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  • Army to continue countrywide Booster Vaccination

    The Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) continues to carry out the national vaccination drive against COVID-19 pandemic around the island by providing Pfizer booster dose for all above 20 years.

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  • Funeral of former Air Force Commander late Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis held with full military honours

    The former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis (Retd), who passed away on Tuesday (Jan 18), was laid to rest with full military honours on Wednesday (Jan 19). According to Air Force media, the final rites were conducted at the ‘Nisala Sewana’ Cemetery in Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia.

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  • KDU establishes Faculty of Criminal Justice

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne ceremonially inaugurated the Faculty of Criminal Justice of the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Ratmalana today (Jan 19). The landmark ceremony also saw the opening of the Stage II of the KDU Press.

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  • Bangladesh Navy Chief meets Defence Secretary

    Chief of the Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal paid a courtesy call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Jan 19).

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  • 'Jaya Pritha' to be held on Jan 26 to invoke blessings on country and people

    ‘Jaya Piritha’ annually organized by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is scheduled to be held on Jan 26 this year under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne said while addressing media personnel at a media brief held at the Mini...

  • KDU launches International Research Journal in Computing

    The Volume 01, Issue 01 of the International Journal of Research in Computing (IJRC) published by the Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was launched at the KDU premises recently.

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  • Deegawapiya relics placed in Temple ‘Relic House’

    The sacred relics unearthed recently at the Deegawapiya Stupa site were ceremonially placed in a specially built “Relic House” at the Deegawapiya temple premises amidst religious blessings of Ven. Maha Sanga today (Jan 17).

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  • Lahugala ‘Neelagiri Stupa’ to stand tall again

    The ‘Neelagiri Maha Seya’ restoration process commenced at the historical Neelagiri Temple premises today (Jan 16) under the auspices of Defence Secretary and Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne.

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  • Thai Pongal Message

    Thai Pongal is a special religious and cultural festival of Hindu devotees dedicated to pay homage to the Sun God for safeguarding their agricultural fields and providing a bountiful harvest. I am extremely pleased to extend my best wishes to our fellow Hindu brethren who celebrate this festival along with Hindu devotees across the world.

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  • Navy run COVID – 19 vaccination centres opened in Colombo and Welisara

    Two Navy manned COVID-19 vaccination centres commenced operation at the Keththarama Maha Viharaya in Colombo and Nawaloka Ground in Welisara today (Jan 14). According to Sri Lanka Navy media, the two centres began the inoculation drive supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme carried out by the Armed Forces.

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  • Army join hands for dengue control

    In a bid to curb the spread of dengue fever within the Western Province troops serving under the Security Force Headquarters - West conducted a special Dengue prevention project covering Gampaha, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara and Matara Districts recently.

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  • Functioning North based green agriculture project

    Senior officers of the Security Forces Headquarters - Jaffna visited the ‘Green Agriculture’ centred organic fertilizer production site in Jaffna recently to inspect the production process. They have also discussed avenues to improve the process further during the visit.

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  • Egyptian new Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

    The new Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Jan 12).

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  • Naval personnel volunteer to cleanup beach to coincide with VNF Annual Camp


    A beach cleaning programme was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy in Uswetakaiyawa recently (Jan 09). According to Navy media sources, this environment protection cleanup programme was held to coincide with the Annual Camp of the Sri Lanka Volunteer Naval Force (VNF).

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Army troops presented stationery packs for a group of deserving students in Jaffna with the support of several local philanthropists on the eve of Thai Pongal festival (Jan 13). Here, a young student leaves happily after receiving his gift from a senior military officer.