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Peace Envoy Akashi, a special friend of Sri Lanka - President

[August 20 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena says staunch peace-maker Yasushi Akashi is a loyal and trusted friend of Sri Lanka. He said this when the Japanese peace envoy Akashi called on President Sirisena at the President's Office today (July 20).

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New Army Commander assumes office

[August 21 2019]

The newly appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc officially took over duties, during a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters in Colombo, today (21 August 2019).

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President chairs a meeting to formulate a standard mechanism to distribute explosives

[August 21 2019]

A discussion focused on the ways and means to minimize irregularities occur while issuing explosive materials and to formulate a regulated procedure to distribute them was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat...

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Appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Press Release

[August 21 2019]

With reference to comments that have appeared since the above appointment, the following is noted:

The appointment of the Army Commander of Sri Lanka is a sovereign decision by the Head of State.

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Former Army Commander promoted

[August 20 2019]

The outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena, with effect from 17 August 2019.

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Heart to Heart Fund delegation meets Secretary

[August 20 2019]

A delegation of the Heart to Heart Fund met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp at the Ministry for a discussion on Monday (19th August 2019).

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New Army Commander appointed

[August 19 2019]

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army today (19).

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President confers Veerodhara Vibushana medals on two war heroes

[August 19 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena awarded Veerodhara Vibushana medals to two war heroes today. 

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Opportunity will be created for government officials to perform their duties in a contented manner – President

[August 18 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said it is his aspiration to create an environment where all government officials including Police officers to work in a contented manner.

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23.5 More Acres Used by the Army Released to Kilinochchi District Secretariat

[August 18 2019]

Kilinochchi troops in another gesture of goodwill and reconciliation took steps to release a land patch of 23.05 acres including the buildings, owned by government permit holders in Krishnapuram, Kilinochchi during a simple ceremony on Thursday (15).

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Special Forces Regiment honoured with President's "Rana Parashuwa"

[August 16 2019]

His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena graced the "Rana Parashuwa" Awarding Parade which is awarding the President and Regimental Colors to Sri Lanka Army Special Forces Regiment at the Special Forces Headquarters in Naula Matale, today (16 August 2019).

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Annual “Esala Perahera” concludes successfully

[August 15 2019]

The annual “Esala Perahera”, the grand historical pageant that is held to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha drew to a successful conclusion.

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Troops to build new house for deserving family

[August 13 2019]

Work on a new house for a needy civilian family in the Wanni region, constructed under the Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Army commenced on Thursday (08 August).

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Lifesaving workshops for civilian communities in Gampaha

[August 13 2019]

With a view to educate the civilians, especially the fishing communities on water safety, drowning prevention and first aid, a series of lifesaving and drowning prevention awareness workshops was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Life Saving Training School, recently.

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Troops assist to upgrade Preschool in Mullaithivu

[August 13 2019]

Sri Lanka Army troops in Mullaithivu extended their support to develop the outdoor play facility of the pre-school in Kaleiwanai.

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MLO chairs Defence Attachés meeting

[August 13 2019]

The bi-annual Defence Attachés meeting was held at the Ministry of Defence on 08th August (2019).

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The President’s Hajj Message

[August 12 2019]

Hajj pilgrimage marks the concluding event of the compulsory religious practices of Islam 'Hajj means visiting a sacred place. This can be called as the global congregation of all Islam devotees bonded in peace ant brotherhood.

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Navy's contribution to maintain a clean and beautiful coastal line

[August 11 2019]

As another step of beach cleaning, a cleaning campaign was conducted along the Thalaimannar beach on 10th August 2019.

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Secretary visits East

[August 10 2019]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu arrived in the East making an inspection visit with a view to look into the security forces deployment and the prevailing situation in the Eastern region on, today (10 Saturday August 2019). 

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INSSSL conducts Round Table discussion

[August 10 2019]

A round table discussion was conducted by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) at its Auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla, Friday evening (09 August 2019).

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President meets Prime Minister of Cambodia

[August 09 2019]

Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well as the renaissance of Buddhism, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia said. 

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Weather reports forecast strong winds

[August 09 2019]

The Department of Meteorology has warned of possible sudden increase in winds in several parts of the country. 

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Delegation meets Secretary for discussion on the operation of drones

[August 09 2019]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu met a delegation for a discussion on the operation of drones at the Ministry, last evening (08th August 2019). 

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Secretary meets delegation of domestic aviation sector

[August 09 2019]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu met a delegation of domestic aviation sector including representatives of the Owners and Operators Association for a discussion at the Ministry, last evening (08th August 2019). 

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President receives grand welcome at Cambodian Royal Palace

[August 08 2019]

Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well as the renaissance of Buddhism, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia said. 

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President commenced state visit to Cambodia

[August 08 2019]

On an invitation extended by the Government of Cambodia, President Maithripala Sirisena began his four-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation today (7) with the aim of further strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

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27th Death Anniversary of late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa [August 08 2019]

Kilinochchi troops extend hospitality to devotees making "Paada Yathra" [August 08 2019]

Critically ill local fisherman brought ashore for treatment [August 08 2019]

INSSSL Annual Lecture Series feature Late Colonel Fazly Laphir [August 07 2019]

New Zealand HC meets Secretary [August 07 2019]


 
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