Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Army Chief rejects allegations of killing LTTE leader's son
Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 01:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: Commander of Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya strongly rejecting the allegation that the Army killed the Tamil Tiger terrorist leader V. Prabhakaran's son accused the overseas remnants of the LTTE and their supporters of conspiring against the country.

Addressing a gathering of Army personnel at the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) on Monday, the Army Chief said the main objective of these allegations is to tarnish the image of the president and the country.

He pointed out that these allegations are made every time the United Nations Human Rights Council session is convened.

"Anti Sri Lanka elements, backed by LTTE rump and the Diaspora are in the habit of tarnishing the country's image, preferably, ahead of UNHRC sessions every year while making baseless allegations against the Army. These elements will continue to do so in the future, too as they have been doing in the past few years with ulterior motives," the Commander said.

He said it appears that they have an agenda to change the regime, particularly to remove the President and the Secretary Defense who have been the strength behind the security forces.

Speaking of the images, shown by Channel-4 TV of Britain, allegedly of the LTTE leader's son, the Army Commander said his personal opinion is that those elements are hell-bent on pushing the country towards anarchy while simultaneously trying to jeopardize the onward march to prosperity.

"We are exceptionally fortunate to have a Head of State who would firmly stand by the Security Forces at all times and defend the nation," the Commander told the troops.

During the address the Army Chief told the troops that every soldier is expected to maintain the highest degree of discipline and proper conduct during their nation-building assignments and reconciliatory moves.

The Sri Lankan Army is accused of violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws during the final phase of the war that ended in May 2009 with the defeat of the terrorist group.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea
-- [7 hours ago]
JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today
-- [8 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [8 hours ago]
Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government
-- [8 hours ago]
Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns
-- [9 hours ago]
CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect
Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed
PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system
Will not allow the country's economy to collapse, PM vows

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.