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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


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Japanese maritime ship 'Harusame' on a three-day goodwill mission in SL

Making a three-day goodwill visit, the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ship “DD-102 Harusame” arrived to Sri Lanka, today (10 December).

December 10, 2019


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New Chairman appointed to Ranaviruseva Authority

Major General (Rtd) Nandana Senadeera has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Ranaviruseva Authority.

December 10, 2019


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Defence Secretary visits new Army HQ

Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne visited the new Army Headquarters Complex Akuregoda in Pelawatta, Battaramulla, today (09 December).

December 09, 2019