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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

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

Bicycles for Jaffna students

[January 03 2018]

Ten (10) deserving students in Jaffna were the proud recipients of new bicycles during a ceremony held in view of the New Year, earlier this week.

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Air Force helicopter rushed to contain fire at Muthurajawela

[January 03 2018]

An Mi - 17 helicopter of the Sri Lanka Air Force was rushed to assist in a firefighting operation to contain a fire that had broken out at the Muthurajawela Reserve in Negombo recently.

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Train carrying relief items from South to people in North reaches Kilinochchi

[January 02 2018]

The special train on a humanitarian mission, that carried relief items for the flood victims in the North, commenced its journey from Matara in the South on December 31, reached Kilinochchi Railway Station on January 01 around 2.30 p.m.

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Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva assumes office as the 23rd Navy Commander

[January 02 2019]

Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva assumed office as the 23rd Commander of the Navy, on Tuesday (01 January, 2019).

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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]

Troops rescue flood-affected civilians in Kilinochchi & Mullaittivu Districts [December 26 2018]

President’s Christmas message [December 25 2018]

President instructs to provide immediate relief to people affected by heavy rains and floods [December 24 2018]

Minister Wijewardene assumes office [December 24 2018]


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