The Defence Ministry has decided to take legal action against those who are spreading rumors and posting false and mislleadinf information via social media platforms and other digital media sites on coronavirus to create panic among people.
Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne arrived in India on an invitation by that country to attend the 11th ‘DEFEXPO-2020’, in Lucknow.
General Oleg Salyukov, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Forces of the Russian Federation, a combat veteran with 45 years in service and decorated with orders and 9 medals will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday (3) on a five-day long goodwill tour at the invitation of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, acting Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.
Philippine Navy ships 'Remon Alcaraz' and 'Davao Delsur' arrived at the Colombo Port on a three-day goodwill visit today (26th January 2020).
A week long general amnesty has been declared, today, to Tri-Forces absentees, enabling them to receive a discharge or to rejoin and continue their national service to the country.
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the acting Chief of Defence Staff by his Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with effect from January 01, 2020.
Brig. Chandana Wickramasinghe RWP RSP psc MA (IR) assumed duties as the new Director of the Defence Ministry Media Centre in Colpetty, Colombo 3, today.