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Legal actions to be taken against unlawful acts irrespective of political affiliations – Defence Secretary

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).


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Gen. Kamal Gunaratne reappointed as Defence Secretary

The President Gotabaya Rajapakse, with powers vested on him under the Constitution has reappointed secretaries to several ministries effective from Tuesday (10 May).


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Press Release

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.


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Navy seizes large haul of drugs in international waters

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.


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SLCG further enhances training cooperation with JICA and JCG

A Record of Discussion was signed recently between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) in view of their support to establish an in-house advanced oil spill incident management training programme for disaster mitigation and marine environment protection, at the Sri Lanka Coast Guard Station Waruna.


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Army provides Leadership Training for Jaffna School Cadets

Sri Lanka Army organized a leadership training program for 50 school cadets in Jaffna schools held at Thalsevana Holiday Resort recently.


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A Publication Opportunity in a Renowned Journal on National Security
Defence Review 2022

'Defence Review' (DR) is an annual publication of scholary articles of the Institute of National Security Studies,


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SLCG nabs illegally harvested shark parts

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) nabbed illegally harvested parts of sharks with six fishermen and a multi-day fishing vessel at the Negambo Fishery Harbor.


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SLN douses fire in three shops in Wattala

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) doused a fire that erupted in three textile shops in a two-storied building in Elakanda, Wattala today morning (May 06).


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SL Coast Guard release another batch of sea turtle hatchlings

A bale of baby seas turtles, watched by a group of exited tourists enter the sea for the first time after being released by Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel.

 


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Air Force in Batticaloa organize a blood donation campaign

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) personnel serving at SLAF Station Batticaloa donated much needed blood to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital at a blood donation campaign on Wednesday (04).


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Army to build house for another ex-combatant

Sri Lanka Army troops in Jaffna laid foundation for a new house for an ex-combatant recently. According to Army media, the 551 Brigade troops of the 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna laid the foundation stone for the construction of the proposed house for the ex-combatant beneficiary living in Puloly, Point Pedro.


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Weather update

According to the weather forecast issued by the Metrological Department at 1200 noon today (May 04) showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.


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President's Ramazan Day Message

The Muslim community celebrating Eid-ul-fitr after a month of fasting seeks the blessings of the God according to their belief. I also wish you all that the spiritual healing you seek may bestow upon you.


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KDU’s excellence depicted in Times Higher Education Impact Ranking tables 2022

KDU has been ranked 2nd in Sri Lanka for Quality of Education in The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings tables, 2022. Also, in terms of the overall ranking, it has been placed 4th in the country and 801 – 1000 globally.


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President's May Day Message

The International Workers' Day comes at a time when the world's working community is facing its greatest challenge.

 


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Troops Build Children’s Park in Kaddeikadu

Determined to provide equal opportunities to children of underprivileged families in the general areas of Kaddeikadu and Kevil in the Jaffna peninsula,


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INS ‘Gharial’ arrives in Colombo

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) welcomed the visiting ship INS ‘Gharial’, a Landing Ship Tank of the Indian Navy at the Port of Colombo, in keeping with naval traditions, yesterday (29).


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Navy donates blood to Vavuniya District General Hospital

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) organized a blood donation campaign and donated blood to the Vavuniya District General Hospital yesterday (28).


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SLCG releases baby turtles

The Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Projects (CGTCP) released 1603 turtle hatchlings that hatched out from 1903 turtle eggs conserved in various parts of the Island.


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Army renovates Divulapitiya Hospital Ward

Sri Lanka Army completed renovation of the dilapidated COVID 19 Ward at the Divulapitiya District Hospital and formally vested it in the hospital authorities recently.


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ANZAC Day, 107th War Hero Remembrance held at ‘Australia House’ in Sri Lanka

The commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day took place at the ‘Australia House’ yesterday (April 25).


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KDU inaugurates Master’s Degree programmes for this year

Faculty of Graduate Studies of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) commenced Master’s Degree Programmes for the year 2022 ceremonially.


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Books presented to Defence Secretary

Chairman of the National Library of Sri Lanka Prof. Nanda Dharmarathna presented two books to the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne during a brief ceremony at the Defence Ministry today (22).


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Met. Dept. forecasts rainy weather to continue

The prevailing rainy weather condition experienced in many parts of the country is likely to continue. According to the latest weather forecast issued by the Met. Department at noon today (Apr 22), the prevailing showery conditions will enhance over the island.