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Navy plants mangrove saplings in coastal areas of North

As part of the Mangrove Conservation Project of the Navy, a mangrove planting drive was conducted in coastal areas of the Mandaitivu Island and Ponnalai Lagoon, Jaffna under the patronage of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on May 20.


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Thanking Security Forces for saving Tamil children

Bricks are easier to throw than bouquets. Sri Lanka’s Security Forces sadly have never got the accolades they deserve. They never will. Being grateful doesn’t fit into the scheme of things. Every time well-funded campaigns nit-pick on what they didn’t do ignoring all that they did.



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SLCG releases more baby turtles

The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Projects (CGTCP) recently released 283 turtle hatchlings hatched out from 465 turtle eggs conserved in various parts of the Island.




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Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt; a group of 40 held in Batticaloa seas and Kalawanchikudi beach area

Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 40 individuals who attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea, during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on 18th May 2022.


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Tri forces personnel promoted to next rank on Victory Day

A total of 396 Army, 74 Navy and 450 Air Force officers were promoted to the next substantive rank by their respective commanders on the approval of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence to coincide with the Victory Day.



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National War Heroes commemoration ceremony held
under the patronage of the President

The 13th National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony was held in a low profile at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte under the auspices of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (May 19).


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War Heroes Day Message of H.E. the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces

The brave war heroes who safeguarded the freedom and territorial integrity of the motherland will never be forgotten under any circumstances. That’s because we always respect the sacrifices they have made. Therefore, the National War Heroes Day will be commemorated this year as well by recalling the immense sacrifices made by the war heroes for national causes.


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Military personnel donate blood for the needy patients

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Sri Lanka Army troops (SLA) have organized a series of blood donation campaigns as part of their community service projects.


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Sri Lanka Army pugilist wins gold at Paris boxing tournament

Sri Lanka had won a gold medal at the ‘LES Centuries International Boxing Tournament Paris - 2022’ in France. Sri Lanka Army boxer Lance Corporal P.A.R Prasanna, representing the country at the international tournament won gold in the 57 kg weight class.


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Adverse marine weather – Met. Department

Issuing a marine weather forecast today (17), the Meteorology Department warns fishermen to refrain from fishing and naval activities in following sea areas during the next 24 hours.


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Defence Secretary inspects security arrangements at Parliament

The Secretary Defence Gen. kamal Gunaratne made a visit to the Parliament complex at Sri Jayawardanepura, Kotte yesterday (16 May) to inspect the security arrangement in place there.


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SL Navy’s “Ranarisi” brings ashore sick fisherman

A fisherman who had fallen sick while at sea was brought ashore for treatment by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) last evening (15 May). According to SLN media, the fisherman on board the local multiday fishing trawler ‘Sindur 04’ was at sea off the eastern coast when he had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.


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SL Army troops to build new house for a widow in Jaffna

Foundation stone was laid to a new house for a widow in Jaffna recently. According Sri Lanka Army media, the 55 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), as a part of SL Army’s social service initiatives has taken measures to build a new house to a widow and her family at Uduththurei in Jaffna.


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President's Vesak Day Message

The Buddhists in Sri Lanka, together with fellow Buddhist brethren the world over, perform charitable activities including Amisa Pooja and Prathipaththi Pooja, to celebrate the Vesak, the most important day in Buddhist Calendar.


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Navy relief teams deployed to face possible flooding as rains continue

With the Met. Department forecasting the prevailing wet weather to continue further Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed 10 relief teams in several areas in the Western and Southern Provinces to face any eventualities.


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Press Release

‘The Hindu’ newspaper in India has published a report on 13 May 2022 quoting Indian intelligence that the LTTE is planning to launch an attack  Sri Lanka on May 18.


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May all beings be well & happy ! Happy Vesak !

May all beings be well & happy !
Happy Vesak !


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Heavy showers above 150 mm to South Western part - Met Dept

The prevailing showery condition in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts is expected to continue further.


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Army troops in Mannar donate blood

Sri Lanka Army troops during a blood donation campaign inside the Mathota Rajamaha Viharaya in Mannar recently donated blood in response to a request of the hospital authorities.


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Instructions issued to tri-forces to...

Instructions issued to tri-forces to use necessary force to prevent checking of vehicles by unlawful gangs/violent groups, incidents of damaging public/private property, looting & assault, and to also open fire when required


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SPECIAL STATEMENT MADE BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
ON 12th MAY 2022

Defence Ministry requests general public to inform details of criminal activities such as unlawful mobs/violent...