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Though the doors should be opened for and medium for social progress, there is a need to control those are harmful to the society - President

[March 14 2018]

'The temporary ban on Facebook following the incidents occurred in Kandy and Ampara will be lifted within the next few days', President Maithripala Sirisena said. He added that even though there is room for any medium for the benefit of the society, there is a need for a certain approach to control the destruction cause to the society by some vicious elements using these mediums.


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Stephen Hawking: Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' physicist

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

Naval ships return home after attending MILAN 2018

[March 18 2018]

The two Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) ships which left the country to attend 'MILAN 2018' in India returned home after the successful completion the naval exercise, on Saturday (17th Match).

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Bicycles for Kilinochchi children

[March 17 2018]

A group of students from low income families in Kilinochchi was presented with bicycles during a ceremony facilitated by the Sri Lanka Army troops. According to Army media, 25 students in the region were presented with bicycles at the ceremony held at the Harmony Centre in Kilinochchi on Wednesday (14th March).

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Australia provides two main engines to Navy ship

[March 16 2018]

The Australian Government has provided two main engines to the Sri Lanka Navy. According to Navy media, the High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka, HE Bryce Hutchesson handed over the two engines to the Navy's Deputy Chief of Staff and Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva during a ceremony held at SLNS Dakshina in Galle on Wednesday (14th March).

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Troops assist to organize inter school band competition

[March 15 2018]

Sri Lanka Army troops in Trincomalee provided assistance to organize an Inter School Western Band competition recently. According to Army media, troops of 22 Division Headquarters under Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) together with the Old Boys Association of St Joseph's College, Trincomalee jointly organized the competition at the St Joseph's College ground in Trincomalee on Saturday (10).

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Coast Guard Life Savers save more than 900 lives

[March 14 2018]

Coast Guard life savers stationed at the Mount Lavinia beach managed to save the lives of two locals from drowning at sea on Monday (12th March). The two youngsters both aged 19 and from Veyangoda and Nittambuwa had been swept away to sea when they had gone for a bath at the popular beach.

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Japan's Emperor Akihito warmly welcomes President Sirisena

[March 13 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Japan to further strengthening the long standing bilateral relations between the two countries, met with Emperor Akihito today (13).


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President meets with Indian Prime Minister & Executive Director of UN Environment Programme

[March 12 2018]

President Maithripala Sirisena after attending the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


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Navy's Hydrographic Service prepares first Nautical Chart

[March 10 2018]

The Sri Lanka Navy's Hydrographic Service has prepared its first nautical chart. According to Navy media, the new chart covering the 'Kachchativu' island was officially handed over to the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe by the Navy's Chief Hydrographer, Rear Admiral Sisira Jayakody during a brief ceremony on Friday (09 March).

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Japanese Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Admiral Kawano meets State Minister

[March 09 2018]

The visiting Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff of Japan Self Defence Force Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry today (09th March).

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UN Under-Secretary General (USG) for Political Affairs meets Secretary

[March 09 2018]

The visiting UN Under-Secretary General (USG) for Political Affairs Mr. Jeffrey Feltman met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry today (09th March 2018)

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Medical clinic for Ministry employees

[March 08 2018]

A medical clinic was conducted at the Ministry for the members of the staff today (08th March). The clinic was organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the MoD under its welfare projects.

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Special Announcement by President Maithripala Sirisena on March 06th, 2018

[March 07 2018]

I decided the make this special address today, as a tense situation has occurred during the last few days owing to several very unfortunate incidents in several parts of the country, causing disharmony and tensions among ethnic groups.


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Anniversary 'Air Tattoo' concludes successfully

[March 07 2018]

The' Air Tattoo' organized in view of the anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) concluded on a successful note on Monday (05th March).

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Special Envoy on Anti Personnel Mine Ban Convention Assures More Support to Army De-miners

[March 06 2018]

Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit (SLA-HDU) was assured more new technical equipment and funds for purchase of more Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) by HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, Special Envoy on Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention, who visited minefields in Muhamalai, Jaffna this morning (6) at the invitation of HE the President and the National Mine Action Centre of the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.

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Medical assistance for Northern people [March 06 2018]

Sri Lanka Coast Guard celebrates 8th Anniversary [March 05 2018]

Nation-building Army Troops Start Renovation of 'Chandana Pokuna' Tank in Hingurakgoda [March 04 2018]

Secretary declares open Air Force Tattoo [March 04 2018]

Navy ships leave for MILAN- 2018 [March 03 2018]

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