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SL Navy troops bust another drug smuggling attempt

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) troops while on a patrol in seas off the Delft Island in the Northern region apprehended about 01kg of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) along with 03 suspects on Monday morning (Apr 11).


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Special Statement made by Secretary of Defence

Refuting baseless allegations of an alleged National Security Council (NSC) meeting convened over the violent protests in Mirihana, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne, contrary to media reports, stated that no such meeting had taken place.


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SL Air Force renovates school playground

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has renovating the playground of Kebithigollewa Central College as a part of the Kanugahawewa model village project. According to SLAF media, the renovated playground was vested for the use of the students recently (Apr 5).


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Army builds house for a needy family

Army troops vested a new house on a needy family in Parakramapura, Thonigala recently. Wanni troops embarked on this noble project with the financial support received from the Padaviya Divisional Secretariat under the ‘Saubhagya Housing Programme’, the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sources said.


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INSS calls for Interns

The Institute of National Security Studies, the premier think tank on national security established under the Ministry of Defence has invited eligible individuals to join its team as Interns (Research).


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Needy students receive educational support through Army mediation

Sri Lanka Army donated school accessories to a group of 47 students in the Sacred Heart Family Convent in Mullaitivu recently to encourage them in studies.


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Coast Guard releases more turtle hatchlings to sea

Another batch of turtle hatchlings were released to sea by the Sri Lanka Coastguard (SLCG) recently.


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SLAF rotates MI-17 helicopters in UN Mission

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) dispatched two MI-17 helicopters to SLAF Aviation Contingent in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) as part of the rotation process during which three MI-17 helicopters deployed in MINUSCA returned to Sri Lanka after completion of its operational tenure recently.


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SLCG seizes a haul of 66.6 kg cannabis in Northern waters

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) seized 66.6 kg of Kerala cannabis in the Northern Sri Lankan seas and nabbed three suspects along with a dinghy today (Mar 31).


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Press Release

The recently signed maritime security pacts with the Government of India will neither result in hindrance nor threat to the national security of Sri Lanka, as misinterpreted by several print and electronic media.


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SL and Indian Navies held Bilateral Naval exercise

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Indian Navy together with a group of personnel from Sri Lanka Air Force commenced a bilateral Naval exercise in seas off Colombo on Mar 26 which will continue until 29 March.


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Facilities of Information Fusion Centre at Navy Headquarters expanded

The official handing over of Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) equipment to the Information Fusion Centre (IFC - Colombo) established at Navy Headquarters was held with the distinguished presence of the Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka, HE Mizukoshi Hideaki and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne today (25th March 2022).


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More turtle hatchlings released to sea by SL Coast Guard

More than 600 turtle hatchlings were released to sea on two separate occasions during last week by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG).


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SL Navy assists sailing boat in distress

Sri Lanka Navy troops rushed to assist a sailing boat in distress in seas south of Hambantota recently. According to Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) media, the sailing boat ‘Adamant II’ had set sail from Trincomalee to the Maldives on 19th March and en route had broken down after developing technical failure.


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SLN nabs cannabis worth over Rs 12 million

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) seized 41 kilos and 540 grams of Cannabis at the Mampuri Beach, Norochcholai yesterday (22).


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23 Division Troops Coach Youngsters

Awarding the first opportunity for students to receive Cricket coach training, 233 Brigade HQ of the 23 Division under the Security Force HQ - East spearheaded a coaching session at Vakarai Maha Vidyalaya on Tuesday (15).


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Chess training workshop for Jaffna students

A workshop for Chess training, conducted by a well-qualified instructors of the Sri Lanka Army led by Head coach, Sanjula Ravinath was held in Tamil language for 62 students of 10 schools in Jaffna recently.


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Organizational Membership agreement between KDU & BCS

The Faculty of Computing of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) has established the Organizational Membership with the British Computer Society (BCS), the Charted Institute for IT.


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Navy nabs cannabis worth over Rs.52 million from Mannar

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed 175 kilos of Cannabis during a special raid carried out in the seas off Oluthuduwai, Mannar yesterday (Mar 18).



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Navy brings ashore an ill fisherman for treatment

Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to bring ashore an ill fisherman and transfer him to hospital for treatment on the night of 16th March 2022. The fisherman was suffering from chest pain while aboard a local multiday fishing vessel which was about 24 nautical miles (approx. 44km) east of Hambantota.


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Colombo Security Conclave, the 5th NSA-Level Meeting concludes in Maldives

The Fifth National Security Adviser (NSA) level meeting hosted by the Republic of Maldives was successfully held on 09 and 10 March 2022 with the participation of the delegations of the founding members of Colombo Security Conclave: Maldives, India and Sri Lanka and the newest member of the Conclave, Mauritius. Delegations from Bangladesh and Seychelles participated as Observers.


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SLCG gains more skills

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) conducted a collaborative programme to provide training on Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) handling with the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) recently.


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Invoking of religious blessings on SLAF Flags

The Flag Blessing ceremony of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was held on Mar 10 at the ‘Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi’ premises in Anuradhapura in line with the 71st SLAF anniversary celebrations.


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Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet of Indian Navy meets Army and Navy chiefs

The Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet of the Indian Navy, Rear Admiral Sameer Saxena called on the Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva and Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne on separate occasions at the Army Headquarters and the Navy Headquarters on Thursday (Mar 10) respectively.