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President underscores Imperative of Strategic Blueprint amid
shifting Global Geopolitical Dynamics

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.


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Secretary Defence graces 52nd Bangladesh Armed Forces Day Ceremony

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).


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Youths in East Begin Tamil & Sinhala Language Learning thru SFHQ-East & CCC

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.


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Congratulations

Our heartfelt wishes to Cricket World Cup 2023 Champions, Australia and Runner-up, India.


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Incessant rains pose landslide and flood threats

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.


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Army assists in disaster management operations during adverse weather

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.


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United Nations Peacekeepers' Medal Awarding Parade
Concludes At Central African Republic

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.


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9th Mitra Shakti Exercise Begins in Pune

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.


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French Ambassador and State Minister of Defence
talk on strengthening bilateral ties

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).


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Newly appointed Indian DA meets Defence Secretary

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).


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The on-going pursuit of knowledge and technological improvement is one of the main tenancies of our defence strategy - Defence Secretary

Our armed forces need to be outfitted with the newest tools and technologies possible in this dynamic and unpredictable age of conflict.


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Colonel Nalin Herath speaks at South Asian Think Tanks Forum in Nepal

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.


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'Lest we forget’ our fallen heroes

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).


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Defence Secretary strengthens defence cooperation with South Africa

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).


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Defence Secretary delivered a lecture for NDC student officers

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).


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Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
Pacific meets Defence Secretary

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).


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The Interplay of Climate Change & Water Shortages in Sri Lanka’s Ecosystems

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.


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Climate Change: A Red Flag for Environmental Security in Sri Lanka

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.


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Balancing Domestic Imperatives / Global Dynamics in SL

Sri Lanka, a strategically positioned island nation in the Indian Ocean, grapples with multifaceted security challenges that demand constant adaptation and a holistic approach to safeguard its national interests.


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Tri Forces troops assist in relief operations

Torrential rains being experienced over most parts of the country has affected the routine life of the masses. With the inclement weather showing no signs of improvement an increase in incidents of localized flooding and earth slips are being reported from around the island.


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Army erects a new house for a deserving family in Thambalagamuwa

Sri Lanka Army troops erected a new house for a needy family at Thambalagamuwa recently and vested it in the family of Mr.Chitra Velayudham Lingeshwaram Sharma during a simple ceremony.


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Press Release

A report has been called to find out whether members of the Civil Security Department assigned for duties at places of worship, state and other institutions are involved in other activities.


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33rd IMBL meeting concludes on a successful note

The 33rd  annual International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) meeting between the representatives of Sri Lankan and Indian navies was held onboard INS Sumitra in the IMBL situated north of Kankesanthurai on Friday (Nov 03), says SL Navy media.


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Met. Department says afternoon rains possible in most provinces

The Metrological Department in its latest weather forecast issued today morning (Nov. 6) predicts widespread showers or thundershowers in most provinces after 02.00 p.m.


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NDC Research Symposium 2023

The ‘NDC Research Symposium - 2023’ of National Defence College was held at the Auditorium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, KDU today (02 November 2023) under the theme of “Strategizing Security Challenges in a Dynamic Environment".