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  • 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.

  • Asgiri-Malwatte Prelates Laud Army's Role in Development

    LIEUTENANT GENERAL Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, on the eve of the Poson Festival paid homage to the sacred Tooth Relic at Kandy and called on both Maha Nayake (prelates) of Asgiriya and Malwatte chapters with the intention of enlightening the prelates on the Army’s role in development projects and.....

  • Signal Troops Salute Chief Signal Officer

    Regimental Headquarters Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC) in accordance with military traditions, recently presented a Guard of Honour to Major General K.R.P Rowel, Chief Signal Officer at the Signal Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda upon his promotion to the rank of Major General.
  • Puthukkudiyiruppu Madya Maha Vidyalaya After De-mining Work Back to Life

    682 Brigade troops soon after the green signal was received from those de-miners in the area conducted a collective Shramadana campaign and renovated all the class rooms in this school which remained hitherto abandoned since de-mining work was on in the area. Brigadier K.P.A Jayasekara, General Officer Commanding, 68 Division who took the initiative in this regard ceremonially opened the school. ...
  • SFHQ-C Troops Conduct 'Bodhi Pooja' on Medin Poya Day

    On a proposal made by Major General A.K.S. Perera, Commander, Security Forces Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), a Bodhi Pooja programme was organized by the troops at the Forward Ordnance Depot (FOD) - Diyatalawa  to invoke blessings on Army personnel serving under the SFHQ-C on Medin Full Moon Poya Day (5) at the SFHQ-C premises.....
  • -œDeyata Kirula-2013- Exhibition Opened; Commander Inspects Army Exhibits Closely

    Just hours before HE the President declares open the 7th ‘Deyata Kirula-2013’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict development project, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army inspected the Army exhibits and related arrangements at Ampara exhibition site Saturday (23) morning.Sri Lanka Army........
  • Uthuru Mituru Programme Set to Reconstruct Northern Railway

    THE reconstruction of the damaged railway stations beyond Vavuniya has been undertaken by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and several other ministers under the government’s ‘Uthuru Mituru’ programme on a request by Transport Minister Dulles Alahapperuma, Commercial Manager of the Sri Lanka Railways (SLR), Vijaya Samarasingha said.The railway track and all 30 stations beyond Vavuniya upto KKS had been totally damaged and the track was not in use for the past 25 years. The SLR had estimated that Rs. 14 billion is needed to run a train up to KKS from Vavuniya, he said.

  • SLLI Veteran Brigadier Benadict Silva (Retd) Passes Away

    The death of another most-admired and illustrious senior officer, Brigadier S Benadict Gabriel De Silva (Retd) of Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI), occurred on Tuesday (27) after a brief illness. Famed for his affable personality and multifaceted social service projects while in service and particularly after retirement, Brigadier De Silva remained a very popular figure in his home town, attracting the goodwill of everyone who knew him. His was a service unparalleled in the SLLI of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF), specially during the crucial stages of the country in 1980s due to political upheavals where he was the District Coordinating Officer for Polonnaruwa, Ampara, and Puttalam in separate time periods.

  • Officer Training Academy in Gaya Welcomes Visiting Army Commander

    Lieutenant General Vijai Sharma, Commandant, Officer Training Academy (OTA) in Gaya, India, together with several OTA senior officers, extended a warm welcome to the Sri Lankan Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on Wednesday (7) when the latter visited the OTA at the invitation of its Commandant. The visiting Sri Lankan military delegation, headed by the Army Chief ....