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'Report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate regarding terrorist attacks will be opened for all' - President

[April 30 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena says that after receiving the report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate the causes and background for the terrorist attacks, the content of that report will be opened for all the parties.

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Security operations to ensure safety of school children

[May 06 2019]

During the past 48 hours, the armed forces have focused their full attention on the safety of school children. We have fully evaluated the security status quo and taken all necessary preventive security measures covering all the schools.

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Special search operations around schools premises on Sunday

[May 05 2019]

Special security arrangements have been made to facilitate the reopening of schools on Monday. Necessary instructions have already been issued to all Police stations in the country.

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Nearly 15 000 Tri Forces troops deployed for security

[May 04 2019]

Island wide security has been tightened with Tri Force having deployed nearly 15,000 personnel to ensure public security during the past 48 hours. The Army alone has deployed about 10 000 personnel for these operations.

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Political leadership is of extreme importance when fighting terrorism, says British State Minister for Security

[May 03 2019]

The British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace said the political leadership is extremely important to fight against terrorism with international connections.

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Air Force Commander calls on the Secretary

[May 03 2019]

The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General S H S Kottegoda (Retd) at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).

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Navy Commander calls on the Secretary

[May 03 2019]

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General S H S Kottegoda (Retd) at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).

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Army Commander calls on the Secretary

[May 03 2019]

The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence , General S H S Kottegoda (Retd) at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).

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Stern action against rumour mongers

[May 03 2019]

Authorities will take legal action against those who are involved in spreading false information, images or videos that would be detrimental to the reconciliation among the people.

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Police bury those killed in Saithamaruthu incident

[May 03 2019]

Police took measures to bury ten remains of those killed in the Sainthamaruthu suicide blast after completing investigations and post mortem procedures, on Thursday (02 May).

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CDS calls on Secretary

[May 02 2019]

Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General S H S Kottegoda (Retd) at the Ministry today (02 May 2019).

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Weapons and explosives found during search operations

[May 02 2019]

Combined search operations are continuing in many parts of the country after security measures were tightened in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings.

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Motherland will be completely freed from clutches of terrorism even at the cost of sacrificing life - President emphasizes at the May Day celebration

[May 01 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena says the great sorrow emerged in the hearts of all Sri Lankans due to the April 21 tragedy should turn into a strength to eliminate terrorism from the country.

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President’s May Day Message

[May 01 2019]

It is the day on which the legendary voice of a group of gallant workers sacrificed their lives while demanding to limit the daily working period to eight hours.

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New Secretary appointed to the Ministry of Defence

[April 29 2019]

Former Commander of the Army, General S H S Kottegoda (Retd) has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Defence by President Maithripala Sirisena, today (29 April 2019).

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Ongoing operations successful

[April 30 2019]

The island wide search operations being carried out by Tri Forces, Police and STF are continuing and security has been tightened. Maximum security has been provided to all places of worship by the Tri Forces, Police and STF.

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Navy to undertake reconstruction of Kochchikade St. Anthony's church

[April 30 2019]

The reconstruction of the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bombing will be carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy.

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Army continues with search operations

[April 30 2019]

Sri Lanka Army through its seven formations encompassing the entire country is carrying out search operations to apprehend extremist terrorists.

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Key suspects arrested

[April 29 2019]

A total of 44 suspects have been placed under CID custody in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings uptodate. Seven of these suspects held by the CID are females. In addition, fifteen other suspects are being held by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) including two females for investigations

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Overall Operational Command, Colombo Established with Immediate Effect

[April 29 2019]

The Army Headquarters Monday (29) evening announced that all Army, Navy, Air Force and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District have been placed under command to the Overall Operational Command - Colombo for operational purposes with immediate effect.

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Steps to ban covering one's face to prevent identification

[April 29 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena, under Emergency Regulations, has taken steps to ban from tomorrow (April 29th, 2019), all forms of face covers that may hinder one's identity been ascertained, as a threat to national security and public safety.

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President joins religious programmes held in remembrance of victims of Easter Sunday attacks

[April 28 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the special Sunday Mass held under the patronage of the Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop’s House, today (28) remembering the victims of the disastrous Easter Sunday attacks.

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PRESS RELEASE

[April 28 2019]

Any individuals, groups or organizations involved publishing false news, information, images, interviews or any other form of publications that could provoke communal/racial tensions, public disturbance or disunity among the people is liable for prosecution under Emergency Regulations, currently in force.

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Casualties among Terrorists & Safe House Occupants Rise to 15

[April 27 2019]

Army troops with Policemen and other members of the Security Forces who cordoned the entire area of Nintavur - Kalmunai after terrorists fired at them from a safe house late Friday (26) evening began their clearing operations at twilight (27) reaching the location from where explosions were heard.

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Two Gunmen Killed in Retaliatory Attacks

[April 27 2019]

Army troops, together with Police personnel in the general area of Nintavur, Sahindamaradu after shoot out on Friday (26) evening are now conducting clearing operations, having cordoned the entire area as this report was filed around midnight.

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Island-Wide Army Operations on in Full Swing

[April 27 2019]

Island-wide Army troops, together with Policemen, Navy and Air Force troops in a bid to stem fanatical terrorist extremism and restore normalcy in the country after Tri-Services were vested with required provisions with enforcement of Emergency Regulations are currently engaged in a variety of security operations with special focus on most vulnerable areas and places in Colombo and elsewhere.

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General Amnesty Attracts Four Digit Number Deserters So Far

[April 27 2019]

A total of 2882 Army deserters, including 2 Officers have so far reported to receive their discharge from the Army in the past four days (April 22 - 25) after HE the President in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and the Commander of the Army offered a General Amnesty period (22 Apr - 10 May) to all Army absentees under four categories.

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MEDIA RELEASE (National Media Centre)

[April 26 2019]

A number of incidents of public disturbances have been reported in several parts of the country due to the circulation of false information.

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Public Requested to Identify Terrorist Suspects

[April 26 2019]

Police Headquarters Seek Public Assistance to Identify Following Six Suspects involved in Easter Sunday (21) Terrorist Attacks in Colombo and elsewhere.

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President chairs the All party conference

[April 25 2019]

The All Party Conference was held with the participation of all party leaders, and representatives under the patronage of President Maithripalka Sirisena today (25).

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UN Secretary General and other world leaders telephone President to convey condolences and extend fullest support [April 25 2019]

Army Troops Begin Mobile Patrols, Static Duties, Vehicle Checks & Searches [April 25 2019]

Armed Forces Called Out Conferring Powers to Contain Terrorist Acts [April 25 2019]

President gives firm assurance of curtailing terrorism and bring back normalcy swiftly [April 24 2019]

President confident about curtail terrorism and bring back normalcy swiftly [April 23 2019]


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