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Tri Forces play active role in the fight against drugs

The Tri Forces' contribution in the fight to eradicate illegal drugs from the country is enormous. The "Mathin Nidhahas Ratak' (A country free of drugs) programme which was born out of a conceptual notion of the President aimed at ridding the country of this dangerous menace has seen desirable results with law enforcement agencies making headway into confiscating large quantities of drugs and arresting many involved in this illegal activity in various forms in recent times.


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Coast Guard celebrates 9th anniversary

The 09th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard fell on Monday (04 March). Anniversary celebrations saw a series of social welfare, sports and other events being held at the SLCG Headquarters in Mirissa and also at its Rear Headquarters in Wellawatte, Colombo.


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Air Force launches community outreach projects in view of anniversary celebrations

The Sri Lanka Air Force had carried out several community welfare programmes inview of its 68th anniversary celebrations.


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Bangladeshi naval ship leaves the island

The Bangladesh Naval Ship (BNS) Dhaleshwari which arrived in the island on Sunday (03 March) making a goodwill visit left Colombo, today (06).


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More lands released in Jaffna

Another segment of land used by Sri Lanka Army troops has been released in Jaffna. This measure was taken by the Army, continuing to honour its commitment to return state and private lands, being used by the troops in the Northern and Eastern regions.


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The deadline for Registration of Chainsaw Machines has been extended till 15th March, 2019.


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Retiring Army personnel provided with self-employment assistance

A group of Army personnel were provided with beehive boxes under the Retired Service Personnel's Welfare Project (Agriculture) of the Ministry of Defence, on 25th February.


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Replicas of Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher & Missile produced by Sri Lanka for the first time presented to President

Replicas of Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher and Missile launcher produced by Sri Lanka for the first time in the history were presented to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (26).


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Russian delegation meets Secretary

A delegation led by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Yuri Materiy met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Mr. Hemasiri Fernando at his office, today (27 February).


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Registration of Chainsaw Machines being carried out across the country will end tomorrow (28th February).


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President visits Gajaba Regiment HQ at Saliyapura

President Maithripala Sirisena made an observational tour of the Gajaba Regiment Headquarters at Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, today (Feb 25).


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New house for deserving family

Another house built with Army expertise was presented to a deserving family living in Jayapuram in the kilinochchi region, recently.


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Air Force constructs sanitary system for primary school

The commanding officer of the SLAF Station Ampara handed over a newly constructed sanitary system for Rajagala Primary School at Ampara recently.


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More assistance to Northern communities

Taking another step in their effort to uplift the living standards of the backward communities in the North and build better understanding and strengthen reconciliation, Sri Lanka Army troops had carried out several social welfare programmers in Jaffna


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Air Force to celebrate 68th anniversary with Air Tattoo at Hingurakgoda

The Sri Lanka Air Force has planned to celebrate its 68th anniversary next month (March) with a series of events including the Air Force Day Exposition and Air Tattoo - 2019. The "Air Force Day" falls on 02nd March.


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A National Fund will be established to protect children- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says a National Fund will be established within the next two weeks to take action towards ensuring the protection of the children.


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Army public welfare initiatives benefit underprivileged communities and disable people in the North

With a view to uplift the living standards of the underprivileged people living in the Jaffna Peninsula, Sri anka Army troops launched a project to build toilet facilities for a group of needy families there. Under the project, 27 new toilets were built with support from an expat living in Australia, states Army media.


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Sayurala attends IDEX 2019

Sri Lanka Navy Ship "Sayurala" arrived at the Port of Mina Zayid in Abu Dhabi to attend the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) - 2019 on Saturday (16 February).


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The Registration of Chainsaw Machines will commence from tomorrow (20th February). This is being carried out according to a decision taken by the Ministry of Defence on the orders of His Excellency the President, Maithripala Sirisena.


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The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run 2019

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run 2019 was flagged off at the popular Galle Face promenade in Colombo, on Monday (18 February).


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"Sayurala" attends "AMAN 2019" Multinational Naval Exercise

The Sri Lanka Navy Ship "Sayurala" was among the naval ships and craft of 44 countries that attended the multinational naval exercise "AMAN 2019" in Karachhi, Pakistan. Sayurala had left for Pakistan to attend the five-day exercise representing the Sri Lanka Navy. AMAN is organized by the Pakistan Navy and was held from 08th to 13th of this month (February).


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Expat Tamil couple supports to build houses for disable Ware Heroes

Two disable War Heroes of the Sri Lanka Army were the beneficiaries of new houses built by the Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE) with financial assistance from a Tamil couple resident in Oman.


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Injured fisherman brought ashore for treatment by Navy

An injured fisherman on a multiday fishing trawler was brought ashore for treatment with the assistance of the Navy on Saturday (16).


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Iranian ships in the island

Making a four-day training and goodwill visit, three ships of the Iraninan Navy arrived to the country on Friday (15 February).


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US Ambassador meets State Minister

Ambassador of the United States of America to Sri Lanka, HE Ms. Alaina B. Teplitz made a call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry, today (15 February 2019).