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    Photos taken immediately after as well as evidence given by civilians in and around Inuvil, Jaffna where an accidental discharge of the weapon of an Army soldier caused death to a barber on 04th August 2005 around 1.30 p.m. confirm that the unfortunate bullet round had misfired not from inside the saloon but from the outside of the saloon building.

    Remains of the late Superintended of Police (SP) Mr. W. D CHARLES WIJEWARDENE, who was brutally hacked to death by LTTE incited mobs in PALAVODAI, JAFFNA after accidental discharge of a soldier's weapon killed a barber inside a public saloon, were flown to KURUNEGALA Hospital late night on Thursday (04) for post-mortem and subsequent funeral arrangements.
  • One more Human Rights course gets under way

    The Sri Lanka Army's sixteen-day long sixth Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Instructor Course on Human Rights (HR) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), organized in collaboration with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and Institute of Human Rights commenced Wednesday (3) at Panagoda, Army Cantonment.
  • Press Release (04/19) Army Headquarters -“ 06 August 2004 at 1600 hrs

    Police and troops, manning the Entry/Exit point at MADHU Road junction hereby wish to inform the general public that following documents related to vehicles of the pilgrims proceeding to the MADHU church are to be examined at this roadblock during the forthcoming MADHU Church festival.
  • Soldier finds projector of the former Director

    Media did it well this time. Former Director, Planning and Plan Implementation at Jaffna Divisional Secretariat Mr. C. Mahalingam on his way across the Muhamalai Entry/Exit point left behind his two-lakh worth multi-media projector by mistake on 31st July 2004 but went home to repent for his absent-mindedness. With no trace of a hope, he deliberately forgot about it and moved about as usual.
  • US General visits Jaffna

    Commander, United States Marine Forces Pacific, Lieutenant General Wallace C. Gregson who is in the island on a friendly visit, made a trip down to Jaffna yesterday ( 05) morning with four other US military officers.
  • Special Police Team Finds Suicide Belt &; Hand Grenade

    VAVUNIYA: A SPECIAL POLICE team from TRINCOMALEE acting on information given by some civilians made their way to NAGAILUPPUKULAM in VAVUNIYA late Sunday (3) evening and uncovered an LTTE suicide belt, one hand grenade, two 9-V batteries and two detonator cords.
  • SAARC Leaders Condemn Terrorism

    TERRORISM FEATURED prominently in the addresses of the SAARC leaders at the inauguration of the 15th SAARC Summit. They were united in condemnation of terrorism and warning of the threat it posed to development of the region.