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  • More cultivable lands in Jaffna released after de-mining

    One more large stretch of the agricultural land hitherto remained abandoned in Thanankilappu area in Jaffna because of imminent danger posed by unearthed landmines turned arable once again after it was cleared of mines by the Engineers Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.
  • Sinha Regiment heroes remembered

    WAR HEROES of the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) who made the supreme sacrifice and also those who went missing during their sacred mission to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their Motherland were remembered on Sunday (23) at a glittering ceremony held at Ambepussa SLSR Regimental Headquarters (RHQ).

    The funeral of slain Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Meedin of Military Intelligence Corps, posthumously promoted to the rank of Colonel, took place Sunday (30) afternoon itself at the Makola Islamic burial ground in accordance with Islamic religious rites amidst a large gathering.
  • Last Haiti bound batch bids adieu

    The last batch of the Haiti bound UN peacekeepers of the Sri Lanka Army, amidst greetings from the Commander of the Army, their Senior Officers and their next of kin left Sri Lanka on Sunday (31) evening to take over UN peacekeeping duties.
  • Explosives, Smoke Bombs &; Detonators Emerge in Colombo

    COLOMBO: FOLLOWING INFORMATION received from vigilant civilians, Army troops on foot patrol in the general area of LAKE HOUSE roundabout in COLOMBO found an unattended bag containing explosives and other accessories from the inside of a shop this morning (3) around 9.30 a.m.
  • Jaffna Troops Recover Suicide Jackets &; Weapons

    JAFFNA: TROOPS serving JAFFNA peninsula, in another major breakthrough in their search for terrorist arms and ammunition this evening (3) recovered a large stock of arms and ammunition including suicide jackets.
  • Kilaly FDL Threat Neutralized Beating Terrorists

    JAFFNA: A PRE-DAWN ATTEMPT by Tiger terrorists to breach the Forward Defence Lines (FDLs) in KILALY, JAFFNA was effectively resisted by valiant troops Wednesday (3) morning at about 6.00 a.m.
  • \'Navodya\' Team Attends to Jaffna Social Development

    PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTORATE of Social development keen regarding Social Development work in Jaffna peninsula dispatched a team of medical representatives comprising consultants and doctors, engaged in island-wide social development work. Sri Lanka Institute of Standards- \'Navodya\'- organizing this service conducted public medical campaigns and consultation sessions recently in different locations in the peninsula.
  • ICRC with LTTE Dead Cadre Enters Un-cleared Areas

    VAVUNIYA: THE REMAINS of an LTTE woman cadre killed in confrontations, close to KALMADU Forward Defence Line (FDL) in VAVUNIYA was taken away by International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) this morning (3) after the dead body was handed over to the VAVUNIYA hospital by troops.