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President’s New Year Message

[January 01 2019]

The dawn of the new year is an occasion to recollect our achievements and failures as well gains and losses in the year that ended.

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INTERNATIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

RESETTLEMENT

Anak Krakatau: Indonesia flights rerouted as volcano alert level raised

 

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

Defence Ministry ushers in 2019

[January 01 2019]

A traditional ceremony was held at the Ministry to usher in the New Year, this morning (01 January, 2019).

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Outgoing Navy Commander calls on the Secretary

[December 31 2018]

The outgoing Commander of the Navy, Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe paid a farewell call on the Secretary, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at the Ministry, today (31st December 2018).

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Outgoing Navy Commander calls on the State Minister

[December 31 2018]

The outgoing Commander of the Navy, Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe paid a farewell call on the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (31st December 2018).

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RELEASE OF STATE LANDS USED BY THE ARMY FOR FARMING PURPOSES AS DIRECTED BY HE THE PRESIDENT

[December 30 2018]

In addition to the ongoing process of releasing private and state lands in the North and East, hitherto being used by the Army with no impact on national security needs, HE the President has directed further to release state lands, being used as Army farms in those provinces without delay.

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Release of More Lands Held by Security Forces in Batticaloa District Begins

[December 29 2018]

Documents pertaining to release of four more land plots (8.5 acres in total extent) in Batticaloa District, which were earlier used by armed forces for security requirements were handed over to the Governor of the Eastern Province...

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More facilities for flood affected people in Kilinochchi under the guidance of the President

[December 28 2018]

Kilinochchi District Secretary Suntharam Arumainayaham said that all the District Secretaries, have taken immediate steps to help the victims of floods in accordance with the guidance given by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Navy continues post flood relief activities in the Northern Province

[December 28 2018]

Sri Lanka Navy has deployed 15 relief teams to assist communities affected by the adverse weather conditions experienced in the island recently.

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Troops continue flood relief work

[December 27 2018]

Continuing their relief efforts soon after the floods that hit several areas in the country, especially in the Northern areas, Sri Lanka Army troops have rescued a number of people stranded due to the rains in Puiyamunei area in the Mullaitivu region.

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US ship 'Rushmore' departs

[December 27 2018]

'Rushmore' the US navy ship that arrived to Sri Lanka on Friday (21 December) left the island on Tuesday (26 December).

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Troops rescue flood-affected civilians in Kilinochchi & Mullaittivu Districts

[December 26 2018]

Due to the prevailing adverse weather condition in the country, the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts have experienced heavy rainfall resulting in flooding in many areas..

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President’s Christmas message

[December 25 2018]

The expectation of Christmas is a promise of a new life; a new birth. The Christmas is a season where the message of Jesus on Pease and reconciliation reverberates throughout the world.

 

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President instructs to provide immediate relief to people affected by heavy rains and floods

[December 24 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant authorities to provide immediate relief to the people affected by the heavy rains and floods that prevailed in the Mullaitivu, Mannar and Kilinochchi District.

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Minister Wijewardene assumes office

[December 24 2018]

The newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene MP ceremonially assumed duties at the Ministry, today (24th Monday, December 2018).

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Indian survey ship arrives in the country

[December 21 2018]

The Indian Navy's hydrographic survey ship 'INS Jamuna' arrived in the country on Thursday (20 December). According to Navy media, the ship arrived in the country with a view to undertake hydrographic surveys in Sri Lankan waters.

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Russian naval ships in the island

[December 21 2018]

Making a four-day official goodwill visit, three Russian Navy ships arrived in the country on Thursday (20 December). According to Navy media, the visiting ships, Varyag, Admiral Panteleev and Boris Butoma were accorded a traditional naval welcome up on their arrival at the Colombo habour.

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More land released in the North

[December 20 2018]

Keeping in line with the release of land previously utilized by the security forces, the Sri Lanka Army has handed back another segment of land in the Northern Province on Wednesday (19 December).

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Land released in Mullaithivu

[December 19 2018]

The Sri Lanka Army has handed back another segment of land in Mullaithivu during a ceremony on Tuesday (18 December). According to Army media, documents relating to 52.14 acres of land in Mullaithivu were handed over to the District Secretary....

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Army Has So Far Released 23773.62 Acres of Private Lands

[December 18 2018]

Sri Lanka Army in line with the President's directives on the release of civilians lands in the North and East, hither to being used for security purpose has so far freed a total acreage of 23773.62 acres, belongings....

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Air Force installs 'Weather Buddy' automated weather stations

[December 17 2018]

The Sri Lanka Air Force has installed six (06) "Weather Buddy" weather stations at its airfields around the island. According to Air Force media, the 'Weather Buddy' is an automated weather station developed by the Research and Development Laboratory at the Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Wing in SLAF Base Ratmalana.

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SLMA Releases Fully-Fledged 234 More New Officers to the 'Rata Rakina Jathiya'

[December 16 2018]

The pride of the Nation, 'Rata Rakina Jathiya' (community defending the country) on Saturday (15) during a colourful ceremony at Diyatalawa Sri Lanka Military Academy (SLMA) was once again blessed with 234 youthful Officer Cadets...

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Air Force wins National Taekwondo title

[December 14 2018]

The Sri Lanka Air Force has won the National Taekwondo Championship, this year. According to Air Force media, this is the third consecutive time that the Air Force had managed to win the coveted title.

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President graces DSCSC Graduation Ceremony

[December 13 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the Graduation Ceremony of Course No 12 of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Sapugaskanda, Kelaniya on Wednesday (12 December).

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Navy Day celebrated in Hawaii

[December 13 2018]

The Sri Lanka Navy celebrated its 68th anniversary last Sunday (09). According to Navy media, a series of anniversary ceremonies were held at naval establishments across the island in view of the anniversary.

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Air Force drops 'Seed Bombs' to increase forester cover [December 13 2018]

President emphasized that laws related to the control of drug trafficking should not be weakened at any cost [December 12 2018]

Wheelchair bound War Hero completes cross country journey at Point Pedro [December 12 2018]

Army builds 'Agraharam' residential units for Hindu Priests in Jaffna [December 12 2018]

Land released in the Eastern region [December 11 2018]

Japanese delegation visits Sri Lanka Coast Guard [December 11 2018]


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