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Progress of ‘Sandahiru Seya’ project reviewed

Construction work of ‘Sandahiru Seya’ is to be expedited with added labour in keeping with professional standards on instructions of Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne.


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Sinhala- English Dictionary presented to Defence Secretary

The Sinhala- English Dictionary compiled by Buddhadasa Hewage was presented to Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne during a function held at the Ministry today (12).


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Army facilitates PMB to buy over 3.2 m kilos of paddy worth Rs. 163.4m

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has facilitated the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) to purchase over 3,268,600 kilos of paddy worth of over Rs. 163,430,000 during last two weeks.


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No space for extremism to thrive in the country- President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured that the government would not leave space for any extremist organisation, which propagates terrorism, to function in the country.


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Army busts an organised Kerala ganja racket during 12-hour search operation

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has detected 24 kilos of Kerala ganja and 99.5 ft of satin wood during its 12-hour special search operation, which concluded in the morning, today.


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'Police Grievance Day' to resolve Police and public issues

The Police Grievance Day to find solutions to public complaints on Police and pending administrative issues and problems among Police personnel will be held at the Suhurupaya in Battaramulla on January 29.


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Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris assumed duties as VC of KDU

Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris RWP RSP USP LOM ndc psc MPhil(Ind) PGDM, who is an eminent senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army, assumed duties as the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on January 16, 2020.


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A book titled ‘Sundala Purnika’ presented to the Defence Secretary

‘Sundala Purnika’ a novel authored by Asha Maduthisaru was presented to Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne during a function held at the Ministry premises today (13).


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STF sets up a special operations unit to ensure national security

A special operations unit, which functions 24-hours,  has been established at the Police Special Task Force (STF) Headquarters to ensure national security and public order  with immediate effect.


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SLAF plane crash : Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court orders Government Analyst to submit findings

The Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court has ordered the Government Analyst, the Civil Aviation Authority and the Department of Meteorology to produce their findings related to the aircraft crash that killed four airmen of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) this morning.


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SLAF Aircraft crashed in Haputale

A light transport aircraft of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) crashed into an area close to Haputale this morning (3 Jan).

 


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Maj. Gen. (Retd) Sudantha Ranasinghe new Director General of Disaster Management Centre

Maj. Gen. (Retd) Sudantha Ranasinghe has been appointed as the Director General of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).


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Over 175 illegal immigrants nabbed by Navy in 2019

With a sharp increase in Sri Lankan illegal migrants to Australia and New Zealand in 2019, Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has strengthened its surveillance operations with the support of the Sri Lanka Air force (SLAF) and the Australia’s Operations Sovereign Borders (AOSB).


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Tri-forces and Police work collectively to ensure security - Acting CDS Lt.Gen. Shavendra Silva

Acting Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva pledged to ensure security of the country and its people to the maximum in compliance with the vision of the President and Commander in Chief of armed forces Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


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Defence Secretary reviews welfare initiatives for retired War Heroes

Another round of discussion was held at the Defence Ministry presided by the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne on Monday (30) evening  to review the progress of the ongoing welfare programmes initiated to uplift the living standards of the retired Tri-Forces personnel.


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Defence Ministry Seva Vanitha Unit presents school gifts packs for employees children

More than 500 children of Defence Ministry employees were presented with gift packs of school books, bags and gift vouchers for shoes during a ceremony held today (30) at the Ministry auditorium.

 


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Army Para Games showcase exceptional talents of soldiers

Over 700 differently able soldiers representing 11 regiments of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will compete for honours at the 22nd Army Para Games 2019 which got off the ground on Friday (27) at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.


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Jaffna troops celebrate Christmas with needy children

One hundred bicycles were donated to deserving children in the Jaffna region during an Army initiated programme held in view of the Christmas celebration, recently (24).


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Sri Lankans commemorate 15th anniversary of Boxing Day Tsunami

Today marks the 15th anniversary since the Boxing Day Tsunami devastated the coastal regions of the island in 2004.


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Indian Navy Chief joined to clean Sandy Bay beach in Trinco

Indian Navy Commander Admiral Karambir Singh with Commander Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva took time off to clean the Sandy Bay beach area in Trincomalee, yesterday (22nd December 2019).


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HE the President Promotes 63 Senior Officers to Next Rank on Commander’s Recommendations

HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence and recommendations of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva has promoted a total of 63 Senior Officers to their respective next ranks, retrospectively, one of the largest segment of promotions, made in recent times, a communiqué of the Military Secretariat Branch announced this evening (16).


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'Exercise Mitra Shakthi' Nears Culmination

Troops of both Indian Army and Sri Lankan Army, now on the verge of culminating their joint, 'Exercise-Mitra Shakthi' at Shivaneri demonstration village in Pune, India rehearsed final operational tasks with focus on general strategic planning.

 


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Police launch special programme to prevent road accidents in Kilinochchi

A special programme to mark luminous sticker on bicycles and tractors to make them more visible at night was carried out by the Sri Lanka Police in Kilinochchi on Tuesday (10 December).


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Japanese maritime ship 'Harusame' on a three-day goodwill mission in SL

Making a three-day goodwill visit, the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship “DD-102 Harusame” arrived to Sri Lanka, today (10 December).


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Sri Lanka Navy celebrates 69th Anniversary

Sri Lanka Navy celebrates its 69th anniversary with great pride as the first defenders to the motherland Today, (09th December).