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Large numbers of G.C.E. Ordinary Level students attend Army organized educational seminars

A large number of students in Kilinochchi were benefitted by a Sri Lanka Army organized series of educational seminars recently. According to Army media, the seminars were organized by the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi for the students who would be sitting the G.C.E. O/L exam in December (2019).

November 16, 2019


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Gallantry in the Air Recognized

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces conferred medals of gallantry to 14 Air Warriors  including the Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias during a colourful ceremony held today (11 November 2019) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

November 12, 2019


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Compensation for two Army UN Peacekeepers killed in Mali handed over to their families

Compensations for the two Sri Lanka Army Peacekeepers who laid down their lives while on duty in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in January, (25) this year, were presented to their families at the Army Headquarters, on Tuesday (05 November).

November 06, 2019


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School students educated on water safety

The Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted another water safety awareness programme for the students of the Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Dehiwala, recently.

November 06, 2019


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Air Force provides new house for needy family

A new house built by the Sri Lanka Air Force was presented to a deserving family, recently. According to Air Force media, the new house was presented to the family of a widowed mother of a 9-year-old boy in Kudakachchakkodiya area, Vavuniya as a part of the 41st anniversary of SLAF Base Vavuniya.

November 04, 2019


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Police places two robots for drugs and explosives detection at Katunayake International Airport

The Police Narcotics Bureau has deployed two new robots at the Katunayake International Airport for the first time in its history.

November 04, 2019


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Army mine clearing canine and handler adjudged Best Team by Marshall Legacy Institute

Sri Lanka Army’s Mine Detection Dog (MDD) ‘Sammy’ and its handler, Lance Corporal P. G Nishantha Bandara of 5 Field Engineer Regiment have been selected by the Washington-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), as the MLI’s ‘Team of the Year - 2019’.

November 01, 2019


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Air Force drops ‘Seed Bombs’ over Lahugala Forest

Taking reforestations to new ‘heights’, the Sri Lanka Air Force, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Forest Department, MAS Holdings and the University of Peradeniya launched the second seed bombing programme in the Lahugala forest in Ampara during the beginning of this week.

November 01, 2019


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Prosthetic limbs provided to deserving people in the Northern region

A group of underprivileged disable civilians living in the Northern region became the beneficiaries of a Sri Lanka Army initiative, to provide artificial limbs to deserving people, during a ceremony held on Thursday (30 October).

November 01, 2019


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School children educated on Drowning Prevention

A Drowning Prevention awareness programme for school children was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coastguard, recently.

October 31, 2019


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Police takes initiative to plant trees along Kaluganga

An environment protection initiative to plant Kumbuk trees (Terminalia arjuna) along the banks of the Kaluganga (River) was carriedout by the Sri Lanka Police together with the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, ReForest and a group of undergrad students of the University of Kelaniya, recently.

October 30, 2019


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Air Force and Navy green efforts recognized at Presidential Environmental Award – 2019

The Presidential Environmental Awards -2019 ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo on Tuesday (29 October 2019).

October 30, 2019


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Stranded civilians evacuated to safety

With the rains continuing to lash out over the island, several areas in the country have experienced localized flooding and landslides. People from all walks of life are experiencing difficulties in getting about their day to day lives with the weather showing little sign of improvement.

October 30, 2019


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Navy relief teams on standby to face weather related emergencies

The Sri Lanka Navy has taken steps to mobilize relief teams to areas identified as vulnerable due to the prevailing weather conditions as a precautionary measure.  

October 29, 2019


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Troops clear blocked roads and restore vehicular movement

With the adverse weather condition presently prevailing over the island bringing in more rains over most parts of the country, the day to day lives of the people have been affected in numerous ways.

October 29, 2019


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Rainy weather to continue further

The Met Department predicts more rains with the atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal to the South of Sri Lanka likely to move to the sea area to the west of the island through the Southern sea area today.

October 28, 2019


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Police lifesaving point established at Kantale tank

A lifeguard point, established at the Kantale tank by the Sri Lanka Police was declared open, recently.

October 28, 2019


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Kilinochchi troops donate blood

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi made their voluntary presence to donate much needed blood to replenish stocks at the Kilinochchi Blood Bank, on Saturday (26).

October 28, 2019


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‘Abhimansala’ inmates visit Nagadeepa Viharaya

A group of disable inmates of the "Abimansala" wellness resort in Kamburupitiya were facilitated with sea transport to visit the Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya, on Saturday (26th October).

October 28, 2019


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Humanitarian assistance to a deserving family

Showing humanitarian concern to the wellbeing of a deserving family, Sri Lanka Army troops of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) provided a modified three-wheeler to an elderly person, on Friday (25).

October 28, 2019


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Troops join with civilians to clean irrigation canal

Sri Lanka Army troops in the North joined hands with the civilians to clean and regularize the water flow in the Kanagarayan Aru, on Monday (21).

October 27, 2019


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Navy plants trees in the North

Sri Lanka Navy troops in the Northern Peninsula carried out a tree planting campaign, recently.

October 26, 2019


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Sri Lanka Army Special Forces team wins accolades at ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019’ in England

The Sri Lanka Army ‘Special Forces Team’ that took part in the British Army’s international ‘Exercise Cambrian Patrol’, had won a Bronze medal.

October 24, 2019


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Police pugilists collect Silver and Bronze at Eindhoven Box Cup 2019 in Netherlands

Sri Lanka Police representatives to the Eindhoven Box Cup 2019 in the Netherlands had managed to win a Silver and a Bronze medal.

October 24, 2019


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Navy builds preschools in Jaffna islets

As a part of its commitment to fulfilling community welfare initiatives of the Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to construct two pre-schools in the Northern peninsula.

October 24, 2019


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Navy and Air Force conduct joint exercise operation

A joint Helicopter Deck Landing Exercise was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force at the Trincomalee harbor, on Sunday (20th October).

October 23, 2019


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Army assists Northern students

With the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination round the corner, the Sri Lanka Army has commenced to conduct educational assistance programmes for the children who are getting ready to face this important examination in December.

October 23, 2019


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''Galle Dialogue 2019'' begins tomorrow

Sri Lanka Navy's flagship international Maritime conference, the "Galle Dialogue 2019" is set to begin at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, tomorrow (21st October).

October 20, 2019


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Educational and livelihood assistance to families of former combatants

A group of children of former LTTE combatants were provided with educational assistance at a ceremony organized by the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), on Friday (18 th October).

October 19, 2019


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Army handover 150.15 More Acres in Kilinochchi to public without Compromising Security Interests

Making  his first visit upon his assumption as the Army Chief, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Army attended a brief ceremony at the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN), to formally release one more land amount of 150.15 acres, State and private, today morning (18 October).

October 18, 2019


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Coastguard conducts lifesaving awareness programmes for Southern communities

A series of life savings and drowning prevention awareness workshops for civilians and school children in the Southern region was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG), recently.

October 17, 2019


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“Galle Dialogue 2019” to be held this month

The Sri Lanka Navy’s flagship annual international maritime conference, “Galle Dialogue” will be held in Colombo on 21st and 22nd of this month (October).

October 16, 2019


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Rainy weather likely to continue further

The prevailing wet weather is likely to continue for the next few days.

October 15, 2019


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Navy engages in cleaning beaches in Southern Naval Area

As another extension of Navy's beach cleaning effort, several beach areas Southern area were cleaned by the SL Navy, today (12 October 2019).

October 12, 2019


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Chief of Defence Staff recognizes educational achievement of young student

A young student who had excelled at the recently held Grade 5 Scholarship Examination was presented with an educational assistance of Rs. 100,000.00 by the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne during a simple ceremony at his office, on Thursday (10 October).

October 11, 2019


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Sick fisherman brought ashore for treatment

A local fisherman who had fallen sick while at sea was brought ashore for treatment with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday (10 October) According to Navy media, the fisherman had left for fishing onboard a fishing trawler named, ‘Sachen Putha 1’ from the Negombo fisheries harbor, last week (04)

October 11, 2019


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Sri Lanka Army turns 70

The Sri Lanka Army is celebrating its 70th anniversary, today (10 October).

October 10, 2019


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Coastguard conducts lifesaving training together with Life Saving Victoria (LSV) – Australia

A four-day lifesaving training programme was conducted by Sri Lanka Coast Guard in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Life Saving (SLLS) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) – Australia and the Sri Lanka Navy, recently.

October 09, 2019


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Sri Lanka Navy assists the annual feast of kaluwella St.Mary's church in Galle on 5th Oct 2019.

Under the directives of Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva and with the supervision of Commander Southern Naval Area, annual feast of kaluwella St.Mary's church was successfully conducted with the participation of many naval personnel of Southern Naval command.

October 07, 2019


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French yacht in distress brought ashore by Navy

Sri Lanka Navy troops provided assistance to bring ashore a French yatch, which was in distress due to a technical fault in the Southern seas, on Saturday (04 October).

October 07, 2019


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KDU 'Open Day' draws large crowd

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Ratmalana, had its annual ‘Open Day’, today (06 October).

October 06, 2019


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Kotelawala Defence University ‘Open Day’ on Sunday

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Ratmalana, popularly known as the ‘KDU’ will have its annual ‘Open Day’, tomorrow (06 October).

October 05, 2019


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Christian ceremony held in view of 70th Army anniversary

A special Christian blessing ceremony was held in view of the 70th Army Day celebrations at the St. Mary's Church in Bambalapitiya, Colombo 04, on Friday evening (04).

October 05, 2019


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Islamic religious ceremony held in view of 70th Army Day celebrations

An Islamic religious ceremony was held at the Colpetty Jummah Masjidh in Colombo 03 in view of Sri Lanka Army’s 70th anniversary celebration, on Thursday (03).

October 04, 2019


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Coast Guard cleans coastal areas

Playing its part in protecting the coastal eco system and marine environment, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard carried out a coastal cleanup campaign, recently.

October 04, 2019


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Police Seva Vanitha Unit celebrates World Children’s Day

A special ceremony was held in view of the World Children’s Day, by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Police on 01st October.

October 04, 2019


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Pakistani HC presents IT equipment to Military Academy

A stock of IT equipment including computers and printers intended for the Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) in Diyatalawa was gifted to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, H.E Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, when the latter met the Army Commander at his office on Wednesday (02 October).

October 03, 2019


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Army anniversary Hindu blessing ceremony held

A Hindu religious ceremony was held at the Sri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, in Colombo 13 in view of the Sri Lanka Army’s 70th anniversary.

October 03, 2019


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Navy nabs persons for illegal possession of marine resources

Sri Lanka Navy personnel during the past week apprehended several persons for the illegal possession and transport of sea cucumbers and conch shells.

October 03, 2019


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Army donates for the welfare of children on World Children’s Day

Contributing their share to the welfare of children, the Sri Lanka Army, on World Children’s Day (01 October) made a considerable donation towards the Presidential Secretariat’s ‘National Trust Fund for Protection of Destitute Children’.

October 02, 2019


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SLAF Station Colombo organize 'A Friendly Nation for the Victory of Children' World Children's Day Celebration -2019

Celebrating the World Children’s Day, a special programme for children was held at the Rifle Green Grounds in SLAF Station Colombo, yesterday (01 October 2019)

October 02, 2019


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Air Force assists backward school

As a part of their social service initiatives troops of the Sri Lanka Air Force in Vavuniya rendered much needed assistance to a backward school in the region, recently

October 01, 2019


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Navy beach cleaning drive continues to gather steam

Continuing its commitment to protect the environment especially the coastal areas, the Sri Lanka Navy is carrying out a series of beach cleaning programmes throughout its naval command areas under a directive of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

October 01, 2019


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Army flag blessing ceremony at ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’

As a precursor to the upcoming 70th Army Day celebrations, another flag blessing ceremony was held at the sacred ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ in Anuradhapura, today morning (01 October).

October 01, 2019


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Navy cleans clogged bridges as Met Department forecasts more rain

The torrential downfalls that is being experienced during the past week due to the inclement weather condition has seen a rise in water levels in many rivers and temporary flooding in low lying areas.

September 30, 2019


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Kilinochchi civilians treated to foreign cultural extravagance

Providing the local masses in Kilinochchi a rare treat of enjoying a foreign cultural experience, Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi facilitated a cultural show presented by the ‘China’s Hubei Traditional Music and Dance' cultural troupe, recently.

September 30, 2019


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Army 70th anniversary celebrations commence with religious ceremony at Dalada Maligawa

The Sri Lanka Army will be celebrating its 70th anniversary, next month (October).

September 29, 2019


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Leadership training programmes for newly recruited graduate teachers

A series of five-day training programmes on 'Leadership, Positive Approaches and Attirudes' for newly recruited graduate teachers in the North and Eastern Provinces was conducted by Sri Lanka Army, recently.

September 28, 2019


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Troops assist flood victims

The inclement weather experienced during the past several days had affected large parts of the country with flooding and landslides being reported from a number of places.

September 27, 2019


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Navy assist people affected by bad weather

Responding to flooding reported across the country following the inclement weather, Navy relief teams consist of personnel from the Rapid Response Rescue and Relief Unit (4RU) and Diving Unit have been deployed for rescue and relief duties in Thawalama ,Baddegama, Udugama, Poddala , Imaduwa, Nagoda in the Galle district and Bulathsinghala, Walallawita in the Kalutara district as well as Akuressa in the Matara district.

September 25, 2019


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CDS declares open relocated War Heroes Memorial Monument of Royal College

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne graced the ceremony to declare open the relocated War Heroes Memorial Monument of Royal College, Colombo at the school premises, today (23rd September).

September 24, 2019


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New bicycles to Jaffna students

A group of needy students in Jaffna were presented with new bicycles during a ceremony held at the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Saturday (21).

September 23, 2019


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Troops clean herbal garden

A group of Sri Lanka Army soldiers attached to Security Forces Headquarters - West, responding to a request involved in a clean up programme to clean the 'Osu Uyana' (Herbal Garden) in Meegoda, on Thursday (19).

September 21, 2019


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Navy brings ashore injured seaman

A Navy Fast Attack Craft (FAC) was dispatched to bring ashore an injured seaman onboard an oil tanker, on Thursday (19September). The FAC was rushed to retrieve the patient after information received from the International Ship and Port Facility Security(ISPS) unit of Colombo Port.

September 20, 2019


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Wanni troops initiate social welfare projects

More than 300 civilians with visual impairments were benefitted by a special eye clinic organized by Army troops in Wanni, recently.

September 20, 2019


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Navy cleans beach in view of ‘National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week’

Putting its weight behind the ‘National Coastal and Marine Resources Conservation Week’, the Sri Lanka Navy had organized a beach clean-up programme at the Galle Face in Colombo, on Tuesday (17th September).

September 18, 2019


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Navy take hold of 04 suspicious fishing vessels at sea

Sri Lanka Navy ships patrolling in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) had detected 04 Sri Lankan multiday fishing vessels named ‘Danuji’, ‘SubaPathum 4’, ‘LakpriyaDehi’ and ‘Nalin 10’ engaging in fishing activities in waters belonging to the Maldives.

September 17, 2019


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Wet weather to continue

Weather forecasts of the Met Department has predicted the prevailing wet weather to continue further.

September 17, 2019


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RSF Challengers Sink Lion Hearts to Clinch the Second CPL T-10 Cricket Title

The Colombo Premier League -2019 (CPL T-10) Cricket Tournament held at the Rifle Green Grounds was organized by SLAF Station Colombo for the second consecutive year from 20th August to 10th September 2019.

 

September 16, 2019


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Sri Lankan ships return after ‘SLINEX 2019’

The two Sri Lanka Navy ships which left home shores to take part at the Sri Lanka - India Naval Exercise-2019, (SLINEX -2019) returned to the country during the weekend.

September 16, 2019


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Two injured in gas leak explosion

An explosion had occurred at a house at Mahavila Road in Dematagoda, Colombo 9 due to a gas leak, today (15 September).

September 15, 2019


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Mock operation launched in Colombo to free hostages held by terrorists

The ongoing ‘Cormorant Strike X- 2019’ Field Training Exercise saw one of its segments (mock operations) reach Colombo on Friday (13) after intelligence reports indicating an enemy terrorist infiltration at the Central Bank who had then begun to fire indiscriminately killing and wounding civilians.

September 14, 2019


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Troops distribute plants of economic value to Northern communities

Putting their weight behind the country’s development drive towards achieving sustainable economic standards and adding strength to the national green drive, the Sri Lanka Army once again facilitated the distribution of a large number of plants with economic value among the people in Kilinochchi region, recently.

September 14, 2019


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Weather forecasts predict rainy weather

The wet weather condition experienced in many parts of the country is likely to continue according to forecasts of the Met Department.

September 12, 2019


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Annual Feast of National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara held with naval assistance

The annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara, was held from 06th to 08th (September) with the participation of a large gathering of Catholic devotees. Sri Lanka Navy troops had rendered assistance to successfully conduct this Catholic religious ceremony, states Navy media.

September 09, 2019


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‘Udarai Oba’ to raise funds for War Hero welfare project

‘Udarai Oba’, a musical extravaganza featuring a host of eminent local artists will be held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre at 06.30 pm on the 14th of this month (September 2019).

September 03, 2019


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Gajaba Supercross - 2019 thrills crowds at Saliyapura

'Gajaba Supercross - 2019', the Sri Lanka Army Gajaba Regiment organized motor rally got off to a rousing start at the Gajaba Regiment's race track in Saliyapura, Anuradapura, today (01 September).

September 01, 2019


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Adverse weather condition to continue

The prevailing adverse weather condition is expected to continue for the next few days according to a weather forecast issued by the Meteorology Department, this morning (28th August). The prevailing rainy conditions in the South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent during the next few days.

August 28, 2019


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KDU Powerlifters emerge overall champions

Making their presence felt in the local powerlifting arena, the Powerlifting Team of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University emerged as the overall men’s champions in the “All Island Shakthi Open Powerlifting Competition -2019”, states KDU media. The competition was held on 11th &12th August at the Maithri Hall in Bandaragama.

August 28, 2019


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Navy brings ashore injured seaman from oil tanker

Responding to a request by the Port Control Centre, the Sri Lanka Navy rushed one of its Fast Attack Craft (FAC) to bring ashore an injured seaman onboard an oil tanker, last morning (26th August). The said seaman had sustained injuries while working onboard the tanker, states Navy media.

August 27, 2019


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Drug awareness programme for teachers in Jaffna

An awareness programme on drug prevention for teachers in Velani Divisional Secretariat area in Jaffna was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy, recently. The programme, held in keeping with the “Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu” programme of President Maithripala Sirisena was held at the Saraswathy College in Velani, on Friday (23rd August 2019), states Navy media.

August 27, 2019


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INSSSL holds Round Table Conference

A Round Table Conference was conducted by the Institure of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) at the INSSSL auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla on the 23rd August.

August 25, 2019


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Road named after General Hamilton Wanasinghe

The road between Malwana and Dompe has been named as "General Hamilton Wanasinghe Mawatha" after the former Army Commander General Hamilton Wanasinghe.

August 25, 2019


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Dry ration for needy families

A group of needy families living in the Southern part of the country was the beneficiary of a Sri Lanka Army coordinated initiative to provide dry rations.

August 24, 2019


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Army builds sanitary facilities for the needy

Sri Lanka Army troops in Wanni carried out another public welfare project to build three new sanitary facility units (toilets) for three low-income families in Sundarapuram area in Vavuniya.

August 23, 2019


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Annual “Esala Perahera” concludes successfully

The annual “Esala Perahera”, the grand historical pageant that is held to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha drew to a successful conclusion.

August 15, 2019


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Troops to build new house for deserving family

Work on a new house for a needy civilian family in the Wanni region, constructed under the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Army commenced on Thursday (08 August).

August 13, 2019


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Weather reports forecast strong winds

The Department of Meteorology has warned of possible sudden increase in winds in several parts of the country

August 09, 2019


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Critically ill local fisherman brought ashore for treatment

A local fisherman who was in a critical condition due to a cobra bite at the Iranathivu island was brought ashore for treatment by Navy troops on Tuesday (06). According to Navy media, naval personnel at the Iranathivu detachment has observed the fisherman in distress and had informed higher authorities.

August 08, 2019


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INSSSL Annual Lecture Series feature Late Colonel Fazly Laphir

Another segment of the Annual Lecture Series of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was conducted at the Auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla, today (07 August 2019).

August 07, 2019


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Weather advisory

The sudden change in the weather condition over the island is likely to continue further. According to the weather forecast of the Met Department issued at noon today (18 July 2019), the prevailing showery and windy conditions are expected to continue...

July 18, 2019


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MoU between Coast Guard and Wildlife Conservation Department

The Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) and Department of Wild Life Conservation had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation and training procedures of Wave Rider Inshore Patrol Craft, on Wednesday (17th July 2019) at the Coast Guard Rear Headquarters in Wellawatta, Colombo.

July 18, 2019