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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


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Govt. sets up a National Authority to ensure safe use of industrial chemicals

The government has established a National Authority under the Defence Ministry to ensure safe use of Scheduled Chemicals in the industrial sector without hindering their proper functioning’’ Defence Ministry Secretary Maj. Gen.(Rtd) Kamal Gunaratne said.

December 03, 2019


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Secretary pays homage to the Sacred Relics at Kandy

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil visited kandy to pay homage to the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth), today (30 November 2019 ). The Secretary was received by the Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa, Nilanga Dela Bandara and was accompanied to the inner chamber for the religious formalities.

November 30, 2019


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Secretary meets Prime Minister at Temple Trees

Making his first formal visit upon assumption of duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne WWV RWP RSP USP ndc psc MPhil paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at temple Trees, Colombo 03, Yesterday evening (29 November 2019).

November 30, 2019


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Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa appointed as new State Minister of Defence

Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, M.P. has been appointed as the State Minister of Defence by His Excellency the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, today (27 November 2019).

November 27, 2019


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7th Executive President His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The newly elect President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as the 7th Executive President at a swearing-in ceremony held at the Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura, today (18 November 2019). He took oaths before the Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya.

November 18, 2019


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President declares open Navy produced RO water treatment plant at the Institute of Theravada

A Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment plant installed by the Sri Lanka Navy at the International Institute of Theravada in Karuwalagaswewa, Anamaduwa was declared open by the President on Friday (15 November).

November 16, 2019