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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).


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Australian Joint Agency Task Force delegation meets SL Coast Guard DG

An Australian Joint Agency Task Force (AJATF) delegation led by Rear Admiral Justin Jones met the Director General Sri Lanka Coast Guard (DG SLCG) Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Mirissa recently (31 Aug).


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Maldivian Defence Advisor pays courtesy call on Sri Lanka Defence Secretary

Maldivian Defence Advisor at the High Commission of the Republic of Maldives in Colombo, Colonel Ismail Naseer who will be completing his tenure in due course and the Defence Advisor designate, Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Amir paid a courtesy call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry at Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Sept 02).


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SLCG looks forward to further enhance oil spill response capabilities

A Japanese delegation comprising of Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) led by Mr Koji Tsuchiya, Senior Advisor JICA arrived at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Headquarters in Mirissa and discussed on avenues to further enhance the oil spill response capabilities in SLCG, with its Director General Rear Admiral Anura Ekanayake, recently.


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KDU final year students’ demonstration of nationally important software solutions

Final year students of the Faculty of Computing at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on the instructions given by the Ministry of Defence have selected nationally important software solutions as their final year research projects.


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Army troops renovated lake dam in Kataragama

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops renovated the Karawile Lake dam in Sella Kataragama at the request of the villagers and Irrigation officials and formally vested it back in the villagers recently.


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KDU signs MOU with Japan’s J.F. Oberlin University and Thailand’s AIT

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan for academic cooperation, yesterday (Aug 30).


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SLAF initiates renewable energy program at Katunayake Base

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) installed a 5kW Solar Power System at SLAF Base Katunayake and officially commissioned the first phase of the renewable energy program recently.


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Defence Ministry organized Cyber Security Awareness Program

An awareness program organized by Additional Secretary (Technical) Eng Mrs. Senaviratne was held yesterday (Aug 24) at the Ministry of Defence with a view of developing cyber security awareness of the staff.


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Navy renders assistance to bring ashore ill fisherman for treatment

Sri Lanka Navy brought ashore a fisherman who fell ill while at sea and rushed him to the hospital for treatment on 23rd August 2022. The fisherman who was aboard a local multiday fishing trawler, in seas about 47 nautical miles (about 87 km) northeast of the Foul Point, Trincomalee, had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.


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Army Assists clearing waste water blockage

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) together with Urban Council, Road Development Authority and other employees cleared a sewage water blockage with waste elements at Nawalapitiya town recently.


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Army promotes badminton among Kilinochchi Students

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) organized a badminton tournament recently in the indoor stadium at Northern Province sports complex to improve badminton skills among school teenagers in Kilinochchi.


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KDU launches another volume of IJRC

The General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) launched its volume 01, issue 02 of the International Journal of Research in Computing (IJRC) published by the Faculty of Computing recently.


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Army completes government-assigned nation-building projects in 8 months

Those projects included the construction of a two-storied new building at the University of Rajarata plus an 800 m-long drain system, a new two-storied pavilion building for Kalutara Walalavita Public Ground, a new one-storied building at Anuradhapura Central College and its 800m-long drain system and the complete renovation of a dilapidated school building at Poddeniyakanda Vidyalaya in Kegalle.


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New Director General - Planning appointed

Mr. Anura Ranasinghe has been appointed as the Director General - Planning of the Ministry of Defence effective from today (Aug 15).


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Army troops cleared Nallathanniya - Maskeliya road

The Sri Lanka Army troops removed an earth mound that obstructed the public and vehicle movement on the Nallathanniya - Maskeliya main road following the recent torrential rains and facilitated the resumption of traffic movements.


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Memory of Lt General Denzil Kobbekaduwa & accompanying war heroes refreshed

30 years have passed since the legendary War Hero of contemporary times, Lieutenant General Denzil Kobbekaduwa laid his precious life on that fateful day ( 8 August 1992) at Araly point in the Jaffna peninsula, along with accompanying nine-member team, Major General Wijaya Wimalarathne, Rear Admiral Mohan Jayamaha, Lieutenant Colonel H.R Stephen, Lieutenant Colonel G.H Ariyarathne, Lieutenant Colonel Y.N Palipana, Commander Asanga Lankathilaka, Lieutenant Colonel Nalin de Alwis, Lieutenant Commander C.B. Wijepura and the soldier, Private W.J Wickremasinghe.


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SLN removes debris clogged in Gin Ganga

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) cleared debris clogged under the Agaliya and Dodangoda bridges of Gin Ganga in a bid to ensure the free water flow, recently (Aug 03).


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One more Silver medal for Sri Lanka in Commonwealth Games

The Para Athlete Corporal Palitha Bandara of Sri Lanka Army National Guard (SLNG) won the Silver medal in the Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 category recoding a distance of 44.20 m in the Commonwealth Games - 2022, now on in Birmingham, England.


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New Additional Secretary - Parliament Affairs, Policy and Planning appointed

Mrs. Indika Wijegunawardana has been appointed as the Additional Secretary - Parliament Affairs, Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Defence effective from today (Aug 03).


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New Additional Secretary - Defence appointed

Mr. R M P S Rathnayake was appointed as the Additional Secretary - Defence at the Ministry of Defence yesterday (Aug 01).