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Defence Secretary praises the Civil Security Department’s
role in the dawn of peace

Not only the tri-forces and Police, the Civil Security Department (CSD) also contributed a lot for the dawn of peace, that we rejoice today, said the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne during an inspection visit made to the CSD Headquarters in Katubedda, Moratuwa, today (Nov 10).


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COVID 19 and Cyber Security

“Cyber security, referred to as information technology security, focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized    access,    change    or    destruction.” University of Maryland University College


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Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka

The focus on Sri Lanka’s deforestation and the conservation of forests this year can be traced back to widespread discussions about deforestation in Wilpattu National Park back in 2019.


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Head of the ICRC Delegation in Sri Lanka meets Defence Secretary

Head of ICRC Delegation in Sri Lanka Severine Chappaz made a call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (09 Nov).


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General Amnesty declares for Tri-Forces absentees overseas

Ministry of Defence  informs the Tri-Forces absentees who are presently abroad to receive a legal discharge from their respective services without reporting to the Unit under the recently declared General Amnesty period which is in force from 15.11.2022 until 31.12.2022.


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Defence Secretary opens new SLAMC Regimental Officers’ Mess

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne declared open the newly constructed Regimental Officers’ Mess of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) situated in Werahera, today (Nov 09).


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Army organized a friendly volleyball match in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Army organized a friendly volleyball match at Mirusavil, Jaffna recently to promote sports and as a gesture of goodwill and cooperation between Security Forces and young sportsmen in the area.


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SL troops in Mali awarded 'Excellence' Badge for
'Adventurous Operations'

Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (CCC), deployed under the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were recently awarded 'Excellence in MINUSMA Sector East' Badge in recognition of Sri Lankan soldiers' 'adventurous operations with excellence'.


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Human Shields in Sri Lanka

The proud national anthem of Sri Lanka starts off with the words “Namo Matha... unique is that it is a song of praise to the country alone.


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Maintaining National Security: Role of Sri Lankan Military during COVID-19

National security means ability of a state to cater for the protection and defence of its citizenry. It is closely associated with the rights of citizens and the responsibility of the state towards them.


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Post Lockdown Strategies for Sri Lanka

When the outbreak started, it began to beat the Sri Lankan economy, well-being and prosperity by several means such as declining economic growth, limiting people to people relationship, restrictions on travelling between districts and banning of gatherings.


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The Loopholes enabling Terrorism must be Shut: Another Sri Lankan Killed!

“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!” were the raucous chants of the radical Islamist mob dragging the mutilated body of the Sri Lankan national on the streets of Pakistan before forcing him to a fiery end – a terrible twist to the peaceful Islamic prayer.


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Trends in Slowbalisation: Is it Globalization or De-Globalization that Awaits Us?

The world has become a global village with trade in goods and capitals, global supply chains, less cost for transportation, more travel around the globe and more and more complex interdependencies.


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Waste Management during Corona Pandemic and Its Impact on Environment

Corona Pandemic creates additional challenges in waste management, especially in developing countries. Inadequate and inappropriate handling of healthcare waste may have a significant impact on the environment and serious public health consequences.


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Heavy showers and landslide warnings in several areas

National Building Research Organization (NBRO), issuing a landslide early warning message yesterday at 10.00 p.m. ( Nov 7), has earmarked a few areas in several districts as vulnerable to landslides due to prevailing showery conditions on the island.


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Navy nabs a large haul of heroin

A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with the Police Special Task Force and Police Narcotic Bureau off the Great Basses Reef Lighthouse Hambantota, led to the interception of a local fishing trawler carrying over 331kg of heroin (Including packages), worth around Rs. 6622 – 13244 million in gross street value


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We also undertake religious work as part of nation building - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said that “As a part of the nation building process, we engage in restoration projects of sacred religious places also whenever possible."


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Defence Secretary offers Katina robes to Ven. Maha Sangha at Sandahiru Seya

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne offered new Katina robes to Ven. Maha Sangha at the Sandahiru Seya premises accomplishing a longstanding religious custom of ‘Katina Wasthra Puja’ (the offering of robes to Buddhist priests) in Anuradhapura today (Nov 04).


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Rainy weather predicted over most parts of the island

The Met. Dept. has predicted showers or thundershowers in the afternoon or night in places over most parts of the island.


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South African Ambassador Calls at SFHQ-J

High Commissioner of South Africa to Sri Lanka His Excellency Sandile Edwin Schalk paid a courtesy visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on Monday (31) during a visit to the peninsula.


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SL Coastguard joins the 'RESTART A HEART CAMPAIGN - 2022'

At the invitation of the College of Anesthesiologists and Intensivists of Sri Lanka (COAISL), the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) jointly conducted a  programme themed 'Restart a Heart Campaign - 2022' at the Lifesaving Training School (LSTS) in Balapitiya, recently.


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Army supports a needy family to make a living

Sri Lanka Army’s 55 Division Headquarters of the Security Force HQ– Jaffna recently donated a sewing machine to a needy family at Kevil, Jaffna empowering to uplift the living condition of the family.


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SL Army takes home Powerlifting Overall Championship title

Army powerlifters proved their grit at the recently held National Powerlifting Competition-2022 winning the overall championship title.


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Water and Sustainable Agriculture in Sri Lanka

The Sustainable Developmental Goals were set by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030 and now, we are less than a decade away from the target date to a better future.


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SL Navy’s latest addition arrives home

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) today (02 Nov) welcomed the latest addition to its expanding fleet, the offshore Patrol Vessel P 627 which arrived in Colombo this morning from the United States port of Seattle.