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President hand over more houses for Meethotamulla victims

[April 26 2017]

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over the title deeds to another 65 victims of the Meethotamulla tragedy under the second phase of the programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, at the Ministry of Disaster Management Auditorium, yesterday (April 25). 

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[April 29 2017]

Sri Lanka Air Force received a fully equipped ambulance to use for internal urgent medical requirements and for disaster relief in country, in an event held at the Air Force Headquarters...     

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State Minister inaugurates white washing of Mihintale Dagoba

[April 28 2017]

State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended a series of religious events held at the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya in Anuradhapura today (28th Friday, April 2017).     

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Navy installs three RO Plants

[April 28 2017]

As a part of ongoing Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant installing project, Sri Lanka Navy installed 3 more RO Plants were declared open at Thuruwila Vidyalaya in Anuradhapura, Thambuththegama Central College and Alagalla in Vavuniya on Thursday (27th April 2017), states the navy media.    

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New house for War Hero's parents

[April 27 2017]

Sri Lanka Army gifted a newly build house to the parents of a War Hero who had made the supreme sacrifice during the humanitarian operations, on Wednesday (26th April).    

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INSSSL holds sixth Security Salon

[April 26 2017]

The Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka (INSSSL) held its sixth Security Salon at the Ministry of Defence, on Tuesday (25th April 2017).    

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President awards scholarships for children from War Hero families

[April 25 2017]

Total of 82 children from selected War Hero families received Education Scholarships under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena in a ceremony organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) at the Presidential Secretariat today (25th April 2017).    

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Meeting on release of North and East land held at the Ministry

[April 24 2017]

A meeting regarding the ongoing release of land in the North and East occupied by the armed forces was held at the Ministry today (24th Monday, April). The meeting was held under the patronage of Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Hon. of DM Swaminathan.   

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Army Troops Covers Meetotamulla garbage site with polythene

[April 24 2017]

In line with the continuous relief operations at the Meetotamulla garbage dump, Engineer troops of the Army covered the remaining garbage site with Polythene to ensure safety in the area on Saturday (22nd April 2017), states Army media sources.   

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Pakistan NDU delegation meets Secretary

[April 24 2017]

A delegation from the National Defence University (NDU) of Pakistan, led by Commodore Shahid Sohail Rao met the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the Ministry premises today (24th Monday, April 2017).  

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Oman Ambassador meets State Minister

[April 24 2017]

The Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to Sri Lanka HE Jumah Hamdan Hassan Al Shehhi paid a courtesy call on the State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the ministry premises today (24th Monday, April 2017).  

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New houses for Meethotamulla victims

[April 23 2017]

The first phase of the programme to provide houses for the displaced persons, whose houses were completely destroyed, due to the collapse of a section of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, was launched today (21) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and 30 families received new houses under the first phase . 

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'Jet Ski Championship-Navy Cup 2017' successfully held in Nuwara Eliya

[April 23 2017]

Sri Lanka Navy in collaboration with the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council successfully held the 'Jet Ski Championship-Navy Cup 2017' on the waters of Lake Gregory on Saturday (22rd April). 

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Army athletes to represent country at the Asian Athletic Championship

[April 22 2017]

Four Sri Lanka Army athletes have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 22nd Asian Athletic Championship in India. 

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Garbage disposal declared an essential service

[April 21 2017]

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed to issue an extraordinary gazette notification to declare garbage disposal as an essential service, with effect from midnight of April 20.

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Navy helps a critically ill fisherman

[April 21 2017]

Sri Lanka Navy had assisted to bring ashore a critically ill fisherman who had a heart attack onboard multiday fishing trawler "Gregory I" yesterday (20th Thursday, April 2017). 

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Awareness programme on RTI held at the Ministry

[April 20 2017]

An awareness programme was held at the Ministry to educate the staff of the Right To Information (RTI) act, today (20th Thursday, April). 

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Navy installs water treatment plant in Northern Island

[April 20 2017]

As a part of the community service project conducted by the Sri Lanka Navy, another Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant produced and installed by the Navy was ceremonially declared open at the St. Mary's Church in Kayts Island on Sunday (16th April 2017). 

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Houses for Meethotamulla victims from tomorrow [April 19 2017]

Traditional New Year gathering at the Ministry [April 19 2017]

Meetotamulla relief operations continue [April 18 2017]

President advice to officers not to worry about money and help Meethotamulla affected people [April 17 2017]

More than a thousand tri forces personnel involved in Meetotamulla relief operations [April 17 2017]


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