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    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has substituted a fresh convening order by nominating three new senior Army officers to the second Court Martial (CM), expected to hear charges against General Sarath Fonseka, now in military custody.Major General M.P. Peiris RWP RSP USP ndc psc (President-CM), Major General S.W.L Daulagala RSP USP and Major General M. Hathurusinghe RSP IG are to sit for the tribunal, fixed for April 6th  afternoon.

  • Monks Resident in India Arrive at SFHQ-MLT

    Three Buddhist monks, resident in India currently on tour in Sri Lanka after a tour to the East and Delft Islands, arrived at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on familiarization on Tuesday (10). Ven. Pagoda Chandra Vimale Thero, Ven. Halpitigala Assajee Thero, Ven. Tissamaharama Jinarathana Thero, all three from India, accompanied by Ven. Elapadeniye Gunasiri Thero.....
  • IOM Officials Call on SF-J Commander

    A delegation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) during a fact finding mission to Jaffna paid a courtesy call on the Commander,  Security Forces Headquarters Jaffna Major General  Mahinda Hathurusinghe at Palaly on Wednesday (01) morning. The delegation, comprised of the IOM Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Andrew Robert Bruce, Chief of Mission IOM Colombo Mr. Richard Danziger and Project Development and Donor Liaison Officer Mr. Guiseppe Loprete.......

  • Defence Secretary Commends Army.lk & defence.lk Roles -“ Sunday Island

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that an influential section of print and electronic media which worked overtime against the ruling SLFP-led coalition as it battled the LTTE during the past three years, had now switched sides. "They are playing a different tune now," he said, accusing them of being a critical element of the overall strategy directed against the state. Nothing could be as ridiculous as what they say now if one bothered to check their background, he said. In an interview with The Sunday Island, the veteran soldier said that they had no option now but to play ball with the government following the defeat of the LTTE. They wouldn’t have quit what he called the LTTE’s macabre cause, had LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his chief lieutenants survived the armed forces onslaught, he said.

  • Commander's Initiative Gets 35 More New Houses to 'Ranaviru' Families

    35 new houses, erected by 18 Regiments of the Sri Lanka Army, following a conceptual initiative of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva are to be formally handed over to families of fallen War Heroes and a selected group of disable War Heroes during ceremonies to be held at the end of September 2015. To be in line with the Commander's visionary project, 18 Regiments swiftly.......
  • 'Transformation of the Army Itself is an Achievement During my Tenure' - Army Commander

    Smooth transformation of a wartime Army into that of a peacetime, needed a lot of efforts, and I was able to achieve it with success during my tenure as Commander of the Army, thanks to the support, extended by you all, so said General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army when he met the troops serving Jaffna peninsula on Monday (8) morning.  ‘After the War, Sri Lanka Army was hailed as the best one in the world and it has now become the best Army in the post- war era at present because you all..............
  • SFHQ-W Troops & CSD Members Assemble Together to Listen to Lectures on Human Rights

    Following an initiative taken by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), Centre for Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo conducted a two-day seminar on ‘Human Rights’ for Army personnel at the SFHQ-W and 25 officers of the Civil Security Department (CSD) at........
  • Jaffna Teaching Hospital Authorities Turn to Army for Blood

    More than 200 officers and other ranks as well as members of the civil staff serving the 55 Division Headquarters at Vettalaikerny, Jaffna, in response to a request  gave away their blood for the use of Tamil civilians under treatment at Jaffna Teaching Hospital during a mobile project on account of Poson Full Moon Day (23).  The Army was compelled......
  • Meritorious Activities Held to Coincide with Anagarika Dharmapala Anniversary

    Bhodi Pooja and a sermon were conducted by Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero to invoke blessings on handicapped soldiers, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala Thero. It was held at the Non - Commissioned Officers’ training school, Saliyawawe recently. Mr. Gamini Keerthichandra, Chairperson for the Sinhala Association of the UK also took part in this meritorious event.

  • Attidiya 'Mihindu Seth Medura' for Dependent War Heroes Marks Its First Anniversary

    Ministry of Defence initiated ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’, the wellness resort for life-time care of dependent War Heroes at Attidiya, Dehiwala, turned one year old on May 30, 2012. A series of commemorative programmes to mark the milestone in its life span, got underway Wednesday (30) evening, giving pride of place to an all-night Pirith Chanting, religious rites and rituals. The trailblazer behind the project, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence & Urban Development as the Chief Guest, graced the inauguration of those ceremonies.....