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Sayurala attends IDEX 2019

Sri Lanka Navy Ship "Sayurala" arrived at the Port of Mina Zayid in Abu Dhabi to attend the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) - 2019 on Saturday (16 February).


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Registration of Chainsaw Machines will commence from tomorrow (20th February). This is being carried out according to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defence on the orders of His Excellency the President, Maithripala Sirisena.


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The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run 2019

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run 2019 was flagged off at the popular Galle Face promenade in Colombo, on Monday (18 February).


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"Sayurala" attends "AMAN 2019" Multinational Naval Exercise

The Sri Lanka Navy Ship "Sayurala" was among the naval ships and craft of 44 countries that attended the multinational naval exercise "AMAN 2019" in Karachhi, Pakistan. Sayurala had left for Pakistan to attend the five-day exercise representing the Sri Lanka Navy. AMAN is organized by the Pakistan Navy and was held from 08th to 13th of this month (February).


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Expat Tamil couple supports to build houses for disable Ware Heroes

Two disable War Heroes of the Sri Lanka Army were the beneficiaries of new houses built by the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) with financial assistance from a Tamil couple resident in Oman.


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Injured fisherman brought ashore for treatment by Navy

An injured fisherman on a multiday fishing trawler was brought ashore for treatment with the assistance of the Navy on Saturday (16).


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Iranian ships in the island

Making a four-day training and goodwill visit, three ships of the Iraninan Navy arrived to the country on Friday (15 February).


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US Ambassador meets State Minister

Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka, HE Ms. Alaina B. Teplitz made a call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (15 February 2019).


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Navy to Navy Staff Talks between SLN and JMSDF concludes successfully

The first ever Navy to Navy Staff Talks between the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) concluded on a successful note, today (15 February 2019).


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Press Release

On the order of His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic and the Minister of Defence, Maithripala Sirisena, a decision has been taken by the Ministry of Defence in order to prevent the deforestation caused by the unauthorized cutting of trees, it is hereby informed that all Chainsaw Machines used by the public and private sector in the country should be produced to the nearest Police Station between the period of 20th to 28th February 2019 and a Registration License be obtained.


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KDU Vice Chancellor meets Secretary

The Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Air Vice Marshal Sagara Kotakadeniya paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at the Ministry on Thursday (14 February 2019).


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Troops in Jaffna arrange a three days training programme for students in North and South

A group of more than 750 students out of 30 Jaffna schools and 200 students of South-based schools, joined together for three days training programme organized by the Security Forces - Jaffna at Doraippa Stadium recently.


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Educational assistance to Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu students

A large stock of school Accessories was distributed among the flood affected students in the Kilinochchi and Mullaittivu districts, recently.


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Press release International Military Sports Council Day Run - 2019

CISM day run conducted annually by member countries of International Military Sports Council to celebrate its anniversary will be held on 18th February 2019 around the world.


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A Systematic approach to build a positive future for the youth, President

A Systematic approach will be taken to win the challenges in building positive future for the youth, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He made these remarks at the opening of the first National Career Guidance network centre held at Polonnaruwa today (8).


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Funerals of Sri Lankan Peacekeepers held with military honours

The last rites of the two Sri Lankan Peacekeepers were conducted amidst full military honours on Thursday (07 February).


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"Piyawara" project reaches milestone in establishing 50 Pre-schools

The 50th pre-school built under the "Piyawara" project was vested on the children of Siyambalawa in Anuradhapura, recently. According to Army media, this project was initiated with the aim to build 50 pre-schools for the children in the Wanni region by the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) in collaboration with the Hemas Outreach Foundation.


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Army renovates Children's Park affected by floods

In continuation of the troops' assistance to the communities in the North who were affected by the recent floods in the region, the Children's Park at Kakkaitivu pre-school premises in Anaikkoddai  was completely renovated and handed over by Army troops.


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Indian survey ship leaves Colombo

The Indian Navy's hydrographic survey ship "INS Jamuna" departed the island after taking part in a joint hydrographic survey in Sri Lankan waters, today (06 February). According to Navy media, "Jamuna" was accorded a traditional farewell by the SL Navy upon her departure from the Colombo harbor.


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More educational assistance for Kilinochchi students

A large stock of school accessories was distributed to more than 3900 children in the Northern region under the 'Senehe Siyapatha' welfare project, launched jointly by the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Disaster Management and Dialog Axiata PLC, recently


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MINUSMA Force Commander call on Secretary

The Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, (MINUSMA), Lieutenant General Dennis Gyllisporre, made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando on Tuesday (05 February).


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Remains of Sri Lankan Peacekeepers brought to the island

The mortal remains of the two Sri Lanka Army UN Peacekeepers were brought to the island on Monday (04 February). The coffins of Major H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Sergeant S.S. Wijekumara were received in a military parade by the Sri Lanka Army. State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene was also present at the Katunayake Airport to receive the bodies.


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Sri Lanka celebrates 71st Independence Day

Today is the 71st Independence Day of Sri Lanka. The main Independence Day Parade was held at the Galle Face in Colombo under the patronage of HE the President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning.


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President visits late Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema’s house

President Maithripala Sirisena condoles over the family and parents of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrema who sacrificed his life at the Mali operation attached to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Mali.


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Two Navy ships set sail to attend SLINEX 2019 in India

Two "Wave Rider" craft produced by the Inshore Patrol Craft Construction Project established at the Naval base Welisara, were handed over to Seychelles government in a ceremony held at SLNS Rangalla in Colombo harbor premises, today (01 February). President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka HE Maithripala Sirisena and Vice President of Republic of Seychelles HE Vincent Meriton graced the occasion as chief guests.