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  • Chanting of ‘Jaya Piritha’ concludes with Alms Giving

    The chanting of Jaya Pirith presided over by Ven. Maha Sangha including Maha Nayaka and Anu Nayaka theros on Wednesday evening (26), to invoke blessings on the country, its people, fallen war heroes and differently-able war veterans and to get the country rid of current pandemic spread, came to an end following an alms-giving at the Bandaranaike Memorial Internation...

  • ‘SPEAT Force’ introduced for Prisons to thwart corruption and misconduct
    - Defence Secretary

    ‘Sri Lanka Prisons Emergency Action and Tactical Force’ (SPEAT Force) was introduced to thwart corruption and misconduct in Prisons and to control such issues in a more transparent approach said the Defence Secretary ...

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  • Navy seizes heroin valued over Rs. 3300 million

    A special operation conducted by the Navy in international waters south of Sri Lanka, led to intercept a local fishing trawler carrying over 330kg of heroin (including packages), with a gross street value of over Rs. 3300 million. The operation also made way to the apprehension of 11 local suspects and another local fishing vessel in connection to this illegal act. ...

  • Plans are afoot to destroy illegal drugs soon after seizure – Defence Secretary

    New laws will be introduced to destroy illegal drug hauls in front of a judicial officer immediately after the seizure while retaining a sample for legal proceedings, said Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne today (25 Jan).

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  • Army to continue countrywide Booster Vaccination

    The Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps (SLAMC) continues to carry out the national vaccination drive against COVID-19 pandemic around the island by providing Pfizer booster dose for all above 20 years.

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  • Defence Secretary graces the ceremony of title conferment to
    Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne offered a Vijinipatha (a traditional fan) to the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple Chief Prelate Ven. Kolamunne Sumanawansa thero during a religious reception held at the Kolamunne Sri Bimbarama Temple premises in Piliyandala today (Jan 23).

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  • Defence Secretary arrives at Anuladevi Cetiya in Mihintale

    Defence Secretary and Chairperson of 'Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force' (PTF) for Eastern Province Gen. Kamal Gunaratne arrived at Mihindu Maha Seya at the Mihintale Monastery during a visit made to several sacred places of worship in Anuradhapura today (Jan 23).

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  • Funeral of former Air Force Commander late Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis held with full military honours

    The former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Chief Marshal PH Mendis (Retd), who passed away on Tuesday (Jan 18), was laid to rest with full military honours on Wednesday (Jan 19). According to Air Force media, the final rites were conducted at the ‘Nisala Sewana’ Cemetery in Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia.

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  • KDU establishes Faculty of Criminal Justice

    Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne ceremonially inaugurated the Faculty of Criminal Justice of the Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) in Ratmalana today (Jan 19). The landmark ceremony also saw the opening of the Stage II of the KDU Press.

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  • Bangladesh Navy Chief meets Defence Secretary

    Chief of the Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal paid a courtesy call on the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne at the Defence Headquarters Complex, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte today (Jan 19).

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  • 'Jaya Pritha' to be held on Jan 26 to invoke blessings on country and people

    ‘Jaya Piritha’ annually organized by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is scheduled to be held on Jan 26 this year under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, the Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne said while addressing media personnel at a media brief held at the Mini...

  • KDU launches International Research Journal in Computing

    The Volume 01, Issue 01 of the International Journal of Research in Computing (IJRC) published by the Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was launched at the KDU premises recently.

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  • Deegawapiya relics placed in Temple ‘Relic House’

    The sacred relics unearthed recently at the Deegawapiya Stupa site were ceremonially placed in a specially built “Relic House” at the Deegawapiya temple premises amidst religious blessings of Ven. Maha Sanga today (Jan 17).

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  • Lahugala ‘Neelagiri Stupa’ to stand tall again

    The ‘Neelagiri Maha Seya’ restoration process commenced at the historical Neelagiri Temple premises today (Jan 16) under the auspices of Defence Secretary and Chairperson of ‘Archaeological Heritage Management Presidential Task Force’ (PTF) for Eastern Province, Gen. Kamal Gunaratne.

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Army troops presented stationery packs for a group of deserving students in Jaffna with the support of several local philanthropists on the eve of Thai Pongal festival (Jan 13). Here, a young student leaves happily after receiving his gift from a senior military officer.