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UN will always work closely with Sri Lanka

The United Nations will always work closely with Sri Lanka, said Mr. Khaled Khiari, UN Assistant Secretary General for Political, Peacebuilding and Peace Operations.


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Locally produced security equipment donated for the purpose of enhancing security of the Parliament complex

The Centre for Defence Research and Development under the Ministry of Defence handed over locally produced security equipment in Parliament today (25) to ensure the security of the Parliament complex.


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Air Force Seed Bombing continues to the sixth wave

A MI-17 helicopter of the Sri Lanka Air Force was utilized to drop approximately 65,000 seed bombs on the Wattegama Kebilitta Government Forest Reserve in the Siyambalanduwa Divisional Secretariat on Tuesday (Nov 23).


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SLN embarks on Kinniya ferry accident rescue mission

Following a tragic ferry accident reported in Kinniya today morning (Nov 23) Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has embarked on a rescue mission to locate the missing persons.


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SLCGS SURAKSHA left Colombo for Exercise “ DOSTI – XV ”

The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) ‘Suraksha’ sailed yesterday (Nov 18) for Maldives to participate in the 15th edition of trilateral Coast Guard Joint exercise ‘DOSTI’.


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Unveiling of ‘Sandahiru Stupa’, a great tribute to War Veterans of our time

Offering the highest tribute to War Veterans of our time, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa vested the ‘Sandahiru Stupa’ in Ven. Maha Sanga during a religious ceremony organized in Anuradhapura at the invitation of Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne today (Nov 18).  


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Committee report of review of Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act presented to the President

The report of the Committee of Officers appointed to review the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (15).


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Defence Secretary graces Remembrance Day ceremony

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne was the Chief Guest at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony held at the War Memorial in the Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo today (Nov 14).


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President declares open National Defence College

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open the National Defence College, today (Nov 11).


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Flood Warning – Maha Oya low-lying areas

Disaster Management Centre has warned on likely floods within next few hours in low-lying areas of Maha Oya indicating Alawwa, Divulapitiya, Mirigama, Pannala, Wennappuwa, Negombo, Katana, Narammala and Dankotuwa Divisional Secretariats.


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Navy on standby for flood relief

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) is now on standby to reach flood affected folks during the showery condition experienced in several parts of the island.


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UHKDU receives HIPEC machine for cancer treatments

The University Hospital, Kotelawala Defence University (UHKDU) received a donation of ‘Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Machine’ worth 17 million rupees during a function held at the UHKDU today (Nov 08).


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CDRD presents an array of inventions to the state-run systems

An array of innovative products spearheaded by the Centre for Defence Research and Development (CDRD) was handed over to the Military and respective State Departments under the direction of Defence Secretary and National Security and Disaster Management State Ministry Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) at the CDRD Head Office in Pitipana today (Nov 8).


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Landslide warning issued for several areas

Issuing a landslide early warning message yesterday 8.30pm (7), the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has earmarked few areas in several districts as vulnerable to landslides due to prevailing showery conditions in the island.


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Army assists flood affected communities in Badulla

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops rushed to assist flood affected people in Badulla following torrential rains had caused disruptions to normal life there during the past several days.


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Another plot of land released in Puthukkuddiyirippu

A plot of land in the Mullaithivu district that was used by the Army has been handed back. According to Army media sources, eleven (11) acres of land not belonging to the State was symbolically released to the Mullaittivu District Secretariat on Sunday (Oct 28) during a brief ceremony at the 682 Brigade Headquarters.


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Rainy weather to continue

The inclement weather condition being experienced in many parts of the country is expected to enhance further according to the latest forecasts by the Met Department.


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Sri Lanka Navy takes delivery of Ex-USCGC Douglas Munro

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) formally took the delivery of the EX-United States Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Douglas Munro, provided by the United States to SLN, in a ceremony held at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle of Washington in the United States on 26th October 2021. On behalf of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, the event was attended by Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral YN Jayarathne. As such, the ship formally joined the SLN fleet from 26th October 2021 under the pennant number P 627 and the main mast of the ship will fly the National Flag effective from the very date.


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Vavuniya Bogaswewa Maha Vidyalaya receives RO Plant

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) continuing its community welfare oriented services vested in another Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant for water-stressed residents and students in Vavuniya Bogaswewa Maha Vidyalaya yesterday (Oct 25).


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New application form for firearm renewal introduced

A new application form has been introduced for renewal of firearm licenses. The application form is available in the Ministry’s website.


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President’s Message on Milad Un Nabi

Today is the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad, who showed to the world that benevolence and honesty are the two characteristics that needed for a person to be trusted by everyone.


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'Way Forward Strategy-2020-2025' Takes One More Milestone Step Forward Raising 1st Corps of SLA

The landmark unification of Reserve Strike Divisions, Special Operations Forces and elements of other arms in the Sri Lanka Army as 1 Corps of the Sri Lanka Army occurred this morning (17) during a formal ceremony at Saliyapura Gajaba Regiment Regimental HQ premises as promulgated in the Army Commander's 'Way Forward Strategy 2020-2025' for the organization.


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A squadron of Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrives at port of Colombo

A squadron of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet which included the Corvette ‘Gremyashchy’ and submarines ‘B – 603’ and ‘B – 274’ arrived at the Colombo harbour today (16th October 2021). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ships in precision with naval traditions as they arrived at the port of Colombo.


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Defence Secretary laid foundation stone for Deeghawapiya ‘Pilgrims Rest’

Defence Secretary and Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) laid the foundation stone for the proposed ‘Pilgrims Rest’ at the Deeghawapiya Raja Maha Viharaya premises amidst the religious blessings today (15 July).


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Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP guest speaker at INSS Security Salon

Eminent scholar and Member of Parliament, India Dr. Subramanian Swamy was the guest speaker at the Security Salon organized by the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) last evening (Oct 13).