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Jaffna House Construction by Troops for Civilians in Full Swing: One More Warmed

Giving a further stimulant to the ongoing house construction project of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J) for deserving civilians, 551 Infantry Brigade troops of the 55 Division erected one more new house for a needy family in the general area of Puloly-West Point Pedro and vested it in the beneficiaries during a ceremony on Wednesday (23), headed by Major General Chandana Wijayasundara, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna.


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Pooneryn civilians get spectacles through Army mediation

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in coordination with the overseas-based expatriate, Mrs. Lucky Gunathilaka of ‘Nethsarana’ Australia Foundation recently gave away spectacles to more than 1500 needy civilians with vision impairment at Pooneryn Central College.


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Army-constructed new house in Madu and a school playground in Batticaloa vested in

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) with financial grants allocated by the Wanni District Secretariat  constructed a new house for a needy family and vested it in a deserving family at Periyapandivirichchan, Madu recently.


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SL troops in Mali awarded 'Excellence' Badge for
'Adventurous Operations'

Sri Lanka Army troops serving the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (CCC), deployed under the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were recently awarded 'Excellence in MINUSMA Sector East' Badge in recognition of Sri Lankan soldiers' 'adventurous operations with excellence'.


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We also undertake religious work as part of nation building - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne said that “As a part of the nation building process, we engage in restoration projects of sacred religious places also whenever possible."


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Chief of Defence Staff pays courtesy call on State Minister of Defence

Chief of Defence Staff, General Shavendra Silva paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at the State Ministry of Defence situated at the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) premises in Colombo today (Nov 02).


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Army-grown paddy using organic fertilizer harvested

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops of 3 Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC) recently reaped the paddy harvest, grown using organic fertilizer at Hingurakgoda.


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Defence Secretary reviews Mihindu Maha Stupa restoration
conducted by SLN

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne reviewed work of the ‘Mihindu Maha Stupa’ restoration project during a visit to the Mihintale Temple in Anuradhapura today (Oct 23).


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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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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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'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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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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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.


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Netherlands Envoy assures fullest support

Her Excellency Bonnie Horbach, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and Maldives paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 07).


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Annual Poppy Day walk tomorrow - SLESA

The Ex-Servicemen’s Association of Sri Lanka (SLESA) has organized a series of events to commemorate the Poppy Day anniversary this year. The programmes include the pinning of poppy flower, a Poppy Day walk and the main parade at the War Memorial Cenotaph at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo with the participation of the President.


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New KDU wing to be established in Wayamba on President’s request
- Defence Secretary

‘The President has made an open request to establish another wing of KDU to serve the population of Wayaba’ revealed the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne gracing the opening ceremony of the new Faculty of Computing of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Southern Campus in Sooriyawewa, today (05 Oct).


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Korean Defence Attaché calls on SL Defence Secretary

Defence Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in New Delhi, Lieutenant Colonel Han Jonghun paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary in Sri Lanka Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry at Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Oct 04).


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No one is permitted to disturb day-to-day activities of the general public
- Acting Defence Minister Premitha Bandara Thennakoon

The government respects the people’s right to peaceful protests. However, protests should not destroy property or disturb the peaceful day-to-day lives of the general public.


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New Zealand HC meets CNI

A delegation comprising of the High Commissioner (HC) of New Zealand to Sri Lanka, HE Michael Appleton paid a courtesy call on the Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) Major General Ruwan Kulathunga (Retd) at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (21 Sept).


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KDU student exchange programme with Japan

Eight students of the Department of Social Sciences at the Faculty of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities (FMSH) of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) were given the valuable opportunity to take part in a Student Exchange Programme to Japan, recently.


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New State Defence Minister visits differently able war heroes

The State Minister of Defence Hon. Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon paid respect to the nation’s war heroes while placing floral tribute at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Sep 14).


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First Army women de-miners receive certificates from Commander

The first group of 54 Army women de-miners was awarded with certificates of proficiency at a ceremony held at the Army Headquarters on Thursday (08 Sep).