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Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective , Afghanistan & Pakistan Outline Their Perspectives on Respective Developments in Own Countries, Let Not Us Forget Development of Maritime Economic Cooperation - Dr S. Chandran , Measures Taken to Make Sri Lanka Aviation Hub Spelt Out by Air Force , Sri Lanka Navy Outlines Importance of Maritime Hub in Seminar Sessions , Strengthening of Regional Military Cooperation Underlined in Day 2 Opening Sessions , Defence Seminar - 2014 Inaugural Day Thru Lenses, Sri Lanka is Well Placed in Global Indices, Says Dr Jayasundera in His Keynote Address , Minister Amunugama Says Sri Lanka’s Geo Location a Unique Driver to Growth & Development , “The World Can Take a Lesson from Sri Lanka Army as a Model,” President’s Secretary Tells Defence Seminar , Central Bank Governor Fully Optimistic of Country’s Future Gains , Prof Peiris Examines Wisdom of Exerting Pressure on Sri Lanka in Defence Seminar Sessions, Defence Seminar - 2014 Inauguration on Grand Scale with Over 350 Delegates, Commander Tells ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ Inauguration that Sri Lanka’s National Security is Stronger than Ever, Maldives Defence Chief One Among the First to Arrive for Defence Seminar , Army’s ‘High Altitude Training Centre’ for Runners Adds a New Chapter to Army Athletics , Defence Seminar - 2014 Inauguration on Grand Scale with Over 350 Delegates , Army Rowers Show Colours in Tournament, Commander Inquires into Wellbeing of New Volunteer Force Professionals Under Training, Army Supports Conduct of ‘Vehi Piritha’ Chanting, Sri Lanka’s ‘Defence Seminar’ has Now Found a Niche for Itself in Global Calendar of Int’l Forums, Army’s ‘High Altitude Training Centre’ for Runners Adds a New Chapter to Army Athletics , COs & Second in Commands Undergo Further Training , Naval Area Commander Meets on Wanni Commander, Kilinochchi Troops Organize Annual Tour for Pre School Students, Army Troops Conduct Relief Programmes , Preparatory Phases of forthcoming ‘Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014’ Now, On, Fellow Woman Soldiers & Commander, SFHQ-MLT among Mourners, ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ War Heroes Qualify in IWMS Elocution Exams, organized by SLASC Ladies, Troops Offer Bowser & Bottled Water to Drought- hit Mullattivu Areas,

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* Now Drought-Hit Jaffna People Given Water

* SFHQ-Central Distributes Drinking Water among Drought-Affected

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* Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa & Other Heroes Who Laid Their Lives for Motherland Remembered at Araly

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  Photo Story 20th of August 2014
Commander Tells ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ Inauguration that Sri Lanka’s National Security is Stronger than Ever


The inaugural sessions of the Defence Seminar - 2014, themed on ‘Sri Lanka: Challenges to a Rising Nation’ got to a start Monday (18) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel amidst a packed audience of scholars, intellectuals, policy makers and military leaders, drawn from more than 50 countries, including diplomats based here. The arrival of the day’s Chief Guest Prof G.L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, Mr Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs, flanked by Mr Lalith Weerathunga, Secretary to the President, Dr P.B Jayasundera..............
 
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* Let Not Us Forget Development of Maritime Economic Cooperation - Dr S. Chandran
Updated : 19th August 2014,18:38:04 Hours

Adding a civilian but a scholarly perspective to the ‘Defence Seminar’ sessions of the day (19), Dr. D. Suba Chandran, Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India commenting on the ‘Indian Perspective of Sri Lanka’s Pursuit of Prosperity’ spoke in length how civilian ‘expectations’ be transformed to be realities.
 
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* Strengthening of Regional Military Cooperation Underlined in Day 2 Opening Sessions
Updated : 19th August 2014,14:07:32 Hours

The opening session of the Day 2 (19 Aug) of the ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ under the sub theme ‘National Security’, presided by Major General Milinda Peiris, saw Major General Udaya Perera making his presentation on the need of ‘A Land Force Doctrine to Meet New Demands to Secure and Further an Island Nation’s Interests,’ in which he identified several important areas of concern for evolution .......
 
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* Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective
Updated : 19th August 2014,19:53:52 Hours

Elaborating on Sri Lanka’s prospects of emerging as a nation, markedly with further expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade, Sri Lanka’s economy, etc, Mr Patryk Kugiel, Senior Researcher, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, Poland maintained that the momentum of growth, has to be further promoted while increasing export trade with the EU.
 
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* Afghanistan & Pakistan Outline Their Perspectives on Respective Developments in Own Countries
Updated : 19th August 2014,19:27:01 Hours

Ambassador Arif Ayub from Pakistan and Ms Mariam Safi from Afghanistan, delivering their presentations to the Session 2 of the ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ on Tuesday (19), enlightened the audience as regards the status quo in both those countries and examined possibilities for restoration of infrastructure and civil participatory roles that can be applied to both nations.
 
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* Measures Taken to Make Sri Lanka Aviation Hub Spelt Out by Air Force
Updated : 19th August 2014,17:44:39 Hours

Spelling out the need to explore possibilities of reaching the maximum potentials in the sky as one of the main hubs on the road to development, Air Vice Marshal K.V.B Jayampathy, presenting his observations to the panel discussion on ‘Ensuring a Secure & Safe Airspace in Pursuit of Sri Lanka’s Ambition to Become the Aviation Hub of the Region,’ at the ongoing ‘Defence Seminar’ sessions announced.......
 
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* Sri Lanka Navy Outlines Importance of Maritime Hub in Seminar Sessions
19th August 2014,15:02:16 Hours

The ongoing ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ sessions on Tuesday (19) morning accommodated Sri Lanka Navy’s contributor, Rear Admiral D.C Gunawardena’s views on the theme, ‘Security Challenges Faced by an Island Nation in Pursuit of a Maritime Hub’ in the panel, chaired by Major General Milinda Peiris.
 
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* Army’s ‘High Altitude Training Centre’ for Runners Adds a New Chapter to Army Athletics
15th August 2014,17:34:59 Hours

The ‘High Altitude Training Centre,’ (HATC) atop Piduruthalagala, the newest and exceptional project of the Army, considered to be perhaps the only one in kind in the whole of South East Asia, was inducted into the skills of marathon running Friday (15) afternoon during a brief ceremony....


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* Army Rowers Show Colours in Tournament
16th August 2014,20:50:26 Hours

Making its entry to a rather new sphere of sports that would boost endurance, mental harmony and physical fitness, ‘Indoor Rowing’ among Army personnel is fast gaining popularity, as witnessed on Saturday (16) for the third time at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) during the Army Inter-Regiment Indoor Rowing Championship Tournament -2014.
 
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* Commander Inquires into Wellbeing of New Volunteer Force Professionals Under Training
16th August 2014,14:29:36 Hours

On his way back from Nuwara Eliya after opening the first of its kind, High Altitude Training Centre atop Pidurutalaga for long running practices, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Commander of the Army made a surprise visit to the Sri Lanka Military Academy Friday (15) evening in order to inquire into the well-being of newly recruited professionals of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) now under training.
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* Sri Lanka’s ‘Defence Seminar’ has Now Found a Niche for Itself in Global Calendar of Int’l Forums
13th August 2014,20:48:24 Hours

Conduct of the annual ‘Defence Seminar’ by the Army has benefited the defence establishment as well as the country in many ways and opened new avenues for close cooperation and exchange of our warfare experiences with foreign partners, most of who knew only a little about the conduct of humanitarian operations...........
 
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* Army Troops Conduct Relief Programmes
15th August 2014,14:19:19 Hours

Troops of 62 Division under the Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) distributed drinking water among drought victim belonging to 714 families in Ethawetunuwewa, Kalyanipura, Nikawewa, Monarawewa, Ehetugaswewa, Gajabapura, Weherathenna, Kambiliwewa, Konwewa, Kohombagaswewa and Weherawewa under the kind patronage of the SJMS Association on Tuesday (12).
 
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* Preparatory Phases of forthcoming ‘Ex-Cormorant Strike V-2014’ Now, On
14th August 2014,21:42:17 Hours

The preparatory phases of the annual joint military ‘Exercise - Cormorant Strike V - 2014’, with more than 2500 tri-service personnel participating, together with foreign military participants and observers, have now set in  from Mannar, Wanni, Matale and several other locations in the East under the command of Brigadier A.M.R Dharmasiri, Exercise Director.
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* Preparations for the Annual ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’ Receiving Final Touches
13th August 2014,16:10:45 Hours

All arrangements for conduct of the flagship project of the Sri Lanka Army, ‘Defence Seminar - 2014’, themed on ‘Sri Lanka: Challenges to a Rising Nation’ at Colombo Galadari Hotel during Aug 18-20,  are now receiving final touches with the list of foreign participants, is still on the increase......
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* Fellow Woman Soldiers & Commander, SFHQ-MLT among Mourners
14th August 2014,15:50:48 Hours

In what could be considered as another gesture of reconciliation and fellowship, the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), offered its assistance for the conduct of funeral arrangements of a newly-recruited Tamil woman soldier’s brother who recently died following a terminal disease while under treatment at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.
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* Troops Offer Bowser & Bottled Water to Drought- hit Mullattivu Areas
14th August 2014,12:47:38 Hours

Security Force Headquarters Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), alerted to hardships, being experienced by villagers in drought-hit Muthuvinayagapuram, Kaddiyamalei, Ganeshapuram, Peraru and Kalamuruppu villages in Mullaittivu, has taken steps to deliver water bowsers and stocks of drinking water bottles on a regular basis. 64 Division troops commenced the distribution........
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* Sri Lanka is Well Placed in Global Indices, Says Dr Jayasundera in His Keynote Address
Updated : 18th August 2014,19:29:23 Hours

Sri Lanka has performed well in the region, in terms of many global indices and the country is well placed in the World Rule of Law Index and the Global Peace Index, being on top in South Asia. The Human Development Index ranks Sri Lanka among the top ten in the Asian Region, so said Dr P.B Jayasundera, Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance and Planning...............
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* Defence Seminar - 2014 Inaugural Day Thru Lenses
Updated : 18th August 2014,20:18:57 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* “The World Can Take a Lesson from Sri Lanka Army as a Model,” President’s Secretary Tells Defence Seminar
Updated : 18th August 2014,18:49:38 Hours

“Reaching 73rd position in the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) – 2013 itself, asserts that Sri Lanka has performed well, and this rise means economic development. This undoubtedly encourages us to do better, strengthening the nexus between peace and development which emanates from security and safety,” underlined Mr Lalith Weerathunga, Secretary to the President............
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* Minister Amunugama Says Sri Lanka’s Geo Location a Unique Driver to Growth & Development
Updated : 18th August 2014,19:16:05 Hours

The final session of the Day 1 of the Defence Seminar – 2014 at Colombo Galadari Hotel was addressed by Dr Sarath Amunugama, Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning on ‘Sri Lanka: Claiming a Stake in Global Prosperity’ Monday (18) evening. Praising the Army organizers for the ‘useful exercise’ told the well attended seminar that Sri Lanka is fast becoming a role model in its quest for development.......
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* Prof Peiris Examines Wisdom of Exerting Pressure on Sri Lanka in Defence Seminar Sessions
Updated : 18th August 2014,17:17:27 Hours

Prof G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs who graced the inaugural sessions of the Defence Seminar - 2014 this morning (18) at Colombo Galadari Hotel as the Chief Guest, in his presentation to the forum on ‘Defining the Nation’s Success: a Critical Examination of the ascension of Sri Lanka,’ queried the wisdom of ill-treatment towards Sri Lanka by some foreign powers while exerting relentless pressure on her forward-march.
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* Central Bank Governor Fully Optimistic of Country’s Future Gains
18th August 2014,17:43:56 Hours


Mr Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka presenting his views on the topic ‘Sustaining Economic Momentum in the Nation’s Journey to Prosperity’ in the Session 2 in the ongoing Defence Seminar - 2014 at Colombo Galadari Hotel highlighted the momentum Sri Lanka has achieved in the sphere of economic revival with the return of durable peace to Sri Lanka.

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* Defence Seminar - 2014 Inauguration on Grand Scale with Over 350 Delegates
17th August 2014,20:57:50 Hours

The year’s flagship project of the Army, ‘Defence Seminar - 2014,’ that articulates diverse challenges, faced by the country in her forward march to prosperity, inaugurates its sessions Monday (18) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel, together with a host of foreign and local delegates.  

 

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* Maldives Defence Chief One Among the First to Arrive for Defence Seminar
17th August 2014,21:08:45 Hours

Maldives’ Chief of Defence Force, Major General Ahmed Shiyam ndc psc of National Defence Force was one among top military delegates who arrived in Sri Lanka to attend the Defence Seminar - 2014 beginning on Monday (18). The visiting Chief of Defence Force after attending Defence Seminar sessions is expected to call on Commander of the Army, Commander of the Air Force and top senior officers after he graces ‘Para Games  - 2014’ on August 20 at Sugathadasa Stadium.   
 
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* Army Supports Conduct of ‘Vehi Piritha’ Chanting
15th August 2014,17:54:23 Hours

A group of Buddhist monks, headed by Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha, Maha Nayaka Thero of Asgiriya Chapter and Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero of Colombo 07 Sri Sambodhi Viharaya chanted Vehi Pirith (chanting for rains) at Galviharaya, Polonnaruwa and conducted the distribution of a stock of relief items and water among drought-hit areas in Polonnaruwa on Wednesday (13).
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* Kilinochchi Troops Organize Annual Tour for Pre School Students
15th August 2014,14:26:59 Hours

Troops of 11 Gajaba Regiment (GR) under 651 Brigade of 65 Division at Security Force Headquarters Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) organized a 2-day educational tour for pre-school students at Annei Thuresha pre-school, Kilinochchi during Sunday and Monday (10 & 11). This tour organized has been organized on the instructions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander................
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* COs & Second in Commands Undergo Further Training
15th August 2014,15:00:47 Hours

One more training course for officers serving as Commanding Officers and Second in Command Officers under the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W) ended after a brief ceremony on Wednesday (13) at the SFHQ-W auditorium. ecturers who attended the training course included Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W, Major General M.A.M Dias, Brigadier D.S Weerasekara....
 
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* Naval Area Commander Meets on Wanni Commander
15th August 2014,14:32:42 Hours


The newly-appointed naval area commander to North Western area, Rear Admiral P.H.D De Silva paid a courtesy call on Major Genral Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters Wanni (SFHQ-W) at SFHQ-W premises, Vavuniya on Wednesday (13) at the SFHQ-W, Vavuniya. 

 

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* ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ War Heroes Qualify in IWMS Elocution Exams, organized by SLASC Ladies
14th August 2014,14:36:09 Hours

Award of certificates to 21 Attidiya Mihindu Seth Medura resident differently-able inmates who had excelled in the Examinations, conducted by the Institute of Western Music and Speech (IWMS), took place at the Mihindu Seth Medura, Attidiya on Wednesday (6). Mrs. Damayanthi Rathnayake, President, Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) attended as the Chief Guest for the certificate-awarding ceremony............
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* More Humanitarian Projects Launched in the East
14th August 2014,11:31:08 Hours

Troops of all Divisions and Brigades under the Security Force Headquarters East (SFHQ-E) continue their humanitarian community projects in the past week on the directions of Major General Lal Perera, Commander, SFHQ-E. On Saturday (9) more than 100 soldiers, including officers, serving the 231 Brigade at Kallady under the 23 Division donated blood for use of patients under treatment in Batticaloa and other peripheral hospitals at the request of  Hospital authorities.
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* SFHQ-W Troops & CSD Members Assemble Together to Listen to Lectures on Human Rights
13th August 2014,16:35:04 Hours

Following an initiative taken by Major General Boniface Perera, Commander, Security Force Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W), Centre for Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo conducted a two-day seminar on ‘Human Rights’ for Army personnel at the SFHQ-W and 25 officers of the Civil Security Department (CSD) at........
 
 
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