Military strength in Jaffna district reduced
The strength of the military presence in the
Jaffna district has been reduced by 35,000 during the past five
years, Sri Lanka Army Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
“The military is gradually reducing its presence in Jaffna as the
situation in Jaffna is peaceful. The military has been re- deployed
to other places in the country, according to the requirements,” he
He failed to strike gold
A 61-year-old man who went to a jewellery shop
at Powerhouse Road, Jaffna to change a euro note escaped with a half
sovereign gold necklace found on the counter while shop employees
were attending to another transaction.
Defence cooperation stressed at Shangri-La Dialogue
Participants at the 11th Shangri-La Dialogue
resolved to strengthen co-operation further in the defence and
security spheres including combating human smuggling, transnational
organised crimes and upholding maritime security in the Indian Ocean
Four Lankans charged with jewellery theft in Singapore
Four Sri Lankan nationals were charged in court
on Monday with stealing seven gold chains from a shop in Little
India, Singapore. Police said about 7.30pm on May 30, a 58-year-old
saleswoman of the shop was attending to a customer when he made off
with seven pieces of gold chains she was holding. Her colleagues
chased him but lost him in the crowd.