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Secretary Defenece Visits Malaysia

[April 19 2014]

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, visited Malaysia from 15th to 17th April 2014 at the invitation of Dato Seri Hishammuddin bin Hussein, Minister of Defence of Malaysia.

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Verdict on petition against Rajiv killers in a week: CJI

[April 19 2014]

The Supreme Court's verdict on the petition by the Centre challenging Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case would be pronounced within a week, Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam indicated here on Friday.

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Muslims encroaching Willpattu because of Navy a false allegation

[April 18 2014]

The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area.

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All set for 'Abimansala - 3' opening

[April 18 2014]

All set for the ceremonial opening of `Abimansala - 3' at Pangolla, Kurunegala on 25th April, said Director General of Rehabilitation Major General Mano Perera at a media conference at the Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (SLEME) conference hall yesterday (17th April).

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Terrorist rump's comical retort to Government's listing of terrorists and related organizations

[April 18 2014]

A group calling itself the British Tamil Union had published photos and details of security forces officers in its website in an apparent bid to hit back at the government for listing LTTE front organizations as provided for in the UN Security Council Resolution No 1373.

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"Were Indian Troops Involved in the Humanitarian Operations?"

[April 18 2014]

Answering queries posed by journalists on a case filed in the Indian Supreme Court the Director of the Media Centre Briadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that, "India and Sri Lanka have maintained good bilateral relations and that militaries of both nations also have maintained constant relations in many related fields including training, field exercises etc...".

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President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy

[April 18 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday.

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Navy Cup Water Sports Festival - 2014

[April 18 2014]

Sri Lanka Navy held the 'Navy Cup Water Sports Festival - 2014, at the Gregory Lake, Nuwara Eliya on 16th April 2014. The mega event was organized in association with the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council.

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President to open Manmunai bridge in Batticaloa tomorrow

[April 18 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to ceremonially open the Manmunai bridge in Batticaloa tomorrow.

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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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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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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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