Sri Lanka Army

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  • Leading Terrorist Leader among the Killed?

    COLOMBO: LATEST REPORTS that reached COLOMBO this morning( 6) in the aftermath of a series of LTTE military set backs in the past 48 hours confirmed one of the leading Tiger leaders, CHARLES of the LTTE Intelligence Wing has died in the clashes.
  • Latest Fights in Mannar Kill Twenty Tiger Terrorists

    MANNAR: AT LEAST TEN TIGER TERRORISTS were reported killed and a large number of other LTTE cadres were injured when troops stormed LTTE bunker line at PARAPPAKANDAL, MANNAR this morning (5) at about 9.00 a.m.
  • Troops Kill Two More Terrorists

    JAFFNA: TROOPS STORMING the LTTE Defence line in MUHAMALE Friday (4) killed two terrorists and injured several others after a successful small arms attack at about 5.10 a.m.
  • Army Band to Perform in Qatar

    THE SRI LANKAN Army Band will be in Doha for the first time to take part in cultural shows being organised by the Sri Lankan embassy in Doha to mark Sri Lanka\'s Independence Day celebrations next month.
  • Commander's office flatly rejects purported statements in Website

    COMMANDER OF THE SRI LANKA ARMY, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka categorically denies having spoken or given any interview to a Website, called “Eelamnation.com,” in which Lt General Fonseka was directly quoted for a number of wrongly and maliciously construed utterances, said to have been made to this particular Website by the Commander himself. The Office of the Army Commander rejects and denies having made all those statements attributed to the Commander in that report outright and believes the story in question, dated 3rd January 2006 is a reflection of another example of anti-Army propaganda mill, rich with malicious, fabricated, baseless and untrue accounts of the ground realities. It was crystal clear that this particular story too has been planted as another part of the ongoing anti-Army disinformation mill.
  • More graduates pass out from ACSC

    THE ARMY COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE (ACSC) at Batalanda, one of the most prestigious and highest seats of military learning on Thursday (05) gave away laurels for a new batch of graduates during a ceremonial convocation at BMICH, dignified by a gathering of distinguished guests, none other than the Secretary Defence himself, Chief of Defence Staff and all three Service Commanders.

    Chief of Defence Staff Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda were in Jaffna during the weekend in order to take stock of gravity of the tsunami disaster in the peninsula and ensure speedy remedial measures.

    Sixty five aircraft carrying immediate relief and medical supplies from the four corners of the earth have so far turned up at Bandarnaike International Airport, Colombo after tsunami tidal waves struck the coastal belt of Sri Lanka on 26th December 2004.
  • LTTE Mortar Attack Injures Four Civilians Including Two Children

    VAVUNIYA, MANNAR & BATTICALOA: FURIOUS LTTE terrorists after losing many of their cadres to the Army in WANNI confrontations past several days, Thursday (3) ran amok in MANNAR an attack on innocent villagers in ILLANDAMODDAI with mortars and injured four of them around 11.25a.m.