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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.


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Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !

Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !


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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."


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President graces glamorous ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ organized by Defence Ministry

Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe graced the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival (Bakmaha Ulela) organized by the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex premises in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (April 10).


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EID Mubarak

Wish you all very happy and peaceful Eid ul Fitr


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MOD Seva Vanitha Unit presents dry ration packs to employees

The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) presented dry ration packs to civil minor staff members as an incentive for this festive season at the Ministry today (Apr 9).


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President Wickremesinghe presents millions worth
electric tricycles to war heroes

With a view to support the mobility of differently-abled war heroes, President Ranil Wickremesinghe distributed 50 electric tricycles among war heroes at a ceremony held at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardanepura, Kotte today (Apr 9).


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National Cadet Corps gets new Training Centre

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon declared open the newly established Training Centre of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) amidst the blessings of Venerable Maha Sangha, Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious dignitaries at Mullaitivu on yesterday (Apr 7).


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SLAF station Batticaloa enhances education infrastructure

In celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Sri Lanka Air Force under the theme "Wings of Friendship," the SLAF has undertaken an initiative to refurbish and enhance the infrastructure of 73 selected schools across the Northern and Eastern Provinces.


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Scholarships awarded empowering the Future Leaders of the Society

Under the guidance and initiative of Major General M.K.U.P Gunaratne RSP ndu psc IG, the Commander of Security Forces-East, an event was organized to recognize the academic excellence and provide scholarships for two exceptional students who excelled in Grade 5 scholarship examination. The ceremony took place on 5 April 2024 at the Security Forces Headquarters East.


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Navy conducts blood donation campaign

As part of another Naval Social Responsibility (NSR) initiative, a blood donation campaign, organized by the Eastern Naval Command, was held at the Trincomalee General Hospital on 06th April 2024.


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Jaffna Glitters with New Year Festival held on Pooneryn

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival Season across the Jaffna Peninsula and 55 Infantry Division made its entry at Pooneryn on 05 April 2024. As per the instruction of Commander Security Forces - Jaffna, and guidance and direction of General Officer Commanding of 55 Infantry Division, the event was organized by the 552 Infantry Brigade in collaboration with Sri Lanka Police - Pooneryn, Divisional Secretariat - Pooneryn and Business Community - Pooneryn.


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Government is ready to implement a program for the welfare of retired war heroes and their families - State Minister of Defence

The Security Forces- Wanni (SF-Wanni) organized a programme with the participation of retired/medically retired servicemen and next of kin of deceased war heroes at the Regimental Centre of the Gajaba Regiment on Saturday (06 April). The program was held with the aim to inquire about their wellbeing and address their outstanding issues and administrative matters. The State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.


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World Health Day

The Right to Health for all people is more important than ever


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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for the Promotion of Peaceful and Inclusive Socient


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The 127th Birth Anniversary of Late General
Sir John Kotelawala Commemorated

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Memorial Society arranged a ceremony to commemorate the 127th Birth Anniversary of late General the Right Honourable Sir John Lionel Kotelawala CH KBE LLD on Thursday (04 April) at the KDU premises. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army, graced the event as the chief guest.


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Outgoing Turkish Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency R. Demet ?ekercio?lu, paid a farewell call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Apr 5).


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Jaffna residents reap benefits from SL Army social service initiatives

A new house built by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops of Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna (SF-J) for a single mother with a young child in Anandapuram was handed over to the beneficiary recently (Apr 02). The house was constructed by troops of 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry with assistance from generous philanthropists from America, SLA media reports.


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Sri Lanka Army contingent for UN mission leaves for Lebanon

The 125 strong Sri Lanka Army‘s 15th contingent of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Company (SLFPC) in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left the country for the UN mission on Wednesday (Apr 03), reports Sri Lanka Army (SLA) media.


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Jaffna Troops Build Two New Houses for Needy Families

The troops of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna showing their concern for human welfare, erected two new houses for needy families in Varani area. The new houses were vested in the beneficiaries on 02 April 2024 during a brief ceremony.


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Navy hold workshop to boost disaster preparedness in Kalutara

A disaster response programme to enhance disaster preparedness among Disaster Management Committee members in Kalutara was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) recently. This emergency response, basic first aid and lifesaving programme was held at Kalutara Beach with the coordination of the Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) Rear Training Area (RRTA) in Kalutara and District Disaster Management Coordination Unit (DDMCU) in Kalutara, SLN media states.


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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Witnessing a way forward: protecting lives,building peace


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Unveiling the Future: NAHTTF'S New Logo and Celebratory Commendations

In a significant stride towards reinforcing its identity and commitment to eradicating human trafficking, the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (NAHTTF) hosted an eventful stakeholder meeting at the Ministry of Defence today (Apr 03).


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SL Army and Jaffna Teaching Hospital collaborate on Free Cataract Surgery Camp

Sri Lanka Army’s 56 Infantry Division organized a special surgery program at Jaffna Teaching Hospital recently for patients who were screened during medical camps in remote areas in Mullaitivu District.


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General Amnesty for Tri-Forces Absentees

The Ministry of Defence has declared a month long General Amnesty from 20 April to 20 May (2024) to Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive an official discharge from their respective services.