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Tri-forces and Police work collectively to ensure security - Acting CDS Lt.Gen. Shavendra Silva

Acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva pledged to ensure security of the country and its people to the maximum in compliance with the vision of the President and Commander in Chief of armed forces Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

January 02, 2020

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Defence Secretary reviews welfare initiatives for retired War Heroes

Another round of discussion was held at the Defence Ministry presided by the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne on Monday (30) evening  to review the progress of the ongoing welfare programmes initiated to uplift the living standards of the retired Tri-Forces personnel.

December 31, 2019

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Tri-service Troops Present Ceremonial Guard of Honour to Outgoing CDS

The outgoing 10th Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Tri Services, Admiral Ravindra C Wijegunaratne this morning (31) was honoured in a Tri service Guard of Honour salute at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall premises (BMICH) where the Office of the CDS is situated.

December 31, 2019

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Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit presents school gifts packs for employees children

More than 500 children of Defence Ministry employees were presented with gift packs of school books, bags and gift vouchers for shoes during a ceremony held today (30) at the Ministry auditorium.


December 30, 2019

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Army Para Games showcase exceptional talents of soldiers

Over 700 differently able soldiers representing 11 regiments of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will compete for honours at the 22nd Army Para Games 2019 which got off the ground on Friday (27) at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.

December 28, 2019

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Jaffna troops celebrate Christmas with needy children

One hundred bicycles were donated to deserving children in the Jaffna region during an Army initiated programme held in view of the Christmas celebration, recently (24).

December 27, 2019

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Sri Lankans commemorate 15th anniversary of Boxing Day Tsunami

Today marks the 15th anniversary since the Boxing Day Tsunami devastated the coastal regions of the island in 2004.

December 26, 2019

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Indian Navy Chief joined to clean Sandy Bay beach in Trinco

Indian Navy Commander Admiral Karambir Singh with Commander Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva took time off to clean the Sandy Bay beach area in Trincomalee, yesterday (22nd December 2019).

December 23, 2019

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HE the President Promotes 63 Senior Officers to Next Rank on Commander’s Recommendations

HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence and recommendations of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has promoted a total of 63 Senior Officers to their respective next ranks, retrospectively, one of the largest segment of promotions, made in recent times, a communiqué of the Military Secretariat Branch announced this evening (16).

December 17, 2019

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'Exercise Mitra Shakthi' Nears Culmination

Troops of both Indian Army and Sri Lankan Army, now on the verge of culminating their joint, 'Exercise-Mitra Shakthi' at Shivaneri demonstration village in Pune, India rehearsed final operational tasks with focus on general strategic planning.


December 14, 2019