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Cleansing corrupt prison system, the top priority – Prisons Commissioner General Upuldeniya

With the final nod received from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to make prisons free of corruption, the newly appointed Commissioner General of Prisons, Thushara Upuldeniya said he and his team of officials would take strict measures to curb deep-rooted corruption to overhaul the 200-years-old prison system to give it a new look.

June 29, 2020


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Prompt interventions by military helped to reduce coronavirus impact in Sri Lanka- Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the prompt interventions made by the military and Police with the support of the intelligence agencies, the impact of coronavirus, compared to other countries, has reduced to a greater extent in Sri Lanka with a significantly low death toll.

April 17, 2020


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Interview done by All India Radio and Doordharshan with Acting Chief of Defence Staff

Interview done by All India Radio and Doordharshan with Acting Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army and Head of the National Operational Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva by its Special Correspondent Santosh Kumar on contribution of Sri Lankan military to combat coronavirus pandemic.

April 16, 2020