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Salaries and allowances paid to members of the Tri Forces and Police who were disabled or died as a result of acts of direct terrorist acts or combating terrorism while on duty at operational and non-operational areas during the war till the age of 55, to be paid to the dependents of the deceased personnel for life time and continued to be paid to the disable personnel for life.


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‘Cormorant Strike - 2019’ mock operations result in the capture of terrorist gang

Another mock operation was conducted at Getambe in Kandy as part of the ongoing ‘Cormorant Strike - 2019’, Field Training Exercise (FTX), during the weekend (07).


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Annual Feast of National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara held with naval assistance

The annual feast of the National Shrine of Our Lady in Matara, was held from 06th to 08th (September) with the participation of a large gathering of Catholic devotees. Sri Lanka Navy troops had rendered assistance to successfully conduct this Catholic religious ceremony, states Navy media.


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‘Fox Hill Chess Fiesta 2019’ concludes with the acquaintance of War Heroes

‘Fox Hill Chess Fiesta 2019’, the first ever Inter-Institutions International Rating Team Chess Championship concluded with a grand Awards Ceremony held at the Sino - Lanka Friendship Auditorium (Nelum Pokuna) in Diyatalawa, last Monday.


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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas defends hurricane response

Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week.


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Bangladesh Navy ship in Colombo

Making a four day goodwill visit, the Blangladesh Navy ship 'Somudra Avijan' arrived in Colombo on Saturday (07 September).


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Secretary inspects work at Akuregoda Defence Services Headquarters Complex Project

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Retd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc made an inspection visit to the Defence Services Headquarters Complex project at Akuregoda, today (07).


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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.