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President returns after successful visit to Nepal

[September 03 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena, who has been selected as the Chairman of the 5th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), returned to the Island yesterday (02) after completing a successful state visit to Nepal and attending the 4th Summit of the BIMSTEC held in Kathmandu.

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Yemen war: Children killed in air strike on bus

 

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

First batch of children complete IT course at Army's RITTI

[September 03 2018]

The first group of students has successfully completed the IT course offered by the Ranaviru Information Technology Training Institute (RITTI) in Clappenburg, Trincomalee.

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Curtains Come Down on 'CDS - 2018' Leaving Space for Wider Discourse & Policy Decisions

[September 01 2018]

The 8th 'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018' (CDS) at BMICH, the Sri Lanka Army's flagship symposium on the theme, 'Security in an Era of Global Disruptions' drew to a close on Friday (31) evening after an assortment of more than 115 world-wide security experts and nearly 800 service personnel, distinguished scholars and intellectuals, articulating their desire to carry on with the endeavour of finding comprehensive...

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President appeals to BIMSTEC leaders to take collective steps against drug menace

[August 31 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the leaders of the states in the Bay of Bengal Region to take collective steps against drug menace narcotics smugglers use ocean routes for drug smuggling.

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"Anchorage" leaves the island

[August 31 2018]

The United States Naval Ship "Anchorage" left the country after completing a goodwill visit, on Tuesday (28 August).

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Seva Vanitha Unit donates wheel chair

[August 31 2018]

The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence donated a wheel chair, to the mother of a staff member, today (31 August).

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8th "Colombo Defence Seminar" begins

[August 30 2018]

The 08th "Colombo Defence Seminar- 2018" commenced at the BMICH, today (30 August). Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe graced the inaugural session and made the keynote address to a packed local and foreign distinguished audience, this morning.

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There is no differentiation in the development of the country

[August 29 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena says there is no differentiation or discrimination in the development of the country and the responsibility of delivering development benefits for the people living in the Northern and Eastern provinces will be fulfilled.

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Japan gifted new FPVs join Coast Guard fleet

[August 29 2018]

Two brand new Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV), gifted by Japan joined the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fleet during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo Port, today (29 August).

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"Senehe Siyapatha" provides houses to flood victims

[August 29 2018]

Twenty-five (25) houses built under the "Senehe Siyapatha" housing project were presented to beneficiary families during a ceremony graced by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the "Senehase Gammanaya" in Eheliyagoda, on Tuesday (28 August).

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"Cormorant Strike IX" to commence next month

[August 29 2018]

The annual joint tri forces Field Training Exercise (FTX), 'Cormorant Strike IX - 2018', is set to commence on 06th September (2018). The Exercise, held for the 9th consecutive year will see the participation of 100 foreign military participants and observers, in addition to the local tri forces participants of 2500 soldiers, 400 sailors and 200 airmen.

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Seva Vanintha Unit conducts Alms Giving Ceremony

[August 29 2018]

An Alms Giving Ceremony was conducted by the Seva Vanintha Unit of the Ministry of Defence for the resident Maha Sangha of the Ukgalbada Isipathana Aranya Senasanaya in Kalutara on Tuesday (28th August).

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SLN takes over US Coast Guard Cutter

[August 28 2018]

The Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially took over the ex-United States Coast Guard Cutter 'Sherman' at a ceremony held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on Monday (27 August).

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Russian DA meets Secretary

[August 28 2018]

The Military Naval & Air Attaché of the Russian Embassy in Colombo, Colonel Denis I Shkoda met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry today (28 August).

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Former Army Commander General Rohan Daluwatte (Retd) passes away

[August 28 2018]

Former Commander of the Army General Rohan Daluwatte (Retd) passed away on Monday (27 August). The late General Daluwatte was 77 at the time of his death at the Military Hospital in Colombo, yesterday.

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Air Force donates to the Heart to Heart Trust Fund

[August 28 2018]

The Sri Lanka Air Force had donated one million rupees to the Heart to Heart Trust Fund. According to Air Force media, the donation was handed over by the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy to the Co-Founder of the Trust, Dr. Ruvan Ekanayake on Monday (27 August).

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State Ministry holds Special "Pola" [August 27 2018]

Indian NDU delegation meets State Minister [August 27 2018]

State Minister graces foundation stone laying ceremony at Kumbaldiwela Sri Saddharmodaya Pirivena [August 27 2018]

More water treatment plants for the North Western Province [August 26 2018]

All set for "Colombo Defence Seminar 2018" [August 25 2018]


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