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Sunday, 16 January 2011





Marriage Proposals
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The outgoing Navy Commander Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe hands over the sword to the newly appointed Navy Commander D.W.A.S. Dissanayake after he relinquished his duties yesterday as Navy Commander. Vice Admiral Somathilaka Dissanayake assumed duties as the 17th Commander of the Navy after a brief ceremony held at the Navy Headquarters.
Pic: Sudath Nishantha

Ending arms,human smuggling biggest challenge - New Commander

The biggest challenge faced by the Sri Lanka Navy is preventing the threat posed to the country from the sea by way of arms and human smuggling, drug trafficking and other illegal sea operations without allowing those elements to raise their heads again, said Vice Admiral Somathilaka Dissanayake.

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SLAF helps rescue flood victims

On January 9 around 3.30 pm Bell 212 pilots reached Ampara Air Force base. They were ready for a daring mission on the orders from their superiors at the Sri Lanka Air Force headquarters.

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Outgoing Navy Commander Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe:

Training and professionalism took him to the top

Quality training and professionalism were the key factors behind Admiral Thisara Samrasinghes’s success during his Naval career to reach the highest rung in the Sri Lanka Navy as the 16th Commander and to retire as an Admiral completing 36 and a half years of service.

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Irregularities at orphanage come to light:

Nobody’s children

Several orphanages in the Anuradhapura district have come under the scrutiny of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) following complaints made by the public against the Awathiwedhi orphanage at Anuradhapura.

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