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Disabled soldiers and their dependents yesterday staged a protest opposite the Government Pensions Department against the denial of interim payments to the families of servicemen who laid down their lives in defence of the country and those who suffered permanent disabilities.

Chagie denied Australian visa over ‘war crimes’ allegations

Unsubstantiated UN claims cited as reason


Australia has deprived Maj. Gen. Chagie Gallage of an opportunity to visit his brother, an Australian citizen on the basis of unsubstantiated war crimes allegations against the Sri Lanka Army (SLA).

Australia has found fault with Gallage for being in command of the 59 Division from May 7, 2009 to July 20, 2009. In response to inquiries made by Gallage, the Australian High Commission has stated that troops...

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Returns from exile to become Army’s No 2

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Maj. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake has succeeded Maj. Gen. Channa Goonatilleke as the Army Chief of Staff. The latter retired on March 1.Having fled the country in the wake of January 2010 presidential poll, Senanayake returned immediately after Maithripala...

Bangladesh fall short by two runs

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Following their historic maiden Test win over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh came up with another impressive performance chasing a gigantic target of 354 runs against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in a warm-up game at CCC yesterday. The tourists fell s...

National security coming to the fore amidst rising global tensions

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As should be expected, economic factors are proving decisive shaping influences on international politics, besides other areas of global importance. This position is established by an increasing US tendency to turn its back on globalization, free ...

    CSE turnover hits Rs. 1 bn but indices dip amid rate hike probability

    Both Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) indices dipped yesterday due to a probable bank interest rate hike in the market. Consequently, the All Share Price Index went down by 45 points and S and P SL20 index by 24 points. An interest rate hike would advers...

     
     
     
     
     
     
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