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  • Private Lorries to Ply on A-9 Highway

    THE Kandy-Jaffna A-9 highway will be opened for the first time in several years. Private traders will be permitted to operate their lorries and other convoys to the Northern peninsula from Thursday, a well-informed Government source said. Up to now only State-owned vehicles were operating services on the A-9 highway transporting food, medicines and other essential items to the North. With this new arrangement, the prices of essential commodities are likely to come down sharply in the North.

  • All Set to Mark 65th National Independence Day


    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetillake, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage on Saturday (2) were on hand in Trincomalee when the second day rehearsals for National Independence Day were held. They all reviewed the parade closely and added certain improvements to the flow of the procession that salutes HE the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.....
  • Jaffna Pays Tribute to Grade 5 Scholarship Recipients

     
    Fifty-four students who performed well in the 2011 Grade 5 scholarship examination  enjoyed a memorable day when their achievements were rewarded during a special ceremony, organized at the Civil Affairs and Public Relations Office in Jaffna on Sunday (02) morning. Following directives given by Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, the Security Forces Headquarters .....
  • Bright Prospects for Defence Students at KDU

    THE General Sir John Kotelawela Defence University (KDU), which is the only Defence University in the country, offers many degree programs to suit Science, Arts and Commerce students. Students who qualify for university admission at the GCE (A/L) examination in Biological Science stream can enter for Medical (MBBS) and Management and Technical Studies (MTS) Degrees.

  • Crab-rearing Project For Ex-Combatants Making Progress

     
    Crab-rearing project jointly implemented by former LTTE combatants and Jaffna troops in Karampan, Kayts as a commercial venture, is fast progressing with the financial blessings of the Northern Province Governor’s Office. Office of the civil affairs in Jaffna with instructions received from Secretary Defence and Commander of the Army, commenced the project three months ago .....
     
  • New Publication Section was Opened at SFHQ-KLN


    The newly-established publication section of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) was declared open by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, SFHQ-KLN on Monday (15). Senior officers, officers and other ranks of the SFHQ-KLN attended the opening ceremony.
     
  • Commander's Directive for Data Networking Further Extended to Army's Material Management Systems


    Expanding the horizons of IT use in the Army further, Directorate of Ordnance Services, the wing responsible for material management, including procurement, store-keeping and stock controlling, entered technologically-advanced automated ordnance material management system, beginning today (9), adding a new chapter in uploading of Army data. The move, designed to achieve higher productivity and introduce advanced IT technology to the organization came about with the blessings of the Commander of the Army........
  • First SFHQ Level Athletic Tournament, 'Eastern Games' Ends with Future Hopes



    The first of its kind at Security Force Headquarters level, the ‘Eastern Games - 2014’, the three-day sports and athletic tournament, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), on a suggestion, proposed by Commander of the Army, ended in a triumphant note at Polonnaruwa Mahaweli Grounds on......
     
  • Northern Resettlement Begins; First Batch of 125 Families to be Resettled Tomorrow

    RESETTLEMENT of people displaced in the North has begun in the Mannar district at the Musali Divisional Secretariat area and the first batch of villagers will come back to their original properties. The first batch of 125 families would be resettled tomorrow (April 30, 2009). The Government has provided funds for the people coming back to their villages to repair and renovate some of the homes that were damaged, Nation Building Ministry Secretary W.K.Kumarasiri told the Daily News yesterday.

  • Mullaittivu Buildings Released to Owners as New Security Establishments Erected; Secretary Defence Highlights Importance of Winning Hearts & Minds of Tamil People

    AS ALL KINDS of buildings, belonging to northern people in areas under Security Forces Headquarters, Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), are now being vested back in legal owners under government’s ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ (Northern Spring) programme, Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and the Inspector General of Police on Monday (21) visited Mullaittivu and took stock of security requirements in the area.