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Sri Lankan and Indian Coast Guards hold High Level Meeting in New Delhi

The 4th annual High Level Meeting (HLM) between the Sri Lankan Coast Guard (SLCG) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was held in India, recently. According to SLCG media, The HLM was held at the Indian Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi on 20th August (2019).

August 27, 2019


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“9th Colombo Defence Seminar” on Thursday

The flagship annual international seminar of the Sri Lanka Army, ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’ will begin on Thursday (29th August). The two-day conference being held for the 9th consecutive year, will be begin at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.

August 27, 2019


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Navy ships set sail to foreign waters on training mission

Two ships of the Sri Lanka Navy left the country for ports in Bangladesh and Myanmar on training missions.

August 25, 2019


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Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. According to Army media, he is the 54th Chief of Staff of the Army.

August 24, 2019


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Emergency Regulations will not be reviewed, Secretary

The Emergency Regulations that was in force will not be extended.

August 23, 2019


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CDS term extended till 31st Dec 2019

The term of Chief Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne was extended till 31st December 2019 by HE the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena

August 23, 2019


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New Army Commander assumes office

The newly appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc officially took over duties, during a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters in Colombo, today (21 August 2019).

August 21, 2019


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Appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army

With reference to comments that have appeared since the above appointment, the following is noted:

August 21, 2019


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Former Army Commander promoted

The outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena, with effect from 17 August 2019

August 20, 2019


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New Army Commander appointed

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army today (19).

August 19, 2019