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Asian enterprise is a key driver in global economic development – President at Boao Forum

[March 29 2015]

Today Asian enterprise is a key driver in global economic development as Asian economies continue to grow and they have also become more complex and more integrated with each other and with the rest of the world, said President Maithripala Sirisena, in his speech at the Opening Plenary of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015, today (March 28). 

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Buhari ahead in tight Nigeria election

Govt launches two housing projects to provide houses for 50,000 families

Australia grants Rs 10 m for sanitation facilities in resettled villages in Mannar

Navy Chief opens Admiral Panteleev's photo exhibition

[April 01 2015]

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera declared open the photo exhibition titled "Soviet Navy and the Great Victory over fascism in Second World War" held by the visiting Russian naval ship "Admiral Panteleev" on 30th March 2015.  

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Seva Vanitha Chairperson visits Ranaviru Sevana

[March 31 2015]

The new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Mrs. S Basnayake exchanged pleasantries with the differently-able valiant war heroes while making her first official visit to the Ranaviru Sevana in Ragama today (31st Mar).  

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Army Troops Join Hands to Fight Against Dengue Epidemic

[March 31 2015]

Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West), at the request of Health Ministry, is currently conducting a Dengue Prevention Program in Colombo, Matara, Rathnapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Puttalam districts with the participation of more than 400 troops serving SFHQ-West.  

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Sri Lanka Navy conducts naval exercise with Indian Navy off Trincomalee

[March 31 2015]

On completion of their three-day visit, the Indian Naval Ships "TIR", "KESARI", "SUDARSHANI" and Indian Coast Guard Ship "VARUNA" joined with four Sri Lankan Naval Ships and six Fast Attack Craft in the seas off Trincomalee for a combined three-hour naval exercise in the morning hours on 30th March 2015.  

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One thousand acres for Jaffna resettlement

[March 30 2015]

An extent of 1,000 acres is to be released for the resettlement of the people in the Jaffna District by April and the Security Forces are exploring possibilities of releasing more land for resettlement in the district. 

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Secretary of Defence graces Navy Passing out Parade

[March 29 2015]

The Passing out Parade of the 28th and 29th Intakes of the Kotelawela Defence University (KDU) was held at the main Parade Ground of the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA) in Trincomalee yesterday evening (28th March 2015). 

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EU re-proscribes LTTE

[March 29 2015]

The Council of the European Union had decided to place the LTTE under the list of proscribed entities within the European Union, on a decision taken on March 26, under specific measures to combat terrorism. 

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Secretary Graces Annual Prize Giving of Siri Buwaneka Maha Pirivena

[March 28 2015]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake graced the Annual Prize Giving ceremony of the Siri Buwaneka Maha Pirivena ( Institute of learning of the Bikkhus) at Gampola today (28th Mar). 

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Consecration of a 'Fence' to a Sacred Boo-Tree

[March 28 2015]

The recently affixed 'Fence' covering the sacred Boo-Tree of the Watagoda Siri Irugal Bandara Ranaviru Temple (Kande Pansale) was declared open by the Secretary Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake in a religious ceremony held at the temple premises in Gal Oya today (28th Mar). 

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ICRC Delegation Provides Update on ICRC Involvements in Sri Lanka

[March 28 2015]

A three-member delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with the aim of providing a brief update on the ICRC's ongoing and foreseen humanitarian undertakings in Sri Lanka for the year 2015, had a courtesy call on the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva Friday (27) afternoon. 

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Four Indian ships arrive at the port of Trincomalee [March 28 2015]

China, SL leaders reiterates all weather friendship [March 27 2015]

Defence Service College parents meeting held [March 27 2015]

'Foundation for Civilian Bravery' web site launched [March 27 2015]

Indian Navy's Training Squadron in Trincomalee [March 27 2015]


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