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Deserving families in the East receive dry rations through Army coordination

Sri Lanka Army distributed a consignment of 200 dry ration packs, each valued at Rs 5000/= among most deserving residents in Thoppigala, Kiliveddy, Kirillaveli Welikanda, Sinhapura, Sewanapitiya and Katuwanwila in the East recently.


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Navy nabs smuggled gold worth over Rs. 9 million in Pesalai

Sri Lanka Navy seized about 470 g of gold and a conch shell (Valampuri) during a special operation carried out in the seas off Kurusapadu in Pesalai, Mannar recently.


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Army troops donate blood for Kilinochchi patients

Sri Lanka Army troops donated blood to save the lives of seriously ill patients in the Kilinochchi region responding to the request of Kilinochchi Hospital authorities recently.


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SL Navy cleans Crow Island beach

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) organized a beach cleaning programme at the Crow Island beach in Mattakkuliya recently.


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Defence Secretary inquires health of Army soldiers
injured near the Parliament Complex

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne made a visit to the Colombo Army Hospital today morning (July 15) and inquired about the health of the Sri Lanka Army soldiers who sustained serious injuries after the protesters brutally attacked them on Wednesday while they were on duty near the Parliament complex.


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SLAF Passing Out Parade held at CTS Diyatalawa

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) fall out parade was held at the SLAF Combat Training School (CTS) at Diyatalawa recently with the gracious presence of Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal MD Ratnayake as the Chief Guest.


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Navy promotes water sports in Northern Province

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) conducted a ‘Dragon Boat Championship’ at the Karainagar Channel recently (July 04). The sporting event was held with a view of enhancing civil-military relationship through sports in the region and boost awareness on water sports and lifesaving techniques among the communities.


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Jaffna students received push bicycles through Army initiatives

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) distributed 22 push bicycles among low-income group of schooling children and a stock of 50 dry ration packs to needy families in the Jaffna peninsula recently at the Cultural Centre, Chavakachcheri following sponsorship, extended by Mr Rajikaran Shanmugarathnam, a Canada-based philanthropist.


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SLAF commemorates war heroes

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) organized ‘Fallen War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony 2022’ recently under the patronage of the SLAF Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana at the SLAF War Heroes Monument at Trade Training School Ekala.


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Army troops donate blood to Kilinochchi Hospital

Sri Lanka Army troops of 57 Division under the Security Force Headquarters –Mullaittivu donated blood to Kilinochchi Hospital in response to the urgent need for blood for patients.


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SLN clears debris clogged in Deduru Oya

Responding to a request of the Department of Irrigation in Puttalam, the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) cleared debris clogged in Deduru Oya close to Anavilundawa area in Puttalam recently.


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Coast Guard receives IT equipment from Australian Border Force

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) received a set of Information Technology Equipment which will be useful for future training and development programmes in the Coast Guard.


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SLCG exercise on Oil Spill Response at KKS Harbour

The ‘Oil Spill Response Training Workshop and Exercise’ undertaken by the regional mobile training team of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard


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Army refurbished seven 25- pounder guns

Sri Lanka Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) Regiment refurbished seven 25 pounder guns and formally handed over recently to the Sri Lanka Artillery (SLA) Regiment at Panagoda for use during their ceremonial duties.


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Mannar civilians receive relief dry ration packs

Relief dry ration packs donation programme coordinated by the Sri Lanka Army facilitated the distribution of dry ration packs to needy civilians in Madu and Vengala, Settikulam areas in the Mannar District recently.


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Using the ability to save a life

Sri Lanka Navy organized a series of blood donation campaigns covering all Naval Commands on June 16 following the directives of the Navy Commander Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne.

 


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SLAF inaugurates urban agriculture motivational programme

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) inaugurated an Urban Agriculture Motivational Programme covering all SLAF establishments under the patronage of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit Chairperson Charmini Pathirana on 16 June.


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RSA donates a house for the mother of a war hero

Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) recently donated a newly constructed house to a mother of a war hero who died while on active duty.


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The passenger bus caught in a bomb blast 16 year ago, today

Sixteen years ago today (June 15, 2006), 64 innocent Sri Lankan civilians were killed while more than 70 civilians were injured in a bomb blast. Two concealed claymore mines targeting a state-run bus killed these innocent civilians that included 15 children.


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Indian Defence Advisor Met SL Defence Secretary

Indian Defence Adviser in Sri Lanka Capt. Vikas Sood met the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry on June 09, 2022.


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SL Army shines at the National Age Group Swimming Championship

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) swimmers competing at the 46th National Age Group Swimming Championship - 2022 have secured a haul of medals while one swimmer set a new national record.


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Army Boxer Wins Silver in Netherlands

Sri Lanka Army boxer Staff Sergeant M.V.I.R.S Bandara won a Silver medal at the ‘Eindhoven Box Cup - Netherlands 2022’ Boxing Championship, held in the Netherlands from 3 June to 6 June.


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Sri Lanka's Tri Forces participate at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee pageant

At the invitation of the Government of the United Kingdom, a contingent of Sri Lanka’s Tri Forces participated at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee pageant held on Sunday, 05 June 2022.


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Pakistan NDU delegation calls on Defence Secretary

A delegation of Pakistan National Defence University (NDU) led by Air Commodore Akhtar Imran Saddozai called on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (June 6).


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Defence Secretary reviews disaster preparedness of DMC

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne reviewed disaster preparedness and advanced plans of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) while arriving at the DMC in Vidya Mawatha, Colombo today (Jun 3).