The veteran doctors T. Saththiyamoorthy and S. Varadarajah, who were working at hospitals inside the so-called no-fire zone, who publicised daily the casualties caused by heavy shelling there, have been arrested when they entered Sri Lanka Army controlled territory and their whereabouts are unknown. Both Dr. Sathyamoorthy and Dr. Varadarajan have been recommended by the UN for special honours for their part in carrying out their professional duties under difficult and trying conditions in the war front so far. Earlier, the government defence spokesperson and minister Kehiliya Rambukwella told journalists in the Colombo that the two doctors were not attached to the Government service.
The “Business Today” magazine in its cover story for December had a lengthy interview with Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka on wide ranging issues pertaining to country’s security and ongoing military operations. On interview Amry chef said: “I am not saying that all NGOs and INGOs are in cahoots with the LTTE. […]
About twenty-five-thousand soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) have deserted their ranks since the war began under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, media sources in Colombo quoted reports carried by the Sinhala weekly “Ravaya”, published from Colombo. 15,000 soldiers have deserted ranks till January this year, an article based on a survey carried by Ravaya […]