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Preventing online falsehoods

The Government successfully defeated the ruthless LTTE terrorists and safeguarded the rights of Sri Lankans.Irrespective of the victory, Sri Lanka is now accused of a Tamil Genocide. The fictitious claim by the LTTE diaspora is growing in domestic as well as international contexts.


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Jaffna House Construction by Troops for Civilians in Full Swing: One More Warmed

Giving a further stimulant to the ongoing house construction project of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) for deserving civilians, 551 Infantry Brigade troops of the 55 Division erected one more new house for a needy family in the general area of Puloly-West Point Pedro and vested it in the beneficiaries during a ceremony on Wednesday (23), headed by Major General Chandana Wijayasundara, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna.


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Pooneryn civilians get spectacles through Army mediation

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in coordination with the overseas-based expatriate, Mrs. Lucky Gunathilaka of ‘Nethsarana’ Australia Foundation recently gave away spectacles to more than 1500 needy civilians with vision impairment at Pooneryn Central College.


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Post-Brexit Opportunities: Prospects for strengthened ties between Sri Lanka and the European Union

The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020 and is now in a transitionperiod till 31 December 2020 during which certain agreements such as trade and freedom of movement with the remaining EU27 (henceforth EU) are discussed and finalized.The EU and the United Kingdom are important economic and diplomatic partners of Sri Lanka.


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Sri Lankan Perspectives on “Fighting the Lie”; Criminalizing Online Falsehoods

In ancient times, war was wholly militaristic and physical in nature, where troops protected borders. However, at present war has changed from physical space to virtual space. Social media is the biggest platform utilized by extremists, terrorists , profit and politically motivated individuals to attain illegal motives. Disinformation, misinformation, falsehoods, online manipulations and hate speech have become apex threats to Sri Lanka’s national security.


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The Need To Recognize Islamist Extremism As A Threat To Annihilate Islamophobia

Easter Sunday AHack 2019 was an unforeseen tragedy in the country where it ruthlessly killed many people. The devastating circumstances gave rise lo Islamophobia, which was in existence insignificantly even prior to the Easter Sunday attack.



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P627 Patrol Vessel acquired from the US commissioned as Vijayabahu under President’s patronage

The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 the most recent addition to the Sri Lanka Navy fleet acquired from the United States (U.S.) Coast Guard was commissioned as Vijayabahu under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (22).


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Secretary Defence graces 51st Bangladesh Armed Forces Day Ceremony 

Defence Secretary, General Kamal Gunaratne graced the 51st Bangladesh Armed Forces Day ceremony as the Chief Guest at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo last evening (Nov 21).


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Army-constructed new house in Madu and a school playground in Batticaloa vested in

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with financial grants allocated by the Wanni District Secretariat  constructed a new house for a needy family and vested it in a deserving family at Periyapandivirichchan, Madu recently.


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No tsunami threat to Sri Lanka - Met. Dept.

National Tsunami Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology stated that there is no tsunami threat to Sri Lanka due to the earthquake of magnitude 6.8 reported in the South of Sumathra in the Indian Ocean at 7.07 p.m. today evening (Nov 18).


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Navy offers laboratory facilities to Sri Jayewardenepura University’s Dental Faculty

Sri Lanka Navy’s (SLN) Directorate of Dental Services organized a familiarization programme for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Dental Sciences of the Sri Jayewardenepura University (USJ) following the approval of the Defence Ministry, at the Navy General Hospital (NGH) in Colombo, recently.


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Countering Terrorism; Striking a Balance Between National Security and Human Rights.

Abstract - Domestic, as well as international audience, criticizes the prevention of terrorism Act. The provisions of PTA is regarded as discriminatory, breaching human rights law as well as fundamental rights.


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New SL Coast Guard Director General calls on State Minister of Defence

The newly appointed Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Pujitha Vithana paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (Nov 16).



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Korean Civil-Military Operations Head Praises COVID 19 Preventive Roles of SRIMED Hospital Troops

Major General Deogsung Jung, Head of Civil-Military Operations Department from Republic of Korea and Lieutenant Colonel Kwanhyo Lee, Deputy Director of Overseas Deployment Division recently called at the SRIMED (Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps) Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan and appreciated the outstanding services, rendered by the Hygiene section of 8th Contingent -SRIMED Level 2 Hospital, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel N.M Niflar for prevention of COVID 19, Malaria and other contagious diseases inside the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) compound.


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Army vested new house in a deserving family in Oddusuddan

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) built a new house and vested in a deserving family at Oddusuddan recently.




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SL Army troops clear blockage in Kelani river

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops rushed to clear a blockage in the Kelani River around the ‘Podi Palama’ in Nawagamuwa, Mapitigama on Saturday (12 Nov).


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P-627: Sri Lanka Navy’s Floating Fortress

The oceans and seas still play a vital role in the prosperity and protection of the world’s population. A coastal Navy is focused on protecting a country’s territorial waters and adjacent international waters. The maritime domain is generally subdivided into two primary categories: littoral (coastal) and open ocean (blue-water). The littorals are defined by relatively shallow waters and close proximity to the coasts. Open-ocean operations are marked by waters beyond the maritime boundaries of nations. Maritime patrolling is essential in peacetime due to piracy, terrorism, smuggling, protection of fishing areas, securing the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and sea lines of communication. Sea control allows a Navy to use the sea area for their national security objectives and denies access to a potential adversary.


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Defence Secretary graces Remembrance Day ceremony

The Remembrance Day commemorative ceremony was held at the Cenotaph at the Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo today (13 Nov).


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President highlights the significance of security skills and
strategic skills for the country’s survival

President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized the importance of having increased defence allocations as the country is looking at an economy that will be highly competitive and export-oriented.


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New Coast Guard DG pays courtesy call on Defence Secretary

Newly appointed Director General (DG) of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Rear Admiral Pujitha Vithana paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Nov 11).


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COVID-19 through the perspectives of Children and Youth

A coronavirus was subsequently identified as the pathogen and was temporarily named the 2019 new coronavirus. The pandemic is moving like a wave-one that may yet crash on those least able to cope.