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New Zealand High Commissioner meets Secretary

The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka, HE Ms. Joanna Mary Kempkers paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando, today (05 April).


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GENERAL AMNESTY TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE FOR ARMY ABSENTEES DECLARED

HE the President in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and the Commander of the Army has offered a General Amnesty period (22 April - 10 May 2019) to all Army absentees, enabling them to receive discharge from service under four categories.


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Presidential Task Force on development of North and East Provinces meets

The release of military acquired lands in the North and East has been accelerated following the establishment of the Special Task force for the development of North and East Province.


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The President goes to Parliament

The expenditures of Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Environment was taken in to debate at the parliament today (4) and the President who went to the parliament made certain special remarks on those two subjects.


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Russian ship arrives on goodwill visit

Making a two-day goodwill visit the Russian naval ship, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov arrived to the island on Wednesday (03rd April).


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Royal Navy ship in the island

Making a goodwill visit, the Royal Navy ship HMS 'Montrose' arrived in the island on Tuesday (02 April).


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State Minister Wijewardene visits Royal Navy ship

State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene made a visit to the Royal Navy ship HMS 'Montrose' at the Colombo harbor, today (03 April).


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Stern rules will be imposed against those who use and keep toxin drugs - the President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that severe rules will be imposed against those who import, sell, and keep toxin drugs.


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'Bak Maha Divuruma' taken under President's leadership

The 'Bak Maha Divuruma' (National Pledge to eradicate drug menace) was held at the Independence Square, today (03 March).


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Ranaviruseva Authority conducts blood donation campaign

The Ranaviruseva Authority organized a blood donation campaign in Ampara recently. According to Authoriy's media, the blood donation campaign had been carried out at the Bollegama Raja Maha Viharaya in Mahaoya on Saturday (30 March).


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Army organized Football Tournament provides fillip to ethnic harmony

An inter-league football tournament was organized by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) recently. According to Army media, the 'Eastern Commander Champion's Trophy' football tournament was held at the Weber Stadium in Batticaloa on Sunday (31 March).


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The operation against the illegal drugs will be carried on till a successful end despite any challenge, said the President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he took the battle against illegal drugs on his shoulders without considering the risk it has over his own life because he is determined to build an ethical country for the future generation and emphasized that he will carry on this crusade amidst any challenge.


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New house for civil employee

A civil employee working for the Army in Wanni is the beneficiary of a new house built by the Sri Lanka Army troops under Security Forces - Wanni.


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Over 769kg of cocaine destroyed under President's fight against dangerous drugs

The destruction of 769 kg of cocaine took place at a warehouse in Kelaniya, today (01 April 2019). The haul of cocaine worth over 10 billion rupees seized by law enforcement agencies on several occasions in the past was diluted before being transported to a cement factory in Puttalam where it will be incinerated through cement kiln co-processing.


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Navy brings ashore critically ill fisherman

Sri Lanka Navy troops rendered assistance to bring ashore a critically ill fisherman on Sunday (31 March). According to Navy media, a Naval Fast Attack (FAC) Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command was sent to the location upon being alerted by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.


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Secretary graces Police Athletic Meet 2019

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando graced the closing ceremony of the annual Athletic Meet of the Sri Lanka Police on Saturday (30 March).


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Navy conducts HADR programme

A joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exchange programme, combined with INDO-Pacific Endeavour 2019 was conducted at the Rapid Action Boats Squadron's Headquarters (RABS HQ) at Gangewadiya, Eluvankulama in Puttalam on Wednesday (27 March).


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DEPLOYMENT OF SRI LANKA ARMY TROOPS IN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS & OBTAINING OF HUMAN RIGHTS CLEARANCE FROM

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has rendered a significant contribution to United Nations peacekeeping missions and assisted the UN in its effort to maintain peace and security throughout the world.


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More lands released in East

In keeping with the release of lands utilized by the security forces, another segment of land has been released in the Eastern Province.


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Russian Ambassador meets State Minister

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Yuri Materiy made a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, today (28 March).


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Abu Dhabi Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 medalists felicitated

A group of children with special needs who had brought accolades to the country at the recently held Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was felicitated by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene during a function held at the Ministry on Monday (25 March).


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Air Force wins Gold at National Productivity Awards

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) won the Gold Award in the Public Sector - Inter Department Category at the National Productivity Awards ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (26 March 2019).


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Special Pola for retired service personnel entrepreneurs

A special 'Pola" (Trade Fair) was held at the Ministry premises for the benefit of retired service personnel entrepreneurs to market their agro based products, today (26 March).


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Australian ships in the island

Four (04) ships of the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS "Canberra", HMAS "Newcastle", HMAS "Success" and HMAS "Parramatta" arrived in Sri Lanka to take part in the Indo-Pacific Endeavour -2019, on Saturday (23rd March).


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'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' to commence tomorrow

'Exercise Mitra Shakthi - VI' between the Indian Army and the Sri Lanka Army will begin at Diyatalawa 1 Gemunu Watch (GW) camp premises on Tuesday (26 March).