Sri Lankan Army

Sri Lanka aims to demilitarise island by 2018

Sri Lanka intends to become completely demilitarised by 2018, the government said Wednesday, a significant announcement that will end the army`s involvement in civilian life after decades of ethnic war.

Jul 06, 2016, 13:56 PM IST
Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Sri Lankan troops committed war crimes: Probe panel

Allegations that the Sri Lankan army committed war crimes during the bloody conflict with Tamil rebels are "credible", a government probe panel has said and backed UNHRC's recommendation that foreign judges should have a role in domestic inquiry.

Oct 21, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Lanka appoints new Army Chief; reinstates Fonseka loyalists

Major General Chrishantha de Silva was on Friday appointed as the new Sri Lankan Army chief by president Maithripala Sirisena, who also reinstated several loyalists of former army chief Sarath Fonseka.

Feb 20, 2015, 19:36 PM IST

Sri Lankan Army accused of harassing, intimidating Tamil voters

Sri Lankan military intimidated and harassed voters and opposition candidates during northern regional elections, foreign observers have revealed.

Sep 25, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

Sri Lankan Army says it wasn`t behind attack on poll candidate

Nine persons were injured in an attack on the home of a key Tamil party`s election candidate in Jaffna, and the Sri Lankan Army on Friday refuted allegations that it was behind the incident.

Sep 20, 2013, 17:12 PM IST

Sri Lanka to reduce troops from north

The Sri Lankan Army on Wednesday announced its plans to further reduce the presence of military from northern Jaffna peninsula, a former stronghold of the LTTE, as the region prepares for provincial polls.

Jul 24, 2013, 20:37 PM IST

Tamils rise up against Sri Lankan Army`s land `seizure`

There are growing tensions in northern Sri Lanka as Tamils are trying to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land.

May 25, 2013, 15:41 PM IST

Tamil women soldiers recruited to Sri Lankan Army

A batch of 95 Tamil women soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army held their passing out parade at Security Force Headquarters in the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi in the north.

Mar 25, 2013, 14:21 PM IST

India should demand probe into human rights violations: CPI-M

CPI(M) on Saturday said India should demand an independent, high-level and credible inquiry on human rights violations allegedly by the Sri Lankan Army in the last phase of the war against the LTTE.

Feb 24, 2013, 00:57 AM IST

SL Army rejects calls for demilitarisation

Sri Lankan Army Thursday dismissed a government panel`s recommendation to demilitarise the former battle zones in Tamil-dominated north and east of the country to achieve normalcy.

Jan 24, 2013, 19:02 PM IST

S Lanka removes over 860,000 mines and booby traps

The Sri Lankan Army Sunday said that over 860,000 mines and booby traps have been removed since the end of the war with the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009.

Oct 21, 2012, 23:00 PM IST

Sri Lankan Army celebrates 63rd anniversary

The Sri Lankan Army celebrated its 63rd anniversary by staging a parade and several other events.

Oct 10, 2012, 22:51 PM IST

Stop training Lankan Army personnel: CPI to govt

CPI on Monday asked the government to stop training Sri Lankan Army personnel anywhere in India and respect the sentiments of the people of Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to any such measure.

Sep 03, 2012, 17:35 PM IST

Lankan Army running state of emergency: Karuna

Seeking to inject life into defunct Tamil Eelam Supporters` Organisation, Karunanidhi charged the Lankan army with running a "state of Emergency".

Aug 12, 2012, 20:19 PM IST

Sri Lankan army to share war expertise with 54 nations

Sri Lanka`s army on Wednesday said it will
share its war experience in crushing Tamil Tiger rebels with
at least 54 nations during a three-day forum in the capital
Colombo beginning from May 31.

Jan 27, 2011, 01:04 AM IST

Tamil activists accuse Lankan Army of purchasing landmine parts

In 2004, Sri Lanka received around GBP 15 million for de-mining projects.

Jan 25, 2011, 11:31 AM IST