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Friday February 23rd, 2024
Defence

India’s official invitation for Sri Lanka’s Marxists seen positive amid political concerns

JVP has opposed many Indian projects strongly in the past

February 7, 2024 5 min read

Sri Lanka’s India-funded Unique ID project to have new consultant: Indian HC

India has already given 450 million Indian rupees to Sri Lanka for Unique ID project

February 2, 2024 2 min read

British ship HMS Spey arrives in Sri Lanka

HMS Spey, a 90.5m long Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) manned by a crew of 56, arrived at the port of Colombo

January 29, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka defence sector to join tourism initiatives

All hands on deck approach

January 27, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka, Elite discuss training private security providers for employment abroad

UK-based private security service provider discusses training centre aimed at foreign employment opportunities

Sri Lanka to have own e-NIC project amid privacy concerns over Indian deal

Sri Lanka has already disqualified the two Indian bidders under Indian-funded Unique ID project

Sri Lanka Police Minister raps UN over anti-drug campaign concerns

Yukthiya operation has led to arrest nearly 39,000 people in 1 month - police

January 18, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka Navy sees first batch of lady cadets

Commitment to diversity and inclusion as 3 female officer cadets join executive branch of the Sri Lanka Navy

January 11, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to send Navy ship to counter Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Decision has been made to deploy ship from the Sri Lanka Navy to the Red Sea, contributing to the security of the region

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 4, 2024 1 min read
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Sri Lanka’s public security minister: Can’t release full Easter Sunday PCoI report

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa won 2019 election on the promise of strengthening national security after Easter attack

December 21, 2023 2 min read

After disqualifying Indian bidders, Sri Lanka hopes to select Digital ID printer by 2024 Q1

The Digital ID card project has been dragged despite India has already given 450 mln INR grant

Shihar Aneez
December 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka in process of rightsizing military; tri forces to be 150,000 by 2030 – State Minister

Despite end of 26-year war, Sri Lanka still allocates higher budget for defence

November 24, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka to offer early retirement 34,000 civil protection force

Sri Lanka will provide early retirement to a 34,000 strong civil defence force that protected villages during civil war

November 24, 2023 2 min read
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Upskill soldiers to reduce future defense spending: Sri Lanka opposition MP

Sri Lanka among 10 countries with highest ratio of soldiers to civilians, opposition MP says.

November 14, 2023 1 min read
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Security tightened around parliament in anticipation of protests

Police presence was seen around Sri Lanka's parliament as President began presenting 2024 Budget

November 13, 2023 1 min read

China seeks another research ship visit approval from Sri Lanka - sources

Foreign Ministry spokesman said he is unaware of a request by China

Shihar Aneez
November 5, 2023 2 min read
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One Sri Lankan decides to stay in Gaza, 11 crossed Egypt border; five to reach border: official 

Two Sri Lankans have been killed since the conflict started on Oct 7

November 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka governance forum with civil society at IMF meetings

IMF's Peter Breuer, Verité Research's Nishan de Mel and TISLs Nadishani Perera at the forum

October 13, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka’s top sleuth drops cluster bomb over Easter probe

Senior DIG CID Ravi Seneviratne suggests there are several areas that merit further investigations

September 19, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka Pres appoints local panel to probe Channel 4 claim amid foreign inquiry demand

Alleged involvement of Sri Lankan intelligence operatives have already been reported to local courts

September 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence responds to Easter Sunday allegations on UK TV

Says Suresh Sallay was not in the island during the period

September 9, 2023 4 min read

SL cardinal calls for international probe over Easter attack, suspend cops after new revelation

British Channel 4, citing whistle blowers, has said there was plot behind Easter attack

September 7, 2023 3 min read
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Sri Lanka says measures taken to ensure digital security of Indian-funded unique ID project

India-funded Sri Lanka Unique ID project has raised concerns over data privacy

Shihar Aneez
September 6, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka ministers contradict cabinet discussion over Channel 4 Easter Bombing claim

Cabinet Spokesman denies Channel 4 discussion; Labour Minister says Cabinet decided to appoint a panel

September 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet to appoint parliamentary panel over Channel 4 revelation - minister

Analysts have said Easter Sunday attack helped Gotabaya Rajapaksa come into power

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Suresh Sallay complicit in Easter bombings: report

The paper was quoting from an interview with an insider to be aired on Tuesday on Britain's Channel 4

September 4, 2023 3 min read
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