Sri Lanka Army troops in Puttalam immediately evacuated flood-affected 156 GCE (O/L) students at St. Andrew’s Central College this morning (24) and swiftly arranged a safer place in the school for them to resume the exam.
The Met. Department says fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can take place at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Kaluthara, Galle and Matara districts.
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed 67 persons last evening (23), in an attempt to unlawfully migrate to an overseas country via sea.
A well-trained group of 100 Sri Lanka Army personnel in the Combat Convoy Company (CCC), left Sri Lanka yesterday (May 23) to serve in the United Nations (UN) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Medical teams launched inoculation of the fourth stage of COVID-19 vaccination programme for civilians at Vihara Maha Devi Park recently at the request of health authorities.
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops joined bringing the symbolic statue of God Saman and sacred ornaments to Nallathanniya recently in a procession in accordance with long held traditions.
As part of the Mangrove Conservation Project of the Navy, a mangrove planting drive was conducted in coastal areas of the Mandaitivu Island and Ponnalai Lagoon, Jaffna under the patronage of Commander Northern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Priyantha Perera on May 20.
The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Projects (CGTCP) recently released 283 turtle hatchlings hatched out from 465 turtle eggs conserved in various parts of the Island.
Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend 40 individuals who attempted to illegally migrate to a foreign country by sea, during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on 18th May 2022.
A total of 396 Army, 74 Navy and 450 Air Force officers were promoted to the next substantive rank by their respective commanders on the approval of HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence to coincide with the Victory Day.
The brave war heroes who safeguarded the freedom and territorial integrity of the motherland will never be forgotten under any circumstances. That’s because we always respect the sacrifices they have made. Therefore, the National War Heroes Day will be commemorated this year as well by recalling the immense sacrifices made by the war heroes for national causes.
Sri Lanka had won a gold medal at the ‘LES Centuries International Boxing Tournament Paris - 2022’ in France. Sri Lanka Army boxer Lance Corporal P.A.R Prasanna, representing the country at the international tournament won gold in the 57 kg weight class.
Issuing a marine weather forecast today (17), the Meteorology Department warns fishermen to refrain from fishing and naval activities in following sea areas during the next 24 hours.
The Secretary Defence Gen. kamal Gunaratne made a visit to the Parliament complex at Sri Jayawardanepura, Kotte yesterday (16 May) to inspect the security arrangement in place there.
A fisherman who had fallen sick while at sea was brought ashore for treatment by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) last evening (15 May). According to SLN media, the fisherman on board the local multiday fishing trawler ‘Sindur 04’ was at sea off the eastern coast when he had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.
The Buddhists in Sri Lanka, together with fellow Buddhist brethren the world over, perform charitable activities including Amisa Pooja and Prathipaththi Pooja, to celebrate the Vesak, the most important day in Buddhist Calendar.
With the Met. Department forecasting the prevailing wet weather to continue further Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed 10 relief teams in several areas in the Western and Southern Provinces to face any eventualities.
The prevailing showery condition in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts is expected to continue further.
Sri Lanka Army troops during a blood donation campaign inside the Mathota Rajamaha Viharaya in Mannar recently donated blood in response to a request of the hospital authorities.
National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued land slide early warnings to several districts today (May 12).
Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) vested a recently constructed 14 kilometre-long elephant fence on the Kanugahawewa Model Village residents on May 10.
Legal action would be taken against all those involved in violent acts of assaults, vandalism, damaging and setting fire to public and private properties, irrespective of any political affiliations, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne said during a special media briefing held at the presence of foreign and local media at the Defence Ministry today (11).
The President Gotabaya Rajapakse, with powers vested on him under the Constitution has reappointed secretaries to several ministries effective from Tuesday (10 May).
The tri forces personnel have been called up to assist the police to contain the present situation at the Galle Face and adjacent areas in order to maintain security and ensure public safety.
A large haul of 240 kilos of narcotics substances believed to be heroin was seized by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) after a three week long surveillance in international waters off the southern coast recently.