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  • Chinese Language Day


  • General Amnesty for Tri-Forces Absentees

    The Ministry of Defence announces that the General Amnesty period announced from 20.04.2024 to 20.05.2024 for members of the Tri-Forces who have been marked as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) is not applicable for Commissioned Officers who are marked as AWOL.


  • The Challanges and Opportunities for women in Security and Peacekeeping

    "The Challanges and Opportunities for women in Security and Peacekeeping"


  • Condolences message

    The Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka expresses its deepest condolences to the President and the people of Kenya over the loss of lives including the Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla in the tragic helicopter crash in Elgeyo Marakwet county.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Kenya at this difficult ...

  • Defence Ministry Staffers join in New Year sweetmeat tradition
    before resuming duties

    As the Sinhala and Tamil New Year unfolds, traditions take the centre stage. Hence, the Defence Ministry staffers, along with Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne gathered at the Defence Ministry premises and partook in the cherished tradition, ‘New Year sweetmeat table’, in the morning today (Apr 16).


  • Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !

    Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !


  • President's New Year Message

    The progression of nations, countries and the global community is propelled by the perpetual cycle of renewal, where innovative ideas are nurtured and novel creations come to fruition.


  • State Minister emphasizes on Defence Collaboration,
    a leading key to Economic Revival

    "The collaboration and joint R&D with Indian defence industries would lead to the country’s economic revival. The procurement of cost-effective and tailor-made products from India in the last decade has helped protect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."





‘The value which extends far beyond its majesty’

Fostering a deeper appreciation of these amazing giants which play a significant role as a keystone species in Sri Lanka's ecosystem. A group of Sri Lanka Army soldiers battle to save an elephant calf that had fallen into a well.