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CRD innovative solutions to assist fight against COVID-19

The Center for Research and Development (CRD) of the Defence Ministry taking a lead in providing much-needed cost effective innovative solutions in assisting the Government’s effort to mitigate the spread of coronavirius in Sri Lanka, showcased a few of its innovations at the Defence Ministry premises, yesterday (May 06).

May 07, 2020


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Defence and Health ministries ready to face COVID – 19

The Defence Ministry together with the Health Ministry has taken all necessary precautions to prevent spreading Corona virus (COVID 19) to protect Sri Lankans who are arriving from COVID-19 hit - countries and also over 20 million of country’s population, which is vulnerable to the virus.

March 11, 2020


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Sri Lanka Navy uses satellite information to nab drug smuggling

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) together with the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) have busted, the biggest ever haul of drugs at sea, stocked in three foreign fishing trawlers with 400 kilograms of heroin and 100 kilograms of the ICE (crystal methamphetamine) during a 25 day long joint operation, yesterday.

March 05, 2020


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Sri Lanka hopes UNHRC would recognise ground realities – Minister Gunawardena

The Government said at today’s UNHRC session that Sri Lanka, in keeping with its consistent policy of continued engagement with the Human Rights Council, wished to respond to the current Report of the High Commissioner and would engage in a constructive discussion with this august assembly today, with the sincere hope that this Council would recognize the realities on the ground.

February 27, 2020


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Over 200,000 security forces personnel to get ‘Virusara’ privilege cards

The Defence Ministry has decided to issue ‘Virusara Privilege Cards’ (VPCs) to over 200,000 security forces personnel, including families of fallen war heroes and disabled soldiers to provide them discounts from public and private sector institutions.

February 27, 2020


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Sri Lanka is committed to achieve goals set on accountability and human rights - Minister Gunawardena

The Government said although it has withdrawn  from co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1 on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’,  Sri Lanka remains committed to achieving the goals set by the people of Sri Lanka on accountability and human rights, towards sustainable peace and reconciliation.

February 26, 2020


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LTTE terrorism defeated militarily but few Tamil politicians still propagate its ideology – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said although the Sri Lankan military had completely defeated LTTE terrorism militarily 10-years ago, the challenge of defeating its separatist ideology still remained as some Tamil politicians were attempting to propagate it in the minds of Tamil people.

February 25, 2020


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Govt briefs UNHRC President on decision to withdraw from Resolution 40/1

Foreign Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha affirmed the Human Rights Council (HRC) President Ambassador Elisabeth Fisslberger on the  Sri Lankan Government’s decision to withdraw from its co-sponsorship of resolution 40/1.

February 23, 2020


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Turkey looks forward in sharing SL’s experiences in countering terrorism

Turkey looks forward in sharing Sri Lanka’s experiences in combating terrorism and enhancing intelligence sharing in a combined effort to combat violent fundamental extremism.

February 17, 2020


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Govt. strongly objected US’s travel ban on Army Chief

The Government has conveyed Sri Lanka’s strong objections on the imposition of travel restrictions on Sri Lanka’s Acting Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Lt. Gen.Shavendra Silva and immediate family, today.

February 16, 2020