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SL Navy’s “Ranarisi” brings ashore sick fisherman

A fisherman who had fallen sick while at sea was brought ashore for treatment by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) last evening (15 May). According to SLN media, the fisherman on board the local multiday fishing trawler ‘Sindur 04’ was at sea off the eastern coast when he had suddenly fallen ill and was in need of medical attention.


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President's Vesak Day Message

The Buddhists in Sri Lanka, together with fellow Buddhist brethren the world over, perform charitable activities including Amisa Pooja and Prathipaththi Pooja, to celebrate the Vesak, the most important day in Buddhist Calendar.


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Navy relief teams deployed to face possible flooding as rains continue

With the Met. Department forecasting the prevailing wet weather to continue further Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has deployed 10 relief teams in several areas in the Western and Southern Provinces to face any eventualities.


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Heavy showers above 150 mm to South Western part - Met Dept

The prevailing showery condition in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts is expected to continue further.


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Army troops in Mannar donate blood

Sri Lanka Army troops during a blood donation campaign inside the Mathota Rajamaha Viharaya in Mannar recently donated blood in response to a request of the hospital authorities.


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NBRO issues land slide early warnings

National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued land slide early warnings to several districts today (May 12).

 


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Elephant fence to protect Kanugahawewa Model Village

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) vested a recently constructed 14 kilometre-long elephant fence on the Kanugahawewa Model Village residents on May 10.


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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).