The 9th contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) received greetings from the Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage at the SLAMC Regimental Headquarters ground at Werahera on Wednesday (Jan 25) prior to their leave for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to serve the Level-2 SRIMED Hospital on 2 February.
A pre-discussion was held this morning (26) at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe regarding the Independence Day celebration being held in a grand and proud manner, but maintaining minimum cost.
The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) – 2023 bilateral exercise successfully concluded in Sri Lanka on 26th January 2023. Hosted by the U.S. Pacific Fleet in partnership with the Sri Lanka Navy, CARAT – 2023 Exercise was held in Colombo, Trincomalee and Mullikulam from 19th to 25th January.
The coming year will strengthen the ‘National Building Research Organisation’ (NBRO) with further regulatory powers with the enactment of the proposed National Building Research Institute Act, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne said.
The newly appointed Director of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Brigadier G.S. Fonseka made a call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon MP at the State Ministry of Defence in Colombo today (25 Jan).
A record 300 Army personnel working under the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) on Monday (23) volunteered to give their blood for the benefit of patients during a blood donation arrangement, held at Panagoda Sri Bodhirajaramaya.
Troops of the 652 Infantry Brigade at the request of school authorities constructed a badminton court for students studying at Government's Tamil Mixed School in Nandikadal, Manthai as it remained a need for students, interested in the sport and declared it open on Wednesday (Jan 18).
Taking part in the sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise 2023, SLNS Gajabahu and SLNS Samudura of the Sri Lanka Navy and ‘USS Anchorage’ of the U.S. Navy successfully conducted a series of naval exercises off Negombo on 22nd and 23rd January 2023.
The Marine Exercise (MAREX) of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2023, commenced in Mullikulam on 21st January 2023 and it was augmented by personnel from the U.S. Marine Corps, Sri Lanka Navy Marines, Special Boat Squadron, Rapid Action Boat Squadron, and Naval Infantrymen.
A new house constructed utilizing Defence Ministry’s ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ funds was vested in a war veteran family today (Jan 21) during a brief ceremony graced by the Defence Secretary as the Chief Guest at Alupola, Wewalwatta in Ratnapura.
Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne visited the United States Navy Ship ‘USS Anchorage’ at the Colombo harbour today (Jan 20).
The newly appointed Director of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Brigadier G.S. Fonseka made a call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Ministry today (Jan 20).
Sri Lanka Army renovated the historically valuable Galle Municipal Hall building that traces its history to the 1800s and vested it in the authorities recently during an occasion graced by the Prime Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena.
A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) constructed water project was vested with the students of Mayadunna Vidyalaya in Gonagolla, Ampara signifying the successful termination of the 49th phase of the ‘Guwan Mithudam’ recently (Jan 18).
The new auditorium building of the Roman Catholic College in Mandaitivu, Jaffna was declared open for the use of school children by the Bishop of Jaffna, Rt. Rev. Dr. Justin Gnanapragasam on 19th January 2023.
Defence Ministry of Sri Lankaexpress its sincerest condolences to the family of Sumithra Peries on this time of great loss and sarrow
USS ‘Anchorage’ (LPD-23) of the United States Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo today (19th January 2023) to take part in the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise -2023 (CARAT–2023).
Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) nabbed 2,467 kilos of Kendu Leaves with two suspects and three dingy boats in the Western Seas off Thoduwawa, Chilaw today (Jan 18).
Ministry of Defence (MOD) organized an awareness programme on Cyber Security for MOD staff today (17 Jan) at MOD.
Rains are predicted in several provinces in the island during the afternoon or night. According to the latest forecast of the Met Department issued this morning (Jan 17) showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, Uva and North-Western provinces during the afternoon or night.
Corporal Piyumi Lakshika of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) recognized to be Sri Lanka's first female international wrestling referee participated in the International Wrestling Referee Level I Olympic Style Category III in Cambodia recently.
The Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Delhi’ arrived at the Port of Trincomalee, on a formal visit yesterday (15), welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in keeping with the naval traditions.
It is indeed a great pleasure to extend my best wishes to the Hindu devotees of Sri Lanka, on the auspicious occasion of 'Thai Pongal', celebrated to thank the Sun, Mother Nature and farm animals, that contributed to the bountiful harvest.
It is vital for us to redefine our objectives as an island nation in the face of latest developments of global geopolitical interests.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) constructed a new house for Ms. Selvarasa Kiristiga of Victoria College in Chulipuram, Jaffna, who is a member of the Under 19 Women’s National Cricket Squad, in appreciation of her recent achievements at the national level.