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Military Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Owing to the highest efficiency in the implementation of any emergency response plan by the military and the police, the government of Sri Lanka has succeeded in countering three major clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks (commonly called waves by the general public) since the WHO declared a global pandemic since 11 March 2020.

October 27, 2020


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Restoration of Mihindu Maha Stupa, Mihindu Cave and Relics House

The restoration work of the Mihindu Maha Stupa, Mihindu Cave, and Relic house commenced yesterday evening (Oct 24) at the Mihintale Temple sacred area, under the directives of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and with the contribution of Mahamevanawa Buddhist Monastery pool presided by Ven Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero.

October 25, 2020


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‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration project launching ceremony postponed.

The foundation stone laying ceremony scheduled to be held on 22 Oct in view of Deegawapi Stupa restoration project at the sacred Deegawapi premises was postponed due to an unavoidable circumstance.

October 21, 2020


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‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration project inaugurates tomorrow (22nd Oct)

The foundation stone laying for the scheduled ‘Deegawapiya Stupa’ restoration process will be commenced auspiciously under the guidance of the Chief Prelate of Sacred Deegawapiya Temple Ven. Mahaoya Sobitha Thero at the Deegawapiya premises tomorrow (22 Oct).

October 21, 2020


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Legal actions to prevent land grabs - Defence Secretary

There is no room for land grabs in the country in future and legal actions would be implemented against persons involved in such unlawful acts, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said referring to past unlawful land grab practices.

October 15, 2020


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Defence Secretary’s Media Conference Held at the Ministry on 5th Oct 2020

The State Ministry of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management organized a conference to address the Government Agents/District Secretaries in Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces on Oct 1, 2020.

October 05, 2020


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An avenue for war veterans and their families to resolve issues

Addressing war veteran families at the 2nd phase of ‘War Veterans Mobile Service’ (WVMS), held in Saliyapura, Anuradhapura today (Oct 3), Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said a ‘Public Division’ will be established at the State Ministry of Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management to mediate and facilitate their issues associated with Divisional Secretariats/District Secretariats and Grama Niladaris.

October 03, 2020


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State Sector, Tri Forces and Police involved mechanism to curb deforestation - Defence Secretary

Raising concerns into the widespread illegal forest resources degradation in Vanni, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said it was saddened to say that its effects largely impact not only to the Vanni area, but to the entire country in general.

 

October 01, 2020


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Our children are the future of the nation - President

His Excellency the President in his World Children’s Day message said our children are the future of the nation.

October 01, 2020


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Scouting must be promoted to safeguard the younger generation – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, by realizing how much scouting can do, one must exert every effort to promote the spirit of scouting into the Sri Lankan community.

September 26, 2020


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We expect UN to place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of states – President tells UN High – Level Meeting

We expect the United Nation will place due emphasis on non-interference in domestic affairs of other states, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in a pre-recorded statement at the High-Level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary  of the United Nations today (21).

September 22, 2020


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Govt. seeks public support in curbing organised crimes

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has sought public support to curb organised crimes, which has given a top priority in the government vision to make a safe and secure nation.

September 12, 2020


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Integrated government mechanism is vital – Defence Secretary

Public Administration, Planning Services, Accounting Service, Tri-Forces, Police, Prisons Customs etc. should be integrated into a unique government mechanism system while eliminating corruption in the system,  Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, today (11).

September 11, 2020


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Govt. to seek regional support to extinguish fire of MT New Diamond

While taking necessary measures to extinguish fire on MT New Diamond and getting ready to manage a possible oil spill, the government is to seek support from regional countries if necessary.

September 04, 2020


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Police to be reformed soon - State Minister Chamal Rajapaksa

State Ministry of Internal Security is to introduce reforms into the Police service after reviewing the report submitted by former Police Chief N.K.Illangakoon.

September 02, 2020