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10th “Exercise Cormorant Strike” to commence next week

The joint mega Tri-Services Field Training Exercise (FTX), “Exercise Cormorant Strike X – 2019” is scheduled to commence next week (03rd September). This was revealed at the press briefing held last evening at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo to announce of the Colombo Defence Seminar.


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Drug awareness programme for teachers in Jaffna

An awareness programme on drug prevention for teachers in Velani Divisional Secretariat area in Jaffna was conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy, recently. The programme, held in keeping with the “Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu” programme of President Maithripala Sirisena was held at the Saraswathy College in Velani, on Friday (23rd August 2019), states Navy media.


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Sri Lankan and Indian Coast Guards hold High Level Meeting in New Delhi

The 4th annual High Level Meeting (HLM) between the Sri Lankan Coast Guard (SLCG) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was held in India, recently. According to SLCG media, The HLM was held at the Indian Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi on 20th August (2019).


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“9th Colombo Defence Seminar” on Thursday

The flagship annual international seminar of the Sri Lanka Army, ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’ will begin on Thursday (29th August). The two-day conference being held for the 9th consecutive year, will be begin at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.


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Indian National Defence College Delegation calls on Secretary

An Indian National Defence College (NDC) delegation 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 Monday (26th August).


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Secretary Defence officially re-launches www.defence.lk website with a new outlook

The official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.defence.lk was officially relaunched with a new outlook by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc during a ceremony, today (26th August 2019) The re-launching ceremony was held this afternoon at the Ministry Auditorium.


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Amazon fires: G7 leaders close to agreeing plan to help, says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a deal to provide "technical and financial help" was close.


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Road named after General Hamilton Wanasinghe

The road between Malwana and Dompe has been named as "General Hamilton Wanasinghe Mawatha" after the former Army Commander General Hamilton Wanasinghe.


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Navy ships set sail to foreign waters on training mission

Two ships of the Sri Lanka Navy left the country for ports in Bangladesh and Myanmar on training missions.


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INSSSL holds Round Table Conference

A Round Table Conference was conducted by the Institure of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) at the INSSSL auditorium at Suhurupaya in Battaramulla on the 23rd August.


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Dry ration for needy families

A group of needy families living in the Southern part of the country was the beneficiary of a Sri Lanka Army coordinated initiative to provide dry rations.


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Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage WWV RWP VSV USP ndc psc has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army. According to Army media, he is the 54th Chief of Staff of the Army.


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Special Press release

Lifting of emergency regulations will not impact on ban imposed on terrorist organisations...


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Emergency Regulations will not be reviewed, Secretary

The Emergency Regulations that was in force will not be extended.


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Army builds sanitary facilities for the needy

Sri Lanka Army troops in Wanni carried out another public welfare project to build three new sanitary facility units (toilets) for three low-income families in Sundarapuram area in Vavuniya.


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Navy produced boat to run passenger service

A Sri Lanka Navy produced passenger boat was officially handed over to Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe by the Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva at the McCallum Gate boat anchoring yard in front of Lake House in Colombo, on Thursday


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Air Force provides educational assistance for students

A group of children were beneficiaries of educational scholarships awarded by the Sri Lanka Air Force under a welfare project of its Seva Vanitha Unit, recently. According to Air Force media, a ceremony was held at the Air Force Headquarters on Thursday


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Secretary convenes special meeting on ensuring security for Bellanvila Perahera

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndu psc convened a special meeting to discuss on the security aspects of the forthcoming Bellanvila Esala Perahera, today (23rd August).


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President Commissions Navy Ship

An Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy received its commission by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Maithripala Sirisena during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, this evening (22nd Thursday, August 2019).


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New Army Commander assumes office

The newly appointed Commander of the Army Lieutenant General L H S C Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc officially took over duties, during a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters in Colombo, today (21 August 2019).


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President chairs a meeting to formulate a standard mechanism to distribute explosives

A discussion focused on the ways and means to minimize irregularities occur while issuing explosive materials and to formulate a regulated procedure to distribute them was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (20).


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Appointment of Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army

With reference to comments that have appeared since the above appointment, the following is noted:


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Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest - space agency

Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.


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Peace Envoy Akashi, a special friend of Sri Lanka - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says staunch peace-maker Yasushi Akashi is a loyal and trusted friend of Sri Lanka. He said this when the Japanese peace envoy Akashi called on President Sirisena at the President's Office today (July 20).


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Former Army Commander promoted

The outgoing Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena, with effect from 17 August 2019