A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 19 2019 10:13PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Have faith in judiciary: PM Modi on Ram temple issue            India now in a position to export fighter planes, says Defence Minister            INX Media case: Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till Oct 3            Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria appointed as new Air Chief            Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics           

International News

May 19, 2019

Sri Lanka marks completion of 10 years of victory against LTTE today

Sri Lanka marks the completion of ten years of victory against the separatist war waged by LTTE today with the beginning of a four-day ceremony.

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake said a series of ceremonies will be held under the theme ‘Dasawarshabhishekaya’ or ‘Decade of Peace’ to commemorate the soldiers who laid down their lives during the three-decade long war.

The main ‘National War Heroes Day’ event presided by President Maithripala Sirisena will be held today and will see the participation of the families of the fallen and missing from the tri-forces and the police.

The Army Chief said island-wide ‘Peace Walks’ are planned in all major cities for 22 May. It was on this day in 2009 that the LTTE war came to an end with killing of its leader V. Prabhakaran.

As per an estimate, more than 40 thousand people were killed in the war while thousands more disabled and displaced.

Human Rights Watch said that the government has failed to provide justice for the conflict’s many victims. It said the end of the civil war provided an opportunity to rebuild shattered lives and society and restore respect for rights and the rule of law but successive Sri Lankan administrations have frittered away this opportunity, failing to investigate atrocities by both sides and provide truth and reparations to the victims.

Sri Lanka has also been tense since Easter Sunday attacks in which nine suicide bombers targeted churches and hotels in the country killing over 250 people including 45 foreigners.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 19 (Sep) Midday News 19 (Sep) News at Nine 19 (Sep) Hourly 19 (Sep) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 19 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 19 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 19 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 19 (Sep) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 19 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 19 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 19 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 19 (Sep) Parikrama 19 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 19 (Sep) Samayki 19 (Sep) Sports Scan 19 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 19 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 18 (Sep) Radio Newsreel 19 (Sep)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 19 (Sep) Surkhiyon Mein 19 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 18 (Sep) Vaad-Samvaad 3 (Sep) Money Talk 3 (Sep) Current Affairs 13 (Sep)