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Working towards making Sri Lanka free from drowning

The Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) continues to share commitments to improve public safety in and around waterfronts to make Sri Lanka free from drowning. Our work especially in the area of coastal drowning prevention and surf safety is only made possible by the passion and professionalism of Coast Guard Life Savers who are trained from Life Saving Training School (LSTS). The situation that prevailed in 2021 was not much conducive for beachgoers; however, with the successful progress of the vaccination process of the government, the people were freed steadily from the grip of COVID-19. Eventually, beaches have been started to outpour by locals and foreign nationals, showing a positive sign of restoring the tourism industry.


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SLN nabs cannabis worth over Rs. 26 million with 05 suspects

The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) during a special raid conducted in Suhandipuram, Pudukuduirippu in Mullaitivu has recovered a haul of cannabis worth 26 million rupees and nabbed five suspects yesterday (Dec 30).


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First Group of 8th SLA contingent leaves to serve UNMISS Bound South Sudan

The first group of the 8th Army contingent of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) left to serve United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in South Sudan’s Level-2 Hospital (UNMISS) today (Dec 29).


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Army-built house vested in a needy family in Batticaloa

Sri Lanka Army-constructed new house was vested in a needy family of Mrs A M Nandani in Mangalagama, Keviliyamadu in Batticaloa recently during a house warming ceremony graced by Commander Security Forces - East Maj. Gen. Lal Chandrasiri.


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Navy continues its environment protection initiatives

About 1200 plants including mangroves were planted along the Panama lagoon and the adjoining areas by Naval troops during a tree planting campaign carried out on Monday (Dec 27).


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Army to cultivate coconut in 200 acres in Kuttigala

Sri Lanka Army General Service Corps (SLAGSC) detachment in Kuttigala launched its 2nd stage of the Coconut Cultivation Project by planting saplings in an extent of 200 acres.


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Rwanda and Kotelawala Defence University sign MOU

The Republic of Rwanda has renewed a MOU with the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) to admit suitably qualified Rwandan students into KDU’s degree programmes.


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7th UNMISS contingent in South Sudan completes its tenure

The 7th UNMISS contingent at SRIMED Level 2 UN Hospital in Bor, South Sudan marking its successful completion of the one-year mission in the UN presented a military parade to its Contingent Commander recently before arriving in Sri Lanka.


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KDU opens Geospatial Laboratory to facilitate Spatial Sciences

A fully-fledged Geospatial Laboratory was declared open for the Department of Spatial Sciences of the Faculty of Built Environment and Spatial Sciences of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) at the Southern Campus, Sooriyawewa recently.


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SLN renovates computer laboratory of Howpe Maha Vidyalaya

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN)- renovated computer laboratory of Howpe Maha Vidyalaya was handed over to the School authorities recently.


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SLAF women’s team wins 69th National Life Saving Championship

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) women’s team won the 69th National Lifesaving Championship organized by the Sir Lanka Lifesaving Association at the Lifesaving Headquarters in Mount Lavinia recently (Dec 18).


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Air Force hands over aircraft to Moratuwa University

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has hand over a Mig-27 aircraft to the Moratuwa University. SLAF media reports, the aircraft was presented to the Moratuwa University with the view to strengthen the longstanding partnership between the Sri Lanka Air Force and the University of Moratuwa.


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SLN plants 100,000 mangrove saplings

Sri Lanka Navy commenced planting of over 100,000 mangrove saplings along the lagoon area from Chilaw to Malwathu Oya covering estuaries and banks, last Saturday (Dec 18).


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Army Officer Career Development Centre renamed as ‘Army War College

Sri Lanka Army’s Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) in Buttala has been renamed as the 'Army War College'.


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PNS ‘Tughril’ departs island after successful naval exercise

The Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) ‘Tughril’ which arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit on 13th December 2021, set sail from the island after a successful naval exercise with Sri Lanka Navy on 16th December.


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Navy-manufactured thalassemia infusion systems handed over to Ministry of Health

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne handed over Navy-manufactured thalassemia infusion systems to the Ministry of Health, during a simple ceremony held at the Navy Headquarters today (15th December 2021).


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SL troops at UNIFIL honoured with medals

Sri Lankan (SL) contingent in Lebanon was honoured with medals during the Medal Parade of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) recently at its Headquarters in Naqoura for the exemplary dedication of SL troops.


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Foreign fishing vessel held with heroin valued at over Rs. 2509 million street value and its suspects brought ashore

A special operation mounted by the Navy in international waters south of Sri Lanka recently, led to intercept a fishing vessel of foreign origin carrying about 250kg and 996g (including packages) of heroin with 06 suspects. The consignment of illegal drugs valued at over Rs. 2509 million street value and the 06 foreign suspects were brought to the port of Colombo this morning (15th December) by Sri Lanka Navy. Defence Secretary, General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne and Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne were also present at the Colombo harbour to inspect the apprehended haul of narcotics.


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Air Force weightlifters shine at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021

Two Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) weightlifters managed to put the country’s name among the Medal Tally at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan recently.


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Army in Mullaittivu reaches out to the needy

Army troops under Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu carried out a series of humanitarian and community oriented projects aimed at enhancing the living standards of low-income group families in the region.


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Navy sails to victory at National Sailing Championship - 2021

Proving their superiority in the sailing arena the Sri Lanka Navy Sailing Club clinched the National Sailing Championship - 2021 title. According to Navy media, the championship event organized by the Yachting Association of Sri Lanka (YASL) and the National Olympic Committee (NOC) was held at the Bolgoda lake recently (Dec 10 & 11).


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Kallady to Kattankudy beach area cleaned

Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Police and the National Cadet Corps personnel together with the civil community recently cleaned the beach from Kallady to Kattankudy covering about 4 km in length.


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Navy apprehends foreign fishing vessel with about 250 kilos of drugs in international waters

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) during a special raid nabbed a large consignment of drugs along with six foreign suspects onboard a foreign fishing vessel in the International waters.


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War Heroes to receive electric motorcycles

Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) initiated a programme to donate 55 hand-operated electrically charged motorcycles to selected differently able war heroes based on their disability percentage.


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CDS leaves to attend funeral of Gen. Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva left for New Delhi, today morning (Dec 10) to attend the military funeral of India’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat who was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday (08) along with his wife and 11 others, including military officers, Army media sources state.