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  • LTTE Terrorists Threaten Doctors

    AMPARA: TWO ARMED LTTE TERRORISTS at about 3.30 - 4.00 a.m. on Tuesday (20) held a pistol to the head of one of the two doctors who were Sinhalese working at the THIRUKKOVIL hospital and threatened to kill them unless they left the hospital immediately. The SLMM was informed. Muslim Grama Niladhari Shot By LTTE AMPARA: GRAMA NILADHARI MOHIDEEN BAWA NURDEEN attached to the SAMANTHURAI Police was abducted from his house at No. 2, MOHIDEEN Mawatha, KALATCHCHAL at about 8.00 p.m. on Monday (19) by a LTTE terrorist armed with a T-56. He was later shot about 50 yards away from his home. Investigations are proceeding.
  • Sinha Soldiers' Commitment Lauded

    SECRETARY DEFENCE MR. GOTABHAYA RAJAPAKSA, on an invitation extended to him by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka, paid a visit to the Regimental Headquarters of Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment at Ambepussa Friday (01).
  • Human rights, now a key subject in the Army

    The ninth Officer Instructor course on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (IHL & HR), initiated by the Army's Directorate of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law for members of the Armed Forces began at Panagoda Army Cantonment on Tuesday (31) morning attended by a host of distinguished guests.
  • Peace Secretariat Chief on visit to Jaffna

    Mr Jayantha Dhanapala, Secretary General, Secretariat for Co-ordinating Peace Process (SCOPP), who is held in high esteem at international diplomatic relations, visited Jaffna peninsula, Monday, August 09 in order to meet religious dignitaries, Government Officials, Chiefs of the Security Forces and a representative gathering of public and non-governmental agencies.

    Photos taken immediately after as well as evidence given by civilians in and around Inuvil, Jaffna where an accidental discharge of the weapon of an Army soldier caused death to a barber on 04th August 2005 around 1.30 p.m. confirm that the unfortunate bullet round had misfired not from inside the saloon but from the outside of the saloon building.