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  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of the world’s oldest gun as a souvenir of goodwill, excellent relations and close cooperation that exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • TNA MP With Tiger Links Detained

    THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducting investigations into LTTE activities, yesterday (22) produced Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Sathasivam Kanagaratnam before the Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Nisantha Hapuarachchi and said the MP is alleged to have violated the Emergency Regulations and assisted the LTTE. Kanagaratnam was arrested by the CID while he was with the people who came from the uncleared areas. He was trapped in Mullaitivu for several months. The CID has commenced an investigation against the MP who is alleged to have been involved with LTTE terrorist activities under the detention orders issued on May 21 by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

  • Commander Completes His 'Farewell' Meetings Thanking Everyone

    Ending the series of formal ‘farewell’ visits before he assumes the new appointment shortly as Chief of Defence Staff, the Commander of the Army, General Jagath Jayasuriya Friday (12) morning went to the Security Force Headquarters  Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and met a representative gathering of troops serving there......

  • Unmatched Roles of War Heroes Held in Esteem Providing Technically Devised New Three-Wheelers

    The unmatched and priceless commitment of tri-service War Heroes who had sacrificed their legs and limbs in defence of the motherland while fighting separatist terrorists were held in high esteem and their contribution revered once again when the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) jointly provided one more consignment of 180 specially devised three-wheelers to War Heroes during a ceremony at MoD grounds Friday (18) morning.
  • Maldives Defence Chief One Among the First to Arrive for Defence Seminar

    Maldives’ Chief of Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam ndc psc of National Defence Force was one among top military delegates who arrived in Sri Lanka to attend the Defence Seminar - 2014 beginning on Monday (18). The visiting Chief of Defence Force after attending Defence Seminar sessions is expected to call on Commander of the Army, Commander of the Air Force and top senior officers after he graces ‘Para Games  - 2014’ on August 20 at Sugathadasa Stadium.   
  • New 61 Division GOC Assumes Duties

    Brigadier S.H.F.P. Perera, assumed duties as the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 61 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) during a simple ceremony on Wednesday (5) at the 61 Divisional Headquarters, Wennankulam. In accordance with military traditions, Brigadier Perera reviewed the Guard Turnout on arrival at the premises after he was welcomed by senior officers of the 61 Division.

  • All Set For Demining - Senior Presidential Advisor: No Deliberate Delay in Resettlement

    SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR Basil Rajapaksa MP who is also the Chairman of the Uthuru Vasanthaya program yesterday reiterated that the full machinery was now in place to speed up the de-mining in the North to resettle the displaced civilians as it is a prerequisite for the resettlement of the displaced civilians safely. He refuted allegations by the Opposition that the Government was deliberately delaying the resettlement of IDPs saying that the delay was only to ensure that the land is safe for resettlement through an intense de-mining operation.

  • Europeans & Their Tribes

    THE tenth session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva has come to a close without the anticipated assault on the Sri Lankan state. This has been on the cards for quite some time, beginning with the motion against Sri Lanka that had been put forward three years ago. Fortunately some concerted diplomatic action, involving regular briefings of all states who were genuinely interested in the country, saw that motion scratched in 2007, and since then there was much less pressure.

  • Army Establishes Its New Directorate for Agriculture and Livestock

    The Army, attaching equal importance to the government’s ongoing national campaign for self-sufficiency in essential vegetables, dairy products and grain varieties, established a separate Directorate for Agriculture and Livestock within the establishment. The new Directorate, established on......

  • Brigadier Rajaguru Assumes Office as 31st SLMA Commandant

    Brigadier R.W.W.A.D.B Rajaguru has been appointed as the 31st Commandant of the Army’s premier seat of learning, Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa. A Guard Turnout and a Guard of Honour, in conformity with military traditions, saluted the new Commandant, Brigadier Rajaguru upon his arrival at the SLMA premises on Tuesday (7) for assumption of office as the Commandant.