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The ‘Defence Review 2020’ launched

Citing the ‘Defence Review 2020’ launched by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) today (Jan 27), Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said, addressing of several key thematic areas related to National Security including health, environmental and maritime security has set out an ideal opportunity to probe further into the core of the issue, with special reference to Non-Traditional Threats and Transnational Crimes, that are known to be the major concerns in the current context.

January 27, 2021


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Army and CSD to produce bricks for Deegawapiya Stupa restoration

Since the Deegawapiya Stupa restoration project demands 30,000 tailor-made standard bricks per day, we have set up a system to produce bricks through the military and Civil Security Department (CSD), said Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) today (26 Jan).

 

January 26, 2021


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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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Defence Secretary attends a ceremony at Thurstan College

Hon.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open a conserved building

January 12, 2021


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New Asst. Indian DA meets Defence Secretary

The recently appointed Assistant Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka, Lt. Col. Puneet Sushil made a call on the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry, today (Jan 08).

January 08, 2021


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'Deegawapiya Trust Fund' received 1.6 million

South Korean-based ‘Sri Lankarama Buddhist Association’ donated a cheque worth of Rs 1.6 million to the Deegawapiya Trust Fund at the Defence Ministry today (Jan 08).

January 08, 2021


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Bangladesh Defence Attaché meets Defence Secretary

The Bangladesh Defence Attaché of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, Commodore Md Shafiul Bari met the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry today (Jan 05).

January 05, 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