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Popularising cadetting vital to produce disciplined citizens - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said popularising cadetting in schools could produce disciplined and law abiding citizens.

January 23, 2020


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Govt. to bring new laws to combat emerging cyber crimes

The Defence Ministry is to introduce new laws to stop publishing defamatory posts and comments on social media and also a mechanism for immediate removal of ethnically and religiously sensitive posts that spread hatred via social media networks.

January 22, 2020


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Defend your children from drug abuse - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne requested the parents to be more vigilant about their children to protect them from drug menace, which was given a high priority to curb with the assistance of specially formed law enforcement units.

January 14, 2020


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President emphasized the need to prevent brain drain to achieve rapid development

The President made these remarks addressing the Convocation of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University held at the BMICH, today (10)

January 11, 2020


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Norwegian Ambassador meets Defence Secretary

The Ambassador of Norway Trine Jøranli Eskedal made a call on the Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today (08 January).

January 08, 2020


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Hayleys Group donates 10,000 pairs of rubber gloves to Environmental Police

Supporting the Government's initiative to conserve environment Dipped Products PLC (DPPLC), which is functioning under the Hayleys Group, handed over a stock of rubber gloves to the Police Environmental Protection Division (PEPD) at a function held at the Defence Ministry, today.

January 07, 2020


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Defence Secretary reviews work of CSD branch at Kollupitiya

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today (07) made an inspection visit to the Defence Ministry’s Civil Security and Development (CSD) branch at Kollupitiya in Colombo 3.

January 07, 2020


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Govt. wants to create a more disciplined and lawful country - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the government wanted to create a more disciplined and lawful country under the guidance of the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

January 01, 2020


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Govt. gives top priority to restore national security – Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government had given top priority to restore national security to ensure investor confidence and also safety for tourists.

December 21, 2019


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Bringing disaster management under Defence Ministry’s purview, forms a quick disaster response strategy in a calamity - Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. Gunaratne

Defence Secretary  Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne emphasising the urgent need for a holistic precautionary approach for disaster management, said bringing disaster management stake holders within the purview of Defence Ministry would facilitate the coordination and cohesiveness at all levels.

December 17, 2019