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The 127th Birth Anniversary of Late General
Sir John Kotelawala Commemorated

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Memorial Society arranged a ceremony to commemorate the 127th Birth Anniversary of late General the Right Honourable Sir John Lionel Kotelawala CH KBE LLD on Thursday (04 April) at the KDU premises. Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army, graced the event as the chief guest.


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Outgoing Turkish Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency R. Demet ?ekercio?lu, paid a farewell call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Apr 5).


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Jaffna residents reap benefits from SL Army social service initiatives

A new house built by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops of Security Forces Headquarters – Jaffna (SF-J) for a single mother with a young child in Anandapuram was handed over to the beneficiary recently (Apr 02). The house was constructed by troops of 7 Sri Lanka Light Infantry with assistance from generous philanthropists from America, SLA media reports.


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Sri Lanka Army contingent for UN mission leaves for Lebanon

The 125 strong Sri Lanka Army‘s 15th contingent of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Company (SLFPC) in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) left the country for the UN mission on Wednesday (Apr 03), reports Sri Lanka Army (SLA) media.


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Jaffna Troops Build Two New Houses for Needy Families

The troops of Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna showing their concern for human welfare, erected two new houses for needy families in Varani area. The new houses were vested in the beneficiaries on 02 April 2024 during a brief ceremony.


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Navy hold workshop to boost disaster preparedness in Kalutara

A disaster response programme to enhance disaster preparedness among Disaster Management Committee members in Kalutara was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) recently. This emergency response, basic first aid and lifesaving programme was held at Kalutara Beach with the coordination of the Rapid Action Boat Squadron (RABS) Rear Training Area (RRTA) in Kalutara and District Disaster Management Coordination Unit (DDMCU) in Kalutara, SLN media states.


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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Witnessing a way forward: protecting lives,building peace


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Unveiling the Future: NAHTTF'S New Logo and Celebratory Commendations

In a significant stride towards reinforcing its identity and commitment to eradicating human trafficking, the National Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (NAHTTF) hosted an eventful stakeholder meeting at the Ministry of Defence today (Apr 03).


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SL Army and Jaffna Teaching Hospital collaborate on Free Cataract Surgery Camp

Sri Lanka Army’s 56 Infantry Division organized a special surgery program at Jaffna Teaching Hospital recently for patients who were screened during medical camps in remote areas in Mullaitivu District.


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General Amnesty for Tri-Forces Absentees

The Ministry of Defence has declared a month long General Amnesty from 20 April to 20 May (2024) to Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive an official discharge from their respective services.


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Condolence message on thr tragic fire in Istanbul,Turkiye

The Ministry of Defence od Sri Lanka express its deepest condolence to the President and people of Turkiye on the loss of lives in the traffic night club fire in Istanbul.


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Sri Lanka Scout Association delegation meets Defence Secretary

A Sri Lanka Scout Association delegation led by Chief Commissioner, Janaprith Fernando met the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Apr 02).


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SFHQ-East Organizes a Program to Promote Reconciliation in East

Under the guidance of Major General M.K.U.P Gunarathna RSP ndu psc IG, the Commander of the Security Forces - East (SF -East), 'Reconciliation through Language Programme' was conducted at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-East) on 30 March 2024. This initiative aimed to foster harmony among Sinhala and Tamil students in the Eastern area.


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Chairman and several members for the National Hydrographic Council
receive letters of appointment

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne handed over appointment letters to the newly appointed Chairman and several members of the National Hydrographic Council (NHC) at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Apr 1).


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Easter Message

As Christians worldwide rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we reflect on the profound significance of this event. Easter is preceded by a time of fasting and religious observance during the Lent season, symbolizing the journey of Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection.


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Have a Blessed and Happy Easter...

May the miracle of Easter brighten everyon's life with love, happiness and joy. Have a Blessed and Happy Easter...


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Condolences message on the tragic bus crash in South Africa.

The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka expresses its deepest condolences to the President and people of South Africa on the loss of lives in the tragic bus crash that occurred in the north-eastern Limpopo province.


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Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy calls on Defence Secretary

The newly-appointed Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake, called on the Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne, at the Defence Ministry, Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (28 March).


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French Ambassador visits SL Coast Guard HQ

Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and Maldives His Excellency Jean-François Pactet visited the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Headquarters in Mirissa recently (Mar.25), reports SLCG media.


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Chief of Defence Staff visits Kenyan National Defence College and
Peace Support Training Centre

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Shavendra Silva, presently on an official visit to Kenya at the invitation of Kenya's Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), General Francis Omondi Ogolla, visited the Kenyan National Defence College (NDC) on 26 March.


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Rains predicted amidst heat advisory

The latest forecasts of the Met. Department issued today morning (Mar 28) predicts possible showers or thundershowers in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva, and North-western provinces after 2.00 p.m.


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Two-day programme on enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness
in the Indian Ocean Region held

A programme on enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness in the Indian Ocean Region was held in Colombo. The two-day programme co-hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) and the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) commenced at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo on Tuesday (Mar. 26), reports SLN media.


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New two-storied building handed over to children
at Ilukpitiya Kanishta Vidyalaya

A newly built two-story building constructed with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) expertise at Ilukpitiya Kanishta (Junior) Vidyalaya, Kotapola was handed over to school authorities at a simple ceremony on Monday (Mar. 25). According to SLA media, the ceremony was graced by the Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to the President on National Security Mr. Sagala Ratnayaka.


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SL Air Force and Arthur C Clarke Institute sign MoU

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) to acquire technical consultancy and cooperation, training, data sharing, joint Research & Development (R&D) collaboration and resource sharing.


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We have a global responsibility - State Minister Tennakoon

It is imperative to have a proper plan to face natural and other emergencies within the country and also build capacity to assist other countries faced with such calamities, said State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon making a visit to CBRN Response Regiment at Mattegoda.