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SL Army chief expressed readiness to share experiences with LTTE


SL Army chief expressed readiness to share experiences with LTTE

Sri Lankan Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake said, as he expressed readiness to share with others the experiences learned from the three-decade long war with the LTTE.

He said while speaking at the seventh ‘Colombo Defense Seminar – 2017’, inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena at BMICH yesterday (Monday).

He further said, “a three-decade long terrorist problem that ended in 2009 after wipe-out of one of the most ruthless terrorist organisations that prevailed one time in the world .

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Sri Lankan Army ready to share anti-terror experience with others


Sri Lankan Army

The Sri Lankan Army is concerned about the re-emergence of violence in the country, Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake said today as he expressed readiness to share with others the experiences learned from the three-decade long war with the LTTE. “The Sri Lankan Army is a proud military to have done its duty in liberating the motherland from the clutches of dreadful terrorism,” he said while speaking at the seventh ‘Colombo Defense Seminar – 2017’ here, inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Black Tiger cap found in Mullivaikkal


Black Tiger cap found in Mullivaikkal

A cap, used to be worn by members of black tiger wing of LTTE was found on the westerm shore of Mullivaikkal.

Heavy fights broke out between Srilankan armed forces and LTTE during the final stages of Eelam war in May 2009 and remnanats of the war including uniforms, rounds of ammunition and video footages, at times show up at the shoreline.

It seems like, a few days ago a black tiger cap was found at the western shoreline. A cap used by Srilankan navy sailor was also found.

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Rajiv Gandhi case: Payas plea adjourned


Madras High Court

A Division Bench comprising Justice A Selvam and Justice P Kalaiyarasan before whom the matter has come up on recording the submission made by the State posted the case for further hearing to October 3.

It may be noted that the case has been pending since 2012 when the duo moved the plea wanting to find whether their names figure in the list of convicts due for premature release on Republic day. 

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Prabakaran could seen as God of Tamils: Erik Solheim


Prabakaran could seen as God of Tamils: Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim, the Norwegian peace mediator in the 30-year-long Sri Lanka civil war, breaks his silence on his controversial role in an interview to for an international media.

“It was a little bit difficult to understand how Prabhakaran got this enormous standing among Tamils, how he could be seen as their god, creator, and saviour at the time. He had this huge following. But we couldn’t really understand why people were following him like that”, he said

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Ex-LTTErs start hunger strike at Anuradhapura Prison


Ex-LTTErs start hunger strike at Anuradhapura Prison

Three ex-LTTE carders held in remand at the Anuradhapura Prison had commenced a hunger strike since this morning urging authorities to expedite their court case, officials said.

“The three detainees had refused to take breakfast and urge the authorities expedite their court cases filed in the Vavuniya Court to be taken for hearing,” an official said.

He said at least 20 LTTE members were held in remand at the Anuradhapura Prison.

It was reported that the remaining LTTErs would also to join the hunger strike.

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Unexploded Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam mortar shells uncovered in Mannar


 LTTE

7 unexploded motor shells and several other weapons utilized by the LTTE were discovered at an abandoned LTTE outpost in the outskirts of the Manthai West divisional secretariat area in Mannar today (4)

Officials from the Adampan Police stated that they were able to recover the explosives from intelligence provided by the Air Force. It was reported that 04, 81mm mortar shells and 03, 60mm mortar shells were recovered from the outpost. 

The police also reported that the bomb the diffused by the Army Bomb Disposal squadron under the decision made by the Mannar Magistrate.

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An ‘Aloysius’ behind H’tota port agreement : Pivithuru Hela Urumaya


Gammanpila

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said the Hambantota Port agreement signed with the China Merchant Company was corrupt and that it was evident an ‘Aloysius’ was behind this deal.

It said a five-member committee had reviewed two proposals, one more favourable than the other, submitted by two companies to lease out the port but the government had opted to the least profitable agreement.

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Place Kural near Kalam’s statue: Naam Tamizhar Katchi


Seeman

However, the issue took a U-turn in the afternoon when Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) cadre staged a protest outside the memorial and demanded the removal of the Bible and the Quran. Prabakar, district president, HMK, said that Kalam and his family has no role in building the memorial and questioned the act of Saleem’s placing the holy texts near the statue. The police asked the protesting members to file a complaint against Saleem and disperse from the spot. A complaint was lodged against Saleem at Thangachimadam police station. Further investigation is on.

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