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  • 'They Shun Terrorism & Walk Out Freely'

    SEVEN hundred and twelve former LTTE cadres, rehabilitated under the government’s rehabilitation programme, initiated by Ministry of Justice, were set free on Saturday (9) during a special ceremony that took place at Vavuniya. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Chief guest on the occasion saw those rehabilitated former LTTE cadres.....

  • Solar Power Units to Enable Studies of Students

    13 solar power units, worth about Rs 2 lakhs, donated by Rotarians of Japan and Colombo were distributed among families with school children, resident in Welankulam, Palamoddai, Pandikettukulam, Iranairuppaikulam, Parasankulam and Wilathikulam Gramaseva sectors in the 61 Division area. Availability of those solar power units enables these students to continue their studies even.....
  • SF Headquarters South Organizes Mass to Invoke Blessings on Army

    Sri Lana Army has organized a series of events to commemorate its 61st Anniversary which falls on the 10th instant. In addition to the main ceremonies many peripheral events organized by various formation headquarters are conducted island-wide. One such event organized by the Security Forces Headquarters South (SF HQ – S) was held in Kandy recently.

  • Seva Vanitha Organizes 'Kapruka Puja' to Coincide with 'Abimansala' Anniversary

    Members of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) on Saturday (19) joined hands together with the inmates at Anuradhapura ‘Abimansala - 1’, wellness resort and participated in a meritorious ‘Kapruk Poojawa’, (adorning of the pagoda with the Buddhist flag colour cloths) at the sacred Ruwanweli Maha Seya at Anuradhapura.The event has been organized to coincide with the 3rd anniversary of the establishment .....
  • FM Tells International Community: Take Punitive Action Against LTTE

    FOREIGN Minister Rohitha Bogollagama told Parliament yesterday the international community should reach a crescendo in calling on the LTTE to lay down arms and allow the people to leave the safe zone, in the absence of which punitive measures would follow. The Minister speaking at the Emergency debate said, “We welcome the ministerial statement issued earlier this month by the British Foreign Secretary Miliband that the LTTE is a terrorist organisation and that the Government of Sri Lanka has a need to root out the threat from terrorism.An aspect of this position was also echoed when the European Council in its conclusions on February called on the LTTE to lay down arms and renounce terrorism and violence once and for all, end the inhuman.....

  • First Big Match in Mullaittivu Draws Huge Crowds

    For the first time in its history, Mullaittivu had the rare chance of witnessing a grand Big Match between the cricketers at Oddusudan Maha Vidyalayam and Vidyananda Maha Vidyalayam during May 31-June 1 at Oddusudan Maha Vidyalayam ground. 64 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) has since early last year been promoting cricket among school-goers by donating cricket equipment, leather balls, etc and coaching them.  The conduct of Murali Cup-2012 by troops ignited their enthusiasm for cricket among schools.

  • Yesteryear LTTE Stronghold, Kilinochchi Turns New Lease of Life

    KILINOCHCHI town, the LTTE’s yesteryear office Headquarters that pumped its fighters and resources to the whole of North and East, and internationalized its entire terror machine, was rejuvenated on Thursday (6), as a town of key importance in post-war Sri Lanka after a symbol of eternal peace and valour, dedicated for the memory of fallen War Heroes and all peace-loving Sri Lankans was bestowed upon it. The parallelogram-shaped Kilinochchi War Hero Memorial that symbolizes the gallantry of warriors whose unparalleled warfare skills torpedoed all terror tactics and rescued the entire district, sending shock waves across the world, was ceremoniously unveiled Thursday (6) morning by Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in the company of Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy and Inspector General of Police.

  • 23 Division Troops Take Gifts to Women & Boys in Charity Homes

    Troops serving the 234 Brigade under 23 Division in Poonani, fully aware of the requirements of the inmates at Sittandy Yogan Swami Home for Hindu Women and Sandiveli Manikkyasagar Home for Boys, distributed gift parcels early this week. All 45 women in the Home were given clothes, pillow cases, soap and several other.....

  • Matara Vesak Zone Organizers Invite Commander for Opening

    The annual Vesak zone at Matara Sanath Jayasuriya public play ground was opened Wednesday (9) evening for the 5th consecutive day, amidst religious rites and rituals. At the invitation of the organizers, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army.....
  • Military Officers from US, India, Pakistan & China Call on Army Commander

    Several foreign military officers Friday (23) morning paid courtesy calls on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake at the Army Headquarters. Senior Colonel Guo Xinning, Deputy Principal, College of Defence at People’s Liberation Army’s National Defence University of China met Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and extended his best wishes on his new appointment. Senior Colonel Guo Xinning who had met Lieutenant General Ratnayake....