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Army initiative provides much needed scanners to 'Apeksha Hospital'

The Sri Lanka Army has donated two (02) Samsung HS40 Ultrasound Scanner Units to the 'Apeksha' Cancer Hospital in Maharagama, on Monday (17 June).


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Bangladesh DA meets Secretary

Commodore Syed Maksumul Hakim, the Defence Adviser of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, today (18 June) at the Ministry.


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Indian ship in the country

Making a three-day official goodwill visit, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ranvir arrived to the country, today (18 June).


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Indian tri-service delegation visits Dalada Maligawa

The Indian tri-service delegation that arrived to Sri Lanka on a reciprocal Army to Army expedition on Saturday (15 June) visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on Sunday (16).


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Clarification on news article published in Colombo Telegraph

In apropos to the article published in the Colombo Telegraph today (17 June 2019), quoting a part of a comment made by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc during the "Pathikada" programme on Sirasa TV on US Military presence in Sri Lanka.


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Navy brings ashore injured fisherman

An injured fisherman was brought ashore by the Sri Lanka Navy, today (14 June).


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President Leaves for Tajikistan to attend Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Tajikistan to attend the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) scheduled to be held in Dushnabe.


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Iranian Ambassador meets Secretary

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Sri Lanka, H.E Mr. Mohammad Zaeri Amirani 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 (13 June).


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New Chief of National Intelligence receives letter of appointment from Secretary

The newly appointed Chief of National Intelligence (CNI), Major General Ruwan Kulatunga received his letter of appointment from the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, at the Ministry, today (13 June).


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New Air Force Commander calls on the State Minister

Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, who assumed duties as the 17th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force made a call on to the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (12 June).


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New Air Force Commander calls on the Secretary

Air Marshal Sumangala Dias, who assumed duties as the 17th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (12 June).


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Coastguard conducts lifesaving training programmes in Mullaithivu

The Sri Lanka Coastguard conducted a series of lifesaving training programmes for the benefit of the communities living in Mullaithivu District, recently.


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Final report of special three-member committee appointed by President to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 handed over to President

The final report of the special three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, to investigate Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, 2019 was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Officials Residence, today (10).


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Chairperson presides over Executive Committee Meeting

An Executive Committee Meeting of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry was held, today (11 June). 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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Troops carry out community assistance programmes in the Northern region

A house and 18 sanitary units constructed by Sri Lanka Army troops in Jaffna were handed over to beneficiary families during a ceremony held in Kadduwan, last week (07).


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Leaders of Sri Lanka and India pledges to strengthen relations based on mutual trust and respect

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Colombo today on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena, held discussions with the President at the President’s House in Colombo.


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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka tomorrow…

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka tomorrow (09) on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena.


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President commissions Navy's new ship

The largest Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) of the Sri Lanka Navy, P 626, acquired form US Government was commissioned as SLNS 'Gajabahu' by President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena during the Commissioning Ceremony held at the Colombo harbor, yesterday evening (06 June 2019).


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LOLC donates 05 computers to Seva Vanitha Unit

LOLC donated 05 computers to The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence, yesterday (06 June).


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Seva Vanitha Chairperson visits 'Mihindu Seth Medura'

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the 'Mihindu Seth Medura' the healing home for disable War Heroes in Attitidiya, today morning (07 June 2019).


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President declares open newly built Civil Security Department Headquarters

President Maithripala Sirisena declared opened the newly built Civil Security Department (CSD) Headquarters in Katubedda, Moratuwa, on Tuesday (04 June).


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Seva Vanitha holds Dhamma sermon

A Dhamma sermon was conducted at the Ministry by the Seva Vanitha Unit, today (04). The sermon was conducted by the Chief Prelate of the Vipassi Meditation Centre in Colombo, Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thero.


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2,289 arrested in connection with Easter Sunday bombing and communal violence

The total number of arrested suspects in connection with the Easter Sunday bomb attacks (21 April) and violence in the Northwestern Province and several other areas are 2,289.


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Everyone should work together with mutual understanding and contribute to ensure peace

If conflicts arise due to different ethnicities, the country will be doomed and all should work together with mutual understanding and contribute in ensuring the peace of the country, said President Maithripala Sirisena.


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Appeals on welfare of Civil Security Forces will be considered - President

The possibility of introducing a pension scheme for the members who have completed 20 years of service in the Civil security forces or female members completing 22 years of service or the members of the civil security force who are fifty years old will be discussed with the ministry of finance and steps will be taken in the future regarding the matter, said President Maithripala Sirisena.