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  • India's External Affairs Minister Salutes Memory of Late IPKF War Heroes

    India’s External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj, currently in Sri Lanka for review of preparations for the Indian Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka, paid her respect to the memorial of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) at Battaramulla Saturday (7) morning in a solemn ceremony. The visiting India’s External Affairs Minister upon arrival at the location was welcomed by Major General Prasad Samarasinghe, Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters.
  • D Aide Probed For LTTE Links In India

    Mumbai’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) is questioning a key member of Dawood Ibrahim gang for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to supply arms for terror activities in India. ATS has sought a fresh remand for D-Company top lieutenant Mirza Mohiddin Baig, currently under Crime Branch’s custody, to question him in connection with terror links in India. Additional Director General of Police, Rakesh Maria, confirmed to MiD DAY that Baig is being interrogated for terror links in India. He refused to give further details.

  • No More Security Clearance Needed for Colombo Bound Jaffna Passengers

    CIVILIANS in the Jaffna peninsula proceeding to the South (Colombo) are not required to receive security clearance from the Security Forces for their travel any longer on public buses, it was announced today (18th November 2009). Passengers on production of their National Identity Cards (NIC) or Sri Lankan passports, as is the practice in the rest of the island could travel on those public buses that have been provided with immediate effect.

  • Friendship of Japan-Sri Lanka Friendship Assn. with the Army Renewed Once Again

    The Japan - Sri Lanka Friendship Association (JSFA), endorsing its wholehearted support to the Sri Lanka Army once again, donated an ambulance and a fire engine during a brief ceremony at Army Headquarters on Monday (23). The JSFA, presided by Dr Lal Thilakarathne with the generous support of the Japanese philanthropists and members of Japanese Lions Clubs, has been in the practice of providing many such emergency vehicles and equipment to the Army....

  • Second Phase at Keppapulavu Housing Scheme Commenced

    The ceremonial handover of 50 Army built new houses at Keppapulavu Housing Scheme in Mullaittivu for resettled people and the inauguration of the construction of 115 more houses under the second phase of the project commenced on Saturday (16) during a brief ceremony. Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) on the directions given by the Commander of the Army, completed the construction of 40 new houses within three months....
  • Commander Inspects Proposed Second Wellness Resort Site For Southern War Heroes

    The second state of the art, ‘Abimansala’- type wellness resort for dependent Army War Heroes is to come up shortly at Wilpita, Kamburupitiya, thanks to the cooperation, extended by His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Army in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. 
  • Children Recruited by LTTE Surrender, Reveal Horror Stories

    THOUSANDS of children recruited by the LTTE have surrendered. Forcefully recruited by the terrorists, the children and survivors recount horrific tales of the LTTE’s brutalities. One of the child soldiers who surrendered, Sasi Kanakariga Pillai says; “We used to go to school, but were always in hiding. If the LTTE found out that we were at home they would catch us. They would give some training and deploy us as LTTE fighters.” LTTE forcefully recruited thousands of children like Sasi to bolster its strength.

  • 46th Chief of Staff Assumes Office

    The 46th  Chief of Staff  of the Sri Lanka Army Major General N.A.J.C Dias WWV RWP RSP USP ndc, assumed duties on Friday (15) morning in a simple ceremony at the Army Headquarters. A brief religious ceremony invoked blessings on the new appointment before Major General Dias formally signed a document to signify the acceptance of the new office as the clock struck 8.43 a.m. this morning (15). 
  • Disable VIR War Hero Offered House

    A WAR HERO, sustained injuries in Welioya and became totally blind while engaged in operations against LTTE terrorists was donated a new house, built at a cost of Rs. 710,000.00 recently in Habaragala Ella, Gampola. This new house built using donations offered by Mr. Lasith Ranathunga and his friends at Dubai based Emirates Bank International was handed over to the War Hero, Sergeant B.M.A.C Bandara of 9th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) at the auspicious time. The Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Seva Vanitha Unit coordinated this noble deed.