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President declares open Navy produced RO water treatment plant at the Institute of Theravada

A Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plant installed by the Sri Lanka Navy at the International Institute of Theravada in Karuwalagaswewa, Anamaduwa was declared open by the President on Friday (15 November).

November 16, 2019


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‘MOD ALERTS’ SMS Service launched

Adding another step to its services to the country the Ministry of Defence has added another novel concept in disseminating important news of national security and emergencies to the general public in the form of an SMS alert.

November 13, 2019


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Secretary Defence graces Remembrance Day Ceremony

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda WWV RWP  RSP  VSV  USP ndc graced the Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Poppy Ceremony held at the War Memorial at the Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo, this morning (10th Sunday, November 2019).

November 10, 2019


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President declares open the new Army HQ at Sri J’Pura

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, declared open the new Sri Lanka Army Headquarters at Sri Jayawardenepura, Battaramulla at its inaugural warming and formal handover ceremony, today morning (8 November).

November 08, 2019


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Kotelawala Defence University’s KDU+ website launched

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, officially launched the KDU + website of the Kotelawala Defence University, during a ceremony held at the Ministry on Wednesday evening (30 October 2019).

October 31, 2019


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Ministry of Defence (MoD) Annual Inter Department Cricket Tournament 2019

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda WWV RWP  RSP  VSV  USP ndc  graced the MOD Annual Inter department Cricket Tournament 2019, held at the Air Force ground in Colombo, today (26).

October 27, 2019


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Secretary attends SLLI anniversary War Hero commemorative ceremony

A ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment and commemorative ceremony for its  fallen War Heroes were held at the SLLI Regimental Headquarters, Panagoda today (25th October).

October 25, 2019


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‘Colombo Air Symposium 2019’ begins

The Sri Lanka Air Force organized ‘Colombo Air Symposium- 2019’ commenced at the Eagles’ Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall in Attidiya, this morning (24th October).

October 24, 2019


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President graces STF Passing Out ceremony

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the Passing Out ceremony of the 76th basic course of the Special Task Force (STF), at the STF Training School in Katukurunda, today (05 October).

October 05, 2019


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Exercise ‘Cormorant Strike X- 2019’ concludes

'Cormorant Strike X - 2019’, the annual Field Training Exercise organized by the Sri Lanka Army saw its culmination with the ‘Critical Engagement’ being staged at Kuchchaveli in Trincomalee, on Monday (23rd September).

September 24, 2019


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Former war time Navy and Air Force Commanders bestowed with highest honourary military titles

The Investiture Ceremony of Admiral (Retd) Wasantha Karannagoda and Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Roshan Goonetileke with ...

September 19, 2019


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President declares open ‘Lotus Tower’

Turning a new leaf in the modern history of the country, the ‘Lotus Tower’ was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony, today (16th September 2019).

September 16, 2019


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‘Udarai Oba’ unveiled at the Nelum Pokuna

It was an unforgettable evening of an enchanting musical journey when curtains were drawn for the much awaited musical extravaganza, ‘Udarai Oba’, held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre, this evening (14 September).

September 14, 2019


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KDU International Research Conference begins today

The 12th International Research Conference (IRC) of the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) commenced at the KDU auditorium in Ratmalana, today (11 September).

September 11, 2019


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Secretary visits Bangladesh Navy ship

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Retd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc made a visit to the visiting Bangladesh Navy ship 'Somudra Avijan' on yesterday evening (09 September).

September 10, 2019


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Secretary graces STF War Hero Commemoration ceremony

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc  graced the 35th War Hero Commemoration ceremony of the Special Task Force at STF Training School at Katukurunda, today (01 September).

September 01, 2019


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Secretary Defence officially re-launches www.defence.lk website with a new outlook

The official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.defence.lk was officially relaunched with a new outlook by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc during a ceremony, today (26th August 2019) The re-launching ceremony was held this afternoon at the Ministry Auditorium.

August 26, 2019


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Secretary convenes special meeting on ensuring security for Bellanvila Perahera

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndu psc convened a special meeting to discuss on the security aspects of the forthcoming Bellanvila Esala Perahera, today (23rd August).

August 23, 2019


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President Commissions Navy Ship

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy received its commission by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, this evening (22nd Thursday, August 2019).

August 22, 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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Heart to Heart Fund delegation meets Secretary

A delegation of the Heart to Heart Fund met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp at the Ministry for a discussion on Monday (19th August 2019).

August 20, 2019


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Lifesaving workshops for civilian communities in Gampaha

With a view to educate the civilians, especially the fishing communities on water safety, drowning prevention and first aid, a series of lifesaving and drowning prevention awareness workshops was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, recently.

August 13, 2019


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Delegation meets Secretary for discussion on the operation of drones

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu met a delegation for a discussion on the operation of drones at the Ministry, last evening (08th August 2019).

August 09, 2019


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Secretary visits Kandy to ensure maximum security for Esala Perahera

Secretary Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu said that all necessary measures have been taken to ensure maximum security to the Esala Perahera which will commence, tomorrow.

August 04, 2019