Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu met a delegation for a discussion on the operation of drones at the Ministry, last evening (08th August 2019).
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu met a delegation of domestic aviation sector including representatives of the Owners and Operators Association for a discussion at the Ministry, last evening (08th August 2019).
Cambodia stands firmly together with Sri Lanka in further cementing bilateral relations in economic, trade, social as well as the renaissance of Buddhism, His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boronmeath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia said.
On an invitation extended by the Government of Cambodia, President Maithripala Sirisena began his four-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation today (7) with the aim of further strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.
The 27th death anniversary of the late Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa falls today (08th August).
A group of pilgrims making the "Paada Yathra" to attend the annual feast at Matha Church in Mulankavil were received by troops of Security Forces Headquarters - Kilinochchi upon its arrival in Kilinochchi.
A local fisherman who was in a critical condition due to a cobra bite at the Iranathivu island was brought ashore for treatment by Navy troops on Tuesday (06). According to Navy media, naval personnel at the Iranathivu detachment has observed the fisherman in distress and had informed higher authorities.
Another segment of the Annual Lecture Series of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was conducted at the Auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla, today (07 August 2019).
The High Commissioner of New Zealand H E Mrs. Joanna Kempkers made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu at the Ministry, today (07 August 2019).
The annual Esala Perahera which commenced on Monday (05 August) will enter its third day, today (07). Tight security measures are in place with sufficient numbers of Tri Forces, Police, Special Task Force and Civil Defence Department personnel being deployed for security operations.
A deserving family in Jaffna was gifted with a new house, built by Sri Lanka Army troops in Jaffna. According to Army media, the house was handed over to the beneficiary family of Mrs Rajaraththiram Jayakumari during a ceremony held at Kodikamam in Jaffna on Monday (05 August, 2019).
The Colombo Defence Seminar- 2019 is to be held at the tail end of this month (August) in Colombo. According to Army media, the premier annual two-day international defence conference organized by the Sri Lanka Army will begin at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on the 29th morning and will conclude with the conclusion ceremony the next day (30).
Adding yet another feature to the expanding Southern Campus of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), a new auditorium was declared open on Sunday (04 August 2019). According to Navy media, the new facility was declared open by Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.
Certain segments who did not heed to the concerns of society to formulate stronger and tougher laws to eradicate terrorism in the aftermath of tragic incidents that took place on April 21st are now in a rush to bring laws to repeal the death punishment, President MaithripalaSirisena said.
The 12th International Research Conference organized by the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDUIRC) will be held on 11th and 12th, September (2019). This year the two-day conference will be held under the theme ‘Challenges to Humankind in the face of new Technologies’.
The annual Adipooram Pooja" of Sri Nagapoosani Amman Kovil in Nainativu island was held on 03rd August (2019). According to Navy media, Sri Lanka Navy troops in the North rendered assistance to the successful conduct of the annual Hindu religious ceremony.
Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi ever conscious to the needs of the general masses there have taken measures to provide them with tanks to store much needed drinking water.
Secretary Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu said that all necessary measures have been taken to ensure maximum security to the Esala Perahera which will commence, tomorrow.
The government has taken all necessary security measures to ensure the security of the country and the safety of the people since the unfortunate April bombings
A special programme, launched by the Central Province Ministry of Agriculture with the objective of cleaning the Kandy town and its suburbs, prior to the commencement of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera festival got underway during 28-29 July with the participation of 94 Army personnel of the 11 Division Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-Cen).
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that the Religious leaders should take the lead in mending the hearts of the people that were broken in the tragic incident of April 21st. The President also said that politicians should fulfill their national responsibility in this regard leaving aside their narrow political agendas.
The Sri Lanka Army organized 'Wanni Innoveta-2019' exhibition was held in Padaviya, Parakramapura, last week. According to Army media, the two day annual expo held on 26 and 27 (July) drew large crowds to the venue at Padaviya public ground to see and admire the display of creative skills of Army personnel.
The Sri Lanka Army lending its legendary know-how and the knack for continued revival of indigenous Sri Lankan Martial Art, ‘Angampora’ which boasts a history of more than 5000 years took one more leap forward on Friday (26) and established Sri Lanka's state-of-the-art ‘Angampora’ village near the Iranamadu tank bund, adjacent to the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) precincts during a formal ceremony, consecrated by rites and rituals that had withstood the test of time.
All possible measures should be taken to ensure maximum security and safety of the people and locations during the annual Esala Perahara in Kandy, and a collective effort by the tri forces and police should be in place to face any threats or eventualities during the run up to the great religious pageant and during the Perahara days, the President has issued special directions in this regard, said so the Secretary Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at a special progress review meeting of the Esala Perahera held to discuss security measures taken by the tri forces and police at the Ministry, today (29 July 2019).
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda(Rtd)WWV RWP RSP VSV usp ndu was accorded a grand felicitation by his former Regiment, Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) when he made a visit to the Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda, today (27 July 2019).