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  • President Wants a Solution from People

    PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapaksa highlighted his determination to re-settle “as soon as possible” the close to 300,000 Tamil civilians displaced by the conflict with the LTTE. In an interview with The Hindu in Colombo, he laid out his road map of what needed to be put in place to ensure the safety and meet the basic needs of those who are to be sent back to their villages. He also sketched his vision of reconciliation and development, which emphasized that in post-conflict Sri Lanka there was no place for “racism” and anything that “creates a disturbance among our three communities...Sinhala, Tamil, or Muslim.”

  • Govt to Sign Agreements With Indian, Chinese Companies: Northern Railway Line Reconstruction Expedited

    THE GOVERNMENT will sign agreements with an Indian and a Chinese company to reconstruct the Northern railway line from Omanthai to Kankesanthurai next week.The Indian company IRCON will construct the railway line from Omanthai to Pallai while China Railway Number Five Group will undertake the construction of the railway line from Pallai Kankensanthurai, Sri Lanka Railway’s General Manager P.P. Wijesekara told the Daily News. 


    PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA was honoured by Most Venerable Mahanayakas of Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters conferring the honorary title “VISHVA KEERTHI SRI THRI SINHALADHEESHWARA” (The highest-ever honorary title in the Buddhist tradition) this afternoon at the historic Kandy “Magul Maduwa” (Royal Auditorium) in a magnificent royal ceremony. Secretary Defence Mr.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Donald Perera, Commander of the Army General Sarath Fonseka...

  • Kids Learning at Karambakurichchi Pre-School Given Nutrients

    Kids of low-income group families learning at Karambakurichchi Pre-School in the 52 Division Headquarters area in Varani, Jaffna on Friday (25), received gift parcels containing nutritious Predia-4 powdered milk packets and school items, following initiatives taken by the 52 Division.....

  • Training Day Presentations Submitted

    Officers at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) as part of their training day programme, conducted a few presentations during their Training Day Programme on Wednesday (16) at the SFHQ-MLT main auditorium. Brigadier D.S.A. Dehiwatte, Brigadier Army Quartering, SFHQ-MLT attended the occasion as the Chief Guest who delivered the opening address.
  • Gifting a Spoonful of Hard-Won Peace

    WHEN the victorious flickers of oil lamps danced on every doorstep in  celebration of the unmatched war victory, the heroes who re-hoisted the Lion flag in the four corners of the country, were remembered, loved and saluted by every Sri Lankan. Those who risked death in the name of the nation have their names already carved on pillars of history and in the memories of many Lankans. But, those who survived to tell their experiences deserve that same love, attention and respect, because they are the living monuments of the victory. The sight of their lost limbs will tell you how much you owe them.

  • Transformation from Offensives to be the Leading Reconciler in Post-War Sri Lanka is Significant- Maj Gen Goonetilleke Tells Seminar Delegates

    In his analysis to the delegates attending the ‘Defence Seminar-2013’ on the much-talked ‘Role of Armed Forces in Reconciliation’, Major General H.C.P Goonetilleke, Director General General Staff at Office of the Chief of Defence Staff, elaborated how the civilians under the clutches of LTTE terrorism survived and the transition of the Army from the offensive to humanitarian well-being took place by becoming front line.....

  • Triumphant Sri Lanka Army Sets to Mark Its 65th Birth Anniversary

    In a few days time, Sri Lanka Army that triumphed over brutal terrorism, sending shock waves across the globe, perhaps as the one and only to have done so, having carved a niche for itself in the world military history, reaches 65 years in age on October 10. The series of special religious observances, the precursor to the 65th anniversary and the Army Day (October 10), set off from Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth).....
  • Commander Extends Greetings to New SF Graduates at Maduru Oya

    After successful completion of the ‘Basic Course - No 44’ of the Army’s elite Special Forces (SF), a total of 10 officers and 183 other rankers passed out Saturday (18) morning during a glittering ceremony at Maduru Oya SF Training School grounds. The participation of the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya as the Chief Guest, added further colour and dignity to the occasion, coloured by parachute jumps, sky diving, displays of unarmed combat, taekwondo.....

  • Army Troops & STF Find more LTTE Items

    NORTH & EAST: ARMY troops serving in the general areas of APPEIKACHCHIKULAM, PUTHUKKUDIYIRUPPU, PUDUMATHALAN, VELLAMULLIVAKKAL, and MULLAITTIVU recovered one hundred and twenty-four anti personnel mines, one electric mine, three hundred and fifty rounds of Multi Purpose Machine Gun (MPMG) ammunition, one pistol and one belt order on Saturday (5). Meanwhile, Special Task Force (STF) troops recovered six hundred and ten anti personnel mines from NELUKKULAM in VAVUNIYA area the same day (5).