President arrives in New York

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York last evening (September 18) amidst tight security as the city suffered a major security threat with an explosive devise going off on the previous day injuring 29 persons. Read the Full Article

Army builds house to octogenarian mother

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Sri Lanka Army rendered assistance to build a house to an octogenarian mother in Welikanda recently. Read the Full Article

President leaves for New York to attend UNGA

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President Maithripala Sirisena left the country today (Sep. 18) to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York. Read the Full Article

Timely Action of the Troops Douse Kilinochchi Fire

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The sudden fire broke out at Central Market Kilinochchi town at around 09.15 pm on Friday (16) was brought under control within 2 hours by 57 Division troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) Read the Full Article

State Minister attends ‘Vehera Bimen Vehera Bimata Sadaham Charika’ religious programme

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State Minster of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended the 'Vehera Bimen Vehera Bimata Sadaham Charika' religious programme at the Sri Sumangalaramaya Temple in Talwatte on Friday (16th September). Read the Full Article

State Minister attends Emergency Ambulance Service launch in Gampaha

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State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended the free emergency ambulances handing over ceremony held at the Divisional Secretariat office in Gampaha yesterday (15th Thursday, September 2016). Read the Full Article

Preparations for ‘Exercise Cormorant Strike 2016′ final phase ready

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The combined military exercise of Sri Lanka armed forces "exercise Cormorant Strike 2016 has entered the final stages. Read the Full Article

Army veteran brings glory to the country at the Paralympics Games

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Sri Lanka Army's retired Corporal Dinesh Priyantha Herath won the Bronze Medal in the Javelin Throw event at the Rio Paralympic Games in Brazil. Read the Full Article

Navy installs Water Treatment (RO) Plant in Polpithigama

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Sri Lanka Navy had installed another water treatment (RO) plant under its community welfare project at Koruwewa Mahanama Maha Vidyalaya in Polpithigama. Read the Full Article

New Air Force Commander calls on Secretary

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Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy who assumed duties as the 16th Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force called on Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the ministry premises today (15th Thursday, September 2016). Read the Full Article

State Minister Wijewardene facilitates more assistance to Salawa residents

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State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended a function at Rajasinghe National School in Hanwella on Wednesday (14th September 2016) where residents of Salawa those who were affected by the army ammunition dump fire were gifted with valuable kitchen utensils. Read the Full Article

Artificial limbs for the differently able in Kilinochchi

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With a view to assist the differently able people in the Kilinochchi region, Sri Lanka Army facilitated a donation of artificial limbs recently. Read the Full Article

New Air Force Chief takes over command

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The outgoing Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala handed over the Command of the Sri Lanka Air Force to the Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy at a ceremony held at the Air Force Headquarters in Colombo today (14th Wednesday, September 2016). Read the Full Article

Secretary declares opens Sailor’s Married Quarters at Welisara Naval Base

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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi declared open the newly constructed Sailors' Married Quarters Block 'C' and 'D' at the Welisara Naval Base today (14th Wednesday , September 2016) Read the Full Article

First flag pinned on President, marking Flag Week of National Prisoners’ Day

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The first flag to launch the Flag Week to mark the National Prisoners' Day which falls on September 12, was pinned on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's Official Residence, today (13). Read the Full Article

MOD SVU organizes an alms-giving Programme

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A religious alms-giving programme organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) was held at the Sudarshana Meditation Centre in Yatiyana, Minuwangoda yesterday (13th Tuesday, September 2016). Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka Navy assists Holy Cross College in Kalpitiya

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Sri Lanka Navy rendered its assistance to renovate and reopen dilapidated Holy Cross College in Kalpitiya recently (11th Sunday September 2016). Read the Full Article

President Eid-Ul-Alha Message

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The festival of Hajj, also known as Eid-Ul-Alha symbolizes the noble human values and the ideals of sacrifice that left a deep and significant impression in the historic Muslim legend. Read the Full Article

Cormorant Strike phase held in Tincomalee

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The 'Cormorant Strike - 2016', annual joint military exercise of the Sri Lanka armed forces successfully concluded one of its phase at the Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee recently (8-10th September 2016). Read the Full Article

Underwater UXO recovery training in Trincomalee

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US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 conducted an Unexploded Explosive Ordinance recovery training for Sri Lankan counterparts in Trincomalee recently (22nd August - 8th September 2016). Read the Full Article

Underwater UXO recovery training comes to an end in Trincomalee

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The Underwater Unexploded Explosive Ordinance recovery training conducted for the Sri Lanka Navy Divers by the members of US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5, came to an end in Trincomalee on 08th September 2016. Read the Full Article

Cormorant Strike phase in Tincomalee held

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The 'Cormorant Strike - 2016', annual joint military exercise of the Sri Lanka armed forces successfully concluded one of its phase at the Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee recently (8-10th September 2016). Read the Full Article

‘Exercise - ‘Cormorant Strike VII’ in progress in the East

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'Exercise - 'Cormorant Strike VII, Sri Lanka Army's Field Training Exercise (FTX) which began last Sunday (04th September) with the participation of more than 3400 troops is now engaged in maneuvers in the Verugal area in the Eastern region. Read the Full Article

President graces a “Drug Free Country” National Programme in Jaffna

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President Maithripala Sirisena attended as the chief guest of the "Drug Free Country" National Drug Prevention Program, held at the Duraiappa Stadium in Jaffna, on Friday (09th September 2016). Read the Full Article

UN Peace Keeping Defence Ministerial conference

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State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene is in London leading the local delegation to the UN Peace Keeping Defence Ministerial: London 2016 conference. Read the Full Article