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State Minister graces opening ceremony of 15th HACGAM – Working Level Meeting

The 15th HACGAM – Working Level Meeting (WLM) hosted by the Sri Lanka Coastguard (SLCG) commenced at the Hilton Hotel in Colombo, today (09 July 2019).


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State Minister graces NCC annual sports meet

The annual inter Provincial Sports meet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) commenced at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo, yesterday (06 June).


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Expedite relief for affected businesses following the Easter terrorist attack - President instructs relevant institutions

The President emphasizes that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the tourism and allied sectors, which have been inactive since the Easter Sunday terror attack, to work together to rebuild the business community in a systematic and efficient manner.


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'Let's Stand Together for the Country' - fourth successful day in Monaragala

Under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena the fifth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme got underway in Monaragala on July 1 in an attempt to provide swift and sustainable solutions for issues faced by the people in rural areas.


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Sri Lankan contingent for UN mission leaves for South Sudan

A contingent of 61 Sri Lanka Army personnel including 11 Officers left for South Sudan to serve in the SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in Bor, South Sudan under the Phase 6 of the UN Mission of South Sudan (UNMISS), this morning (03 July 2019).


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I assumed this position not to safeguard anyone but to protect people and the country says President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that he received the report of the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate alleged irregularities and fraud at SriLankan Air Lines and will reveal the truth to the public and Parliament in the near future.


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Secretary meets with shipping association representatives

A group of representatives of the Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, for a discussion at the Ministry on Friday (28th June 2019).


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Unheeded to life threats, I lead the fight against drug menace for the future generation – President

Those who did not give their slightest support for the battle against eradicating drug menace during last four and half years are now trying to vilify me in the face of tough action now taken against drug kingpins, President Maithripala Sirisena said.


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Curtain fall on National Drug prevention week tomorrow with President as the Chief Guest

The island-wide National Drug Prevention Week under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena coinciding with the "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" saw the completion of its final day successfully today (30).


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Chairperson heads the 2nd Executive Committee Meeting

The 2nd Executive Committee Meeting of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry was held, yesterday (28 June) at the ministry. The meeting was chaired by the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda.


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MoD welfare society bids farewell to retired, outgoing staff of MoD and offers felicitation for students performed well at GCE (A/L), GCE (O/L) and Grade 05 scholarship exams

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc graced his presence as the chief guest at the farewell ceremony for retired, outgoing staff of MoD and a felicitation ceremony for children of MoD staff who performed well at the GCE (A/L), GCE (O/L) and Grade 05 scholarship exams at the Ministry auditorium, yesterday (27 June 2019) .


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President briefs Muslim envoys on rapid normality in security situation

President Maithripala Sirisena met with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Muslim countries holding the membership of the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) to discuss about the current security situation in the country at the Presidential Secretariat today (June 26).


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Notice issued by Secretary of Defence Gen. S.H.S.Kottegoda (Retired) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc

In keeping with the vision of H.E. The President to establish normalcy in the country, following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, multiple measures have been taken to ensure public safety, and protect the sovereignty of the country as well as its territorial integrity by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).


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Secretary chairs meeting on providing security to religious processions

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc chaired a meeting with the Chief Prelates and lay custodians of important temples, today (27 June 2019).


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SVU Chairperson visits Police Cultural Division

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made an official visit to the Police Cultural Division, today (27 June 2019).


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SVU Chairperson visits Panagoda Cantonment hospital

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Panagoda Army Cantonment hospital, on Monday (24 June 2019).


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National Drug Prevention Week to enhance awareness in every sector of the society

The National Drug Prevention Week from started on June 19 will continue until July 01.


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Army initiative facilitates IT equipment donation to school

Sri Lanka Army has facilitated the children studying at M/Paranagama Vidyalaya in Vavuniya to receive much needed IT equipment to their school.


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Navy installs water treatment plant at Welioya school

Continuing its commitment to serve the needs of the people in areas prone to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the Sri Lanka Navy has yet again installed a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant at Paranagama Weva Vidyalaya in Welioya on Sunday (23 June 2019).


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DSCSC Commandant calls on Secretary

The Commandant of the Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) Major General DAPN Dematanpitiya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, today (24 June 2019).


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President graces Navy Passing Out ceremony

President Maithripala Sirisena graced a Passing Out ceremony of the Sri Lanka Navy at the prestigious Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) in Trincomalee, on Saturday (22 June 2019).


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President Commissions Navy's 4th Fast Attack Squadron

President Maithripala Sirisena commissioned the 4th Fast Attack Squadron of the Sri Lanka Navy as the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla during a Commissioning Ceremony held at the Trincomalee Naval Base, last evening (22 June 2019).


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President discusses issues of SL troops serving in UN Peace Keeping Forces

Attention of the President was drawn to issues arise due to delays in clearances by the Human Rights Council (HRC) when dispatching Police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.


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Seva Vanitha Unit provides lunch and financial assistance for Jinananda Child Development Center

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda patronage the lunch providing programme for 60 children of Jinananda Child Development center which is maintained by Venrable Urumutte Sugathananda himi and offering ' Dahawal danaya ' to the Maha Sangha at the Sri Sugatha temple at Wellawatta, Wednesday (19 June).


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Reciprocal armed forces tour expedition ends

The visiting Indian tri services delegation left the island after completing its three-day tour of the country on Tuesday (18 June).