The Office on Missing Person (OMP) does not aim to benefit only one community and does not threaten another. It is merely a truth-seeking mechanism. It aims to investigate and find out the truth about those identified as “missing” or who have disappeared during conflict says Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera.
The visiting Special Envoy of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention Prince Mired Al-Hussein of Jordan will arrive in the island today and is expected to visit Muhamalai, Jaffna in the Northern province to inspect the on going demining projects during his visit here this week.
Sri Lanka Navy Ship (SLNS) Samudura and SLNS Suranimila yesterday (2nd Mar.) left for India from the port of Trincomalee to attend a congregation of littoral navies; popularly known as MILAN conducted biennially by Indian Navy. The two ships set sail from the home port having performed formalities in accordance with naval traditions.
The Sri Lanka Air Force celebrates its 67th Anniversary today (2nd Mar.). In upholding its tradition of rich history, the "AIR FORCE DAY" is the premier event in its calendar. The event is celebrated with great pomp and pageantry this year.
President Maithripala Sirisena mentioned that his policies against bribery and corruption have never changed and said the proposals will be created for the development projects to fulfil the needs of the people will carried forth transparently and without any irregularities.
On successful completion of their arduous training, sixteen (16) officers and hundred and twenty three (123) sailors belonging to the third batch of Sri Lanka Navy Marine Battalion passed out at the Marine Battalion Headquarters in Sampoor, Trincomalee yesterday (27 February).