Sri Lanka Navy's ship "Sagara" left the island to Malaysia to attend LIMA-2019, on Tuesday (19 March).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
The annual feast of the St. Anthony's Church in Katchativu island was held successfully on Saturday (16 March) .
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
A critically ill fisherman was brought ashore for treatment by the Sri Lanka Navy, on Saturday (09th March).
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.
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.
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.
The Sri Lanka Air Force had carried out several community welfare programmes inview of its 68th anniversary celebrations.
Symbolizing the commencement of the War Heroes' Commemoration Month - 2019, the first Ranaviru Flag was pinned on the President Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (05 March).
The Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Dhaleshwari which arrived in the island on Sunday (03 March) making a goodwill visit left Colombo, today (06).
Another segment of land used by Sri Lanka Army troops has been released in Jaffna. This measure was taken by the Army, continuing to honour its commitment to return state and private lands, being used by the troops in the Northern and Eastern regions.
The No 7 Squadron and No 8 Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force were presented with the President's Colour by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena during a ceremony held at the SLAF Base Hingurakgoda, on Saturday (02 March).
The deadline for Registration of Chainsaw Machines has been extended till 15th March, 2019.
A group of Army personnel were provided with beehive boxes under the Retired Service Personnel's Welfare Project (Agriculture) of the Ministry of Defence, on 25th February.
Replicas of Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher and Missile launcher produced by Sri Lanka for the first time in the history were presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (26).