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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


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Defence Secretary praises Met Dept. for accurate weather forecast than earlier

The Meteorology Department is to get new equipment, analytical software and systems for accurate weather forecasts soon, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

June 29, 2020


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Sri Lanka will be a just and safe country for all communities to live - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne assured to form a society free of drugs menace, underworld activities, organized crimes and extortion for all communities to live in a just and safe country in the future.

June 16, 2020


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Police acted on court orders and quarantine law to disperse protesters - Defence Secretary

Police, which had taken the protesters of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) into custody, had acted on a court order and also under the provisions of the quarantine law which was strictly enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus, Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

June 11, 2020


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Japanese Govt. praises Sri Lankan military’s role in combating coronavirus

The Japanese Government has commended the role of the military and Police in supporting the health authorities to combat coronavirus in the country.

April 24, 2020


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Military and Police proved their professionalism and expertise in handling coronavirus mitigation – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Tri-Forces and Police had proved their professionalism and expertise by supporting the Government efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.

April 17, 2020


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No decision to declare complete lockdown – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said considering the present situation related to COVID-19 in the country, the government had not taken a decision to announce a complete lockdown during the next week.

April 04, 2020


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Defence Ministry urges public to heed to curfew law

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Government was re-imposing islandwide curfew to restrict public movements and also gatherings to keep spreading of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at bay to ensure public safety and health.

March 23, 2020


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Defence Ministry calls for more public support to fight against COVID-19

While strictly warning rumour mongers to avoid making misleading statements using the cyber space to create unnecessary tension among people over the Government’s efforts to mitigate coronavirus or COVID – 19, Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne has requested all Sri Lankans, including those who are living abroad, to support Government’s efforts to contain coronavirus outbreak by being indoors and following the advices given by the Health and Defence ministries.

March 19, 2020