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DEPLOYMENT OF SRI LANKA ARMY TROOPS IN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS & OBTAINING OF HUMAN RIGHTS CLEARANCE FROM

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has rendered a significant contribution to United Nations peacekeeping missions and assisted the UN in its effort to maintain peace and security throughout the world.


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More lands released in East

In keeping with the release of lands utilized by the security forces, another segment of land has been released in the Eastern Province.


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Russian Ambassador meets State Minister

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Yuri Materiy made a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, today (28 March).


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Abu Dhabi Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 medalists felicitated

A group of children with special needs who had brought accolades to the country at the recently held Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was felicitated by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene during a function held at the Ministry on Monday (25 March).


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Air Force wins Gold at National Productivity Awards

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) won the Gold Award in the Public Sector - Inter Department Category at the National Productivity Awards ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (26 March 2019).


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Special Pola for retired service personnel entrepreneurs

A special 'Pola" (Trade Fair) was held at the Ministry premises for the benefit of retired service personnel entrepreneurs to market their agro based products, today (26 March).


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Australian ships in the island

Four (04) ships of the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS "Canberra", HMAS "Newcastle", HMAS "Success" and HMAS "Parramatta" arrived in Sri Lanka to take part in the Indo-Pacific Endeavour -2019, on Saturday (23rd March).


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'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' to commence tomorrow

'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army will begin at Diyatalawa 1 Gemunu Watch (GW) camp premises on Tuesday (26 March).


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Annual Academic Session of SLCOMM held

The inaugural programme of the third annual academic session of the Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine (SLCOMM) commenced at the Eagles' Lakeside Banquet and Convention Hall, Attidiya on Friday (22 March 2019). The event was held under the patronage of the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene.


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The proposal to include the Theravada Tripitaka into the Memory of the World Register of UNESCO presented

The occasion of religious significance of presentation of the proposal to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage as a Memory of the World to the UN Representative was held today (23) at the Maha Maluwa (Great Terrace) of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.


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Latest report of the forest cover in the settlement area under the Musali Pradeshiya Sabha on the North of Wilpattu National Park

With regard to complains made by environmental groups on the land areas allocated for the resettlement of Muslim families under the "Uthuru Wasanthaya" programme in the Musali Pradeshiya Sabha region, north of the 131,667.1 hectare Wipattu National Park, and taking into consideration the relevant settlements and the sensitive eco system, HE the President Maithripala Sirisena had taken a decision.


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President opens 'Methsiri Sevana' , the Kidney Patients Relief Service, Welfare and Research Centre

President Maithripala Sirisena says due to the broad programmes launched within the past four years in preventing the kidney disease there is a reduction in the spread of kidney disease.


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Religious ceremony held at National Media Centre in view of

A special religious programme was held at the National Media Centre in Colombo in view of the "Tiripitakabhivandana" week, today (22nd March).


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"In order to realize the noble concept of the President, the Tripitaka should not only be a National Heritage and World Heritage but in the future it should also be taken as a personal heritage" says Ven. Hegoda Vipassi Thero.

A series of special religious programmes were held at the Ministry of Defence in view of the "Tiripitakabhivandana" week, today (22nd March).


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Media Statement

Certain Sri Lankan media, quoting a media reports published in Singapore regarding an alleged statement made by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, have published is a totally baseless report.


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Troops in Kilinochchi assist public welfare programmes

Sri Lanka Army troops in Killinochchi responding to a request for assistance from the Blood Bank at the Kilinochchi Hospital volunteered to give blood to the patients of the hospital. More than 85 Army personnel gave blood at the blood donation campaign held at the Mankulam Hospital on Monday (18 March). 


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Committee for technical aspects of inclusion of Teravada Tripitaka as a heritage in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to appoint a committee to advice the technical process of inclusion of Teravada Tripitaka in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.


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"Sagara" leaves for LIMA 2019 in Malaysia

Sri Lanka Navy's ship "Sagara" left the island to Malaysia to attend LIMA-2019, on Tuesday (19 March).


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Ambassador of Palestine meets State Minister

The Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Sri Lanka HE Mr. Zuhair Mohammad Hamdallah Zaid, paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, on Tuesday (19th March).


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Ministry to hold religious programmes in view of 'Tripitakabhivandana' Week

The 'Tripitakabhivandana' Week has been declared from 16th to 23rd March, to mark the occasion of initiating the process in order to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage. The initiative is mooted under a concept of the President Maithripala Sirisena.


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Another segment of land to be released in East

Another segment of land used by the Army is to be released in the Eastern region. According to Army media, 5.05 acres in Thiriyaya, Periyanilaveli and Thirukkovil Grama Seva sectors in the Kuchchaveli, Kalmunai and Thirukkovil Divisional Secretariats will be handed back on Monday (25).


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Australian ships arrive in Trincomalee

Two Australian Naval ships arrived in Trincomalee on Sunday (17th March). According to Navy media, the two ships had arrived to the country on 11th (March) with a view to carryout initial survey of a drowned ship in the seas around Batticaloa during World War ll.


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President emphasized that he will fulfill the responsibility of protecting the Buddhist philosophy for future generations

The 'Tripitakabhivandana' Week has been declared prior to the proposal made by Sri Lanka to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare the Theravada Tripitaka as a World Heritage, to create a Buddhist revival in the country as well as to provide knowledge to the younger generation regarding the Theravada Tripitaka, said President Maithripala Sirisena.


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Annual Feast held at St. Anthony's Church in Katchativu island

The annual feast of the St. Anthony's Church in Katchativu island was held successfully on Saturday (16 March) .


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Secretary graces 'Tripitakabhivandana' week religious ceremony

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando graced the initial religious ceremony held in view of the 'Tripitakabhivandana' Week declared to mark the occasion of initiating the process in order to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage on Saturday (16 March).