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'Defence Seminar -2014' begins

[August 18 2014]

The 'Defence Seminar -2014'organized by the Sri Lanka Army began at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo today morning (18th August). This is the fourth in a series of annual international defence seminars to be held in Colombo since 2011.

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Liberia to receive Zmapp drug to treat Ebola virus

A new look Jaffna Railway Station

Harmony Centre to bridge North and South

India - Sri Lanka Relations will Reach New Heights under Premier Modi's Government - Dr Subramanian Swamy Tells 'Defence Seminar'

[August 21 2014]

The Indian foreign policy is best served with close relations with neighbours and India does not have any dispute with Sri Lanka and therefore will not endorse any foreign intervention in Sri Lankan affairs, so said Dr Subramanian Swamy... 

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O/L Students to Submit Duly Completed NIC Applications

[August 21 2014]

Over 150000 NIC's had been issued out of 283749 applications that we have received thus far from the candidates those who are waiting to apply for the issuance of NIC's in view of forth coming GCE Ordinary Level exam, said Mr. Sarath Kumara, Commissioner General of the Department of Registration of Persons speaking at the weekly media briefing held at the MoD Media Centre yesterday (20th Aug) 

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Pettah Floating Market opens on Friday

[August 21 2014]

"The ceremonial opening of the 'Floating Market' will be held at 6.30 pm on 22nd August at the Bastian Mawatha in Pettah" said Mr. Weerasena Adikari, Senior Consultant to the Urban Development Authority speaking at the weekly media briefing held at the MoD Media Centre yesterday (20th Aug).

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KDU Annual Symposium to start on tomorrow

[August 20 2014]

The "Annual International Research Symposium 2014" of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) will launch its first session tomorrow (21st Aug) for the 7th consecutive time at the KDU in Ratmalana.

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Maldives Chief of Defence Force meets Secretary Defence

[August 20 2014]

Major General Ahmad Shiyam ndc psc, Chief of Defence force of the Maldives National Defence Force paid a courtesy call on the Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Ministry premises today (20th Aug).

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Army Para Games starts today

[August 20 2014]

Differently-able Army War Heroes those who rendered their service to eliminate the three decade long terrorism will showcase their talents at the 17th Sri Lanka Army Para Games 2014 at the Sugathadasa Stadium starting from today (20th Aug).

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We welcome Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka - President 

[August 20 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said he has extended an invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Sri lanka when he met him at the Swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi in May 2014 and he is welcome to visit Sri lanka at an early date.

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Non state actors pose a common challenge in the region - Ambassador Kariyawasam

[August 20 2014]

Sri Lanka is concerned about non state actors that can destabilise countries, Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam said yesterday.

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Narrative iii: a wider view on final phase of conflict in Sri Lanka

[August 20 2014]

"Narrative iii" is a compilation of third party views on the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka. This third party narrative gives a deeper insight to the events that had been left out of the dominant international discourse on the conflict in Sri Lanka.

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Two members from India and Pakistan to Advisory Committee

[August 20 2014]

Two new members - Avdash Kaushal and Ahmer Bilal Soofie - have been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Commission on Disappearances raising its membership to five.

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'Rakna Arakshaka Lanka' expands services to a Restaurant

[August 19 2014]

Expanding its scope into Restaurant Service, 'Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd'- the commercial security firm functions under the purview of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, declared opened a new Restaurant in Kimbulawela, Battaramulla today (19th Aug).

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"Positive Peace" favours growth of human and social relationships

[August 19 2014]

"What we must be doing is restoring trust among communities, rebuild Social Capital and thereby enhance personal and collective productivity, bring lasting peace and prosperity, and improve the quality of life of every Sri Lankan citizen"...

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Sri Lanka is a model for blending security and development together - Army Commander

[August 19 2014]

Sri Lanka is a present day model of how nations could blend security and development together to provide a better life for its people, the Commander of Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said. 

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Kurunegala development in a rapid phase

[August 18 2014]

Under the ongoing urban development projects that are being carried out away from the Colombo, Kurunegala city is being developed in a rapid phase.

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German Technical Institute in Kilinochchi

[August 18 2014]

Construction work of a German-Sri Lanka Technical Training Institute is under way in Kilinochchi spending over 700 million with a view to boost technical and vocational skills of the regional youth.

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JITF, a boost for industrial development in North 

[August 17 2014]

The Achchuveli Industrial Zone in the North which is expected to have a large number of factories, will be opened shortly, Traditional and Small Enterprise Development Ministry Secretary V. Sivagnasothy told the media at a ceremony to launch the sixth edition of the Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF) last week.

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Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of 94 Indian Fishermen

[August 17 2014]

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 94 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody on 16th August 2014.

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Western leaders who talk about human rights forget their own abuses - President

[August 16 2014]

Some leaders of powerful Western countries who talk about human rights violations have today forgotten their own violent past and human rights abuses, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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Defence Seminar 2014 attracts military top brass from 66 countries

[August 16 2014]

Arrangements have been made to conduct one of the most recognised international seminars in Sri Lanka, the Defence Seminar 2014 from August 18 - 20 with the participation of senior military personnel and defence attache from 66 countries, Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said.

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Ehalepola Walawwa refurbishment in progress

[August 16 2014]

The refurbishment and conservation of the historic Ehalepola Walawwa-the residence of Ehalepola Adikaram has been initiated on the directions of the Defence and Urban Development Ministry.

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Pope to visit Madhu

[August 16 2014]

Pope Francis would visit the historical Madhu Shrine during his stay in Sri Lanka in January next year, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo announced yesterday.

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KDU geared up for 7th Annual Symposium

[August 15 2014]

The "Annual International Research Symposium 2014" of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) will be held on 21st and 22nd August for the 7th consecutive time at the KDU in Ratmalana".

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Housing assistance for War Heroes 

[August 15 2014]

Under the housing assistance programme for war heroes carried out by the Ranaviru Seva Authority, a group of armed forces personnel were awarded financial grants during a function held Ranaviru Seva Authority today (15th August).

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High Commissioner Pillay seeks to influence the OHCHR investigation process

[August 15 2014]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillai is attempting to influence the investigation on Sri Lanka and make it follow a preconceived trajectory. Her public pronouncements to the media when she is scheduled to leave office at the end of the month, on an investigation which has commenced only recently is clear indication of personal bias, the External Affairs Ministry stated in a release yesterday (August 14).

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04th IN-SLN Staff Talks held at New Delhi 

[August 15 2014]

The 04th Navy-to-Navy Staff Talks between the Indian Navy and the Sri Lanka Navy were held from 06th to 08th August 2014 at New Delhi in India.

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Pirith Chanting to Invoke Rain

[August 15 2014]

Security Forces Headquarters East in collaboration with the Buddhist Channel and Sambodhi Viharaya in Colombo organized a Pirith chanting ceremony at the Gal Vihara temple, Polonnaruwa on 13 Aug with a view to invoke blessings of god for bountiful rain for this season.

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Dangerous Drugs Prevention Message to Cross Boundaries on Train

[August 14 2014]

Inaugurating one of its pioneering programmes, the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) ceremonially launched the display of dangerous drugs prevention poster on locomotive compartments at a function held at the Colombo Fort Railway Station today evening (14th Aug).

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All set for 'Defence Seminar - 2014' [August 14 2014]

Army Para Games to be held at the Sugathadasa Stadium [August 13 2014]

Renovation work is progressing fast [August 13 2014]

Lanka's defeat of terrorism benefited a wider region [August 13 2014]

Commission on Missing Persons ends public sittings in Mannar [August 12 2014]

 



 

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