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Why is UNHRC overlooking report by Colonel Anthony Gash (British Defense Advisor)

Lt. Col. Anthony Gash was UK’s defense attaché to the British High Commission in Colombo from Feb2007 to Jun2009. He sent secret reports to the UK (upto 26 April 2009) which the UK Govt classified as ‘secret’.

January 23, 2020


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Popularising cadetting vital to produce disciplined citizens - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said popularising cadetting in schools could produce disciplined and law abiding citizens.

January 23, 2020


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Defence Secretary requests Police to be committed to control drug menace

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged Police to be committed to control drug menace and organised crimes by implementing effective strategies. 

 

January 23, 2020


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Govt. to bring new laws to combat emerging cyber crimes

The Defence Ministry is to introduce new laws to stop publishing defamatory posts and comments on social media and also a mechanism for immediate removal of ethnically and religiously sensitive posts that spread hatred via social media networks.

January 22, 2020


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'Police Grievance Day' to resolve Police and public issues

The Police Grievance Day to find solutions to public complaints on Police and pending administrative issues and problems among Police personnel will be held at the Suhurupaya in Battaramulla on January 29.

January 21, 2020


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Indomitable frigate of the deep blue sea

Over the past decade, the Sri Lanka Navy has steadily enhanced her fleet and her deep sea patrolling capability. I went onboard the magnificent frigate class advanced offshore patrol vessel SLNS Parakramabahu. Cruising at a speed of 25 knots, skimming through the waves she is indeed the queen of the naval fleet. The view from her formidable defensive bridge and deck is simply amazing.

January 20, 2020


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Govt. lifts ban on civilian drone operations

The Government, which lifted the ban on civilian drones, yesterday, is to introduce new regulations on drone operations, which was banned in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attack in mid-April, last year.

January 18, 2020


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Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris assumed duties as VC of KDU

Maj. Gen. Milinda Peiris RWP RSP USP LOM ndc psc MPhil(Ind) PGDM, who is an eminent senior officer of the Sri Lanka Army, assumed duties as the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) on January 16, 2020.

January 17, 2020


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Russia pledges to enhance defence ties with Sri Lanka

Russian Government, which commended the on-going military operations to handle security issues in the country, has agreed to enhance defence and counter-terrorism cooperation between two countries.

January 16, 2020


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Defence Secretary directs to expedite ‘Sandahiru Seya’ constructions

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has directed Security Forces officers, who have been assigned to construct the country’s fourth largest pagoda -the Sandahiru Seya - to expedite the balance work.

January 16, 2020