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President commissions Navy's new ship

The largest Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy, P 626, acquired form US Government was commissioned as SLNS 'Gajabahu' by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena during the Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, yesterday evening (06 June 2019).


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LOLC donates 05 computers to Seva Vanitha Unit

LOLC donated 05 computers to The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence, yesterday (06 June).


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Seva Vanitha Chairperson visits 'Mihindu Seth Medura'

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the 'Mihindu Seth Medura' the healing home for disable War Heroes in Attitidiya, today morning (07 June 2019).


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President declares open newly built Civil Security Department Headquarters

President Maithripala Sirisena declared opened the newly built Civil Security Department (CSD) Headquarters in Katubedda, Moratuwa, on Tuesday (04 June).


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Seva Vanitha holds Dhamma sermon

A Dhamma sermon was conducted at the Ministry by the Seva Vanitha Unit, today (04). The sermon was conducted by the Chief Prelate of the Vipassi Meditation Centre in Colombo, Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thero.


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2,289 arrested in connection with Easter Sunday bombing and communal violence

The total number of arrested suspects in connection with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks (21 April) and violence in the Northwestern Province and several other areas are 2,289.


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Everyone should work together with mutual understanding and contribute to ensure peace

If conflicts arise due to different ethnicities, the country will be doomed and all should work together with mutual understanding and contribute in ensuring the peace of the country, said President Maithripala Sirisena.


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Appeals on welfare of Civil Security Forces will be considered - President

The possibility of introducing a pension scheme for the members who have completed 20 years of service in the Civil security forces or female members completing 22 years of service or the members of the civil security force who are fifty years old will be discussed with the ministry of finance and steps will be taken in the future regarding the matter, said President Maithripala Sirisena.


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Secretary visits Bandaranayake International Airport

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc made a visit to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) on 01 June 2019.


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US Assistant Secretary meets Secretary Defence

The Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of Political Military Affairs at the Department of State, Mr. R Clarke Cooper met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (03rd June).


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US delegation meets State Minister

A US delegation including the Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of Political Military Affairs at the Department of State, Mr. R Clarke Cooper and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka HE Ms. Alaina B. Teplitz met the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (03rd June).


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Fourth phase of 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will commence tomorrow

The fourth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will be commenced in the Mullaitivu district, tomorrow.


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New Chairperson visits Defence Services College

The new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Defence Services College in Colombo on Monday (03).


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New Chairperson visits Defence Services College

The new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Defence Services College in Colombo on Monday (03).


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President emphasized that he will not allow bringing any foreign forces into the country under any condition

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not take any step to bring foreign forces into the country at any moment under any circumstance until he hold the office of President and further said that he will not allow any room in this regard.


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Media Interview with H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena by Indian journalists (May 31, 2019 - New Delhi)

Particularly, I am very happy when I come to New Delhi and when I get an opportunity to meet you. And, you know that, I came to India for the swearing - in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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Terror group accomplice arrested

An accomplice of the suicide bomber Zahran was taken into custody by police several days ago.


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President meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, today (31).


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Meeting to educate War Hero Associations on Presidential directive to extend welfare initiatives

A meeting was held at the Ministry today (29 May) educate on a Presidential directive and look into the welfare matters of the War Heroes and War Hero families.


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Two SL Peacekeepers Among Those Honoured by UN

Major Hamangoda Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrame and Sergeant Sakralage Samantha Wijekumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who both lost their lives in 2018 while serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), were among the fallen peacekeepers to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold Medal, a Media Release in the UN said.


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New Air Force Commander appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Air Marshal D L Sumangala Dias as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.


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Notification of issuing methodology for explosive materials

The issuance of explosive materials which was temporarily suspended by the Security Council due to the situation prevailed in the country has been resumed under the direction of the President.


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TID to carry out further investigations into copper factory employees

Action has been taken to hand over further investigations relating to the nine employees of the Wellampitiya copper factory who are presently out on bail, to the Terrorist Investigation Division.


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President meets with few foreign envoys to discuss rapid normality in security situation and urges them to lift travel advisories

President Maithripala Sirisena met with few members of the diplomatic community on their request to discuss about the progress of the operations carried out by the security forces to strengthen security situation.


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Escape of 15 ISIS suspects to India is not yet confirmed

There was news flashed on Indian media and websites that 15 ISIS terrorist suspects were escaped from Srilanka to Lakshadweep island in India by sea, However Srilanka Navy still haven’t officially confirmed this news and meanwhile all navy fleets, ships, crafts and detachments in that area were informed to stay vigilant about this incident and Navy will take strict actions if there is any sited or detected information with regard to this, said the Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara during the press briefing at the Media Centre in Kollupitiya, last evening (26 May).