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Army troops in Mullaitivu donate Dry Rations

Sri Lanka Army troops deployed under Security Force Headquarters-Mullaitivu (SFHQ- MLT) distributed supplementary meals and dry rations among children and a large group of needy families during a programme organized at Pudumathalan Roman Cathalic Mixed School recently.


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SL Army troops in East donate blood

Sri Lanka Army troops in the East volunteered to donate blood at a Blood Donation Campaign organized by the Muhudumaha Vihar?aya in Pottuvil recently.


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More sea turtle hatchlings released to sea by SL Coast Guard

Another batch of sea turtle hatchlings were set free to their natural habitat by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard recently. According to SL Coast Guard sources, 206 turtle hatchlings that came out of a nest of 237 turtle eggs protected under the Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project (CGTCP) were thus released to begin a new life out at sea.


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President's Poson Message

The Poson Poya Day is of highest significance to Sri Lankan Buddhists as it marks the historic arrival of Arahath Mahinda Thera to our Motherland with the message of the Buddha, paving the way to create a new meaningful identity as well as a cultural renaissance.

 


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MINUSMA Force Commander visits SL Camp in Mali

UN Contingent Force Commander in Mali (MINUSMA), Lt. Gen. Cornelis Johannes Matthijssen recently visited the Sri Lankan Combat Convoy Company (SLCCC), deployed in Mali.


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Ranaviru Sewa Authority cleans Old Jetty beach in Trincomalee

The Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) in association with Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) conducted a beach cleaning programme in Trincomalee recently.


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SLAF water project facilitates Ahangama water-stressed residents

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Station Koggala under the patronage of SLAF Seva Vanitha Unit renovated a water project and vested it in the water-stressed  residents of Ahangama Korahedigoda Tsunami village recently.


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Maj. Gen. Jagath Kodithuwakku assumes Army's second highest office

Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku, has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from today (Jun 8)


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New SL Army accommodation facility vested on soldiers

Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne was the Chief Guest at the ceremony organized today (08) in order to vest a newly constructed accommodation complex on soldiers attached to the Defence Headquarters Complex in Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte.


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SLCG releases another batch of baby turtles

One hundred and thirty four (134) turtle hatchlings that had hatched out of 222 turtle eggs incubated at different locations in the island under the Coast Guard Turtle Conservation Project (CGTCP) were released to the sea recently,  the Sri Lanka Coast Guard said.


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SL Army troops donated blood

A large number of Sri Lanka Army troops donated blood at blood donation campaign held recently. According to SL Army media, 120 Army and Civil members of the Army offered blood to the Central Blood Bank.


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Army Players Champion Canoeing & Kayaking

Army participants in the National Canoeing & Kayaking Competition - 2022 organized by the Sri Lanka Canoeing & Kayaking National Association carried away the overall championship in the tournament that got under at Diyawanna waters during 3 - 5 June.


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Capacity building training programme conducted by European Union begins at Navy Headquarters

Fourteen (14) Staff Officers engaging in operational duties representing the Navy Headquarters and the Naval Commands of Sri Lanka Navy embarked on a five-day capacity building training programme on European Union (EU) Critical Maritime Route Wider Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO) II platform, hosted under Indo-Pacific Regional Information Sharing (IORIS) programme from 06th to 10th June at the Lighthouse Galley, Colombo.


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SLCG facilitates five day long Oil Spill Response Workshop

The inaugural ceremony of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) facilitated five day long ‘Oil Spill Response Workshop and Exercise’ was held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo today (Jun 6).


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SL Air Force wins laurels at National Lifesaving Championship 2021/2022

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) men’s and women’s teams emerged victorious at the recently held 70th National Lifesaving Championship – 2021/2022.


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SLN sets up two RO Plants at Aranthalawa and Galewela

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) continuing its community welfare oriented services set up two Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plants at Aranthalawa International Buddhist Centre and Ihala Diggala Primary School in Galewela recently.


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Navy contingent leaves the island for RIMPAC 2022

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) contingent which is expected to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2022, hosted by the US Pacific Fleet, left for Australia from the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (04th June 2022) by a special flight arranged by Royal Australian Air Force. The SLN contingent comprises 50 naval personnel including both officers and sailors.


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Army and Air Force jointly conducted ‘Cast Master’ Course at Nayaru

Sri Lanka Army’s Special Forces in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Air Force conducted the ‘Cast Master’ course at Special Forces Combat Diving School, Nayaru, and Mullaittivu recently.


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Army-built house in Uyilankulam vested in a needy family

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops built a house for a needy family in Uyilankulam as one more CIMIC project of the SLA and vested in the family recently.


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Army assists flood affected people

Sri Lank Army troops of 12 Sri Lanka Engineers in quick response sprang into action to facilitate safe passage and evacuation of GCE (O/L) candidates trapped in swelling flood waters at some places.


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A robust Defence Policy is essential – Defence Secretary

For a country to define the realisation of its goals towards National Security, a robust Defence Policy addressing both effectiveness and accountability is essential for the acceptability of security apparatus in the country and the protection of its people and interests said the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne today (June 2).


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New Army Commander meets Defence Secretary

The newlu appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage paid a courtesy call on the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (June 02).

 


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CDS presents ‘Storm of Warriors’ to Defence Secretary

Chief of Defence Staff General Shavendra Silva presented a special Coffee Table Book titled ‘Storm of Warriors’ to the Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, a short while ago (Jun 02).


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New Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage assumes duties

Lieutenant General H.L.V.M Liyanage assumed duties as the 24th Army Commander a short while ago (June 1) during a formal ceremony held at the Army Headquarters.


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NBRO issues landslide warning for several areas

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide early warnings to Colombo, Galle, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Matara, Nuwara Eliya and Rathnapura Districts which is valid until 4.30 p.m. today (June 01).