Day: 18 May 2020

Armed forces that defeated LTTE engaged in new operation to defeat COVID-19: PM

In his message on the 11th Anniversary of the victory against the LTTE, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the armed forces and police that defeated the LTTE, are engaged in yet another operation with the health sector to combat COVID-19 in the country. “The armed forces and police that amazed the entire world by winning …

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Stop Militarisation: Lawyers For Democracy Tells Government

“Lawyers for Democracy” see a serious crisis developing due to authorities concerned acting under a misconception regarding the 30 year war which was against an armed struggle and our forces were able to successfully defeat and the war against the pandemic Covid-19. The war against Covid-19 cannot be defeated by the use of military power or by …

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Five websites hacked targeting Victory Day: CERT

At least five local websites had been hacked into by a group of hackers this morning targeting the Victory Day commemorations, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team/Co-ordination Centre (CERT|CC) said. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, CERT|CC Information Security Engineer Ravindu Meegasmulla said these powerful cyberattacks had been a practice every year on May 18, the day …

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Praise for young blood in Foreign Service helping Lankans

Says one-third of Missions working with no Ambassador or High Commissioner Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha yesterday praised the work of young diplomatic officers in Lankan Missions overseas who are helping stranded nationals. He said it was noteworthy that at present, out of the 67 Missions of Sri Lanka, one-third of Missions function with officers in …

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Ex-military officers will always hold govt. positions whenever we are in power – PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Sri Lankan armed forces and police are the sentinels of the nation, ensuring the safety of the general public in all crises whether man-made or natural – whether the crisis is terrorism, floods or disease. Issuing a statement to mark the 11th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s victory against …

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Anyone who commemorates LTTE will face arrest – senior military officer

By Dinasena Ratugamage All those who attempted to commemorate the dead LTTE cadres, on the pretext of remembering civilians who had died during the war, would be arrested, a senior security forces officer said yesterday. The officer said that all possible sites of such commemorations were under surveillance. Security, too, had been beefed up in …

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