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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


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Sri Lanka strongly objects US imposing travel ban on Army Chief

While strongly objecting to the imposition of travel restrictions on Army Commander Lt. Gen. Silva and his immediate family by the US, the Government has requested the US to verify the authenticity of the sources of information and to review its decision.

February 14, 2020


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Timelines evolved externally would hinder process of reconciliation - Sri Lanka’s envoy tell the UN Security Council

The Government has informed the UN that ‘timelines evolved externally in achieving stated objectives would only seek to hinder the process of reconciliation since they would be bereft of ground realities’.

February 14, 2020


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Ranaviru Sewa Authority to be upgraded to a ‘one-stop-shop’

Says providing services for war hero and disables soldiers will be extended to districts.

February 13, 2020


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SL has an important role to play in maintaining peace and stability in the region- Pakistani Air Force Chief

Pakistan Air Force Chief Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said Sri Lanka had an important role to play in maintaining peace and stability in the region and pledged to support strengthening intelligence sharing.

February 10, 2020


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Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage appointed as DG Institute of National Security Studies

Admiral Professor Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as the Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies of Sri Lanka.

February 10, 2020


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Pakistan pledges fullest support to intelligence sharing with SL

Pakistan assured its fullest support to Sri Lanka to combat drug trafficking, terrorism and extremist activities through intelligence sharing.

January 31, 2020


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Defence Ministry to regularize private security agencies

The Defence Ministry will regularize private security services by introducing minimum wage for security guards, registration of new security firms and renewal of licenses.

January 29, 2020


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President Rajapaksa denies saying 20,000 missing are dead

The President's Office has denied media reports quoting President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as saying that 20,000 listed as missing are dead, today.

 

January 25, 2020


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Defence Ministry to upgrade Police Hospital with dialysis facilities

Fulfilling a long-felt need, the Defence Ministry will provide extra dialysis facilities, adequate medical and minor staff to the Police Hospital at Narahenpita.

January 24, 2020