah, allegedly a District Medical Officer (DMO) of a hospital in the Mullaitivu District that has been circulated to foreign media agencies. I am made to understand that in this release it is stated that indiscriminate shelling and firing by the Security Forces of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has resulted in more than 300 civilian deaths," the Secretary said in a media release.

  • SLLI Joins Panagoda Sports Club to Mark New Year

    Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) in collaboration with the Panagoda Sports Club staged a New Year festival at Panagoda Parakkrama Maha Vidyalaya grounds on Saturday (26). Graced by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest during the latter part of the day’s event, the event attracted a huge crowd.........
  • My Aim is To Develop the Country - President

    Terrorism has been eliminated and Sri Lanka has been united. I have brought peace to the country. We have to develop the country now so that the people get all the benefits Interview given by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to N Ram at Temple Trees in Colombo. Mr President, you made a huge score in the first innings. As you begin your second innings, there are heightened expectations from many constituencies within Sri Lanka and outside. How do you react to these?

  • Recovery of LTTE Corpses Rises to 525

    MULLAITTIVU: SEARCH and clear operations being conducted by the troops in PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU area recovered seventy-two more LTTE dead bodies on Monday (6). Latest recovery amounts the number of dead bodies so far found by the troops from the area since 1st of April to five hundred and twenty-five (525).

  • 'Uttama Pooja Tribute' Medals Awarded for Rana Viru Families- Matale

    The brave men and women of armed forces and the Police who had sacrificed their noble lives to save the motherland from the ruthless terrorism in the past 30 years were commemorated and honoured  by awarding "Uttama Pooja" medal to beloved parents and wives. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa participating as the chief guest in the felicitation ceremony honoured the next of kin of those who made the supreme sacrifice by awarding "Uttama Pooja" medal today (20 Jan). Ministry of Defence and Ranaviru Seva Authority jointly organized the felicitation ceremony held at 1st Special Force HQ Naula, Matale.....