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Air Force provides new house for needy family

A new house built by the Sri Lanka Air Force was presented to a deserving family, recently. According to Air Force media, the new house was presented to the family of a widowed mother of a 9-year-old boy in Kudakachchakkodiya area, Vavuniya as a part of the 41st anniversary of SLAF Base Vavuniya.


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The country should always move towards victories – President

A country should always move towards victories, emphasized President Maithripala Sirisena while adding that one must ensure tasks that could not be completed today for the benefit of the should be completed tomorrow.


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Drug addict causes public commotion

Two persons were admitted to hospital after an incident in Mawathagama, today (01 November 2019).


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European Union Election Monitoring Mission delegation meets Secretary

Mr. Manuel Amarilla, Security Expert of the European Union Election Monitoring Mission (EU EOM) -2019 met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda, WWV RWP RSP VSV  USP ndc, for a discussion at the Ministry, today (01 November 2019).

 


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Air Force drops ‘Seed Bombs’ over Lahugala Forest

Taking reforestations to new ‘heights’, the Sri Lanka Air Force, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Forest Department, MAS Holdings and the University of Peradeniya launched the second seed bombing programme in the Lahugala forest in Ampara during the beginning of this week.


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Prosthetic limbs provided to deserving people in the Northern region

A group of underprivileged disable civilians living in the Northern region became the beneficiaries of a Sri Lanka Army initiative, to provide artificial limbs to deserving people, during a ceremony held on Thursday (30 October).


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Army mine clearing canine and handler adjudged Best Team by Marshall Legacy Institute

Sri Lanka Army’s Mine Detection Dog (MDD) ‘Sammy’ and its handler, Lance Corporal P. G Nishantha Bandara of 5 Field Engineer Regiment have been selected by the Washington-based Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI), as the MLI’s ‘Team of the Year - 2019’.


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Huge wildfire advances across Brazil's wetlands

A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.


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School children educated on Drowning Prevention

A Drowning Prevention awareness programme for school children was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coastguard, recently.


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Kotelawala Defence University’s KDU+ website launched

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, officially launched the KDU + website of the Kotelawala Defence University, during a ceremony held at the Ministry on Wednesday evening (30 October 2019).


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Stranded civilians evacuated to safety

With the rains continuing to lash out over the island, several areas in the country have experienced localized flooding and landslides. People from all walks of life are experiencing difficulties in getting about their day to day lives with the weather showing little sign of improvement.


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Air Force and Navy green efforts recognized at Presidential Environmental Award – 2019

The Presidential Environmental Awards -2019 ceremony was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo on Tuesday (29 October 2019).


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Police takes initiative to plant trees along Kaluganga

An environment protection initiative to plant Kumbuk trees (Terminalia arjuna) along the banks of the Kaluganga (River) was carriedout by the Sri Lanka Police together with the National Water Supply and Drainage Board, ReForest and a group of undergrad students of the University of Kelaniya, recently.


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President vests several projects implemented for prevention of chronic kidney disease & welfare of kidney patients with the public

President Maithripala Sirisena vested several projects with the public, today (29) which were implemented with the aim of preventing the chronic kidney disease and for the welfare of the kidney patients.


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Troops clear blocked roads and restore vehicular movement

With the adverse weather condition presently prevailing over the island bringing in more rains over most parts of the country, the day to day lives of the people have been affected in numerous ways.


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Navy relief teams on standby to face weather related emergencies

The Sri Lanka Navy has taken steps to mobilize relief teams to areas identified as vulnerable due to the prevailing weather conditions as a precautionary measure.  


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Humanitarian assistance to a deserving family

Showing humanitarian concern to the wellbeing of a deserving family, Sri Lanka Army troops of the Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) provided a modified three-wheeler to an elderly person, on Friday (25).


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EU EOM delegation meets Secretary

A delegation of the European Union Election Monitoring Mission (EU EOM) met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda, WWV RWP  RSP  VSV  USP ndc, at the Ministry, today (28th October 2019).


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‘Abhimansala’ inmates visit Nagadeepa Viharaya

A group of disable inmates of the "Abimansala" wellness resort in Kamburupitiya were facilitated with sea transport to visit the Nagadeepa Rajamaha Viharaya, on Saturday (26th October).


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Kilinochchi troops donate blood

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi made their voluntary presence to donate much needed blood to replenish stocks at the Kilinochchi Blood Bank, on Saturday (26).


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Police lifesaving point established at Kantale tank

A lifeguard point, established at the Kantale tank by the Sri Lanka Police was declared open, recently.


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Rainy weather to continue further

The Met Department predicts more rains with the atmospheric disturbance in the southwest Bay of Bengal to the South of Sri Lanka likely to move to the sea area to the west of the island through the Southern sea area today.


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President’s Diwali Message

People in the world celebrate their victories by holding various celebrations to rejoice triumphs, elation and freedom achieved by the human society, defeating sufferings through self determination.


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Argentina election: Centre-left Alberto Fernández wins presidency

Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.


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Troops join with civilians to clean irrigation canal

Sri Lanka Army troops in the North joined hands with the civilians to clean and regularize the water flow in the Kanagarayan Aru, on Monday (21).