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Island-Wide Army Operations on in Full Swing

Island-wide Army troops, together with Policemen, Navy and Air Force troops in a bid to stem fanatical terrorist extremism and restore normalcy in the country after Tri-Services were vested with required provisions with enforcement of Emergency Regulations are currently engaged in a variety of security operations with special focus on most vulnerable areas and places in Colombo and elsewhere.


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Two Gunmen Killed in Retaliatory Attacks

Army troops, together with Police personnel in the general area of Nintavur, Sahindamaradu after shoot out on Friday (26) evening are now conducting clearing operations, having cordoned the entire area as this report was filed around midnight.


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Casualties among Terrorists & Safe House Occupants Rise to 15

Army troops with Policemen and other members of the Security Forces who cordoned the entire area of Nintavur - Kalmunai after terrorists fired at them from a safe house late Friday (26) evening began their clearing operations at twilight (27) reaching the location from where explosions were heard.


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National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) to be banned in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of powers vested in him as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka under Emergency Regulations No. 01 of 2019, has taken steps to ban the organizations National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ)


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Public Requested to Identify Terrorist Suspects

Police Headquarters Seek Public Assistance to Identify Following Six Suspects involved in Easter Sunday (21) Terrorist Attacks in Colombo and elsewhere.


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MEDIA RELEASE (National Media Centre)

A number of incidents of public disturbances have been reported in several parts of the country due to the circulation of false information. The police and security forces have taken measures to take strict legal action against persons circulating such false information through websites, facebook, twitter, WhatsApp and other social media sources.


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Armed Forces Called Out Conferring Powers to Contain Terrorist Acts

HE the President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces through the Extraordinary Gazettes No 2120/4 and 2120/5, dated 22.04.2019 has called out the armed forces under Section 12 of the Public Security Ordinance for the purpose of maintaining public order conferring the powers of search, detention for purposes of such search, or arrest without warrant any person on members of the armed forces, identical to those possessed by Police officers.


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Army Troops Begin Mobile Patrols, Static Duties, Vehicle Checks & Searches

Hundreds of Army Officers and Other Ranks across the country after the gazette notification conferred the powers of search, detention or arrest without warrant any person on members of the armed forces, immediately took up position around the country on the instructions of respective Commanders of Security Forces, General Officers Commanding and Brigade Commanders.


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UN Secretary General and other world leaders telephone President to convey condolences and extend fullest support

Several world leaders and the United Nations UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (24th April) to convey their condolences and to condemn the brutal attacks on innocent civilians on Easter Sunday. Furthermore, they expressed their deepest sympathy and condolence to the families of the victims and to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka and they wished speedy and full recovery of those injured.


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President chairs the All party conference

The All Party Conference was held with the participation of all party leaders, and representatives under the patronage of President Maithripalka Sirisena today (25).


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Emergency Telephone Numbers at Army Headquarters

The public are requested to contact following Telephone numbers at the Army Headquarters in case information as regards any suspicious movements or vehicles is to be intimated in case of emergency.


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President chairs emergency meeting of National Security Council

President Maithripala Sirisena president over an emergency meeting of National Security Council today (April 22) and following decisions were taken at the meeting.


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SPECIAL STATEMENT BY THE STATE MINISTER OF DEFENCE

Several bomb explosions were reported from a number of areas in the island between 0830 am and 0900 am, today.


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The government wishes to express its deepest condolence on the deaths caused by the bomb explosions reported in Colombo and several other parts of the country, this morning.


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Special Media Release

A special discussion was held with the participation of heads of security forces and all other departments regarding the current security situation in the country, and during that meeting, the government has decided to take steps to tighten security at all the religious places, tourists hotels, hospitals and embassies and provide security to all the catholic religious leaders and to important places of the government.


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MEDIA RELEASE

Following the explosions that took place in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa, earlier today, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as deceased at the National Hospital in Colombo stands at eleven.


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President condemns dastardly attack and calls for restraint and patience Orders swift investigations to find culprits behind conspiracy

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments.


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Fillip to Eastern and Northern farming communities

The Eastern Province is known for its vast paddy fields and irrigation tanks. Agriculture is one of the main sources of livelihood of a majority of the people in this region.


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Two US naval ships in the island

Two US naval ships, USNS 'Millinocket' and USS 'Spruance' arrived to the country to participate in the annual naval exercise "Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019, on Thursday (18 April).


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Houses for deserving families in Wanni

Two new houses built by Army troops in Wanni with financial assistance from two philanthropists were handed over to the beneficiaries recently. One of the two houses built in Ganeshapuram in Vavuniya was presented to the family of a deserving student who had come third in the District at the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam.


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Pakistan NDU delegation meets Secretary

A delegation from the Pakistan National Defence University, led by Air Commodore Mustafa Anwar met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at the Ministry today (17 April 2019).


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Army shines at shooting championship

The Sri Lanka Army had won the Overall Championship at the National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF Open Rifle and Pistol Shooting Championship - 2019 held recently.


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Exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' concludes

'Mitra Shakthi', the Joint Training Exercise between the Sri Lankan and Indian Armies concluded in Diyatalawa on Monday (08 April).


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President graces 'Presidential Media Awards 2018'

President Maithripala Sirisena graced the inaugural 'Presidential Media Awards 2018' as the chief guest at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, on Wednesday (10 April).


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Troops build houses for two deserving families in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Army troops in Jaffna has yet again assisted two deserving families in Sollipuram, Jaffna to move to a better abode after their plight was brought to their notice.