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  • President Rajapaksa Visits Army Stall at 'Deyata Kirula' Exhibition

    President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the second day (February 5) of the 6th 'Deyata Kirula' exhibition at Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura after opening the day to the public visited the stalls, put up by tri-services.  Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army greeted the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his entering the Army stall, replete with a host of Army equipment, ordnance and other exhibits.
  • Jaffna Commander Enlightens OCHA Head on Army Roles

    The visiting Head of the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Ms Agnes Asekenye Oonyu on Tuesday (21) during a meeting with Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Security Force Commander - Jaffna at Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), received an update on various roles and tasks, being carried out by Army troops in the peninsula as at present.
  • First 'Elle' Tournament in Jaffna Ends in Impressive Manner

    The first of its model, ‘Elle Carnival’ with 28 island-wide Elle teams of reputation, including woman teams after a mammoth showdown in their tournament at Jaffna Duraiappa Stadium, ended with an impressive note amidst a large gathering on Sunday (6).
  • President Rajapaksa Inaugurates War Hero Month; First War Hero Flag Pinned

    Commencing the formal War Heroes’ Commemoration (Ranaviru) month, the symbolic Ranaviru flag was presented to HE, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday (30) morning during a brief ceremony at Temple Trees. Mrs. Padma Wettewa, Chairperson Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) pinned the first flag and formally commenced the month-long commemorative ceremonies, comprised of launch of many welfare programmes at provincial levels......
  • IDP resettlement: Malaysian delegation impressed with progress

    A GROUP of Malaysians of Tamil origin who visited IDP camps, expressed their confidence that the remaining displaced families would be resettled within two or three months, the latest by January 2010. The twelve member delegation representing the Federation of Malaysian-Sri Lankan Organizations (FOMSO) visited welfare centres in Vavuniya including Camp Zero and Camp Two where they met and spoke to over hundred IDPs. Speaking to the press on Wednesday at the Cinnamon Grand, the delegation disclosed that the main requests of the IDPs were those for firewood, vegetables and tarpaulin, while they also yearned for the authorities to allow them to return home.

  • Holy Family Convent Students Share Goodwill with Vakarai Students

    Under the Foster School Assistance Project of the Bambalapitiya-based Holy Family Convent, 233 Brigade troops under 23 Division recently organized a combined sports meet for students at Kandaladi Primary School in Vakarai with the cooperation of school authorities. Sister Principal, teachers and a groups of students of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya joined.......
  • Commander in Wanni Inspects Army Construction Works

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Thursday (4) toured several areas in the Wanni in order to see for himself the series of construction works that had been under taken by the Army in Vedithalathivu, Nandimithragama, Padaviya and.........
  • Saving Civilians from Tigers and Crocodile Tears

    THE last week has seen what amount to pleas to save the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam reach hysterical levels. Whilst much of this was couched initially in language suggesting concern not for the Tigers, but for the civilians trapped by the Tigers, gradually the mask slipped, and the true colours of the interventionists showed themselves. The picture became clear when the Sri Lankan Government granted a humanitarian pause which had been argued for on the grounds that this was essential for the captive civilians to escape.

  • Prof Coker Makes His Presentation on 'Power Politics & Security Narratives'

    Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics making his presentation to the ongoing ‘Defence Seminar’ sessions on the ‘Nature of Emerging Global Threats and Impact on National Security’ told the gathering that ‘power politics and security narratives’ in the world theatre have made dramatic changes and the scenario has set new priorities.