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The ‘Bell’, a new adding to ‘Sandahiru Seya’, vested on devotees

The driving force behind the Sandahiru Seya construction project, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne arriving at the Temple premises in Anuradhapura vested the newly constructed Temple ‘Bell’ on devotees amidst the religious blessings yesterday (Oct 22).


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Happy Deepawali Day

Our blessings and wishes Happy Deepawali Day


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Army organizes Volleyball tournament for 7 Jaffna teams

1 Mechanized Infantry Regiment troops of the 552 Brigade on a conceptual guidance given by the General Officer Commanding, 55 Division, Major General Prasanna Gunaratne, organized an Inter-Grama Niladari Division Volleyball Tournament (15-16 October) with players of seven Grama Niladhari Divisions, in attempt to further foster civil-military relations in the Jaffna peninsula.


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Coast Guard Ship Suraksha Cleans Galle Face Beach

Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship Suraksha organizing series of events in view of her 5th anniversary which was celebrated on Oct 21 this year, conducted a beach cleaning programme at the Galle Face beach recently.


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SL Navy hands over Thalassemia Infusion Systems to Health Ministry

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) handed 400 Thalassemia Infusion Systems to the Health Ministry recently.


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12th Defence Services Games ceremonially opened

The 12th Defence Services Games 2022/2023 was ceremonially declared open by the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Indoor Sports Stadium of Panagoda Army Cantonment yesterday (Oct 19).


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U.S. Assistant Secretary Donald Lu meets Defence Secretary

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 19).


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UN Civilian Protection Course at IPSOTSL Ends

The Sri Lanka Army’s training centre for UN assignments, the Institute of Peace Support Operations Training Sri Lanka (IPSOTSL) at Kukuleganga had its Comprehensive Protection of Civilians course (CPOC) - 2022 during 10 - 14 October 2022.


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Relief work continues for distressed people - State Minister of Defence

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said that the disaster relief work continues for the people affected by the bad weather.


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Advisory for Heavy Rain & Landslide Early Warning

The current heavy rains are expecter to contiune, due to the influence of the Intertropical Covergence Zone (ITCZ - The region where the Northern


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Dead Bodies of Mother & Son Found at Thumbaliyadda Landslide

Overnight rescue operations of 1 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) and 8 SLSR troops of the 611 Brigade at Thumbaliyadda in Anguruwella where a two-storied house with people alive were buried recovered dead bodies of the mother and the son of the family during small hours on Saturday (15).


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'Poverty to Prosperity' book launched

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon and Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne attended as a special guests at the launching of the book ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ at the Government Information Department in Colombo today (Oct 14).


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CMETSL to facilitate an environment for synergising the engineering efforts to
develop the country - Defence Secretary

Tri Forces at present are throwing their full weight behind national-level campaigns carrying out mammoth development projects predominantly by military engineers aiming at Nation Building and assisting in achieving Sustainable Development.


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Inclement weather likely to continue further

The prevailing inclement weather condition experienced in many parts of the country is expected to continue according to the latest forecast of the Meteorology Department. The forecast issued this morning (Oct 14) predicts heavy rains are several parts of the island as the low-level atmospheric disturbance remains to persist in the vicinity of the island. The sky will be cloudy in most parts of the country.


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Plan for disaster risk reduction and ease outlay for relief - State Minister of Defence

State Minister of Defence Hon Premitha Bandara Tennakoon today (Oct 13) disclosing the enormous outlay in response to disaster relief and resettlement stressed that we must look forward and plan for risk reduction.


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Strong winds and lightning during thundershowers - Met Dept

Met Department’s weather forecast today (Oct 13) alerts the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers stating that heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Central, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara district.


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President instructs officers to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with dignity

President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed officials to celebrate the 75th Independence Day in a dignified manner that reflects national and religious unity.


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President instructs officers to celebrate the 75th Independence Day with dignity

President Ranil Wickremesinghe instructed officials to celebrate the 75th Independence Day in a dignified manner that reflects national and religious unity.


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Egyptian ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of Egypt in Sri Lanka H.E. Maged Mosleh called on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (12 Oct).


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Poppy pinned on State Minister of Defence

A group of representatives of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association (SLESA) met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon and pinned a Poppy Flower on him today (12 Oct).


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Maiden Copies of Keystone Doctrines & General
Publications Presented to Secy Defence

The maiden copies of the Army Keystone Doctrines and twelve General Staff Publications, compiled by the Directorate of Research Concept and Doctrine at the Army Headquarters were presented this morning (11) to General G.D.H Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence as a segment of the 73rd Army Anniversary.


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Outgoing Coastguard DG makes farewell call on

The outgoing Director General (DG) of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake made a farewell call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (11 Oct).


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SL Peacekeepers receive medals

The Sri Lanka peacekeepers in the 8th Contingent of SRIMED Level 2 Hospital in South Sudan in appreciation of their service were awarded medals during a formal UN medal awarding ceremony recently at the UNMISS-Bor compound.


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SL Navy wins medals at the 8th Carrom World Championship

Sri Lanka Navy's (SLN) Able Seaman Nishantha Fernando and Woman Able Seaman Joseph Roshita won silver and bronze medals respectively at the 08th Carrom World Championship -2022, organized by the International Carrom Federation (ICF) in Langkawi, Malaysia, recently.


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New three-storied Sanghavasa building vested in Maha Sangha

The newly built three-storied Sanghavasa building at the historic Olabaduwa Raja Maha Viharaya was declared open and vested in the Maha Sangha today morning (Oct 10) during a religious ceremony graced by the Prime Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena.