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UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Sri Lanka

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, will be visiting Sri Lanka today (21) on a four-day official visit. MORE..

October 21, 2015  10:42 am|

Four soldiers sentenced in Vishvamadu rape case

Four soldiers sentenced in Vishvamadu rape case

The Jaffna High Court today sentenced four Sri Lankan soldiers to 25 years in prison for raping a women and sexually abusing another in Vishvamadu, Mullaitivu in 2010. MORE..

October 8, 2015  01:15 am|

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Ready to face trial: Fonseka

Democratic Party founder and former SLA Commander Sarath Fonseka, offered himself to face a domestic court of law on allegations against military operations during the Eelam War. MORE...

September 20, 2015  01:07 pm|

Army appoints committee to probe SERRIC allegations

Army appoints committee to probe SERRIC allegations

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has appointed a three-member committee to look into the allegations over the SERRIC Center in Narahenpita while the Military Police have been instructed to conduct an investigation simultaneously. MORE..

September 16, 2015  12:49 pm|

Sri Lankan man jailed for killing disabled friend

Sri Lankan man jailed for killing disabled friend

A Sri Lankan man has been jailed by a British court for killing his housebound friend by punching him in the head when he was in bed. MORE..

September 9, 2015  05:03 pm|

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats Army Chief

Sri Lanka has to be alert to global threats  Army Chief

Sri Lanka is now one of the most peaceful countries but we all have to be alert to global threats, the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said. MORE..

August 26, 2015  11:27 pm|

Maj. Gen. Prasanna de Silva replaced

Maj. Gen. Prasanna de Silva replaced

Major General Prasanna de Silva has been removed from the post of Colonel of the Regiment of Commando Regiment, a spokesman said. MORE..

August 11, 2015  02:44 pm|

Jayasuriya briefed on Pakistans telecom sector

Jayasuriya briefed on Pakistans telecom sector

Deputy Minister Provisional Councils and Regional Development Sanath Jayasuriya visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters in Islamabad. MORE..

July 25, 2015  01:41 pm|

Army says it has only limited role in north

Army says it has only limited role in north

The Sri Lankan Army has maintained that its involvement in the Northern Province is limited only to demining, construction works and infrastructure development in connection with the resettlement of people. MORE..

July 25, 2015  10:11 am|

Karuna denies saying Prabhakaran was captured alive

Karuna denies saying Prabhakaran was captured alive

Former Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, commonly known as Karuna Amman, today completely denied reports quoting him as saying that slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran was arrested and tortured by Sri Lankan troops before being killed. MORE..

July 24, 2015  05:28 pm|

UPFA claims white van threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

UPFA claims white van threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) claims that the recent arrest of three army personnel in a white-coloured van in Mirihana, can be considered as a threat to the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

July 21, 2015  09:54 pm|

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army has suspended, with immediate effect and without pay, the service of the Army officer involved in the fatal road accident at Gurubabila in the Weligama area, which claimed the lives of three persons. MORE..

July 10, 2015  09:50 am|

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

Bittersweet return for Sri Lankas displaced Tamils - report

When Balasundaram Rasamalar finally got back her home in Sri Lankas battle-scarred north after years of military occupation, there was an unexpected problem. The toilet was still in the militarised zone -- where civilians are not allowed. MORE..

July 9, 2015  04:38 pm|

Homeowner dies after being pushed off top floor by burglars

Homeowner dies after being pushed off top floor by burglars

An elderly man was killed after he was allegedly pushed off the top floor of a residence in the Green Park area on the Beragala-Koslanda road in Haputale by a group of robbers who had broken into the house. MORE..

July 8, 2015  09:51 am|

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

Army soldier sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre

A Sri Lanka Army soldier who was found guilty for the killing of 8 civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna nearly 15 years ago has been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. MORE..

June 25, 2015  11:57 am|

Air Marshal Gunatilleke appointed new CDS

Air Marshal Gunatilleke appointed new CDS

Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke has been appointed as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) with effect from June 16, the Air Force Spokesman said. MORE..

June 11, 2015  05:21 pm|

Maj Gen Jagath Dias appointed Army Chief of Staff

Maj Gen Jagath Dias appointed Army Chief of Staff

Major General N.A Jagath C Dias has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, the Army Headquarters announced Thursday (14). MORE..

May 14, 2015  06:26 pm|

Sugath Thilakaratne elected President of SLAA

Sugath Thilakaratne elected President of SLAA

Former Sri Lankan sprinter Sugath Thilakaratne has been elected as the new President of the Sri Lanka Athletic Association (SLAA), defeating Upali Kumarasiri by a majority of 59 votes. MORE..

May 14, 2015  12:40 pm|

Pakistani army chiefs visit postponed

Pakistani army chiefs visit postponed

The scheduled Sri Lanka visit of Pakistans Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, NI (M), has been put off due to unavoidable circumstances, until further notice. MORE..

May 13, 2015  01:52 pm|

Army personnel removed from Presidential Guard

Army personnel removed from Presidential Guard

The Presidential Guard established under the Sri Lanka Army by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been dissolved, the military spokesman said. MORE..

May 8, 2015  02:44 pm|

Pakistan to expend FTA with Sri Lanka

Pakistan to expend FTA with Sri Lanka

Pakistans Federal Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Wednesday said that Free Trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka would be further expended to promote bilateral trade between both the countries. MORE..

May 7, 2015  01:45 am|

Probe launched into sale of liquor at Army Resort

Probe launched into sale of liquor at Army Resort

Sri Lankas Military Police, acting on the directions of the Army Commander, has commence investigations regarding the alleged sale of liquor at the Wadduwa Army Holiday Resort, which is also known as Laya Beach Resort. MORE..

May 4, 2015  02:19 pm|

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

The second section of the emergency rescue and relief contingent aboard an SLAF flight, has left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for earthquake-stricken Nepal to assist ongoing rescue and relief operations in Kathmandu. MORE..

May 3, 2015  11:30 am|

Lankan woman forced into hiding for questioning extremists

Lankan woman forced into hiding for questioning extremists

Sharmila Seyyid, a Sri Lankan Muslim woman journalist and human rights activist from Sri Lanka, received so much backlash from a comment in a BBC appearance that she left her home country. She did not receive a warm welcome in India, which forced her into hiding. Now outlets are pressuring both countries to protect Seyyid. MORE...

April 29, 2015  08:23 am|

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight departs Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight departs Kathmandu

Sri Lanka Air Force flight, with 46 persons including Under-14 womens football team, departed from Kathmandu to Colombo on Tuesday (28) morning, the SLAF Spokesperson said. MORE...

April 28, 2015  10:00 am|

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight delayed due to technical snag

Nepal earthquake: SLAF flight delayed due to technical snag

Sri Lanka Air Force flight with 35 persons that scheduled to depart from Kathmandu to Colombo last night has been delayed due to a technical snag, the SLAF Spokesperson said.

April 27, 2015  09:08 am|

AUDIO: Sri Lanka dispatches emergency relief assistance to Nepal, creates hotline

AUDIO: Sri Lanka dispatches emergency relief assistance to Nepal, creates hotline

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu has established a hotline for any inquiries regarding Sri Lankan nationals residing Nepal, in wake of the powerful earthquake that shook the country and Northern India. MORE..

April 25, 2015  08:34 pm|

Army extends amnesty offered to absentees

Army extends amnesty offered to absentees

Sri Lanka Army had decided to extend the general amnesty period offered for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from service. MORE..

April 15, 2015  03:17 pm|

Christianity,Islam among fastest-growing religions, Buddhism too: Study

Christianity,Islam among fastest-growing religions, Buddhism too: Study

If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches. MORE...

April 12, 2015  04:52 pm|

Pakistan awaits President Sirisenas visit

Pakistan awaits President Sirisenas visit

The ambiance is set for the arrival of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Pakistan tomorrow (April 06). MORE..

April 4, 2015  09:03 pm|

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

FCID grills ex-Air Force chief Donald Perera

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) is currently questioning former Sri Lanka Air Force commander Air Chief Marshal G Donald Perera regarding the controversial MiG deal. MORE..

April 1, 2015  10:15 am|

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

3 Sri Lankans held for human smuggling

The Tamil Nadu Q branch police have arrested three Sri Lankan Tamils for illegally migrating the refugees from the special camps to Australia. MORE..

March 27, 2015  02:42 pm|

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

President of the Centre for Islamic Research and Information (CIRI) and Psychological Counsellor, Mohamed Dahalan, on Friday (6) severely criticised the policy of some print, electronic media organisations and civil organisations for their bid to damage the good reputation of Islam and Muslims. MORE...

March 8, 2015  11:22 am|

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka shares more info with India on Rajapaksa deals

Sri Lanka has shared more information with India on the billions of dollars that its new government alleges members of the previous regime headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa had stashed abroad, to support the island nations request for New Delhis help to set up a Financial Intelligence Unit to trace the money. MORE..

February 21, 2015  11:39 am|

Chrishantha De Silva appointed new Army Commander

Chrishantha De Silva appointed new Army Commander

Former Chief of Staff of the Army Major General Chrishantha de Silva has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) by President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 20, 2015  02:13 pm|

Two brothers drown after boat capsizes

Two brothers drown after boat capsizes

Two youths drowned after their small boat capsized in the Buduruwagala tank, Wellawaya. Police said that one of the bodies have been recovered while search operations are continuing for the other. MORE..

February 20, 2015  10:19 am|

Sri Lanka: Killing of 21 Egyptians by IS a crime against humanity

Sri Lanka: Killing of 21 Egyptians by IS a crime against humanity

The Government of Sri Lanka today condemned the gruesome killing of twenty one Coptic Christian Egyptians by the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya last Sunday. MORE..

February 19, 2015  11:11 pm|

Sri Lankan jailed for raping woman he met in nightclub

Sri Lankan jailed for raping woman he met in nightclub

A Sri Lankan man who raped a woman he met in a club will be deported back to Sri Lanka after serving his five-and-a-half year sentence in England. MORE..

February 17, 2015  05:36 pm|

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers reinstated

Ten high-ranking army officers including a Major General, who were sent on compulsory leave following the 2010 Presidential Election, have been reinstated, a spokesman said. MORE..

February 14, 2015  01:07 pm|

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