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Wednesday May 12th, 2021
Defence

Sri Lanka President meets China Defence Minister

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Sri Lanka to give police protection for churches on Easter bombing anniversary

Sri Lanka's police and military will give protection to 1,944 churches around the country on the second anniversary of an Islamist suic...

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Sajith wants stability in the security apparatus

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is proposing that the government involve a selected foreign investigative team to work with local authoritie...

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Sri Lanka Air Force celebrations to be joined by IAF aerobatics teams

Fixed wing and helicopter aerobatics squadrons, multi-role combat aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft backed up by military transports from In...

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Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Chanka Jayasinghe
Core elements of a Sri Lanka state; public goods, national defence, justice: Arthashastra

Sri Lanka needs the state to provide public goods, including national defence, law and order and justice; to control market power; to address high lev...

Sri Lanka sea reclamation project's China affiliates on US export blacklist

The United States has placed several subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), the ultimate pare...

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Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been strengthened and now he has to deal with multiple crises

The result of the election has shown that the people have heeded President Rajapaksa’s call and strengthened his hand ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka military eyes driving license production business

Sri Lanka's military is planning to get into the business of producing driving licenses from next year amid a controvers...

2 min read

Sri Lanka's Welisara Navy base epicentre of the biggest COVID 19 cluster to re-open soon -...

Sri Lanka’s defence authorities are expressing confidence that they have the largest cluster of COVID 19 patients, whi...

Arjuna Ranawana

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“President’s vision helped us to control COVID” - Kamal Guneratne

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Major General Kamal Guneratne is claiming that the combination of the Security ...

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Civil Society organisations say the COVID 19 crisis should not be an excuse for militariza...

Civil Society organisations are expressing grave concern regarding the establishment of a spate of Presidential Task For...

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Vanni region Security Forces asked to excercise caution after boxes with Low Explosives fo...

Security Forces in the Vanni region have been warned to be wary of handling parcels left near their camps after one of t...

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CPA – Presidential Task Forces “demonstrates to troubling trends of authoritarian rule...

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is expressing deep concern about the two Presidential Task Forces established t...

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President appoints military-led task force to create a "disciplined, lawful society"

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Task Force entrusted with creating “a virtuous, disciplined and lawful so...

3 min read

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President will withdraw Sri Lanka from International Organisations which seek to discredit...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has vowed he will not permit officers and other ranks who fought in the separatist war to b...

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Sri Lanka taking thousands of sailors out of Navy camp to contain Coronavirus

Sri Lanka is taking thousands of sailors out of a Naval complex in Welisara to contain an outbreak of Coronavirus, which...

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Sri Lanka cancels military leave as 95 sailors get Coronavirus amid testing gap, count 477

Sri Lanka has cancelled leave off members of all three forces and asked them to report to base, with 95 sailors so far ...

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Constitutional Crisis looms as poll date goes beyond three months of dissolution

Constitutional experts are saying that because the President is accountable to Parliament it is vital that the House be ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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As Coronavirus spreads in South Asia, Sri Lanka Navy, Air Force step up patrols

Sri Lanka's Navy and Air Force has stepped up maritime surveillance to keep out illegal entrants as Coronavirus spreads ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Immigration Department transferred to Sri Lanka's Mahaweli Ministry

Sri Lanka's Department of Immigration and Emigration has been transferred to the Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irri...

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Sri Lanka Defence Secretary says more than 170 returnees skipped quarantine

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Kamal Gunaratne said more than 170 Sri Lankans who had returned from Italy and Kore...

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Task force to monitor probe into Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts: Defence Ministry

Sri Lanka has set up a task force to monitor and speed up an investigation by the police criminal investigation departme...

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India pledges USD 50mn for military procurement

Days after Russia said it will continue to supply Sri Lanka with military hardware, India’s top security official has ...

Yakuta Dawood

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Four killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region Friday, killing the four crew on board, a milit...

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