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Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Rana Wickrama Padakkama Rana Sura Padakkama Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
(Honoris Causa), UoC Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (Sinhalese: ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ) (born 20 June 1949) is a retired officer of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Army, a former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. After serving through the early parts of the country's civil war against the Tamil Tiger
Tamil Tiger
rebels, he retired from the army in 1992 and emigrated to the US
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Sinhalese Language
Sinhalese (/ˌsɪn(h)əˈliːz, ˌsɪŋ(ɡ)ə-/), known natively as Sinhala (Sinhalese: සිංහල; siṁhala [ˈsiŋɦələ]),[3] is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million.[4][5][6] Sinhalese is also spoken as a second language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totalling about four million.[7] It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages.[5] Sinhalese is written using the Sinhalese script, which is one of the Brahmic scripts, a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script
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Tamil Tigers
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Tamil Eelam
(Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், translit. Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, Sinhalese: දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි, translit. Demaḷa īḷām vimukti koṭi, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) [5] was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka
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Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel
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Psc (British Army)
psc is a post-nominal for passed Staff College in the Commonwealth militaries of Britain, Bangladesh, Indian, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and Pakistan. It indicates that an officer has undertaken the staff officer course at a Staff College.Contents1 United Kingdom 2 Bangladesh 3 India 4 Pakistan 5 Malaysia 6 Sri Lanka 7 ReferencesUnited Kingdom[edit] The practice originated in the British Army
British Army
where the initials psc appeared in the service lists denoting that the officer had attended the Staff College, Camberley
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Dominion Of Ceylon
Between 1948 and 1972, Ceylon[1][2] was an independent country in the Commonwealth of Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
that shared a monarch with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and certain other sovereign states. In 1948, the British Colony of Ceylon was granted independence as Ceylon. In 1972, the country became a republic within the Commonwealth, and its name was changed to Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Army
The Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Army
Army
(Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා යුද්ධ හමුදාව Śrī Laṃkā yuddha hamudāva; Tamil: இலங்கை இராணுவம் Ilankai iraṇuvam) is the oldest and largest of the Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Armed Forces and is the nation's army. Established as the Ceylon Army
Army
in 1949, it was renamed when Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
became a republic in 1972
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Cadet Officer
Commissioner: John Hughes CStJ. President: Bill Fleming CStJWebsite stjohn.ieFormerly calledSt. John Ambulance
Ambulance
Association Irish Centre; St. John Ambulance Brigade No. 12 District St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance
Ireland (SJAI), previously known as the St John Ambulance
Ambulance
Brigade of Ireland, is a charitable voluntary organisation in Ireland. For constitutional reasons it is not a full member association of the Venerable Order of Saint John
Venerable Order of Saint John
and the international St. John Ambulance
Ambulance
movement, but rather is classed as an "associated body".[1][2] The organisation is dedicated to the teaching and practice of medical first aid
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Tamil Tiger
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Tamil Eelam
(Tamil: தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள், translit. Tamiḻīḻa viṭutalaip pulikaḷ, Sinhalese: දෙමළ ඊළාම් විමුක්ති කොටි, translit. Demaḷa īḷām vimukti koṭi, commonly known as the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers) [5] was a Tamil militant organization that was based in northeastern Sri Lanka
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Military Of Sri Lanka
A military is a force authorized to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. It typically consists of an Army, Navy, Air Force, and in certain countries the Marines
Marines
and Coast Guard. The task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state. The military may also have additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within a society, including, the promotion of a political agenda, protecting corporate economic interests, internal population control, construction, emergency services, social ceremonies, and guarding important areas. The military may also function as a discrete subculture within a larger civil society, through the development of separate infrastructures, which may include housing, schools, utilities, logistics, health and medical, law, food production, finance and banking
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Political
Politics
Politics
(from Greek: πολιτικά, translit. Politiká, meaning "affairs of the cities") is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group.[1] It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state.[2] In modern nation states, people have formed political parties to represent their ideas. They agree to take the same position on many issues, and agree to support the same changes to law and the same leaders.[3] An election is usually a competition between different parties.[4] Some examples of political parties are the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, the Tories
Tories
in Great Britain
Great Britain
and the Indian National Congress. Politics
Politics
is a multifaceted word
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Doctor Of Letters
Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
(D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D.
Ph.D.
and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits. When awarded without an application by the conferee, it is awarded as an honorary degree.Contents1 Britain and the Commonwealth and The Republic of Ireland 2 United States 3 France 4 ReferencesBritain and the Commonwealth and The Republic of Ireland[edit]Bahram Beyzai, dressed in a St Andrews black cassock, having just received a D.Litt
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Strategy
Strategy
Strategy
(from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship"[1]) is a high-level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. In the sense of the "art of the general", which included several subsets of skills including "tactics", siegecraft, logistics etc., the term came into use in the 6th century CE in East Roman terminology, and was translated into Western vernacular languages only in the 18th century. From then until the 20th century, the word "strategy" came to denote "a comprehensive way to try to pursue political ends, including the threat or actual use of force, in a dialectic of wills" in a military conflict, in which both adversaries interact.[2] Strategy
Strategy
is important because the resources available to achieve these goals are usually limited
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Suicide Bomber
A suicide attack is any violent attack in which the attacker expects their own death as a direct result of the method used to harm, damage or destroy the target. Suicide
Suicide
attacks have occurred throughout history, often as part of a military campaign such as the Japanese kamikaze pilots of World War
War
II, and more recently as part of terrorist campaigns, such as the September 11 attacks. While there were few, if any, successful suicide attacks anywhere in the world from the end of World War
War
II until 1980,[1] between 1981 and September 2015, a total of 4,814 suicide attacks occurred in over 40 countries,[2] killing over 45,000 people
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Matara District
Matara (Sinhalese: මාතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය Mātara distrikkaya; Tamil: மாத்தறை மாவட்டம் Māttaṛai māvaṭṭam) is a district in Southern Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country
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Districts Of Sri Lanka
Lanka
Lanka
/ˈləŋkɑː/ is the name given in Hindu
Hindu
epics to the island fortress capital of the legendary asura king Ravana
Ravana
in the epics of the Ramayana
Ramayana
and the Mahabharata. The fortress was situated on a plateau between three mountain peaks known as the Trikuta Mountains. The ancient city of Lankapura is thought to have been burnt down by Hanuman. After its king, Ravana, was killed by Rama
Rama
with the help of Ravana's brother Vibhishana, the latter was crowned king of Lankapura. The site of Lankā is identified with Sri Lanka
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