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Secretary Defence graces 'Sri Lanka Youth Parliament'

[September 01 2014]

"Leaders must select right people to achieve their goal" said Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa addressing the 10th session of the Second Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, yesterday (31st August).

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Coast Guard assists coastal protection and management

[September 02 2014]

Sri Lanka Coast Guard conducted a two day coastal erosion prevention campaign in Ratmalana coastline recently (30th and 31st August). 

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Army provides relief measures in Drought-Hit Areas

[September 02 2014]

Over 200 families of long-drawn drought hit areas in Kalyanipura, Vavuniya received dry ration packs and drinking water bottles along with a special arrangement coordinated by the Army's 62 Division recently. 

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Business Community Join's with Army

[September 01 2014]

Security Force Jaffna (SF-J) has started a programme to empower NEET (not in Education, not in Employment, not in Training) people of Jaffna, the 25th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment arranged an awareness seminar for a group of youths to educate the job market on Shipping and Information Technology on Friday (29th August). 

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Ushering peace SL's cardinal achievement

Prof. GL Peiris

[September 01 2014]

Sri Lanka's cardinal achievement is the restoration of peace and stability for the benefit of all its people without any residue of violence, and it is fitting that the quality of this achievement against overwhelming odds is receiving due recognition from the international community, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris said in Bled, Republic of Slovenia. 

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Sri Lanka to begin own probe on war crime allegations soon

[September 01 2014]

Sri Lanka will soon begin a probe on alleged war crime violations parallel to the investigations conducted by the to Investigate Into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons. 

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Work on Colombo - Kandy leg of Northern Expressway to commence by year

[August 31 2014]

Construction work on the Colombo-Kandy section of the proposed Northern Expressway, one of the biggest road development projects in the country, will commence by the end of this year. 

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Sri Lankan military delegation visits the Philippines

[August 31 2014]

A military delegation from Sri Lanka comprising eighteen officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force led by the Commandant of the Defence Services and Staff College, Major General N.J. Walgama visited the Philippines on an overseas study tour from 13th to 23rd August 2014. 

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Nawalapitiya 'Army Searchlight Tattoo' Opened with Massive Crowds

[August 30 2014]

The year's second provincial 'Searchlight Tattoo' that showcases the exceptional assortment of exclusive skills of Army personnel was opened at Gampola - Nawalapitiya Jayathilake ground on Friday (29) afternoon by the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake. 

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Only 80 square kms left for demining

[August 30 2014]

Ninety eight percent of the total land area covered with landmines when terrorism ended in 2009 has been completely demined. 

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'Ranaviru Doo Daru' Educational Scholarships for children of War Heroes

[August 29 2014]

A group of children of Ranaviru families were awarded with 'Ranaviru Doo Daru' Educational Scholarships at a function held at the Ministry premises today (29Th August). 

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War hero families receive more assistance

[August 29 2014]

Further extending its noble services, Ranaviru Seva Authority (RSA) carried out a welfare programme in Badulla District under the instructions of Ranaviru Seva Authority Chairperson, Mrs. Padma Wettewa at the Badulla Town Hall auditorium recently (25th August). 

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Tamil language training for Tri Forces

[August 29 2014]

The Joint Services Language Training Centre established by former National Security Minister Lalith Athulathmudali in 1986 has provided Tamil language training to over 80 officers and 7,338 personnel of other ranks by 2014. 

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Pakistan Air Chief pays courtesy call to Secretary Defence 

[August 28 2014]

Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force paid a courtesy call to Secretary Defence and Urban Development, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (28th August) at the Ministry premises. 

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'RRS - IV' felicitation ceremony held

[August 28 2014]

A felicitation ceremony was held to appreciate the services extended by all the individuals those who contributed immensely to the success of the Ranaviru Real Star- Mission lV last evening (27th Aug) at the Waters Edge hotel in Battaramulla. 

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Admiral Colombage the Presidential Adviser on Maritime and Naval Hub

[August 28 2014]

Chairman of the Ceylon Shipping Corporation and Former Commander of the Navy, Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as the "Adviser to the President on Maritime and Naval Hub," with effect from 15th August 2014. 

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Army geared up for upcountry 'Searchlight Tattoo'

[August 28 2014]

Sri Lanka Army geared up for the 'Searchlight Tattoo' which will be staged in Gampola, beginning from 29th August. The formal inauguration ceremony will take place on Friday with the participation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake as the Chief Guest. 

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Kachchatheevu Island cannot be retrieved from SL: AG tells SC

[August 28 2014]

The Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday told the Indian Supreme Court that retrieval of Kachchatheevu Island from Sri Lanka was impossible. 

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Army Distribute Water Tanks to Drought-Hit Areas in Jaffna

[August 28 2014]

Security Force Jaffna further extended its assistance to people who are affected by long-drawn drought in the Jaffna peninsula providing water tanks on 26th August 2014. 

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Donation to Vazvaham Blind School 

[August 28 2014]

Ven. Dr. Karandatiyana Gunarathana Thero of Singapore along with Malaysian businessman Mr. Song donated Stationary Packs and sweets for 34 inmates in Vazvaham Blind School on 26th August 2014. 

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'Aluthgama rebuilding operations in progress'- Brigadier Wanigasooriya

[August 27 2014]

Making a statement, Director of the Media Centre of Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that 71 houses and 22 shops have been completely renovated and handed over to their owners which were severely damaged during the communal riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala last month. He made these comments during the weekly press briefing at the Media Centre today (27th August). 

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Pakistan Air Chief to visit Sri Lanka

[August 27 2014]

Speaking at the press briefing Air Force Spokesman Wing Commander PN De Costa said that Air Chief Marshal Thahir Rafique Butt, Commander of the Pakistan Air Force will arrive tonight for a three day visit to Sri Lanka. 

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New farmlands in Mullaitivu [August 27 2014]

Progress in Demining  [August 27 2014]

Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa visits Mihindu Seth Medura [August 27 2014]

'Ex- Cormorant Strike V - 2014' to Fly High Next Week [August 27 2014]

More rehabilitated LTTE cadres entrusted to relatives [August 26 2014]

 



 

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