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Golden Paradise Residence Visa programme for investors launched

The launching ceremony of the ‘Golden Paradise Visa Scheme’, a long term visa programme for foreign investors to invest, live and study in Sri Lanka, was held under the aegis of Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Department of Immigration and Emigration, Battaramulla today (May 30).


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Service of Women’s Corps during battle is praiseworthy - Defence Secretary

Female soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army extended immense services to the country during the war against terrorism while making immense sacrifices.


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Defence Secretary commemorates fallen UN peacekeepers

Today, the May 29, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, I would like to commemorate and pay tribute to all the UN peacekeepers including the 11 Sri Lankans those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.  


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Army’s Yupun Abeykoon sets New National & South Asian Record

Sri Lanka Army’s Staff Sergeant Yupun Abeykoon set a new South Asian Record finishing the 100m open event in German Open Athletic Championship in 10.06 seconds on Thursday (26)


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US – SL Fulbright Commission assistance for language
skill development of KDU students

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) received an English Teaching Assistant through the United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission.


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Navy plants hundreds of mangrove saplings in littoral zones

A mangrove planting drive by the Sri Lanka Navy in the coastal areas of Mannar and Arugam Bay Lagoon saw navy men planting several hundred mangrove plants on two separate occasions. According to Navy media, 1200 mangrove saplings were planted in the coastal area of Mannar while another 250 mangrove were planted in the Arugam Bay Lagoon recently (20 & 21 May).


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UKRAINE CRISIS: GLOBAL AND REGIONAL IMPACT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES TO NATIONAL SECURITY IN SRI LANKA

Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence organized a Security Salon on “Ukraine crisis: global and regional impact and its consequences to national security of Sri Lanka”.


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Students enter exam centres by SLN boats

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed flood relief teams to assist the exam candidates affected by floods in Kalawana area today (25).


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Army facilitates flood-affected 156 GCE (O/L) students

Sri Lanka Army troops in Puttalam immediately evacuated flood-affected 156 GCE (O/L) students at St. Andrew’s Central College this morning (24) and swiftly arranged a safer place in the school for them to resume the exam.


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Rough seas and fairly heavy rainfall above 50mm - Met. Department

The Met. Department says fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can take place at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts.


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SLN thwarts illegal migration attempt

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed 67 persons last evening (23), in an attempt to unlawfully migrate to an overseas country via sea.


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100 Army troops left to serve in the United Nations Missions

A well-trained group of 100 Sri Lanka Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), left Sri Lanka yesterday (May 23) to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).


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Army provides booster jabs at Vihara Maha Devi Park

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Medical teams launched inoculation of the fourth stage of COVID-19 vaccination programme for civilians at Vihara Maha Devi Park recently at the request of health authorities.


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Army troops fetch Sacred Ornaments to Nallathanniya

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops joined bringing the symbolic statue of God Saman and sacred ornaments to Nallathanniya recently in a procession in accordance with long held traditions.


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Navy plants mangrove saplings in coastal areas of North

As part of the Mangrove Conservation Project of the Navy, a mangrove planting drive was conducted in coastal areas of the Mandaitivu Island and Ponnalai Lagoon, Jaffna under the patronage of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on May 20.


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Thanking Security Forces for saving Tamil children

Bricks are easier to throw than bouquets. Sri Lanka’s Security Forces sadly have never got the accolades they deserve. They never will. Being grateful doesn’t fit into the scheme of things. Every time well-funded campaigns nit-pick on what they didn’t do ignoring all that they did.



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SLCG releases more baby turtles

The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Projects (CGTCP) recently released 283 turtle hatchlings hatched out from 465 turtle eggs conserved in various parts of the Island.




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Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt; a group of 40 held in Batticaloa seas and Kalawanchikudi beach area

Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 40 individuals who attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea, during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on 18th May 2022.


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Tri forces personnel promoted to next rank on Victory Day

A total of 396 Army, 74 Navy and 450 Air Force officers were promoted to the next substantive rank by their respective commanders on the approval of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence to coincide with the Victory Day.



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National War Heroes commemoration ceremony held
under the patronage of the President

The 13th National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony was held in a low profile at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte under the auspices of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (May 19).


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War Heroes Day Message of H.E. the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces

The brave war heroes who safeguarded the freedom and territorial integrity of the motherland will never be forgotten under any circumstances. That’s because we always respect the sacrifices they have made. Therefore, the National War Heroes Day will be commemorated this year as well by recalling the immense sacrifices made by the war heroes for national causes.