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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
“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
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
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