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  • They Pass Out After Learning Tamil

    More than 1018 soldiers who underwent Tamil language training at Bharatipuram Army Advanced Infantry Training School passed out on Tuesday (21) during a simple ceremony. Those other rankers, selected from Divisions, Brigades and Units successfully followed the Tamil Language Course on the instructions of the Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN).

    PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA was honoured by Most Venerable Mahanayakas of Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters conferring the honorary title “VISHVA KEERTHI SRI THRI SINHALADHEESHWARA” (The highest-ever honorary title in the Buddhist tradition) this afternoon at the historic Kandy “Magul Maduwa” (Royal Auditorium) in a magnificent royal ceremony. Secretary Defence Mr.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera, Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka...

  • Army Organized Students' 3rd 'Reading Camp' Held in Jaffna

    The third round of the ‘Reading Camp’, organized by 55 Division Headquarters at Vettalakerni, Jaffna got under way at Udaththurai Maha Vidyalaya for two consecutive days (Nov 19 & 20) with the participation of about 125 students of 13 schools in the district. This novel ‘Reading Camp’ project, being implemented in the 55 Division area.....
  • U.S. Judge Lets Suit Proceed Against Alleged Fundraisers for Tamil Tigers

    A lawsuit accusing a Wall Street hedge fund manager and his father of using a charitable foundation to funnel millions of dollars to the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan terrorist group, can go forward, a federal judge in New Jersey says. The suit, filed under the Alien Tort Claims Act, concerns the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), a non-profit that the U.S. Treasury Department shut down in 2007 for allegedly bankrolling the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (aka Tamil Tigers), which the U.S. classified as a foreign terrorist organization in......

  • President Inaugurates 'Deyata Kirula - 2014' Exhibition at Kuliyapitiya

    HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the conceptual architect of the ‘Deyata Kirula’ mega development exhibition that mirrors Sri Lanka’s post-conflict rejuvenation, ceremonially opened the 8th ‘Deyata Kirula - 2014’ at Kuliyapitiya Friday (21) evening, amidst a sea of heads, eagerly awaiting to visit the site exhibits. First Lady Ms. Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, Senior Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Additional Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Secretaries, District Secretaries, Tri-service Commanders......

  • Japanese Embassy Defence Attaché in Mullaittivu

    Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Captain Mototsugn Shigakawa during a visit to the North, called at the office of the Security Force Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on Sunday (8). Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT gave a briefing on the current roles and tasks of the SFHQ-MLT 4ato the visiting envoy.    

  • Old Dharmasokians Appreciate Commander's Role

    PAST Pupils' Association in Ambalangoda Dharmasoka College paid their tribute to General Sarath Fonseka, Commander of the Army, himself a distinguished and an outstanding old product of the college for his contribution to the successful elimination of the LTTE terrorism that lasted for over 30 years.

  • Wishing You a Wonderful New Year

    Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, all Officers and soldiers in the Sri Lanka Army wish all our readers a very happy and prosperous New Year 2011.

  • More Army Personnel Qualify in Computer Technology

    A group of 40 woman soldiers, along with fellow soldiers after successful completion of the Computer Course, conducted by Orient Academy (Pvt) Ltd as the second phase of the training programme, received their merit certificates during a brief ceremony on Sunday (17). The course, initiated by Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi with the intention of improving computer knowledge....
  • 'A fitting Symbol of a Nation's Gratitude' ; Message from Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

    The opening of the new state of art military hospital in Narahenpita today by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa is another landmark in the continuing saga of updating facilities for war heroes who emancipated our people from the clutches of terrorism. Therefore I take great pleasure in contributing this message to the Daily News supplement being issued to mark the occasion.