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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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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

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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