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India-SL Coast Guards meet virtually

Opening an excellent avenue to discuss the continuation of the various collaborations held between the Coast Guards of India and Sri Lanka on maritime security, maritime safety in the region and the issues of mutual concerns, the 5th Indian Coast Guard - Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) high level meeting was held successfully on a virtual platform at the SLCG Headquarters yesterday (June 22).


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Service of SL troops in MINUSMA appreciated

Sri Lanka Army Combat Convoy Company (SLACCC) Contingent received commendation from the MINUSMA Force Commander for the accomplishment of its Convoy Escort Operations and dedicated service to the United Nations while securing the lives of the civilians and vehicles.


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Vavuniya Ayurveda Hospital converts to an ICC with Army's support

Sri Lanka Army troops converted Siddhi Ayurveda Hospital in Vavuniya to serve as a new Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) to accommodate 100 for COVID-19 patients with all medical facilities and vested it in health authorities recently.


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Pakistan’s HC meets Defence Secretary

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Saad Khattak paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (June 22) making his first visit to the New Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.


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Army expands Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Lab

Sri Lanka Army facilitated the renovation and the expansion of Batticaloa Teaching Hospital's Covid -19 diagnostic laboratory recently in a bit the enhance the clinical testing facility.


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Army converts Convention Centre to an ICC

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) converted the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo to serve as an Intermediate Care Cantre (ICC) and handed it over to healthcare authorities recently.


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Formal Inauguration of 'International Yoga Day'

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the inauguration of the 7th edition of the ‘International Yoga Day’ delivered the keynote speech through video conferencing today (June 21).


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Brazil’s Deputy Head of Mission pays farewell call

The Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Federative Republic of Brazil in Sri Lanka, Winston Alexander Silva who will be completing his tenure in due course, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the Defence Ministry, today (June 21).


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Pandemic Control Operations

Tri-Forces and Police are conducting operations to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the island by untiringly engaging in identifying the virus hit patients and sending their close contacts for quarantine to the Tri-Forces managed quarantine centres established around the country.