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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).


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Educational seminar for Eastern students

Sri Lanka Army troops in the Eastern region conducted an educational seminar for students sitting for the G.C.E Ordinary Level exam, last week. According to Army media, the seminar, organized by the Security Force Headquarters - East (SFHQ-E), was held at the Pearl Grand Reception Hall in Muttur, last Wednesday (20).


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Secretary Chairs Meeting with Police Traffic Division

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, chaired a special meeting with senior officers of the Police Traffic Division at the Ministry, today (22 November 2019).


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Large numbers of G.C.E. Ordinary Level students attend Army organized educational seminars

A large number of students in Kilinochchi were benefitted by a Sri Lanka Army organized series of educational seminars recently. According to Army media, the seminars were organized by the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi for the students who would be sitting the G.C.E. O/L exam in December (2019).


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Gallantry in the Air Recognized

His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces conferred medals of gallantry to 14 Air Warriors  including the Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Sumangala Dias during a colourful ceremony held today (11 November 2019) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.


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School students educated on water safety

The Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted another water safety awareness programme for the students of the Tamil Maha Vidyalaya in Dehiwala, recently.


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Compensation for two Army UN Peacekeepers killed in Mali handed over to their families

Compensations for the two Sri Lanka Army Peacekeepers who laid down their lives while on duty in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in January, (25) this year, were presented to their families at the Army Headquarters, on Tuesday (05 November).


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Police places two robots for drugs and explosives detection at Katunayake International Airport

The Police Narcotics Bureau has deployed two new robots at the Katunayake International Airport for the first time in its history.