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Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 71st Anniversary

The Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 71st Anniversary today (Dec 09).


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President chairs Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence

The Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence met under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Parliamentary Complex, yesterday (07).


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Vavuniya family gifted an SLA-constructed house

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) continuing its community welfare oriented services vested a newly constructed house in a needy family in Vavuniya recently.


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Lifesaving training for Jaffna youth

A group of youth in Jaffna was provided with a lifesaving course by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) recently. According to SLN media, a batch of 16 youngsters had attended the programme held at the Navy camp “SLNS Elara” in Karainaga, Jaffna.


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Outgoing UK Defence Advisor pays farewell call on Defence Secretary

Col. David Ashman, the Resident Defence Advisor to the UK mission in Colombo who will be completing his tenure in the island shortly, made a farewell call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry, today (Dec 07).


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Navy nabs 82 million worth of Cannabis

A special raid conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in the seas off Madagal, Jaffna has recovered a cannabis haul worth 82 million rupees with two suspects along with a dinghy yesterday (Dec 06).


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Army’s new Chief of Staff appointed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Maj. Gen. Vikum Liyanage as the 59th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from today (Dec 07).


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Army badminton players win Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh
International Challenge (Men's Double) - 2021

Sri Lanka Army Badminton players won the Championship in Men's Double in the 'Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh International Challenge - 2021' held recently in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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Italian Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

Capt. (Navy) Fabrizio Falzi, Defence Attaché of Italy for India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka accompanied by the Italian Ambassador in Colombo Her Excellency Rita Giuliana Mannella paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 06).


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Army plants saplings and expands fertilizer production

Sri Lanka Army troops planted 250 saplings of Kumbuk, Mee and Coconuts inside the Engineer Services Trade School (ESTS) at Galayaya in Thalawa recently in collaboration with the Coconut Cultivation Board and the Mahaweli Authority.


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SL Defence Secretary's meeting with Egyptian Defence Minister
paves way for cooperation

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne, who undertook an official visit to Egypt leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the EDEX 2021, had a fruitful discussion with Gen. Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defence of Egypt on Tuesday, 30 November 2021.


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Defence Secretary graces a book launching ceremony

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne was the Chief Guest at the book launching ceremony organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association (SLESA) held at its Auditorium in Colombo today (Dec 05).


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SLAF troops donate blood to Trincomalee Hospital

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) organized a blood donation campaign recently to cater for the urgent blood requirements of the Trincomalee General Hospital and the Blood Bank.


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SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Gold Award goes to Dinesh and Dulan

Paralympic gold medalist Warrant Officer 1 Dinesh Priyantha and bronze medalist Corporal Samitha Dulan were awarded the Sabuddhi Sports Gold of the Year at the SLT Mobitel Sabuddhi Sports Literary Awards 2020 held with Official collaboration between the Ministry of Sports and the Department of Sports Development.


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Army troops avert tank bund split of Ariyankulam tank

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops arriving at the Ariyankulam tank in Nochchikulama strengthened the eroded tank bund recently.


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Army hands over two new houses to ‘Panama’ and ‘Pottuvil’ beneficiaries

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has vested newly built two houses to its beneficiaries living in Panama and Pottuvil areas recently.


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Armed Forces gifted with best quality Face Masks

Esquel Sri Lanka Limited awarded a stock of exclusively-manufactured cotton facemasks to the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva at the Army Headquarters recently.


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Navy sailors donate blood to Northern hospitals

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) had organized a blood donation campaign in the Jaffna peninsula recently (Dec 01).


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CSD produced Organic Fertilizer handed over to ‘Lak Pohora’

A consignment of Organic Fertilizer produced by the Civil Secuirty Department (CSD) was handed over to the state owned Ceylon Fertilizer Company (Lak Pohora) recently.


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SLAF assists schools through “Guwan Mithudam” project

Several upgraded infrastructure facilities completed by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) at Sumangala Primary School in Pudalu Oya, Kothmale and Sri Kirushna Vidyala in Sinnathampanei, Vavunia were vested in the students recently.


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Army to build houses for two ex-combatant families

As a part of Sri Lanka Army’s humanitarian assistance for livelihood of the LTTE’s ex-combatants or their families, Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna laid foundation stones for the construction of two more houses for former combatant families at Alvai and Thumpalai in the Jaffna peninsula, reports Army media.


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EU and UNODC provide Portable Backscatter X-ray Machines to Navy

Deputy Head of Mission European Union Thorsten Bargfrede and representatives of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) handed over four Portable Backscatter X-ray Machines to the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) yesterday (30 Nov).


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SL wins Fair Play Award at World Military Wrestling Championship

The Sri Lankan Team made up of Wrestlers from the Sri Lanka Army, Navy and Air Force was adjudged as the winners of the “Fair Play Award” at the recently concluded 35th CISM World Military Wrestling Championship held in Tehran, Iran.


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Three new members appointed to PTF on Archaeological Heritage Management in East

Three new members have been appointed to the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Archaeological Heritage Management in the Eastern Province in an extraordinary gazette notification issued, yesterday (Nov 29, 2021).


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Soldiers avert tank bund breach in Mullaithivu

A group of Army soldiers in the North were rushed to take preventive measures to stop a breach at the Semmamoddai tank in Mullaithivu recently.