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STF has a major role in countering extremism and combating organised crimes - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Special Task Force (STF) has a major role to play in countering extremism and organised crimes, including drug mafia.

May 29, 2020


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President appoints PTF under Defence Secretary to preserve archaeological sites in East


A Presidential Task Force (PTF) will be appointed under the Defence Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to take measures to preserve them, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said  today.


 

May 22, 2020


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Army engages in flood relief efforts

In addition to their commitments to ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country, Sri Lanka Army troops have stepped up providing flood relief for affected communities island-wide.

May 22, 2020


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Navy refutes media speculations over spread of coronavirus at Welisara Naval Base

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, who has totally denied certain media reports related to skepticism over navy cluster, which is still active at the Welisara complex, said the SLN had taken all measures when deploying sailors to control the spread of coronavirus.

May 21, 2020


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I will not hesitate to withdraw SL from int’l orgnisations that continue to harass war heroes- President Rajapaksa

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he would not hesitate to withdraw Sri Lanka from any international organization that continued to make baseless allegations and harass Sri Lankan security forces.

May 19, 2020


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No truth in extremist threats to Sri Lanka – Defence Secretary

The Defence Ministry urged the public not to be misled by certain posts circulating on social media platforms regarding threats posed in Sri Lanka by extremist elements

May 19, 2020


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President’s Ranaviru Day Message

I write this message with utmost contentment and pride to pay homage to the valiant war heroes who defeated separatist terrorism and brought peace and harmony to the country.

May 19, 2020


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Govt. will not allow any force to destabilise hard earned peace - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Government, under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, would not allow any force to become a threat to the national security.

May 19, 2020


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Defence Ministry instructs Security Forces to follow quarantine law to prevent gatherings in North

Defence Ministry has instructed Security Forces in the North to take necessary actions to prevent holding any gatherings or meetings in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu under the Quarantine law to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

May 18, 2020


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Donating day’s salary to Govt. is not applicable to Armed Forces and Police

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said donating a day’s salary to the Government to overcome the existing financial constraints due to coronavirus pandemic is not applicable to Tri-Forces, Police and Civil Defence Services personnel.

May 17, 2020