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Media Release

A request has been made not to telecast the occasions when the security forces conduct search operations in houses and public places through the media.


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Four Police teams to investigate into Kochchikade incident

Two individuals have been arrested following clashes in Kochchikade in Negombo. A personal dispute between two individuals had escalated into a tense situation after a group of highly intoxicated persons had involved and behaved in an unruly manner.


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Chinese DA calls on the Secretary

The Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Monday (06 May 2019).


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While the security forces are destroying the extremist terrorism, the religious leaders holds the responsibility to ensure reconciliation in a multi ethnic country President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that within a short span of time the security forces will be firmly eradicating the extremist terrorism and that the religious leaders holds the responsibility of building reconciliation and understanding between all ethnic groups without letting the trust of the people of the country to fail.


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Security measures stepped up to ensure public safety

Tri Forces, Police, STF and the Civil Defence Department have worked tirelessly to ensure the security of the country since the aftermath of the terrorist incident, said so the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Retd) during a press briefing held at the Ministry, last evening (06 May).


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Security operations to ensure safety of school children

During the past 48 hours, the armed forces have focused their full attention on the safety of school children. We have fully evaluated the security status quo and taken all necessary preventive security measures covering all the schools.


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Special search operations around schools premises on Sunday

Special security arrangements have been made to facilitate the reopening of schools on Monday. Necessary instructions have already been issued to all Police stations in the country.


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Nearly 15 000 Tri Forces troops deployed for security

Island wide security has been tightened with Tri Force having deployed nearly 15,000 personnel to ensure public security during the past 48 hours.


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Police bury those killed in Saithamaruthu incident

Police took measures to bury ten remains of those killed in the Sainthamaruthu suicide blast after completing investigations and post mortem procedures, on Thursday (02 May).


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Stern action against rumour mongers

Authorities will take legal action against those who are involved in spreading false information, images or videos that would be detrimental to the reconciliation among the people.


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Army Commander calls on the Secretary

The Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).


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Navy Commander calls on the Secretary

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence  General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).


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Air Force Commander calls on the Secretary

The Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (03 May 2019).


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Political leadership is of extreme importance when fighting terrorism, says British State Minister for Security

The British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace said the political leadership is extremely important to fight against terrorism with international connections.


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Weapons and explosives found during search operations

Combined search operations are continuing in many parts of the country after security measures were tightened in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings.


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Motherland will be completely freed from clutches of terrorism even at the cost of sacrificing life - President emphasizes at the May Day celebration

President Maithripala Sirisena says the great sorrow emerged in the hearts of all Sri Lankans due to the April 21 tragedy should turn into a strength to eliminate terrorism from the country.


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Army continues with search operations

Sri Lanka Army through its seven formations encompassing the entire country is carrying out search operations to apprehend extremist terrorists.


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Navy to undertake reconstruction of Kochchikade St. Anthony's church

The reconstruction of the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade which was damaged in the Easter Sunday bombing will be carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy.


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Ongoing operations successful

The island wide search operations being carried out by Tri Forces, Police and STF are continuing and security has been tightened.


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Steps to ban covering one's face to prevent identification

President Maithripala Sirisena, under Emergency Regulations, has taken steps to ban from tomorrow (April 29th, 2019), all forms of face covers that may hinder one's identity been ascertained, as a threat to national security and public safety.


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Overall Operational Command, Colombo Established with Immediate Effect

The Army Headquarters Monday (29) evening announced that all Army, Navy, Air Force and Police areas within the Western Province and Puttalam District have been placed under command to the Overall Operational Command - Colombo for operational purposes with immediate effect.


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Key suspects arrested

A total of 44 suspects have been placed under CID custody in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings uptodate.


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New Secretary appointed to the Ministry of Defence

Former Commander of the Army, General S H S Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Defence by President Maithripala Sirisena, today (29 April 2019).


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PRESS RELEASE

Any individuals, groups or organizations involved publishing false news, information, images, interviews or any other form of publications that could provoke communal/racial tensions, public disturbance or disunity among the people is liable for prosecution under Emergency Regulations, currently in force.


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President joins religious programmes held in remembrance of victims of Easter Sunday attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena joined the special Sunday Mass held under the patronage of the Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishop’s House, today (28) remembering the victims of the disastrous Easter Sunday attacks.