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71st Independence Day

Independence Message of the President

[February 04 2019]

Sri Lanka, Which had been under the British rule for 133 years, gained independence on the 4th of February 1948, Each year, this day is celebrated with glory.

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RESETTLEMENT

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Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

Army renovates Children's Park affected by floods

[February 07 2019]

In continuation of the troops' assistance to the communities in the North who were affected by the recent floods in the region, the Children's Park at Kakkaitivu pre-school premises in Anaikkoddai was completely renovated and handed over by Army troops.

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"Piyawara" project reaches milestone in establishing 50 Pre-schools

[February 07 2019]

The 50th pre-school built under the "Piyawara" project was vested on the children of Siyambalawa in Anuradhapura, recently.

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Indian survey ship leaves Colombo

[February 06 2019]

The Indian Navy's hydrographic survey ship "INS Jamuna" departed the island after taking part in a joint hydrographic survey in Sri Lankan waters, today (06 February).

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More educational assistance for Kilinochchi students

[February 06 2019]

A large stock of school accessories was distributed to more than 3900 children in the Northern region under the 'Senehe Siyapatha' welfare project, launched jointly by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Disaster Management and Dialog Axiata PLC, recently.

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MINUSMA Force Commander call on Secretary

[February 06 2019]

The Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, (MINUSMA), Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllisporre, made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando on Tuesday (05 February).

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Remains of Sri Lankan Peacekeepers brought to the island

[February 05 2019]

The mortal remains of the two Sri Lanka Army UN Peacekeepers were brought to the island on Monday (04 February).

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Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day

[February 04 2019]

Today is the 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka. The main Independence Day Parade was held at the Galle Face in Colombo under the patronage of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning.

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President visits late Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema’s house

[February 03 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena condoles over the family and parents of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema who sacrificed his life at the Mali operation attached to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Mali.

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Two "Wave Rider" craft produced by Sri Lanka Navy donated to Seychelles government

[February 02 2019]

Two "Wave Rider" craft produced by the Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project established at the Naval base Welisara, were handed over to Seychelles government in a ceremony held at SLNS Rangalla in Colombo harbor premises, today (01 February).

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Mali President Condemns 'Odious & Unjustifiable Act' on Sri Lankan Peacekeepers

[February 02 2019]

HE the President of the Republic of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keďta extending his sincere condolences to the bereaved families of fallen Sri Lankan Peacekeepers during their duties in Mali in a letter of condolences condemns the "odious and unjustifiable act which aims only to sabotage the efforts of the Malian parties and the international community in the framework of the stabilization of Mali".

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Air Force recognizes educational feats of young achievers

[February 01 2019]

The Sri Lanka Air Force had organized a felicitation ceremony to recognize the educational achievements of the children of Air Force personnel and its civil employees at the Air Force Headquarters auditorium on Wednesday (31 January).

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Navy brings ashore sick Malaysian sailor

[January 31 2019]

A sick sailor onboard a Malaysian naval ship was brought ashore for treatment with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday (30 January).

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Two Sri Lankan Peacekeepers posthumously promoted

[January 31 2019]

The two Sri Lanka Army personnel who laid down their lives during UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali on 25 (January) have been posthumously promoted to their next ranks.

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CONEX 19 concludes successfully

[January 30 2019]

The Sri Lanka Navy organized "Colombo Naval Exercise" (CONEX 19), concluded successfully on Tuesday (29 January). According to Navy media, the Exercise began with the inaugural ceremony onboard Navy's new Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sindurala, on Saturday (26).

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President's condolence message  [January 29 2019]

UN Resident Coordinator Extends Condolences Meeting Commander [January 29 2019]

Joint Maritime Surveillance Training Exercise begins [January 28 2019]

“Attacks Targeting UN Peacekeepers May Constitute War Crimes Under International Law”, Says UN Secretary General Condemning Attack on Sri Lankan Peacekeepers [January 27 2019]

UN Security Council Strongly Condemns Attack on Sri Lankan Peacekeepers & Urges Mali Authorities to Bring Perpetrators to Justice [January 27 2019]


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