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SFHQ-East Organizes a Program to Promote Reconciliation in East

Under the guidance of Major General M.K.U.P Gunarathna RSP ndu psc IG, the Commander of the Security Forces - East (SF -East), 'Reconciliation through Language Programme' was conducted at the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-East) on 30 March 2024. This initiative aimed to foster harmony among Sinhala and Tamil students in the Eastern area.


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Major General Udaya Herath (Retd) new Director General of
Disaster Management Centre

Maj. Gen. Udaya Herath (Retd) has been appointed as the Director General of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).


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Sri Lanka Army emerges as the champions with flying colours

Sri Lanka Army dominates by securing the championship of the 18th National Wushu Competition organized by the Sri Lanka National Wushu Federation from March 11 to 13 at the National Youth Centre, Maharagama as well as the overall championship of the 84th Two-Mile Sea Swim Championship, hosted by the Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) on March 15 and 16 at Mount Lavinia Beach, Army media says.


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25th Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya flagged off in Colombo

“Guwan Hamuda Papedi Sawariya 2024”, the 25th edition of the cycle race organized by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) in line with the 73rd Anniversary, commenced yesterday (03 March) at Gall Face Green, Colombo under the auspices of the Air Force Commander Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa.


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Maldivian Chief of Defence Force meets Defence Secretary

Maldivian Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Abdul Raheem Abdul Latheef met Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne today (Feb 8). The meeting was held at the Defence Headquarters Complex at Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte.


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9th SRIMED Contingent in South Sudan Returns after Completion of Service

The 9th SRIMED contingent in South Sudan, comprising 9 Officers and 43 Other Ranks, returned to Sri Lanka on 05 February after completing their tour of duty at the South Sudan Level 2 hospital under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).


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Army Troops Transform Galewela Public Ground

The newly renovated public ground in Galewela was officially handed over to the public in a simple ceremony on 21 January 2024. The event was graced by Hon. Pramitha Bandara Thennakoon, Acting Minister of Defence, Hon. Janaka Bandara Thennakon, Member of Parliament Matale District and Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage RWP RSP ndu, the Commander of the Army.


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Sri Lanka Coast Guard's Phase I oil spill incident management
training program sets new standards

Sri Lanka Coast Guard recently concluded Phase I of its Oil Spill Incident Management Training Program, leaving an indelible mark of professionalism and excellence. The culmination of this training, held on 18th January 2024, at the Hambantota International Port, showcased the dedication and high standards achieved by the personnel.


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State Minister Tennakoon sends off the Japanese Minister at BIA

State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon sent off the Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Financial Services and Minister in charge of Overcoming Deflation of Japan, Hon. Suzuki Shunichi at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday (Jan 12).


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Kotelawala Defence University Registers Foreign Students
for Undergrad Courses

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) registered foreign students and students with foreign qualifications for undergraduate degree programmes for the Academic year 2023/2024 during a brief ceremony organized at the KDU on January 03.


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Defence Services College Students excel at Intl Open Taekwondo Asian Championship

Colombo Defence Services College (DSC) students won a gold medal and three bronze medals with exceptional performance during the 2023 International Open Taekwondo Asian Championship held recently at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.


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NACWC conducts capacity building programme for fire fighters
on Chemical Emergency Management

The National Authority for Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC) conducted the second capacity-building program for firefighting personnel focusing on chemical emergency management, from 19 to 21 December at the Light House Galley - Colombo and Fire and Rescue Training Academy in Wellawatta.


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Sri Lankan panellist Colonel Nalin Herath captivates audience at Pune Dialogue

The Director Media of the Ministry of Defence and Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) Colonel Nalin Herath, was among the distinguished panel of eminent speakers at the Late General Bipin Rawat Memorial Seminar, held in Pune, India.


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New Indian Assistant DA Meets Defence Secretary

The newly appointed Assistant Defence Advisor at the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Lieutenant Colonel Mandeep Singh Negi made a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, Today (Dec 20).


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Newly appointed Bangladesh DA calls on Defence Secretary

The newly appointed Bangladesh Defence Advisor (DA), Commodore M Moniruzzaman paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, today (Dec 20).


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Australian Defence Advisor makes farewell call on Defence Secretary

The outgoing Defence Advisor of the Australian High Commission in Colombo, Captain Ian Cain made his farewell call on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 13).


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Outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner meets Defence Secretary

The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General Umar Farooq Burki (Retd) made a farewell call on to Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 13).


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Australian High Commissioner and Defence Secretary talk on
strengthening border cooperation

A delegation led by Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, H.E. Paul Stephens met Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Dec 12) and had a cordial  discussion.


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‘Sri Lanka too is on a journey to achieve greater heights' – Defence Secretary

‘Military, traditionally associated with battle has played a crucial role in safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka. Our own experience fighting against the ruthless terrorist organization for nearly three decades has showcased both successful military leadership and instances where the leaders fell short in the battle field’.


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Director Public Policy South and Central Asia of Meta meets State Minister

The Director Public Policy South and Central Asia of Meta Sarim Aziz met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premita Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (Dec. 07).


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Army continues carrying out community projects in North

Sri Lanka Army troops of 4 Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) organized a blood donation campaign at its camp premises in Jaffna recently.


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ICRC local delegation head meets State Minister

Head of the ICRC Delegation in Sri Lanka Severine Chappaz met the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon at his office in Colombo today (Dec. 05).


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SFHQ Central Troops Clear Blocked Rail Track at Ohiya

The upcountry railway operation line running from Colombo to Badulla was obstructed due to an earth-slip near Ohiya railway station during the morning hours on Tuesday (22 November) as a result of the torrential rainfall.


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Newly appointed Indian DA meets Defence Secretary

Captain Anand Mukundan who joined the mission as Defence Adviser (DA) to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, called on the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (Nov 14).


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Defence Secretary strengthens defence cooperation with South Africa

South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Sandile Edwin Schalk met Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Nov 10).