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  • The Man Who Destroyed Eealam

    PRABAKARAN had everything. Territory. A committed rank and file. Lethal weaponry. International support and friends in the West. SHYAM TEKWANI tracks the alarming rise and astonishing fall of a man caught between escape and death. Excerpts of an article from Tehelka web publication.MORE VIVIDLY THAN anything that came afterwards in the Sri Lanka war, I remember his first handshake. The hand was soft, the grip delicate and limp. On that occasion in Madras, as he contentedly claimed credit for.....

  • To Suit Future International Standards, The SLMA Should Be Upgraded - Commander


    The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya currently in Diyatalawa undertook a tour at Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) premises on Monday (31) morning with the intention of exploring possibilities for further expanding and constructing the new SLMA wings to match with high international standards.
     
  • LTTE Warlike Items Found from Mullayavalai & Visuamadu

    MULLAITTIVU: DURING search and clear operations conducted in the general areas in the north of MULLAYAVALAI and VISUAMADU on Wednesday (15) troops recovered a trail of a 130 mm artillery gun, two  I-com sets, one heavy weapon barrel, twenty seven hand grenades, eight Arul bombs and seven Rocket Propeller Grenades (RPG) .   

  • New Secretary Defence Assumes Office in Simple Ceremony



    Mr B.M.U.D Basnayake, the former Secretary to Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, assumed office as the new Secretary of Defence, Ministry of Defence Sunday (11) morning during a simple ceremony, attended by additional secretaries, tri-service commanders, invitees and a host of administrative service officials and service officers.
     
  • -œWe Changed Society's Attitudes on War Heroes- - President Mahinda Rajapaksa


    HIS EXCELLENCY, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his address to the opening ceremony at Defence Services College, Colombo 02 told the gathering that he was exceptionally pleased to have been able to change common attitudes of the public about War Heroes by establishing great institutes like these for the benefit of Ranaviru children. “I recall the memories regarding the poor plight of our War Heroes at that period of time in our society where many people did not have a positive attitude or confidence towards children of War Hero families and we were effectively able to change all of them for the sake of those siblings.
  • SFHQ-C New Regional Accounts Office Now in Operation


    The new regional accounts office for the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C) was declared opened by Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, SFHQ-C on Wednesday (22). Through establishment of this new office, all accounting and auditing requirements of the SFHQ-C, including payment of salaries are decentralized, facilitating all Army wings to acquire relevant services from one particular spot with less inconvenience.
  • Trincomalee's First Time Achievers In A/L Rewarded & Varied Humanitarian Projects Launched

     
    Scores of students, civilians and the disabled during a mammoth event, organized by the Army for promotion of goodwill, harmony and reconciliation among all three major ethnicities in Trincomalee, received accolades, incentives and varied forms of humanitarian assistance on Saturday (28). The occasion at Trincomalee Vivekananda Vidyalaya auditorium assumed greater significance with the participation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest.....
     
  • 200 Civil Volleyball Clubs & Elle Training Camps Promote Sports in Wanni


    Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ - W) – organized volleyball tournament among clubs in the civil sector got underway recently at Vavuniya Gamini Vidyalaya grounds. The Inter- Club Volleyball Tournament was joined by 200 sports clubs in all divisions of the SFHQ-W at the invitation of the troops serving there......