TRINCOMALEE: AS thousand of trapped civilians are continuing to find their way to Security Forces-held areas for safety across the lagoon, some more have resorted to escape using risky seas. They left PUTHUMATTALAN crossing the lagoon and reached the Naval troops in PULMODDAI this afternoon (22). The group included thirty three girls, thirty two boys, ninety one women and seventy eight men on eleven boats.
The newly-appointed 23 Division General Officer Commanding (GOC) Brigadier D.D.U.K Hettiarachchi recently assumed duties during a brief ceremony at the 23 Division Headquarters, Poonani of the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E). ‘Seth Pirith’ chanting of the Maha Sangha invoked blessings on the new office as he placed his signature for a formal document, signifying the acceptance of his duties.
FOLLOWING a series of intensive and wide-ranging discussions with diverse stakeholders, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights has developed a National Framework Proposal to reintegrate ex-combatants into civilian life.The National Framework Proposal on the Reintegration of Ex-combatants into Civilian Life in Sri Lanka will be presented today for validation at a workshop convened by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights, a ministry release said yesterday.
Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army during his visit to Kalkudah for the opening of the new ‘Laya Waves’ Hotel, took time off on Monday (5) to meet a cross section of the retired Army personnel, now resident in Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Polonnaruwa districts in the East. During his interactive meeting at Manampitiya ‘Prathibha’ hall.........
Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army on Monday (20) arrived in Kuliyapitiya with the intention of inspecting how Army arrangements are in progress as regards the forthcoming ‘Deyata Kirula-2014’ mega exhibition. Sri Lanka Army, as is the practice in previous years, is to put up more than 22 exhibition stalls in the Kuliyapitiya Technical School ground, allotted solely to the Army by the organizers of the mega exhibition. The Army exhibits have remained huge crowd-pullers in the past few years.