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Plans are afoot to renovate Deegawapiya Stupa

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne held a discussion with Maha Sanga about the proposed renovations of sacred Deegawapiya Stupa at the Defence Ministry yesterday (Oct 16).

October 17, 2020

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Indian Defence Advisor Meets Defence Secretary

Indian Defence Adviser in Sri Lanka Capt. Vikas Sood met Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, at the Ministry today (Oct 09).

October 09, 2020

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State Sector, Tri Forces and Police involved mechanism to curb deforestation - Defence Secretary

Raising concerns into the widespread illegal forest resources degradation in Vanni, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said it was saddened to say that its effects largely impact not only to the Vanni area, but to the entire country in general.


October 01, 2020

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Scouting must be promoted to safeguard the younger generation – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said, by realizing how much scouting can do, one must exert every effort to promote the spirit of scouting into the Sri Lankan community.

September 26, 2020

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‘Paathalayo’ and ‘Gotabaya’ English version presented to President

The launching ceremony of the English translation of the book titled ‘Gotabaya’, and ‘Paathalayo’ a Sinhala novel based on real underworld episodes authored by Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne was held to coincide his 59th birthday at the Kularathne Hall in Ananda College, Colombo last evening (Sep 6).

September 07, 2020

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Fund to be set up to renovate Deegawapiya Stupa, soon - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Deegawapiya Trust Fund would be established to expedite renovation of Deegawapiya Stupa, an ancient Buddhist sacred shrine and an archaeological site in the Ampara District.

August 29, 2020

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Early disaster identification system will be implemented soon- Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said a new system would be implemented to identify and manage disasters before they struck to prevent massive damages to properties and human lives.

August 26, 2020

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STF called to beef up security in prisons from today - Defence Secretary

The Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Police Special Task Force (STF) had deployed in outer perimeters of the Welikada Prison and Colombo Remand Prison to strengthen security  from tomorrow (Aug 24).


August 24, 2020

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No space for terrorism again - Defence Secretary

Those who propagate separatism were trying to revamp terrorism but the Government would not leave space for anyone to take national security into task, Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

July 12, 2020

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Defence Secretary assures to complete reconstruction work of St. Anthony’s Shrine soon

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne, who visited the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, today (July 1), has taken swift measures to strengthen security and also assured to complete the balance reconstruction work of the Shrine, which was badly damaged due to the Easter Sunday bomb attack, soon.

July 01, 2020