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Secretary Defence addresses 'Putrajaya Forum 2014' in Malaysia

[April 16 2014]

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia.

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INTERNATIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

RESETTLEMENT

 UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo says UK has 'sexist culture'  

 

Lanka Fastest Next to China - UK FT  

 

Harmony Centre to bridge North and South

SL Tamil issue takes a back seat in Indian election campaign - The Hindu

[April 17 2014]

The Sri Lankan Tamils issue appears to have taken a back seat in the campaign for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu, much to the disappointment of pro-Tamil groups in the State.

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Canada's decision to use Commonwealth funds as a political tool is regrettable - MEA

[April 16 2014]

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Tuesday that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable.

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Minister Samarasinghe on troops in North

We Told you so

[April 16 2014]

Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has underscored the need to retain military presence in the Northern region citing what transpired last Friday.

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Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds

[April 16 2014]

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Tuesday expressed disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth over Sri Lanka's human rights situation but looked forward to the resumption of the contributions.

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Coordinated approach for counseling and psychosocial support for conflict-affected persons

[April 12 2014]

Counseling programmes for conflict-affected persons in the North and East have been further consolidated by adopting a coordinated and comprehensive approach.

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Financial donation to Hasalaka Gamini's mother

[April 12 2014]

The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd granted financial donation to the mother of Hasalaka War Hero, Gamini Kularathna fondly called Hasalaka Gamini, as a tribute for sacrificing his life to save an Army camp in 1991.

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Attempted resurgence of the LTTE and the incident in the jungle off Padaviya

[April 11 2014]

An attempt for resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka surfaced in general area Pallai in the Jaffna Peninsula calling for launching another phase of the LTTE struggle for a separate state.

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'Balumgala' Radio programme reveals flow of LTTE Diaspora funds

[April 11 2014]

"Balumgala" the popular radio show of 'Neth FM' in a recent segment revealed how the Diaspora manipulates the law and the prison system in Sri Lanka using remnants of LTTE..

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The Office of the Chief of Defence Staff Celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year

[April 11 2014]

The staff of the office of the Chief of Defence Staff celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year with a grand "Avurudu Uthsawaya" on 10 April 2014.

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Navy 'Avurudhu Pola' at Welisara

[April 11 2014]

The annual 'Avurudhu Pola' (New Year Trade Fair) organized by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka Navy was declared opened by the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit (SVU) of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa at the Naval complex in Welisara today (11 April).

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Army organizes New Year festival for Tamil People in North

[April 11 2014]

A New Year festival was organized for the Tamil people in Wellamulliwaikkal by the troops serving under 68 Division of Sri Lanka Army on 06th April. It was organized in view of the Sinhala and Hindu New Year that falls on 14th of this month.

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General Mahmood Meets Jaffna Commander

[April 11 2014]

The Pakistani military delegation led by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), of Pakistan called on Commander Security Force Jaffna Major General Udaya Perera yesterday (10th April).

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UNHRC probe attempt on Sri Lanka is beyond its mandate - Indian Foreign Secretary

[April 10 2014]

India said that what the UN Human Rights Council was trying to do on the Sri Lankan issue through the resolution adopted recently was beyond its mandate.

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Strengthening friendly relations via Sports

[April 10 2014]

Fostering coexistence and mutual understanding couple of friendly cricket matches were played between the University of Jaffna Students and the Security Forces personnel at the University grounds recently.

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Secretary Defence pays last respects to late Most Ven. Kalutara Sri Dhammanandabidhana Nayaka Thero

[April 09 2014]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid last respects to late Most Ven. Kalutara Sri Dhammanandabidhana Nayaka Thero at Daham Medura Viharaya in Buddangala, Ampara today (09th April).

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Shocking failure to examine UN role in LTTE human shield

[April 09 2014]

The report of United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon's Panel of Experts (PoE) on Accountability in Sri Lanka called for a comprehensive review of actions by the United Nations system during the war in Sri Lanka as well as the aftermath.

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'Hela Viru Rasa Udana-2014'- Food Festival at Nuwara Eliya

[April 09 2014]

'Hela Viru Rasa Udana-2014', a food festival organized by the Sri Lanka Army will be held from 15th to 22nd of April in Nuwara-Eliya.

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'Tempest Express - 24' Concludes

[April 09 2014]

The closing ceremony of the Multinational Planning Augmentation Team (MPAT) 'Tempest Express - 24' was held at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo today (09th April).

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Secretary Defence attends Carlton Pre-School 'Avurudu Ulela' 

[April 08 2014]

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa graced the 'Avurudu Ulela' (New Year celebration) of the Carlton Pre-School as chief guest, today (08th April).

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Pakistan's CJCSC Gen. Rashad Meets Secretary Defence

[April 08 2014]

The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, General Geral Rashad Mahamood NI (M) paid a courtesy call on Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (8th April) at the Ministry premises.

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General Rashad mahmood calls on CDS

[April 08 2014]

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan who arrived in Colombo on a five day goodwill visit paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya today (08th April).

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Jaffna celebrates 'New Year 2014'

[April 08 2014]

Jaffna mass celebrated the Sinhala and Hindu New Year 2014 giving prominence to traditional customs at the Durayappah Stadium last Saturday (5th April). Welcoming the New Year, the grand celebration was organized by the troops in collaboration with the District Secretariat and Police in Jaffna.

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Tourist arrivals up by 17.5 percent in March

[April 08 2014]

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose by 17.5 percent in March this year compared to the same period in 2013, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed.

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Parents of War Hero receive new house

[April 07 2014]

The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development donated a newly constructed house to a family of a veteran War Hero of the Sri Lanka Army at a function held at Deniyaya today (07th April).

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Minister of public Security in Vietnam Calls on Secretary Defence

[April 07 2014]

A delegation led by Minister of Public Security in Vietnam General Tran Dai Quang called on Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the ministry premises today (07th April).

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Soldiers' Bicycle tour, forerunner to the Jaffna New Year Festival

[April 07 2014]

Coinciding the Sinhala and Hindu New Year Festival 2014 to be held in Jaffna, Security Force - Jaffna (SF - J) organized a bicycle tour on March 30th.

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Serving the people

[April 07 2014]

Extending support towards the wellbeing of the Tamil community in the North, Sri Lanka Army organized two medical clinics at Urumpirai and Kolombuthurai in Jaffna recreantly.

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World Conference On Youth - 2014: 29 days more

[April 07 2014]

A series of side events, parallel events and an exhibition have been facilitated at the BMICH premises alongside the 'World Conference On Youth -2014' from May 6-10, International Youth Task Force Co-Chair and National Youth Services Council Working Director Milinda Rajapaksha said.

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Ministry of Defence celebrated Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2014

[April 05 2014]

The Ministry of Defence and Urban Development too rejoices the celebrations and warmly welcomes the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2014.

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Presidential Secretariat celebrates New Year

[April 05 2014]

Presidential Secretariat celebrated the New Year for the 9th consecutive time at the Police Park in Bambalapitiya today (5th April)..

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Northern fisheries boosts in leaps and bounds

[April 05 2014]

The seven percent contribution to the National Fish Production by the Northern Province at the end of the 30 year war has increased to 21 percent due to the facilities provided for the Northern Fisheries by the government, said Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.

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Big development in Jaffna - Singapore FM

[April 05 2014]

Visiting Singaporean Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam yesterday said that the Northern Province has seen massive development during the past two years.

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Army provides limitless wefare measures for Eastern mass [April 05 2014]

SLN's First Ever Biggest Naval Exercise "TRINEX" concludes successfully [April 05 2014]

New Year Fair of the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya held [April 05 2014]

Over 100 families received houses in Mullaithivu [April 04 2014]

Delegation of Oman Staff College meets Secretary Defence [April 04 2014]

 



 

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