Sri Lanka Police have arrested around 65 persons on charge of harbouring terrorists.
Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told the media Thursday that the arrests were made within a span of two months under Sri Lanka's Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) by the officers of the Terrorist Investigations Department and Intelligence Units on suspicion of trying to rebuild the Tiger terrorist outfit in a span of two months Most of the arrested suspects are from Northern and Eastern provinces.
The arrests, the Police Spokesman said, were also in connection with the police’s search for three main suspects allegedly involved in mobilising funds and carrying out activities that pose a threat to the security of the country. The suspects are held in the detention centres in Boossa near Galle and in Vavuniya and the Police have so far unearthed valuable information with regard to activities of the LTTE supporters he added.
SSP Rohana said the government has granted permission to officials of the ICRC and other humanitarian organisations to visit the prisoners.
The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, General Geral Rashad Mahamood NI (M) paid a courtesy call on Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesdayat the Ministry premises.
Visiting Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), Pakistan, General Rashad Mahmood,, paid a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Wednesday (9) morning at Army Headquarters.
With a view to educating the civilians on the danger of abandoned mines and Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXOs), 10th Field Engineers Regiment conducted two awareness programmes at Ilavali and Arali recently.
Continuing Civil Military Interdependency activities introduced by the incumbent Jaffna Commander Major General Udaya Perera, 511 Brigade of Ottahapulam and 512 Brigade of Jaffna town arranged two medical clinics for civilians in their areas recently at Urumpirai and Kolombuthurai.
Secretary Defence & Urban Development will visit Mullaitivu area tomorrow (03 April) and inaugurate several important projects. Main among them are; handing over 100+ houses to Keppapilavu resettled families which is the second stage of the three stage project of providing houses to those resettled in that area, handing over of close to 100 acres of paddy land from the air force camp premises for farming, as well as several houses renovated by the Army to the owners.
Two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, "Inazuma - 105" and "Umigiri - 158", arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and logistic visit on Tuesday (April 1). The ships are en route for counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. They were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on arrival.
Thirty eight-member Command and Staff College delegation headed by Head of Special Studies (Army) of Royal Army of Oman, Colonel Suleiman Sabi Ali AL Baluahi paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters on Monday (31).
A musical extravaganza ‘Sannaliyane - Amarasara Jeewana Geththama’ organised by the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) as a tribute to the country’s music maestro ‘Pandit W. D. amaradeva was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Sunday (30). President Mahinda Rajapaksa graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.