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Secretary visits Bandaranayake International Airport

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc made a visit to Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) on 01 June 2019.


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US Assistant Secretary meets Secretary Defence

The Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of Political Military Affairs at the Department of State, Mr. R Clarke Cooper met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (03rd June).


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US delegation meets State Minister

A US delegation including the Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of Political Military Affairs at the Department of State, Mr. R Clarke Cooper and the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka HE Ms. Alaina B. Teplitz met the State Minister of Defence, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (03rd June).


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Fourth phase of 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will commence tomorrow

The fourth phase of the 'Rata Wenuwen Ekata Sitimu' (Let's Stand Together for the Country) programme will be commenced in the Mullaitivu district, tomorrow.


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New Chairperson visits Defence Services College

The new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Defence Services College in Colombo on Monday (03).


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New Chairperson visits Defence Services College

The new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda made a visit to the Defence Services College in Colombo on Monday (03).


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President emphasized that he will not allow bringing any foreign forces into the country under any condition

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that he will not take any step to bring foreign forces into the country at any moment under any circumstance until he hold the office of President and further said that he will not allow any room in this regard.


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Media Interview with H.E. the President Maithripala Sirisena by Indian journalists (May 31, 2019 - New Delhi)

Particularly, I am very happy when I come to New Delhi and when I get an opportunity to meet you. And, you know that, I came to India for the swearing - in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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Terror group accomplice arrested

An accomplice of the suicide bomber Zahran was taken into custody by police several days ago.


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President meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Maithripala Sirisena met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, today (31).


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Meeting to educate War Hero Associations on Presidential directive to extend welfare initiatives

A meeting was held at the Ministry today (29 May) educate on a Presidential directive and look into the welfare matters of the War Heroes and War Hero families.


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Two SL Peacekeepers Among Those Honoured by UN

Major Hamangoda Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrame and Sergeant Sakralage Samantha Wijekumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who both lost their lives in 2018 while serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), were among the fallen peacekeepers to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold Medal, a Media Release in the UN said.


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New Air Force Commander appointed

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Air Marshal D L Sumangala Dias as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.


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Notification of issuing methodology for explosive materials

The issuance of explosive materials which was temporarily suspended by the Security Council due to the situation prevailed in the country has been resumed under the direction of the President.


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TID to carry out further investigations into copper factory employees

Action has been taken to hand over further investigations relating to the nine employees of the Wellampitiya copper factory who are presently out on bail, to the Terrorist Investigation Division.


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President meets with few foreign envoys to discuss rapid normality in security situation and urges them to lift travel advisories

President Maithripala Sirisena met with few members of the diplomatic community on their request to discuss about the progress of the operations carried out by the security forces to strengthen security situation.


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Escape of 15 ISIS suspects to India is not yet confirmed

There was news flashed on Indian media and websites that 15 ISIS terrorist suspects were escaped from Srilanka to Lakshadweep island in India by sea, However Srilanka Navy still haven’t officially confirmed this news and meanwhile all navy fleets, ships, crafts and detachments in that area were informed to stay vigilant about this incident and Navy will take strict actions if there is any sited or detected information with regard to this, said the Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara during the press briefing at the Media Centre in Kollupitiya, last evening (26 May).


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Bangladesh HC meets Secretary

The High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka HE Mr. Riaz Hamidullah made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc today (27 May) at the Ministry.


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SVU Chairperson assumes office

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed office during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (27 May 2019).


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SVU Chairperson assumes office

Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed office during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (27 May 2019).


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General public is requested to act calm and do not get panicked by actions of narrow minded persons

Navy Marine Corps took 06 personnel in to custody who were engaged in unlawful sand mining in Kandalkadu area in Kinniya, Trincomalee on yesterday (23 May).


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Investigations into false newspaper report

A front page newspaper report in a national daily on Thursday (23) had claimed that a doctor connected to the Thowheed Jamaath had sterilized 4000 Sinhala Buddhist women during caesarean operations and that information has been received with evidence and investigations have commenced to arrest the doctor. The newspaper also claims that this doctor had carried out over 7000 surgeries.


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President congratulates Indian PM Modi on his electoral victory

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm congratulation to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the recently concluded General Elections.


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The truthful and proud story of 30-year war victory should be revealed to the future generation as well as to the world - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that it is a timely need to write the full story regarding the great heroic story of the thirty-year long war victory, in a manner the future generation also can read about the bravery of the great war heroes, patriotism and their great humanitarian nature.


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Australian HC meets Secretary

The High Commissioner of Australia to Sri Lanka HE Mr. David John Holly made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry on Tuesday     (21 May).