Author Archive for Security

Why Rajiv Gandhi Sent Military To Sri Lanka And How LTTE Played Both Sides

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Madhur Sharma Courtesy Outlook Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signed the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord with Sri Lankan President Junius Richard Jayawardene in 1987. Under the pact, the Indian military was deployed as the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to Sri Lanka. Soon after the deployment, the circumstances changed and IPKF was engaged in combat by […]

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Sri Lankan parliament green lights high defense expenditure

Friday, November 25th, 2022

By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, November 25 (Counterpoint): Despite criticisms both inside and outside the House, the Sri Lankan parliament on Thursday passed a high defense and national security budget amounting to US$ 1.46 billion for 2023. It was passed by a majority of 81 votes, with 91 MPs voting in favor and 10 […]

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Will never allow violence and anarchy to prevail under the guise of human rights – President

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Those who cause violence in the name of human rights cannot be protected ; President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that he will never allow violence and anarchy to prevail under the guise of human rights, adding that if any party engages in such an attempt, the security forces will be used to suppress […]

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Prez gets tough with anti-govt. protesters, issues dire warning

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday announced in Parliament a moratorium on public protests and vowed to use the military to crush any future anti-government protests aimed at regime change. They can call me a dictator. They must obtain police permission to stage street protests and not cause traffic chaos. There […]

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Battle of Pooneryn

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

By Manohari Katugampala Courtesy Ceylon Today Nothing is impossible for the brave warrior of the nation who was born to a heroic mother. Several heroic sons were born on this island to eradicate this menace from the ‘suppressed communities’ of terrorism. When the time where the country was passing ‘years of blue’, the region of […]

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Pakistan, Lanka vow to boost defence and military ties

Friday, November 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Times The third round of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Armed Forces Defence Dialogue (AFDD) was held in Expo Centre Karachi from November 16-17 where both sides agreed to continue to support each other at all regional and international fora. The Pakistan delegation was led by Secretary Defence, Lt General (R) Hamood uz Zaman Khan, […]

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Wasantha Mudalige and Galwewa Siridhamma Thera remanded indefinitely

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

By Hansi Nanayakkara Courtesy Ceylon Today Colombo Additional Magistrate T. N. L. Mahawatta today (17) ordered Convener of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) Wasantha Mudalige and IUSF member Ven. Galwewa Siridhamma Thera to be remanded until such time instructions are received from AG Sanjay Rajaratnam. The duo were detained by the Terrorist Investigation Division […]

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Four freed convicts of Rajiv case detained at Tiruchy camp

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

By Palanivel Rajan C Express News Service While calls for their release arise from various quarters, the four Sri Lankan nationals’ movement remains restricted until further orders. TIRUCHY:  Even as the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the remaining six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to walk free, four of them—V Sriharan alias Murugan, Santhan, […]

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Nalini Sriharan released from jail, may move to London

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

Courtesy DNA Santhan, Robert Payas, and Jayakumar are Sri Lankans while Nalini and R P Ravichandran, belong to Tamil Nadu. Nalini (File) The six Indian and Sri Lankan nationals convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi are likely to be released from jail today. The jail authorities have reportedly received copies of […]

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Fourteen under arrest over death of assaulted cop in Kebithigollewa

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 14 suspects are under arrest in connection with the tense situation in Kebithogollewa in which a police officer succumbed to injuries after being assaulted last night. Several police officers, responding to a report on the death of a woman caused by a wild elephant attack, had shown up in Rambakapuwewa […]

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JVP still unleashing violence like the 88-89 era – Namal

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Janatha Vikukthi Peramuna is still behaving like they did in the 88-89 era where they unleased violence on the people, SLPP MP Namal Rajapaksa said today.   “We thought that there had been a change with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) up to some extent. But still, the way that they […]

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ඓතිහාසික කුරුන්ධි විහාර පරිශ්‍රයේ ආරක්ෂාව තහවරු කර ගැනීම

Friday, October 28th, 2022

ගයන් ද මෙල් ලේකම්  – ‘ස්පර්’ සංවිධානය, වික්ටෝරියා, ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව. බුද්ධ ශාසන, ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍ය විදුර වික්‍රමනායක මැතිතුමා, 135, අනගාරික ධර්මපාල මාවත, කොළඹ 07 ගරු මැතිතුමනි, ඓතිහාසික කුරුන්ධි විහාර පරිශ්‍රයේ ආරක්ෂාව තහවරු කර ගැනීම වසර 27කට වැඩි කාලයක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රතිරූපය ඉහළ නැංවීමට, භෞමික අඛණ්ඩතාවය ආරක්ෂා කිරීමට සහ අපගේ ආරක්ෂක හමුදාවන්ට සහ යුද්ධයෙන් පීඩාවට […]

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Indian Ocean should not be ‘playground’ of world military powers: Sri Lanka

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka reiterated that the Indian Ocean should not be an area of conflict or the playground” for world military powers. This Ocean as a vital channel of sea communication facilitates a large volume of energy, raw material and food supply between the East and the West, thus it is imperative that we […]

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Seven arrested for operating drone at Victoria Reservoir

Sunday, October 23rd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Seven persons who were filming the high security area of ​​the Victoria Reservoir in Theldeniya using drone camera were taken into the custody by the Army personnel attached to the security at the Reservoir. Police said the seven people were taking photographs of the reservoir and the dam while operating a […]

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India commits to strengthen defence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Hindustan Times Sri Lankan state minister of defence Premitha Bandara Tennakoon met Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt, defence secretary Ajay Kumar, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan and the three service chiefs India has reiterated its readiness to continue supporting Sri Lanka in the defence […]

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TN fisherman shot at by Indian Navy near Sri Lanka border, state writes to PM

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Hindustan Times The Indian Navy on Friday shot at a fisherman while trying to intercept a suspicious boat” in Palk Bay, near the maritime border with Sri Lanka, with the Tamil Nadu government identifying the injured man as resident of the state and writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue.The Indian […]

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Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill inconsistent with Constitution – Speaker informs parliament

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has determined that the Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill as a whole is inconsistent with the Constitution, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene informed the parliament today (Oct. 20). Delivering the Supreme Court’s determination, the Speaker stated that the relevant bill can be enacted only by a special majority in the parliament and […]

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සැකකරුවන් 13 දෙනෙකු හඳුනා ගැනීමට පොලිසිය මහජන සහාය ඉල්ලයි

Friday, October 14th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් අවශ්‍ය කරන සැකකරුවන් 13 දෙනෙකු හඳුනා ගැනීම සඳහා පොලිසිය මහජන සහාය පතනවා. මෙම පිරිස පසුගිය අගෝස්තු මස 18 වනදා අන්තර් විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයීය ශිෂ්‍ය බල මණ්ඩලය විසින් යුනියන් පෙදෙසේදී පවත්වන ලද නීති විරෝධී රැස්වීමක හා පෙළපාලියක සාමාජිකයන්ව සිටි බවයි පොලිසිය සඳහන් කළේ. ඒ අනුව මෙම රැස්වීමට අදාළව ලබාගත් වීඩියෝ දර්ශන අනුව අත්අඩංගුවට […]

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Ready to intervene at any time to ensure food, economic security – President

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A country’s security is not only ensured militarily but is also secured through food and economic security, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized. The President said this during the progress review meeting of the National Food Security and Nutrition Assurance Program held at the Presidential Secretariat last morning (11). Emphasizing that urgent measures should […]

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GENEVA: Foreign Minister Sabri ‘Didn’t Know What He Didn’t Know’

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Daya Gamage/USA Dear Friends, ජිනීවාවල මොකද වෙන්නේ? -විදේශ ඇමති පැහැදිලි කරයි GO TO INFOLANKA AND LISTEN TO THIS 90-MINUTE MEDIA CONFERENCE IN GENEVA – I know you are very much interested, so, have patience and listen to this. Socrates once said: The only wisdom is in knowing you know nothing”. What does Socrates mean when […]

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Difficult to compete with powerful nations in UNHRC – Ali Sabry

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Ahead of the vote on the new UN resolution on Sri Lanka, Foreign Minister Ali Sabry says it is difficult to compete with powerful nations in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). However, whatever the vote result Sri Lanka will stand firm against the new UNHRC resolution, he said speaking to the media […]

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Bandula says HSZ gazette blunder nothing compared to what Aragalaya did on May 9

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government would not hesitate to introduce additional laws and regulations if and when necessary despite the withdrawal of regulations issued to set up 8 High Security Zones (HSZ) in Colombo to restraint recurrence of what the government called ‘acts of terrorism’ Cabinet spokesman, Mass Media, Highways and Transport Minister Bandula […]

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රැගර්ස්ලා ඩීන්ට දාපු චණ්ඩි පාට් – ගෝඨාභය පන්නපු අපිට තමුසෙ කජ්ජක් ද ?

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

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Sri Lankan Prez Makes U-turn on Order Declaring Key Govt Buildings in Colombo As High Security Zones

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Courtesy News18 Wickremesinghe’s U-turn came amid sustained pressure from the principal Opposition, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) party, which filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the order Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe issued an extraordinary gazette on Saturday, revoking last week’s order that declared several key locations in Colombo as high-security zones, after sustained […]

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High Security Zones removed

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An Extraordinary Gazette has been issued by President Ranil Wickremesinghe revoking the order issued declaring the High Security Zones. On September 23, an Extraordinary Gazette notification was issued by the President declaring several areas in Colombo as High-Security Zones.

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Police to quiz some politicos over secret plot to overthrow govt.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror ● Govt. to brief Supreme Court over Highsecurity Zones ● Investigations have revealed that some groups had aimed to take over Parliament to prevent MPS from voting for a new President The police have launched extensive investigations over the involvement of some politicians who had encouraged some ‘protester’ groups to overthrow […]

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Gazette issued declaring several areas as high security zones

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Gazette has been issued today declaring several areas as high security zones High Security Zones include Parliament, Supreme, High court & Magistrate Court- Colombo, AG Dept, Presidential Secretariat, President’s House, Navy, Air Force & Police HQs, Ministry of Defence, SL Army Hq- Akuregoda, PM Office, Temple Trees, Official Residencies of Defence Sec […]

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Mahinda Deshapriya’s advise to youth – Learn how to do an Aragalaya first

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya said that he opposed the campaign slogan that called to reject all 225 politicians.  “Everybody knows how I supported the Aragalaya and I even held a placard on my own. But they attacked houses of politicians on May 9 and they even came […]

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Will not accept external mechanism on war-time accountability, says Sri Lanka 

Monday, September 5th, 2022

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry says Sri Lanka ‘needs all partners’ for its economic recovery Ahead of the UN Human Rights Chief’s latest report on Sri Lanka, and a likely resolution at the coming session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Sri Lankan government reiterated that it […]

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රැට්ටාගෙන් ජනපති රනිල්ට දරුණු අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්

Friday, August 26th, 2022

 Lanka Lead News ගෝල් ෆේස් අරගලයේ ප්‍රභල ක්‍රියාකාරිකයෙකු වූ රතිඳු සේනාරත්න හෙවත් රැට්ටා සිය සමාජාලා ගිණුමේ සටහනක් තබමින් වක්‍රාකාරයෙන් රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා වෙත දරුණු අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක් කර තිබේ.ඔහු,‘පරණ එකාට රටිං පනින්න හරි පුලුවං උනා. මූට නං රටිං පනින්නත් බැරි වෙනවා.” මර්ධනය නවතනු යනුවෙන් සටහන තබා තිබේ.

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