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5 (V) MIR Troops Erect New Home for Needy Family with Donor’s Support

The 5 (V) Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) troops serving the 661 Infantry Brigade of the 66 Infantry Division under the Security Force HQ-Mullaittivu with sponsorship provided by a donor who wished to remain anonymous built a new home for a needy family without a proper shelter in Sellipuram village of the Kollakarachchi Grama Seva Division and vested it in the beneficiaries on 3 December 2022.


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Navy rescues 04 fishermen including one trapped in capsized trawler
in south-eastern waters

In a dedicated search and rescue operation, Sri Lanka Navy rescued 04 fishermen, including a fisher trapped inside a multiday fishing trawler for 04 days, as their trawler was in distress in south-eastern waters, and rushed them to the Kalmunai Hospital for treatment today (11 December 2022). Reportedly, the fishing trawler had capsized about 46 nautical miles (85km) off the Sangaman Kanda Point, following adverse weather.


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Defence Services Command and Staff College Graduation Ceremony
held amidst pomp and pageantry

The Graduation Ceremony of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Course No 16 was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre yesterday (08th December 2022).


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Defence Secretary graces ‘Sewa Abinandana Pranama’ awards of ‘RALL’

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne graced the ‘Sewa Abinandana Pranama’ certificate awarding ceremony of the Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) at the Suhurupaya Complex in Battaramulla today (Dec 09).


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Warm wishes to Sri Lanka Navy on its 72nd 'Navy Day'

The Sri Lanka Navy is celebrating its 72nd Anniversary today (09th Dec). Known as the first line of defence the Sri Lanka Navy has played a pivotal role to usher in a dawn of peace in the country.


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Philippines Defence Attaché calls on Defence Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Embassy of Philippines Colonel Rolando P Gomez made a call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunarate at the Defence Ministry in Akuregoda, Battaramulla today (09 Dec).


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Army Ordnance Industries Relocated to Multiply Manufacture of Ordnance
& Save Foreign Exchange

Turning a new leaf in the manufacture of essential Army ordnance and thereby saving a large share of foreign exchange, the Army Ordnance Industries (AOI), intended to be self-sufficient in military supplies and materials, was relocated and subsequently inaugurated this morning (8) at Veyangoda Central Arms and Ammunition Deport premises to be in line with the Sri Lanka Army 'Way Forward Strategy 2020 - 2025'.


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Rainy weather with strong winds predicted

According to the latest forecasts of the Met Department widespread rains and strong winds are predicted over the island. The cyclonic storm “Mandous” over Southwest Bay of Bengal (300km north-east of Trincomalee) is very likely to move west-northwestwards over Southwest Bay of Bengal around mid-night tomorrow  (09 Dec), it says.


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Earn a Postgraduate Qualification

Earn a Postgraduate Qualification


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New Army Chief of Staff calls on Defence Secretary

The newly appointed Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army Major General Channa Weerasuriya, made a call on the Secretary Defence General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (08 Dec).


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Vice Chancellors and Directors Meeting at KDU

The 457th meeting of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors was held  at the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University on Dec 03.


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KDU Dancing Club and Music Club emerged champions

The Dancing Club and the music club of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) emerged as the champions in three prominent categories at 'TANTALIZE-2022' Inter-University Talent Competition organized by the Student Club of Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) recently.
 


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Senegalese DA to enhance defence related ties with SL

The Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Republic of Senegal Col. Abdoulaya Traore met the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 06).


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Russian envoy meets State Minister of Defence

Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka His Excellency Levan Dzhagaryan paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at the State Ministry of Defence situated at the Disaster Management Centre premises in Colombo, today (Dec 05).


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We need highly qualified, skilled and professional officers – Defence Secretary

The success or the failure on the battlefield depends upon the leader who is wise enough to understand the context and bold enough to pursue success, Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said.


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The 8th Contingent from SLAF leaves for UN Peacekeeping duties in Central Africa

The 8th  Contingent from the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) left Sri Lanka for duties of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic  yesterday (04 Dec).


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Defence Secretary unveils ‘Crest Gem’ of Gangodawila Samadhi Vihara Stupa

The newly constructed Chaitya (Stupa) of the Samadhi Viharaya in Gangodawila, Nugegoda was declared open by Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne on Dec 03.


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46th Phase of Guwan Mithudam Project Concludes at Palavi

The 46th  phase of the “Guwan Mithudam” project was successfully completed at Medhananda Primary School, Attawilluwa on 30 November 2022 by the SLAF Station Palavi under the guidance of the Chairperson SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Charmini Pathirana.


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Defence top brass delves into KDU hospital’s functions

The State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon together with the Defence Secretary and Chairperson of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Board of Management General Kamal Gunaratne made an inspection visit to the University Hospital of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (UH-KDU) situated in Werahera today (Dec 01).


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President chairs discussion on KDU Hospital's future activities

A discussion was held at the President's office yesterday (30) under the chairmanship of President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the future activities of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Hospital.


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Members of the SLAF Karate Team perform at the 6th Cadet, Junior,
U21 and Senior South Asian Karate Championship 2022

The 6th Cadet, Junior, U21 and Senior South Asian Karate Championship 2022 was held at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on 27th and 28th November 2022, respectively. The championship was organized by the South Asian Karate Federation (SAKF) and hosted by the Sri Lanka Karate-do Federation, which is under the Ministry of Sports. More than 250 contestants from six(06) South Asian Countries competed in the tournament.


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Army’s new Chief of Staff receives Letter of Appointment

Maj. Gen. Channa Weerasuriya, the present Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army received the letter of appointment as the 61st  Chief of Staff of the Army from Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage, at the Commander’s office, yesterday (Nov 29).


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New Zealand High Commissioner meets Defence Secretary

High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka H. E. Michael Appleton met Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Battaramulla today (29 Nov).


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Prevention of Terrorism Act; Striking a Balance between Conflicting Interests

Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) came into effect in 1979 as a temporary measure during the conflict with The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and it was later made permanent in 1982.


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Coastguard nabs a fishing vessel with illegally harvested shark fins

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) seized a multiday fishing vessel and apprehended six fishermen possessing illegally harvested shark fins last Saturday (26).