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Command Responsibility- A Field Marshal cautioned

The Army knew what it had to do and did it well when hostilities restarted at Mavil Aru in 2006. Unfortunately it did not know how it would all end. The final victory over the LTTE at Nandikadal (2009) is credited to Gen Sarath Fonseka (SF) the then Army Commander. He after being promoted Field Marshal in 2016, almost in tandem with Yasmin Sooka, has volunteered to give ‘evidence’ of war crimes against his own successor. He says it is specifically at international war crime tribunals. Is there a Blake in the shadows?

President Maithripala Sirisena on 22 March 2015 conferred General Sarath Fonseka, the former army commander, to the rank of Field Marshal, Sri Lanka’s highest military rank. President Maithripala Sirisena presided the ceremony held at the Defence Ministry ground.
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Camp Of ‘True Deal’ Sets Five States On Fire

The literal translation of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ would be ‘Camp of True Deal’. But after the violence that took over 30 lives following the conviction of the head of the Dera, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on rape charges by a special CBI court in Panchkula (Haryana) on August 25, it will be hard to associate the Hissar based cult that claims millions of followers in India and abroad with any ‘true deal’.

Camp Of ‘True Deal’  Sets Five States On Fire
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Please don't involve the schoolteachers in this!

It is really heartening to read that a team of cardiologists from a children hospital in the UK are performing heart surgeries at a Galle hospital. We learn that they are doing this free of charge on children with serious heart problems and their priority would be for children coming from families who could not afford the high prices charged by private hospitals here.

A team of doctors from Evelina Children's Hospital, a branch of Guy’s Hospital in London, UK, were in Sri Lanka on their annual 'Take Heart Mercy Mission' recently to perform heart surgery on young children from 6 months to 15 years at the Karapitiya Hospital, Galle.
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Sri Lanka - President Addresses General Debate, 72nd Session

Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 19 - 25 September 2017).

Sri Lanka - President Addresses General Debate, 72nd Session
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Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail

Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita were granted bail today by the Colombo High Court.

Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail
Lalith & Anusha Released on Bail
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