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National reconciliation process needs support of all, but not brickbats - President

[August 18 2017]

President Maithripala Sirisena says the patronage that should be given for the government's task in building national reconciliation in the country, is to provide the full support of all while understanding the process, but not to throw brickbats.           

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Navy brings ashore critically ill fisherman

[August 20 2017]

Sri Lanka Navy rendered assistance to bring ashore a critically ill fisherman from a fishing trawler in the Southern seas today (20th Sunday, August).   

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777 Army deserters arrested during one day raid

[August 20 2017]

The Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) together with the Police carried out a combined island wide raid on Friday (18th August) to arrest Army personnel who are Absent Without Leave (AWOL) or had deserted their posts from respective formations around the country.   

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President appoints new Navy Commander

[August 18 2017]

Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy by President Maithripala Sirisena.   

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Mock War Game preceding 'Ex-Cormorant Strike' held

[August 18 2017]

A preceding War Game of the forthcoming 'Exercise Cormorant Strike VIII- 2017' was conducted on 10th and 11th (August) at the 4 Special Forces Battalion Headquarters in Monkey Bridge in Trincomalee.   

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Russian Defence Attaché meets Secretary

[August 17 2017]

The Military, Air and Naval Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Colonel Dmitry A Mikhaylovskiy made a call on to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry today (17th Thursday, August).   

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General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army calls on the Secretary

[August 17 2017]

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General P M Hariz paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises today (17th Thursday, August).  

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IOM official meets Secretary

[August 17 2017]

Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mr. Giuseppe Crocetti paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises today (17th, August 2017). 

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CDS pays courtesy call on the Secretary

[August 17 2017]

Chief of Defence Staff, General Crisanthe De Silva paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises today (17th Thursday, August).

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'Colombo Defence Seminar' to be held in August

[August 17 2017]

'Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends', will be the theme of the 7th 'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017'. The international defence conference is to be held for the seventh consecutive year at the Bandaranaike International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on the 28th and 29th of this month (August 2017).

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Ambassador of Norway meets Secretary

[August 16 2017]

The Ambassador of Norway in Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the ministry premises today (16th Wednesday, August 2017).

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ICRC Delegation meets Secretary

[August 16 2017]

A delegation of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry premises today (16th Wednesday, August 2017).

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Security forces release land to government and legitimate owners

[August 16 2017]

Five land plots in the extent of 2332 acres 01 rood and 25.2 perches that were used by Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) and other units were handed over to the government on Tuesday (15th August).

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Bangladesh NDC delegation visits Ministry

[August 15 2017]

The visiting Bangladeshi National Defence College (NDC) delegation visited the Ministry on Monday (14th, August).

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Army facilitates distribution of spectacles in Kilinochchi

[August 15 2017]

Sri lanka Army troops in Kilinochchi facilitated the donation of spectacles to people with visual impairments in the area recently. According to Army media, Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a programme at the Nelum Piyasa auditorium in Kilinochchi on Saturday (12th August) to provide 40 spectacles free of charge to people with visual impairments.

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Secretary inspects Akuregoda Defence Headquarters project [August 15 2017]

War Hero's family receives house under 'Api Wenuwen Api' project [August 12 2017]

Air Force shines at 4th South Asian Karate Championship [August 11 2017]

New Navy Hydrographic Office established [August 11 2017]

Navy facilities the repatriation of two local fishermen [August 10 2017]


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