The Ministry of Defence emphasizes that there is no truth behind media reports published recently giving a wrong interpretation that a lot of money has been spent in the year 2022 for entertaining military heads who periodically arrive on inspection visits to the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC).
‘The National Youth Hero Award’ will be introduced through the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to honour the emerging Sri Lankan young heroes. The intention behind this move is to groom the youth to be dynamic, versatile and disciplined citizens with extraordinary leadership qualities to face utmost challenges in the future society’.
The 9th edition of the joint military Exercise ‘Mitra Shakti-2023’ formally concluded on Monday (28th November) in Aundh, Pune in India with the participation of troops from India and Sri Lanka.
The upcountry railway operation line running from Colombo to Badulla was obstructed due to an earth-slip near Ohiya railway station during the morning hours on Tuesday (22 November) as a result of the torrential rainfall.
The prevailing rainy weather condition is expected to enhance over most parts of the island for the next few days starting from today (Nov. 27), says the Meteorological Department in its latest weather forecast issued today.
“Sports bring people together regardless of their nationality, religion or skin colour” said the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon while addressing the closing ceremony of the 12th Defence Services Games as the Chief Guest, at the Sugathadasa stadium in Colombo last evening (Nov. 24).
In his address at the Graduation ceremony of the National Defence College, hosted at Eagle Lakeside, Ratmalana yesterday (21), President Ranil Wickremesinghe highlighted the historical significance associated with the National Defence College building. Formerly the residence of Admiral Edwin Thomas Layton during World War II, the edifice is poised to become a focal point in deliberations concerning the strategic decisions formulated within its walls in 1942. The President underscored that these decisions played a pivotal role in upholding British dominance over the Indian Ocean during that crucial juncture in history.
Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne graced the 52nd Bangladesh Armed Forces Day ceremony as the Chief Guest at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo last evening (Nov. 21).
Major General M.K.U.P Gunaratne RSP ndu psc IG, the Commander, Security Forces - East (SF-East) as the Chief Guest attended the ‘Sinhala Language’ diploma awarding ceremony for Tamil speaking youths, held on Saturday (18) at Oddamawadi National School in Batticaloa at the invitation of the Chairman, Civil Citizens' Committee (CCC), Batticaloa.
Our heartfelt wishes to Cricket World Cup 2023 Champions, Australia and Runner-up, India.
According to Met. Department’s latest weather forecast issued today (Nov. 20) showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in most provinces of the island after 01.00 p.m.
Sri Lanka Army troops have been continuously supporting the flood affected communities while assisting the disaster management authorities to provide uninterrupted services for people during the adverse weather conditions prevailing in the country.
The prestigious United Nations Peacekeepers' Medal Awarding Parade for Sri Lanka Air Force 8th Aviation Contingent deployed at Bria in the Central African Republic was glamorously held on 15 November 2023. Major General Pedro Miguel Alves Gonçalves Soares, the Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), took the salute during the ceremony as the Chief Guest and reviewed the parade.
The 9th Edition of the Joint Military Exercise ' Mitra Shakti-2023' formally commenced on Thursday (16 Nov) in Aundh, Pune, India with the joined by 120 troops of the Indian Army, 123 troops of the Sri Lankan Army, 15 troops of the Indian Air Force and 05 troops from Sri Lankan Air Force.
Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka H.E. Jean-François Pactet engaged in a friendly discussions with the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon when he called on him at his office in Colombo today (Nov 15).
Captain Anand Mukundan who joined the mission as Defence Adviser (DA) to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, called on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Nov 14).
Our armed forces need to be outfitted with the newest tools and technologies possible in this dynamic and unpredictable age of conflict.
Director of Media and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence and Overlooking Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) Colonel Nalin Herath delivered a lecture at a conference organised jointly by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 07.
His Excellency the President Ranil Wickremesinghe laid floral tributes at the Cenotaph war memorial in Vihara Mahadevi Park yesterday (Nov 11) during the observance of Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2023, organized by the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA).
South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Sandile Edwin Schalk met Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Nov 10).
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne delivered a lecture on a timely topic and shared his vast experience with a diverse group of professionals at the National Defence College (NDC) Sri Lanka today (Nov 10).
Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific Rear Admiral Jeromy B Williams paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardanepura Kotte, today (Nov. 09).
Climate change is a long-term change in the way temperatures and weather behave. These changes can happen on their own, like when the sun’s energy changes or when a volcano erupts.
What comes to your mind when you think about “Climate change”? Today, the topic of climate change is one of the major problems that people face. People are calling it is the crisis of our time. In the past decades, natural causes such as volcanic eruptions, variations in solar radiation, and natural changes in the Earth's orbit and axial tilt have influenced to these changes of climate but currently, human activities have rooted to increase the issue of climate change.