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National War Heroes commemoration ceremony held
under the patronage of the President

The 13th National War Heroes Commemoration Ceremony was held in a low profile at the National War Hero Cenotaph in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte under the auspices of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (May 19).


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Military personnel donate blood for the needy patients

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Sri Lanka Army troops (SLA) have organized a series of blood donation campaigns as part of their community service projects.


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SL Army troops to build new house for a widow in Jaffna

Foundation stone was laid to a new house for a widow in Jaffna recently. According Sri Lanka Army media, the 55 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), as a part of SL Army’s social service initiatives has taken measures to build a new house to a widow and her family at Uduththurei in Jaffna.


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Army gifted CIMIC Park to Jaffna civilians

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) gifted a Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Park in Kopay area for Sports, Recreation and Education Support to Jaffna civilians, during a ceremony graced by Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva yesterday (May 8).


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National War Heroes Commemoration Month declared

The National War Heroes Flag was pinned on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House yesterday (6), declaring the official start of the War Heroes Commemoration Month.


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Navy’s Logistics Conference 2022 held

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) held its Logistics Conference 2022 at the Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda Auditorium in Trincomalee last Saturday (Apr 23).


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Defence Cooperation Officials at United States Embassy Visit SLAF Headquarters

A special conference between SLAF and US officials held at SLAF Headquarters yesterday (20 April 2022). The SLAF delegation was led by Air Vice Marshal MD Rathnayake, Deputy Chief of Staff of SLAF and United States delegation was led by Lieutenant Commander Sean Jin, Chief of Office of Defence Cooperation at the US Embassy Sri Lanka and Maldives.


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State Defence Minister assumes duties

Newly appointed State Minister of Defence Hon. Prof. GL Peiris M.P. assumed his duties a short while ago during a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of Defence today (19).


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Defence Secretary clarifies misconceptions over investigations on Easter bombings

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne says that so far 735 persons have been taken into the custody over the Easter Sunday attacks and 27 cases against 79 persons have been filed under 25,653 charges.


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Secretary Defence declares open water treatment plant

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne virtually declared open the 100th Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant installed under the ‘Shraddha Pivituru Pen Pooja Punya Project’ at the Kimbulawala Civil Security Department (CSD) Camp premises in Medirigiriya, Polonnaruwa during a ceremony held at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte on March 30.


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Defence Secretary graces Pakistan’s 81st National Day celebration

High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka celebrated the 81st National Day of Pakistan at the Shangri La Hotel, Colombo under the patronage of Pakistan’s envoy in Colombo, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki, last evening (Mar 29).


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Army secures medals in Asian Cross Country Championship in India

Sri Lanka Army’s Sergeant R.M.S Pushpakumara of 5 Sri Lanka Artillery won the Silver medal in the Asian Cross-Country Running Championship, held recently at Nagaland, India.


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3rd SLN-USN Staff Talks & Joint Maritime Talks concluded on successful note

 The 3rd edition of Navy to Navy Staff Talks between Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and United States Navy (USN), held at the Navy Headquarters over two days, terminated on a successful note on 23rd March 2022


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SL Army Team secured Silver Medal in the PATS Competition - 2022

The Sri Lanka Army team participated in the 5th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) Competition 2022 held from 3 - 13 March in Pakistan’s Army National Counter-Terrorism Center in Kharian and won a Silver medal.


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5TH AIRMAN TO AIRMAN STAFF TALKS BETWEEN SLAF AND USAF CONCLUDE ON A HIGH NOTE

The 5th Airman to Airman Staff Talks (AAST) between the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) and the United States (USAF), assembled yesterday (22 March 2022) at Air Force Headquarters. The Sri Lankan delegation was led by Air Vice Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa, Director Air Operations of SLAF and United States delegation was led by Air National Guard Assistant to Commander of the Pacific Air Force, Major General David Burgy.


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Polish Defence Attaché calls on the Defence Secretary

Defence Attaché of the Republic of Poland in New Delhi for Sri Lanka Colonel Radoslaw Grabski made a farewell courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry complex today (March 21).


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Army Rowers Win Gold & Silver in Junior National Rowing Championship-2022

The Junior National Rowing Championship - 2022 concluded recently at the Diyawannawa Rowing Centre after three days of intense competitions.


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Egyptian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maged Mosleh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Mar 16).


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State Minister of Defence Assumes Office at Defence Ministry

State Minister of Defence Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa assumed office at the Ministry of Defence at Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte today (March 16) during a simple ceremony amidst religious blessings of the Ven. Maha Sangha.


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Iranian Ambassador calls on Sri Lanka Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. Hashem Ashjazadeh paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, today (March 03).


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South African HC meets Defence Secretary

South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka His Excellency Sandile Edwin Schalk paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (March 03).


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Defence Secretary graces title presentation ceremony

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne graced the ceremony to present the honorary title of “Upadyaya” to venerable Welivitiye Sumana Nayaka Thero today (Feb 27).


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Procession carrying relics and Deegawapiya Stupa Crest Gem begins on March 2

The depositing of omniscient relics at Deegawapiya Stupa will be held at the Deegawapiya Raja Maha Vihara premises under the patronage of Defence Secretary and Chairperson of 'Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force' (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne, on March 6.


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Peripheral 28 Buddha Statues will be placed at Sandahiru Seya premises on 5 March

The procession carrying the sacred 28 peripheral Buddha Statues to be placed at the Sandahiru Seya premises will commence its journey at 9.00 am on Friday (Mar 4).
 


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UNHCR Country Head meets Defence Secretary

The Head of Office in Sri Lanka of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ms. Menique Amarasinghe, paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Feb 24).