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Footwear for deserving students in Mullaitivu

A large group of students from backward families in Mullaitivu was benefited by a Sri Lanka Army coordinated programme to donate footwear, recently.


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Army troops assist to clean places of worship in Kilinochchi

A group of Sri Lanka Army soldiers extended their assistance to clean the Mulankavil Pillaiyar Kovil premises and Kariyalanagapadduwan Anthoniyar Church, recently.


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State Minister Wijewardene launches SLBC new mobile ‘app’

Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene graced the launching ceremony of a new ‘app’ of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), last evening (05th September).


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas death toll expected to be ‘staggering’

The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up.


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Two Navy ships set sail to attend ‘SLINEX- 2019’ in India

Two Sri Lankan Navy ships had left the country to India to take part in the Sri Lanka Navy and Indian Navy Exercise (SLINEX 2019), on Thursday (05 September).


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‘Cormorant Strike- 2019’ troops rescue ship and captives during first mock exercise

The Sri Lanka Army organized, Field Training Exercise (FTX), ‘Cormorant Strike - 2019’ which began at Minneriya on Tuesday (03 September) is in progress in the Eastern region.


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153rd Police Day celebrated

The Sri Lanka Police celebrated its 153rd ‘Police Day’, on 03rd September (2019).


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Defence Advisor of Pakistan HC calls on the Secretary

The Defence Advisor to the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Colonel Sajjad Ali made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Retd) Shantha Kottegoda, WWV RWP RSP  VSV  USP ndc at the Ministry, today (04th September).


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Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control

Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.


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Australian counter people smuggling delegation meets State Minister and Secretary Defence for discussions

An Australian Government delegation led by Commander of Australia’s Joint Task Force, Operation Sovereign Borders, Major General Craig Furini met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene for a discussion on counter people smuggling issues, at the Ministry, on 03 September (2019).


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‘Udarai Oba’ to raise funds for War Hero welfare project

‘Udarai Oba’, a musical extravaganza featuring a host of eminent local artists will be held at the Nelum Pokuna theatre at 06.30 pm on the 14th of this month (September 2019).


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KDU ‘International Research Conference’ to be held next week

The Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) will hold its annual ‘International Research Conference’ (IRC) next week (11th & 12th September).


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“Exercise Cormorant Strike X – 2019” begins

The Sri Lanka Army organized “Exercise Cormorant Strike X – 2019” commenced today (03 September 2019).


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New Army Commander calls on Secretary

The newly appointed Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva 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 (03rd September 2019).


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New Army Commander calls on State Minister

The newly appointed Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva made a call on the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (03rd September 2019).


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Navy assists Indian fishermen in distress

Vigilant naval troops onboard a naval craft on patrol duties in the Northern seas had rescued four (04) Indian fishermen from a distressed trawler in seas off Kachchativu in Jaffna, on Sunday (01 September).


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Air Force contingent in MINUSCA conducts civil welfare programmes

The Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Contingent in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) had carried out several major Civil-Military Co-operation activities and drug donation programmes, during last month.


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Coast Guard educates Northern public on safety issues


A series of Life Saving Awareness programmes was conducted by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at several areas in Jaffna, last week.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas battered by 'monster' storm

The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.


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Gajaba Supercross - 2019 thrills crowds at Saliyapura

'Gajaba Supercross - 2019', the Sri Lanka Army Gajaba Regiment organized motor rally got off to a rousing start at the Gajaba Regiment's race track in Saliyapura, Anuradapura, today (01 September).


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Secretary graces STF War Hero Commemoration ceremony

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc  graced the 35th War Hero Commemoration ceremony of the Special Task Force at STF Training School at Katukurunda, today (01 September).


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9th "Colombo Defence Seminar" concludes on a successful note

The 9th ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2019’, international conference which began on Thursday (29) at the BMICH, ended on a successful note on Friday (30). The two-day conference is the Sri Lanka Army’s flagship annual defence symposium and this year it was held for the ninth consecutive year.


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"Colombo Defence Seminar" enters second day

The flagship international conference of the Sri Lanka Army, "Colombo Defence Seminar 2019" enters it second and final day, today (30).


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President instructs to release lands without impeding national security

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant officials to take steps to release lands without creating any hindrance to national security.


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Navy conducts events under ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ programme in Jaffna

Following His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena's ‘Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu’ concept, programmes organized by the Sri Lanka Navy was held in Jaffna and its island sector from 23rd to 26th August 2019.