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Russian Army delegation arrives to observe de-mining programme

A four member Russian military delegation led by Lieutenant General Yuri Mikhailovich Stavitsky, Chief of Engineering Troops of the Armed Forces in the Russian Federation arrived in the island on a four day visit yesterday (23).


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Alms-giving held at ‘Sandahiru Stupa’ premises to invoke blessings on war heroes

Following the unveiling of Sandahiru Stupa Pinnacle on 18 Nov, an alms-giving ceremony (Sangagatha Dakshinawa) was held at the venue yesterday (Nov 19).


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Navy takes hold of over 1437kg of smuggled dried turmeric in Mannar

The Navy took hold of over 1437kg of smuggled dried turmeric, during special operations conducted in the sea area of Vankalipadu and beach area of Thalvupadu in Mannar on 17th and 18th November 2021. The operations also led to the apprehension of 03 suspects and a dinghy used for this smuggling attempt.


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Oddusuddan Schools receive Army-installed RO plants

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) installed three Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification Plants in three school compounds in the Oddusuddan area recently, fulfilling the students drinking water requirements.


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Army troops-built house vested in a needy family

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) further expanding its community-oriented projects constructed a house for a needy family in Kidapidichchikulam, Naddankandal and vested in the family recently.


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Army assists to uplift livelihood of backward community in Mullaithivu

Sri Lanka Army troops in a bid to uplift the living standards of the people in the region recently released 75,000 fingerlings to the Pilamanthallaru tank in Mullaittivu, the Army media reports.


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M2C Produces its Third Batch of 22 Retired & Serving Officers for Civil Administration

"Military to Corporate Transformation Capsule', the third batch of 22 retired and serving officers, comprising of Major Generals, Brigadiers, Rear Admirals and Commodores / Air Commodores took the salute this evening (14) in a fitting finale before sun-set at the Water's Edge, with Foreign Secretary Admiral (Prof) Jayanath Colombage as the Chief Guest.


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Navy nabs Rs. 24 million worth of ICE with 3 suspects

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed Rs. 24 million worth of ICE (Crystal Methamphetamine) along with 3 suspects during a special operation conducted at seas off the Sandbanks in Talaimannar yesterday (Nov 15).


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SRIMED Level- 2 Hospital Management in South Sudan (UNMISS) comes under praise

The SRIMED Level-2 Hospital in South Sudan managed by the 7th Sri Lankan contingent has come under praise during an evaluation review conducted recently. According to Army media, the Hospital Evaluation Assessment of the Field HQ of the UN Mission in South Sudan has lauded the medical facility situated in BOR, South Sudan during its review.


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Army renovated Ihalapalugaswewa tank

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops renovated and attended to desilting work of the Ihalapalugaswewa Tank in Galgamuwa recently and formally handed it over to the authorities.


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Army, NBRO and DMC officials inspect Kadugannawa earth-slips

Sri Lanka Army troops, together with National Building Research Organization (NBRO) and Disaster Management Centre (DMC) officials inspected the earth-slips reported in the Kadugannawa area on Thursday (Nov 11).


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Army continues with flood relief activities

With the inclement weather showing no signs of improvement most parts of the country is experiencing heavy rainfall.  A large number of people have been affected by floods, mudslides and landslides.


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Completed phases of Kanugahawewa model village vested in public

Completed phases of the Kanugahawewa model village vested in public by the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) recently.


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VBSS Course for regional and local law enforcement agencies

The inaugural ceremony of the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Course was held at the Weligambay Villas Resort, Mirissa recently (Nov 8).


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MIR Troops Rehearse 30 mm Canon Firing at Kalpitiya

The Mechanized Infantry Regiment (MIR) troops conducted its Field Firing sessions during 27 - 28 October 2021 at Kalpitiya Air Force Field Firing Range after absence of 7 years.


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Army troops provide relief for flood affected people

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops braving continuous downpour commenced evacuation, rescue and relief operations in worst-hit areas while providing humanitarian assistance to flood affected people during the inclement weather in the country.


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SLAF unveils the pinnacle of Kanugahawewa Abinawaramaya Temple

The Pinnacle unveiling of Abinawaramaya Temple in Kanugahawewa, Kebithigollewa took place at the auspicious time under the patronage of Sri Lanka Air force (SLAF) recently.


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SLN removes debris clogged in Gin Ganga

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) cleared debris collected under the narrow bridges of Mulkada, Agaliya and Dodangoda of Gin Ganga in Galle during the showery condition in a bid to prevent potential floods in the region.


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Sandahiru Stupa opening scheduled on Nov 18 – Defence Secretary

Sandahiru Seya will be vested on Venerable Maha Sanga while opening the sacred site for devotees on November 18, 2021, said the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (Nov 07).


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Indian Air Force Delivers Nano Nitrogen Fertilizer Consignment To Sri Lanka

On the instruction of the President, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana contacted the Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari by telephone in order to arrange the immediate air freight of the second consignment of Nano Nitrogen Fertilizer from India to Sri Lanka. As a materialization of this endeavor, two C-17 Globemaster aircraft belonging to the Indian Air Force landed at the Bandaranayake International Airport during the early hours of today (04 November 2021).


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KDU Becomes the Co-Host for 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) for 2022

KDU has been invited to become the co-host of 25th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), heads of Defence Universities, Colleges, Institutions meeting (HDUCIM), which is to be held in September 2022 in Malaysia.


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UNODC-sponsored VBSS Instructor Course begins at Mirissa

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) commenced a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Instructor Course for Sri Lanka Navy and SLCG personnel recently at Weligambay Villas Resort, Mirissa.


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Troops gift house to deserving family

Continuing its Social Responsibility initiatives the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has yet again gifted a newly built house to a deserving family in Minneriya.


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Coast Guard trains Navy Marines on RHIB handling

A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) handling training programme for Sri Lanka Navy Marines was conducted by the Advanced Training Center (ATC) of the Sri Lanka Coast (SLCG) recently.


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Administering of Booster Dose against COVID-19 Begins from Colombo Army Hospital

The national vaccination drive, spearheaded by members of the armed forces as recommended by the Ministry of Health, commenced one more progressive phase on Monday (1) by providing the 3rd dose or the booster dose to frontline health workers including tri-service men, Policemen, health and tourism sector personnel and other selected front liners.