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Special statement issued by Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence categorically denies the information disseminating on social media platforms stating that incumbent Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva is holding the present appointment without legitimate service extension which is falsely fabricated in order to mislead the general public.


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SLAF launches the “AIR POWER DOCTRINE”

A vital and outstanding requirement was fulfilled under the direction of the Commander of the Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana through the launching of an “Air Power Doctrine” today (02 March 2022) at Southern Commander’s Office, SLAF Base Katunayake . This is the culmination of the efforts of professional board comprising expertise which was headed by the Chief of Staff, Air Vice Marshal Prasanna Payoe.


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Japanese naval ships arrive in Colombo

Two ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), ‘URAGA’ and ‘HIRADO’ arrived to Sri Lanka on 01st and 2nd (March) respectively. The ships which belong to the Minesweeper Division One of the JMSDF had arrived making a formal visit, reports Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) media.


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Sri Lanka Air Force turns 71

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is celebrating its 71st Anniversary today (Mar 02). The SLAF is having its anniversary celebrations at the Katunayake Air Force Base under the patronage of Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.


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Second FPC contingent for UNIFIL left for Lebanon

The second batch bound for UN Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon left the island on Sunday (Feb 27). According to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) media sources, this batch of FPC that includes 2 Officers and 48 Other Ranks is Sri Lanka Army’s 13th contingent of the Sri Lanka Force Protection Company (FPC).


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Indian Navy ship arrives at Trincomalee port

Indian Navy’s diving support vessel "INS Nireekshak" arrived at the Trincomalee port on Monday (Feb 28). Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) media says the visiting ship was accorded a traditional welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy upon its arrival.


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Visit of United Nations Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations to SLAF aviation contingent MINUSCA

The Sri Lanka Air Force Aviation Unit of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) had hosted the visit of United Nations Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, His Excellency Jean-Pierre Lacroix on his official visit to Sector East, (MINUSCA) on 25th February (2022), reports Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) media.


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Army weightlifters qualify for Commonwealth Games

Two weightlifters of the Sri Lanka Army won a Gold Medal and the Bronze Medal at the ongoing International Weightlifting Championship - 2022 in Singapore and qualified to represent the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.


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Army builds new house for a mullaittivu school girl

23 Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Troops to Build New House for School Girl.


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More electric tricycles donated to war veterans

A  program to award six electric tricycles and disability support kits to empower war heroes living in the North Western Province was held recently at Kurunegala Lichchavi Hall under the patronage of the Chairman,  Ranavru Seva Authority (RSA) Maj. Gen. Nandana Senadheera (Retd).


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SLCG releases 343 sea turtle hatchlings to sea

Coast Guard's Turtle Conservation Project releases 343 sea turtle hatchlings to sea


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157 'Maroon Berets' join Commando Regiment

A batch of 157 Commandos of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was adorned with their prestigious insignia and 'maroon berets' at Uva-Kudaoya Commando Regiment Training School (CRTS) yesterday (Feb 19) during a passing-out parade graced by Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva as the Chief Guest.


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The Inauguration Ceremony of in-ward facility for Oncology and Ophthalmology patients at the University Hospital

In-ward facility for Oncology and Ophthalmology patients (Ward 5B) at the University Hospital, Kotelawala Defence University, Werahera declared open by the Vice Chancellor of KDU Major General Milinda Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil on 15th February 2022 at 1130 AM.


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Two suspects held with Crystal Methamphetamine
worth over Rs. 6.5 million gross street value in Point Pedro

Sri Lanka Navy managed to apprehend two suspects with about 817g of Crystal Methamphetamine (ICE) during a search carried out in Nelliadi, Point Pedro on 14th February 2022.


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“SRSG commends SL troops Incredible Work” & “Excellent Professional Conduct”

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mr El-Ghassim Wane attended a formal Medal Parade held in recognition of the incredible work of the Sri Lankan Army's Combat Convoy Company (CCC) in Gao on Saturday (Feb 12).


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KDU signs agreement with La Jolla Institute USA

The Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) had signed an agreement with La Jolla Institute, USA to conduct collaborative research.


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Dry ration packs for needy Kilinochchi families

Sri Lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi yet again distributed a stock of dry ration packs to a group of needy families in the region recently. According to Army media, 42 deserving families living in Killinochchi were given dry ration packs at a programme held at the Kannan Church premises during the weekend (Feb 5).


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Army troops work to eradicate dengue in Jaffna

Sri Lanka Army troops in Jaffna conducted a 4-day long cleaning and awareness campaign covering Jaffna town area recently, in line with the National Dengue prevention programme of the health authorities.


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KDU implements MATLAB campus-wide license

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) has implemented the MATLAB campus-wide license recently in a bid to assist the students in their studies and the staff to undertake advanced simulations for high-end research projects.


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Navy apprehended Crystal Methamphetamine in Mannar

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) during an operation conducted at Erukkalampiddi, Mannar yesterday (Feb 04) with the assistance of Mannar Police nabbed about 01kg and 76g Methamphetamine (ICE) of more than Rs. 08 million street value.


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Army troops donate blood to Jaffna Teaching Hospital

Sri Lanka Army troops of the 55 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-Jaffna (SFHQ-J) donated blood to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Blood Bank recently in response to a request of the hospital for replenishment of blood stocks, needed for seriously ill patients.


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Minister of Justice Delivers a Lecture at NDC

Hon. M.U.M. Ali Sabry PC, the Minister of Justice was invited to deliver a lecture at the National Defence College on Thursday, 03 February 2022.


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Army medical teams provide booster during 'Vaccination Week'

Sri Lanka Army’s mobile medical teams have commenced the booster vaccination programme across the country during the current 'Vaccination Week' announced by the government.


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SLAF No 5 Fighter Squadron turns 31

The No 5 Fighter Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) celebrated its 31st anniversary on Tuesday (Feb 1).


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INSS discusses on “Combatting the Financing of Terrorism to Affirm National Security”

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS), held a Closed Door Round Table Discussion titled “Combatting the Financing of Terrorism to Affirm National Security” recently.  Discussions were held on a remote platform via ZOOM with top experts from security, intelligence and finance spheres in attendance.