The 3rd session of the ‘Military Dialogue Programme - 2019’ was held at the Sri Lanka Air Force Base in Ratmalana recently. According to Air Force media, the two-day dialogue, organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force under the patronage of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM) commenced on Monday (22 July 2019).
President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is very keen to expand defence cooperation with Japan.
A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Cooperation and Exchange was signed by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene and the Japanese State Minister of Defence Mr. Kenji Harada at the Ministry of Defence, today (26 July 2019).
The 3rd round of expert level Staff Talks between the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Pakistan Navy (PN) successfully concluded on Wednesday (24 July 2019).
The Kalu Ganga project, the next huge reservoir of the Moragahakanda project can be completed by next month and can be bestowed with the people, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
The Director of the National Cadet Corps, Major General MMS Perera made courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, on Wednesday (24th July 2019).
The third round meeting on Security Affairs on China-Sri Lanka jointly building the Belt and Road Initiative was held at the Ministry of Defence, today (25 July 2019).
The 25th National Civilian Bravery Awards Ceremony - 2019 was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo, today (25 July, 2019). The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc attended the event organized by the Foundation for Civilian Bravery Sri Lanka, this evening.
The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
An educational seminar for students sitting the GCE Advanced Level exam in August, this year had been organized by the Sri Lanka Army troops on Friday (19 July 2019).
The Ambassador of Switzerland in Sri Lanka HE Mr. Hanspeter Mock made a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, today (24 July 2019).
The Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda made a visit to the Abhimansala l in Anuradhapura on 11 July 2019.
The Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda presented two wheel chairs to two War Heroes at the Ranaviru Village in Kuliyapitiya on 12 June 2019.
The Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda chaired a special meeting on 15 July, to discuss matters pertaining to the alms giving and blessing ceremony to be held on 21 July 2019 at the Ministry.
A special three-month remembrance alms giving and blessing ceremony to pass merit on the victims and for the speedy recovery of those injured in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, was held at the Ministry on Sunday (21 July 2019). The religious ceremony was organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence.
President Maithripala Sirisena graced the 'Sathviru Abhiman' War Hero welfare programme at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, this evening (22 July 2019).
One of the much-anticipated and prestigious projects of the Sri Lanka Army, 'Colours Night - 2017/2018' that recognizes and acclaims exceptional skills of Army sportsmen and women, glittered in the Nelum Pokuna auditorium Friday (19) evening in the presence of a gathering of distinguished invitees, including the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports, Defence Secretary, Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Navy, Commander of the Air Force and several other distinguished invitees.
A special three month remembrance alms giving was conducted at the Ministry of Defence to pass merit and remember the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb blast, today (21 July 2019).
The nation owes its gratitude to the War Heroes who had sacrificed their lives and limbs to usher in an era of peace and unity in the country.
The new Vocational Training Centre at Poovarasankulam, constructed with Sri Lanka Air Force expertise was handed over to the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) on Monday (15th of July 2019).
Completing yet another milestone construction project in its community welfare commitments, the Sri Lanka Army constructed three-storied building was formally vested with the 'Ayati' Trust Sri Lanka and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya at a simple ceremony held this morning (18th July 2019).
The Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) and Department of Wild Life Conservation had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the operation and training procedures of Wave Rider Inshore Patrol Craft, on Wednesday (17th July 2019) at the Coast Guard Rear Headquarters in Wellawatta, Colombo.
The sudden change in the weather condition over the island is likely to continue further. According to the weather forecast of the Met Department issued at noon today (18 July 2019), the prevailing showery and windy conditions are expected to continue...
World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.
The Defence Attaché of the High Commission of the Republic of Namibia based in New Delhi, Brigadier General Titus Simon 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 (17 July 2019).