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Secretary Chairs Meeting with Police Narcotic Bureau Officers

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, chaired a special meeting with senior officers of the Police Narcotic Bureau at the Ministry, today (22 November 2019).

November 22, 2019


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6th Asia-Pacific Symposium concludes successfully

The 06th Asia-Pacific Symposium concluded successfully at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo on Thursday (21st November 2019).

November 22, 2019


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Assumption of duties by the New Secretary Defence

The newly appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil, assumed office during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (20 November 2019).

November 20, 2019


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General. (Rtd) S.H.S Kottegoda WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc hands over his duties today (19/11/2019) on a very high note at the Ministry of Defence

In the weeks after the April 21st Easter Sunday attacks and in the aftermath of communal disputes working to restore normalcy was the immediate and foremost responsibility of a nation.

November 19, 2019


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New Army Headquarters Complex to be declared open tomorrow

The Sri Lanka Army will move into a new Headquarters complex built (within the Defence Complex) in Sri Jayawardenapura, on Friday (08 November). President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the new Army HQ complex during a ceremony, tomorrow morning.  

November 07, 2019


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‘Galle Dialogue- 2019’ International Maritime Conference begins in Colombo

The ‘Galle Dialogue- 2019’, the 10th Annual International Maritime Conference of the Sri Lanka Navy commenced in Colombo, today (21st October).

October 21, 2019


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Notify The Public Not To Get Misled By Rumours

There was a rumour spreading, about a bomb in Keppetipola Maha Vidyalaya at Miriswatta in Gampaha and in St. Mary's Church at Mattakkuliya in Modara in the morning today (16th October).

October 16, 2019


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70th anniversary Army Day parade held at Galle Face

The main ceremonial parade of the 70th Army Day conducted at the Galle Face promenade saw a column of two thousand troops, dressed in their respective regalia march proudly with their regimental flags and present salute to their Commander.

October 11, 2019


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Chinese Vice Minister of Cyberspace Administration meets State Minister

A Chinese delegation led by the Vice Minister of Cyberspace Administration of China, H.E. Yang Xiaowei, met the State Minister of Defence and Minister of Mass Media, Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene at the Ministry on Wednesday (09 October).

October 10, 2019


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Simulated Maritime Search and Rescue operation using SLAF helicopter

A simulated Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operation, utilizing a MI 17 trooper version helicopter was carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Navy, on Monday (07 October).

October 09, 2019