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President’s Vesak Message

[May 18 2019]

In the sixth Century B.C., born in the Kindom of Shakya of Bharath Deshaya, Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment at the shades of Bodhi at Budhdhagaya and passed away at the sacred Sal Uyana of Kusinara and this day of Vesak, Which is triply blessed by those sacred events of the Buddha, is celebrated with much devotion and faith.

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INTERNATIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

RESETTLEMENT

Julian Assange: Sweden to announce decision on rape case

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

"Samaye Dasavarshikabhisheka Samaruma -2019", commemorating a decade of peace

[May 18 2019]

The commemoration of the completion of a decade of peace since eradicating terrorism that plagued Sri Lanka for three long decades by the valiant War Heroes, falls on 2019.05.19.

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Peace is established in the country

[May 18 2019]

At present peace is established in the country, However police is strictly vigilant about the situation and if some person or group tries to break the peace, strict actions will be taken against them.

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President returns after successful visit to China

[May 17 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the Island today (16) after successfully completing the brief official visit to China bringing many developmental benefits to the country while enhancing the cooperation regarding the national security of Sri Lanka.

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Canadian HC meets Secretary

[May 17 2019]

The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka HE Mr David McKinnon made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc today (17th May) at the Ministry.

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Indian Defence Attaché calls on Secretary

[May 17 2019]

The Defence Attaché of the High Commission of India, Captain Ashok Rao made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, at the Ministry, on Thursday (16 May).

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Investigations into the violence underway

[May 17 2019]

Investigations into the violence that occurred in the Northwestern Province and in Minuwangoda area are underway and intelligence personnel are also probing into find out the perpetrators and those behind them.

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Stern action against individuals involving in unwarranted actions

[May 17 2019]

I would like to express our concern and attention that have been taken with regard to maintaining peace and harmony of this country.

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President meets the Prime Minister of China

[May 16 2019]

A meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime minister of China Li Keqiang was held at Beijing today (15).

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Strong action to maintain law and order

[May 16 2019]

The Sri Lanka Navy has deployed about 2000 personnel covering the entire country to support the Police in order to ensure that law and order would be maintained.

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78 arrested over violence in Northwestern region

[May 16 2019]

The Police have arrested 78 individuals in connection with the violence in the Northwestern Province especially in the Kurunegala, Kuliyapitiya, Nikaweratiya and Chilaw Police Divisions during the last two days. These suspects have been produced at the Magistrates Courts and thereafter remanded.

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Chinese President promises all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out terrorism.

[May 15 2019]

Chinese President Xi Jinping today (14th) vowed to provide all possible assistance to Sri Lanka in its endeavour to strengthen national security by wiping out the scourge of terrorism.

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CIRCULATION OF VIDEO CLIPS & PHOTOS

[May 15 2019]

The attention of the Sri Lanka Army has been drawn to a video clip where a person dressed in uniform similar to that of the Army was watching while a group of violent saboteurs were in action in the general area of Thunmodara.

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Police will use maximum powers to control the tense situations

[May 15 2019]

Srilanka Air Force took swift actions to control the tense situation that occurred in Minuangoda area yesterday (13 May), Troops from several air force camps were deployed to the location.

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New Chairperson takes over duties of Seva Vanitha Unit

[May 14 2019]

Mrs. Soniya Kottegoda assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) today (14 May 2019) at the Ministry.

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Special unit is established to avoid circulating of false information through social media

[May 14 2019]

There were few incidents of damaging shops has been reported in Kuliyapitiya area on last evening (12) and to control that situation police curfew was enforced in kuliyapitiya police division in last night(12).

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Security forces has taken all measures for public security

[May 14 2019]

Security forces together with police are carrying out maximum operations to eradicate terrorism in the country.

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Public Help Sought to Trace One More Killer Suspect

[May 14 2019]

Police Headquarters requests the general public to help the Police to trace the whereabouts of the suspect, sketched out below in connection with the Easter Sunday killings.

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President requests all citizens not to be trapped by efforts by interested parties to create unrest in the country

[May 13 2019]

President requests all to engage in their daily activities as usual without getting deceived by the false and misleading statements by the interested groups.

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Secretary visits Dalada Maligawa and meets with Chief Prelates of Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters

[May 13 2019]

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc visited kandy to pay homage to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) on Sunday (12 May).

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Maximum effort to ensure public security

[May 13 2019]

The Police and the Tri Forces have taken maximum effort to provide security to all schools. The public is requested to continue with their routine activities without fear as maximum security has been provided to ensure public security. There is no cause for fear.

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All measures taken to ensure public security

[May 12 2019]

Making a press statement, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc, said that the Security Forces, Special Task Force, Police and the Civil Security Department have been able to bring the situation under control after the April 21st incidents by arresting most of the perpetrators involved in the suicide bombings.

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‘Sherman’ arrives in Colombo

[May 12 2019]

‘Sherman’, the Ex-United States Coast Guard Cutter taken over by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the US, arrived in Colombo today morning (12th May). The ship was accorded a traditional naval welcome by the Navy upon its arrival at the Colombo port.

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Vehicles unheeding order to stop at Navy checkpoint fired at

[May 12 2019]

Sri Lanka Navy personnel manning a checkpoint at Hunupitiya, Wattala had to open fire at a car which had sped ignoring orders to stop. Navy had placed three road blocks near the railway crossing in Wattala after receiving information about the movement of suspicious vehicles.

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I will fulfil the responsibilities of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism from the Motherland - President

[May 11 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he was not affected by terrorism and that he would fulfill the responsibility of building a peaceful country after eradicating terrorism.

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More suspects arrested

[May 11 2019]

A suspect was arrested in Kattankudy by Police, Thursday night (9). Investigations have revealed that the suspect had maintained close links with the suicide bomber Zahran and had even involved in financial transactions with him.

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GENERAL AMNESTY PERIOD EXTENDED BY ANOTHER WEEK

[May 11 2019]

The General Amnesty period declared for Army deserters to receive their legal discharge has been extended by the Army Headquarters by another week considering the need for more to receive their discharge.

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Coast Guard DG calls on Secretary

[May 10 2019]

The Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, on Thursday (09 May).

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Entry and exit restriction eased at Katunayake airport

[May 10 2019]

The Sri Lanka Air Force was made aware that the passengers arriving and departing the Bandaranaike International Airport had to undergo considerable inconvenience because of the enhanced security arrangements put into effect from the 21st April, 2019..

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‘We will not allow barbaric terrorists to divide the Sri Lankan nation’ – President emphasized in the East

[May 09 2019]

Under the new national security programme, all citizens have been guaranteed the right to live in a society free of fear and suspicion.

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KDU Vice Chancellor calls on Secretary

[May 09 2019]

The Vice Chancellor of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Air Vice Marshal HMSKB Kotakadeniya made a call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General SHS Kottegoda (Rtd) WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc at the Ministry, today (09 May).

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SIU investigation into Police errors over granting of bail to suspects

[May 09 2019]

The Cinnamon Grand hotel suicide bomber, Mohamed Ibrahim Inshaf Ahamad was the owner of the brass factory at Wellampitiya.

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Public Advised to Dial 113 for Any Emergency

[May 09 2019]

In the event of any emergency or need to convey any suspicious information, Directorate of Operations at the Army Headquarters requests the public to contact 113 any time of the day.

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Security situation under control and normalcy restored - President

[May 08 2019]

President Maithripala Sirisena said that as authority had been entrusted to the security forces to carry out their duties without hindrance, the situation has been brought under control and normalcy has been restored in the country.

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EU Ambassador meets Secretary [May 08 2019]

Extremist training locations raided [May 08 2019]

Security measures stepped up to ensure public safety [May 07 2019]

While the security forces are destroying the extremist terrorism, the religious leaders holds the responsibility to ensure reconciliation in a multi-ethnic country President [May 07 2019]

Chinese DA calls on the Secretary [May 07 2019]


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