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Russian Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces Arrives Tomorrow (3) Cementing Long-Lasting Ties

General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, a combat veteran with 45 years in service and decorated with orders and 9 medals will arrive  in Sri Lanka on Monday (3) on a five-day long goodwill tour at the invitation of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

February 02, 2020


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Two Philippine Navy ships arrive at Colombo Port

Philippine Navy ships 'Remon Alcaraz' and 'Davao Delsur' arrived at the Colombo Port on a three-day goodwill visit today (26th January 2020).

January 27, 2020


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General amnesty for Tri Forces absentees

A week long general amnesty has been declared, today, to Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive a discharge or to rejoin and continue their national service to the country.

 

January 14, 2020


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Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva appointed as acting Chief of Defence Staff

The Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the acting Chief of Defence Staff by his Excellency the President  Gotabaya Rajapaksa with effect from January 01, 2020.

December 31, 2019


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Brig. Chandana Wickramasinghe, new Director of Defence Ministry Media Centre assumed duties

Brig. Chandana Wickramasinghe RWP RSP psc MA (IR) assumed duties as the new Director of the Defence Ministry Media Centre in Colpetty, Colombo 3, today.

December 18, 2019


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Russian Mine Experts Receive Updates on Army De-mining Operations

A Russian delegation, headed by the Chief of Engineering Troops of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Iurri Stavitskii during a reciprocal visit to understand operational level functions of the ongoing Sri Lanka Army's Humanitarian De-mining Unit in Sri Lanka called at the Regimental Centre of the Corps of Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) on Thursday (12).

December 14, 2019


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Assumption of duties by the New State Minister of Defence

The newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa MP assumed duties during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (29 November 2019).

November 29, 2019


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Defence Advisor of Pakistan HC calls on the Secretary

The Defence Advisor to the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Colonel Sajjad Ali made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (29 November 2019).

November 29, 2019


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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on the Secretary

The Vice Chancellor of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Air Vice Marshal Sagara Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (28 November 2019).

November 28, 2019


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UNODC delegation meets Secretary

A four-member delegation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) led by the Director Operations, Ms. Miwa Kato met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil at the Ministry, today (28 November 2019).

November 28, 2019