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‘Paathalayo’ and ‘Gotabaya’ English version presented to President

The launching ceremony of the English translation of the book titled ‘Gotabaya’, and ‘Paathalayo’ a Sinhala novel based on real underworld episodes authored by Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne was held to coincide his 59th birthday at the Kularathne Hall in Ananda College, Colombo last evening (Sep 6).

September 07, 2020


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Fund to be set up to renovate Deegawapiya Stupa, soon - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Deegawapiya Trust Fund would be established to expedite renovation of Deegawapiya Stupa, an ancient Buddhist sacred shrine and an archaeological site in the Ampara District.

August 29, 2020


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Early disaster identification system will be implemented soon- Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said a new system would be implemented to identify and manage disasters before they struck to prevent massive damages to properties and human lives.

August 26, 2020


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STF called to beef up security in prisons from today - Defence Secretary

The Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said the Police Special Task Force (STF) had deployed in outer perimeters of the Welikada Prison and Colombo Remand Prison to strengthen security  from tomorrow (Aug 24).

 

August 24, 2020


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President pledges to protect Sri Lanka's sovereignty without succumbing to any force

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that he will take the country towards prosperity while safeguarding the people and protecting the sovereignty of the country without succumbing to any force.

August 20, 2020


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Measures to be taken to prevent land grabs

Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Minister Chamal Rajapaksa assumed duties

August 17, 2020


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Security and defence crucial for country’s development – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said national security and defence were paramount for country's development.

August 15, 2020


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Defence Ministry comes under President Rajapaksa's purview

While retaining the Defence Ministry under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's purview, he has appointed MP Chamal Rajapaksa as the State Minister  during the swearing-in ceremony held at the historic Magul Maduwa (Audience Hall) of the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, today (Aug 12).

August 12, 2020


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Thirty five State institutions under purview of Defence Ministry

Thirty five State institutions have been brought under the purview of the Defence Ministry and Internal Security, Home Affairs and Disaster Management State Ministry by the new Gazette Notification issued this week.

August 11, 2020


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Sri Lanka’s success on mitigating Coronavirus outbreak a collective effort – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said Sri Lanka would be the only nation in the world that deployed the intelligence service successfully to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus outbreak.

August 02, 2020