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‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan nation’ – President emphasized in the East

[May 09 2019]

Under the new national security programme, all citizens have been guaranteed the right to live in a society free of fear and suspicion.

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Coast Guard DG calls on Secretary

[May 10 2019]

The Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Thursday (09 May).

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Entry and exit restriction eased at Katunayake airport

[May 10 2019]

The Sri Lanka Air Force was made aware that the passengers arriving and departing the Bandaranaike International Airport had to undergo considerable inconvenience because of the enhanced security arrangements put into effect from the 21st April, 2019..

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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on Secretary

[May 09 2019]

The Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Air Vice Marshal HMSKB Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (09 May).

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SIU investigation into Police errors over granting of bail to suspects

[May 09 2019]

The Cinnamon Grand hotel suicide bomber, Mohamed Ibrahim Inshaf Ahamad was the owner of the brass factory at Wellampitiya.

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Public Advised to Dial 113 for Any Emergency

[May 09 2019]

In the event of any emergency or need to convey any suspicious information, Directorate of Operations at the Army Headquarters requests the public to contact 113 any time of the day.

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Security situation under control and normalcy restored - President

[May 08 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said that as authority had been entrusted to the security forces to carry out their duties without hindrance, the situation has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the country.

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EU Ambassador meets Secretary

[May 08 2019]

European Union delegation led by EU Ambassador for Sri Lanka, HE Mr. Tung-Lai Margue met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at his office on Tuesday (07 May).

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Extremist training locations raided

[May 08 2019]

A 25-acre land in Riditenna in Valaichchenai Police Division was searched by the CID, Police and STF on Monday (06) after it was identified as a site used by the extremist terror group for their activities.

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Security measures stepped up to ensure public safety

[May 07 2019]

Tri Forces, Police, STF and the Civil Defence Department have worked tirelessly to ensure the security of the country since the aftermath of the terrorist incident, said so the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc during a press briefing held at the Ministry, last evening (06 May).

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While the security forces are destroying the extremist terrorism, the religious leaders holds the responsibility to ensure reconciliation in a multi-ethnic country President

[May 07 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said that within a short span of time the security forces will be firmly eradicating the extremist terrorism and that the religious leaders holds the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups without letting the trust of the people of the country to fail.

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Chinese DA calls on the Secretary

[May 07 2019]

The Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Monday (06 May 2019).

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Four Police teams to investigate into Kochchikade incident

[May 07 2019]

Two individuals have been arrested following clashes in Kochchikade in Negombo. A personal dispute between two individuals had escalated into a tense situation after a group of highly intoxicated persons had involved and behaved in an unruly manner.

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Media Release

[May 07 2019]

A request has been made not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the media.

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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 (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc 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 (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc 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 (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc 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]

Weapons and explosives found during search operations [May 02 2019]

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’s May Day Message [May 01 2019]

New Secretary appointed to the Ministry of Defence [April 29 2019]


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