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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).



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Fillip to uplift educational standards of Jaffna students

Adding strength to its commitment to uplift the educational standards of the children in the North, Security Forces in the Peninsula has yet again extended its hand to a group of deserving students to ease their commute between their schools and homes by facilitating the donation of a stock of new bicycles.


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President leaves for Kenya to attend UN Environment Assembly as a Special Guest

President Maithripala Sirisena left Colombo today (13) for Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya as a Special Guest.


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More community welfare initiatives by Army benefit masses in North and East

Continuing their community service projects further, Sri Lanka Army troops had once again lent their expertise and labour to build a house for a deserving family in the Eastern region.


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New Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence assumes office

The newly appointed Secretary to the State Ministry of Defence, Mr. NKGK Nemmewatta officially assumed duty during a ceremony held at the State Ministry, today morning (12th Tuesday, March).


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Navy brings critically ill fisherman ashore for treatment

A critically ill fisherman was brought ashore for treatment by the Sri Lanka Navy, on Saturday (09th March).


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Bigger role for Tri forces in anti drug campaign after April 3 President

President Maithripala Sirisena said after April 3 the Police and Tri Forces will have increased cooperation in the campaign for eradication of illicit drugs as well as in measures to control and strengthen rehabilitation process.


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Tri Forces play active role in the fight against drugs

The Tri Forces' contribution in the fight to eradicate illegal drugs from the country is enormous. The "Mathin Nidhahas Ratak' (A country free of drugs) programme which was born out of a conceptual notion of the President aimed at ridding the country of this dangerous menace has seen desirable results with law enforcement agencies making headway into confiscating large quantities of drugs and arresting many involved in this illegal activity in various forms in recent times.


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Coast Guard celebrates 9th anniversary

The 09th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fell on Monday (04 March). Anniversary celebrations saw a series of social welfare, sports and other events being held at the SLCG Headquarters in Mirissa and also at its Rear Headquarters in Wellawatte, Colombo.


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Air Force launches community outreach projects in view of anniversary celebrations

The Sri Lanka Air Force had carried out several community welfare programmes inview of its 68th anniversary celebrations.