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  • Commander Revisits His Junior School to Open Army-Renovated Playground

    Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army, reminiscent of his primary school days at Udabadalawa Sudarshana Maha Vidyalaya, Kurunegala where the Commander as a teenager, recorded his first win in an athletic event, paid his tribute to the school this morning......
  • Major Muthaliff Remembered

    SUNDAY (31) marked the 4th death anniversary of yet another fallen hero who was brutally assassinated by the LTTE. Lt. Col Tuan Nizam Muthaliff was the former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Military Intelligence Corps. He was an officer with whose guidance and insights, several successful military operations to attack strategic locations of the LTTE were staged. “For him duty always came first, even before his family,” said his wife, Lt. Col. Kumudini Muthaliff Amarasinghe. “He was so focused on winning this war, that even being out of the country for a short period made him feel guilty of not being here to finish it. It was everything he wanted. Hence it certainly is a relief for me too, now that the war is finally over.”

  • SFHQ-KLN Officers' Syndicate Presentation Held

    With the intention of enhancing academic, professional and command standards among officers serving under the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi(SFHQ-KLN), the 4 Battalion Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) conducted their ‘syndicate presentation’ on ‘Political and Social Issues in Sri Lanka’ on Wednesday(8) at the 4 SLNG Battalion Headquarters.
  • SVAB President Keeps to the Pledge, Hands Over House to War Hero

    Keys of the new house constructed for the totally disabled War Hero, Corporal U.J. Nandakumara of 9th Battalion, Gemunu Watch (GW) in his own plot of land in Wanduraba, Galle,   was handed over to him by President Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB) Mrs Manjulika Jayasuriya on Friday (10). The cost of the construction worth at.....

  • New Warrant Officers' Mess Opened in 61 Div Headquarters

    The new Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ mess at 61 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) was opened during a simple ceremony on Thursday (13). Major General Boniface Perera, Security Force Commander - Wanni as the Chief Guest opened the new building in Vavuniya after house warming rites and rituals.

  • LTTE overseas hardliners see KP as a failure

    The following is an interview with an expert on LTTE Affairs and the Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Prof. Rohan Gunaratna. 
    A one time LTTE operative in Colombo, now in detention, in an interview with a newspaper confessed that he received instructions, the funding and motivational feedback from a foreign source. In this context shouldn’t we be more concerned about the LTTE’s declaration of a provisional transnational government? 
    A: The LTTE failed to establish a Government in the North and East of Sri Lanka. As a result of this failure, it is now trying to establish a Government in exile. This too will be a short lived dream. The desire of Prabhakaran to create an imaginary state is still being advocated by those who funded, procured weapons, managed ships and indoctrinated Tamil youth to continue the journey.

  • Secretary Defence Reviews Last Minute National Victory Day Parade Arrangements

    With a view to fine-tuning and reviewing the last-minute arrangements, connected to the National Victory Day parade (May 19), Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development, together with Chief of Defence Staff and tri-service Commanders, IGP  and  Director General (DG) Civil Defence Force, arrived at Galle Face Green Thursday (17) morning.
  • 'Walawe Supercross' Stuns Crowds at Sevanagala

    The 5th ‘Walawe Supercross - 2015’, kicked off  Sunday (13) to a thrilling and exciting start at the Udawalawe Supercross track in Sevanagala, Udawalawe, amidst a huge gathering of spectators, including a host of motor enthusiasts.
  • 'National Thai Pongal Day' Marked in Jaffna with President as Chief Guest

    His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an epoch-making visit to the Jaffna peninsula Monday (17) morning, joined hands together with Hindus in Jaffna to mark the National Thai Pongal Day celebrations. Festivities that began at the Alfred Doraiappa Stadium at the heart of Jaffna town gave pride of place.....

  • Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii Pays Courtesy Call on Commander

    Hony Consul for Sri Lanka in Hawaii, Ms Kusuma Cooray paid a courtesy call on Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army at his office recently. Ms Kusuma Cooray who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka has helped many Sri Lanka’s military officers who are participating in courses and seminars.............