Over eight lakhs of landmines unearthed over the years
The resettlement programme launched by the
government with the end of the humanitarian mission in the Northern
and Eastern Provinces is at its final stage. There are only 6,034
persons remaining in welfare villages, Army spokesman Brigadier
Ruwan Wanigasooriya said yesterday.
Human rights and LTTE atrocities
Genocide of Tamils, acts against mankind, war
crimes and human rights violations are some of the popular terms
that have been used by certain countries in the West and the LTTE
rump to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image in the international arena.
SFJ marks 16th anniversary:
Soldiers and Jaffna folk work in harmony
The Palaly Army base was set up in 1963 to
prevent the illegitimate entry of foreign intruders to the island.
It was gradually transformed to a Task Force which was subsequently
elevated as the Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna (SFJ) on June
19, 1996. Since its inception, the SFHQ-J rendered an exceptional
service to the nation as the centre of command of the Northern