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Defence

India supports Sri Lanka Coast Guard to boost maritime security

Coast Guard Ship Suraksha was also gifted to Sri Lanka by India in October 2017

June 23, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka, India launch maritime rescue coordination centre

The MRCC was constructed with a 6 million dollar grant from India.

June 20, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka calls applications for National Police Commission vacancy

The commission consists of 7 members of which two members are yet to be appointed,

June 19, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to investigate SIS, CNI actions prior to Easter attack

Whether adequate actions were taken by State Intelligence Service, Chief of National Intelligence

June 13, 2024 2 min read
Russia to stop recruiting Sri Lankans for Ukraine war: FM after meeting Lavrov

Addressed issues concerning ex-Sri Lankan servicemen in the Russian military

EXPLAINER: Implications of Modi’s narrow election victory for Sri Lanka

India seen pushing its policies, deals towards Sri Lanka without any significant change

Sri Lanka Police try humour to get message across social media

A series of tweets with popular culture references

June 7, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to allocate foreign job quota for retired soldiers after deaths in Russia-Ukraine war

Sri Lanka has been trying to bring back retired military personnel who have joined Russian-Ukraine war for money

June 6, 2024 2 min read

Family member complaints about Sri Lankans in warfront rise to 455

Returnees have said about 600 to 800 Sri Lankans may be at the warfront working for Russian private military companies. ...

Apsara Rodrigo
May 30, 2024 2 min read

Defence Ministry clearance a must for Sri Lanka ex-servicemen applying for Russia visa

Sri Lankans being deployed in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

May 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka delegation to visit Moscow soon for discussions over ex-soldiers in Russia-Ukraine war

Sri Lanka has officially said at least 16 local combatants have already died

May 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka to offer military tactics education to armed forces, retirees, civilians: President

"By 2030, we must be prepared to address emerging national security challenges."

May 22, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka Army discharges over 15,000 absentees from services after amnesty

Sri Lanka has planned to reduce army cadres by more than 50% in six years through 2030

May 21, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka sees 15,000 tri-force absentees respond to amnesty; State Minister says no extension

Around 26,000 military personnel have been absent from the services: Minister

May 17, 2024 2 min read

US, Sri Lanka Navy discuss anti-drug trafficking measures

Collaboration on initiatives to enhance maritime domain awareness, bolstering anti-drug trafficking measures

May 16, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to shrink Army over 50-pct by 2030, to strengthen Navy: State Defence Minister

Political leaders have been reluctant to slash the size of military fearing repercussions in elections

May 16, 2024 2 min read
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Sri Lanka plans diplomatic mission to rescue ex-soldiers from Russia-Ukraine war

We have already spoken to the Russian Ambassador regarding this

Apsara Rodrigo
May 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka appoints special panel to provide state lands to military ahead of polls

Sri Lankan military is highly regarded by majority for its role in winning a 26-year war against LTTE

May 16, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt extends military benefits for CDF ahead of polls   

President Wickremesinghe, also the defence minister, is expected to contest in the presidency later 2024

May 15, 2024 2 min read

Russia envoy asked for list of Sri Lankans hired for Ukraine war, ashes of the dead

"We asked if they can repatriate the remains of the dead Sri Lankan war heroes at least"

May 15, 2024 1 min read

Families complain about 280 Sri Lankans in Russia-Ukraine war, 16 confirmed dead

So far 16 persons have been confirmed dead

Apsara Rodrigo
May 15, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka in talks with India to set up arms manufacturing unit: State Defence Minister

Sri Lanka is already into arms manufacturing, but at a small scale

May 15, 2024 3 min read

Hundreds of Sri Lankans hospitalised in Russia-Ukraine war; legislator seeks special envoy

There is a diplomatic intervention that is needed

May 14, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka Defense Ministry sets up office to track personnel in Ukraine, Russia

Request for information via telephone number 0112441146.

May 10, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka builds up Navy capacity to handle foreign research ships during moratorium: FM

Two Chinese research vessels arrived in Sri Lanka within 14 months through October 2023.

May 9, 2024 3 min read

Over 200 Sri Lanka ex-soldiers dead in Russia-Ukraine frontline as drone fodder, escapee says

Hundreds of Sri Lankan ex-soldiers have been recruited

May 9, 2024 5 min read
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