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State Minister of Defence visits Commando Regiment Headquarters

The State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon visited the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment Headquarters in Ganemulla today (May 06).


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Pakistan NDU delegation visits Defence Ministry

A delegation of the Pakistan National Defence University (NDU) led by Air Commodore Faisal Fazal Muhammad Khan made a visit to the Ministry of Defence at Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (May 6).


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Defence Secretary attends the Global Mindfulness Summit 2024

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne attended the Global Mindfulness Summit (GMS) 2024 conducted at the Nagananda International Buddhist University in Kelaniya today (May 03).


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Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Navy calls on State Minister of Defence

After assuming duties, Rear Admiral Pradeep Rathnayake, who was recently appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, called on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (May 02).


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Labour Day Message

On the 138th observance of World Labour Day, born from a historic struggle for rights, our nation stands at a pivotal moment. Regardless of political affiliations, it falls upon each of us to shoulder the unshakable duty of fortifying our economy and propelling our nation onward.


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International Labour Day

International Labour Day


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New Pakistan High Commissioner calls on the Defence Secretary

The newly appointed High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Sri Lanka H.E. Major General Faheem-Ul-Aziz (Retd), paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Apr 30).


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National Cadet Corps celebrates 143rd Anniversary

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) which inherits a long and proud history, celebrated its 143rd anniversary at the National Cadet Corps Training Centre, Rantambe recently.


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DG INSS Colonel Nalin Herath addressed Regional Seminar in Bangladesh

Overlooking Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), Director of Media and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Defence Colonel Nalin Herath delivered a lecture at regional seminar on “Labour Migrants from South Asia: Issues and Concerns” held in Bangladesh on 23 April.


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INSS holds webinar on ‘Challenges and opportunities for women in
security and peacekeeping’

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), together with the School of Behavioural Forensics (NFSU), India and the European Counter-Terrorism and Security Research Institute (EUCTER), Brussels organized a joint webinar on “The Challenges and opportunities for women in security and peacekeeping” recently, says INSS media.


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12th International Meeting of High-Ranking Officials Responsible for
Security Matters Convenes in Saint Petersburg, Russia

High-ranking officials from around the world gathered in Saint Petersburg for the 12th International Meeting on Security Matters from April 22nd to 25th, 2024. This prestigious event serves as a platform for global leaders to discuss and address pressing security challenges facing nations today.


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Condolence Message

The Ministry of Defence of Sri Lanka expresses its deepest condolence to His Majesty the King, Prime Minister and people of Malaysia on the loss of lives in the tragic naval helicopter crash in northern Lumut.

 


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General Amnesty for Tri-Forces Absentees

The Ministry of Defence announces that the General Amnesty period announced from 20.04.2024 to 20.05.2024 for members of the Tri-Forces who have been marked as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) is not applicable for Commissioned Officers who are marked as AWOL.


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Chinese Language Day


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Condolence Message

The Ministry of Defence in Sri Lanka expresses its deepest condolences to the President and the people of Kenya over the loss of lives including the Chief of Defence Forces General Francis Ogolla in the tragic helicopter crash in Elgeyo Marakwet county.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the people of Kenya at this difficult hour.


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The Challanges and Opportunities for women in Security and Peacekeeping

"The Challanges and Opportunities for women in Security and Peacekeeping"


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Defence Ministry Staffers join in New Year sweetmeat tradition
before resuming duties

As the Sinhala and Tamil New Year unfolds, traditions take the centre stage. Hence, the Defence Ministry staffers, along with Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne gathered at the Defence Ministry premises and partook in the cherished tradition, ‘New Year sweetmeat table’, in the morning today (Apr 16).


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Local multi-day fishing trawler with crystal methamphetamine and heroin worth
more than Rs. 3798 Mn gross street value seized by Navy off south coast

In another successful intelligence operation of the Sri Lanka Navy, a local multi-day fishing trawler (01) carrying a large haul of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard, were intercepted about 133 nautical miles (about 246 km) off Dondra, south of Sri Lanka. The operation also resulted in the seizure of another local one-day fishing trawler (01) with 04 suspects, believed to have been there to fetch the consignment of narcotics mid-sea. The operation was mounted by deploying Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship (SLCG) Samudraraksha which made the apprehension on 12th April 2024.


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President's New Year Message

The progression of nations, countries and the global community is propelled by the perpetual cycle of renewal, where innovative ideas are nurtured and novel creations come to fruition.


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Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !

Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year !


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State Minister emphasizes on Defence Collaboration,
a leading key to Economic Revival

"The collaboration and joint R&D with Indian defence industries would lead to the country’s economic revival. The procurement of cost-effective and tailor-made products from India in the last decade has helped protect Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."


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President graces glamorous ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ organized by Defence Ministry

Hon. President Ranil Wickremesinghe graced the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival (Bakmaha Ulela) organized by the Defence Ministry at the Defence Headquarters Complex premises in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (April 10).


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EID Mubarak

Wish you all very happy and peaceful Eid ul Fitr


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MOD Seva Vanitha Unit presents dry ration packs to employees

The Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) presented dry ration packs to civil minor staff members as an incentive for this festive season at the Ministry today (Apr 9).


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President Wickremesinghe presents millions worth
electric tricycles to war heroes

With a view to support the mobility of differently-abled war heroes, President Ranil Wickremesinghe distributed 50 electric tricycles among war heroes at a ceremony held at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardanepura, Kotte today (Apr 9).