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Address by H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the 72nd Session of UNGA on September 19th, 2017

[September  21  2017]

It is my greatest pleasure to address this annual assembly for the third time as the President of Sri Lanka. The theme of this 72nd Assembly is 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'. Given the challenges of that the world is facing today, I consider theme highly relevant.         

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Mexico earthquake of magnitude 8.2 strikes off Pacific coast

Colombo Port City project back on track

President instructs to give priority to practical issues of resettlement process

German Ambassador Meets Secretary

[September 26 2017]

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Sri Lanka, HE Mr. Joern Rohde paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry today (26th, September).     

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'Galle Dialogue 2017' to be held in October

[September 26 2017]

The 'Galle Dialogue 2017', annual International Maritime Conference organized by the Sri Lanka Navy is to be held on 09th and 10th October 2017 at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo. According to Navy media, the conference will be held for the 8th consecutive year with the participation of 38 countries.     

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Health facilities in Jaffna declared open

[September 26 2017]

Several newly constructed medical facilities built with Army expertise in the Jaffna Peninsula were vested on the public on Sunday (24th September). According to Army media, Army constructed health facilities at the Waddukkodai and Kayts Regional Hospitals and the Regional Medical Officer's (RMO) office complex at Marathankerny, Jaffna were declared open by Hon Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Dr Rajitha Senaratne.     

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Pakistan - Sri Lanka Army 'Staff Talks' held

[September 26 2017]

The 4th round of 'Staff Talks' between the Armies of Sri Lanka and Pakistan was held on Saturday (23rd September). According to Army media, discussions were held at the Sri Lanka Signal Corps (SLSC), Regimental Centre in Panagoda.     

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'Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017' ends

[September 25 2017]

Sri Lanka Army organized annual Field Training Exercise (FTX), 'Exercise - Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017' came to a successful end during a closing ceremony held at the Minneriya Infantry Training Centre (ITC) on Sunday (24th September). The exercise was conducted for the 8th consecutive time, this year.     

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Differently able Army War Heroes go on pilgrimage to Dambadiva

[September 24 2017]

A group of 10 differently able Army War Heroes left for a pilgrimage to India and Nepal on Saturday (23rd September).     

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Army Power-Lifter Shines at Commonwealth Power-lifting Championship

[September 23 2017]

Sri Lanka Army power-lifter, Private K.K.H Dilhara of 8 Corps of Engineer Services (CES), won a number of events at the recently concluded 5th Commonwealth Power-lifting Championship Tournament.     

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Netherland Ambassador meets Secretary Defence

[September 22 2017]

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands to Sri Lanka, HE Ms. Joanne Doornewaard paid a courtesy call on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC at the Ministry, today (22nd September, 2017).     

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Tri forces add strength to National Dengue Prevention Week -2017

[September 22 2017]

A large number of tri forces personnel will be deployed for the country wide dengue prevention week being carried out at present. The National Mosquito Eradication Week, organized by the Dengue Control Unit of the Health Ministry and the Presidential Task Force on Dengue Control, is being carried out from the 20th to 26th September (2017).     

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President urges world to support forward march of Sri Lanka towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and rule of law

[September  20  2017]

President Maithripala Sirisena called upon the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend the fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society with high morals and discipline.         

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'Hostage Rescue' display of 'Cormorant Strike' Exercise carried out at Mattala

[September 20 2017]

Sri Lanka Army Commandos attached to the 'Anti Hijacking & Hostage Release Team' (AHHRT) performed an 'Anti Hijacking & Hostage Release' display as the final mock exercise of the 'Cormorant Strike' Exercise at the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa airport, Hambantota on Tuesday (19th September).     

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Navy SVU Chairperson meets MoD SVU Chairperson

[September 19 2017]

The newly appointed Chairperson of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit (NSVU), Mrs. Thiruni Sinniah made a call on to the Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Defence (MoD SVU) Mrs. Shalini Waidyaratne at the Ministry today (19th Tuesday, September).     

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Troops assist to rescue victims at Ahangama building collapse

[September 19 2017]

Army troops were rushed to Ahangama, yesterday (18th Monday, September) to rescue people trapped inside a collapsed building.     

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President arrives in New York

[September  18  2017]

President Maithripala Sirisena who left Colombo for New York to attend the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations arrived at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this morning (Sep. 18).           

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