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Thirty five State institutions under purview of Defence Ministry

Thirty five State institutions have been brought under the purview of the Defence Ministry and Homeland Security, Internal Affairs and Disaster Management State Ministry by the new Gazette Notification issued this week.

August 11, 2020


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Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as 13th Premier of Sri Lanka

Former President and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa  was sworn in as the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara this morning.

August 09, 2020


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Sri Lanka’s success on mitigating Coronavirus outbreak a collective effort – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said Sri Lanka would be the only nation in the world that deployed the intelligence service successfully to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus outbreak.

August 02, 2020


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Hajj a festival to embrace spirit of peaceful coexistence - President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his message on Hajj Festival today (August 01) has stated that Hajj festival this year would be an occasion for all Muslims to embrace the greatness of Allah and the spirit of peaceful coexistence.

 

August 01, 2020


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Govt. curbs man-made threats by imposing tough law enforcement - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said although mitigating natural disasters were difficult, the Government had taken all initiatives to curb man-made threats by imposing a strict law enforcement mechanism in the recent past.

July 31, 2020


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Arch child soldier recruiter Adele Balasingham still living in UK, a challenge UK faces - Lord Naseby

All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group President Lord Michael Naseby said United Kingdom faced a challenge as Adele Balasingham, who was the arch recruiter and trainer of the now defunct LTTE’s child soldiers, was still residing comfortably in the UK.

July 31, 2020


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China, Sri Lanka’s historical ally in many fronts - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said historical relationship between China and Sri Lanka had been growing on the mutual trust built on pillars of political, economic, cultural, educational and most importantly in defence  over the years.

July 31, 2020


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Secure and safe environment for children a must - Defence Secretary

“Children need to be safeguarded from all forms of abuse and it is a must that we create a secure and safe environment for children”, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

July 27, 2020


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Defence Secretary praises military medics' support in fighting against coronavirus

Dedicated and fearlessly committed, military medical teams had assisted the government by conducting quarantine program well to mitigate the spread of coronavirus outbreak in the country, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

July 23, 2020


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Defence diplomacy and cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan are getting stronger - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said defence diplomacy and cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan had been growing from strength to strength through mutual trust built on political, economic, cultural and educational relationships between two countries.

July 22, 2020