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Staff Reporter. Lt Gen Ramesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lankan Army along with an official delegation visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories. Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, HI(M) Chairman POF Board, received Commander Sri Lankan Army and his entourage. Chairman POF Board, in his welcoming ...
WAH CANTT: Lt Gen Ramesh Senanayake, Commander of the Sri Lankan Army alongwith an official delegation visited Pakistan Ordnance Factories. Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, HI(M) Chairman POF Board, received Commander Sri Lankan Army and his entourage. Chairman POF Board, in his welcoming ...

Despite continued calls for the de-militarisation of the North-East, Sri Lankan military constructed a new tennis court exclusively for the use of its soldiers inside its military headquarters in Mullaitivu last month. Mullaitivu, one of the most heavily militarised districts in the North-East, has as many as ...
US military officials from the US Pacific Command (PACOM) met with the head of Sri Lanka's army last week, where they discussed "career development prospects in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region" and "further expansion of security cooperation". According to a Sri Lankan military website, the ...
The Sri Lankan Army has re-seized land belonging to a Kilinochchi school after the school spent a substantial amount of money restoring the property. Photograph from 2017. Last month the Army reoccupied four acres belonging to Kilinochchi Mahavidyalayam and also completely closed off the ...
Apr 05, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka Police has arrested a retired senior Sri Lankan Army officer in connection with the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008. The CID says former Chief of Staff of Army, retired Major General Amal ...

The Sri Lankan Army is demanding 880 million rupees to release 530 acres of occupied land in the North. The resettlement ministry has said it is requesting the funds from the finance ministry in order to secure the release of Tamil civilians' land. The Secretary to the Ministry for Resettlement, ...
The Sri Lankan Army is attempting to seize around 25 acres of land belonging to Muslims in Eravur, Batticaloa. The army is planning to use the land in Punnaikuda to establish an artillery division. The landowners have demonstrated fierce opposition to the land-grab attempts and brought the issue to the ...
A Buddhist ceremony was held at the Sri Lankan army's headquarters in Batticaloa earlier this year, to “invoke blessings” on Sri Lankan soldiers. An all-night chanting ceremony say 18 senior Buddhist monks at the military base, were soldiers dressed in all white offered them alms. Buddhist monks have ...
The air base falls within occupied land which the Sri Lankan Army maintains as a “high security zone”, nine years after the end of the war. Teachers reported that Sri Lankan Army officials actively go to Tamil preschools to arrange such visits and activities and that teachers feel powerless to raise objections.
A Tamil journalist was detained by the Sri Lankan army and subject to threatening and abusive language by an army official while reporting on the army's plans to appropriate land in Mullaitivu. The journalist who had been working in Alampil, were residents have reported that the Sri Lankan Army is ...
... ( March 17, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Members of the Security Force Headquarters, Central (SFHQ-Cen) of the Army who have now been entrusted the arduous challenge of rebuilding and renovating all damaged properties in the recent communal riot-affected areas of Digana, Akurana, ...
Though Myanmar and Sri Lanka, both are Buddhist majority countries but Sri Lankan Army and Police are trying their best to protect Muslims while Myanmar's Army was itself involved in the massacre, rape and torching of Muslims, just like Indian state machinery was involved in mass killings of Muslims in ...
Sri Lankan troops today guarded mosques and facilitated Friday prayers as authorities stepped up security in the violence-hit Muslim neighbourhoods in Kandy district after four days of riots that have left at least two people dead. Several homes, businesses and mosques in the hilly Kandy district have been ...
Sri Lankan army and police stand near a vandalized mosque in Digana, Kandy. A nationwide emergency was imposed on Tuesday after mob attacks against the Muslim population, in violence that has highlighted the country's fragility as it recovers from decades of civil war. Tension brewed between ethnic ...
Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka army said at the request of the Police, a contingent of about 200 Army personnel have been deployed to stand by and assist the Police following the tense situation that has erupted in the general area of Theldeniya Police Division on Monday (05). Reports said that a clash ...
The Sri Lankan Army held a sports tournament at the Jaffna Security Force Headquarters in Palali, an army base built on occupied land categorised as a 'high security zone', which remains inaccessible to locals and landowners, nine years after the end of the war. The tournament, or Kabaddi championship ...

All articles now feature tags allowing you to explore related topics and articles. Dismiss. Middle East. Tamil Tiger rebels in action during a clash with the Sri Lankan army near Kilinochichi, the guerilla group's stronghold, in 2008. Months later the conflict endedAFP/Getty Images. Shareemailfacebooktwitter ...
He stated that if there is something of the sort the Sri Lankan Army, Air Force, Navy and the Police will look into it. “We have the strength within us. Such a situation will never arise,” the Commander pointed out. Journalists also questioned the recalling of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, Minister Counsellor ...
While the issue of Sri Lankan Military Attache Brigadier Priyanka Fernando attached to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London, who displayed his shoulder flash bearing the national emblem to pro-LTTE protestors in London on February 4, was heating up in the United Kingdom, Sri Lankan Army has ...
Despite repeated calls for Sri Lankan military forces to stay out of the tourism industry, the Sri Lankan Army constructed and opened a tourist viewpoint in Point Pedro on Monday. The viewpoint which marks the northernmost point of the island features a new army-built structure bearing a Sri Lankan flag ...
The Sri Lankan army commander on Wednesday rejected the possibility of an inquiry into the country's Defence Attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, after he was filmed making a throat slitting gesture to Tamil protesters, claiming that he had only been explaining that the LTTE leader had been 'taken care ...
The Sri Lankan army commander today rejected the calls for the military officer, filmed making a throat slitting gesture to Tamils protesting in London, to be suspended, stating "they could not remove officials merely because of a social media video". "He is back to work but there will be an inquiry," Lt Gen ...
The Sri Lankan army warned that “certain elements with malicious and vested interests and hidden agendas” were engaging in “organized vilification” of the military in a press release last week. The military claimed that a campaign was being carried out against the army “with the motive of demoralizing, ...
ISLAMABAD: Commander of the Sri Lankan Army, Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday. Matters relating to bilateral defence relations and mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office, said an official ...
The Sri Lankan Army has re-seized some lands in Valikamam North that were released to their owners earlier this month. Just two days after releasing around 683 acres from the 28-year occupation of the 'high security zone', Sri Lankan soldiers blocked off access and reoccupied lands in Thaiyiddi ...
New Delhi : Sri Lankan army chief Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on Tuesday clarified that the claims about the Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka ... The Sri Lankan army chief reiterated that the maritime preparedness in the Indian Ocean region was of utmost priority for Sri Lanka and that it was ...
Sri Lankan army soldiers, dressed in traditional costumes, march with national flags during the 70th Independence Day parade, marking the country's independence from British colonial rule in 1948 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo. A woman trains in the outdoor gym in Timiryazevsky ...
The Sri Lankan army commander on Wednesday rejected the possibility of an inquiry into the country's Defence Attache, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, after he was filmed making a throat slitting gesture to Tamil protesters, claiming that he had only been explaining that the LTTE leader had been 'taken care ...
The Sri Lankan army commander today rejected the calls for the military officer, filmed making a throat slitting gesture to Tamils protesting in London, to be suspended, stating "they could not remove officials merely because of a social media video". "He is back to work but there will be an inquiry," Lt Gen ...
The Sri Lankan army warned that “certain elements with malicious and vested interests and hidden agendas” were engaging in “organized vilification” of the military in a press release last week. The military claimed that a campaign was being carried out against the army “with the motive of demoralizing, ...
The commander of Sri Lanka's army claimed that his forces had the support of “nearly 100% of the Tamil people” in an interview to a Sinhala magazine last month, yet noted that the military in the North-East had to remain vigilant. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, also stated that the military ...
... Ephraim Mugume, Brigadier Anoop Singhal SM, Brigadier Ranjeet Singh, Air Commodore A Sharma VM, Colonel Pema Dorji Royal Bhutan Army, Brigadier Rajiv Ghai, Brigadier Sunit Mehrotra, Brigadier HP Ranasinghe RWP RSP Sri Lankan Army and others visited the city.also present on the occasion.
Sri Lankan Army tanks move in the smoke at the parade during a rehearsal for Sri Lanka's 70th Independence day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 1, 2018. | Photo Credit: REUTERS · The Hindu Net Desk. February 01, 2018 08:33 IST. Updated: February 01, 2018 13:00 IST. more-in. 1.00 p.m. ...
It also follows a major government victory last month, when the Sri Lankan Army seized the city of Jaffna, a former stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels. Anuruddha Ratwatte, the deputy defense minister, said on state television: “If Velupillai Prabhakaran [the Tamil Tiger chief] thinks that by these acts he can ...
A former UN staffer described the crimes committed by the Sri Lankan army against the Tamil population as a genocide in an interview with PTI at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India this week. "It is very fair to say that the Army committed genocide. The atrocities in Sri Lanka were definitely towards ethnic ...
KATHMANDU: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri, is leaving for Sri Lanka today accepting the official invitation of the Sri Lankan Army chief, Mahesh Senanayeke. CoAS Chhetri will meet with the President, the Prime Minister and the Defence State Minister of Sri Lanka during the visit. The Nepali ...
Jan 14, Colombo: Army Chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lankan Army from 15 to 17 January 2018. During his stay in Sri Lanka, General Bajwa will hold discussions on matters of professional interests with his counterpart, Lieutenant ...
Sri Lankan troops further consolidated their involvement in religious activities in the North-East, as the military held a ceremony last week, where they met with the newly appointed Bishop of Mannar. Soldiers from the 54 Division oversaw the ceremony that took place at the Mannar Bishop House premises.
The head of Sri Lanka's army has been accused of bearing responsibility for the alleged loss of military intelligence records regarding disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Speaking to BBC Sinhala, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that it was not "practical" for military records on the ...
The Sri Lankan military announced that it held yet another Christmas event in a church in the North-East, as military involvement in civilian activities ramped up in the Tamil homeland during the festive period. Soldiers from Sri Lanka's 651 Brigade and 11 (V) Gajaba Regiment oversaw Christmas activities at ...
The Sri Lankan military declared open a new Officer's Mess at its 621 Brigade Headquarters this week, as the army continues to consolidate its presence in the North-East. Sri Lanka's commander in the Vanni Major General Kumudu Perera declared open the new building in a military ceremony that took ...
“I don't think [the 13 suspects] should face trial as the LTTE struggled for the freedom and self-determination of Tamils, which is not a crime. It takes two parties to make a war and Switzerland should investigate the war crimes of the Sri Lankan army as well,” Anna Annor, president of Swiss Council of Eelam ...
Defying calls for the military to withdraw from Tamil civilian life, the Sri Lankan army continued to hold a series of events throughout the Christmas period across the North-East. In particular, several events held by the military involved Tamil schoolchildren performing and being given gifts by Sri Lankan ...
As Christmas was dawning last week, 150 members of the Sri Lankan Army selected from ten regiments left to Mali as part of a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Sri Lanka army identified the contingent as part of a Combat Convoy Company (CCC).
The Sri Lankan Army is demolishing houses and buildings in unreleased lands in Myliddy and using those materials for further construction on the Thalsevana resort, a military-run resort built on occupied land in Kankesanthurai, the Vali North resettlement committee has said. In the majority of cases where ...
Defying calls for demilitarisation of the North-East, the Sri Lankan military held public Christmas celebrations in Batticaloa this week. Sri Lankan troops, “with the full backing of the 231 Brigade Headquarters”, organised a military-run ceremony at Gandhi Park in Batticaloa. Senior military commanders were ...
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena praised the Sri Lankan army as “world recognised” and pledged to continue supporting troops in an address at a military passing out ceremony last week. Speaking to soldiers at the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) at Diyatalawa, Mr Sirisena reportedly said he ...
Eight Tamil journalists gathering research on Sinhalisation in Mullaitivu were detained by Sri Lankan soldiers and police on Saturday. The journalists were questioned about their identities by a soldier who approached them on a bicycle. When told that they had come from Jaffna, the soldier left and ...
Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996 by security forces during the internal conflict with the LTTE. Sri Lankan HC to summon Army Chief Mahesh Senanayake on Saturday over disappearance of 24 ...


 

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