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Defence Secretary reviews Sandahiru Seya project deadlines

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) directed all stakeholders, who have been assigned to construct Sandahiru Seya to comply with the work schedule in order to meet the deadline.

January 24, 2021


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Former glory of Deegawapiya Stupa at the naked eye view will be a reality soon – Defence Secretary

Unlike futile attempts launched previously, we will see the former glory of Deegawapiya Stupa this time, pledged Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) while addressing media at the Defence Ministry yesterday (Jan 13).

January 14, 2021


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No acquisition of state sector institutions by military - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said the driving license printing project taken over by the Army was a temporary measure following a cabinet decision to save state funds.

January 04, 2021


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Nobody would be allowed to take up arms – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said yesterday (Dec 31, 2020), there is no room for separatism and extremism during next year (2021) since we have taken steps to thwart such attempts.

 

January 01, 2021


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Col. G.W. Rajapakse was my role model – Defence Secretary

Mentioning the names of all military leaders from Ananda College who led the Sri Lankan war against terrorists at the forefront to see an end in 2009, starting from the current President, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said, they all were students of Late Brevet Col. G.W. Rajapakse, who was an exemplary character in school.

January 01, 2021


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President's New Year Message

The dawn of the New Year motivates us to move towards a new meaningful height in life while providing opportunity to clearly understand the challenges we face at each passing moment. We welcome the year 2021 with positive attitudes, determination and absolute commitment.

January 01, 2021


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Secretary Defence Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne elevated to the rank of ‘General’

Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd), the Secretary Defence, has been promoted to the rank of General by His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa; a short while ago (Dec 28).

 

 

December 28, 2020


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Christmas Day Message

Christmas is a noble religious event in the Christian calendar, associated with the birth of Lord Jesus Christ, which inspires the devotion of millions of Christians in God around the world and second only to the Easter. It exemplifies the noble values that make up the foundation of civilized human society such as peace, love, kindness, coexistence and compassion that Lord Jesus Christ preached and demonstrated by practice. From a social perspective, Christmas is also a joyous occasion for Christian families to get together, exchange gifts, forget enmity and renew bonds.

December 25, 2020


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Defence Secretary pledged extensive operations to curb illegal drug ring in 2021

Operations to curb illegal drug ring in the island would be further strengthened during next year (2021), said Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (Dec 22). 

December 22, 2020


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We are lucky to have a ‘PHI’ and a ‘Midwife’ to each house in the Country - Defence Secretary

We are very lucky as Sri Lankans to have a Public Health Inspector (PHI) and a Midwife to each household in the country, said the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).

December 19, 2020


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Drive your men to safeguard people from any threat either manmade or natural disaster - Defence Secretary

Military leaders are expected to perform in all spheres possible as they do today, said the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).

December 19, 2020


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Defence Secretary assured fresh hopes for Ayagama folks under landslide threat

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne who arrived at the Ayagama landslide prone area assured the mitigation of landslide hazards for folks under landslide threat while inaugurating a Rs. 418 million worth project mooted to mitigate the landslide risk today (Dec 17).

December 17, 2020


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International virtual symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction concluded at BMICH

International virtual symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction (MHEW and DRR: 2020) held for three days concluded yesterday (Dec 16) at  Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

December 17, 2020


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Defence Secretary reviews ‘Deegawapi Stupa’ restoration progress

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne reviewed the progress of the Deegawapi Stupa restoration while convening a meeting with the Presidential Task Force  (PTF) members and the stakeholder institutions at the Defence Ministry today (Dec 16).

December 16, 2020


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Be accountable for assets maintained from the public money - Defence Secretary

More you reach higher in the ladder; the more you are expected to act responsibly, said Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne.

December 13, 2020