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  • Govt to Sign Agreements With Indian, Chinese Companies: Northern Railway Line Reconstruction Expedited

    THE GOVERNMENT will sign agreements with an Indian and a Chinese company to reconstruct the Northern railway line from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai next week.The Indian company IRCON will construct the railway line from Omanthai to Pallai while China Railway Number Five Group will undertake the construction of the railway line from Pallai Kankensanthurai, Sri Lanka Railway’s General Manager P.P. Wijesekara told the Daily News. 

  • 683 Brigade Troops Effect Manifold Community Projects

    Army troops serving the 683 Brigade under 68 Division, Mullaittivu recently effected a string of community-oriented services for the benefit of newly resettled civilians and students in Walluvarpuram and Theravil villages. During a special ceremony at Theravil Tamil School premises, 15 students of those resettled families....

  • Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa & Veteran War Heroes Remembered


    Today is the 20th death anniversary of late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, one of the finest War Heroes in our contemporary history. Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa along with several other military leaders made the supreme sacrifice when LTTE terrorists activated a blast against their vehicle on 8th August 1992. Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa whose leadership and command brought about many victories.....
  • Troops in the East Engage in More Welfare Activities

    TROOPS in the East, engaged in welfare works for the benefit of people that come under their command continue to help the needy.  In one such project, the troops of 231 Brigade rehabilitated and repaired an abandoned water supply system including the water pump and a large water tank with a capacity of 12,000 lt built at Sri Dutugemunu Temple, Singhapura. The renovated water supply scheme which can provide drinking water to 41 families in Singhapura was ceremonially opened on 29th January evening with the participation of Lieutenant Colonel.....

  • 563 Brigade Conducts Medical Clinics


    More than 2150 civilians got free medical assistance from Army-organized medical clinics, conducted at Bogaswewa village and Agrabodhi Maha Vidyalaya, Kokeliya, Vavuniya. 56 Division under Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) with the cooperation of the organization ‘Jayagrahanaya’ Sri Lanka arranged these series during Sunday (21) and Monday......
     
  • History Repeating Itself?

    I AM no historian. Only an ordinary reader with a penchant for history. Like millions of other Sri Lankans I was avidly following the humanitarian mission launched by the armed forces to rescue the innocent Tamil people from the clutches of the bestial L.T.T.E and clear the north from this evil. Military experts attribute this magnificent victory to many factors like, astute leadership both political and military, singleness of purpose, excellent morale and dedication of the soldiers, perfect coordination of the tasks between the three forces, technical superiority over the enemy etc. But among all these factors military strategists single out one strategy that the armed forces adopted which has contributed substantially to this victory. That is the encirclement of the enemy by many divisions (53, 55, 58, 59 divisions....

  • 42 Officers Receives BSW Badges


    42 officers who successfully completed The Battalion Support Weapon (BSW) course No.66 at the Infantry Training Center (ITC), Minneriya received badges during a ceremony held on Saturday at the ITC auditorium  from Brigadier L.A.N.S Wanigasinghe, Commandant, ITC and Lieutenant Colonel H.P.I Perera, Commanding Officer.


  • Over Rs 2.5b Since May 2009 on Rehabilitation of Former Combatants

    Since May 2009, the government has spent more than Rs. 2.5 billion for the rehabilitation of former LTTE cadres, the Rehabilitation Commissioner, Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe said. “More than 8,000 former rehabilitated LTTE members have been reintegrated into society during the period and plans are afoot to reintegrate another 150 rehabilitated former LTTE cadres into society, next Friday,” he added.

  • 54 Division Soldiers Offer Assistance to Overcome Family Loss


    Army soldiers serving the 541 Brigade under 54 Division in Mannar swiftly responded to the occasion and offered their maximum support to relieve a bereaved family of their deep sorrow in Viddathalativu, Mannar. The untimely death of the one and......