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Seva Vanitha 'Avurudu Pola' at the Ministry

An 'Avurudu Pola' (Festival fair) was held at Ministry premises, today (09th April). Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando declared open the 'Pola' organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry.


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Secretary of Defence of India meets Secretary Defence

The Secretary of Defence of India, Mr. Sanjay Mitra met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at the Ministry, today (08 April).


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6th Indo - Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue held today

The Indian Defence delegation, led by the Indian Defence Secretary Mr. Sanjay Mitra participated at the 6th Indo-Sri Lanka Defence Dialogue at the invitation of secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr Hemasiri Fernando in Colombo today (08 April 2019).


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Indian Defence Secretary arrives on official visit to Sri Lanka

The Indian Defence Secretary Mr. Sanjay Mitra arrived in Sri Lanka making an official visit, today (07 April).


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Strict laws to be implemented to control sound polluting vehicle horns

The Inspector General of Police was given instructions to take stern action against vehicles with sound pollution causing horns at a meeting held at Ministry of Defence on Friday (05 April). These instructions were given at the meeting, convened on the directions of the President, and chaired by the Secretary Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando.


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UN delegation meets Secretary

A United Nations delegation headed by Mr. Ata Yenigun, met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at the Ministry, today (05 April 2019).


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New Zealand High Commissioner meets Secretary

The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka, HE Ms. Joanna Mary Kempkers paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Hemasiri Fernando, today (05 April).


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GENERAL AMNESTY TO RECEIVE DISCHARGE FOR ARMY ABSENTEES DECLARED

HE the President in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence on the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence and the Commander of the Army has offered a General Amnesty period (22 April - 10 May 2019) to all Army absentees, enabling them to receive discharge from service under four categories.


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Russian ship arrives on goodwill visit

Making a two-day goodwill visit the Russian naval ship, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov arrived to the island on Wednesday (03rd April).


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Royal Navy ship in the island

Making a goodwill visit, the Royal Navy ship HMS 'Montrose' arrived in the island on Tuesday (02 April).


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State Minister Wijewardene visits Royal Navy ship

State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene made a visit to the Royal Navy ship HMS 'Montrose' at the Colombo harbor, today (03 April).


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Stern rules will be imposed against those who use and keep toxin drugs - the President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that severe rules will be imposed against those who import, sell, and keep toxin drugs.


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Ranaviruseva Authority conducts blood donation campaign

The Ranaviruseva Authority organized a blood donation campaign in Ampara recently. According to Authoriy's media, the blood donation campaign had been carried out at the Bollegama Raja Maha Viharaya in Mahaoya on Saturday (30 March).


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Army organized Football Tournament provides fillip to ethnic harmony

An inter-league football tournament was organized by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E) recently. According to Army media, the 'Eastern Commander Champion's Trophy' football tournament was held at the Weber Stadium in Batticaloa on Sunday (31 March).


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New house for civil employee

A civil employee working for the Army in Wanni is the beneficiary of a new house built by the Sri Lanka Army troops under Security Forces - Wanni.


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Navy brings ashore critically ill fisherman

Sri Lanka Navy troops rendered assistance to bring ashore a critically ill fisherman on Sunday (31 March). According to Navy media, a Naval Fast Attack (FAC) Craft attached to the Southern Naval Command was sent to the location upon being alerted by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.


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Secretary graces Police Athletic Meet 2019

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando graced the closing ceremony of the annual Athletic Meet of the Sri Lanka Police on Saturday (30 March).


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Navy conducts HADR programme

A joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exchange programme, combined with INDO-Pacific Endeavour 2019 was conducted at the Rapid Action Boats Squadron's Headquarters (RABS HQ) at Gangewadiya, Eluvankulama in Puttalam on Wednesday (27 March).


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DEPLOYMENT OF SRI LANKA ARMY TROOPS IN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS & OBTAINING OF HUMAN RIGHTS CLEARANCE FROM

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has rendered a significant contribution to United Nations peacekeeping missions and assisted the UN in its effort to maintain peace and security throughout the world.


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More lands released in East

In keeping with the release of lands utilized by the security forces, another segment of land has been released in the Eastern Province.


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Russian Ambassador meets State Minister

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Yuri Materiy made a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, today (28 March).


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Abu Dhabi Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 medalists felicitated

A group of children with special needs who had brought accolades to the country at the recently held Special Olympic World Summer Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) was felicitated by the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene during a function held at the Ministry on Monday (25 March).


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Air Force wins Gold at National Productivity Awards

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) won the Gold Award in the Public Sector - Inter Department Category at the National Productivity Awards ceremony held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on Tuesday (26 March 2019).


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Special Pola for retired service personnel entrepreneurs

A special 'Pola" (Trade Fair) was held at the Ministry premises for the benefit of retired service personnel entrepreneurs to market their agro based products, today (26 March).


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Australian ships in the island

Four (04) ships of the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS "Canberra", HMAS "Newcastle", HMAS "Success" and HMAS "Parramatta" arrived in Sri Lanka to take part in the Indo-Pacific Endeavour -2019, on Saturday (23rd March).