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  • Warm wishes to Sri Lanka Navy on its 73rd 'Navy Day'

    Today (December 9th), Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary. The Sri Lanka Navy, known as the country's first line of defence, has played an imperative role in ushering in a new era of peace.


  • Sri Lanka Navy proudly celebrates 73rd Anniversary

    The Sri Lanka Navy, widely regarded as the First Line of the Nation's Defence, is celebrating its 73rd Anniversary today, 09th December 2023. Under the able guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, various programmes, emphasizing longstanding naval traditions and religious practices, are being implemented across all...

  • State Minister Tennakoon calls for collective effort to address
    online radicalization of youth

    Online youth radicalization in the South Asian region is a complex challenge that demands urgent attention and through fostering education, collaboration, socio-economic development and leveraging technology responsibly, we can empower our youth to resist extremist narratives and pave the way for a more peaceful and harmonious future in the region.


  • Director Public Policy South and Central Asia of Meta meets State Minister

    The Director Public Policy South and Central Asia of Meta Sarim Aziz met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premita Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (Dec. 07).


  • Condolence Message on the explosion and floods in seychelles

    The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka and members of the Armed Forces express their deepest condolences to the President and people of Seychelles over the loss of life and destruction caused by an explosion in an industrial area in Mahé  and devastating floods in the country. We stand in solidarity with the people of Seychelles at this difficult hour.


  • Awareness Programme on Human Trafficking commenced in Colombo

    An awareness programme on Human Trafficking organized by the National Task Force against Human Trafficking and the International Organization for Migration to educate 39 Divisional Secretaries covering 13 districts commenced at Hotel Ramada in Colombo on Monday (Dec. 04). Attending the programme, Defence Secretary and Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking ...

  • ICRC local delegation head meets State Minister

    Head of the ICRC Delegation in Sri Lanka Severine Chappaz met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (Dec. 05).