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CIRCULATION OF VIDEO CLIPS & PHOTOS

The attention of the Sri Lanka Army has been drawn to a video clip where a person dressed in uniform similar to that of the Army was watching while a group of violent saboteurs were in action in the general area of Thunmodara.


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Chinese President promises all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out terrorism.

Chinese President Xi Jinping today (14th) vowed to provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out the scourge of terrorism.


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Public Help Sought to Trace One More Killer Suspect

Police Headquarters requests the general public to help the Police to trace the whereabouts of the suspect, sketched out below in connection with the Easter Sunday killings.


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Security forces has taken all measures for public security

Security forces together with police are carrying out maximum operations to eradicate terrorism in the country. From the operations carried out in last three weeks since 21 April, Security forces were able to kill most of the terrorist and other suspects were taken in to custody, so the public is requested to carryout day to day life without any fear.


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Special unit is established to avoid circulating of false information through social media

There were few incidents of damaging shops has been reported in Kuliyapitiya area on last evening (12) and to control that situation police curfew was enforced in kuliyapitiya police division in last night(12).


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New Chairperson takes over duties of Seva Vanitha Unit

Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) today (14 May 2019) at the Ministry.


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New Chairperson takes over duties of Seva Vanitha Unit

Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) today (14 May 2019) at the Ministry.


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Maximum effort to ensure public security

The Police and the Tri Forces have taken maximum effort to provide security to all schools.


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Secretary visits Dalada Maligawa and meets with Chief Prelates of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc visited kandy to pay homage to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) on Sunday (12 May).


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President requests all citizens not to be trapped by efforts by interested parties to create unrest in the country

President requests all to engage in their daily activities as usual without getting deceived by the false and misleading statements by the interested groups.


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Vehicles unheeding order to stop at Navy checkpoint fired at

Sri Lanka Navy personnel manning a checkpoint at Hunupitiya, Wattala had to open fire at a car which had sped ignoring orders to stop.


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‘Sherman’ arrives in Colombo

‘Sherman’, the Ex-United States Coast Guard Cutter taken over by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US, arrived in Colombo today morning (12th May).


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All measures taken to ensure public security

Making a press statement, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, said that the Security Forces, Special Task Force, Police and the Civil Security Department have been able to bring the situation under control after the April 21st incidents by arresting most of the perpetrators involved in the suicide bombings. 


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GENERAL AMNESTY PERIOD EXTENDED BY ANOTHER WEEK

The General Amnesty period declared for Army deserters to receive their legal discharge has been extended by the Army Headquarters by another week considering the need for more to receive their discharge.


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More suspects arrested

A suspect was arrested in Kattankudy by Police, Thursday night (9). Investigations have revealed that the suspect had maintained close links with the suicide bomber Zahran and had even involved in financial transactions with him.


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I will fulfil the responsibilities of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism from the Motherland - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was not affected by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism.


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Entry and exit restriction eased at Katunayake airport

The Sri Lanka Air Force was made aware that the passengers arriving and departing the Bandaranaike International Airport had to undergo considerable inconvenience because of the enhanced security arrangements put into effect from the 21st April, 2019.


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Coast Guard DG calls on Secretary

The Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Thursday (09 May).


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Public Advised to Dial 113 for Any Emergency

In the event of any emergency or need to convey any suspicious information, Directorate of Operations at the Army Headquarters requests the public to contact 113 any time of the day.


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SIU investigation into Police errors over granting of bail to suspects

The Cinnamon Grand hotel suicide bomber, Mohamed Ibrahim Inshaf Ahamad was the owner of the brass factory at Wellampitiya.


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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on Secretary

The Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Air Vice Marshal HMSKB Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (09 May).


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‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan nation’ – President emphasized in the East

Pointing out that terrorism has not won anywhere in the world, President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the brutality of the extremist terrorism should not be allowed to divide the nation of Sri Lanka.


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Extremist training locations raided

A 25-acre land in Riditenna in Valaichchenai Police Division was searched by the CID, Police and STF on Monday (06) after it was identified as a site used by the extremist terror group for their activities.


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EU Ambassador meets Secretary

European Union delegation led by EU Ambassador for Sri Lanka, HE Mr. Tung-Lai Margue met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at his office on Tuesday (07 May).


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Security situation under control and normalcy restored - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that as authority had been entrusted to the security forces to carry out their duties without hindrance, the situation has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the country.