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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.


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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.