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New Chairperson takes over duties of Seva Vanitha Unit

Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) today (14 May 2019) at the Ministry.


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New Chairperson takes over duties of Seva Vanitha Unit

Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) today (14 May 2019) at the Ministry.


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Maximum effort to ensure public security

The Police and the Tri Forces have taken maximum effort to provide security to all schools.


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Secretary visits Dalada Maligawa and meets with Chief Prelates of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc visited kandy to pay homage to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) on Sunday (12 May).


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President requests all citizens not to be trapped by efforts by interested parties to create unrest in the country

President requests all to engage in their daily activities as usual without getting deceived by the false and misleading statements by the interested groups.


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Vehicles unheeding order to stop at Navy checkpoint fired at

Sri Lanka Navy personnel manning a checkpoint at Hunupitiya, Wattala had to open fire at a car which had sped ignoring orders to stop.


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‘Sherman’ arrives in Colombo

‘Sherman’, the Ex-United States Coast Guard Cutter taken over by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US, arrived in Colombo today morning (12th May).


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All measures taken to ensure public security

Making a press statement, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, said that the Security Forces, Special Task Force, Police and the Civil Security Department have been able to bring the situation under control after the April 21st incidents by arresting most of the perpetrators involved in the suicide bombings. 


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GENERAL AMNESTY PERIOD EXTENDED BY ANOTHER WEEK

The General Amnesty period declared for Army deserters to receive their legal discharge has been extended by the Army Headquarters by another week considering the need for more to receive their discharge.


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More suspects arrested

A suspect was arrested in Kattankudy by Police, Thursday night (9). Investigations have revealed that the suspect had maintained close links with the suicide bomber Zahran and had even involved in financial transactions with him.


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I will fulfil the responsibilities of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism from the Motherland - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was not affected by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism.


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Entry and exit restriction eased at Katunayake airport

The Sri Lanka Air Force was made aware that the passengers arriving and departing the Bandaranaike International Airport had to undergo considerable inconvenience because of the enhanced security arrangements put into effect from the 21st April, 2019.


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Coast Guard DG calls on Secretary

The Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Thursday (09 May).


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Public Advised to Dial 113 for Any Emergency

In the event of any emergency or need to convey any suspicious information, Directorate of Operations at the Army Headquarters requests the public to contact 113 any time of the day.


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SIU investigation into Police errors over granting of bail to suspects

The Cinnamon Grand hotel suicide bomber, Mohamed Ibrahim Inshaf Ahamad was the owner of the brass factory at Wellampitiya.


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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on Secretary

The Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Air Vice Marshal HMSKB Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (09 May).


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‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan nation’ – President emphasized in the East

Pointing out that terrorism has not won anywhere in the world, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the brutality of the extremist terrorism should not be allowed to divide the nation of Sri Lanka.


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Extremist training locations raided

A 25-acre land in Riditenna in Valaichchenai Police Division was searched by the CID, Police and STF on Monday (06) after it was identified as a site used by the extremist terror group for their activities.


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EU Ambassador meets Secretary

European Union delegation led by EU Ambassador for Sri Lanka, HE Mr. Tung-Lai Margue met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at his office on Tuesday (07 May).


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Security situation under control and normalcy restored - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that as authority had been entrusted to the security forces to carry out their duties without hindrance, the situation has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the country.


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Media Release

A request has been made not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the media.


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Four Police teams to investigate into Kochchikade incident

Two individuals have been arrested following clashes in Kochchikade in Negombo. A personal dispute between two individuals had escalated into a tense situation after a group of highly intoxicated persons had involved and behaved in an unruly manner.


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Chinese DA calls on the Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Monday (06 May 2019).


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While the security forces are destroying the extremist terrorism, the religious leaders holds the responsibility to ensure reconciliation in a multi ethnic country President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that within a short span of time the security forces will be firmly eradicating the extremist terrorism and that the religious leaders holds the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups without letting the trust of the people of the country to fail.


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Security measures stepped up to ensure public safety

Tri Forces, Police, STF and the Civil Defence Department have worked tirelessly to ensure the security of the country since the aftermath of the terrorist incident, said so the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Retd) during a press briefing held at the Ministry, last evening (06 May).