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A grace period to handover illegal firearms held without valid permits or documents has been announced today (5 to 12) by the Defence Ministry. Following the directives of the President, weeklong the amnesty has been announced to collect all illegal firearms.

February 05, 2020

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

February 05, 2020

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Army Well-Prepared For Coronavirus Quarantine Purposes & Isolation Process

The Army on the directions of the acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, alert to the SOS need to have Sri Lankans arriving from China’s Wuhan Province quarantined for two weeks against Coronavirus, has put up two new dormitories inside the Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital premises.

January 31, 2020

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President Rajapaksa approves SL Airlines aircraft to land Wuhan city to airlift 32 SL students

On the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing today, submitted an application to land a Sri Lankan Airlines aircraft in Wuhan city airport to airlift 32 Sri Lankan students including their family members.

January 27, 2020

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President Rajapaksa denies saying 20,000 missing are dead

The President's Office has denied media reports quoting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as saying that 20,000 listed as missing are dead, today.


January 25, 2020

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Switzerland says no intention to tarnish Sri Lanka’s image

Switzerland said yesterday that it had no intention of tarnishing the image of the Sri Lankan Government and regretted about recent developments had led question the Sri Lanka’s commitment to due process.

January 01, 2020

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The Tri Forces and the Police have taken measures to beef up security under a special plan in view of the festive season.

December 20, 2019

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Due process followed in Swiss embassy employee’s probe – Foreign Minister Gunawardena

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena reassured his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis yesterday that due process had been followed at each step in keeping with international norms respected by both countries in probing into the alleged incident related to the Swiss Embassy employee.

December 19, 2019

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Police Headquarters has issued directions to relevant Police officials to take strict action...

Police Headquarters has issued directions to relevant Police officials to take strict action against people who fraudulently pose as Coordinating Secretaries to the President or pretend as having close links with the President and involve in deceiving people and also making unlawful influences to them.

December 16, 2019

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Brig Priyanka Fernando, New Director Real Estate & Quartering Assumes Office

Brigadier Priyanka Fernando of the Gemunu Watch (GW) took over duties as the new Director, Real Estate and Quartering at the Army Headquarters, Sri Jayewardenepura on Monday (9) during a brief ceremony at his office.


December 10, 2019