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South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.


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Secretary graces 'Rasa Mohotha' at Mihindu Seth Medura

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, accompanied by the Chairperson of the MoD Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda graced the 'Rasa Mohotha' programme at the Mihindu Seth Medura at Atthidiya on Sunday (14 July 2019).


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Secretary visits CRD

Secretary to Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc made an inspection visit to the Centre for Research and Development (CRD) on Saturday (13 July).


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Clarification of news reported in Sirasa News on 12.07.2019

Regarding a news item reported in the 7.00 pm news on Sirasa TV on 12th July, 2019.


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Injured fisherman brought ashore by Navy

A severely injured fisherman was brought ashore for treatment by the Navy on Thursday (11 July). According to Navy media, the fisherman had ventured out to sea for fishing onboard the multiday fishing trawler "Thanuja Duwa III from Galle, last week (05).


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28th death anniversary of 'Hasalaka Gamini' commemorated

The 28th death anniversary commemoration of Corporal Gamini Kularathne of 6th Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) was held at the auditorium of the Ministry of Tourism in Colombo 3, today (11 July 2019).


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National Security Advisory Board appointed for national security

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to set up a National Security Advisory Board to look into the matters related to national security.


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New vessel for Navy fleet arrives in Colombo

The P 625 vessel taken over from the People's Republic of China on 05th June 2019, for the Sri Lanka Navy, arrived in Colombo on Monday (08th July 2019).


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State Minister graces opening ceremony of 15th HACGAM – Working Level Meeting

The 15th HACGAM – Working Level Meeting (WLM) hosted by the Sri Lanka Coastguard (SLCG) commenced at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, today (09 July 2019).


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State Minister graces NCC annual sports meet

The annual inter Provincial Sports meet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) commenced at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, yesterday (06 June).


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Expedite relief for affected businesses following the Easter terrorist attack - President instructs relevant institutions

The President emphasizes that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the tourism and allied sectors, which have been inactive since the Easter Sunday terror attack, to work together to rebuild the business community in a systematic and efficient manner.


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'Let's Stand Together for the Country' - fourth successful day in Monaragala

Under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena the fifth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme got underway in Monaragala on July 1 in an attempt to provide swift and sustainable solutions for issues faced by the people in rural areas.


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Sri Lankan contingent for UN mission leaves for South Sudan

A contingent of 61 Sri Lanka Army personnel including 11 Officers left for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan under the Phase 6 of the UN Mission of South Sudan (UNMISS), this morning (03 July 2019).


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I assumed this position not to safeguard anyone but to protect people and the country says President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that he received the report of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate alleged irregularities and fraud at SriLankan Air Lines and will reveal the truth to the public and Parliament in the near future.


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Secretary meets with shipping association representatives

A group of representatives of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, for a discussion at the Ministry on Friday (28th June 2019).


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Unheeded to life threats, I lead the fight against drug menace for the future generation – President

Those who did not give their slightest support for the battle against eradicating drug menace during last four and half years are now trying to vilify me in the face of tough action now taken against drug kingpins, President Maithripala Sirisena said.


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Curtain fall on National Drug prevention week tomorrow with President as the Chief Guest

The island-wide National Drug Prevention Week under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena coinciding with the "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" saw the completion of its final day successfully today (30).


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Chairperson heads the 2nd Executive Committee Meeting

The 2nd Executive Committee Meeting of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry was held, yesterday (28 June) at the ministry. The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda.


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MoD welfare society bids farewell to retired, outgoing staff of MoD and offers felicitation for students performed well at GCE (A/L), GCE (O/L) and Grade 05 scholarship exams

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc graced his presence as the chief guest at the farewell ceremony for retired, outgoing staff of MoD and a felicitation ceremony for children of MoD staff who performed well at the GCE (A/L), GCE (O/L) and Grade 05 scholarship exams at the Ministry auditorium, yesterday (27 June 2019) .


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President briefs Muslim envoys on rapid normality in security situation

President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26).


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Notice issued by Secretary of Defence Gen. S.H.S.Kottegoda (Retired) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc

In keeping with the vision of H.E. The President to establish normalcy in the country, following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, multiple measures have been taken to ensure public safety, and protect the sovereignty of the country as well as its territorial integrity by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).


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Secretary chairs meeting on providing security to religious processions

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc chaired a meeting with the Chief Prelates and lay custodians of important temples, today (27 June 2019).


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SVU Chairperson visits Police Cultural Division

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made an official visit to the Police Cultural Division, today (27 June 2019).


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SVU Chairperson visits Panagoda Cantonment hospital

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Panagoda Army Cantonment hospital, on Monday (24 June 2019).


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National Drug Prevention Week to enhance awareness in every sector of the society

The National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01.