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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 ...
Rawalpindi: Chief of the Sri Lankan army Lieutenant General A.W.J.C De Silva called upon the Chief of army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Head Quarters on Wednesday. General Silva was briefed about Pakistan Army's continued campaign against terrorists and banned ...
As part of the military offensive in 2009, Brigadier Fernando fought in Weli Oya and Janakapura for the 11 Gemunu Watch Battalion as part of the 59 Division of the Sri Lankan army. The United Nations OHCHR Investigation into Sri Lanka detailed multiple incidents, implicating the 59 Division in the shelling ...
The Sri Lankan army is culpable of war crimes, but the Tamil leadership also failed the people in the last decade of the civil war," the noted photographer told PTI in an interview at the ... Dix said the accusations levelled against the Sri Lankan army of committing genocide were a "very fair" assessment.
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 ...
Sri Lankan army has arrested more than two thousand people from its ranks who had deserted the army during LTTE war and failed to surrender during a general amnesty programme last month. Army spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne told media that they have arrested 2019 persons out of more ...
In this context, Wigneswaran referred to statements by President Maithripala Sirisena promising that 'war heroes' ( Sri Lankan army personnel) would not be made to stand trial in international courts for alleged violations of human rights, and said that such promises are made from public platforms only to ...
Nov 29, Colombo: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recognized Sri Lanka's army medical contingent in South Sudan at a colorful medal ceremony recently. A group of 16 Sri Lankan Officers and 50 Other Rank personnel serving in the United Nations Level II hospital in South Sudan ...
Sri Lankan soldiers at the Koppay army camp which is partly built over an LTTE cemetery have been increasing security and surveillance ...
Over 11,000 Sri Lankan soldiers who were considered Absent Without Leave (AWOL) reported themselved to their regiments during a month long army amnesty. Under the amnesty soldiers will be given legal discharge from the army. See more here. Despite over 8 years passing since the end of the armed ...
... Management and District and Divisional Secretariats led the extensive rescue and relief operations with the support of the Sri Lankan army, ...
The Sri Lankan army enforced a curfew for a second successive night after dozens of Muslim homes and businesses were attacked near the ...
On November 10, an Excise Department officer at Vavuniya in Sri Lanka was arrested on charges of possessing Kerala Ganja. Three days later, a Sri Lankan army soldier was arrestedfor smuggling Kerala Ganja in a bus. He had 2kgs of ganja and was traveling to Trincomalee. There have been several ...
One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12 times, burned with cigarettes, ...
The Sri Lankan army prevented the community clear-up of an LTTE cemetery in Mullaitivu on Monday. Visuvamadu residents were blocked ...
The Sri Lankan army oversaw the donation of artificial limbs to a group of Tamils at a military camp in Jaffna last month. Troops from the 55 ...
Given Sri Lanka's history in Haiti, its treatment of Tamils on the island, and its history of impunity, its soldiers should not be allowed to wear the ...
Nov 04, Colombo: The first two female Sri Lanka army officers selected to serve in the Central African Republic as Military Observers (MILOBS) ...
It took the Sri Lankan army some 20 more years to vanquish the LTTE. The IPKF misadventure was a sorry episode in the history of our country.
The construction of three foot overbridges in Mumbai by 31 January 2018 by army engineers came as a surprise, even as Defence Minister ...
Amid increasing criticism of Sri Lankan military involvement in civilian life in the North-East, the Sri Lankan army undertook a project to ...
The Sri Lankan army was accused of gross human rights violations, including 'disappearances' and mass extrajudicial killings. The UN has ...
It cleared the Sri Lankan army (SLA) of crimes against humanity during the multi-pronged Vanni offensive. The cable addressed to the US state ...
Amidst concerns of increasing military involvement in civilian life across the North-East, the Sri Lankan army held a series of events across ...
FILE- In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Sri Lankan army snipers march during the annual victory day parade marking the third anniversary of ...
Mullaitivu fishermen are struggling to engage in their livelihood due to the Sri Lankan military occupation of coastlines in the district.
The general secretary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), Vaiko said he was on Monday accosted by a Sri Lankan ...
The former head of the Sri Lankan army said visa applications to travel to the United States have been rejected three times over reports of war ...


 

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