Thursday, January 11, 2007
Special Task Force - "Victory Is Definite"
Katukurunda, SRI LANKA: A Sri Lanka Police Special Task Force (STF) soldier affixes a badge with the logo "Victory Is Definite" to his tunic prior to a passing out parade in Katukurunda, some 43kms south of Colombo, 28 December 2006. Some 313 recruits concluded their STF training at the training centre in Kalutara. The nucleus of the STF the para-military arm of the country's police force was formed in 1983, drawing on policemen already in service and having them trained by the Army in the handling of infantry weapons and given basic training in "jungle operations", and who are deployed essentially for counter terrorist and counter insurgency operations within the country and also undertake close protection duties. AFP PHOTO/Sanka VIDANAGAMA