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  • President Tells Forbes Magazine: No Peace Without Development

    WITHOUT development, there won’t be peace; we must develop the economy, I don’t want to just be the liberator, I want to be the leader who brings permanent peace and development to this country and reconciliation with Tamil communities in the North and the East, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in an interview with the Forbes Magazine. “The war is over,” he said. “Now we have no excuses. We have to start working and develop this country.” “I am a President for the whole nation. I divide people not as Sinhalese or Tamils or Muslims or Burghers. I divide them into people who love the country and people who do not,” the President said. He said he speaks Tamil when he wants to, as he can approach them more closely by speaking to them in their own language.

  • Wanni Troops Celebrate Christmas

    Carols and a musical night, organized by the troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), on account of Christmas festival, were held at their auditorium on Tuesday (23). In the meantime, Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W distributed special gift parcels among underprivileged families in the area with the objective of sharing.......
  • Army's Own Quarry to Supply Metal for Ongoing Development Projects

    Adding a new dimension to the multifarious development roles, now being pursued island-wide, the Army on Thursday (27) inaugurated another giant quarry project at Hambantota with the objective of supplying slate metal for construction purposes in the South and elsewhere. The first of its kind and magnitude saw its birth, subsequent to an observation, made by the Commander of the Army, during a recent visit to the area and found that non-availability of an own quarry for the Army poses many snags, related to ongoing construction....


  • Defence Makes A Submission to Court

    The Court Martial – 2 probing charges against G.S.C. Fonseka resumed its sittings Thursday (26) at 3.00 p.m. as scheduled. Defence Counsel made a submission to the Court that Defence would be calling up witnesses when the Court resumes its sittings on Friday (August 27th) at 3.00 p.m.  

  • Tiger Suicide Bomber Misses His Intended Target but Blows Himself Up

    VAVUNIYA: AN ATTEMPT by a suicidal Tiger bomber to harm Security Forces failed to come through in the general area of VARIKOTTORUWA, VAVUNIYA. This afternoon (28) at about 2.00 p.m. but the terrorist had to lay his life since the soldiers kept away from going closer to him. Army troops on information received by them conducted a cordon and search operation in the general area of VARIKOTTORUWA. While the search was on soldiers observed two men and they suddenly started running on seeing the troops. The troops on suspicion pursued them and ordered to stop for search. Since they did not heed the call, troops had to open fire at them. One of those fleeing suspects, following injury.....

  • One More Disable SLAC War Hero Gifted With an SVAB Built New House

    The Seva Vanitha Army Branch (SVAB), whole-heartedly dedicated for construction of houses for disable War Heroes with the support of various donors and Regimental Seva Vanitha Units, completed one more project by building another new house to a disable Sri Lanka Armoured Corps (8 SLAC) War Hero in Loggaloya-Madaoya..............
  • Norway's New Ambassador Calls on Kilinochchi Commander

    Sri Lanka-based Ambassador for Norway Ms Grepe Lochen during a formal tour to the area visited the Security Forces Headquarters – Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Thursday (13) and met Major General Udaya Perera, Commander, SFHQ-KLN. The visiting ambassador received a briefing on the Army’s current development roles and steps taken for promotion of reconciliatory moves in the area.
  • Army 'Searchlight Tattoo' Rehearsals Now On at Anuradhapura

    The countdown to Anuradhapura’s most thrilling spectacle, ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ of the Army, the forerunner to the Army’s 62rd anniversary celebrations has begun with rehearsals, now on at the Anuradhapura Public Ground. The Army ‘Searchlight Tattoo’ that highlights heroism, gallantry, acrobatics and an assortment of undisputed....
  • Commander Delivers Opening Address at OCDC Seminar

    The bi-annual Seminar of the Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) at Buttala, themed on “Evolution of war fighting and Adaptability of Armed Forces” was held at OCDC Auditorium on Monday (17) morning. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army as the Chief Guest at the inauguration of the seminar session was welcomed by Brigadier A.W.M.P.R. Seneviratne, Commandant, OCDC.