Anuradhapura General Hospital was one of the healing homes for the military personnel as it extended noble services to seriously injured soldiers brought in from the warfront for emergency treatments, the Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne mentioned while recalling treatments he received at the same hospital twice, then.
Offering the highest tribute to war veterans of our time, an exclusive ‘Poson Bhakthi Geetha’ programme was held at the Sandahiru Seya premises under the patronage of Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne last evening (Jun 03).
The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka conveys its condolences on the train disaster in Odisha, India. We express our deepest sympathies to the grieving families who had lost their loved ones in this catastrophe. We also admire the selfless service of all those involved in the rescue and relief operations.
Dr. Robert Floyd, the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, arrived on the Island on May 31, on a five-day official visit, met the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry last evening (02 June).
Poson Poya Day is of the highest significance to Sri Lankan Buddhists as it marks the historic arrival of Arahat Mahinda Thera to our Motherland with the message of the Buddha, paving the way to create a new meaningful identity as well as a cultural renaissance.
May this Poson bring Peace and Happiness...
The Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) ‘SHAHJAHAN’ arrived at the Port of Colombo on a formal visit this morning (02nd June 2023). The visiting ship was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in compliance with naval traditions.
A team of officers of the Border Risk Assessment Centre (BRAC) who are scheduled to attend a Training of Trainers programme (TOT) shortly in Canada met the Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) Maj. Gen. Ruwan Kulatunga yesterday at the Ministry of Defence.
Sri Lanka Army’s 57 Infantry Division of the Security Force HQ-Mullaittivu conducted a handball training workshop at the Kilinochchi Sports Stadium recently with the aim of improving sports skills of students in the Kilinochchi area.
The outgoing Defence Attaché of the British High Commission in Colombo, Colonel Paul Clayton made a farewell call on the Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (May 31).
State Minister Tennakoon visits Army Ordnance Industries in Veyangoda
The Security Force HQ - Mullaittivu in keeping with the government’s policy of releasing more and more lands, hitherto being used by Security Forces for operational and security purposes in the Mullaittivu region released two more land plots of about 08.178 acres on Friday (May 19).
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force and the incumbent President of the Defence Services Sports Board, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana, was conferred with the distinguished honour of the “Officer” title in the Order of Merit by the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), also known as the International Military Sports Council. The event took place at the Ministry of Defence, with the respected presence of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Guneratne (Retd), today (29 May 2023).
A foreign national who had fallen sick while onboard the Indian cargo ship ‘NERU XINRUI’ was brought ashore for treatment with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on Sunday (May 28).
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) conducted a Dengue Prevention Programme recently in Polonnaruwa and its suburbs.
The Ministry of Defence expresses its condolences to the family of Jayantha Dhanapala, on the passing of the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Disarmament and one of Sri Lanka’s most erudite diplomats.
A fisherman on a multi day fishing trawler who had fallen ill while engaged in fishing in the southern seas off Galle was brought ashore by the Sri Lanka Navy today (May 26).
The War Hero flag was presented to the Foreign Minister Hon. Ali Sabri, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aruni Wijewardena today (May 25).
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) embarked on a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation to assist the ongoing operations at the overturned Chinese fishing vessel LU PENG YUAN YU 028, which was reported on 16th May 2023 in Australian Search and Rescue Region, south of Sri Lanka. At the directives of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera, the Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Vijayabahu with a team of Navy divers was directed to engage in this crucial mission.
Sri Lanka Army troops under the Security Force HQ-East carried out a project to clean Batticaloa and Manmunai towns recently in compliance with the government’s Dengue Prevention Programme.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) released eight land plots used by the Army for operational and security needs in the Mullaitivu district, recently in conformity to the policy of releasing lands of civilians.
The Japan-Lanka Friendship Association presented a fire engine and two sky ladders to the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) during a ceremony on Monday (May 22).
Artist Senevirathne Dassanayake who is presently employed in Naples in Italy and organized an Art Exhibition on May 21 at the St. Anthony's International School in Naples, Italy as a tribute to War Heroes.
The annual calendar event, chanting of ‘Jaya Pirith’ presided over by Ven. Maha Sangha to invoke blessings on the country, its people, fallen war heroes and differently-able war veterans, came to an end following an alms-giving at the Sandahiru Seya premises today (21) under the patronage of State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne.
The 14th National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony was held at the National War Hero Cenotaph at Sri Jayawardenepura in Kotte, graced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, today (May 19).