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'Sri Lankan Tri Forces received a rapturous welcome by the British general public at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant'!

At the invitation of Her Majesty's Government, a contingent of Sri Lanka's Tri Forces participated at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant and official birthday held on Sunday, 05 June 2022.


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Army Players Champion Canoeing & Kayaking

Army participants in the National Canoeing & Kayaking Competition - 2022 organized by the Sri Lanka Canoeing & Kayaking National Association carried away the overall championship in the tournament that got under at Diyawanna waters during 3 - 5 June.


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Capacity building training programme conducted by European Union begins at Navy Headquarters

Fourteen (14) Staff Officers engaging in operational duties representing the Navy Headquarters and the Naval Commands of Sri Lanka Navy embarked on a five-day capacity building training programme on European Union (EU) Critical Maritime Route Wider Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO) II platform, hosted under Indo-Pacific Regional Information Sharing (IORIS) programme from 06th to 10th June at the Lighthouse Galley, Colombo.


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Pakistan NDU delegation calls on Defence Secretary

A delegation of Pakistan National Defence University (NDU) led by Air Commodore Akhtar Imran Saddozai called on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (June 6).


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SLCG facilitates five day long Oil Spill Response Workshop

The inaugural ceremony of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) facilitated five day long ‘Oil Spill Response Workshop and Exercise’ was held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo today (Jun 6).


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SL Air Force wins laurels at National Lifesaving Championship 2021/2022

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) men’s and women’s teams emerged victorious at the recently held 70th National Lifesaving Championship – 2021/2022.


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SLN sets up two RO Plants at Aranthalawa and Galewela

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) continuing its community welfare oriented services set up two Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants at Aranthalawa International Buddhist Centre and Ihala Diggala Primary School in Galewela recently.


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Navy contingent leaves the island for RIMPAC 2022

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) contingent which is expected to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2022, hosted by the US Pacific Fleet, left for Australia from the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (04th June 2022) by a special flight arranged by Royal Australian Air Force. The SLN contingent comprises 50 naval personnel including both officers and sailors.


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Army and Air Force jointly conducted ‘Cast Master’ Course at Nayaru

Sri Lanka Army’s Special Forces in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Air Force conducted the ‘Cast Master’ course at Special Forces Combat Diving School, Nayaru, and Mullaittivu recently.


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Defence Secretary reviews disaster preparedness of DMC

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne reviewed disaster preparedness and advanced plans of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) while arriving at the DMC in Vidya Mawatha, Colombo today (Jun 3).


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Army-built house in Uyilankulam vested in a needy family

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops built a house for a needy family in Uyilankulam as one more CIMIC project of the SLA and vested in the family recently.


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Army assists flood affected people

Sri Lank Army troops of 12 Sri Lanka Engineers in quick response sprang into action to facilitate safe passage and evacuation of GCE (O/L) candidates trapped in swelling flood waters at some places.


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A robust Defence Policy is essential – Defence Secretary

For a country to define the realisation of its goals towards National Security, a robust Defence Policy addressing both effectiveness and accountability is essential for the acceptability of security apparatus in the country and the protection of its people and interests said the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne today (June 2).


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New Army Commander meets Defence Secretary

The newlu appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (June 02).

 


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CDS presents ‘Storm of Warriors’ to Defence Secretary

Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva presented a special Coffee Table Book titled ‘Storm of Warriors’ to the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, a short while ago (Jun 02).


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New Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage assumes duties

Lieutenant General H.L.V.M Liyanage assumed duties as the 24th Army Commander a short while ago (June 1) during a formal ceremony held at the Army Headquarters.


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NBRO issues landslide warning for several areas

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide early warnings to Colombo, Galle, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matara, Nuwara Eliya and Rathnapura Districts which is valid until 4.30 p.m. today (June 01).


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Navy relief teams in action as rains continue

With the rains showing no signs of slowing down Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed a number of relief teams to assist people affected by floods.


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Major General Vikum Liyanage appointed as the Army Commander

Major General Vikum Liyanage has been appointed as the 24th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


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General Shavendra Silva appointed as Chief of Defence Staff

Acting Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva will assume duties as the new Chief of Defence Staff with effect from tomorrow (June 01).


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Rainy weather to continue

Prevailing rainy weather is likely to continue for the next several days according to the weather bulletin issued by the Met Dept today May 31).


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Golden Paradise Residence Visa programme for investors launched

The launching ceremony of the ‘Golden Paradise Visa Scheme’, a long term visa programme for foreign investors to invest, live and study in Sri Lanka, was held under the aegis of Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Battaramulla today (May 30).


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Service of Women’s Corps during battle is praiseworthy - Defence Secretary

Female soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army extended immense services to the country during the war against terrorism while making immense sacrifices.


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Defence Secretary commemorates fallen UN peacekeepers

Today, the May 29, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, I would like to commemorate and pay tribute to all the UN peacekeepers including the 11 Sri Lankans those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.  


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Army’s Yupun Abeykoon sets New National & South Asian Record

Sri Lanka Army’s Staff Sergeant Yupun Abeykoon set a new South Asian Record finishing the 100m open event in German Open Athletic Championship in 10.06 seconds on Thursday (26)